This Year’s Fourth Annual Dania Beach Arts and Seafood Celebration is the ultimate destination for people and families of all ages seeking live performance entertainment. This rapidly expanding event has added the first ever Street Art Jam Competition to this year’s celebration.
“We are excited to add this new and hip element to the celebration and really foster our local artistic talent,” states Al Huggins, organizer of the competition.
This year’s added Street Art Jam brings together six of the area’s most well-known street artists to showcase their artistic talent competing for bragging rights and cash prizes including up to $1200.00. The city of Dania Beach Creative Arts Council will host three contestants each day over the two-day event to paint a skate ramp at the newly-constructed skate park at Frost Park in Dania Beach located at 300 NE 2nd Street. Crowd support will be utilized to assist the judges in choosing a winner, so be sure to cheer on your favorite.
Among the competitors is Marcos Conde, an artist born in Lima, Peru, now living and working in South Florida as an illustrator, graphic designer and visual artist. There are no artists in his family nor has he received a formal art education but rather, art became a part of his life in his early twenties, as a therapeutic method to counteract years of drug abuse. “Since then, I continued self-study and practice to develop my body of work. The surreal paintings I create aim to develop a sense of movement, energy and emotion,” states Conde. The mediums he uses are Oil, Acrylic & Spray Paint. Marcos has exhibited in the Orlando Museum of Art, and different venues in West Palm Beach, Ft. Lauderdale, and Miami.
The Dania Beach Arts and Seafood Celebration takes place at Frost Park located at 300 NE 2nd Street in Dania Beach and takes place from 10 am to 7pm on both days.