• Saturday, October 24th – Sunday, October 25th Show Hours 10am – 5pm Click Here to RSVP   Downtown Sarasota’s popular fall art and craft festival returns October 24th – 25th, 2015 and will once again strive to raise awareness for Breast Cancer Research. Many exhibitors will be featuring art and gift items inspired by the [...]

  • Saturday, October 17th – Sunday, October 18th Daily Hours: 10am – 5pm 600 Las Olas Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, FL  Located in the heart of Fort Lauderdale, Las Olas Boulevard is known as the jewel of the city. Las Olas has everything for a wonderful evening out, or a relaxing day window-shopping and dining at one [...]

  • Preparations are well underway for the debut of ArtRageous: Downtown Boca’s Art & Craft Festival slated for October 10th -11th, 2015. Produced by Howard Alan Events and hosted by Downtown Boca, this two-day outdoor gallery style street festival will showcase the work of the finest artists and crafters in the country selected among hundreds of [...]

  • Downtown Delray Beach welcomes back its signature fall craft festival this weekend. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and just like every year, Howard Alan Events and American Craft Endeavors is saying “yes” to spreading awareness about this terrible disease. Participating artists are creating amazing pieces inspired by the cause with proceeds going to cancer research [...]

Art Festivals

Fort Lauderdale welcomes back Las Olas Art Fair

Saturday, October 17th – Sunday, October 18th Daily Hours: 10am – 5pm 600 Las Olas Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, FL  Located in the heart of Fort [...]

Craft Festivals

Downtown Sarasota’s Popular Fall Craft Festival Returns This Weekend!

Saturday, October 24th – Sunday, October 25th Show Hours 10am – 5pm Click Here to RSVP   Downtown Sarasota’s popular fall art and craft festival [...]

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Blue Flame Candles are handmade with meticulous attention to every detail. We use a soy-blend wax, cotton wicks and no added dye. What sets Blue Flame apart from other candles is exceptional fragrance. Being true luxury candles, they have amazing fragrance throw and a slow beautiful burn. Cell: (772) 708-3434 Studio Phone Number: (772) 708-3434 Email: lonee@blueflamecandles.com Web: http://www.blueflamecandles.com Facebook: http://www.blueflamecandles.com Instagram: http://blueflamecandles.com  

David has making oil lamps for over 30 years. As a retired stone mason, his stone candles are made selectively with containers that unscrew for filling. He and his wife later developed the sea shell oil lamps using sea shells from all over the world. These lamps have a “never ending wick” which never needs to be replaced. They are useful to burn citronella or paraffin in and make a [...]

My name is Enrique Chavez. I have been working in the health field for more than 20 years, but with photography as a hobby and passion. I make photography as decoration for each part of the house, specially finished in canvases, The thematic is mostly the surrealism, and macrophotography. One of my most popular series is called “Double play”, which is an action beginning in one canvas and finishing in [...]

I personally design and create my own handbags, belts and other ladies accessories in my studio in Dania Beach. All of my items are made from genuine crocodile, python, ostrich, lizard and fine Italian leather. My metalwork is hand hammered and I only use Swarovski crystals. Each piece is unique and many of them are one of a kind. Cell: (954) 614-8299 Studio Phone Number: (954) 922-2802 Email: fdk920@aol.com Web: [...]

For Todd, art is all about inspiration and literally putting that inspiration into someone’s hands. The word ‘art’ comes from an ancient Indo-European language that means ‘to fit together.’ By taking license plates and other recyclable materials, he likes to create something which has the ability to form a connection with someone. Born in Fort Worth, Texas, Todd has lived in Colorado since 2001. After owning a successful home improvement [...]

Brenda McMahon forms soft earth into subtle polished vessels in the quiet of her St. Petersburg, FL studio. Her mystical and magical surface is achieved by skillfully throwing porcelain pots on the potter’s wheel to create elegant forms. Once dry, Brenda carefully polishes each vessel with a river stone. That labor intensive burnishing process aligns the porcelain particles to create a satin finish. Each hand formed vessel is nestled in [...]

