POSTPONED - ArtLit22 - Drawing Together​

Pompano Beach Cultural Center
Mar 19 | 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Saturday, March 19, 2022, Noon - 5PM
A Celebration of Art & Literature
Theme: ​Drawing Together​

Events will be outdoors and in-person at the Pompano Beach Library & Cultural Center

Save the date for the fifth year of this popular community celebration! All ​ages will enjoy a day full of free art and literature events.​

Program features:

  • art, crafts, stencil painting, computer drawing activities, painting classes for all ages​
  • chalk artistry/mural creation by 15 professional artists & the public
  • story time tent, poetry & musical performances
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day remembrance with an origami dove craft
  • giveaways

Entertainment includes:

  • ​Simply Puppets with David Gobof
  • musical duo Piper & Nightingale
  • saxophonist & recording artist Randy Corinthian
  • Coral Springs Chinese Cultural Association Lion Dance Team
  • Bella the Clown & ​company
  • Exit 36 Slam Poetry Team
  • School of Rock

There will be lots of photo ops, including a 3D photo frame and the TapSnap photo booth, where pictures are taken free of charge.

ArtLit is the official opening celebration of Broward County Library's NEA Big Read 2022, which features the graphic novel, The Best We Could Do: An Illustrated Memoir by award-winning author Thi Bui.

Artist Showcase

Artists of all ages can submit their original chalk drawings and select artists may be featured at ArtLit 2022.
Submit Your Art

Art Collection

Online collection of original art created for ArtLit 2022.
View Art


ArtLit 2022 is sponsored by:​​

  • ​​Broward County Library
  • City of Pompano Beach​
  • John Knox Village of Florida
  • Florida Virtual Schools​​
  • Friends of Broward County Library​
  • ​​Friends of ​Pompano Beach Library
  • Sandra Robinson​​

NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest, with additional sponsorship provided by the Broward Public Library Foundation.

Save the date for the fifth year of this popular community celebration! All ​ages will enjoy a day full of free art and literature events.​

ArtLit 2022 is this library’s signature event and is the Broward County Library system’s kick-off event for the National Endowment of the Arts’ (NEA) Big Read Program: a national literacy program. The Best We Could Do by Thi Bui has been chosen as the Big Read featured title. The book is a graphic memoir about the lasting effects of one family’s escape from war-torn Vietnam in the 1970s to a new life in America and the universal challenges of becoming a new parent.

ArtLit​ 2022 is sponsored by Broward County Library and the City of Pompano Beach. It is the signature event for the NEA Big Read.


Applications are available online Vendor Application. Please complete the application and submit to

  • Booth spaces measure approximately 10’ x 10’. Space may not be shared or sold to another vendor.
  • Only one vendor will be assigned per booth space.
  • Vendor fee: $25
  • All vendors must be approved by the ArtLit22 Pompano Beach Vendor Manager
ArtLit22 - Drawing Together

More Information at the Broward County Library Webpage

POSTPONED - ArtLit22 - Drawing Together​