All of us here at Howard Alan Events know that this Thanksgiving season is about more than just turkey, football and pie. Thanksgiving is a time for family, to experience the little moments and be grateful for the presence of family in our lives.
Now, we know that the peace of Thanksgiving day may be interrupted the next day by the chaos of Black Friday holiday shopping, but rather than find the little moments in the chaos of corporate shopping, why not make a weekend out of those little peaceful family moments and take your entire clan to a place where they can learn about the importance of artistic expression while shopping for unique holiday presents and having fun?
This weekend, bring friends and loved ones of all ages to the 15th Annual Downtown Delray Beach Thanksgiving Weekend Art Festival and make some non-chaotic after-Thanksgiving shopping memories with your favorite folks. After all, where else will you be able to find one-of-a-kind, handcrafted, homemade gifts for the art lovers in your life?
From paintings to sculptures, from jewelry to apparel, there is something for everyone at each Howard Alan show. And with every budget in mind, whether you have a couple of bucks or a little more to spend, you’re sure to find something for everyone on your list. You can even win one of those gifts!
One lucky patron this weekend will take home Jeffrey and Michelle Cobble‘s “The Dance,” a 36″ x 22″ photograph valued at $350, as part of this weekend’s Featured Artist Giveaway. Just stop by the Cobble’s booth at the show this weekend and enter to win. There is no purchase necessary, but you must enter the giveaway in person at the Downtown Delray Beach Thanksgiving Weekend Art Festival to win.
Still not sure what you’ll find in Delray Beach on Saturday and Sunday that will fit into your holiday shopping list? Here are some artists you’ll meet this weekend!
Hayley Zimmass, ceramics, aartvarkstudios.com. Hayley’s brand of whimsical, quirky and adorable ceramic pieces are sure to put a smile on the face of any ceramics collector in your family. Brightly colored, handcrafted and presented with love, Hayley’s clay art makes for a wonderful gift and true conversation piece.
Ed Martin, glass, edmartinart.com. This 30-year art veteran from Springfield, Ill., is a self-taught glass, wood and metal artist whose pieces range from decorative to functional. Find the perfect vase or metal art piece for the abstract art fan in your life at Ed Martin’s booth this weekend.
Alexa Caskey, paintings, alexamakinwaves.com. The beach lover in your life will enjoy hanging one of Alexa’s colorful and beautifully painted interpretations of seascapes and waves in a prominent spot in their home. Alexa’s gorgeous pieces were inspired by the majestic views found in Maui, where she lived for years.
Shano Kelley, jewelry, shanojewelry.com. This gifted jeweler and artist has been creating breathtaking wearable pieces since 1971. His earrings, pendants, rings and bracelets capture the essence of his artistic journey beautifully, and they would make amazing gifts for those in your family who treasure handcrafted work.
Gail Markiewicz, ceramics, gmceramicart.com. For those who love color with a touch of character in their homes, Gail’s ceramic art collection may be exactly what you’re looking for. Her breathtaking sculpted ceramic works have been well received at our festivals and all over the country for years. Gail’s ceramic sculptures, vases and other decorative items are truly a wonder to behold.
Join us this weekend, Sat. and Sun. November 29-30 in Downtown Delray Beach for the 15th Annual Downtown Delray Beach Thanksgiving Weekend Art Festival. It takes place 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and admission is free and open to the public. Don’t miss this chance to help small businesses thrive this holiday season and get your shopping done away from the lines and pushy crowds. Follow us on Facebook to stay updated on the latest, and keep us tagged on your experience on Instagram and Twitter by following us (@ArtFestivals) and tagging your photos from this weekend with #HAEArtFest.