There comes a point in every adult's life when the mass-produced canvases from IKEA fail to impress. This weekend's Las Olas Art Fair Part II is an avenue to explore the possibilities of trading in factory-made "art" for the kind of handcrafted works that grownups use to build a collection. Of course, there's also the option of simply wandering along and enjoying the no-cost browsing. The 25th-annual fair -- which takes place every January, March, and October -- will showcase pieces by hundreds of artists from around the country. Works will be available for sale in all variety of media, from metal sculptures and jewelry to photography, ceramics, collage, glassware, and paintings. The focus is on contemporary arts, and the fair is a popular stop for local and regional artists.
The Las Olas Art Fair Part II takes place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday along Las Olas Boulevard in downtown Fort Lauderdale. Artists will set up between SE Sixth Avenue and SE 11th Avenue. There is no admission fee. Call 561-746-6615, or visit artfestival.com.
Sat., March 2, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun., March 3, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., 2013