Monthly Archives: June 2012

Howard Alan Events Presents The 51st Annual Grand Haven Art Festival

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Please join us in Grand Haven this weekend!

June 23rd & 24th, 2012

Saturday and Sunday 10am-5pm

Free Admission

The quaint streets of Downtown Grand Haven, Michigan come alive with more than 100 fine artists and crafters alike during this annual summer tradition. Adjecent to Lake Michigan, and a stone’s throw from Chicago, Grand Haven is an artistically inclined community that looks forward to this annual festival every year. This staple event, coupled with a fabulous location attracts visitors from all over America.  While you’re strolling the streets of Grand Haven, take a moment to visit some of our local featured artists and view their work.

John Laben

    Anne Curtis

Brad Patterson

We partner with the Grand Haven Chamber of Commerce to gain maximum exposure! Don’t miss being apart of one of Michigans most unique and longest running art and craft festivals!  We hope to see you there!

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American Craft Endeavors Presents the 20th Anniversary Downtown Venice Craft Festival

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Join us in downtown Venice this weekend!

June 16th and 17th

Saturday and Sunday 10am-4pm

Free Admission

Located on Florida’s west coast, Venice is a vibrant town on the Gulf of Mexico, filled with historic charm, natural beauty, and independently owned shops and restaurants. Considered one of the best kept secrets in all of Florida, the community of Venice has a number of special surprises awaiting you. Whether you like shopping in the unique stores of the downtown Venice Main Street district or prefer golfing, boating, or other recreational activities, Venice has it all.

We return to Miami Avenue for the 20th year for another great community craft festival. Join us in Downtown Venice to browse and purchase a wide variety of ceramics, jewelry, stained glass, metal works and much more. Our Green Market offers live flora, freshly popped kettle corn, gourmet spices, and sauces.

Come meet and visit with some of the nation’s best crafters, as you stroll along downtown Venice.  Stop by and say hello to our featured artists, Larry and Linda Mayes.  Take a look at her beautiful photography work here, and see the fine jewelry they create together using her photographs.


Facebook Giveaway by Details in Time and Howard Alan Events! Win a Pair of Beautiful Earrings!

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Visit Annmarie at the 5th Annual Louisville Festival of the Arts at the Summit and the 21st Annual Chicago Tribune North Michigan Avenue Art Festival (Chicago, IL)

Win a pair of beautiful Elgin Earrings by Details in Time!


All earrings are made from ladies wrist watch dials from 1940-1970’s. The Swarowski crystals are set in the rachet wheel from a watch. The little gold wheels are the balance gears from inside the watch. Earrings may be ordered in French wire hooks or Posts. All earrings backs are surgical steel hypoallergenic for sensitive ears. Each piece is unique, the giveaway earrings will be similar to those shown above.

About the Artist

Born in the state of New Jersey, living most of her adult life on the West Coast of Florida, Annmarie Siegel gets her inspiration by stopping time on hear beaches near her Florida home. Her mantra is, “Living in the moment and not by your wristwatch”. She expresses this way of life daily, and passes it on to all those she meets.

As an extremely inquisitive child, Annmarie would take apart just about everything she could get her hands on. Old tape recorders, appliances and cameras! However, her mother’s old jewelry was her passion. She would disassemble her mother’s brooches, pins and earrings to make up new designs. “I thought mine looked better”, she would tell the adults.

After taking apart one of her father’s favorite pocket watches, Annmarie found that there were many more treasured pieces inside that she could use to create with, she was then inspired by the shapes and saw that they were much more than just watch parts. She began to create recognizable things such as fish, owls and birds with the pieces. Since then, her obsession with constantly making new designs has become her livelihood.

Loving what she does, Annmarie finds it a challenge to find old pieces. “Our society is becoming such a digital society” she says. Annmarie chooses to “Live in the Moment”, with TIME on her side!

To enter the contest click here and enter through our facebook page.

