ArtLit 2024 Celebrates Caribbean Culture

Broward County Library (BCL) is thrilled to announce the partnership with the Louise Bennett Heritage Council for ArtLit 2024, a signature event that brings the vibrant creativity of the Caribbean to impress, entertain, and enlighten. Taking place from 10:30 AM to 3 PM on Saturday, February 10, 2024, at Lauderhill Central Park Library, located at 3810 NW 11th Place, Lauderhill, 33311, the event promises a fusion of Jamaican, Haitian, and Trinidadian Tobagonian cultures.

ArtLit 2024 Celebrates Caribbean Culture

ArtLit 2024 celebrates its seventh anniversary as a free community event, offering a delightful array of art and literature experiences for all ages. This year’s edition delves into the rich Caribbean heritage with live music, art exhibitions, spoken word performances, and interactive activities in collaboration with local businesses, government agencies, and crafters.

As part of the festivities, the Louise Bennett Heritage Council will curate a selection of Jamaican cultural performances, adding an authentic touch to the event. Attendees can immerse themselves in the spirit of the Caribbean with activities such as live music showcases, captivating storytelling sessions, and dynamic performances. Additionally, festival-goers can indulge in a variety of free activities, including board games like Ludo, Do Say Dat, and Mancala, face painting, henna art, Caribbean-themed virtual reality experiences, dance instruction, and photo opportunities with Super Reader and Princess Reads a Lot.

ArtLit 2024 promises to be a day of cultural celebration, fostering community engagement and appreciation for the diverse artistic expressions of the Caribbean. Join us for an unforgettable experience that captures the essence of the region’s creativity and vitality. For more information, please contact 954-357-7833.

Attendees will also have the opportunity to enjoy some special ‘birthday treats’ celebrating the 50th anniversary of the formation of Broward County Libraries.

Original chalk drawings submitted by the public will be on display to help celebrate the art, culture and stories that connect us. The drawings were selected from submissions from all ages sent to the ArtLit 2024 artwork webpage.

The Lauderhill Central Park Library is located on the Northeast corner of Sunrise Blvd. and State Road 7 (441). For additional information, contact Nevin Gussack at 954-357-7801 or [email protected]. For the event schedule click HERE

Major sponsors for the event are Broward County Libraries, Friends of the Lauderhill Central Park Library, Friends of the West Regional Library, the City of Lauderhill, Children’s Services Council of Broward County and the Louise Bennett- Coverley Heritage Council.