Riviera Beach, Fla. (January 23, 2024) – The Arc of Palm Beach County will be showcasing 200 unique pieces of artwork made by talented artists with disabilities at the 39th Annual ArtiGras Fine Arts Festival in Palm Beach Gardens. The festival will be held on February 17 and 18, and all artwork purchased directly supports the artists through an earned commission.

Skilled individuals from The Arc’s Artisan Program have curated a wide range of one-of-a-kind art, all of which will be on display at ArtiGras. Everything from mosaics, paintings, greeting cards, surfboards, and other unique pieces will be available. Each mosaic is carefully adorned with magnificent shades of reds, blues, and greens. The back of each creation is personalized with the name of the artist who created the artwork. 

Adding to The Arc’s incredible art displays will be renowned artisan, Margie Lee Rodriguez, a Special Olympics gold medalist and this year’s spotlight artisan. Rodriguez will be painting canvases in real time during the festival. She’s best known for her folk art style of painting, including vibrant motifs and custom stencil designs. 

The Arc’s Artisan Program was developed for talented individuals with developmental disabilities to work together alongside other team members, volunteers, and professionals to make unique artwork. The artisans are then able to sell their original pieces at local markets, art shows, and festivals, like ArtiGras, to earn an income and gain valuable life experiences.

To view The Arc’s current selection of artwork online, visit To purchase tickets to the 39th Annual ArtiGras Fine Arts Festival, visit

About The Arc of Palm Beach County 

The Arc is changing the conversation around disabilities by defying definitions, inspiring possibilities, and improving the lives of the people we serve, their families, and our community. Since 1958, The Arc has envisioned a community where every person feels welcome, connected, and accepted. 

Chelsea Casagrande
Venue Marketing Group
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