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Artists Highlights Through The Week

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To honor our 3 shows this weekend – we would like to post some of the beautiful artwork that artists posted on our Facebook wall this week to promote Boca Fest, Downtown Dunedin Art Festival & Downtown Venice Craft Festival!

Enjoy the beautiful artwork:

Luisa Velasquez : Boca Fest - Booth #94

Alexa & Peter Smarsh - Boca Fest : Booth #89

Erik Laffer : Downtown Dunedin - Booth #54

Skip & Moonstone White - Dunedin Art Festival : Booth #21

Julia Dressler : Downtown Venice Craft Festival

Karen Hull : Downtown Venice Craft Festival

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Show Cancellation : Lauderdale by the Sea Craft Festival (March 10-11, 2012)

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Attention Crafters:

We want to inform you that we are canceling the Lauderdale by the Sea craft festival scheduled for March 10th & 11th, 2012. After we were forced to move from the highly visible downtown area to a parking lot back in November, we have decided that this new location is not viable. We want to provide you with the highest visibility and offer you the most profitable location at all of our craft festivals. With that in mind, we have scheduled a new show at The Promenade in Coconut Creek.

We have listened to your concerns about the Lauderdale by the Sea location and have responded with what we believe will be a phenomenal show in a great location in the affluent Coconut Creek area.

Information about the Coconut Creek Craft Festival at The Promenade can be found HERE.

Coconut Creek Craft Festival

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American Craft Endeavors Craft Festivals Now Available on Zapplication!

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Attention Crafters!!

Our 2012 Craft Festival Applications are now live on Zapplication (from February 2012-December 2012)! Now, you have a choice of how you want to apply – you can mail in the application OR apply on Zapp! For those of you who are new to Zapp, we have helpful instructions below:

First, you need to set up an account with Zapplication by visiting www.Zapplication.org.

When you apply to a show, you will upload 3 photos of your work and 1 photo of your booth display.

There will be a jurying fee when you apply on Zapplication, but there will not be a jurying fee if you mail in the application.

After your application has been juried and you have been “invited” to the show, an email will be sent to you. In this email, we explain to you: if you accept our invitation to exhibit – either a deposit in the amount of $50.00 will need to be sent in immediately or the entire show fee. The payment towards the show is what reserves your space!

*As a reminder, we do not accept regular paper applications through the fax and/or e-mail. You will need to mail it in to us via “snail mail”.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us at 561-746-6615 or info@artfestival.com.

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*NEW* 2012 Summer & Fall Craft Festival Schedule Available!

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Attention Fine Crafters!

We are proud to announce our remaining 2012 Craft Festival Calendar from May 2012 – December 2012.

Our schedule is listed below:

Applications will be made available sometime today! Make sure you check our website and our social media for updates.

***Also, all craft festivals will now be available to apply via Zapplication. We will send out details once the festivals are open!***

If you have any questions about this post, please don’t hesitate to contact us at 561-746-6615 or info@artfestival.com.

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Interested In Participating As A Musician?

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Even though all of our shows are juried art festivals, we do have musicians who have a space and play their music to thousands of festival-goers who attend our events.

If you are interested in becoming a musician at our shows, please mail in the following items to become approved:

• Letter of Interest
• Press Kit or copy of your CD
• Booth picture

Please mail to:
Howard Alan Events/American Craft Endeavors
Attn: Music
400 Cypress Drive, Suite 1
Tequesta, FL 33469

Please note that we do not accept groups or bands. We only accept individuals or soloists with non-amplified music who would play to the patrons and sell their CD’s. Space is extremely limited and generally fills up at the start of the season, so please keep this in mind when applying.

If the committee chooses you for our festivals we will contact you to discuss openings and fees at that time.

Musician: Sergei Novikov

If you have any other questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us at 561-746-6615 or info@artfestival.com.

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17th Annual St. Pete Beach Corey Area Craft Festival (December 3rd & 4th, 2011)

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This weekend (December 3rd & 4th, 2011), American Craft Endeavors proudly presents the 17th Annual St. Pete Beach Corey Area Craft Festival in St. Pete Beach, Florida.

A full spectrum of craft art mediums will be on display and available for sale including folk art, pottery, handmade jewelry and paintings, to personalized gifts, handmade clothing, scented soaps and body products presenting festival goers an alternative to mall shopping during the holiday season.  These unique and affordable crafts are priced from as little as $3 to $3,000.

The Corey Avenue Merchants Association is hosting this year’s event, a welcome tradition in this friendly and vibrant community.

Admission is free and open to the public. Times are Saturday & Sunday 10am-5pm. The navigational address is: 595 Corey Avenue, St. Pete Beach, FL.

Here are a few of the fine crafters you will be able to meet at the show this weekend:

Eric Hertz: Pottery

First, we would like to introduce to you Eric Hertz. Eric’s pottery is handmade, functional, stoneware pottery that is meant for everyday use. Each piece is uniquely created through a variety of techniques including wheel throwing and hand building. All pieces are microwave, oven, and dishwasher safe. You can view more of his collection HERE.

Olga Londono & Carlos Bernal: Wood

Next, we have Olga Londono & Carlos Bernal. Pictured above is a print of thier original illustration that has been digitally enhanced. It is printed on premium presentation paper with archival pigment inks to keep your art piece looking great for years and years. Then, it’s applied on 1/2 inch MDF wood and cut by hand, as a last step we applied several coats of clear glossy finish. You can see more of their funky & vibrant pieces HERE.

Lori Kay Olling: Jewelry

The final artist we are going to introduce to you is Lori Kay Olling. Lori’s style is a mix of clean simple lines and contemporary design. She is a metal-smith using all precious metals and a learning lapidary using semi-precious stones. You can learn more about this artist HERE.

You can meet all the incredibly talented fine crafters mentioned above along with 100 other fine crafters from around the state of Florida and the United States.

If you have any questions about this post, please don’t hesitate to contact us at 561-746-6615 or info@artfestival.com.

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Shop Local This Holiday Season

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This Thanksgiving Weekend is last chance to find unique holiday gifts for everyone on your list. Have a relative that is impossible to buy for? There’s something for everything this weekend at our shows.

Shop the 12th Annual Downtown Delray Thanksgiving Weekend Art Fest and the 12th Annual Lauderdale by the Sea Craft Festival this weekend for one-of-a-kind creations.

Avoid the mobs, crowded megastores, and stuffy malls; and enjoy shopping out in the sunshine of gorgeous downtown venues!

Both fabulous shows allow you the ability to participate in Small Business Saturday, a day dedicated to supporting small American businesses during the holiday season. Buying handmade gifts from local artists, supporting the local economy, and checking everyone off your list? Sounds like a win, win to us!

Shopping makes everyone happy!