I create colorful, fun jewelry from lightweight anodized aluminum, much of which I anodize and hand-color. I also incorporate brass accents that I color-plate, or polymer clay created from my own hand-carved texture plates. I have been making jewelry since 2000 and exhibit in art shows in Florida and the southeast. Cell: (904) 434-9481 Studio Phone Number: (904) 434-9481 Email: robin@baronson.org Web: http://www.JinglersJewelry.com Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/jinglersjewelry

Through my photography, I strive to capture my vision of the beauty of natural places, both above and below the water. I produce my photographs using high quality archival materials. I offer both prints on fine art paper, and giclees on canvas. I shoot with both digital and film cameras, but always totally manually as I require complete artistic control of my images.           Cell: (561) [...]

This two-day outdoor craft showcase features a wide variety of original crafts and unique gift items. The exhibitors are carefully selected from hundreds of applicants in order to ensure a superior event featuring diverse art media and the highest quality of handmade art and crafts. Admission is free and open to the public. American Craft Endeavors has had the privilege of bringing top national crafters to The Villages for more [...]

With fall fast approaching, there is no doubt that folks will be flocking to their local art and craft festivals in search of seasonal treasures for their homes and their families. This Saturday and Sunday, residents of the beautiful town of Punta Gorda will have a chance to head to Sullivan Street for a weekend of the finest crafts, art pieces and much more at the 18th Annual Punta Gorda [...]

The highly anticipated Alexandria King Street Art Festival is returning to Alexandria, VA for its 13th year. This prestigious art festival in particular is one that has drawn national attention as being a top art festival in the United States. In fact just this month, it was just ranked number 24 by Sunshine Artist magazine, the nation’s leading publication for art and craft shows, for “2015 Sunshine Artist 200 Best.” Come [...]

It’s hard to believe that the end of summer is almost here – it feels like it was just yesterday that summer began! As kids start school again and life gets busy, it’s important to remember that the arrival of fall doesn’t have to mean we stop having fun. Fall weekends are a great time to spend time with friends and family, and what better way to enjoy that family time [...]

    We are in search of the 2016 Las Olas Poster Artist! The poster contest winner will receive a free booth at THREE shows: the 2016 January Las Olas Art Fair, the 2016 April Las Olas Art Fair and the 2016 October Las Olas Art Fair. The winner receives a HUGE amount of PR exposure as the artwork will appear in all print advertisements, plus the artist gets 100 free copies of the [...]

I am located in Louisville, Kentucky. I also paint at St. George Island, Florida, in the winter time, when I can. In Louisville, I tend to paint local scenes, murals, and I paint from our own family native plants gardens and wildflowers. I paint in an impressionist style in acrylics, oils and watercolors. Cell: (502) 797-4411 Email: info@annemilligan.com Web: http://www.annemilliganart.com

I have lived in Littleton, CO, for thirty years and turned to full-time art production about four years ago, from a previous career as an instrumentation developer and robotics engineer. I eventually settled on a technique I call “flash sculptures,” which are mixed-media wall sculptures containing found objects that are captured in a state of disintegration, fragmentation, or dispersion. The name of the technique is intended to evoke an analogy [...]

My work is contemporary Batik. I alternate watercolor paint and 400 degree bee’s wax using a traditional tjaunting tool or watercolor brush on a rice paper surface. Each layer is applied and then allowed to dry before continuing and drawing the next layer. When several layers of paint and wax have been applied the wax is carefully removed. This is an important step in the process. The wax has to [...]

We developed our CREATIVE CLOCK DESIGNS business with the concept of creating unique clocks so that no two are exactly alike. With a variety of designs available, each clock has its own style, personality and character. We’ve given each one a name and look forward to introducing you to Brutus Bear, Honey Bee, Dagwood Duck, Ralphie Robot, Hootie Owl, Cleo Cat, Timmy turtle, Sam Sorcerer and Fiddler Blue or Red [...]

I am known as Grammie’s Jams. I make 19 different kinds of jams and four different relishes, along with 7-10 different cakes. All are made from produce either gathered or bought here in Florida. Cell: (194) 144-5483 Email: donna.arnold@usa.com

All of my creations contain real preserved sea life, real sea shells and real coral. I also add Swarovski crystals to some for a fun whimsy look. Please note that the pictures of each piece are samples, and when you purchase your art piece on line it will look just like the picture, but due to the natural materials, small variations occur. However, the color and type of sea life [...]

Born and raised in Turkey, Nihal Kececi started drawing and painting at a young age. Despite her demonstrated talent in art, she studied physics and nuclear engineering and worked in the software analysis field in the U.S. and Canada. Nihal works in acrylic, oil and pastel at a large scale. She has been generating a consistent body of work as a professional artist and taking classes at the Washington Studio [...]

