We have another fantastic artist who will be exhibiting in the 23rd Annual Las Olas Art Fair Part I THIS WEEKEND (January 1st & 2nd, 2011). We are proud to introduce to you… Robin Smillie! Here is the story Robin submitted to us: “For uncounted centuries the highest mountains in the world have hidden a tiny jewel, the Buddhist kingdom of Bhutan.  In 1999, my wife and I were watching [...]

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We are proud to introduce to you… Kathryn Page! Kathryn will be joining us this weekend at the 23rd Annual Las Olas Art Fair Part I. Kathryn shared with us a story that we felt was very interesting. It involves the Las Olas Art Fair! Read below: “One year ago during the Las Olas show, my first customers were an English couple who were at the show killing time upon [...]

For the first time ever at the Annual Boca Fest, Howard Alan Events presents the Demonstrating Masters Art Fair. During the Demonstrating Masters Art Fair, selected artists will be demonstrating how they make their masterpieces. Patrons will be able to see first-hand how these artists create their work. Recently, Marci Shatzman from the Boca Raton Forum interviewed two of the artists who will be participating at the Demonstrating Masters Art [...]

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If you are looking for the perfect New Year’s Weekend event, then you have arrived at the right place! This weekend, come join us at the 3rd Annual Fort Myers Art & Craft Fair at Bell Tower in Fort Myers, Florida on January 1st & 2nd, 2011. The event is this Saturday & Sunday from 10am-5pm. The navigational address is: Daniels Pkwy and U.S. 41, Fort Myers, FL 33907. The [...]

Are you ready to kick off 2011 with the 23rd Annual Las Olas Art Fair Part I in Fort Lauderdale, Florida this weekend? We certainly are! The art fair will be this Saturday & Sunday, January 1st & 2nd, 2011. Show times are Saturday 11am-5pm & Sunday 10am-5pm. Admission is free and open to the public. The navigational address is: 600 East Las Olas Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301. Now, [...]

The 4th Annual Downtown Delray Beach Holiday Time Art & Craft Festival was the perfect post-Holiday event! Crowds were very strong on Sunday. Monday morning was a little slow, but by the afternoon Pineapple Grove was busy! We would like to share with you a few photos from the Holiday Weekend: You can view a whole photo album by clicking HERE. Another reminder… We have two art festivals this coming [...]

With the 23rd Annual Las Olas Art Fair Part I only four days away, we wanted to share with you another artist who will be exhibiting in the art fair this weekend. We would like to introduce to you… Wolff! Wolff has used his talent as mixed media artist to help fund his other passion… making music! Wolff has found a way to transform art into music. Literally. Using money [...]

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In a previous post, we listed all the Howard Alan Events Art Festivals that are closed for the artists. Now, we want to help our crafters, too! There are no American Craft Endeavors Craft Festivals that are completely closed, however we do have Craft Festivals where certain categories are closed. Here is a list of the Craft Festivals that are completely closed to jewelry (Remember, we are still accepting for [...]

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We know many artists have a hectic schedule, so we wanted to make things easy for you! We are going to inform you of the Howard Alan Events Art Festivals that are closed along with what categories are closed, as well. As of today (Monday, December 27th), here is a list of the shows that are completely closed (Remember, we still accept for wait list.): (1) 2nd Annual City Place [...]

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At the close of another year, we gratefully pause to wish you happiness this Holiday Season and prosperity in the New Year! Thank you for your support all year long! And… MERRY CHRISTMAS!! We hope you have a wonderful day with your family and loved ones!

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With the 23rd Annual Las Olas Art Fair Part I just a little over a week away, it is time to introduce to you another fantastic artist who will be exhibiting in the show on January 1st & 2nd, 2011! And we present to you, the unique story of Lorrie Dallek: Lorrie started exploring photography over 30 years ago after being exposed to it by a friend.  She purchased her [...]

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We know that Zapplication can be rather difficult sometimes. We wanted to go ahead and highlight how to successfully “accept” your invitation when you receive one from Zapplication. We realize that other promoters operate Zapplication differently than we do. This is how Howard Alan Events operates Zapp: (1) The only payment on Zapplication you make is the application fee. (2) Once your artwork is juried, your status will be: Invited, [...]

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Because our 2011 Spring, Summer & Fall Application went live this week, we figured we would take the time to highlight some of the rules and regulations. It’s always great to have a little reminder. (1) Credit Cards: Are now accepted for booth payment. You can visit ArtFestival.com for a credit card or call our office to pay a balance. (2) Balances: Balances are due at least 30 days before [...]

