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Visit Downtown Stuart THIS Weekend – Free, Craft Festival!



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!

Artist Marketing Tip – Engage Your Fans on Facebook


Create a Facebook Business Page for your Art.

Facebook gives artists a chance to engage and communicate with their fans like never before.  If you do not have a lot of experience with Facebook personally don’t worry, personal pages are set up to communicate with friends and family, you will want to create a business page and it is handled differently than a personal page. Here are some tips for using your Facebook Business Page to engage your fans.

  •   Set up your Business Fan Page to showcase your art.  The new timeline format is very visual, take advantage of the larger image sizes.  You will need a main image sized 851 x 315, your profile 180 x 180 and your tabs are 111 x 74.

  • When you begin posting sometimes it helps to create an editorial calender or a list of ideas to post about. You will want to include a mix of the types of things you post, ask questions, share stories about creating your art, post pieces that are in progress, maybe share a funny story from an art festival.  There are many ways to share little pieces throughout the week and engage with your fans. 

  • Let everyone know about  your Facebook page, include it on your business cards, in your monthly Newsletter emails, on flyers, everywhere you post your contact information include your Facebook page. 

  • Remember you want to use the page as a community, not a soapbox to tell people to buy your art.  It is a place of sharing images and ideas and also include  that you have art for sale but that should be secondary.  You should develop your “online voice” be friendly and communicate as you would in person but still remain professional.

  •  List your upcoming shows and post reminders prior to the event.  When you comment on other Facebook pages, Tag your page, you do this by typing the @ symbol before your page name (example @howardalanevents) and then a list will appear, select your name.  Make sure you tag  your page on Howard Alan’s Facebook page so we can then “Like” your page and add you to our list of artists to promote on our Facebook page!  If you need help with getting your page setup you can contact Nicole at nicole@artfestival.com, www.fb.com/HowardAlanEvents

For inspiration check out some of these HAE artists Fan Pages:


Janet Mokher

Todd Babb

Steve Vaughn


Canopy by Steve Vaughn





The Difference Between a Facebook Profile & Fan Page


We have had quite a few questions and concerns from our artists about the differences between a Facebook Profile Page and a Facebook Fan Page. It’s important to know the difference – because they can be used to market your artwork and grow your business!

Here are the details about a Facebook Profile Page:

This is for individual users and is created by visiting Facebook and signing up for an account. You’re putting your “Face” on Facebook. It’s your name, picture, video of your kids, etc. Posting updates in your life makes it easy for you to connect with your friends! You’re posting your status updates, videos, pictures, sending messages, writing on walls, and socializing within Facebook. A Facebook profile should NOT be used as your business page.

Here are the details about a Facebook Fan Page:

Once you create a Facebook profile you can use that account to create a Facebook Business Fan Page for your business. This is where you can post business information: events, videos, photos, specials, promos — and encourage your fans to ‘like’ you, post testimonials and help spread the word about your business stories.

**It’s important to know the difference between the two – because you don’t want to mix your personal life with your business! It’s not appropriate and very unprofessional.

**Do you need help with getting started? We are more than happy to guide you through the process! You can contact elisabeth@artfestival.com or nicole@artfestival.com.

Have something to say? Join in on the conversation on Facebook & Twitter.

Artist Facebook Fan Pages


Attention Artists!

We have a great idea that we would like to share with you. We would like any artist (specifically a Howard Alan Events Artist) to inform us if they have a facebook fan page. You can email: elisabeth@artfestival.com. We will promote YOU, YOUR WORK & YOUR FAN PAGE.

We just ask for one thing in return: that you promote our fan page, as well! (You can check-out our fan page HERE.)

We would like for this to be a win/win situation for everyone. Let’s spread the word about ALL Howard Alan Events artists!

Howard Alan Events : Facebook Fan Page

Have something to say? You can join in on the conversation on Facebook & Twitter.

Facebook Art Gallery


Attention Art Enthusiasts!

Every week, prior to each show – we will be notifying our participating artists to post a photo of their artwork on our Howard Alan Events Facebook Fan Page. Additionally, they will include their website & space number. Space numbers will be posted HERE. Please include this link when you post a photo of your artwork!

By doing this – the general public will be able to get a “preview” of what to expect at the art festival.

For our 14th Annual Shadyside…The Art Festival on Walnut Street – we have had a terrific response from our artists!

See our Facebook Art Gallery below:

Make sure you check-out the rest of the art gallery on our Facebook fan page HERE. (Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter, too!)

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

Our Facebook Got A Facelift!


Hello Art Enthusiasts!

Have you happened to notice the mini-facelift that our Howard Alan Events fan page has received? If not, you should check it out!

(1) Take a look at the tool bar located on the left-hand-side:

Tool Bar

(2) You can view our Art Festival Calendar right on our Facebook Page! (See: “Art Festival Calendar”)

Art Festival Calendar

(3) You can see where we are located! (See: “New Address”)


**Make sure you check-out our American Craft Endeavors fan page, as well! It received a mini-facelift, too!**

We want you to receive information about our Art & Craft Festivals through many different platforms!

If you have a question about this post – please contact us at 561-746-6615 or info@artfestival.com.

Your Social Media


What social media are you involved with? We cannot tell you enough how important it is to have many different social networking platforms (especially if you have a business).

We have written several different blog posts regarding our social networking sites, and we would like to share them with you:

(1) “Have You Joined The Twitterverse?” – click HERE.

(Find out why you should be on Twitter & why it’s such a great marketing tool.)

(2) “Join American Craft Endeavors on Facebook!” – click HERE.

(We have a Facebook Fan Page for Howard Alan Events, too! Click HERE to become a fan!)

(3) “Visit ArtFestival.com’s YouTube Page!” – click HERE.

(We create videos for all our Fine Art Festivals to be used on various marketing platforms. Subscribe to our page!)

Our Twitter Homepage: @ArtFestivals

If you have any questions regarding any of the social networking sites that we are a part of, please do not hesitate to contact us! You can email office@artfestival.com or call (954) 472-3755.