This weekend (November 12th & 13th, 2011), Howard Alan Events proudly presents the 23rd Annual St. Armands Circle Art Festival in Sarasota, Florida. A vast array of original handmade art, priced to suit all budgets, will be on display and for sale during this two-day art extravaganza. The artistic media represented include paintings, life size sculpture, photography, glass, wood, jewelry, collage and ceramics with prices ranging from $25 hand-designed earrings to [...]

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: *Anthony May – Bookmarks *James Murphy – Photography *Judy Nichols – Dolls [...]

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While you are strolling the 24th Annual Downtown Venice Art Festival, don’t forget to check out our sponsor, Cadillac. Cadillac will be displaying their new 2012 models.  You will also have the chance to win a beautiful art piece by John Galbo! Here is what you could possibly win: You can learn more about John Galbo HERE. We look forward to seeing you at the show this weekend! If you [...]

With the holiday season rapidly approaching, let Howard Alan Events and American Craft Endeavors help you get a head start on your holiday gift list. Art & Craft Festivals are perfect for finding unique gifts for everyone. In need of customized gifts? Have someone who is impossible to buy for? Short on time to shop? Relax! We’ve gathered a group of experts to answer all your holiday gift questions. They [...]

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Be on the look-out for the local artists who will be participating in the 24th Annual Downtown Venice Art Festival this weekend! Here are the amazingly, talented artists you will be able to meet this weekend (November 5th & 6th, 2011): Additionally, there will be: *BJ Carson – Acrylic *Coleen Henry – Acrylic *Alice Hicks – Baskets *Len & Debbie Marucci – Metal All of these artists are from Venice, [...]

This past weekend, Howard Alan Events produced a terrific art festival in Tampa, Florida at Hyde Park Village. It was a HUGE success! Despite the threat of terrible weather, the weekend turned out wonderful. Additionally, we saw many happy patrons leaving with purchases. Here are some highlights from the weekend: You can view more pictures from the weekend HERE. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us [...]

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For those of you who read our newsletter, we would like for you to comment about it here! Please leave us your comments! Here are the different sections of the Newsletter: (1) Giving Thanks (2) Welcome Home (3) Here & Gone In A “Flash” (4) In The News (5) Artist Corner (6) Have Something To Say? We look forward to all your responses! Follow us on Facebook & Twitter for [...]

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  For those of you who read our newsletter, we would like for you to comment about it here! Please leave us your comments! Here are the different sections of the Newsletter: (1) Giving Thanks (2) Bring Your Game Face (3) Feeling Lucky? (4) Crafter Corner (6) Have Something To Say? We look forward to all your responses! Follow us on Facebook & Twitter for all the latest information about [...]

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For those of you who read our newsletter, we would like for you to comment about it here! Please leave us your comments! Here are the different sections of the Newsletter: (1) Giving Thanks (2) Welcome Home (3) Move Over Black Friday; Hello, Black Saturday (4) Here & Gone In A “Flash” (5) 2012 Schedule (6) Have Something To Say? We look forward to all your responses! Follow us on [...]

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Several months ago, Venice Main Street held a poster design contest for the 24th Annual Downtown Venice Art Festival. The winner of the contest was: Augusto Argandona! Congratulations!  Augusto’s design was used for the official poster of the Downtown Venice Art Festival along with our ads for the show. It turned out absolutely beautiful! What do you think? If you have any questions about this post, you can contact us [...]

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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 [...]

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This weekend (November 5th & 6th, 2011), Howard Alan Events is proud to present the 24th Annual Downtown Venice Art Festival in Venice, Florida. Festival-goers will be treated to a wide variety of work in a myriad of mediums including paintings, sculptures, photos, glass, wood, jewelry, collage, and ceramics.  Prices are set to suit all budgets and range from as little as $25 hand designed earrings to $30,000 sculptures.  The festival [...]

The Hyde Park Village Art Fair is a can’t miss event, but this weekend we’ve got yet another reason to visit more than 115 artists…”gleeks” and non-“gleeks” alike will be treated to a flash mob performance this Halloween weekend. Be sure to ‘tune’ your attention to the fountain area on Saturday around 1:30pm. Another treat for artists and patrons alike is that the 22nd Annual Hyde Park Village Art Fair [...]

