This weekend (December 4th & 5th) American Craft Endeavors is proud to present the 16th Annual St. Pete Beach Corey Area Craft Festival! It’s located on Corey Avenue in Downtown St. Pete Beach. There will be hand-crafted fine jewelry, photography, metal sculptures and much more! Here is some more information regarding the festival: When: December 4th & 5th, 2010 Where: 595 Corey Avenue St. Pete Beach, FL Times: Saturday & [...]

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We are going to do a series of several blogs that go into detail about display requirements for different types of mediums. This specific blog post is going to concentrate on 2D mediums, which include paintings, photography, mixed media, etc. Here is a list of booth display requirements (for an HAE Fine Art Festival): 1. All framing & matting should be in the same scheme (no cardboard corners). 2. 75% [...]

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Do you have plans for Black Friday shopping? We have a great suggestion for you! You can do some of your holiday shopping at our art & craft festivals this weekend. Here is some more information: (1) 11th Annual Downtown Delray Beach Thanksgiving Weekend Art Festival When: THIS WEEKEND! November 27th & 28th, 2010 Where: 200 N.E. 2nd Avenue, Delray Beach, FL 33444 Times: Saturday & Sunday 10am-5pm Admission: FREE [...]

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Have you fully explored our website, ArtFestival.com? It’s loaded with tons of information regarding art and craft festivals, including calendars, applications, display requirements, information about each festival and online brochures, just to name a few. Under “Artists & Fine Crafters”, there is a tab that says “Online Brochure”. This is where you can find the 2010-2011 Fall, Winter & Spring Howard Alan Events Brochure. It’s absolutely incredible. When you click [...]

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Howard Alan Events, American Craft Endeavors & ArtFestival.com would like to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving! We want to wish you and your family the happiest of Thanksgivings. We have much out there to be thankful for! May your day be filled with great food, the presence of loved ones, and joy in your heart. What are your Thanksgiving plans? Please share with us! You can let us know by [...]

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Here is a story of how Howard Alan Events came to be… It all started more than 29 years ago with a man and a gorilla: Leaving a career as a chiropractor, Howard Alan went into retail, settling in Plantation, Florida. In an effort to bring in the business, he strategically placed a 6-foot-4-inch gorilla named Magilla out on the street. Cleverly, the prominently displayed Magilla featured signs that said [...]

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This weekend, American Craft Endeavors is proud to present this weekend’s craft festival! It’s the 20th Anniversary Tarpon Springs Thanksgiving Weekend Craft Festival. It will be held in Tarpon Springs, Florida on November 27th & 28th, 2010. Tarpon Springs is home to beautiful residential areas, saltwater bayous and a group of other beautiful waterways. At this show, you are sure to find the most original in hand-crafted work displayed by [...]

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This past weekend, American Craft Endeavors proudly produced the 18th Annual Downtown Dunedin Craft Festival in Dunedin, Florida on November 20th & 21st. Here is a glimpse of the excitement that went on this weekend: If you would like to see all the photos that were taken over the weekend, click HERE. Don’t forget, our next craft festival is THIS WEEKEND! It’s the 20th Anniversary Tarpon Springs Thanksgiving Weekend Craft [...]

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Howard Alan Events proudly presents this weekend’s Art Festival! It is the 11th Annual Downtown Delray Beach Thanksgiving Weekend Art Festival. Here is some additional information about the show: When: November 27th & 28th, 2010 Where: Pineapple Grove – 200 N.E. 2nd Avenue, Delray Beach, Fl 33444 Times: Saturday & Sunday 10am-5pm Admission: Free and open to the public. Now, here is Who you can expect: Jayne Vander Worde has [...]

This weekend, Howard Alan Events had an art festival in Bonita Springs/Estero, Florida. It was the 2nd Annual Coconut Point Fall Art Fair. Here are some pictures that were captured at this weekend’s event: If you would like to see more photos from the weekend, click HERE. Our next art festival is THIS WEEKEND! It’s the 11th Annual Downtown Delray Beach Thanksgiving Weekend Art Festival in Delray Beach on November [...]

The 11th Annual Downtown Delray Beach Thanksgiving Weekend Art Festival is on Gotta Half It! Gotta Half It is similar to Groupon or Living Social. When you sign-up online, you receive 50%-90% off coupons in your email from local businesses. You have the option of whether or not you want to purchase the deal. Take a look at this week’s deal: If this is something you would be interested in, [...]

