Monthly Archives: November 2010

11th Annual Downtown Delray Beach Thanksgiving Weekend Art Festival RECAP!

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Over the weekend, there was an art festival in Downtown Delray Beach, Florida. It was the 11th Annual Downtown Delray Beach Thanksgiving Weekend Art Festival. Despite the rain on Sunday, there was an active crowd all weekend long!

We have pictures we would love to share with you…

Crowd Shot #1

Crowd Shot #2

Crowds in Cecilia Gonzales' Jewelry Booth

You can view a complete photo album from the art festival this weekend if you click HERE.

We have a little break before our next fine art festival, which is a Sunday and Monday show! It’s not until December 26th & 27th, 2010! It’s our 4th Annual Downtown Delray Beach Holiday Time Art & Craft Festival.

Questions? Comments? Concerns? Leave a comment below, call (954) 472-3755 or email info@artfestival.com.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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We are asked many questions daily about our art festivals, which is why we created a list of these questions with thorough answers. They are very helpful!

1. When is the deadline for your shows?

We do not have deadlines for most of our shows. If an event does have a deadline, it will be clearly posted. Shows will close, however, when we reached a maximum number of artists for the space we have available.

2. What do I need to submit to be in one of your shows?

Click HERE.

3. What if I don’t have an outdoor display picture?

You must submit an outdoor display picture in order for your application to be processed. It is required! Also, it must be consistent with the booth you have at the shows. Remember, your display is just as important as your work!

4. How do I know if my work is fine art or craft?

If you are unsure what category your work falls under, you can send in your photos/slides to be reviewed. Please include: a letter explaining you are unsure about the category of your work, a biography & a self-addressed envelope to return your images.

5. How does the wait list work?

When you apply for a show that is already closed, you have the option of applying for wait list. On the application, you can check “wait list”.

6. When will I hear about shows that I am wait listed for?

Most likely, you will not know until the week of the show. We suggest that if you are on the wait list, to contact at us the beginning of the week prior to the show.

If you would like to see more questions answered, click HERE.

Questions? Comments? Concerns? Leave a comment below, call (954) 472-3755 or email info@artfestival.com.

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16th Annual St. Pete Beach Corey Area Craft Festival

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This weekend (December 4th & 5th) American Craft Endeavors is proud to present the 16th Annual St. Pete Beach Corey Area Craft Festival! It’s located on Corey Avenue in Downtown St. Pete Beach. There will be hand-crafted fine jewelry, photography, metal sculptures and much more!

Here is some more information regarding the festival:

When: December 4th & 5th, 2010

Where: 595 Corey Avenue St. Pete Beach, FL

Times: Saturday & Sunday 10am-5pm

Admission: Free and open to the public.

Contact: (954) 472-3755 or info@artfestival.com

Now, here is Who you can expect:

Patti Baker: Clothing

As a fiber artist, Patti Baker enjoys nuno felting, knitting and weaving. She hand-crafts beautiful jackets, scarfs & much more. If you would like to see more of her wearable art, click HERE.

Kathy Carnevale: Jewelry

Kathy Carnevale is inspired by the colors of the Gulf coast. Her one-0f-a-kind jewelry is made from semi-precious stones, turquoise, coral & freshwater pearls, just to name a few. To view Kathy’s website, click HERE

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Linda Hartman: Decorative Glass & Silverware

Linda Hartman has been making crafty items for over 20 years for all her friends and family. One day, she decided to make it into a business, which is how her company, We’re Wired, came about. To view more of Linda’s creations, click HERE.

We look forward to seeing you at the craft festival this weekend. Please contact us if you have any questions!

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2D Display Requirements

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We are going to do a series of several blogs that go into detail about display requirements for different types of mediums. This specific blog post is going to concentrate on 2D mediums, which include paintings, photography, mixed media, etc.

Here is a list of booth display requirements (for an HAE Fine Art Festival):

1. All framing & matting should be in the same scheme (no cardboard corners).

2. 75% of the originals must be hanging.

3. NO bins for your prints.

3a. Instead, you can have “browse boxes” that match your panels, are covered in the same fabric or have the same color schemes. (Try to have these free standing.)

4. NO tables.

5. Must have weights for your tent poles.

6. No hand-written signs.

7. You must have panels (walls) in your booth that are covered with fabric/carpeting.

7a. NO wire walls.

Here is a perfect example of a 2D booth display:

2D Booth Display

You can view more booth examples if you click HERE.

Questions? Comments? Concerns? Leave a comment below, call (954) 472-3775 or email info@artfestival.com.

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Black Friday Shopping!

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Do you have plans for Black Friday shopping? We have a great suggestion for you! You can do some of your holiday shopping at our art & craft festivals this weekend. Here is some more information:

(1) 11th Annual Downtown Delray Beach Thanksgiving Weekend Art Festival

When: THIS WEEKEND! November 27th & 28th, 2010

Where: 200 N.E. 2nd Avenue, Delray Beach, FL 33444

Times: Saturday & Sunday 10am-5pm

Admission: FREE

Delray Beach: 2009

(2) 20th Anniversary Tarpon Springs Thanksgiving Weekend Craft Festival

When: THIS WEEKEND! November 27th & 28th, 2010

Where: 161 E Tarpon Avenue, Tarpon Springs, FL 34689

Times: Saturday & Sunday 10am-5pm

Admission: FREE

Tarpon Springs: 2009

There will be something for everyone in the art/craft festivals in Delray Beach and Tarpon Springs!

We look forward to seeing you this weekend!

Questions? Comments? Concerns? Leave a comment below, call (954) 472-3755 or email info@artfestival.com.

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ArtFestival.com Online Brochures

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Have you fully explored our website, ArtFestival.com? It’s loaded with tons of information regarding art and craft festivals, including calendars, applications, display requirements, information about each festival and online brochures, just to name a few.

Under “Artists & Fine Crafters”, there is a tab that says “Online Brochure”. This is where you can find the 2010-2011 Fall, Winter & Spring Howard Alan Events Brochure. It’s absolutely incredible. When you click on the brochure, it allows you to flip through, just like a paper one! You can check it out if you click HERE.

Howard Alan Events Online Brochure

Also, under “Craft Market Exhibitors”, there is also a tab that says “Online Brochure”. Here you will find the 2010-2011 American Craft Endeavors Online Brochure. It works the same way as the HAE Online Brochure. You can check this brochure out HERE.

American Craft Endeavors Online Brochure

Our website offers many useful tools. Make sure you browse it to see for yourself!

Questions? Comments? Concerns? Leave a comment below, call (954) 472-3755 or email info@artfestival.com.

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HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

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Howard Alan Events, American Craft Endeavors & ArtFestival.com would like to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving!!

We want to wish you and your family the happiest of Thanksgivings. We have much out there to be thankful for! May your day be filled with great food, the presence of loved ones, and joy in your heart.

What are your Thanksgiving plans? Please share with us! You can let us know by commenting below.

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