Support Local Sarasota Fine Crafters This Weekend!


When you visit the 8th Annual Downtown Sarasota Craft Fair this weekend, make sure you support the local artists. We love having artists & fine crafters from all over the country exhibit in our shows, but it is important to support those who are local.

Here is a list of local Sarasota artists that will be in the show this weekend:

(1) Bonita Mertes: Her company is “Bloomin’ Elegant” and her medium is floral/silk.

(2) Lora & Bob Thomas: Her company is “Lora Thomas Ceramics” and her medium is pottery.

(3) Tonya Smith: Her company is “Moondance Art & Design Co.” and her medium is paintings. [See below.]

Tonya Smith: Paintings

Tonya Smith began painting at a very young age. It’s a true passion of hers. She illustrates many characters, paints children’s murals & dabbles in a little photography. She uses various mediums, like acrylic, watercolor, pastels & oils. Her work is absolutely beautiful! You can see more of it HERE.

We look forward to seeing you at the craft festival this weekend. Make sure you support all your local artists (who are so very talented)!

If you have additional questions, please contact us at (561) 746-6615 or

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About Howard Alan Events

For nearly three decades, Howard Alan and American Craft Endeavors have allowed more than 10,000 artists to exhibit their original work to millions across The United States. When our company began, our art and craft shows showcased a handful of exhibitors. Today, a typical Howard Alan or American Craft Endeavors event features 100-300 talented artists and fine crafters. No matter where you are, you are sure to find one of our stellar events nearby. Our shows take us to destinations like Aspen, Chicago, Alexandria, Vail, and Fort Lauderdale…just to name a few! Our great outdoor venues, fantastic crafters, and talented artists allow us to consistently be ranked among the top art and craft shows in the country. Visit a show and see for yourself why we are the very best!

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