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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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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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Weekend Review: 23rd Annual St. Armands Circle Art Festival

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If you were unable to attend the 23rd Annual St. Armands Circle Art Festival this past weekend, you’re in luck! We have great photos from the weekend, so you can still see all the amazing artists and their artwork.

We have picked some of our favorites to share with you:

Chad Anderson

Happy Customer!

Crowd at the St. Armands Art Festival!

You can view more photos from the weekend HERE and HERE.

The Longboat Key Observer also created their own photo album from the show this past weekend. You can take a look HERE.

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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Talented Sarasota Artists Will Display Art Work This Weekend!

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This weekend, Howard Alan Events is proud to be producing the 23rd Annual St. Armands Circle Art Festival in Sarasota, Florida. We have artists who will be participating from all over the country. However, for this post, we are going to concentrate on our local artists from Sarasota!

Here are a few of the local artists you can expect to see this weekend:

Other local Sarasota artists include:

*Lou Divita: Photography

*Helen Howard: Watercolors

*Harry Roa: Jewelry

*Ken Shields: Pottery

*John Whitney: Painting

*David Wilson: Metal Sculpture

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

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23rd Annual St. Armands Circle Art Festival (November 12th & 13th, 2011)

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This weekend (November 12th & 13th, 2011), Howard Alan Events proudly presents the 23rd Annual St. Armands Circle Art Festival in Sarasota, 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 sculpture, photography, glass, wood, jewelry, collage and ceramics with prices ranging from $25 hand-designed earrings to $30,000 metal sculptures. An eclectic mix of styles by 150 of the finest artists in the country will line St. Armands Circle and transform this charming retail and dining district into a first-class outdoor art gallery.

Admission is free and open to the public. Times are Saturday & Sunday 10am-5pm. The navigational address is: 411 St. Armands Circle, Sarasota, FL 34236.

Here are a few of the nationally renown artists you will be able to meet this weekend:

Lou Michaels: Mixed Media

First, we would like to introduce to you Lou Michaels. Lou’s first work uses vintage photography, sculpture and metal to create a cohesive three dimensional nostalgic landscape. The trilogy represents the construction of three of New York City’s most recognizable skyscrapers and entices the viewer’s sense in fresh and exciting ways. You can see more of his flawless work HERE.

Keith Bradley: Sculpture

Next, we would like to introduce to you Keith Bradley. Keith creates the most unique metal sculptures you will ever see. Some of them have even been made into functional art, like the one pictured above. If you purchase this piece above, you can invite your guests to have a seat!

Jane Johnson: Acrylic

The final artist we are going to introduce to you is Jane Johnson. Jane is an exceptional artist who creates the most beautiful paintings. Her paintings would fit perfectly in any household. Make sure you stop by her booth to ask questions about her work.

You will be able to meet all the artists mentioned above along with 150 other talented artists from across the nation. 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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Weekend Review: 17th Annual Downtown Sarasota Art & Craft Festival

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This past weekend, American Craft Endeavors hosted another successful event in Sarasota, Florida.

Did you visit the show over the weekend? Tell us how it was!

We picked some of out favorite photos from the weekend to share with you:

Anne Marie Solomon, a watercolor artist!

Artist, David Wilson, with his metal sculptures.

Crowd at the Craft Festival over the weekend.

You can view more photos from the weekend HERE.

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

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Local Artists Exhibiting in Downtown Sarasota Art & Craft Festival

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As you venture to the 17th Annual Downtown Sarasota Art & Craft Festival this weekend (October 15th & 16th, 2011), make sure you stop by and see the talented local artists who are exhibiting in the show!

We are proud to introduce to you, Marsha Ritter, who is a local Sarasota artist. She will be present at the show this weekend exhibiting her beautiful paintings! Take a look at some of her work below:

Marsha Ritter: Paintings

Marsha Ritter: Paintings

Marsha Ritter: Paintings

You can learn more about this artist HERE.

*Here is a list of other Sarasota artists that you will be able to meet at the show:

(1) Debra Conterno – Jewelry

(2) Penny DiGregorio – Jewelry

(3) Paula Knudsen – Clay

(4) Bonita Mertes – Florals

(5) Tonya Smith – Paintings

(6) Lora & Bob Thomas – Pottery

(7) Jeanne Torres – Mixed Media

(8) David Wilson – Metal Sculptures

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

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

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