Celebrate Youth Arts Festival

What it's about

The “Celebrate Youth Arts Festival”, presented by The Learning Tree of Arts was created to encourage and promote youth arts. During these tough economic times, when budget cuts seem to take away the arts from our children’s education, the Celebrate Youth Arts Festival evolved in an effort to embrace, encourage, inspire, showcase and celebrate some of the talented youth in our community in both the Visual & Performing Arts.

This unique one-day event is an opportunity for both public and private schools, groups, studios, and organizations to come together in one place to exhibit their work, perform their talents, bring awareness to their program, and possibly raise funds for their program.
It is a day to let them shine!

The first “Celebrate Youth Arts Festival” took place on Sunday, April 18, 2010 at the Redland Koi Gardens in Homestead, and has become an annual event ever since. Many local schools and groups participated in the event, including:



The “Celebrate Youth Arts Festival” has been supported by many local businesses, including:


The Aloha Islander Dancers

Artist, Federico Carosio

Castleton Gardens

Emerald Pools

Frank Haith Enterprises, Inc.

Kimberly & Company

Land Rover South Dade

Parisian Deluxe Cleaners

Precision Personal Training

Sports Grill

The Living Dolls

Chazz Woodson Initiatives LLC.

Exhibits from:

  • ArtSouth
  • Holmes Braddock SHS
  • Hialeah SHS
  • Homestead SHS
  • South Dade SHS
  • Felix Varela SHS
  • Lamar Louise Curry Middle
  • The Learning Tree of Arts
Performances by:
  • Coral Reef SHS
  • The Greater Miami
  • Youth Symphony
  • Westminster String
  • Quartet
  • Scarlett’s Centerstage
  • Paramount Dance Studio
  • Ibanez Music Studio

Thalatta Estate

April 3, 2011, The Learning Tree of Arts moved the “Celebrate Youth Arts Festival” to the Village of Palmetto Bay’s premier park, Thalatta Estate. That year, adding even more school booths, performances, food vendors, business booths, and a few fun activities.

That being the second annual Celebrate Youth Arts Festival, which once again, was supported by many local businesses such as:



learning tree of arts improving art work

Exhibitors & Performances

Exhibitors included

  • Academy of Arts & Minds
  • ArtSouth
  • Ruben Dario Middle
  • Design & Architecture SHS
  • Hialeah SHS
  • Homestead SHS
  • The Learning Tree of Arts
  • Robert Morgan Educational Center (SHS)
  • South Dade SHS
  • Felix Varela SHS

Live Performances by

  • Academy of Arts & Minds, Dance
  • Academy of Arts & Minds, Music
  • Academy of Arts & Minds, Creative Writing
  • Coral Reef SHS
  • Danceworks of Miami
  • Paramount Dance Studio
  • Scarlett’s Centerstage
  • South Dade SHS, Chorus

Past Sponsors & Contributors

  • Aloha Islander Dancers
  • Gretchen Berzin
  • Bikram Hot Yoga
  • Caribbean Hotel & Tourism
  • AssociationColleen’s Frame Station
  • Deltana Enterprises, Inc.
  • Emerald Pools
  • Dr. Elias A. M. Feanny, M.D., P.A.
  • Dr. Gary Gegerson &
  • Dr. Richard Glaser, Optometrists
  • Frank Haith Enterprises, Inc.
  • Kimberly & Company
  • McDonald’s, Gullco Enterprises, Inc.
  • Parisian Deluxe Cleaners
  • Picture Perfect Art & Custom Framing
  • Dr. Richard Schulze, American Botanical Pharmacy
  • Rumcake Factory

Dedication to the Youth and Community

The “Celebrate Youth Arts Festival” is an event that is totally dedicated to the youth of our community: youth exhibits in art, photography, and ceramics, youth performances in dance, chorus, drama, and music, youth hosts, and youth volunteers, all of whom receive community service hours for their participation.

As we continue in our plight to encourage and promote youth arts, The Learning Tree of Arts’ “Celebrate Youth Arts Festival” has become a yearly event. Over the years, many local schools and studios have participated, including:


  • Academy of Arts & Minds
  • Coral Reef Senior High
  • Design & Architecture SHS (DASH)
  • Felix Varela SHS
  • Holmes Braddock SHS
  • John A. Ferguson SHS
  • Homestead SHS
  • Mays Conservatory of the Arts
  • Miami Arts Charter
  • Miami Central SHS
  • New World School of the Arts
  • Robert Morgan Educational Center, SHS
  • South Dade SHS
  • Arvida MS
  • Miami Arts Studio @ Zelda Glaser MS
  • Riviera Middle
  • South Miami Middle
  • Coconut Palm K-8
  • Leewood K-8
  • South Miami K-8
  • West Homestead K-8
  • Banyan ES
  • Belaire ES
  • Howard Drive ES
  • Ceramic League of Miami
  • Danceworks of Miami
  • Ibanez Piano Studio
  • The Learning Tree of Arts
  • Scarlett’s Centerstage
  • Superior Academy of Music
  • Xpressit Dance Center
celebrate youth arts student work

Growth and Development of Art

As each year passes, the festival seems to grow bigger and better, showcasing the artistically talented students that we have within our schools, studios and programs, here in Miami-Dade County, and proving without a doubt as to why we need to support, encourage and promote youth arts!

Not only has the participation increased over the years, but the festival has also peaked the interest of many local businesses, and we have received support and encouragement from businesses such as:


  • Castleton Gardens
  • Chinese Cultural Association
  • Jackson South Community Hospital
  • JBW Realty
  • Kendall Toyota
  • Lexus of Kendall
  • MacKnight Food Group
  • McDonald’s
  • Miami Acura
  • Sclar Oral Surgery & Implant Dentistry
  • South Motors Infiniti
  • The Cellular Touch
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