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Featured Indialantic Crafters: Carol Smith & Tami Mount

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This weekend (July 16th & 17th), we are proud to have Carol Smith & Tami Mount exhibiting in the 13th Annual Indialantic Craft Festival in Melboure, Florida.

Carol and Tami collaborate hand-making their beautiful jewelry. They own a company called SunCoast Gems, which offers the highest quality in all natural jewelry components. Agate, freshwater pearls, turquoise, jet, jade, and onyx are just a few of the beautiful materials they use in their jewelry.

Here are a few pieces from their collection:

Carol Smith & Tami Mount: Jewelry

Carol Smith & Tami Mount: Jewelry

Carol Smith & Tami Mount: Jewelry

You can learn more about these artists by viewing their website HERE.

We look forward to seeing YOU at the show this weekend. It is our LAST ONE until SEPTEMBER!

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Helpful Art Festival Tips

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When applying to a Howard Alan Events art festival, please keep a few of these points in mind. These tips will hopefully help you avoid any set backs that you have in the application process!

*For experienced Art Festival Artists & Fine Crafters:

(1) Always have photos of your updated work & display. If you have re-vamped your booth display, make sure you take a picture and submit that with your next application. The same holds true if you have created new artwork.

(2) Read all the requirements carefully. Many times an artist or crafter’s application is put on-hold because they did not submit something correctly. We have everything that needs to be sent in with an application HERE.

(3) When you apply to a show, make sure you are aware of the rules & regulations. Here are Howard Alan Events’ rules —- Cancellations: will be due in writing in our office AT LEAST 60 days prior to the show date. Balances: will be due in our office AT LEAST 30 days prior to the show date. The latest possible date the balance can be received to our office is given to you, for your records, on the back of your confirmation. If you are accepted, the remaining balance MUST be paid NO LATER than 30 days before the event or a $50 late fee will apply per show. If you are applying for a show less than 30 days before the event, the $50 late fee applies as well. Deposits: For most shows, a $50 deposit may be made in lieu of full booth fee ONLY if the event is more than 30 days away.

*For green Art Festival Artists & Fine Crafters:

(1) When you apply to an art or craft festival for your first time, you will need to produce a booth display. We do realize that you may be doing your first show with us. However, you need to set-up (perhaps in your backyard) & take a picture of your 10×10 white tent exactly how it would be in the show.

—> Numbers 2 & 3 (under experienced artists) apply to green artists, a well!

Beautiful Photography Booth Display

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RECAP: 17th Annual Siesta Key Craft Festival

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This past weekend, American Craft Endeavors produced a wonderful Craft Festival in Sarasota, Florida.

Here are some fantastic photos from the weekend:

Siesta Key: Crowd

Siesta Key: Crowd

Siesta Key: Crowd

You can view more photos from this annual event HERE.

Don’t forget… our next Craft Festival is this weekend (February 12th & 13th, 2011). It’s the 2nd Annual Bradenton Craft Festival in Bradenton, Florida. We look forward to seeing you there!

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4th Annual Downtown Venice Craft Festival

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This weekend (January 22nd & 23rd), American Craft Endeavors proudly presents the 4th Annual Downtown Venice Craft Festival in Venice, Florida.

The address of the event is: 220 Miami Ave West, Venice, FL 34285. Times are: Saturday & Sunday 10am-5pm. Admission is free and open to the public.

Now, here are some of the crafters you can expect at this weekend’s festival:

Marian Gaydos: Jewelry

First, we would like to introduce to you Marian Gaydos! Simplicity and elegance are the qualities Marian strives for her designs. As you can see in the picture above, her jewelry is exceptional! To view more of Marian’s jewelry, click HERE.

Delores & Walker Coffman: Wire Angels

Next, we would like to introduce to you Delores & Walker Coffman. The special touch to their creations is the threading of colored glass beads, semi-precious stone chips and leaded Bicone crystals. This would be a perfect gift for anyone! To view their website, click HERE.

