Attention Coconut Point Artists! TGI Fridays, Subway & Hemingway’s will have special discounts for those who are participating in the show! TGI Fridays at Coconut Point will be offering a discount to any guest who comes in to dine with them and mentions that they are an art festival participant. The discount is $5 off a food purchase (and non alchoholic beverage) of $20 or more for dine in guests only [...]

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Howard Alan Events is proud to announce that Keep Lee County Beautiful will join us again at the Coconut Point Art Festival THIS WEEKEND! Keep Lee County Beautiful is a local non-profit environmental education organization compromised of business leaders, municipalities and volunteers from all walks of life serving to provide a pathway to a cleaner environment in the community at large. The Mission of Keep Lee County Beautiful is to [...]

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Have you checked our website lately? We have a new color scheme ! You can take a look HERE. Tell us what you think! You can join in the conversation on Facebook & Twitter!

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This weekend (December 31st & January 1st, 2012), Howard Alan Events is proud to present Coconut Point New Year’s Weekend Art Festival in Estero, Florida. The Coconut Point New Years Weekend Art Festival will transform the parking fields of Coconut Point into an outdoor gallery style art show.  Spacious aisles allow art enthusiasts to explore the exhibits and interact with the artists who will be present for the duration of [...]

HO…HO…HO! Merry Christmas! Like ornaments, thoughts of special people brighten the season and warm our hearts! The HAE, ACE & ArtFestival.com Family hope everyone is enjoying their day with family and loved ones.

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As you may know, the Coconut Point New Year’s Weekend Art Festival is quickly approaching us! It’s hard to believe that 2012 is roughly a week away. Ring in the New Year in style by spending it at an Art Festival! You can bring your family and friends – and best of all: it’s FREE admission! The Examiner wrote a beautiful article about the Coconut Point Art Festival – and [...]

We have several promotions coming up in February and March. Make sure you don’t miss out – For the 6th Annual Coconut Point Art Festival on February 11th & 12th, 2012 – Howard Alan Events will draw 40 of its participating artists at random to receive $100 each in gas card prize money! (CONTEST ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible to receive gas card winnings artists must have applied for the show [...]

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Rickie from The Rickie Report stopped by our office the other day to interview Howard about our art festivals, in general. The interview is posted below: TRR: What criteria do you look for in choosing a venue? HA:  Our team will go to an area and spend some time visiting the local art galleries, interior designers, museums, hotels and shops.  We find that art show afficiandos like to incorporate our [...]

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Everyone from Howard Alan Events, American Craft Endeavors & ArtFestival.com would like to wish you a… HAPPY HANUKKAH! May love and light fill your home and heart at Hanukkah.

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We know it can get difficult to remember when booth fees are due, since most artists are exhibiting in a show almost every weekend. To help you out – we decided to inform you when the booth fees are due for ALL of January’s shows. Take a look at our diagrams below: HOWARD ALAN EVENTS ART FESTIVALS 01/07-01/08 24th Annual Las Olas Art Fair Part I (Fort Lauderdale, Florida) – [...]

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Kevin Kichar a Fort Lauderdale Public Artist collaborated with Ceramic Artist Diane Hutchinson to create a new entrance to the downtown River Walk.  Four twelve foot by nine foot handmade tile mosaics anchor the Marshall Bridge connecting SW 4th Avenue and SW 7th Avenue, Fort Lauderdale’s “Avenue of Arts”. Two East facing mosaics “Sailboat Bend” and “New River Story” can be viewed at Cooley’s Landing. Walk under the bridge to [...]

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This year, our poster artist for our 2012 Las Olas Art Fairs is Kevin Kichar! He has been asked by the City of Fort Lauderdale to create a mural to celebrate it’s 100th Anniversary! What an honor! The actual piece that he created for the City of Fort Lauderdale has been used in this year’s poster. Las Olas Art Fair posters will be for sale by the Cheesecake Factory! We [...]

