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Crafters prepare to Eat, Drink and be Merry this Weekend!

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Breakfast will be provided by Sam’s Club on Saturday and Sunday 7am.

Pot Luck dinner will be Saturday Night following the show in the Crafter’s parking lot. This week is a Mexican themed but crafters can bring whatever dish wish. American Craft Endeavors will be providing Margaritas, wine, water and soft drinks.

Crafter Spotlight – Annie Gray

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American Craft Endeavors invites you to join us this weekend at the 16th Annual The Villages Craft Festival (Lake Sumter Landing).  The Craft Festival will run Saturday and Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm both days.

You will find a wide variety of the country’s finest crafters displaying their wares.  Our Arts and Craft Festivals are a wonderful place to find unique home decor pieces for your home.  Create a home environment that reflects your personality and get the opportunity to meet the artist at our festival and you will have a wonderful converstation piece when you are entertaining your friends and family.  Our crafter spotlight is on Annie Gray, originally from St Louis Missouri and now a resident of the beach community of Treasure Island, Florida.

Beachy Wreaths by Annie Gray-Annie combines natural elements such as local shells and silk sea grasses with grapevine wreaths creating a coastal chic look that would make any door inviting.

This wreath is quail brush with silk sea grasses and paper/silk poms and white pencil starfish and white sand dollars. She individually places each leaf and grass to create this beautiful piece of art.

 

 

Come out to the Craft Festival this weekend and meet Annie Gray and take a look at some of her beautiful wreaths.

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Lake Sumter Landing in The Villages, FL

1129 Canal St.
The Villages, FL 32162

11th Annual The Villages Craft Festival at Spanish Springs (January 7th & 8th, 2012)

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This weekend (January 7th & 8th, 2012), American Craft Endeavors is proud to present 11th Annual The Villages Craft Festival at Spanish Springs in The Villages, Florida.

Here is some information regarding the festival:

  • Juried outdoor craft showcase
  • Original crafts – Handmade in America
  • Unique and affordable gift items
  • 175 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
  • 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: 1181 Main Street, Lady Lake, FL 32159.

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

Rich & Linda Gehris - Mixed Media

The first crafter we would like to introduce to you is Rich & Linda Gehris. Rich & Linda’s company, Gehris Tile,  not only displays the latest trends in the industry but also has a great selection of the traditional tiles. From the setting materials to the grouts to the sealers, the quality is there. Whatever your needs or budget, interior, exterior, bath, kitchen, sunroom, porch we can design and install your project. You can see more of their work on their website HERE.

Bill Hinchliffe : Photography

Next, we would like to introduce to you Bill Hinchliffe. Bill has been shooting nature as a hobby for 25 years. His “regular job” kept him on the road all over the US and Canada for most of his adult life. This created opportunities to visit countless parks, refuges, and habitats, to collect a wide variety of images that represent a good portion of North America’s wildlife. It’s absolutely amazing what he has been able to capture! See more of Bill’s work HERE.

Chris & Nancy Adamo : Jewelry

Last, we would like to introduce to you Chris & Nancy Adamo. Chris & Nancy create unique hand-crafted jewelry. They have several collections, including: “Yoga Inspired”, “Ocean Inspired” & “Inspired Jewelry” showcases. You can see more of their beautiful work HERE.

You will meet these crafters mentioned above along with almost 200 other crafters from around the state of Florida and the United States.

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The Place To Be: 15th Annual The Villages Craft Festival

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Did you join us this past weekend at the 15th Annual The Villages Craft Festival? Where did you purchase from? Who was your favorite fine crafter? We will be back in The Villages on January 7th & 8th, 2012 – so make sure you mark your calendars!

We wanted to share with you some of our favorite photos from the weekend:

This jeweler was very busy!

Fine Crafter: Annie Gray

Crowd at The Villages Craft Festival

You can view more photos from the weekend HERE.

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

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Local Fine Crafters Exhibiting in The Villages Craft Festival

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While you are beginning your Holiday shopping at the 15th Annual The Villages Craft Festival this weekend, make sure you visit the artists’ booths who are local in the area. We have four talented fine crafters who are from The Villages, Florida who will be exhibiting in the show this weekend:

Make sure you meet these fine crafters:

Maryann Kiernan: Wine Wood Crafts

*Anthony May – Bookmarks

*James Murphy – Photography

*Judy Nichols – Dolls

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

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15th Annual The Villages Craft Festival (November 5th & 6th, 2011)

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This weekend (November 5th & 6th, 2011), American Craft Endeavors is proud to present the 15th Annual The Villages Craft Festival in The Villages, Florida.

Here is some inforamation about the festival:

  • Juried outdoor craft showcase featuring unique and affordable crafts handmade in America.
  • Featuring leading local and national crafters.
  • Vast array of craft mediums:  from folk art, pottery, handmade jewelry and paintings, to personalized gifts, handmade clothing, scented soaps and body products.
  • Prices set to suit all budgets, ranging from as little as $3 to $3,000.
  • All crafters hand-selected from hundreds of applicants by American Craft Endeavors, producers of the top outdoor craft festivals in the country. 
  • All crafters on site for duration of festival.

Additionally, admission is free and open to the public. Times are Saturday & Sunday 10am-5pm. The navigational address is: Spanish Springs Town Square – 1181 Main Street, Lady Lake, FL 32159.

Here are a few of the crafters you will be able to meet this weekend:

Barry & Jan Hye: Fairies

First, we would like to introduce to you Barry & Jane Hye. Barry & Jan were teachers in New York, and now they have been retired for the last 10 years living in Central Florida. Barry continues his love of teaching as a sub in the Lake County schools. Jane keeps busy by creating new designs. Together they continue to sell their whimsical creations at about 20 shows a year. You can view some more of their work HERE.

Mary Jo Neidow: Baskets

Next, we have Mary Jo Neidow. Mary Jo creates beautiful baskets with the most intricate details. Her product would be perfect for any gift, whether you are starting early on your holiday shopping or need a birthday gift! You can see more of her designs HERE.

Joe Taylor: Jewelry

The final crafter we are going to introduce to you today is Joe Taylor. Joe creates women’s jewelry from 14K rolled gold wire or sterling silver wire using only hand tools. What sets him apart from other wire jewelers is that he incorporates semi-precious stones in his designs, giving the customer a wide variety of colors and styles from which to choose. You can learn more about Joe HERE.

You will be able to meet the crafters mentioned above along with over 100 other fine crafters from across the state of Florida and the USA. If you have questions about this event, please give us a call at 561-746-6615 or email us at 561-746-6615.

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RECAP: 2nd Annual The Villages Craft Festival at Colony Plaza

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This past weekend, American Craft Endeavors had another stellar show at The Villages, Florida. Did you attend the craft festival? What was your favorite part? Who was your favorite crafter?

We picked our favorite photos from the weekend to share with you:

The Villages: Crowd

Daniel Dunn - who created beautiful bird baths (www.mysecretgardenstore.com)

Maria Hormaza, who hand-makes one-of-a-kind jewels (www.beadsroyale.com).

You can view more pictures from the weekend HERE.

We look forward to hearing your comments!

Don’t forget – you can contact us anytime at 561-746-6615 or info@artfestival.com.

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