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Enter to win a weekend getaway at the Venice Art Festival

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ENTER TO WIN a weekend getaway at the
25th Anniversary Downtown Venice Art Festival   
November 3rd & 4th, 2012   

The lucky winner will receive:
2 night stay at Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Venice- Friday and Saturday, November 2nd & 3rd, 2012.  Includes complimentary breakfast and on-site parking
$75.00 Gift Certificate to Cafe Venice Restaurant & Wine Bar
$25.00 Gift Certificate to Sharky’s on the Pier
4 Single Serve Waffle Cones courtesy of Bresslers- $19.00 value
1 Framed Official 25th Anniversary Edition Festival Poster courtesy of Venice Main Street
The winning package must be used November 2 – 4, 2012, during the art festival.

 Click Here To Register  
Contest ends 10/19/12

But wait there’s more! There will also be an onsite Art Giveaway during the event-

Enter to win Elaine Laurent’s piece on Saturday, November 3rd in her booth. 

A Quarter Century Venice
Size: 8in x 12in x 3in deep
Cigar Box Art
Value: $100.00

Enter to win Steve Whitlock’s piece on Sunday, November 4th in his booth.

Sarasota Grouper
Lemon Bay to Passage Key Chart
Size: 35×45
lithograph reproduction
Value: $375.00

6th Annual Coconut Point Art Festival (February 11th & 12th, 2012)

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This weekend (February 11th & 12th, 2012), Howard Alan Events is proud to present 6th Annual Coconut Point Art Festival in Estero, Florida.

The Coconut Point Art Festivals, replacing Howard Alan Events’ premier art festivals traditionally held in Downtown Naples, have become welcome events at this popular dining and retail destination.  Festival goers will be able to comfortably stroll among the spacious isles of gallery style booths located on the parking fields of Coconut Point and explore the original art on display and for sale.

“Our jury process is very selective, this is how we ensure a diverse and eclectic mix of styles and media that appeal to a broad variety of art enthusiasts and collectors,” says festival promoter Howard Alan.  “There is truly something for everyone.”

Times are Saturday & Sunday 10am-5pm. Admission is free and open to the public. The navigational address is: 23130 Fashion Drive, Estero, FL 33928.

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

Cameron Gillie : Photography

The first artist we would like to introduce to you is Cameron Gillie. Cameron’s true passion in photography has always been photographing the wonders of the natural world that we all are so closely intertwined with, but in our day to day life between work and home, rarely stop to appreciate. You can learn more about this artist HERE.

Bruce Holwerda : Paintings

Next, we have Bruce Holwerda. People are always wondering where Bruce gets his ideas. If he were to be honest, one painting session years ago he veered off course a bit and took a serious pose and got wacky with it. He remembers thinking “This is what I’m supposed to do”. You can view his online gallery of work HERE.

Nancy Lee Judd : Jewelry

Finally, we would like to introduce to you Nancy Lee Judd. Nancy started her jewelry career in 1985 in New Orleans apprenticing with some very talented jewelers. She has worked in most areas of the jewelry industry and has attended many traveling seminars and clinics. Her work is gorgeous! You can see more of her collections HERE.

You will be able to meet the artists mentioned above along with 150 other artists from around the United States! Don’t be the one to miss out on this terrific event.

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More Artists : 11th Annual Hobe Sound Festival of the Arts

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Because the 11th Annual Hobe Sound Festival of the Arts will be here in two days – we wanted to give you a sneak peek of a few artists you will be able to meet at the show this weekend!

Take a look below:

James Klinger : Pottery

Sarena Mann : Mixed Media

Steve Pawloski : Jewelry

Debra & Dave Vanderlann : Photography

Don’t see the artist you were looking for above? You can check-out our Participating Artists List HERE.

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Local Hobe Sound Artist: Scot Buccina

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This weekend while you are visiting the 11th Annual Hobe Sound Festival of the Arts, make sure you support your local artist! We are proud to announce to you that Scot Buccina is the local artist of this art festival.

His work is beautiful:

Scot Buccina: Stone Sculpture

Scot Buccina: Stone Sculpture

Scot Buccina: Stone Sculpture

You can view more of his beautiful work HERE.

Don’t forget to stop by his booth and ask him questions about his artwork!

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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18th Annual Siesta Key Craft Festival (February 4th & 5th, 2012)

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This weekend (February 4th & 5th, 2012), American Craft Endeavors is proud to present the 18th Annual Siesta Key Craft Festival in Sarasota, Florida.