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With our much anticipated 23rd Annual Las Olas Art Fair Part I on January 1st & 2nd, 2011, we would like to share with you a very talented artist who will be exhibiting in the show. We would like to introduce to you Bruce Reinfeld: Hailing from Philadelphia, the photography of nationally recognized artist and musician Bruce Reinfeld, has been seen in galleries around the country bringing rave reviews from [...]

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Attention artists! On Monday, we informed you that the applications for the 2011 Winter, Spring, Summer & Fall were available on the website. Now, the applications are available on Zapplication! Here are a few reminders: (1) The Western Tour’s application deadline is March 14, 2011. (2) Alexandria has an application deadline of May 2, 2011. Remember to apply early because these shows do fill-up very quickly! Happy applying!! Questions? Comments? [...]

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In a previous blog post, we gave you information regarding the 4th Annual Downtown Delray Beach Holiday Time Art & Craft Fair THIS Sunday & Monday (December 26th & 27th). Now, we want to share with you some of the crafters who will be exhibiting in the show. At first, Beverly & Ken Wilson‘s creations were gifts for family and friends, but as more people began seeking their work, requests [...]

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year and the 4th Annual Downtown Delray Beach Holiday Time Art & Craft Fair is right around the corner! This Art & Craft Fair will be held on December 26th & 27th, 2010, which means it’s on a SUNDAY & MONDAY! At this Art Fair, there will be beautiful paintings, jewelry, sculptures and much more! Additionally, there will be a Crafters market place [...]

Have you seen the new Billboard we have for our 2011 January Art Festivals? The Billboard is located on I-95. It’s spectacular! We cannot be more ready for the 2011 Winter Art Festivals! Are you excited? This is going to be a fantastic year! Don’t forget to check our complete 2011 Spring, Summer & Fall Schedule. Applications are up, too! You can find them HERE. Questions? Comments? Concerns? Leave a [...]

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We have some exciting news for you!! Here is our 2011 Spring, Summer & Fall Schedule: (Click on the show names for a description of each.) MAY (1) 4th Annual Downtown Kansas City Art Fair (Kansas City, MO) on May 21st & 22nd, 2011 (2) 3rd Annual Hilton Head Island Art Festival (Hilton Head, SC) on May 28th & 29th, 2011 JUNE (1) 21st Annual Art in the Village (Cleveland, [...]

With the year coming to an end, we decided to share with you our favorite crowd photos (so far) from 2010! Don’t forget we still have one more art festival remaining in 2010! It’s the 4th Annual Downtown Delray Beach Holiday Time Art & Craft Festival on SUNDAY & MONDAY, December 26th & 27th, 2010. Here are some of our top crowd photos: We will share with you some more [...]

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Aaron Coleman has a very extraordinary story that we would love to share with you. Additionally, we are very excited to have Aaron as one of our exhibitors in the 23rd Annual Las Olas Art Fair Part I on January 1st & 2nd, 2011! From Aaron’s inspiring story, this quote holds true “When one door closes another one opens”. Here is the story he has posted on his website and [...]

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In a recent blog, we talked about where you can find new & used tents along with panels/walls. Now, we want to inform you how to make your own jewelry display cases and/or buy pedestals! If you are looking to save yourself some time, then ordering pedestals would be best for you. The company, Pro Panels, also sells pedestals. These can be used to make a beautiful jewelry display. Click [...]

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At Howard Alan Events, we upload a YouTube Video for every Art Festival that we produce. We feature many talented artists in these videos. Additionally, they are used for TV commercials prior to each show. Recently, we uploaded three new videos to our YouTube Channel: (1) 3rd Annual Fort Myers Art & Craft Fair at Bell Tower Shops (Fort Myers, FL) on January 1st & 2nd, 2011 (2) 23rd Annual [...]

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We want to give you a sneak peak of our Howard Alan Events 2011 Spring & Summer Schedule! We don’t want to give you everything just yet, because we want some anticipation! (The actual brochure & application won’t be out until the beginning of January.) We are very excited because we have added some fabulous NEW shows! Here is a sneak peak of our Spring & Summer 2011 Schedule… MAY [...]

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We all know that when you submit an application to be juried into a Howard Alan Events Art Festival or an American Craft Endeavors Craft Festival, that your photos really matter. It is what the jury uses to score your artwork! So, we wanted to give you some guidance on how to make your photos turn out the best that they possibly can! First, you could hire a professional photographer. [...]

