Category Archives: Craft Festival

Craft Festival in Downtown Dunedin Kicks Off Holiday Shopping Season

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Original & Affordable Crafts – Unique Gift Items – Alternative to Crowded Mall Shopping

This weekend, November 17th & 18th, 2012, the 20th Annual Downtown Dunedin Craft Festival is coming to town, specifically on Main Street.

In our ongoing effort to support the Arts and the local economy, this free event which is open to the public, will be a great alternative to those who dread the thought of shopping in crowded malls , especially during the holiday season!

Craft Festival in Dunedin

This two day juried gallery style event showcases original handmade crafts and gift items priced to suit all budgets.  The festival presents holiday shoppers with a head start on their holiday shopping and an alternative to crowded malls, all in a fabulous outdoor setting. This high-end juried event showcases the work of 100 of the finest local and national crafters who will line their booths along Main Street in downtown Dunedin. A Green Market will offer festival goers a broad selection of exotic plants, as well as dips and other gourmet items. The City of Dunedin, Florida sponsors the festival.

Festival At-A-Glance

  • 20th Annual Downtown Dunedin Craft Festival
  • November 17 – 18, Saturday & Sunday, 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Main Street in Downtown Dunedin
  • Juried outdoor craft showcase
  • Original crafts – Handmade in America
  • Alternative option to holiday shopping in crowded malls.
  • Unique and affordable gift items
  • 100 crafters from 30 different states
  • Prices set to suit all budgets – ranging from as little as $3 to $3,000
  • Crafters hand-selected from hundreds of applicants
  • All crafters on site for duration of festival
  • Green Market offering a wide variety of quality plants including exotics as well as dips and gourmet items.
  • Sponsored by the City of Dunedin
  • Vast array of craft media:
    • Folk art
    • Pottery
    • Handmade jewelry
    • Paintings
    • Personalized gifts
    • Handmade clothing
    • Scented soaps
    • Body products and much more

Special thanks to our sponsors Costco, Cadillac, Florida Home Improvement Associates and The St. Petersburg Times.

11th Annual Holiday Craft Festival – Juno Beach Florida

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The 11th Annual Holiday Craft Festival on the Ocean returns November 10 – 11, 2012 with 150 leading local and national crafters.  This two day juried event is a gallery style showcase of original handmade crafts and gift items priced to suit all budgets. The festival presents holiday shoppers with a head start on their holiday shopping and an alternative to crowded malls, all in a fabulous outdoor setting. This event will help raise funds for the Jupiter Juno Beach Rotary Club.  Admission is free and open to the public.

The crafters will line this beautiful stretch of Juno Beach along AIA with their professional booths.   All exhibitors will be present for the duration of the show available to discuss their techniques and inspiration as well as take commissions for new pieces.  Whether you are a craft enthusiast or looking for that unique one-of-a-kind gift item, there is something for everyone.  From folk art, pottery, handmade jewelry and paintings, to personalized gifts, handmade clothing, scented soaps and body products, a full spectrum of craft art mediums will be on display and for sale with prices ranging from as little as $3 to $3,000.

11th Annual Holiday Craft Festival on the Ocean - Juno Beach, FL

In order to ensure a superior event with quality affordable original crafts, all of the local and national crafters have been hand-selected from hundreds of applicants by American Craft Endeavors, the largest producer of craft fairs throughout the country.

Festival At-A-Glance:

  • 11th Annual Holiday Craft Festival on the Ocean, Jupiter/Juno Beach
  • November 10 – 11, Saturday & Sunday, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • AIA between Donald Ross Road & Loggerhead Park in Juno Beach
  • Juried outdoor craft showcase featuring unique and affordable crafts handmade in America.
  • Free Admission.
  • Alternative option to holiday shopping in crowded malls.
  • Featuring leading local and national crafters.
  • Vast array of craft mediums:  from folk art, pottery, handmade jewelry and paintings, to personalized gifts, handmade clothing, scented soaps and body products.
  • Prices set to suit all budgets, ranging from as little as $3 to $3,000.
  • All crafters hand-selected from hundreds of applicants by American Craft Endeavors, producers of the top outdoor craft festivals in the country.
  • All crafters on site for duration of festival.

Directions:
The festival is located on A1A (Ocean Boulevard) on Juno Beach overlooking the beach. Take I-95 to Jupiter, and exit on Donald Ross Road. Head east to A1A on the beach. At Donald Ross Road and US 1, go north, and enter the show site through Loggerhead Park.  Drive east through the park to A1A.

Special thanks to our sponsors:  Classical South Florida, Florida Home Improvement Associates, Juno Beach Rotary and the Palm Beach Post.

The Villages Craft Festival Returns This Weekend For Its 16th Year

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Central Florida’s top craft venue welcomes back The Villages Craft Festival to Spanish Springs Town Square this weekend, November 3rd & 4th, 2012.

