Monthly Archives: October 2010

Happy Halloween!


Everyone from the Howard Alan Events team would like to wish you a…

Happy Halloween!!!

Don’t forget that you can bring your kids to the 12th Annual Lauderdale by the Sea Craft Festival dressed in their costumes. They can trick-or-treat at each of the crafter’s booths.

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Help Paint Tampa Pink!


Help paint Tampa PINK this Halloween weekend! As you attend the 21st Annual Hyde Park Village Art Fair wear PINK to show your support for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. We are encouraging all artists and visitors to participate.


* More than 1.7 million women who have had breast cancer are still alive in the United States.

* Breast cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in women between the ages of 15 and 54, and the second cause of cancer death in women 55 to 74.

So, get involved and wear PINK to the art festival today and tomorrow. Click HERE to find out all the details of the show. We look forward to seeing you there!

Hyde Park: 2009

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Participating Artists in Hyde Park Village


What are  you doing this Halloween weekend (October 30th & 31st)? If you are near the Tampa area, you need to visit the 21st Annual Hyde Park Village Art Fair! Over 150 of the nation’s finest artists will be at the show displaying their one-of-a-kind art pieces. It will be located in Hyde Park Village which offers great shopping, fine dining and nightly entertainment. Here are some pictures and information about three of the artists who will be participating at the show:

Barbara Quigley: Paintings

Barbara Quigley has been painting for over twenty years and is a third generation artist. You can see more of her artwork HERE.

Brady Mason: Photography

Brady Mason grew up in St. Thomas and Puerta Rico, which allowed him to appreciate the extremes of nature. You can see more of his photography HERE.

Betsy Bohrer: Mixed Media

Betsy Bohrer describes her work as “wet oil paint blended with dry chalk pastels plus cotton stitchery interwoven together among layers of cerebral insomnia on various textured papers and boards”. Click HERE to see more of her artwork.

Here is some additional information about the show:

Times: Saturday & Sunday 10am-5pm

Address: 1622 Snow Avenue, Tampa, FL. 33606

Admission: Free and open to the public.

Contact: or 954-472-3755


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Trick-or-Treat at the Lauderdale by the Sea Craft Festival!


This weekend, young festival-goers will experience something unique when they visit the 12th Annual Lauderdale by the Sea Craft Festival in Lauderdale by the Sea, Florida on October 30th & 31st!

Children will be able to go trick-or-treating at this family, friendly event. They can visit each artist’s booth, receive treats and gaze at all the beautiful crafts. So, make sure you come out and enjoy what the nation’s top 150 crafters have to offer. There will be something there for everyone!

Lauderdale by the Sea: March 2010

Here is some additional information:

Show times: Saturday & Sunday from 10am-5pm

Admission: free and open to the public

Directions: 4400 North Ocean Drive, Lauderdale By Sea, FL 33308

Happy Halloween!

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Las Olas Art Fair RECAP!


As you all know, this past weekend we had our very much anticipated event, the 23rd Annual Las Olas Art Fair in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. It was a GREAT start to our Florida Tour! Saturday was a beautiful day. The sun was shining and the crowds were filling up the streets. On Sunday, there were scattered showers throughout the day, but that did not stop the crowds. Truthfully, the rain was refreshing! Here is a glimpse of the weekend:

Las Olas Crowd Shot

Guilloume's Artwork & Booth Display

Ancizar Marin's Artwork

Martin Figlinski's Artwork & Booth Display

We had many talented artists who were present with us this past weekend. You cannot find their artwork anywhere else! If you were unable to attend or exhibit in the show, make sure you join us for our 23rd Annual Las Olas Art Fair Part I in Fort Lauderdale, FL. on January 1st & 2nd, 2011 & our 23rd Annual Las Olas Art Fair Part II on March 5th & 6th, 2011!

You can view a full schedule of all our art festivals if you click HERE.

If you would like to see all the pictures that were taken over the weekend, you can click HERE.

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Hotel Giveaway Sweepstakes!


Today, we are launching a sweepstakes for a FREE 2-day, 1-night stay at the Homewood Suites by Hilton in Bonita Springs, Florida. This is a phenomenal opportunity for artists or visitors who love our Coconut Point Fall Art Fairs, which is located in Estero/Bonita Springs. It’s only 7 minutes from the art fair!

Coconut Point: 2009

Here is how you can apply to WIN:

1. Become a fan of our fan page on Facebook: Howard Alan Events. Click HERE.

2. Leave a comment on this blog post. (In the “post a comment” box below.) AND subscribe to this blog. (Located on the left-hand side.)

3. Send an email to with your name, email address, and phone number.

It’s very simple and easy to WIN! You MUST complete all three steps. The sweepstakes will close on Thursday, November 4th, 2010 at 5:30 PM, and the winner will be announced by Friday, November 5th, 2010 at 5:30 PM.

Here are the rules:

1. There is one grand prize.

2. You can apply only ONE time.

3. You must be 18 years or older to apply.

4. You must be a US resident.

Disclaimer: The FREE stay at the Homewood Suites by Hilton does not apply when the hotel has reached its full occupancy. We cannot promise that the hotel will have availability during the times of our Coconut Point art festivals.


Local Artist Helps With Donation To Elementary School


We have something very exciting we want to share with you! A local artist in the South Florida area will be visiting Mr. Florence’s art class at Virginia Schuman Young Elementary (VSY) this Friday, October 22nd, from 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM. This elementary school is located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

The artist, Marvin “Murf” Murphy, will work with the kids to create an abstract-themed painting. He will be working with three separate classes made up of 2nd and 3rd graders. Three of Marvin’s daughters (who are also artists) will be present helping the kids, as well. Marvin will get the canvas started with a background.

The finished piece will be at the 23rd Annual Las Olas Art Fair THIS WEEKEND (October 23rd & 24th)! It will be on display in the JM Lexus area, which will be located on 9th Avenue and Las Olas Boulevard. Make sure you visit this specific area at the show!

On Monday morning (October 25th), it will be donated to Virginia Schuman Young Elementary (VSY).

If you would like to see Marvin “Murf” Murphy’s website, click HERE!

Las Olas: Winter 2010

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P.S. Don’t forget to wear PINK this weekend!!