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We wanted to point out a pair of amazingly talented artists who also market themselves very well. For an artist, it is crucial to market yourself as well as your product. You want to attract and connect with as many customers as possible. We would like to introduce to you: Leslie Belcher and Shelley Harper.   They create the most beautiful jewelry, which is made from contemporary art glass. Their [...]

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Because of the outstanding success of the CityPlace Art Fair in 2010, we added on a second date for the 2011 Winter Season. Currently, the 2nd Annual CityPlace Art Fair that will be held in West Palm Beach, Florida on January 22nd & 23rd is closed. We are still accepting for wait list. However, we still have some space available for the CityPlace Art Fair Part II that will be [...]

Be involved and vote! We have five terrific Craft Festivals in January. Choose your favorite! [polldaddy poll=”4242798″] This poll will close Tuesday, December 21st at 9:00am. We look forward to seeing you at all the future craft festivals! Questions? Comments? Concerns? Leave a comment below, call (954) 472-3755 or email info@artfestival.com. Follow us on Facebook & Twitter!

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We are very excited that Julio Garcia will be joining us for the 4th Annual Downtown Delray Beach Holiday Time Art & Craft Festival in Delray Beach, Florida on December 26th & 27th. Like we mentioned before, we will be posting unique artist stories about artists who will be exhibiting in this show! Julio Garcia was raised on a 5,000 acre farm in Mexico. The Indians and Russians rented the [...]

Vote! There are so many great art festivals during the month of January. The poll closes on Monday, December 20th at 9:00 AM! [polldaddy poll=”4228666″] Questions, Comments, Concerns? Leave a comment below, call (954) 472-3755 or email info@artfestival.com. Get involved! Follow us on Facebook & Twitter.

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Many of our fine Art Festivals (Howard Alan Events) and Craft Festivals (American Craft Endeavors) are in Florida, but Howard Alan Events has Art Festivals across the United States, too! Check-out where we are… (Click on each cities to find out more information about each location!) 1. Colorado – Aspen, Boulder, Frisco & Vail 2. Florida – Boca Raton, Bradenton, Celebration, Clearwater, Coconut Creek, Coral Springs, Delray Beach, Dunedin, Estero, [...]

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As you may know, American Craft Endeavors is producing the 7th Annual Historic Roser Park Art & Craft Festival in St. Petersburg, Florida this weekend (December 11th & 12th, 2010). Other than getting the chance to see over 100 of the nation’s finest crafters showcase their magnificent artwork, visitors will get the chance to take part in some fun activities that have been planned by the Historic Roser Park Association. [...]

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January is rapidly approaching and will be here before you know it! Therefore, you need to start planning your winter schedule. American Craft Endeavors has a craft festival every weekend, which gives you many different choices! (Please click on the highlighted & underlined words for more information!) Here is what we have lined-up for January: 1. 3rd Annual Fort Myers Art & Craft Fair at Bell Tower (Fort Myers, FL) [...]

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It’s hard to believe that January is right around the corner. This means that it’s time to start planning your winter schedule. We have plenty of art festivals for you to chose from (there are several on the same weekend)! (Please click the highlighted & underlined words for more information!) 1. 23rd Annual Las Olas Art Fair Part I (Fort Laurderdale, FL) – January 1st & 2nd, 2011 2. 3rd [...]

Many times we have been asked where you can find 10×10 white tents along with walls and/or panels. So, we would like to help you and give you as much information as possible. There are several different places where you can find new or used items. Here are several websites where you can find new tents: 1. Flourish (Trimline Canopy): http://www.flourish.com/trimline.html 2. Light Dome Canopy: Click HERE. 3. The Show [...]

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It may be a little late in the week, but we wanted to share with you some photos from over the weekend! Last weekend, we had our first craft festival of December. It was the 16th Annual St. Pete Beach Corey Area Craft Festival. Take a look at some pictures from the weekend: You can view the complete photo album by clicking HERE. Don’t forget… our next craft festival is [...]

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At an art or craft festival, there is not much time to attract a customer as they are walking by your booth. Your booth needs to get their attention right away! Here are what the customers could be deciding as they are walking by… 1. “Does your booth look fun and exciting?” Is your booth inviting? It should resemble your artistic personality. For booth examples, click HERE. 2. “Do you [...]

