Sarasota’s Premier Festival of the Arts Returns


This weekend is Sarasota’s premier art event,  the prestigious 24th Annual Downtown Sarasota Festival of the Arts produced by Howard Alan Events.  It is hosted by the Downtown Sarasota Alliance, and it is consistently ranked as one of the top 100 fine art shows in the country by Sunshine Artist, the nation’s leading publication for art and craft shows.  A portion of the proceeds from the art show will benefit the Downtown Sarasota Alliance, dedicated to the enrichment of Historic Downtown Sarasota.

Participating in the event this year is Sarasota resident, Steve Whitlock. 

Steve Whitlock is a highly regarded wildlife artist and marine illustrator.  He grew up in the everglades region of Florida and spent many years as a fishing guide, fishing, hunting and exploring the wild areas of Florida.  He is very fortunate that he truly loves what he does.  Steve is know for his award winning designs on navigational charts.  His highly acclaimed “Chart Art” has been featured in several magazines and was ranked by Billfishing Magazine as one of the top Marine Artists in the world.


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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