Fill Your Home and Your Heart With JOY! You want a unique work of art with a story! I get it! You didn’t get this far by accident; you’ve worked pretty hard and overcome some rough challenges. You’re a passionate and caring person; you see what’s going on in the world and only wish you could do more. Your home is gorgeous, or at least it’s getting that way. Or [...]

As much as we have enjoyed our little craft festival hiatus in favor of some fun in the sun, we’re anxious to get back to doing what we really love here at American Craft Endeavors. With that, we’re excited to join you in ushering in the month of September in beautiful Downtown Venice, Florida, for the 7th Annual Venice Craft Festival. Join us Sept. 5-6 from 10 a.m. to 4 [...]

Thank you, thank you, thank you! The HAE Colorado Summer Tour 2015 was amazing, and we owe it all to you. Thank you to the wonderful patrons who came and supported the incredibly talented artists who showcased their work, and the immensely welcoming folks at each of the locations where our tour made a stop. We look forward to seeing you again on many successful tours in the coming years. [...]

Here comes our last week of the Colorado Summer Tour 2015. Thanks to you, our shows in Aspen, Beaver Creek and Frisco have been amazing, with artists, patrons and their families making memories they will cherish forever. Whether you’ve been on this tour with us from the very beginning, or are just joining us for our last stop, we at Howard Alan Events are grateful for your support. We’re proud [...]

The Colorado Summer Tour 2015 has so far been a rousing success, and it couldn’t have been done without you! From the beauty of Aspen to the charm of Beaver Creek, we’ve experienced an array of breathtaking and inspiring backdrops for some of the country’s most coveted high-end artists. This weekend, we continue our journey through Colorado and land on one of our favorite spots, nestled deep into the majestic [...]

Since American Craft Endeavors is taking a little break from the craft festival circuit until September, when we will be at the Downtown Venice Craft Festival, we thought you might find it useful to use this time between shows to review your marketing strategy. Do you have all of the tools you need to market your craft business properly? Today’s vast online resources make it easier than ever to market [...]

The 2015 Colorado Summer Tour continues in another one of our favorite spots in Colorado, Beaver Creek Village in Avon. A luxurious haven in the midst of adventure, Beaver Creek has everything nature lovers dream of: beautiful natural surroundings, decadent amenities and a mountain paradise away from the stresses of the world. This is why we love that the Beaver Creek Art Festival is now in its 28th year. What [...]

The 2015 Colorado Summer Tour is finally on its way and we can’t wait for you to experience it with us! Our first stop is well known for its beautiful landscapes, friendly people, and luxurious sites. Naturally, it’s a perfect setting for high-end artists and gallery-style art to be showcased. Our first stop on the tour is breathtaking Aspen, Colorado. Forget the rich and famous — Aspen has something for [...]

This weekend’s 3rd Annual Madeira Beach Craft Festival is another chance for you and yours to plan a fun beach mini-getaway. Every week we share with you all the reasons why you should come to an American Craft Endeavors craft show. This week, however, we thought we’d go over some beach essentials you need to not only make your craft festival experience a success, but to extend that further into [...]

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Sarah Foster was born in Sedona, Arizona. She spends time in her studio at her home in a quaint rural neighborhood outside of Prescott, Arizona. She is accompanied by her ceramics artist husband Robert and a menagerie of critters. Her other passions include theatre along with gardening, yoga and hiking. Sarah’s creations, Stone Creek Designs, include contemporary mixed metal jewelry, focusing on hand-cut stones from rare old stock collections, intricate [...]

JB Eagle Custom Knife Maker, Featuring Artistic Handles and Blades. USEABLE ART AT ITS BEST! I design, manufacture, and install special handle material on prefabricated knife blades.  (Exotic Wood, Elk Antler, Deer Antler, Buffalo Horn, Buffalo Bone, Camel Bone, Other) I specialize in Damascus multi-layer very hard steel blades (very artistic and every blade is unique). Cell: (303) 570-4250 Studio Phone Number: (303) 570-4250 Email: brent@nilson.us

Yolonda Pelz is an internationally known clay artist specializing in award-winning, handmade, one-of-a-kind, nature themed whimsical art pieces in clay. Each piece is a collectible one-of-a-kind original. Yolonda’s art work has won first place and best of show. Cell: (386) 478-9718 Email: yojamespelz@gmail.com

Dunedin, Florida is a town of traditions, and its yearly events and festivals reflect that. From Scottish pride to Mardi Gras fun, Dunedin’s quaint and beautiful South Florida charm serves as an interesting and fun backdrop for all of the excitement that goes on year-round. This weekend, as we prepare for the 13th Annual Downtown Dunedin Craft Festival, we share with you some of the Dunedin traditional events that take [...]