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Howard Alan Events, American Craft Endeavors & ArtFestival.com remember the 69th anniversary of the deadly attack on Pearl Harbor. On December 7, 1941, about 200 Japanese aircrafts attacked Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. The raid lasted a little more than an hour. When it finally ended, there were 3,000 dead and an entire fleet was destroyed along with 200 U.S. aircrafts. Take a moment out of your day to remember those who [...]

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This weekend (December 11th & 12th), American Craft Endeavors is proud to present the 7th Annual Historic Roser Park Art & Craft Festival. It will be held on Saturday & Sunday from 10am-5pm. The admission is free and open to the public. The navigational address to the craft festival is: Historic Roser Park – 500 Roser Park Drive South, St. Petersburg, FL 33701. Plug this into your GPS & it [...]

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Crafters enjoyed a Holiday Party at the 16th Annual St. Pete Beach Corey Area Craft Festival over the weekend. Each crafter brought one item for the potluck. Here are a few photos from the Holiday Party: More photos from the Holiday Party can be found HERE. We will be sharing more photos from the craft festival soon! Look-out for a blog post in the near future. Questions? Comments? Concerns? Leave [...]

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Leading up to the 4th Annual Downtown Delray Beach Holiday Time Art & Craft Festival, we are going to share with you unique stories of some artists who will be exhibiting in the show. The first artist we would like to share with you is… Ann Dalton! Ann Dalton paints on location in the Everglades. Because the Everglades is so flat, she sits on the roof of her car. This [...]

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Everyone from Howard Alan Events, American Craft Endeavors & ArtFestival.com would like to thank those who read our daily blog! We had a 50% increase in blog views this month. We had the most views that we have ever had in one month! Without you, this would not be possible. Again, thank you for your continued support. We hope to increase our views again for the month of December! One [...]

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On ArtFestival.com, we have listed our favorite articles & published stories about our art and craft festivals. We are constantly in the media, but we wanted to share some of our favorites. Here is a recent article we found in the Pelican Press about the 22nd Annual St. Armands Art Festival that was in November: If you would like to see more of our favorite articles, click HERE. Questions? Comments? [...]

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Over the past week, we have supplied information about how to enhance displays with artists who have 2D or 3D artwork. Now, we want to give some guidance for those who hand-make their own jewelry. Just like the other two types of displays, the jewelry display is consistent with these suggestions: 1. NO tables. 2. Must have weights for your tent poles. 3. NO hand-written signs. 4. You must have [...]

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Everyone from Howard Alan Events, American Craft Endeavors & ArtFestival.com would like to wish you a… HAPPY HANUKKAH! As you celebrate the Festival of Lights, may your home be bright with joy and happiness!

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This year at the 24th Annual Boca Fest, we are going to have a specific designated area where artists can demonstrate their artwork to the art lovers who pass through the festival. Artists will be given ample room (12×18) to sell and demonstrate their work in a prime area. This will be a great way for artists to interact with their customers. Patrons will be able to see first-hand how [...]

In Tarpon Springs, Florida there was a craft festival over Thanksgiving Weekend. It was the 20th Anniversary Tarpon Springs Thanksgiving Weekend Craft Festival. The crowds were excellent! You can see for yourself below… You can view more photos from the craft festival, if you click HERE. Questions? Comments? Concerns? Leave a comment below, call (954) 472-3755 or email info@artfestival.com. Get involved! Follow us on Facebook & Twitter! PS. Our (American [...]

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On Monday, we gave 2D artists insight about how to make their booth display top tier. Now, we want to give advice to 3D artists, which include: pottery, ceramic, raku, glass, wood, etc. There are some details that are the same for both 3D art displays and 2D art displays. For example: 1. NO tables. 2. Must have weights for your tent poles. 3. No hand-written signs. 4. You must [...]

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Over the weekend, there was an art festival in Downtown Delray Beach, Florida. It was the 11th Annual Downtown Delray Beach Thanksgiving Weekend Art Festival. Despite the rain on Sunday, there was an active crowd all weekend long! We have pictures we would love to share with you… You can view a complete photo album from the art festival this weekend if you click HERE. We have a little break [...]

We are asked many questions daily about our art festivals, which is why we created a list of these questions with thorough answers. They are very helpful! 1. When is the deadline for your shows? We do not have deadlines for most of our shows. If an event does have a deadline, it will be clearly posted. Shows will close, however, when we reached a maximum number of artists for [...]

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