Monthly Archives: July 2012

Howard Alan Events Proudly Presents The 10th Anniversary Downtown Aspen Art Festival


Saturday and Sunday

July 28th & 29th

10:00am to 5:00pm


Previously held in Wagner Park, the festival has moved to Monarch Street in between Durant Ave and Main St. Showcasing an all-star line-up of the nation’s finest artists, the Downtown Aspen Art Festival will provide you an exclusive opportunity to experience a broad range of phenomenal creations ranging from life-size sculptures, photography, glass, paintings, ceramics, one-of-a-kind jewelry, and mixed media. Take in fabulous views of Downtown Aspen, grab a delicious bite at a local eatery, and purchase original artwork from the artists themselves, as you enjoy this weekend of visual inspiration.

Aside from an array of fine artists for you to meet with and purchase art from, Howard Alan Events is pleased to welcome the AARP Media Road Show and the AARP The Magazine Road Trip to Aspen. AARP’s Fitness Ambassador Martina Navratilova will make a special appearance each day from 1:30 to 3:45 to hand out autographed copies of her recently published book, “Shape Your Self: My 6-Step Diet and Fitness Plan to Achieve the Best Shape of Your Life” to the first 100 festival goers who stop by the AARP The Magazine Road Trip area for special wrist bands. AARP will provide valuable information, samples and coupons and the Deputy Editor of AARP The Magazine, Marilyn Milloy, will be on-site to conduct a Q&A session with Navratilova. Tell your friends about this exciting guest we will be hosting at this year’s festival. Learn more about the Aspen Art Festival at  We can’t wait to see you there!

Howard Alan Events Proudly Presents The 3rd Annual Park City Art Fair at Redstone


Please join us this weekend in Park City!

Saturday and Sunday

July 21st & 22nd, 2012


A town rich in culture, we are pleased to return to Park City for the 3rd Annual Park City Art Festival at Redstone.  Meet more than 100 of the nation’s most talented artists showcasing life-size sculptures, spectacular paintings, one-of-a-kind jewelry, photography, ceramics and much more at this admission-free community festival.  Festival patrons and art collectors alike can meet and visit with their favorite artists- having the opportunity to view and purchase original art.  While you’re there, please stop by and say hello to some of these featured artists.

Selu Alofipo- Painting

David Schneider- Photography

These are just a few samples of the fabulous work that you’ll see as you stroll through the streets of Park City this weekend.  We can’t wait to see you there!

American Craft Endeavors Proudly Presents 14th Annual Indialantic Craft Festival (Melbourne, Florida)


Saturday & Sunday July 14th & 15th, 2012

10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Free Admission

Nance Park in Indialantic, FL

Indialantic is a quaint oceanfront community just east of Melbourne on Florida’s central Atlantic coast. Restaurants vary from fast food and family establishments to ethnic and gourmet dining. Swimming, fishing, boating and surfing are favorite pastimes. The recently refurbished boardwalk offers a place to stroll along the ocean and the parks throughout the Town provide getaways from the day’s routine.

Indialantic has relaunched a new summer tradition with the Annual Indialantic Craft Festival, bringing contemporary crafts from more than 100 of the nation’s most talented artisans to this free community event. A variety of jewelry, pottery, ceramics, photography, painting, clothing and much more, all handmade in America, will be on display. An expansive Green Market with plants, orchids, exotic flora, handmade soaps, gourmet spices and freshly popped kettle corn further compliments the weekend, blending nature with nurture.  Stop by and say hello to some of our featured artists and crafters and get a firsthand account of how their work is created.


Kathy and Loren Bell- Jewelry

Kathy Bell creates nautical themed jewelry including turtles, fish, pellicans and starfish.  She utilizes sea glass found in a variety of exotic locations in her designs such as Hawaii, Puerto Rico, and Key West, Florida



Carol Hurless- Bamboo


We hope to see you at the show this weekend!

Howard Alan Events Proudly Presents The 4th Annual Downtown Frisco Art Fair


Join us this weekend in downtown Frisco for this spectacular art festival.

