This weekend is one of those weekends we love here at Howard Alan Events. Not only are we putting on one exciting outdoor juried art festival, we’re putting on two incredible shows. That means two opportunities this weekend for artists, crafters and patrons to meet each other and experience the unifying power of art together.
What’s even more exciting for us is that we get to share one of the shows with our sister division, American Craft Endeavors, to bring you over 200 talented painters, sculptors, textile artists, jewelry makers, potters, photographers and much more at the 10th Annual Coral Springs Festival of the Arts. This Saturday and Sunday, be a part of the art extravaganza as you and your family stroll down The Walk in Coral Springs, meeting your favorite artists and crafters while enjoying the sights and sounds of South Florida almost-spring living.
But there’s so much more to a Howard Alan Events-produced festival than just seeing and purchasing great art. We work hard to bring you the best of all artistic mediums in one show, and the Coral Springs Festival of the Arts is a prime example of that. Where else can you hear live music, attend literary workshops, watch a theater performance and indulge in some delicious culinary treats? What’s more, our children’s activity area will keep your little ones busy and having fun.
Of course, there’s always the Featured Art Giveaway, which you cannot miss. One lucky patron will have the chance to take home a gorgeous beach photograph on canvas, a piece estimated at a $55 value, by Chris Morris. Just stop by Chris’s booth this Saturday, 10-5, and Sunday, 10-4, to enter the giveaway and to see the piece, which will be on display there.
You also get to talk to Chris and learn more about his unique and eclectic “alphabet photography”. What’s alphabet photography, you ask? Chris looks for everyday objects in their habitat that are naturally shaped like letters of the alphabet and he photographs them. He then creates pieces using those photographs. You can see more of his work at the AlphaCanvas website, but you can also ask him all about his work this weekend at the 10th Annual Coral Springs Festival of the Arts.
Our other show this weekend is, we’re proud to say, an anniversary show! The 50th Anniversary of the Rotary Key Biscayne Art Festival is also happening this weekend, Saturday and Sunday from 10-5 at the Village of Key Biscayne, an affluent island community on Miami-Dade County. Our partner and co-sponsor for this event is the Rotary Club of Key Biscayne, and we are so grateful for their support. We have been bringing quality arts and crafts to this quintessentially Floridian area for 49 years already, so you know that our 50th year is going to be a blast: eclectic and unique pieces of art for collectors and aficionados alike, food, music and family fun. As with all of our shows admission is totally free and open to the public.
You didn’t think we’d hold an anniversary show without another giveaway, though, did you? Of course we wouldn’t! This year’s Featured Art Giveaway piece is a 24×24 giclee reproduction, valued at $500, of a whimsical painting by awesome Cuban-American artist Tony Mendoza.
With his unique and colorful perspective of life in Miami, Tony doesn’t just celebrate his heritage, he celebrates the spirit of Miami culture and South Florida living. His art will immediately bring joy to your heart and a smile to your face. You can check out more of his art on his website, and you can stop by his booth to meet him and enter the giveaway. The drawing takes place Sunday at 4, so be sure to head over to Tony’s booth sometime during the Rotary Key Biscayne Art Festival.
This is definitely a busy weekend for us, so we hope you’ll join us in celebrating art in all its forms at both the 10th Annual Coral Springs Festival of the Arts and the 50th Anniversary of the Rotary Key Biscayne Art Festival this Saturday and Sunday 10-5. Remember to take pictures, post them to your social media and use the hashtags #CoralSpringsFOTA and #KeyBiscayneArtFestival.