We have received many calls from artists who are not sure how to retrieve their space number off of our website. Well, we have come up with a step-by-step guide to help you! Follow our easy instructions below: (1) Go to www.ArtFestival.com. (2) When you reach the “Home Page” – click on the middle picture (that says “Artists & Fine Crafters”). (3) You should see an Art Festival Calendar. On [...]

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As you may know, Howard Alan Events & American Craft Endeavors has moved to Tequesta, Florida. The reason this is being brought up is because one of our artists who exhibits in many of our shows, created the cover art for the Tequesta Magazine. Sharon Kusha’s art work was featured on the cover of the October issue! You can take a look below: Sharon Kusha is an acrylic painter. She [...]

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This past weekend (October 22-23, 2011), American Craft Endeavors hosted a craft festival at the Promenade, which is a luxury outdoor mall with many upscale stores and restaurants (in Coconut Creek, Florida). Did we see you at the craft festival? Who was your favorite fine crafter? Here are some of our favorite photos from the weekend: You can view more photos from the weekend HERE. Also, make sure to take [...]

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This blog post is inspired by a few comments that were posted on our facebook fan page. We LOVE it when artists and patrons have meaningful conversations in response to one of our posts. So… to answer your question – Why do artists have “No Picture Taking” signs in their booths? The reason is: many of the artists have copyrighted work. These artists have spent hours upon hours of their [...]

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We could not have asked for a better weekend! It was the perfect start to our Florida Tour. We saw crowds coming from every direction enjoying the art fair and basking in the perfect South Florida weather. What was your favorite part of the weekend? Who was your favorite artist? Did you stop by the Chocolate & Wine Tasting? Here are some of our favorite pictures from the weekend: You [...]

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This weekend (October 29th & 30th, 2011), American Craft Endeavors is proud to present The Downtown Bradenton Craft Festival in Bradenton, Florida. This brand new fall show is sure to be a crowd pleaser and will feature some of the familiar local artists and crafters in addition to established national crafters. The two-day juried event will take place on Barcarrota Boulevard along the beautiful Manatee River. Admission is free and open [...]

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This weekend (October 29th & 30th, 2011), Howard Alan Events proudly presents the 22nd Annual Hyde Park Village Art Fair in Tampa, Florida. The show will feature the finest artists in the country including top local talent.  The artistic media represented at this popular two-day outdoor art gallery include paintings, sculptures, photography, glass, wood, jewelry, collage, and ceramics with prices ranging from $25 hand-designed earrings to $30,000 metal sculptures. Admission is [...]

We have revamped our craft ads and we want YOUR opinion! We are using this ad for the month of November to see if we want to continue using it for 2012. What do you think? We have added our social networking icons along with an official Twitter hash-tag! See below: Tell us what you think! You can email info@artfestival.com, call 561-746-6615 or leave a comment! Follow us on Facebook [...]

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ACE will be hosting monthly potluck dinners during select shows. For the rest of our fall season shows, potlucks have been scheduled for: Coconut Creek (October 22-23, 2011) in the grassy parking area Dunedin (November 19-20, 2011) on Hyland and Main St. Pete Beach Corey Avenue (December 3-4, 2011) two food tents will be set up The potlucks will be held on Saturday immediately after the show. ACE will bring [...]

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We understand that attending an art festival can be overwhelming, especially when you are surrounded by beautiful and stunning artwork. There is so much to look at, and better yet – so many different pieces of artwork to possibly buy! Perhaps there may have been an artist whose work you were “looking at”, and you couldn’t decide whether or not you wanted to purchase the piece. Also, you forgot to [...]

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This week, Howard Alan Events is currently preparing for the 24th Annual Las Olas Art Fair. It’s the show that marks the start of our Florida season. We are looking forward to another terrific season in Florida and cannot wait for the new artwork that all our artists will bring to the shows. We have several local, Fort Lauderdale artists who will be showcasing their work at the show this [...]

During the 24th Annual Las Olas Art Fair this weekend (October 22nd & 23rd, 2011), make sure you stop by Lincoln, which is our presenting sponsor. Lincoln will be located on 9th and Las Olas Boulevard. Here you will be able to experience Lincoln’s interactive hybrid “pods”. Also, you will be able to register to win a beautiful limited edition 36 x 48 gallery wrapped, giclee by artist, April Davis! [...]

