How was your holiday? We hope you had an amazing time with family and friends. After all, there’s the food and presents and music and decorations. Still, the most important part of the holiday season is standing together with loved ones, sharing laughter and celebration, making memories that will last a lifetime. We hope you all were able to enjoy that. We have good news, though – the holidays are [...]

  We hope you are having a great holiday season and we are excited to see you all at the 3rd Annual Coconut Point New Years Art Festival in Estero, Florida. Are you as psyched as we are? We hope so! As we get ready to say goodbye to 2013 and welcome a new year into the fold, we’ve heard from many of you about how difficult sales have been [...]

I have been working in glass in one way or another for 34 years. About four years ago I stumbled upon dichroic glass and fell in love. I love the colors and the glass’s reaction to light and I love making jewelry from it. Some have said that it is passé, but something beautiful is always a welcome addition. I also offer gift items with dichroic glass insets. Cell: (941)400-5169 [...]

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Creative Artistry Fashions BoHo style Handmade Vintage Gone Millennium Attended FIT NYC designer in 60’s Cell: (954)558-1260 Studio Phone Number: (954)558-1260 Email: Pagehats@aol.com Web: http://KathrynPage.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pageoriginals Twitter: @Pageoriginals Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/pageoriginals

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Anita Gierok of Royal Palm Beach, Florida, has dreamed of baking her treasured recipes for others for many years. So in 2010, after retiring from the dental field, when most people would pull out their rocking chairs, Anita pulled out all the stops and began baking her specialty breads as a business. Her friend and business partner, Penny Brumbaugh, takes care of details outside of the kitchen but Anita rules [...]

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I have had a fascination and love for photography since my Grandfather handed me the camera for a road trip adventure with him. I never thought of myself as particularly artistic, but when I have a camera in my hands I feel that I am able to create something beautiful and unique. I found an even deeper love of the art form when I discovered the magic in the darkroom. [...]

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I am a glass artist and have been blowing glass for 30 years. Early in my career I decided to put the bulk of my energy into making art glass perfume bottles. I believe I am the only glass artist in the country, perhaps in the world, who has devoted his full artistic efforts into making this object. My bottles, although small in scale, make a grand statement. I see [...]

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I have been painting most of my long life, since about seven years old! Studied at Ringling School of Art and Murray State University, Murray, KY. Had a thirty year career as a graphic art and printer and advertising profession. Now I try to paint every day, with my acrylics, or I’m out traveling to do photo research on something that will be a painting. I own an art center [...]

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I was raised in a house surrounded by fabric. My mother was a home economics teacher who tried her level best to get me interested in sewing. Of course, being the independent, freewheeling teenager I was, I would have none of it. It wasn’t until I was out on my own that I realized that in spite of my efforts to ignore the wisdom my Mom tried to impart, some [...]

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At a very young age I was in the family jewelry business in New York and stopped at a Gem Booth I felt absolutely hypnotized, because I have this primitive instinct to be attracted to small shiny objects. Well, I spent the whole day there and brought home the bag of gemstones with the feeling that I just must have to make something beautiful from it. Since that moment I [...]

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  Well, 2013 has been another incredibly successful year for American Craft Endeavors, and it’s no secret that it’s all because of YOU! Without the support of artists, visitors and fans of American Craft Endeavors, we couldn’t make any of this happen. Thank you so much for participating, inviting your friends, supporting our artists and just being all-around awesome. But don’t despair: Our thanks don’t mean that we have no [...]

As Thanksgiving week gets under way, there’s quite a bit of running around. Now that the Lake Worth Beach ArtFest proved to be a success, we’re doing a little running around of our own, getting ready for Thanksgiving and then for the 2nd Annual Madeira Beach Thanksgiving Weekend Craft Festival. The holiday reminds us why events like these are so important: They give you a chance to unwind, take things [...]

Happy Thanksgiving week, everyone! Coming out of the rousing success of this weekend’s debut show in Lake Worth, we’re heading to nearby Delray Beach for the 14th Annual Downtown Delray Beach Thanksgiving Weekend Art Festival. It’s the perfect way to cap off a weekend of family time, relaxation and fun, and we are certainly thankful for that! But this isn’t just for grownups. With beautiful surroundings, great vendors,  and a [...]

