Boca Raton Museum Of Art Presents 32nd Annual Museum Art Festival At Mizner


Staff report

All types of art from around the country will be showcased at Mizner Park once again during the 32nd Annual Museum Art Festival.

Presented by the Boca Raton Museum of Art, the festival returns on Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 3-4 from 10:00 am until 5:00 pm. Admission is complimentary and free parking is available in the garages at Mizner Park.

“More than 200 artists from around the United States will be in this year’s festival.  Our goal is to select the highest caliber of art and present it in the spectacular outdoor setting of Mizner Park,” Irvin Lippman, Executive Director, Boca Raton Museum of Art said. “It’s a wonderful way to invite the public to experience a great day looking at art at Mizner Park.”

He said the event features artists who have been coming back for the past three decades.

“It is an interactive family event,” he said.

In order to achieve that high caliber, the museum selects artists through a jurying process.

During the festival, participants’ work is again judged by two local, nationally-acclaimed artists – Carol Prusa and Brenda Zappitell – who decide which of the exhibitors will receive a portion of the $12,000 prize money. The judging will take place during Art Festival hours on Saturday and nine Merit awards of $1,000 and one Best-In-Show award of $3,000 will be bestowed.

Zappitell, an abstract painter and Delray Beach resident, has participated in the festival before. Now, she is a judge.

“I am looking forward to experiencing the diversity of work and mediums presented  at the festival,” she said. “It is always exciting to see the talented artists in the community and beyond that this show brings to Boca Raton.”

Admission to the Boca Raton Museum of Art is free during the art festival courtesy of PNC Bank. On view at the Boca Raton Museum of Art during the festival will be Alex Katz: Small Paintings, Regarding George Ohr: Contemporary Ceramics in the Spirit of the Mad Potter, and Contemporary Photography Forum.For additional information