Saturday, July 7th, 2012 and Sunday July 8th, 2012


The 4th Annual Downtown Frisco Art Fair, the second stop on our Western Tour, houses crisp mountain air, beautiful vistas, and the nation’s top artists – creating the perfect event in the heart of downtown Frisco. 
Enjoy a weekend of true visual inspiration, as over 100 artists will showcase their works including glass, mixed media, paintings, jewelry, and pottery; providing all sorts of opportunities to appreciate – and purchase- art.  Beautiful scenery and so much more await you at this fun, admission-free outdoor art festival.  Unlike many of our other festivals, the town of Frisco lends a perfect backdrop to green art.  Some of the artists repurpose the materials they use in their creative process.  For example, Fiber Artist Cheryl Peterson of Denver, who makes shawls and other wearable art, repurposes yarn.  Other artists use reclaimed wood in their actual artwork or in the framing of their art; some restore or refurbish discarded or vintage frames.  Others use recycled materials including silver and gold in their jewelry designs, some paint on surfaces made from recycled materials including paper and even water bottles. Others make sure to steer clear of toxic paints and other materials containing formaldehyde or other objectionable ingredients.

Following is additional information from a few different artists about their green process.

Wolny, Margaret – Fort Collins, CO – Jewelry
My husband collects wine bottles from three local restaurants.  I make planters, night-lights, trays, and jewelry from them.   I also save my own glass scraps and use them to create jewelry.  One process I use involves a special high-temperature screen.  I place the scraps on it and heat it to 1700 degrees.  The glass melts through the screen to create new patterns and designs.  I then cut up the resulting glass into pendants or use it in bowls and plates.

Axton-Giddings, Joe & Giddings, Mari – Phoenix, AZ – Mixed Media
We use a lot of recycled materials, re-forged and re-purposed. We use nature and science to paint with rust and decay. Our materials include:   forged metals (steel, copper, brass), kiln-formed glass
and high-fire clay.

While you’re strolling the streets of Frisco, be sure to stop by and say hello to these featured, local artists.

Todd Powell- Photography

Kate Baer- Jewelry/Mixed Media

These are just a few of the artists who will be exhibiting this weekend in Frisco, Colorado.  We can’t wait to see you there!

American Craft Endeavors Proudly Presents The Villages 15th Annual Craft Festival


Please join us this weekend at Lake Sumter Landing in The Villages

Saturday July 7th and 8th, 2012


One of Florida’s fastest-growing communities, The Villages plays host to the annual The Villages Craft Festival for the 15th year. Since it’s inception, The Villages Craft Festival at Lake Sumter Landing continues to grow and highlight the talents of many unique crafters, providing the area with one of its most enjoyable summer traditions. Come meet and visit with some of the nation’s best crafters while enjoying the charming streets of this spectacular community. Find great one-of-a-kind craftwork and sample great food while listening to the tunes of live music as you peruse the displays. There’s something for everyone at The Villages Craft Festival.  While you’re there, please stop by and see some of these featured crafters showcasing their work.

Carol Hurless


Kathy and Loren Bell


We can’t wait to see you there!

Howard Alan Events Proudly Presents The 21st Annual Chicago Tribune North Michigan Ave Art Festival


Join us this weekend for a 3 day spectacular festival!

Friday and Saturday- July 6th & 7th, 2012- 10am-6pm

Sunday- July 8th, 2012- 10am-5pm

It’s been just over 20 years since the inception of the Chicago Tribune North Michigan Avenue Art Festival, and this venerable event continues to highlight the talents of hundreds of artists, while also providing Chicago with one of it’s more enjoyable summer traditions. Original artwork will be on display for the entirety of the weekend. Visitors will have the opportunity to meet the creators of the art on display; commission a specific piece, ask questions about techniques, learn the sources of their inspirations, and purchase fine works of art.  Be sure to stop by and say hello to some of these featured artists that will be exhibiting their work.


Stephen Winer- Mixed Media

Ed Martin- Glass/Wood

Jason Pavalonis- Photography

These are only a few of the hundreds of talented artists that make this festival legendary.  Come explore Michigan Avenue this weekend!