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.

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We have good news, though – the holidays are not over yet! We still have to say goodbye to 2013 and usher in 2014. There’s no better way to say goodbye than to come to the Downtown Delray Beach New Years Weekend Craft Festival with your family and friends to experience the fun and excitement of meeting talented crafters while enjoying the sights and sounds of beautiful downtown Delray Beach this weekend, Dec.28-29 from 10 a.m.- 5 p.m.

Whether you’re just a craft aficionado, or you’re looking for unique creations to spend your Christmas loot on, there is something special waiting for you at this weekend’s awesome craft festival. We have been celebrating the New Year holiday at Delray Beach for the past few years – six to be exact – and on this seventh celebration, we are sharing the same amazing talent that has made this event so successful.

What can you expect to see at the Downtown Delray Beach New Years Weekend Craft Festival? For a little preview, you should check out our Pinterest board which highlights some of the awesome crafters and artists you will meet as well as some of the most exciting ones from past festivals. Still, if you want a better idea of what sort of crafts you can find, here are some examples:

Ceramics. Our crafters have a range of talents, and if you love ceramics, we will have ceramic artists a-plenty! Check out, for example, the extraordinary work of Gail Markiewicz. Her colorful pieces are the perfect accent or centerpiece detail for any room in your home.

Ilkin Deniz1Acrylics. American Craft Endeavors strives to bring you the very finest in hand-made, original, eclectic work by talented fine crafters, and that also includes artists. If you love acrylics, you will love our participating artists; artists like Ilkin Deniz, whose unbelievable acrylic work is so detailed, you will think it’s a photograph. There are many other artists who will be there as well. You won’t be disappointed!

Apparel. Clothing and accessories don’t have to be mass-produced or carrying a hefty price tag. In fact, if you’re looking for American-made, one-of-a-kind, beautiful handcrafted wearable and functional pieces, you need to come to the Downtown Delray Beach New Years Weekend Craft Festival this weekend. Check out Patti Shepard‘s unbelievable handbags, for example, sure to be a hit with any handbag collector you know.

Orna Amrani1Sculptures. If you love sculptures, you will adore some of the gifted sculptors who will be a part of this weekend’s craft festival. You’ll find only the best of the best, crafters like Orna Amrani, whose breathtaking work is sure to capture your imagination. The fine sculptors at this weekend’s craft festival will give you a variety of styles to choose from, no doubt about it.

We’re excited to say goodbye to another year with you, and we hope you’ll join us this weekend for handcrafted jewelry, decor, apparel and much, much more. Stay informed by checking out our website,, and our Facebook page at And don’t forget to follow us on Instagram and Twitter. See you there!

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