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Would you like to know about everything that is happening with American Craft Endeavors? Would you like to see pictures from the Craft Festivals? Do you love Craft Festivals and want to meet others who share your passion? We have a solution! Join American Craft Endeavors on Facebook! You can become a fan of our fan page, if you click HERE. Howard Alan Events also has a Facebook fan page, [...]

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Howard Alan Events and Sunny.org have put together a getaway for the 23rd Annual Las Olas Art Fair Part II on March 5th & 6th, 2011. This is what it entails: 1. Round-trip airfare for two on Spirit Airlines from any of their destinations to Fort Lauderdale. 2. Two-night weekend stay at the Riverside Hotel for March 4-6, 2011, with free parking & a Kilwin’s Specialty Basket 3. Dinner for [...]

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It’s that time of year again! The holidays are approaching rather quickly this year! We have the perfect solution to your holiday shopping problem. In the next few weeks, there will be plenty of art and craft festivals for you to attend and shop around. There will be something there for everyone. Here is our line-up of art festivals throughout the holiday season: 1. 2nd Annual Coconut Point Fall Art [...]

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This blog post is going to be for those who haven’t exhibited in our art festivals before. We want to help you become a part of our wonderful HAE family! To apply to an art festival, we need the following: 1. Application: A completed and signed application listing all the shows and their dates. You can find the application under “Artists & Fine Crafters” then “Applications”. 2. Photos of your [...]

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During the 2nd Annual Coconut Point Fall Art Fair this weekend (November 20th & 21st), Keep Lee County Beautiful will be exhibiting winning works of their Leave the Scene Clean Calendar Art Contest. The winners, students of Lee County public schools in grades 1 – 12, will be featured in the 2011 calendar which will be sold during the art festival. Keep Lea County Beautiful is a civic organization dedicated [...]

American Craft Endeavors is proud to present this weekend’s craft festival, which is the 18th Annual Downtown Dunedin Craft Festival. It will be held in Dunedin, Florida on November 20th & 21st. Some of the country’s finest artists and crafters with products all handmade will be present. Here is a first-hand look of the crafters you can expect this weekend: James Thomas has been doing lapidary work since he was [...]

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We have a wonderful feature on our website that allows artists to check their space numbers the Thursday right before the show. Today, we are going to walk you through the steps of how to get your space number from our home page! This is what that top of our home page looks like (www.ArtFestival.com). Your first step is to click the middle image “Artists & Fine Crafters”. Next, it [...]

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Howard Alan Events, American Craft Endeavors & ArtFestival.com would like to welcome the following to our family… They are our new show coordinators: (1) For the Howard Alan Events fine art festivals, Terry Andrews will be the new show coordinator. He’s an award-winning glass artist throughout the United States. You can visit his website HERE. (2) Our other new family additions are Carel Hurless and her boyfriend, Dan Shafer. They [...]

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This past weekend American Craft Endeavors produced a show in Juno Beach, Florida. It was the 9th Annual Holiday Craft Festival on the Ocean. This show has always been a favorite amongst visitors and crafters. We have some photos we would love to share with you from over the weekend: If you would like to see more photos from the weekend, you can click HERE. Also, don’t forget to become [...]

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Because of the huge success we had with the Coconut Point Fall Art Fair in 2009, we decided to bring this show back again! The 2nd Annual Coconut Point Fall Art Fair is located near Estero/Bonita Springs, Florida. The dates of the show are November 20th & 21st. The times are Saturday & Sunday 10am-5pm. Also, plug this address into your GPS and it will bring you to the show: [...]

The St. Armands Circle Art Festival in Sarasota, Florida this past weekend was so fantastic. The weather was in the low 80’s all weekend long and there was not a cloud in the sky. We even had a few special guests that stopped by! Joe Perry from Aerosmith and Jerry Springer were in attendance this weekend! Here are a few photos we would love to share with you: We have [...]

To be in a Howard Alan Events Art Festival or an American Craft Endeavors Craft Festival, the artist or crafter must have a nice display with a white tent. Earlier, we wrote a blog post that gave suggestions of how to make your booth display look the best that it possibly can. Now, we want to share with you the types of tents we recommend for our art and craft [...]

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For the remainder of 2010, we do not have many art festivals left, so make sure you exhibit and/or attend the ones we have remaining before the new year! Here are the festivals we have in… November: 1. 2nd Annual Coconut Point Fall Art Fair (November 20th & 21st) which will be held in Estero/Bonita Springs, Florida. 2. 11th Annual Downtown Delray Beach Thanksgiving Weekend Art Festival (November 27th & [...]

