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Whats going on at The Las Olas Art Fair this weekend

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This weekend, October 20th & 21st Las Olas Boulevard in Downtown Fort Lauderdale will be lined with over 200 national artists and fine crafters. This top ranked art festival is the first major fall outdoor art event. This year marks the 25th Anniversary of the show! Along with the artists and crafters, be sure to check out the extras below!

On site Giveaway

Register to win this commemorative sculpture during The Las Olas Art Fair! Veteran Las Olas Art Fair artist Todd Babb has created this sculpture in honor of the 25th anniversary of the show. The steel sculpture is titled “Perpetual Bliss” and resembles the Howard Alan Events logo. The registry booth will be located across from the Cheesecake Factory, next to the Poster Booth. The winner will be drawn Sunday at 3PM. To view more of Todd’s work visit http://www.toddandrewbabb.com/

Las Olas Merchant Specials
The following Las Olas merchants are offering “Art Fair Specials” during the show, Saturday & Sunday 10AM-5PM. Be sure to stop in these stores for these great discounts during the show!

Shop 603
603 East Las Olas Boulevard
Take 10% off the entire store!

Anamá
702 E. Las Olas Blvd
Browse over 300 styles for $39 or less!

Deborah James
623 East Las Olas Blvd
The hottest designer shoes like Cordani, Pons Quintana, Bernardo & more under $100.

AMERICAN SOUL
810 E Las Olas Blvd
50% off the entire store!

Rick Case FIAT

Make sure to stop by the Rick Case Fiat exhibit located at 9th & Las Olas. Check out the new Fiats inside and out. Also enter to win $45,000.00 in Chrysler Cash. You can use it towards any Chrysler Vehicle but we recommend a HIS and HER FIAT. Good Luck!

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Enter For A Chance To Win A Weekend Getaway in Fort Lauderdale

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 Howard Alan Events is proud to be hosting the Las Olas Art Fair for the 25th year! This art fair is ranked as one of the top 100 art festivals in the nation and continues to be one of the most anticipated art events in the area.

For show information, please visit www.artfestival.com

To help celebrate this great show, Howard Alan Events presents:
FORT LAUDERDALE’S 2012 OCTOBER LAS OLAS ART FAIR GIVEAWAY

Celebrating 25 Fabulous Years of Fine Art on Las Olas Boulevard!
Shop, Dine, and Celebrate during the Award-Winning 25th Anniversary Las Olas Art Fair

Winning Prize:
2 Night Hotel Stay, Dinner for Two, Official Event Posters, and much more!

Register to win at www.sunny.org

Contest Ends October 8th, 2012

The lucky winner will receive:

  • Kilwin’s Specialty Basket (Valued at $150.00)
  • Two official 25th Anniversary Las Olas Art Fair Posters
  • Dinner for 2 at Mango’s Restaurant & Lounge (Valued at $100.00)
  • 2- $25.00 Gift Cards to The Cheesecake Factory
  • A 60 minute, Swedish, deep tissue or sports massage OR a $90.00 credit toward any regularly priced services including couples massages courtesy of Planet Massage.
  • A complimentary weekend stay at the Riverside Hotel with accomodations located in the Executive Tower, with complimentary overnight valet parking for Friday and Saturday evening (October 19th and 20th).  Winner will also receive breakfast for 2 on Saturday morning and a Limited Edition, custom-made Riverside Hotel Anniversary Globe.

  

24th Annual Las Olas Art Fair Part I (January 7th & 8th, 2012)

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This weekend (January 7th & 8th, 2012), Howard Alan Events is proud to present 24th Annual Las Olas Art Fair Part I in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

A vast array of original handmade art, priced to suit all budgets, will be on display and for sale during this two-day art extravaganza. The artistic media represented include paintings, life size sculptures, photography, glass, wood, jewelry, collage and ceramics with prices ranging from $25 hand-designed earrings to $30,000 metal sculptures. Art enthusiasts will be engaged and intrigued by the eclectic mix of art that will transform Las Olas Boulevard into an outdoor gallery.

Times are Saturday & Sunday 10am-5pm. Admission is free and open to the public. The navigational address is: 600 East Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301.