American Craft Endeavors presents the 11th Annual St. Armands Circle Craft Festival

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Join Us in St Armands Circle, Sarasota, Florida this weekend

June 9 & 10, 2012

Saturday & Sunday 10 AM – 4 PM Free Admission

Travel over the beautiful Sarasota Bay and away from the mainland  you will find the tropical paradise know as St. Armands Circle.  Your senses will be delighted by the fine shopping and restaurants complete with lush courtyard patios and Italian statues that fit into the stylish landscaping.  St. Armands Circle is a popular Craft Festival location. Stop by on Saturday or Sunday to see unique pieces handcrafted here in America.  Each artist will be present in their booth for you to discuss their inspiration and technique.  Many crafters will create custom pieces, just ask.  The variety of items range from jewelry, pottery, soaps, gifts, household items, photography and much more.  You will also find a green market displaying orchids, gourmet sauces and dips and other interesting items.

Directions: Take I-75 to exit 38, (Bee Ridge). Go west to Hwy 41. Take Hwy 41 North until you come to John Ringling Blvd. Take John Ringling Blvd. to St. Armands Key.  This will take you directly into St. Armands Circle. Registration will be at the circle in front of the southernmost point of the circle, parallel to Jacobson’s Store.

Twitter @Craftfestivals

 

Howard Alan Events presents the 5th Annual Louisville Festival of the Arts at the Summit

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Get ready Louisville for another amazing art festival! 

Festival producer Howard Alan Events and The Summit are bringing back Louisville’s annual premier juried street art festival June 9 – 10, 2012.  This celebration of the arts showcases the finest work of 150 top artists in the country. Admission is free and open to the public.

“Our jury process is very selective, this is how we ensure a diverse and eclectic mix of styles and media that appeal to a broad variety of art enthusiasts and collectors,” says festival promoter Howard Alan.  “There is truly something for everyone.”

Follow the Louisville Show on Twitter with hashtag #LouisvilleArtShow

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“This festival has become one of our signature events,” says Becky Norton, General Manager for The Summit.  “The Summit is a great back drop to enjoy art from all over the country and from our region. Customers are invited to enjoy art from more than 100 artists, stop by our shops, and grab dinner or lunch at one of the fine eateries.  They can make a day of it.”

The Summit will be unveiling a new play area on The Terrace where families can take their children for a break from exploring the original and unique work of the many talented artists selected to participate in the art show this year.

Stop by to see local Louisville artis, Lonnie Combs.  He creates pepper mills,pens, artistic  wood turnings, wood art sculpture, vases, hollow forms and bowls from logs that were removed as a, result of storm damage. I, a native Kentuckian, typically use the wood of Kentucky trees to create one of a kind uniuque vessels and pepper mills.

Each wood art item is an individual expression of nature through my artistic hands, therefore each creation is worthy of my signature .  The type of wood, production number, and date are located by my signature on the bottom of each piece. http://www.topchefpeppermills.com

 

Details in Time artist Annmarie Siegel uses recycled watch parts in her art, she creates beautiful jewelry  from old timepieces.

“Born in the state of New Jersey, living most of her adult life on the West Coast of Florida, Annmarie Siegel gets her inspiration by stopping time on hear beaches near her Florida home. Her mantra is, “Living in the moment and not by your wristwatch”. She expresses this way of life daily, and passes it on to all those she meets.

As an extremely inquisitive child, Annmarie would take apart just about everything she could get her hands on. Old tape recorders, appliances and cameras! However, her mother’s old jewelry was her passion. She would disassemble her mother’s brooches, pins and earrings to make up new designs. “I thought mine looked better”, she would tell the adults.

After taking apart one of her father’s favorite pocket watches, Annmarie found that there were many more treasured pieces inside that she could use to create with, she was then inspired by the shapes and saw that they were much more than just watch parts. She began to create recognizable things such as fish, owls and birds with the pieces. Since then, her obsession with constantly making new designs has become her livelihood.

Loving what she does, Annmarie finds it a challenge to find old pieces. “Our society is becoming such a digital society” she says. Annmarie chooses to “Live in the Moment”, with TIME on her side!” www.detailsintime.com

 

Annmarie (far right) poses with a happy customer at one of the Howard Alan Events Art Festivals