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This past weekend, American Craft Endeavors hosted another successful event in Sarasota, Florida. Did you visit the show over the weekend? Tell us how it was! We picked some of out favorite photos from the weekend to share with you: You can view more photos from the weekend HERE. If you have any questions about this post, please contact us at 561-746-6615 or info@artfestival.com. Follow us on Facebook & Twitter [...]

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This weekend (October 22nd & 23rd, 2011), American Craft Endeavors proudly presents to you the 3rd Annual Coconut Creek Craft Festival at the Promenade, which will be held in Coconut Creek, Florida.  A wide variety of craft art mediums will be on display and for sale including folk art, pottery, handmade jewelry and paintings, personalized gifts, handmade clothing, scented soaps and body products, with prices ranging from as little as $3 [...]

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Howard Alan Events presents the 24th Annual Las Olas Art Fair in Fort Lauderdale, Florida on October 22nd & 23rd, 2011.  Once again, this show will feature some of South Florida’s favorite artists as well as a troupe of national artists including new and emerging talent. This top ranked fair, a highly anticipated fall tradition, features a wide variety of quality art with prices set to suit all budgets. The [...]

As you may already know… Art & Craft Festivals are excellent ways of exposing your work. Many great things happen as a result of exhibiting in these type of events. Now, how do you keep in contact with the customers that you meet at the shows? We have several ideas: (1) Keep a “Guest Book” where patrons can leave their contact information. (2) You can transfer the contact information (from [...]

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We have done some research on what some artists have been using when they accept credit cards from patrons. One particular method stood out – and we wanted to share it with you. If you have an i-Phone, i-Pad, i-Touch & Android, then this method of accepting credit cards may be for you! It’s called the “Square“. Do any of our artists use this? How does the Square work? Square [...]

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You may be wondering where I am going with this post… How is it possible to save money during this economy? We do have an answer for you if you are an artist or crafter! The wonderful thing about Howard Alan Events Art Festivals and American Craft Endeavors Craft Festivals is that we have a circuit of art and craft festivals that are not very far from each other. Why [...]

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This past weekend (October 8th & 9th, 2011), American Craft Endeavors produced the 21st Annual Tarpon Springs Art Festival in Tarpon Springs, Florida. Unfortunately, we did have rainy weather on one of the days (which of course is out of our control), but the other half of the weekend was beautiful! Take a look at some of our favorite pictures from the weekend: You can view more pictures from the [...]

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As you venture to the 17th Annual Downtown Sarasota Art & Craft Festival this weekend (October 15th & 16th, 2011), make sure you stop by and see the talented local artists who are exhibiting in the show! We are proud to introduce to you, Marsha Ritter, who is a local Sarasota artist. She will be present at the show this weekend exhibiting her beautiful paintings! Take a look at some [...]

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This year, during the 24th Annual Las Olas Art Fair, we are pairing up with The Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County to produce our first ever Wine & Chocolate Tasting. Tickets for this event are $15 and are available to purchase on www.FrightNightLasOlas.com. You can also contact Marika Guyton for more information about the tickets at (954) 537-1010 x226 or through her email at mguyton@bgcbc.org. Make sure you [...]

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This weekend (October 15th & 16th, 2011), American Craft Endeavors is proud to present the 17th Annual Downtown Sarasota Art & Craft Festival in Sarasota, Florida. The Downtown Sarasota Art & Craft Festival returns to Main Street in downtown Sarasota on October 15 – 16, 2011 with the leading artists and crafters in the nation.  Whether you are a craft enthusiast or looking for that unique one-of-a-kind gift item, there is [...]

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Confused about the differences between what is referred to as an “A” show versus a “B” show? This post is designed to explain our show classifications for optimum clarity.    Our show classifications are made to easily identify a show based on a number of factors. We classify our shows in these categories because we often times host multiple shows on the same weekend. Show classifications can help you identify [...]

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Perhaps you are an artist who has not jumped into the intimidating, yet rewarding world of Art & Craft Festivals. Well, what are you waiting for? Here are the top reasons why YOU should be exhibiting in Art and/or Craft Festivals: (1) Before: Before each show, we write about the artists who are participating, which is posted on our Blog. Additionally, we offer our Facebook wall for artists to post [...]

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This past weekend (October 1st & 2nd, 2011), we had a terrific craft festival in Downtown Delray Beach. The crowds were out and about & we saw many patrons leaving with packages. Take a look below at some of our favorite photos from the weekend: You can view the complete photo album from the weekend HERE. If you have any questions, please contact us at 561-746-6615 or info@artfestival.com. Follow us [...]