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The theme of our posts this week have been geared towards re-educating our artists about the rules of Howard Alan Events and American Craft Endeavors. Yesterday, we talked about the application process and the most common mistakes. Today, we are going to talk about our payment and cancellation policies. This is how it breaks down: 1. HOWARD ALAN EVENTS Payments: are due no later than thirty (30) days before the [...]

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What is the most common mistake when artists mail their applications in? Well… One of the most common mistakes is when artists forget to include the late fee in the total amount of the show. Our rule is this: if you apply to a show that is under 30 days away, then you must include the $50 late fee in the total amount of the show fee. However, if the [...]

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Perhaps you did not receive the answer you were looking for when you applied to one of our art festivals. Maybe you were not accepted to an art festival, however, this does not mean that you should give up. If you are not accepted to an art festival, the jury provides the notes why you were not accepted which are then sent back to you with your application. The most [...]

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Attention Crafters!! Our 2012 Craft Festival Applications are now live on Zapplication (from February 2012-December 2012)! Now, you have a choice of how you want to apply – you can mail in the application OR apply on Zapp! For those of you who are new to Zapp, we have helpful instructions below: First, you need to set up an account with Zapplication by visiting www.Zapplication.org. When you apply to a [...]

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“Can we leave our art work overnight in our tent during the art festival?” Many times when a new artist calls us for information – almost always one of the questions regards being able to leave their work overnight. We thought it would be a great idea to reach out to some veteran artists to give you some answers! “I zip up the tent and walk away. Since I have [...]

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When an artist submits an application to Howard Alan Events or American Craft Endeavors, he or she needs to make sure they follow this list: Everything that is required in the application is included – if there is anything missing, the application will be sent back to the artist. 3 photos of artwork – that are updated and clearly depict the kind of work the artist has. 1 photo of [...]

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Howard Alan Events, American Craft Endeavors & ArtFestival.com remember the 70th 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. National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day commemorates the attack on Pearl Harbor, [...]

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We are proud to announce the sweepstakes we have organized with Sunny.org is now live and ready for entries! It was created in conjunction with our 24th Annual Las Olas Art Fair Part II on March 3rd & 4th, 2012. Here is what you could win: You can apply to this fantastic sweepstakes HERE. Spread the word! One lucky winner will receive all the amazing prizes listed above! If you [...]

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We are proud to announce to you that artist, Marvin “Murf” Murphy, has graced the cover of Estero Lifestyle Magazine for the month of December. Additionally, there is an incredible article about the Coconut Point New Years Weekend Art Festival that will be held in Estero, Florida on December 31, 2011 & January 1, 2012. You can view the online version of the magazine HERE. “Flip” to page 11 to [...]

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Attention Artists! We are proud to announce our remaining 2012 Art Festival Calendar from May 2012 – December 2012. Our schedule is below: We are looking forward to another fantastic year of shows! If you have any questions about the schedule above or would like pricing, please contact us at 561-746-6615 or info@artfestival.com. Applications can be found HERE or on Zapplication! Follow us on Facebook & Twitter for all the [...]

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The inspiration of this post came about when one of our artists discussed on our Facebook Fan Page wall the packaging she had seen at our 12th Annual Downtown Delray Beach Thanksgiving Weekend Art Festival last weekend. Here is a question we would like to ask you: How do you package your work once it is sold? As we have always stated, everything matters. And by everything, we mean: artwork, [...]

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We have several artists who are exhibiting in the 17th Annual St. Pete Beach Corey Area Craft Festival this weekend who are local to the St. Pete Beach area. We have artists who are from St. Pete Beach, Clearwater and Tampa. Here are some of the local artists: Other local artists you will be able to meet in the show this weekend are: *David Edmund : Paintings *Carol Hurless : [...]

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Howard Alan Events is proud to announce an exciting change to our Art Festival Schedule! After a brief hiatus, we are pleased to announce the return of our San Marco Art Festival on April 7 – 8, 2012. This will be our 14th show at this fabulous location. Experience a taste of Italy right here in Jacksonville, Florida. San Marco is a natural fit for a Howard Alan Event with a [...]

