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With fall fast approaching, there is no doubt that folks will be flocking to their local art and craft festivals in search of seasonal treasures for their homes and their families. This Saturday and Sunday, residents of the beautiful town of Punta Gorda will have a chance to head to Sullivan Street for a weekend of the finest crafts, art pieces and much more at the 18th Annual Punta Gorda Sullivan Street Craft Festival.

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Unique Creations for All Budgets

Will you be looking for some fall goodies this weekend in Punta Gorda? If you answered yes, you’re in luck; with crafters from all walks of life and all creative styles, you are bound to find the perfect fall items whether you’re decorating your home, your office … or yourself! And with the kind of variety that suits all budgets, there is no doubt that you’ll be bringing home some very unique pieces for a fraction of the cost of box store decor.

Fall 2015: Season Must-haves

Pink Sugar by Shannon Barr

Pink Sugar by Shannon Barr

You may know that you need something, but what is that something exactly, and where can you find it at the Punta Gorda Sullivan Street Craft Festival?

*     Seasonal decorations. Whether you’re looking for a painting with the right landscape or a glass piece with just the right colors, your best bet for seasonal home decor is with the painters, sculptors, photographers and other artisans who will be at the craft show this weekend. Luis Miguel may have the look and feel that you’re conveying this fall; or maybe you’ll fall in love with Kelly Flaherty’s clay pieces. You may even find beautiful furniture from the likes of gifted wood craftsman Walter Catts.

Furniture by Walter Catts

Furniture by Walter Catts

*     Seasonal body products. There is no better time to stock up on scented lotions and hand soaps than at the Punta Gorda craft festival. Visit Shannon Barr‘s booth for unique and luxurious handcrafted lotions and soaps. A basket of artisan soaps and lotions — can you think of a better holiday gift?

*     Pre-holiday apparel. One of the pleasures of attending the Punta Gorda Sullivan Street Craft Festival is seeing all of the different types of expression through apparel. Pick up some very special jewelry pieces from the likes of  Dennis Collins and Marina Vega, as well as other more unusual things like ear cuffs by Gissell and William Barbour. Take a look at unique, handcrafted clothing designs by Janet Campagna and Rosalind Rich. Or pick up a beautiful handbag by Sharon Severson.

*     Potential holiday gifts. Whether you’re searching for the ideal leash for your pet or looking for an unusual little trinket or creation, the Punta Gorda Sullivan Street Craft Festival is the perfect place to find one-of-a-kind gifts for all budgets. Check out Pam Stockfish for kitchen servingware and beaded utensils. Chat with Kevin dugan and take home the perfect custom metal art decorative piece. Or visit Kaysea/Matthew Bruce to find an adorable leash for your favorite feline. You can even find floral art thanks to Augustin and Shirley Gonzalez.

Large Serving Set by Pam Stockfish

Large Serving Set by Pam Stockfish

 

Celebrate the upcoming fall season this weekend at the Punta Gorda Sullivan Street Craft Festival, Sat., Sept 19th and Sunday, Sept. 20th  from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Admission is free and open to all ages.

 

 

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Floral Art by Augustin & Shirley Gonzalez

 

 

Find out more about the Punta Gorda Sullivan Street Craft Festival and other events by American Craft Endeavors at www.artfestival.com. And don’t forget to join our social media communities on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram today!

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