Talk about spending an alternative Thanksgiving! The international arts, music and cultural festival Art With Me is taking over Virginia Key for an immersive Thanksgiving weekend full of art, music, dancing, great food and more!
The vibey arts festival, which took over Wynwood with a special dance festival at the Oasis earlier this year, comes straight from the beaches of Tulum. Art With Me offers a feast for the senses based on t six core pillars: Art, Dance, Breathe, Play, Eat and Care.
Over 100 works of art will be set up across the island — we’re talking large-scale art activations, interactives, body art, classic art, art classes, live art, digital art and more. Who knows we might even get one of artist Daniel Popper’s stunning colossal sculptures like the one from Ft. Lauderdale!
Meanwhile, more than 65 international music talents will be providing you with entertainment across four different stages until 4 a.m. With the variety of genres, there’s bound to be something for anyone!
The festival’s wellness and yoga program will help you breathe and reconnect with yourself with an offering of more than 60 events all the way from yoga lessons to cacao ceremonies.
Art With Me is also kid-friendly. The festival’s “Play” program offers an array of super fun experiences for children including art classes, interactive music programs, face painting, dancing interactions and performances that will spark any child’s imagination.
To keep you fueled throughout the weekend, Art With Me will also be hosting a number of bespoke culinary gatherings including an exclusive Gala dinner on Monday, November 29, with chef Daniela Soto-Innes, the number one female chef in the world, at Baia Beach Club in South Beach.
Last but not least, the festival’s “Care” program is being organized by the Care With Me Foundation to bring a group of local and national charities to enhance the experiences throughout the festival. The festival will also feature a series of riveting “share with me” panels with several surprise guests. A portion of all ticket profits will also be directed to the Care With Me Foundation.
Art With Me will be taking place in Virginia Key starting Friday, November 26, through Sunday, November 28. Tickets can be bought online through the festival’s website and start at $234.26 for the three-day admission pass. General admission single-day passes start at $55.47 while VIP single-day tickets are $177.14. Gala tickets are sold separately and are $545.90 per person.
Featured image: Instagram / @artwithmetulum