Barbara Berman: Purses

The final crafter we are going to share with you today is Barbara Berman. Barbara started off as an interior designer. Then, she bought her first sewing machine about ten years ago, which led to her business “CraftiBarb”. Today, she creates beautiful purses, totes, scarves and much more! To view more of her work, click HERE.

There are going to more fantastic crafters just like the ones mentioned above at the Downtown Venice Craft Festival this weekend. We look forward to seeing you all there!

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Crafters in Downtown Delray Beach Holiday Time Art & Craft Fair

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In a previous blog post, we gave you information regarding the 4th Annual Downtown Delray Beach Holiday Time Art & Craft Fair THIS Sunday & Monday (December 26th & 27th). Now, we want to share with you some of the crafters who will be exhibiting in the show.

Beverly & Ken Wilson: Polymer Resin Birds

At first, Beverly & Ken Wilson‘s creations were gifts for family and friends, but as more people began seeking their work, requests started pouring in. Egrets and pelicans soon dotted local yards, patios and pool areas. A small business was born! You can view more of their unique hand-crafted product HERE.

 

Kevin Ritter: Mixed Media

Kevin Ritter firmly believes in motivational words and sayings. He has incorporated his belief into his artwork. Kevin uses Prisma color pencils to create his bright and whimsical art work. You can view his website HERE.

 

Fred Kugel: Dog Treats

Fred Kugel‘s Good Dog Bakery is located in Port St. Lucie, Florida. All the biscuits and treats that he bakes are completely 100% all natural! You can order your precious pup some treats right off their website! Click HERE to order some treats!

As you can see, the Craft Fair portion of this fabulous Art & Craft Fair has a wide array of crafters. There will be something there for everyone!

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American Craft Endeavors January Craft Festivals

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January is rapidly approaching and will be here before you know it! Therefore, you need to start planning your winter schedule. American Craft Endeavors has a craft festival every weekend, which gives you many different choices! (Please click on the highlighted & underlined words for more information!) Here is what we have lined-up for January:

1. 3rd Annual Fort Myers Art & Craft Fair at Bell Tower (Fort Myers, FL) – January 1st & 2nd, 2011

Fort Myers - 2010

2. 10th Annual The Villages Craft Festival at Lake Sumter Landing (The Villages, FL) – January 8th & 9th, 2011

The Villages - 2010

3. 14th Annual Punta Gorda Sullivan Street Craft Festival (Punta Gorda, FL) – January 15th & 16th, 2011

Punta Gorda - 2010

4. 4th Annual Downtown Venice Craft Festival (Venice, FL) – January 22nd & 23rd, 2010

Downtown Venice - 2010

5. 17th Annual St. Pete Beach Corey Area Art & Craft Fair (St. Pete Beach, FL.) – January 29th & 30th, 2011

St. Pete Beach - 2010

As you can see, there is definitely plenty to keep you busy for January. Applications to apply to any craft show can be found HERE.

We look forward to seeing you at all our January Craft Festivals!

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18th Annual Downtown Dunedin Craft Festival

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American Craft Endeavors is proud to present this weekend’s craft festival, which is the 18th Annual Downtown Dunedin Craft Festival. It will be held in Dunedin, Florida on November 20th & 21st. Some of the country’s finest artists and crafters with products all handmade will be present. Here is a first-hand look of the crafters you can expect this weekend:

James Thomas: Jewelry

James Thomas has been doing lapidary work since he was a small child. Now in his semi-retirement, he’s able to get back to designing for himself first and then selling that perfect piece to the public. You can view more of James’ artwork HERE.

Glenn Gross: Orchids

Glenn Gross has owned and operated a nursery for over fifteen years. He specializes in a wide variety of different orchids. You can find his orchids in our green market! To view his website, click HERE.

Cindy & Rob Marton: Cork Assemblage

Cindy & Rob Marton hand-make unique creations from raw wood and cork. Some of their items include: wine cork trivets, gravity holders (pictured above), wine cork coasters, wine cork wreaths, cork message boards & wine cork clocks. To view their website, click HERE.

Additional information…

Times: Saturday & Sunday 10am-5pm

Admission: FREE

Address: 271 Main Street, Dunedin, FL 34698

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