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A sample of art from the 2011 Coconut Grove Arts Festival (Source: CBS4)

A sample of art from the 2011 Coconut Grove Arts Festival (Source: CBS4)

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COCONUT GROVE (CBS4) — The Coconut Grove Arts Festival is celebrating its 48th year.

The art was all over in the city. People attended the festival for art food and fun.

“It is really overwhelming, Really,” said Nikki Romero who lives in the area.

Romero was strolling around with thousands of people checking out the artists’ exhibitions.

One man won the top prize for making jewelry out of metals.

“It gives you an economic push. It gives you a self-esteem and builds your confidence,” said Fred Tate, who won the award.

Works from 360 artists from all over the world are on display through Monday. Some are interactive such as the artist who makes furniture and encourages people to sit on it.

The pieces in this chair come from Key West to Chicago, Cindy Wyn said to CBS4’s Jorge Estevez.

The festival wanted to focus on families this year. There even are many activities for children.

“If we don’t want to buy the art we can look at the art,” joked Niki Brown.

The festival is known around the world. Artists can sell thousands of dollars worth of goods.

Duncan McClellan won best in show for his blown glass exhibit, and was grateful to receive the honor.

“I appreciate it,” said McCLellan.

The art festival runs through President’s Day from 10 am to 6 pm

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