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

Yu Zhou - Oils

First, we would like to introduce to you Yu Zhou. Yu is an unbelieveable artist. His work looks so realistic that it’s hard to believe that it’s only a painting. His work would fit beautifully in anyone’s home! You can see more of his remarkable paintings HERE.

Don Marksz - Jewelry

Next, we would like you to meet Don Marksz. Don is a local South Florida jeweler who you can see at many of our events. The canvas; solid sterling silver and some of the boldest and most attractive gemstones available. All the gems are natural, hand selected and semi-precious. His jewelry is stunning! It’s never too early to start thinking about a gift for Valentine’s Day! You can see more of his work HERE.

Kevin Kichar - Mixed Media

Last, we would like to introduce to you Kevin Kichar. Kevin is our 2012 Las Olas Poster Artist! He is also taking part in the Sunny.org Sweepstakes, Leap to the Las Olas Art Fair. Kevin is a local of Fort Lauderdale & we look forward to having him in the show! You can see the collections of his work HERE.

You will be able to meet the artists listed above along with 200 other artists from around the United States.

Have something to say about this art fair? Join in on the conversation on Facebook & Twitter.

Background Information About 2012 Las Olas Art Fair Poster

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Kevin Kichar a Fort Lauderdale Public Artist collaborated with Ceramic Artist Diane Hutchinson to create a new entrance to the downtown River Walk.  Four twelve foot by nine foot handmade tile mosaics anchor the Marshall Bridge connecting SW 4th Avenue and SW 7th Avenue, Fort Lauderdale’s “Avenue of Arts”.

Two East facing mosaics “Sailboat Bend” and “New River Story” can be viewed at Cooley’s Landing. Walk under the bridge to view the east facing “Avenue of Arts” and “Tarpon River”.

The art work for one of the mosaics “Avenue of Arts” has been selected as the 2012 Las Olas Art Festival Poster. Depicting the arts district of Las Olas a stage is set for comedy or tragedy while Jazz plays in the park.

Kevin Kichar recently received the Duanne Hanson Public Art Allied Artist reward and completed the first Broward County Artist as Entrepreneur Institute.

Diane Hutchinson has created ceramic art in Riviera Beach for over twenty five years.

Mosaic Tile Murals Article

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2012 Las Olas Poster Artist: Kevin Kichar

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This year, our poster artist for our 2012 Las Olas Art Fairs is Kevin Kichar!

He has been asked by the City of Fort Lauderdale to create a mural to celebrate it’s 100th Anniversary! What an honor! The actual piece that he created for the City of Fort Lauderdale has been used in this year’s poster.

2012 Las Olas Art Fair Poster

Las Olas Art Fair posters will be for sale by the Cheesecake Factory! We look forward to seeing everyone at our first Las Olas Art Fair of 2012 on January 7th & 8th.

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Crowds, Beautiful Art & More: 24th Annual Las Olas Art Fair

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We could not have asked for a better weekend! It was the perfect start to our Florida Tour. We saw crowds coming from every direction enjoying the art fair and basking in the perfect South Florida weather.

What was your favorite part of the weekend?

Who was your favorite artist?

Did you stop by the Chocolate & Wine Tasting?

Here are some of our favorite pictures from the weekend:

April Davis: Beautiful Display!

Great Crowd!

Glass Artist: Terry Andrews

You can view all the photos from the weekend HERE.

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Support Your Local Fort Lauderdale Artists In Las Olas Art Fair

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This week, Howard Alan Events is currently preparing for the 24th Annual Las Olas Art Fair. It’s the show that marks the start of our Florida season. We are looking forward to another terrific season in Florida and cannot wait for the new artwork that all our artists will bring to the shows.

We have several local, Fort Lauderdale artists who will be showcasing their work at the show this weekend.

Here are the local artists you will be able to meet this weekend:

Other Fort Lauderdale locals you will be able to meet are:

*Robert Cornell: Mixed Media

*Donna Wilson: Paper Collage

We are looking forward to a great show this weekend! Which artist(s) are you most excited about seeing? You can view which artists are exhibiting HERE.

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

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