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Attention Fine Crafters! We are proud to announce our remaining 2012 Craft Festival Calendar from May 2012 – December 2012. Our schedule is listed below: Applications will be made available sometime today! Make sure you check our website and our social media for updates. ***Also, all craft festivals will now be available to apply via Zapplication. We will send out details once the festivals are open!*** If you have any [...]

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We had a terrific art festival this past weekend in Pineapple Grove, which is the Arts District of Downtown Delray Beach. Festival-goers came out in droves to walk off their Thanksgiving Dinner and shop for their love ones for the Holiday Season. We picked some of our favorite photos from the weekend to share with you: You can view more photos from the weekend HERE. If you have any questions [...]

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Even though all of our shows are juried art festivals, we do have musicians who have a space and play their music to thousands of festival-goers who attend our events. If you are interested in becoming a musician at our shows, please mail in the following items to become approved: • Letter of Interest • Press Kit or copy of your CD • Booth picture Please mail to: Howard Alan [...]

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This weekend (December 3rd & 4th, 2011), American Craft Endeavors proudly presents the 17th Annual St. Pete Beach Corey Area Craft Festival in St. Pete Beach, Florida. A full spectrum of craft art mediums will be on display and available for sale including folk art, pottery, handmade jewelry and paintings, to personalized gifts, handmade clothing, scented soaps and body products presenting festival goers an alternative to mall shopping during the [...]

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This Thanksgiving Weekend is last chance to find unique holiday gifts for everyone on your list. Have a relative that is impossible to buy for? There’s something for everything this weekend at our shows. Shop the 12th Annual Downtown Delray Thanksgiving Weekend Art Fest and the 12th Annual Lauderdale by the Sea Craft Festival this weekend for one-of-a-kind creations. Avoid the mobs, crowded megastores, and stuffy malls; and enjoy shopping [...]

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We are thankful for all the talented artists and loyal festival-goers who make our festivals successful year after year! Additionally, we hope your holiday is filled with favorite memories, fun, laughter and the simple joys of living. May all these fill your home with warmth and your heart with true thanksgiving. Happy Thanksgiving!!

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What do YOU think? Should you reuse photos for juried Art Festivals? This is what we think about this topic: 1. You want to give the jury the best impression as possible with your artwork and your booth display. If you have created new work and have a better display, show that in your pictures! 2. To save time, we believe you should update your pictures once a year. That [...]

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While you are walking off your Thanksgiving dinner and searching for the perfect Holiday gifts for loved ones at the Downtown Delray Beach Thanksgiving Weekend Art Festival, don’t forget to stop by the booths of local Delray Beach area artists! We are thrilled to have these local artists in our show this weekend: You can view the compete list of Participating Artists at the show HERE. If you have any [...]

This past weekend (November 19-20, 2011), American Craft Endeavors produced the 19th Annual Downtown Dunedin Craft Festival in Dunedin, Florida. Amongst the crowds and the sales, our Fine Crafters enjoyed a very successful Pot Luck after the show on Saturday night! We have all this documented in our favorite pictures below: You can view the complete Photo Album from the weekend HERE. If you have any questions about this post, [...]

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During the 12th Annual Downtown Delray Beach Thanksgiving Weekend Art Festival, Cadillac will be showcasing their new 2012 Models. As you experience the new 2012 Models, you may have a chance to win a beautiful piece of artwork by April Davis (see below). So, when you are walking around the Art Festival this weekend searching for Holiday gifts and walking off your Thanksgiving Dinner, make sure you stop by Cadillac! [...]

This weekend (November 26th & 27th, 2011), American Craft Endeavors is proud to present to you the 12th Annual Lauderdale by the Sea Craft Festival in Lauderdale by the Sea, Florida. A wide variety of original and affordable handmade crafts, appealing to all tastes, will be on display and for sale. Craft mediums include folk art, pottery, handmade jewelry, paintings, personalized gifts, handmade clothing, scented soaps and body products. Prices [...]