The country’s leading crafters will display their finest work during this two day juried craft event and will be present for the duration of the show available to discuss their crafts, inspiration and even take commissions.  Admission is free and open to the public.

ABOUT THE VILLAGES CRAFT FESTIVAL:

  • Juried outdoor craft showcase
  • Original crafts – Handmade in America
  • Unique and affordable gift items
  • 100 crafters from 30 different states
  • Prices set to suit all budgets – ranging from as little as $3 to $3,000
  • Crafters hand-selected from hundreds of applicants
  • All crafters on site for duration of festival
  • Vast array of craft media:
    • Folk art
    • Pottery
    • Handmade jewelry
    • Paintings
    • Personalized gifts
    • Handmade clothing
    • Scented soaps
    • Body products and much more

For additional information on the 16th Annual The Villages Craft Festival and any other American Craft Endeavors craft shows across the country, please visit www.artfestival.com, join our Facebook Page at www.Facebook.com/AmericanCraftEndeavors or call 561-746-6615.

Special thanks to our sponsors for this event:

  • AboutSatellite – DirecTV/Dish Network
  • David Lerner Associates
  • Fairbanks Construction
  • Healthy Gourmet Cookware
  • Sam’s Club – Lady Lake
  • Solar Controllers
  • Solar Lights & More
  • The Solar Guys

Visit Downtown Stuart THIS Weekend – Free, Craft Festival!

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ArtFestival.com

No weekend plans set in stone for October 13-14th? ArtFestival.com has you covered! Join us in historic, Downtown Stuart, Florida this Saturday and Sunday from 10am – 5pm for Free! You will enjoy over 100 crafters, both local and traveling artists! Learn what inspired these crafters firsthand, shop for handcrafted goodies and, even get a chance to meet these artisans and crafters as you stroll Martin County’s quaint, Downtown Stuart area, full of interesting and unique restaurants, clothing boutiques and beachy gift shops!  (Get your Holiday Gift Shopping done early)!

The 13th Anniversary Downtown Stuart Craft Fair , happening this weekend, features more than 100 crafters exhibiting and selling their work in an outdoor gallery setting.  From photography, paintings, sculpture, jewelry and more showcased from local and traveling crafters, your visit to Downtown Stuart is sure to be a feast for the senses!

Stay up to date on the many craft festivals and craft fairs that American Craft Endeavors has to offer. LIKE us on Facebook and tweet along with us on Twitter too. Pin your craft festival pics on Pinterest and share your unique finds -We LOVE seeing how much fun our crafters and attendees have at all of our amazing art festivals and craft fairs!

2013 Ford Escape Hunger Drive

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Ford Motor Company and Feeding America, the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief organization, have joined forces to drive hunger out of America. Volunteers are hosting Hunger Drive events at their homes or other selected locations for an amazing cause that will ultimately help provide up to 1.5 million meals to the needy. Those who come to these events will have the opportunity to experience (and be able to enter to win) the all-new 2013 Ford Escape! For each attendee, Ford will donate meals to Feeding America.

During the month of October, The 2013 Ford Hunger Drive will be exhibiting at the following American Craft Endeavors Craft Festivals:

10/06-10/07             18th Annual Downtown Delray Beach Craft Festival (Delray Beach, Florida)

10/13-10/14             13th Annual Downtown Stuart Craft Festival (Stuart, Florida)

10/27-10/28             14th Annual Lauderdale by the Sea Craft Festival (Fort Lauderdale, FL)

Be sure to stop by the Ford exhibit at these great events, check out the new 2013 Ford Escape and help this great cause.

Please Vote For Us!

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WE NEED YOUR VOTES!

The Miami Herald chose one of our Instagram photos as South Florida’s Best Block Photo! This is a people’s choice award that is done online through the newspaper. They chose our photo from the Las Olas Art Festival as one of their submissions, and we need your vote to win! We’re asking all of artists, crafters and loyal patrons to ‘Like’ our photo on Instagram.

Please click on the link below and ‘like’ the photo. The photo with the most ‘likes’ will be named the winner.

Click Here To Like

Follow Us On Instagram!

The first Monday of each we will choose a photo of the month that we will use in conjunction with our other weekly photos.
Each Thursday we will be sharing one of our favorite photos from the early days of Howard Alan Events on our Facebook page. Take a step back in time and get a bit nostalgic remembering the years of fantastic festivals we’ve been producing. And if that’s not enough…we’ve got “Follow Fridays.” Every Friday we will choose page for you to follow that are in the area of that weekend’s show. From local restaurants and merchants- get a first hand look at where to go and what to do in each city.

Follow us at:

artfestivals and craftfestivals

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

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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!