After three decades or so of producing quality fine arts and craft shows, the excitement of a debut show never gets old. Don’t know what we mean? Come feel the excitement for yourselves this weekend at our newest show, the Lake Worth Beach ArtFest. Taking place on Ocean Boulevard and Lake Avenue, the Lake Worth Beach ArtFest promises to be a weekend of relaxation, creativity and fun! Like our other [...]

Have you started your holiday shopping yet? You’re cutting it pretty close! Well, whether you’re in the Jacksonville area already or you’re looking for an excuse to shop somewhere other than a stressful, crowded, indoor mall, head on over to the next great Howard Alan Event and celebrate with us the San Marco Art Festival! San Marco’s Second Year San Marco is a culturally rich neighborhood with great shops and [...]

  What makes Florida’s West Coast so special? Find out this weekend at the 21st Annual Downtown Dunedin Craft Festival, Sat. and Sun. from 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. With over 100 crafters and artists showcasing their unique, handcrafted pieces, there is something for every holiday budget in this little big town just a few miles from Clearwater. Dunedin: A Gem of Florida’s West Coast Dunedin has always been one of [...]

  This weekend, American Craft Endeavors goes to the Jupiter/Juno Beach area for the 12th Holiday Craft Festival on the Ocean, happening at the A1A between Donald Ross Road and Loggerhead Park in Juno Beach. There’s no doubt that as the holiday season approaches, we’re more and more inclined to look for one-of-a-kind, memorable gifts for our loved ones. What’s more unique than handcrafted, original pieces by locally and nationally [...]

We’ve been talking about it for a couple of  weeks now, but now that it’s almost here, we can’t contain our excitement for this weekend’s festival! The St. Armands Art Festival this weekend will prove to be one of the most fun in recent memory, thanks to our friends at CircuSoul Yoga. Three different instructors from the Sarasota yoga studio will be offering free sessions around 11am, 1pm, and 4pm at [...]

Debbie has been making art her entire life and has experimented in a variety of mediums. The theme of her work has always been COLOR. Currently she and her husband, Len, are creating jointly mixed media pieces that include metal (either aluminum or stainless), wood, canvas and acrylic, and automotive paint. Another part of their work is purely sculpture, which incorporates Debbie’s designs with metal fabrication that includes 2- and [...]

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Kim Colvard Oberholtzer is a Florida-based artist who captures nature’s beauty in abstract garden, landscape and beach paintings that evokes emotion and a sense of peacefulness. “Kim’s work is placed in my home so I can see it every morning,” says a long time friend and patron. “Her painting Key West Sunset draws the viewer into the image of being at the sandy beach, watching the sunset with the one [...]

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Chuck Gardner has tailored the weathered look of the flags over the years, but his fundamental style and technique came from the teachings of his art mentor, Jennifer Moore, in the north Georgia mountains. A few classes in art at San Diego State University, along with a business degree, have helped him in all his ventures through the years. Chuck built a contracting business in Georgia and worked in residential [...]

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I began drawing at a young age; I taught myself to draw while in math class and social studies. I was constantly drawing and I simply didn’t have much interest in any other subjects. Although I wasn’t interested in a formal art education, I did entertained the idea for a couple of years before dropping out to travel and explore my own methods of self-education. Therefore, I’m predominately a self-taught [...]

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Joyce Slate is a jewelry artist originally from Minnesota, but happily relocated to Sarasota, Florida in 2012. She has been an award-winning fine jewelry artist for over 15 years, exhibiting at fine art festivals nationwide. She is a graduate of the Minneapolis College of art and Design, in 1991. Her many passions, and numerous artistic endeavors are incorporated and miniaturized into wearable art, including her love of ancient history, archeology, [...]

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  The Villages is a wonderful, relaxing place with unique surroundings, sights and sounds and we just love hanging out with our friends there during the craft festivals. This weekend at The Villages Craft Festival, we’re saying hello to November with over 150 artists sharing their crafts and artistic pieces. There is nothing you won’t find at this craft festival: jewelry, apparel, functional and decorative ceramics, paintings, handmade soaps, furniture, [...]

  Well, friends, the month of November is upon us and with it a slew of excellent shows to kick start your holidays! From Downtown Venice to St. Armands Circle, you are definitely in for a treat these next couple of weeks. Downtown Venice Art Festival is This Weekend! If you have yet to experience the charm of Downtown Venice, this weekend is the perfect time to do it. After [...]

