Broward College is staging the second annual Fringe Festival Friday, May 6, from noon – 10 p.m. and Saturday, May 7, from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. at the College’s Willis Holcombe Downtown Center, 111 East Las Olas, Fort Lauderdale. This diverse, cutting-edge, uncensored and unjuried live theater event aims at fusing the art scene with the local community by bringing the true nature of creation to the stage and street. Tickets are currently on sale and range from $7 for a single event ticket, to $40 for a full festival 2-day pass, with proceeds returning to the artists.
The idea to bring the fringe franchise to South Florida came from our very own College president, J. David Armstrong. “I think that it is good for the downtown community, to link the college to Las Olas,” Armstrong mentions. “Broward College is actively becoming more involved in the community, it is becoming about support and raising awareness of importance of the arts in the community.”
The 2016 Fort Lauderdale Fringe Festival will include original performances for tweens, teens and adults, from multiple artists, ranging from spoken word to stand-up comedy and theatre performance. Theatre with an edge if you will.
This event will also include a family-friendly street fair with food trucks, jewelry and artisan vendors. Throughout the day, there will be spontaneous live street performances and numerous activities for children, such as face painting, and arts and crafts, as well as child-friendly entertainment on the outdoor stage. While there is no entrance fee to the street fair, a donation upon entrance is encouraged.