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5 Things To Do At An Art Festival

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For as far back as we can remember, art fairs and festivals have widely attended across the country by artists and the like.  An art festival is a celebration of both art and artists, and is often used to promote art among the masses. Typically held in an aesthetic setting, such as a waterfront park or a bustling downtown street, an art festival typically features displays of artwork by several artists.  Since most all art festivals are open to the public, here are a few reasons to attend these free weekend events.

1. You will get the opportunity to meet the artists who actually create their own work and begin a relationship with them.  Traveling to art festivals not only gives you the opportunity to know and see other parts of the country, but it gives you a chance to follow your favorite artists over the years and watch their work evolve.

2. Interact and get to know specific artists and fine crafters from the local area of the show.  Learn what specific things they draw inspiration from, regionally.

3. Art fairs give you the opportunity to commission unique pieces of art- allowing a more personalized work.  Some artists will even create specific artwork or commemorative pieces for an art festival. For annual art shows, these commemorative pieces are often highly collectible items that are available in limited quantities.

4. Some art festivals will also feature workshops, studio demonstrations and meet-and-greets with artists.  Learn techniques and inspirations from some of the worlds best artists.

5. Indulge in the regional cuisine of the area of the show.  Local food vendors and merchants often times provide food that is known and respected in the area.

Of course, there are many other things to do and reasons to attend art festivals.  Howard Alan Events produces 90 arts and crafts festivals each year.  Please see our calendar of events to help you decide how many of our events you would like to attend.  We have many patrons who anticipate our shows for months, so we hope to see you there!

Calendar of Events

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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Local Dunedin Artist: Linda Stump

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We are very excited that local Dunedin Artist, Linda Stump, will be joining us at the 15th Annual Downtown Dunedin Art Festival this weekend (January 14 & 15, 2012).

Here are a few examples of her photography below:

Linda Stump : Photography

Linda Stump : Photography

Linda Stump : Photography

Make sure you stop by Linda’s booth at the art festival – so you can get to know more about her! You can see where she will be located in the show HERE (space numbers will be posted tomorrow).

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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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Support Local Baltimore Artists in Inner Harbor Art Festival!

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Howard Alan Events always enjoys having local artists in their shows. This weekend, HAE is proud to present three local artists who will be exhibiting in the 3rd Annual Inner Harbor Art Festival this weekend (September 17th & 18th, 2011).

Meet our 3 artists from Baltimore, Maryland:

Tom Snyder: Photography (www.swamphox.com)

Bill Wierzalis: Photography (www.italyincolor.com)

If you need more information about each artist, make sure you check-out their website. Also, they will be available at the art festival this weekend, so they can answer any questions you may have about their stunning work!

If you need to contact us – feel free to call/email at 561-746-6615 & info@artfestival.com.

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Support Local Alexandria Artists!

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Howard Alan Events is proud to have so many wonderful and talented artists who are local to Alexandria, Virginia participating in the 9th Annual Alexandria King Street Festival of the Arts this weekend (September 10th & 11th, 2011).

Here are a few of the local artists you will see at the show:

Ed Hirschfield: Photography (www.emhphoto.com)

Jane Gillette: Watercolors (janeandrlegillette.com)

David Cochran: Acrylic (www.davidcochran.com)

Gregory Knott: Photography (www.gregknott.com)

Patricia Palermino: Paintings (www.patpalermino.com)

Wendy Wilkerson: Paintings (www.wlwilkerson.com)

Martha Brumbaugh: Watercolors

All of the artists mentioned above will be available at the show to answer any questions you may have about their work. Additionally, you can purchase a beautiful piece of artwork, as well!

We look forward to another fantastic art festival this weekend in Alexandria, VA.

If you have any questions, contact us at 561-746-6615 or info@artfestival.com.

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Local Kansas City Artist: Bond Blackman

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Howard Alan Events is proud to have Bond Blackman in The 4th Downtown Art Annual…Kansas City Art Fair this weekend (May 20-22). We enjoy having local artists in our shows and appreciate the beautiful work they create!

Bond creates original and bold concepts that spontaneously flow into him from the media itself.  Unusual stones, ancient coins or pottery, antique buttons or pieces of vintage jewelry serve as inspirations for his unique jewelry designs.

Bond has lived his life entirely as an artist: from motion picture writer and producer to poet, creator and innovator of mosaics in wood, as well as intarsia and Pietra Dura techniques using precious stones. He has worked as an art director and writer as well as a professional appraiser of ancients prior to the Magna Carta.

Bond is a principle appraiser for famous estates and is disciplined in ancient arts prior to the Magna Carta with an expertise in vintage costume jewelry.  Bond was commissioned to appraise the Harrington Art Collection at the University of Illinois at Edwardsville and the Nelson Art Gallery has frequently referred patrons to him for appraisals.

Bond Blackman: Jewelry

Bond Blackman: Jewelry

Bond Blackman: Jewelry

Bond Blackman: Jewelry

You can view more of Bond’s incredible jewelry HERE. All of his work is absolutely stunning!

You will be able to meet Bond along with 150 other fantastic artists from all over the country.

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

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