    As you were probably able to tell a couple of weeks ago during our visit to Delray Beach, we just love our friends in this vivacious town. That’s why we were so excited to announce that the Delray Marketplace Art & Craft Show in West Delray is making its debut this Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 26-27 from 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. As the end of October approaches and [...]

We simply can’t believe that October is almost gone – it seems like only yesterday we were celebrating its arrival! But what better way to say goodbye to an amazing October than to celebrate artists and their unique talents at the Hyde Park Village Art Fair? Well, get ready because this Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., you can celebrate the departure of one of our favorite months with [...]

Sarasota has a rich — and very creative — history, one that is easily seen in the buildings, landscapes and skylines. Home to such historical gems as the Ringling Museum of Art and the Mary Selby Botanical Gardens, everything from Sarasota Bay to Downtown Sarasota screams creativity and style. It’s no surprise, then, that American Craft Endeavors has developed such a strong following there, and no surprise why the Downtown [...]

The 26th Annual Las Olas Art Fair is happening this Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 19-20,  and we at Howard Alan Events could not be more thrilled to be returning to one of our favorite South Florida spots for what is sure to be a weekend of family, creativity and fun. What’s more, as our Breast Cancer Awareness Month focus continues, many of our wonderful artists have created one-of-a-kind, lovely pieces [...]

Have you been going pink this October for Breast Cancer Awareness Month? At American Craft Endeavors, our crafters have been doing an AMAZING job at really bringing out the support. This weekend, we’re heading to Stuart, Fl. for the 14th Annual Downtown Stuart Craft Festival and we are very excited to see, not just the displays of solidarity that everyone will be showing off, but the displays of jewelry and [...]

Are you ready for the 19th Annual Downtown Delray Beach Craft Festival? We just love Delray Beach with its interesting folks, eclectic feel and beautiful coastal areas. As we gear up for our 19th fall visit to this awesome town for what is sure to be a wonderful and colorful time in Downtown Delray Beach, we ask you to join us in honoring  the courage and strength of warriors and [...]

I am retired from a 30-year career as an Interior Designer. Now I work on my art, my passion. I find colored pencil ideal for working in small spaces and travels well to allow to me to draw wherever I go. Cell: (941)445-3440 Email: rdolan6237@aol.com Web: http://www.ETSY.com/Notquitebrimfield Pinterest: http://www.pinterest/RHChipman Art

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I’ve been painting since I was eight years old and while I’ve taken many art classes over the years, I am largely self-taught. My formal education consists of a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance, achieved in 1988 from Golden Gate University in San Francisco, CA. I graduated Summa Cum Laude, top student in Finance and was Valedictorian of my graduating class. I then went to work for IBM in [...]

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David Sigel has developed genuine creativity as a self-taught artist. His art is heavily influenced by the natural Florida landscape. He has a truly unique style with his use of Italian painting knives and natural hog-bristle brushes, creating a unique and impressive three dimensional effect in his works. He uses the finest pure pigment oil paints in a heavy impasto wet-on-wet layered style often so thick he can carve his [...]

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Tammy Frand is originally from Long Island, New York. She had a line of handmade coaster and trivets. Tammy makes use of layering mixed media for a contemporary piece of 3D art. Using her original illustrations as a base, she moves that through a digital process and then applies it as a finish on ceramic tiles, which are then layered to form an organic piece of art. Tammy uses a [...]

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Acrylic/mixed media painter. Mostly self taught, with a scattering of painting and drawing classes, a classic doodler. A working background as a Marine, horse-shoer, Paramedic, Emergency Room RN. I have always liked to be right in the middle of the action, but the painting provides the outlet. I enjoy painting beautiful things, both man made and natural. Detail work is what I do, and lots of it! Cell: (941)773-7641 Studio [...]

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Frumples are a dream come true. I am a potter and worked in a studio with 3-8 others potters for years. We did not own a pugmill (machine that remixes scraps into usable clay) so I kept all the scraps in zip lock bags. I had the FRUMPLE dream and my sister said make something and I used all the scraps to make little faces — all different colors just [...]

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This weekend, American Craft Endeavors will be coming to The Villages for the Craft Festival at Colony Plaza. With so many artists joining in to bring this top-rated craft festival to this unique and energetic area, it goes without saying that we are really happy to be going there for our fourth annual event. We chose The Villages because, like the crafters and artists that participate in American Craft Endeavors [...]