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According to Gary & Helene Lawrence, it was love at first sight when they met at the Downtown Stuart Craft Festival in September 2006 (a craft festival produced by American Craft Endeavors). By chance or divine intervention, their craft booths were set up next to each other and this resulted in the start of a romantic adventure. In any case, they consider Helayne (HAE & ACE show coordinator) as their [...]

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We always like to show support to the local artists of our shows, and YOU should too! Angela Roberts & Chelsea Pavloff are jewelry artists from Lutz, which is a short distance away from Tarpon Springs. They will be joining us at the 21st Annual Tarpon Springs Craft Festival this weekend (October 8th & 9th, 2011). Want to learn more about these artists? Take a look at some of their [...]

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The Boca Raton Forum will be featuring local Boca Raton artist, Finny Lazarus, in their upcoming issue for the 24th Annual Las Olas Art Fair, which will be held on October 22nd & 23rd, 2011 in Fort Lauderdale, FL.  The article should run a week or two before the art fair under the “On The Spot” column. Finny is an exhibitor at many of Howard Alan Events’ art festivals, and we [...]

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This weekend (October 8th & 9th, 2011), American Craft Endeavors presents the 21st Annual Tarpon Springs Craft Festival in Tarpon Springs, Florida. Traditionally held on Thanksgiving weekend, the 21st Annual Tarpon Springs Craft Festival returns in early October with the country’s leading crafters as well as the most talented locals. A full spectrum of craft art mediums will be on display and for sale with prices ranging from as little as [...]

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Each week, we receive phone calls from past patrons looking to connect with an artist that they saw at a show in an effort to purchase work from them. The impact each one of you makes on the visitors you interact with each weekend at a show is truly incredible. This got us thinking…are you maximizing the time you spend with potential customers at shows? We wanted to share a [...]

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During the month of October, we have two art festivals: (1) 24th Annual Las Olas Art Fair (Fort Lauderdale, FL) – October 22nd & 23rd, 2011 (2) 22nd Annual Hyde Park Village Art Fair (Tampa, FL) – October 29th & 30th, 2011 However, if you are itching to do more shows, we have a SOLUTION! We do have Craft Festivals every weekend in October. Take a look below & see [...]

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In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we are asking all our artists and patrons to wear pink to the following art & craft festivals in October: *Fine Art Festivals: (1) 24th Annual Las Olas Art Fair in Fort Lauderdale, FL on October 22nd & 23rd, 2011 (2) 22nd Annual Hyde Park Village Art Fair in Tampa, FL on October 29th & 30th, 2011 *Craft Festivals: (1) 17th Annual Downtown [...]

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Attention Fine Crafters! The 21st Annual Tarpon Springs Craft Festival, which will be held next weekend (October 8th & 9th), has a fantastic new location! The show will be held on Tarpon Avenue, which is the main street that runs through the busy downtown area in Tarpon Springs. You can find plenty in this area, including: the spongedocks, greek restaurants, bakeries, attractions, tours, sightseeing cruises, and lots of shopping. This [...]

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We want to know about your weekend at our art or craft festivals! Did something interesting and exciting happen to you at one of our art or craft festivals? Did a celebrity buy your artwork? Did one patron buy everything you had in your booth? Did you have record sales? Also – do you have a unique story unlike any other artist? Did you work in the corporate world for [...]

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This past weekend, we had an art festival in Cleveland, Ohio. We couldn’t have asked for a better way to end our tour from around the country before we headed back to Florida for our Florida Tour! Here are some of our favorite pictures from the weekend: You can view the complete photo album from the show HERE. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us at [...]

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Attention all artists & fine crafters! We are hosting a competition to find a new ad for all our shows in 2012 – for both our fine art shows and craft shows! We are asking our artists to create a new, original & modern ad that will be used across the United States in all our PR & marketing efforts. Here is what the winner will receive: (1) Your name [...]

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WKYC interviewed Marcie Gilmore, who is the general manager at Legacy Village, about the 2nd Annual Art In The Village Part II. We wanted to share the video with you! Click HERE to view the video. Tell us what you think! If you have any questions about this post, please don’t hesitate to contact us at 561-746-6615 or info@artfestival.com. Follow us on Facebook  & Twitter for all the latest information about [...]

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