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Starting today at 10AM, the 22nd Annual St. Armands Circle Art Festival will be open to the public all weekend long. Over 150 of the nation’s finest artists will be showcasing their work at St. Armands Circle located on St. Armands Key. You can find out more information about the festival if you click HERE. We also have some very exciting information about one of the artists who will be [...]

Becoming an established artist takes time, patience and talent! This blog post is going to be for those artists who are novices in the art festival world. 1. Believe in yourself and stay positive! If you don’t think your artwork is the best that there is, then why would a customer want to buy it? You must have faith in your artwork and know that you are the expert! Additionally, [...]

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Do you have a smart phone (i-Phone, Droid, etc.)? Well, ArtFestival.com has great news! Check this out… You can use your smart phone to scan this code. It will bring you to www.ArtFestival.com. I must say we are becoming more and more technologically advanced! 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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We have a list of suggestions, which will help you be more connected with your customers. Follow these easy steps below. You will be selling to more customers in no time! 1. Never stand where you cannot be seen in your booth. You should be near the front of your booth where customers can ask you about your artwork. You cannot sell your work if you are sitting in the [...]

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www.ArtFestival.com, Howard Alan Events and American Craft Endeavors would like to wish everyone… A Happy Veteran’s Day!! We would like to thank all our Veterans for serving in the United States Armed Forces. We are so grateful for all that you have done for this country. We hope everyone has a great day! Questions? Comments? Concerns? Leave a comment below, call (954) 472-3755 or email info@artfestival.com. Get involved! Follow us [...]

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The Palm Beach Post did a wonderful article on a South Florida local artist by the name of Pat Kaufman. Pat creates beautiful, vibrant and bright watercolor paintings. Her inspiration comes from color, which is very evident in all her artwork. Here is a lovely painting that was shown in the article written about Pat. It’s absolutely stunning! If you would like to see the article from the Palm Beach [...]

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This weekend (November 13th & 14th) we have our 9th Annual Holiday Craft Festival on the Ocean, which will be held in Juno Beach, Florida. This craft festival will be along A1A between Donald Ross Road and Loggerhead Park. It overlooks the beach! Here are some very talented crafters who will be exhibiting at the show this weekend: Adam Welsch‘s stunning sculptures all begin as a sheet of aluminum. With [...]

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The Villages Craft Festival is always a favorite amongst our artists and visitors who attend the show each year. This was our 14th annual art festival in The Villages! The beautiful blue skies and perfect weather helped bring out the crowds all weekend long. We have some photos we would like to share with you: You can see a complete photo album from this weekend if you click HERE. Please [...]

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This weekend we are heading to Sarasota, Florida! Howard Alan Events is proud to present to you the 22nd Annual St. Armands Art Festival that will be held on November 13th & 14th. 150 of the nation’s finest artists will be at this incredible art event! Here is a sneak peak of who will be attending the show: Elizabeth Kershaw is a Watercolor Artist who has a passion for what [...]

The 23rd Annual Downtown Venice Art Festival took over West Venice Avenue this past weekend. We know it was a bit chilly, but that did not stop the crowds! Here are some great photos from the weekend: You can take a look at all of the photos from the weekend if you click HERE. Our next art festival is THIS weekend (November 13th & 14th), which is the 22nd Annual [...]

Three times a week, we will be offering useful tips to assist artists in everything that relates to art festivals. We want to help you display your art the best way that you can and be successful. With that being said, we are going to share with you some easy steps on how to present your work at an art festival. When visitors come to an art festival, they notice [...]

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Our main focus of this blog is to inform you about everything and anything that is happening at Howard Alan Events and American Craft Endeavors. We want our artists and patrons to get all the necessary information they need about our art and craft festivals. Now, we want to give you the opportunity to suggest any topics you may want us to write about. Lately, we have been writing blogs [...]

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We wanted to remind you to turn your clock back one hour tonight before you go to sleep because… IT’S DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME! It’s one of our favorite times of the year because we receive an extra hour of sleep! One more reminder, don’t forget to visit the 23rd Annual Downtown Venice Art Festival or the 14th Annual The Villages Craft Festival this weekend. Questions? Comments? Concerns? Leave a comment [...]