We loved one of our favorite summer shows so much that we decided to do it all over again this weekend! That’s right! We’ll be in beautiful Lyndhurst, east of Cleveland, at the Legacy Village for Art in the Village: The Fall Art Festival this weekend. Join us as you experience original pieces by some of the country’s finest artists in a friendly, open and beautiful outdoor environment. Whether you’re [...]

With fall fast approaching, there is no doubt that folks will be flocking to their local art and craft festivals in search of seasonal treasures for their homes and their families. This Saturday and Sunday, residents of the beautiful town of Punta Gorda will have a chance to head on to Sullivan Street for a weekend of the finest crafts, art pieces and much more at the 16th Annual Punta [...]

Join us from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. tomorrow and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Sunday for the 11th Annual Alexandria King Street Art Festival, where you’ll see the work of over 200 participating artists . We’ve arrived in Alexandria and everything is almost ready! We want to remind you of a few things: 1) Each show, Howard Alan Events gives patrons an opportunity to take home a piece from a [...]

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You’ve just spent a wonderful day checking out over $15 million of fine art pieces by local and national artists at the Alexandria King Street Art Festival. You’ve enjoyed learning about different types of art, stocked up on fall decorations for your home and got an early start on your holiday shopping with some beautiful art pieces. Now you’re ready for some evening fun. What can you do? What to [...]

The 5th Annual Downtown Venice Labor Day Weekend Craft Festival is descending on the sleepy little town of Venice in South Florida on Aug. 31- Sept. 1. The best crafters in the nation have been selected by American Craft Endeavors to share their work in this unique outdoor event featuring craft pieces of all types. Whether you’re looking for jewelry or pottery, sculptures or metal pieces, there is bound to [...]

Originally from Southwest Missouri, I now live in the beautiful city of Venice, Florida. For years, I assisted my wife Linda (Creative Art Photography) as she displayed her artwork at festivals in the midwest and Florida. Along the way, I found my passion for jewelry making. During the past year, I studied with a Master Silversmith from Springfield, Missouri, and created “Star Burst” Silver Pewter. My inspiration comes from the [...]

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Born in Springfield, Missouri, and now living in Venice, Florida, my imagery is an eclectic collage of my life here in the “Sunshine” state. The natural beauty of the landscapes and foliage, architecture and wildlife are an endless source of inspiration for my photography. I feel a strong sense of pride when I can capture or recreate a “Linda Enhanced” version of that beauty. Hopefully, my photographs will evoke your [...]

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I am a concrete sculptor. Portland cement, sand and water are hand mixed and the concrete is carved before it hardens. Acid stains and concrete colorant powders are brushed on the surface or added to the mix for earth tone color. Occasionally found metal pieces or live plants are added as well. I have a great love for old weathered stone, strange rock formations, ancient ruins (to name just a [...]

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“Look at my paintings with a sense of humor and creativity, as my goal is to spark your imagination. Consider a world gone by and a world yet to be. Just Imagine! ” -Tim Wistrom Many people don’t know his name, but they know his paintings. He’s well known as the artist that creates amazing surrealism, so detailed it looks like a photograph. Tim works with acrylic paint on canvas, [...]

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The method I use to create my artisan jewelry is called fabrication and I use all precious metals and semiprecious stones. My style can best be described as clean lines with playful and contemporary designs. Architecture, music, nature and my imagination influence my work which is ever evolving as I learn new techniques. Cell: (813)232-2031 Email: kays.kreations@yahoo.com Web: http://www.kayskreations.org

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We have been stained glass artists for 18 years. We do big and small projects—we love custom work. We do the Tiffany style which is copper foil and solder. Each piece is cut and fitted to our satisfaction. Cell: (352)428-9098 Studio Phone Number: (352)428-9098 Email: parrotdice@tampabay.rr.com Web: http://www.go2paneintheglass.com

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Our mosaics are a contemporary re-imagining of traditional forms of stained glass. We create energy with movement in the cuts of glass, reflection and transparency. Mike and I have been creating work together for the past 12 years. We have done art shows all across the country, creating new work for each show. We have several galleries that represent our work. Empire, MI in the Sleeping Bear Dunes and in [...]

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