Howard Alan Events’ two-festival extravaganza is happening this weekend, with the 28th Annual Boca Fest taking place in Boca Raton, and at the same time with the 18th Annual Downtown Dunedin Art Festival happening across the way in the Gulf Coast town of Dunedin. This lovely town welcomes us many times throughout the year, and each time is as delightful as the last. Folks from both Florida coasts will have the chance to experience some incredible art, so we’re no doubt very excited.
If you’ve never been to a Howard Alan Events art festival, this is a great weekend to attend! With some of the best artists from all over the country, live entertainment, free art giveaways and more, there is something for everyone in your life. Don’t worry if you’re on a limited budget: price points ranging from $3 to $3,000 make it easy and comfortable to watch your wallet and still bring home something you’ll love.
What’s more, one lucky patron will take home a wonderful piece from Featured Artist, photographer and longtime HAE participating artist Steve Vaughn as part of our traditional Featured Art Giveaway. With an enviable body of work that honors the beauty of land and seascapes from all corners of the world, this former Florida journalist has become one of the most celebrated photographers in Central Florida and beyond. This weekend, attend the 18th Annual Downtown Dunedin Art Festival and visit Steve Vaughn’s booth to enter the Featured Art Giveaway, a panoramic photograph from his beautiful collection. No purchase is necessary to enter, but you must be at the festival to enter.
One of the best things about these art festivals is that you get to take a peek into an artist’s creative process and learn more about what inspires them. Take a look at some of the talent you’ll be meeting on Main Street in Downtown Dunedin.
Todd Babb, sculpture, toddandrewbabb.com. With an eye for modern art and a passion for sculpting, Todd Babb is a South Florida artist whose use of materials to create elongated, graceful representations of the abstract is one of a kind.
Yan Inlow, embroidery art, yansdesign.com. Yan Inlow’s unique brand of art is amazing on many levels. From afar, the pieces are gorgeous, detailed observations of nature; up close, they are intricate, brilliant works created by a steady hand and a prism of thread color.
Janet Searfross, painting, janetsearfossbatiks.com. With masterful use of the ancient and revered batik wax painting techniques, Janet Searfross brings to life scenes of life and imagination. Her pieces are eclectic and must-have additions to any collection.
Willard R. Smith, photography, wrsphoto.com. Willard Smith’s keen eye for lighting and detailed approach to composition and style make his landscape photography a valued addition to any photography lover’s collection.
This weekend’s Downtown Dunedin Art Festival is just one of many exciting shows we have in store for you this year. Be sure to follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/HowardAlanEvents and on Twitter and Instagram: @ArtFestivals. You can also follow the Downtown Dunedin Pinterest board here.
For our patrons, shows like this weekend’s festivals are a chance to learn about the artistic process and to appreciate artists on a different level. For participating artists, they’re an opportunity to get their name out there with the audience that they want to reach, while showcasing their talents in a relaxed and welcoming environment. Participating artists at Howard Alan Events shows also enjoy opportunities for promotion through our social media communities, our website, blog, and much more.
Thinking of becoming a participating artist? Follow these steps to get started!
- Visit our show calendar at www.artfestival.com to see where shows will be and which show(s) you’d like to participate in.
- Read the “How to Apply” section of our website to learn more about what the specific requirements are for applying. Remember to have photos of your work ready for submission.
- Submit an online application through Zapplication.org. You can find the online application process on our website.
Yes, it’s that simple! Be sure to do it soon, as spaces for certain categories fill up very quickly. We want you as part of our HAE family, so check us out and apply today!