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Today (Friday, November 5th), the Venice Herald Tribune will feature a story about the 23rd Annual Downtown Venice Art Festival along with the artist, Augusto Argandona. As you may already know, the 23rd Annual Downtown Venice Art Festival will be held this weekend (November 6th & 7th) in Venice, Florida. The show will be from 10AM – 5PM both Saturday and Sunday. Over 150 of the nation’s finest artists will [...]

We all know that traveling to art festivals can be very exhausting, especially when they can be twelve-hour days or more. Which brings me to ask you this question, “Are you mentally prepared for an art festival?”. The trip to the festival along with set-up and breakdown can be exhausting. This, however, should not have any effect on your mindset to sell! Most sales are done when the artist has [...]

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One last reminder before we shut the doors! The Hotel Giveaway Sweepstakes will close in 1.5 hours! Don’t worry, you still have time to qualify to win the Grand Prize. To read the instructions of how to qualify, click HERE. Good luck to all those who applied to win the FREE 2-day, 1-night stay at the Homewood Suites by Hilton in Bonita Springs, Florida. The winner will be announced sometime [...]

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One of our most popular craft festivals will be returning to The Villages, Florida this weekend (November 6th & 7th). It’s the 14th Annual The Villages Craft Festival! Located north of Ocala, this small town is so beautiful! The show is held at Lake Sumter Landing. Do not hesitate on this one because it’s one of the top craft festivals in Florida! Here is a glimpse of who you will [...]

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An artist may have the best artwork and booth display out of anyone in the art festival, but that does not mean their artwork is going to sell. You must interact with your customers! Not only are you selling your work, but also you are selling a piece of you. You cannot just sit there and hope for people to come up and buy your work. First, be friendly. Customers [...]

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To start off November with a bang, come to Venice, Florida where the Downtown Venice Art Festival will return for its 23rd year. Here is a glimpse of what you can expect at the show: Anne Andersson is an artist who creates animal sculptures that look beyond real. “Anne’s talents in painting, weaving and illustration combined with her intuitive knowledge and attention to the smallest detail, truly bring her sculptures [...]

Today (Tuesday, November 2nd) is Election Day! We wish you the best of luck as you vote for your chosen candidate. We believe we might have a poll that will be a little more fun. Why don’t you vote for your favorite remaining craft festival of 2010! You can vote below. [polldaddy poll=”4024268″] Happy Voting! Another reminder… ArtFestival.com is on Facebook & Twitter! Get involved! Become a fan of American [...]

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This past Halloween weekend, we had our 21st Annual Hyde Park Village Art Festival in Tampa, Florida. First, we greatly appreciate all those who wore PINK in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Secondly, we hope everyone had a Happy Halloween weekend! We had one festival-goer who dressed perfect for the holiday… All weekend long there were great crowds! Here are some great photos from the weekend: If you would [...]

Besides an artist’s artwork, the booth display is an important necessity when an artist is an exhibitor at an art festival. When artists’ apply to our shows, some have made the mistake of submitting the picture of their booth with tables in it. Tables in a booth display are something we do not accept, and this is why: Tables reduce the quality of the work in the eye of the [...]

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I wanted to remind everyone that the Hotel Giveaway Sweepstakes closes THIS Thursday (November 4th). The winner will be announced sometime on Friday (November 5th). No worries, you still have plenty of time to apply! You can read the full details of how to apply if you click HERE. Do not miss out on this great opportunity. You have nothing to lose and it’s FREE!   Questions? Comments? Concerns? Leave [...]

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Everyone from the Howard Alan Events team would like to wish you a… Don’t forget that you can bring your kids to the 12th Annual Lauderdale by the Sea Craft Festival dressed in their costumes. They can trick-or-treat at each of the crafter’s booths. Questions? Comments? Concerns? Leave a comment below, call us at (954) 472-3755 or email info@artfestival.com. Get involved! Find us on Facebook & Twitter.

Help paint Tampa PINK this Halloween weekend! As you attend the 21st Annual Hyde Park Village Art Fair wear PINK to show your support for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. We are encouraging all artists and visitors to participate. Facts: * More than 1.7 million women who have had breast cancer are still alive in the United States. * Breast cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in women between [...]

What areĀ  you doing this Halloween weekend (October 30th & 31st)? If you are near the Tampa area, you need to visit the 21st Annual Hyde Park Village Art Fair! Over 150 of the nation’s finest artists will be at the show displaying their one-of-a-kind art pieces. It will be located in Hyde Park Village which offers great shopping, fine dining and nightly entertainment. Here are some pictures and information [...]