“A” Guide on how to “B” you at Howard Alan Events Art Festivals… “A” and “B” Shows Explained

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Confused about the differences between what is referred to as an “A” show versus a “B” show? This post is designed to explain our show classifications for optimum clarity.   

Our show classifications are made to easily identify a show based on a number of factors. We classify our shows in these categories because we often times host multiple shows on the same weekend. Show classifications can help you identify the best show for you and your work.

When we classify a show as an “A” show, it designates that this particular festival:

  • draws larger crowds than other shows throughout the year
  • has a more stringent jury process
  • the works in this particular show are extremely high-end

When we classify a show as a “B” show, it designates that this particular festival:

  • draws slightly smaller crowds than other shows throughout the year
  • has a less stringent jury process
  • the works included in this particular show have a broader range

When we classify a show as a “C” show, it designates that this particular festival:

  • is a craft show
  • has a less stringent jury process
  • the works included in this particular show have the broadest range

“B” shows still receive the Howard Alan touch on every last detail. Advertising, media placements, sponsorships, along with key local partnerships are secured in the same high quality manner as they are for an “A” show.

It’s also worth noting that we have a loyal following of artists who prefer to exclusively participate in “B” shows because the smaller crowds allow them to develop a stronger rapport with patrons and create long-lasting relationships with customers.

“B” shows are sometimes referred to as alternative shows because they are scheduled on the same weekend as an “A” show. These shows are still highly successful and attract large crowds. “B” shows are still high caliber art festivals that are produced with attention to every detail. They are a great venue to connect with patrons in a more intimate setting and feature a wide variety of art forms.

For example, on January 21-22, 2012 our schedule features  “A”, “B”, and “C” shows.

  • The “A” show that weekend is the Downtown Delray Festival of the Arts
  • The “B” show that weekend is the Indialantic Art Festival
  • The “C” show that weekend is the Punta Gorda Sullivan Street Craft Festival

Check out “A” “B” show to “C” what the buzz is about (we couldn’t resist the pun)!

Downtown Delray Beach Festival of the Arts

Indialantic Art Festival

Punta Gorda Sullivan Street Craft Festival

You can check-out our complete Art & Craft Festival Schedule HERE.

If you have questions about this post, pelase 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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