14th Annual Punta Gorda Sullivan Street Craft Festival (September 10th & 11th, 2011)


This weekend (September 10th & 11th, 2011), American Craft Endeavors is proud to present the 14th Annual Punta Gorda Sullivan Street Craft Festival in Punta Gorda, Florida.

Sullivan Street in downtown Punta Gorda will once again be transformed into an outdoor craft showcase with the unique and original work of the country’s top crafters when the Punta Gorda Sullivan Street Craft Festival returns on September 10 – 11, 2011. From folk art, pottery, handmade jewelry and paintings, to personalized gifts, handmade clothing, scented soaps and body products, a full spectrum of craft art mediums will be on display and for sale.  Prices range from as little as $3 to $3,000.

Admission is free and open to the public. Times are Saturday & Sunday 10am-5pm. The navigational address is: 331 Sullivan St., Punta Gorda, FL 33950.

Here are a few of the fine crafters you can expect to meet this weekend:

Darlene Janora: Wood

The first artist we would like to introduce to you is Darlene Janora. Most of Darlene’s work is called Intarsia, which means: the art of decorating with wood mosaics developed during the Renaissance. She starts with a solid piece of wood, draws the picture directly onto the wood and then cuts out each piece individually. Each piece is hand sanded and shaped, painted or stained and than glued back together. The 3D effect is created by using shims in certain areas. Finally, polyurethane is applied. You can view more of Darlene’s work HERE.

Suzanne Boss: Jewelry

Next, we have Suzanne Boss. Suzanne hand-makes her beautiful jewelry from start to finish. Additionally, she is also very talented at making sun catchers! She is more than willing to do custom work – so if you have an idea in mind… contact Suzanne! You can view more of her work HERE.

Karen Wasmer: Fiber

The final fine crafter we are going to introduce to you today is Karen Wasmer. Karen creates handmade custom designed handbags, wallets, totes, ipad covers, cell phone covers and much more. You can learn more about this fine crafter by “liking” her Facebook fan page HERE.

You will be able to meet the artists mentioned above along with almost 100 other fine crafters from across the state of Florida and around the United States.

If you have any other questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us at 561-746-6615 or info@artfestival.com.

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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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