Here is some general information about the craft festival:

  • Juried outdoor craft showcase
  • Original crafts – Handmade in America
  • Unique and affordable gift items
  • 150 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.
  • Vast array of craft media: 
    • Folk art
    • Pottery
    • Handmade jewelry
    • Paintings
    • Personalized gifts
    • Handmade clothing
    • Scented soaps
    • Body products and much more

Times are Saturday & Sunday 10am-5pm. Admission is free and open to the public. The navigational address is: 5124 Ocean Blvd., Sarasota, FL 34242.

A few of the crafters you will be able to meet this weekend include:

Cindy Pinyard: Ladies Accessories

First, we would like to introduce to you Cindy Pinyard. Cindy’s scarves are sewn in New England and can be ordered in 2 sizes and range of fashionable colors and designs. Additionally, her ceramic scarf slides are handformed, glazed and fired in our kilns and available in a variety of colors, textures, and finishes. You can view more of her beautiful work HERE.

Katherine Weisinger: Jewelry

Next, we have Katherine Weisinger. Katherine uses real flowers and leaves in her jewelry. They are protected from fading by enriching the original color. Each petal and leaf is delicately hand-painted using lacquer, 24k gold and sterling silver. Her work is stunning! Take a look at more of her pieces HERE.

Dan Johnson: Paintings

The final fine crafter we are going to introduce to you today is Dan Johnson. Dan tries to create fresh, clean images with a bit of whimsy. His artwork is transferred via a printing process in which the image is actually “baked” into the surface of the product and results in a highly durable, washable surface and a brilliant color reproduction that will last for years. Dan’s work is unlike anything we have ever seen – his booth is going to be a must-see! You can check-out his website HERE.

You will be able to meet the fine crafters mentioned above along with 100 other fine crafers from across the state of Florida and the United States.

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

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11th Annual Hobe Sound Festival of the Arts (February 4th & 5th, 2012)

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This weekend (February 4th & 5th, 2012), Howard Alan Events is proud to present 11th Annual Hobe Sound Festival of the Arts in Hobe Sound, Florida.

The festival spans four blocks of A1A/Dixie Highway starting at Bridge Road and continuing south on AIA.  This popular art festival, produced by Howard Alan Events and hosted by the Hobe Sound Chamber of Commerce, attracts locals and tourists alike. All artists are juried by an independent panel of expert judges and hand-selected from hundreds of applicants based on quality and diversity. All of their artwork is original and handmade in America.

Times are Saturday & Sunday 10am-5pm. Admission is free and open to the public. The navigational address is: 11954 SE Dixie Highway, Hobe Sound, FL 33475.

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

Paul LaMontagne: Abstract Sculpture

First, we would like to introduce to you Paul LaMontagne. Paul is an abstract sculpture artist from Coca, Florida. His pieces would be a statement in anyone’s home. Make sure you visit Paul at the show & he will be able to tell you a little more about himself. You can take a look at his website HERE.

George Gabriel: Metal

Next, we would like to introduce to you George Gabriel. George believes metal melts into the curves of beauty offering a sparkling light. This piece of art (pictured above) connects us with the idea of infinity and the magic of art in our daily life. You can see more of his flawless pieces HERE.

Mike & Liz Rose: Jewelry

Last, but not least, we would like to introduce to you Mike & Liz Rose. Mike makes the beads, and then Liz designs and constructs the jewelry, combining Mike’s beads with precious metals and semi-precious stones. Together they create beautiful unique pieces of jewelry that capture the light and reflect beautifuly on the wearer. You can learn more about this dynamic duo HERE.

You will be able to meet all these artists mentioned above along with 100+ other artists from around the country! If you have any questions about this festival, please don’t hesitate to contact us at 561-746-6615 or info@artfestival.com.

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More Artists : 9th Annual St. Armands Circle Art Festival

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Because the 9th Annual St. Armands Circle Art Festival will begin TOMORROW – we wanted to give you a sneak peek of a few artists you will be able to meet at the show this weekend!

Take a look below:

John Cheer : Pottery

Hetty Metzger : Paper

Marcus Ryan : Mixed Media

Chris Klassen : Paintings

Robin Smillie : Photography

Don’t see the artist you were looking for above? You can check-out our Participating Artists List HERE.

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