downtownstuartWe’re fast approaching March — can you believe it??? We really hit the ground running this year with absolutely spectacular shows that have truly reinforced why Howard Alan Events is one of the premier art festival producers in the U.S. The best part? THIS IS ONLY THE BEGINNING! Up next, we’re heading to beautiful Stuart, Florida for the 24th Annual Downtown Stuart Art Festival, where we will gather with over 100 artists to transform Osceola Street into an amazing outdoor, juried art gallery. Bring your kids, bring your family, bring your friends! With entertainment, vendors and some of the best eclectic, original art in the country, there’s no doubt that this Saturday and Sunday, you will have the time of your life.

This year, we are thrilled to announce that Audi Stuart and Infiniti Stuart will be the official sponsors of this year’s Stuart Art Festival! Whether you’re looking for a gorgeous Audi model or a sophisticated Infiniti, you can’t go wrong with Audi Stuart and Infiniti Stuart. Each dealership boasts a professional staff, great inventory, and some of the lowest prices on cars you love. Their sponsorship of this long-respected Howard Alan Events art festival makes sense — after all, just as our artists represent the very best that our art community has to offer, so do Audi and Infiniti represent excellence in vehicle craftsmanship.

susanwpainterSpeaking of excellent craftsmanship, another reason this weekend’s art festival is not to be missed? Our Featured Artist giveaway! This weekend, enter to win a lovely ceramic piece by the versatile and talented Susan Painter. Susan’s beautiful “Beachware” pottery is fun, practical and affordable — the perfect springtime gift for friends and loved ones. The piece she’ll be giving away this weekend is a 15-inch diameter plate with a lively beach-inspired pattern that’s as original as it is whimsical. Everything she makes is food and dishwasher-safe, and most of her pieces can go from the oven to your table with no problems. If you’d like to be the lucky patron to win this awesome piece by the supremely gifted Susan Painter, be sure to come see us at the Stuart Art Festival this weekend and enter the giveaway at her booth. There is no purchase necessary to enter and the only requirement is for you to be there!

Arrive early this weekend for the 24th Annual Downtown Stuart Art Festival and visit our friends at the Osceola Street Cafe! This local joint serves yummy dishes and treats throughout the day, but this weekend they will be opening their doors early so you can grab a delicious cup of specialty coffee, a scrumptious fresh-baked muffin or one of their amazing egg sandwiches. Stop by Saturday starting at 7:00 am & Sunday at 8:00 am. Lunch will be served 11:00 am-3:00 pm. There’s a delicious something for everyone in your family, so be sure to enjoy breakfast before you spend the day checking out the wonderful art on Osceola Street.

img_Jupiter-AF-flyer_March_V2bAnd finally, artists who are interested in seeing their artwork represent Howard Alan Events in fliers, newspaper ads and other types of advertising have the chance to see their piece featured in our marketing materials! Every year we choose a piece that depicts one of our art festivals, and this year is no exception. What are we looking for?

  • Paintings, photography, sketches, drawings or mixed media pieces.
  • Pieces that are bold enough to look great in both color and black and white.
  • Artwork depicting a scene from one of our art festivals.

All you have to do is send an email with  “Contest Entry” in the subject line to before Feb. 28, 2014. Please include a high resolution image of your submission. The best news is that, if your piece is chosen, you’ll not only be able to see your work all over our marketing materials, but you’ll receive credit for a free booth at the art show of your choice (with the exception of the Alexandria, Va., show happening in September.) What are you waiting for? Go ahead and send your artwork in today!

Wanna know more about our art festivals? Be sure to stay informed with our social media community on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest. Plus — be a part of our Instagram Street Team! How? Come to this weekend’s art festival in Stuart, post pics on your profile and use the hashtag #StuartArtFestival!


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  1. An awesome preview of the well.marketed event!

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