For the 25th consecutive year, Downtown Venice will be the home to one of the finest art festivals in the country!  An eclectic array of original art will be on display and for sale this weekend, November 3 – 4, 2012. This popular juried art fair features over 150 artists from approximately 30 different states providing art enthusiasts with a unique opportunity to explore a wide variety of art in one setting.  The show appeals to people of all ages including families, art enthusiasts and serious art buyers looking to add to their collections. The festival benefits Venice Main Street, dedicated to preserving and maintaining downtown Venice as a desirable destination.  Admission is free and open to the public.

We have produced this art affair for the past 25 years introducing residents and tourists who flock to Venice and the surrounding areas to leading artists from around the country while showcasing the finest local and regional artists the state has to offer.  The Downtown Venice Art Festival is just one of numerous shows on Florida’s west coast we produce; others include the popular Downtown Venice Art Classic each March as well as the Downtown Sarasota Festival of the Arts, St. Armand’s Circle Art Festival, Hyde Park Village Art Fair in Tampa and many more.  The Downtown Venice Art Festival has expanded through the years with the community’s support and has become a highly anticipated annual tradition in Venice.

We have been also been given the pleasure to have not one but two artists provide us with pieces of their work to giveaway this weekend!
Here’s the details:

Our very talent artist, Elaine Laurent, will be holding a giveway for this beautiful handmade purse.  Enter to win this piece on  Saturday, November 3rd in her booth.

  • A Quarter Century Venice
  • Size: 8in x 12in x 3in deep
  • Cigar Box Art
  • Value: $100.00 


Also, Steve Whitlock, will be having a giveaway at his booth on Sunday, November 4th for his “Sarasota Grouper” artwork:

  • Lemon Bay to Passage Key Chart
  • Size: 35×45
  • lithograph reproduction
  • Value: $375.00

For additional information on the 25th Anniversary Downtown Venice Art Festival and any other Howard Alan Events shows across the country, please visit, join our Facebook Page at or call 561-746-6615.  See you all at the show!

Special thanks to our generous sponsors:

  • Cadillac
  • Comcast
  • Food Tent
  • Sarasota Herald Tribune
  • Terry Andrews
  • Venice Artist
  • Venice Gondolier
  • Venice Main Street – Children’s Art Show
  • Venice MainStreet
  • Venice Sponsors
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