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The Unveiling of the New ArtFestival.com

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We are excited to announce the unveiling of our brand new (and improved) design of our website, ArtFestival.com.  This new design has been on the drawing board for several months now and we are thrilled with the final product.

The much needed facelift was created to allow easier navigation for our visitors, including both artists and patrons;  the large black boxes at the top of the page provide simple direction where your eyes naturally look first, versus where they used to be located further down each page of the site.

In addition, the simple layout of each page allows you, the visitor, to both locate and read the information you were searching for quickly and easily.

We have also added our new social media buttons to the site, which can be found at the bottom of each of the site’s pages.  If you haven’t liked or become a fan of any of our social media sites, this would be a great time to do so!  And we’ll become your fan in return!

The designer of the site, Matt McMahan of JSE Computers, had a huge undertaking to make this site come alive from Howard Alan Events and American Craft Festival owners, Debbie and Howard Alan’s vision, but we feel it truly has been captured!  Click HERE to view the new site now and then let us know what you think in the comments below!

Please Note:  If you are not seeing our new design yet or it is slightly distorted, simply delete your history and/or cookies on your computer and then refresh the page.  Viola!

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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

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.

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Lauderdale by the Sea Craft Festival is BACK and here to STAY!

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American Craft Endeavors is excited to announce that The 14th Annual Lauderdale by the Sea Craft Festival will be returning on it’s original October date and downtown core location. We have been working hard with the Chamber of Commerce and The City for this comeback and they are 100% behind us in keeping the original dates and location. The Festival will take place October 27th & 28th, 2012 on the streets of Lauderdale by the Sea at The A1A and Commercial Blvd. We hope you are as thrilled as we are to be back at this amazing venue! We look forward  to seeing all our loyal festival-goers there and encourage all crafters to apply!

Please note: The Coconut Creek show that was originally scheduled on this date has now been cancelled.

 

 

Crafters prepare to Eat, Drink and be Merry this Weekend!

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Breakfast will be provided by Sam’s Club on Saturday and Sunday 7am.

Pot Luck dinner will be Saturday Night following the show in the Crafter’s parking lot. This week is a Mexican themed but crafters can bring whatever dish wish. American Craft Endeavors will be providing Margaritas, wine, water and soft drinks.