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This weekend (November 26th & 27th, 2011), Howard Alan Events is proud to present to you 12th Annual Downtown Delray Beach Thanksgiving Weekend Art Festival in Delray Beach, Florida. This two-day juried festival makes the arts accessible to a broad audience and appeals to people of all ages including families, art enthusiasts and collectors eager to explore the work of new and emerging talent. Timed with the Thanksgiving weekend, the [...]

We wanted to inform all of our fine artists, crafters & patrons about the new update we just made to our website. As always, we want you to be informed with all the latest that is happening with Howard Alan Events, American Craft Endeavors and ALL our Art & Craft Festivals. Click HERE to view the new change we did to our website under the “In The News” section. From [...]

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This past weekend (November 12-13, 2011), American Craft Endeavors had record-breaking crowds at the 10th Annual Holiday Craft Festival on the Ocean in Jupiter, Florida. This event was sponsored by the Rotary Club of Jupiter-Tequesta. We picked out some of our favorite photos from the weekend: You can view more photos from the weekend HERE. Additionally, the TCPalm had a wonderful article about the festival! You can read the full [...]

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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: You can view more photos from the weekend HERE and HERE. The Longboat Key Observer also created their own photo [...]

This weekend (November 19-20, 2011), American Craft Endeavors is proud to present to the you the 19th Annual Downtown Dunedin Craft Festival. We have many talented artists and fine crafters from all over the state of Florida (& across the USA). However, this post is going to focus on the local fine artists & crafters of Dunedin, Florida. Here are the local artists that will be exhibiting in the show [...]

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We found a very nicely written article about the 19th Annual Downtown Dunedin Craft Festival that will be held this weekend (November 19th & 20th, 2011) in Dunedin, Florida. Just as the article explains, this is the perfect event to attend if you are already tired with the overcrowded shopping malls and are looking for a unique venue to do your holiday shopping. With over 100 fine crafters from across [...]

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This weekend (November 19th & 20th, 2011), American Craft Endeavors proudly presents to you the 19th Annual Downtown Dunedin Craft Festival in Dunedin, Florida.  Here is some additional information: 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 [...]

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We have had many phone calls from artists, especially those who are “newer” on the art festival circuit, regarding how they should price their work. This can be a difficult subject because all art is unique and unlike anything else. If you are an artist who is new to the art festival world, then pricing your work should be based on: 1. Time 2. Labor 3. Cost of Materials First, [...]

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Check out today’s Palm Beach Post article on the 10th Annual Holiday Craft Festival on the Ocean. The article, which appeared on the front page of the Scene section, highlights the work of ACE crafters Pat Kaufman, Karen and Jerry Hull, Walter Catts, and Loretta Youngman. It goes without saying that Juno Beach is the place to be this weekend when it comes to fabulous craft shows.    

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American Craft Endeavors is proud to present to you the 10th Annual Holiday Craft Festival on the Ocean in Jupiter, Florida this weekend (November 12-13, 2011). We have crafters from all over the state of Florida along with quite a few who are from out-of-state, as well. This post is going to highlight those fine crafters who are local in Jupiter, Florida. We would like to introduce to you: Another [...]

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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: [...]

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: You can view more photos from the weekend HERE. [...]

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This weekend (November 12-13, 2011), American Craft Endeavors is proud to present the 10th Annual Holiday Craft Festival on the Ocean in Jupiter, Florida. The festival presents holiday shoppers with a head start on their holiday shopping and an alternative to crowded malls, all in a fabulous outdoor setting. The crafters will line this beautiful stretch of Juno Beach along AIA with their professional booths. All exhibitors will be present for [...]

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Did you visit us during the 24th Annual Downtown Venice Art Festival this past weekend? It turned out to be an absolutely spectacular weekend with beautiful weather and talented artists.  We found a few articles about the show this past weekend that we would like to share with you: *Venice Magazine: Click HERE. *Herald-Tribune: Created a fantastic photo album from the event HERE.  If you have any questions about this [...]

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