Serendipity in Sarasota


Arleen Parker is the artist behind Serendipity Studios. Along with her husband Michael, the Parkers travel year round from southern FL to northern MI and points in between under their canopy named “Serendipity Studio”. Serendipity means an “unexpected gift”. When designing a wearable piece of art, we never know who it is being made for. It is always a “Serendipity” when the piece chooses its owner.

The Power of Imagination Captured in Glass

Arleen and Michael work as a team in the design and creation of their line of handcrafted stained glass art jewelry. Arleen has been an artist all of her life. For many years she filled her palate with various paint mediums and, now, she paints with glass. “Glass gives me boundless artistic potential. With an unlimited array of hues, textures and patterns, I am able to produce one-of-a-kind creations. I recognize that I am creating each piece for a special individual. It is such a joy when the jewelry and the person come together.”  Meet the Parkers this weekend at the Downtown Sarasota Festival of the Arts!















Lou DiVita – Photography – Sarasota, Florida –

Lou DiVita, a wild life photographer, exclusively utilizes natural light when capturing his subjects; the composition, consisting of foreground, background, color and geometry is carefully chosen to complement and enhance the portrait.

Lou worked for the Pelican’s Man’s Bird Sanctuary in the early 90’s in Sarasota , FL. rescuing wildlife. This created a lifelong bond with the animals and strengthened his love of nature and photographing the animals in their natural surroundings.  His work requires a lot of patience and skill.

Lou describes his technique on his website:

“Each photographic outing is an adventure, I watch and wait patiently, trying to capture that special moment, a moment that very few people will ever see, a unique photograph that creates a portrait depicting human-like behavior and their natural beauty.

I digitally capture, process and print my own photography using the latest technology. The final composition is printed onto photo papers, fine art papers (Giclee) or canvas which is stretched and gallery wrapped.”

You can meet Lou this weekend and discuss his many wildlife adventures at the Downtown Sarasota Festival of the Arts.


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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