Monthly Archives: November 2011

Schedule Change: 14th Annual San Marco Art Festival

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Howard Alan Events is proud to announce an exciting change to our Art Festival Schedule! After a brief hiatus, we are pleased to announce the return of our San Marco Art Festival on April 7 – 8, 2012. This will be our 14th show at this fabulous location. Experience a taste of Italy right here in Jacksonville, Florida. San Marco is a natural fit for a Howard Alan Event with a large number of public art, statues and monuments. San Marco Square, inspired by the Piazza di San Marco in Venice, Italy is home to art galleries, upscale gift shops and a wide selection of bistros and sidewalk cafes. (The Mandarin Art Festival that was scheduled for April 7 – 8, 2012 will still be going on! Please contact the Mandarin Community Club if you have questions about this show.)

Nearby you will find many upscale Mediterranean Revival-style homes, river front mansions and Italian inspired architecture all surrounding one of Jacksonville’s trendiest entertainment destinations. From the white bandstand in Balis Park to the 0pen lawn areas with mature oaks and magnolia trees, San Marco Square is the perfect place to have an outdoor art festival.

San Marco Art Festival

More information about the 14th Annual San Marco Art Festival can be found HERE.

Applications can be found HERE.

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

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*NEW* 2012 Summer & Fall Craft Festival Schedule Available!

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Attention Fine Crafters!

We are proud to announce our remaining 2012 Craft Festival Calendar from May 2012 – December 2012.

Our schedule is listed below:

Applications will be made available sometime today! Make sure you check our website and our social media for updates.

***Also, all craft festivals will now be available to apply via Zapplication. We will send out details once the festivals are open!***

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

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Thankful for this Festival: 12th Annual Downtown Delray Beach Thanksgiving Weekend Art Festival

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We had a terrific art festival this past weekend in Pineapple Grove, which is the Arts District of Downtown Delray Beach. Festival-goers came out in droves to walk off their Thanksgiving Dinner and shop for their love ones for the Holiday Season.

We picked some of our favorite photos from the weekend to share with you:

Crowd : Downtown Delray Beach

Artist : Nnamdi Okonkwo

Artist : Anita Baldwin

You can view more photos from the weekend HERE.

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

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Interested In Participating As A Musician?

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Even though all of our shows are juried art festivals, we do have musicians who have a space and play their music to thousands of festival-goers who attend our events.

If you are interested in becoming a musician at our shows, please mail in the following items to become approved:

• Letter of Interest
• Press Kit or copy of your CD
• Booth picture

Please mail to:
Howard Alan Events/American Craft Endeavors
Attn: Music
400 Cypress Drive, Suite 1
Tequesta, FL 33469

Please note that we do not accept groups or bands. We only accept individuals or soloists with non-amplified music who would play to the patrons and sell their CD’s. Space is extremely limited and generally fills up at the start of the season, so please keep this in mind when applying.

If the committee chooses you for our festivals we will contact you to discuss openings and fees at that time.

Musician: Sergei Novikov

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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17th Annual St. Pete Beach Corey Area Craft Festival (December 3rd & 4th, 2011)

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This weekend (December 3rd & 4th, 2011), American Craft Endeavors proudly presents the 17th Annual St. Pete Beach Corey Area Craft Festival in St. Pete Beach, Florida.

A full spectrum of craft art mediums will be on display and available for sale including folk art, pottery, handmade jewelry and paintings, to personalized gifts, handmade clothing, scented soaps and body products presenting festival goers an alternative to mall shopping during the holiday season.  These unique and affordable crafts are priced from as little as $3 to $3,000.

The Corey Avenue Merchants Association is hosting this year’s event, a welcome tradition in this friendly and vibrant community.

Admission is free and open to the public. Times are Saturday & Sunday 10am-5pm. The navigational address is: 595 Corey Avenue, St. Pete Beach, FL.

Here are a few of the fine crafters you will be able to meet at the show this weekend:

Eric Hertz: Pottery

First, we would like to introduce to you Eric Hertz. Eric’s pottery is handmade, functional, stoneware pottery that is meant for everyday use. Each piece is uniquely created through a variety of techniques including wheel throwing and hand building. All pieces are microwave, oven, and dishwasher safe. You can view more of his collection HERE.

Olga Londono & Carlos Bernal: Wood

Next, we have Olga Londono & Carlos Bernal. Pictured above is a print of thier original illustration that has been digitally enhanced. It is printed on premium presentation paper with archival pigment inks to keep your art piece looking great for years and years. Then, it’s applied on 1/2 inch MDF wood and cut by hand, as a last step we applied several coats of clear glossy finish. You can see more of their funky & vibrant pieces HERE.

Lori Kay Olling: Jewelry

The final artist we are going to introduce to you is Lori Kay Olling. Lori’s style is a mix of clean simple lines and contemporary design. She is a metal-smith using all precious metals and a learning lapidary using semi-precious stones. You can learn more about this artist HERE.

You can meet all the incredibly talented fine crafters mentioned above along with 100 other fine crafters from around the state of Florida and the United States.

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

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Shop Local This Holiday Season

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This Thanksgiving Weekend is last chance to find unique holiday gifts for everyone on your list. Have a relative that is impossible to buy for? There’s something for everything this weekend at our shows.

Shop the 12th Annual Downtown Delray Thanksgiving Weekend Art Fest and the 12th Annual Lauderdale by the Sea Craft Festival this weekend for one-of-a-kind creations.

Avoid the mobs, crowded megastores, and stuffy malls; and enjoy shopping out in the sunshine of gorgeous downtown venues!

Both fabulous shows allow you the ability to participate in Small Business Saturday, a day dedicated to supporting small American businesses during the holiday season. Buying handmade gifts from local artists, supporting the local economy, and checking everyone off your list? Sounds like a win, win to us!

Shopping makes everyone happy!

Happy Thanksgiving!

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We are thankful for all the talented artists and loyal festival-goers who make our festivals successful year after year!

Additionally, we hope your holiday is filled with favorite memories, fun, laughter and the simple joys of living. May all these fill your home with warmth and your heart with true thanksgiving.

Happy Thanksgiving!!