Family time is everything, especially during very special holidays, and craft festivals provide the perfect opportunity to celebrate that bond. Crafters, live entertainment, food, shopping and fun are all part of the agenda, but spending quality time together in a beautiful setting is really the ultimate goal. American Craft Endeavors is so proud to be able to bring you that. Father’s Day is this Sunday! Why not celebrate the dads [...]

What’s the most exciting thing about traveling for you? Whether it’s learning about the history of a new place or getting to know the residents of a particular town, travel is a great way of exploring, expanding, and re-igniting inspiration and creativity. That’s one of the reasons that Howard Alan Events loves to travel all over the U.S., bringing one-of-a-kind, original art by seasoned artists in a high-end, outdoor gallery-style [...]

It’s no secret that we love St. Armands Circle in Sarasota. We look forward to our craft festivals, like this weekend’s 14th Annual St. Armands Circle Craft Festival, in that little corner of South Florida for many reasons. If you’ve been a loyal patron of our Sarasota craft festivals, you know what those reasons are. But what about those who have never been to our festivals? What can they expect [...]

Thank you for making last weekend’s Art in the Village Festival such a huge success! Next up: The 10th Anniversary of the Crocker Park Fine Art Fair with Craft Marketplace. As we move from celebrating 25 years of festivals at Legacy Village to commemorating 10 years of art at beautiful Crocker Park in the outskirts of Cleveland, we encourage you to take in the sights and sounds that surround this [...]

Sandra was an award-winning graphic artist in marketing communications for over 20 years, receiving many national and regional awards. Sandra studied fine art at Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University in New Jersey. For the past six years, she has devoted herself to oil painting. “I love to paint a variety of subjects, from florals and landscapes to waterscapes and portraits. Recently, I have discovered the joy [...]

Cell: (386)679-3113 Studio Phone Number: (386)341-4242 Email: ericlundgren@me.com Web: http://www.goldandstuff.com

Becky Blair, of inSpiraled, is a former public school art teacher with an appreciation for the often ignored and unexpected. Embracing color and texture, she cuts, tools, and dyes leather and combines the pieces with hammered sterling silver and found objects to create wearable artworks. Favorite items to incorporate into her work include those discovered by chance while exploring roadsides, beaches, and antique stores, as well as finds collected during [...]

I am a self-taught mixed media artist living in the Charleston area. My art grew from photos of family relatives my grandmother gave me. Inspired, I wanted to tell their stories. Armed with a shared family history, I began down the path I am on today. I have moved from family photographs to discarded snapshots discovered at estate sales and antique stores who have found their way into my art. [...]

Working in vibrant oils on canvas, I paint bold florals and beach scenes bathed in sunlight. Cell: (860)558-0378 Email: cheryldavisart@gmail.com Web: http://www.cheryldavisart.com

I have been involved in art, in one form or another, since childhood. Over the years, my love of expressing myself through art has always reappeared, even after a long hiatus. In 2009 I was forced to retire, which coincided with meeting a mentor who opened the door, and released the artist which had been dormant for so long. My art reflects my love of nature in the beautiful world [...]

Matt Pecson paints iconic images in a style that is all his own. With elements of Impressionism, Expressionism, Fauvism, Abstract Art, Pop Art and more, he is the definition of a post modern artist. Matt draws much of his influence from his love of art and music, his travels and from his Filipino heritage. Major influences include: Music of The Doors, Charlie “Bird” Parker, Billie Holiday and Jimi Hendrix Following [...]

After teaching art for 32 years in public schools, I can finally create my own art. No more student examples. So I started out making clay masks and progressed to ceramic sculptures that were large busts of women depicting the trials of life. In December, 2013, my hands were hurting and I couldn’t seem to get them to stop from throbbing after working with the clay all day. In January, [...]