We are excited to announce the unveiling of our brand new (and improved) design of our website, ArtFestival.com.  This new design has been on the drawing board for several months now and we are thrilled with the final product. The much needed facelift was created to allow easier navigation for our visitors, including both artists and patrons;  the large black boxes at the top of the page provide simple direction [...]

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Leading Local & National Artists – Eclectic Mix of Original Art   You are cordially invited to the streets of San Marco to attend the free art festival taking place this weekend, November 17th & 18th, 2012. San Marco Boulevard will come alive with beauty in many forms through fine artwork paintings, sculptures, photography, glass, wood, jewelry, collages and mixed media.  We invite you to come help support the arts [...]

Original & Affordable Crafts – Unique Gift Items – Alternative to Crowded Mall Shopping This weekend, November 17th & 18th, 2012, the 20th Annual Downtown Dunedin Craft Festival is coming to town, specifically on Main Street. In our ongoing effort to support the Arts and the local economy, this free event which is open to the public, will be a great alternative to those who dread the thought of shopping [...]

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The 11th Annual Holiday Craft Festival on the Ocean returns November 10 – 11, 2012 with 150 leading local and national crafters.  This two day juried event is a gallery style showcase of original handmade crafts and gift items priced to suit all budgets. The festival presents holiday shoppers with a head start on their holiday shopping and an alternative to crowded malls, all in a fabulous outdoor setting. This [...]

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Sarasota welcomes back its signature fall art festival November 10 – 11, 2012. Consistently ranked among the top 100 outdoor-juried art events in the country, St. Armands Art Festival features more than 200 of the nation’s leading artists as well as top local and regional talent. Admission is free and open to the public. A vast array of original handmade art, priced to suit all budgets, will be on display [...]

Central Florida’s top craft venue welcomes back The Villages Craft Festival to Spanish Springs Town Square this weekend, November 3rd & 4th, 2012. The country’s leading crafters will display their finest work during this two day juried craft event and will be present for the duration of the show available to discuss their crafts, inspiration and even take commissions.  Admission is free and open to the public. ABOUT THE VILLAGES [...]

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For the 25th consecutive year, Downtown Venice will be the home to one of the finest art festivals in the country!  An eclectic array of original art will be on display and for sale this weekend, November 3 – 4, 2012. This popular juried art fair features over 150 artists from approximately 30 different states providing art enthusiasts with a unique opportunity to explore a wide variety of art in [...]

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We’re thrilled to announce that the Lauderdale by the Sea Craft Festival will be returning for the 14th year this weekend to its original location in downtown along A1A and Commercial Boulevard.  This juried two-day event hosted by the Lauderdale by the Sea Chamber of Commerce is also being held on its original weekend, October 27th & 28th.  Admission is free and open to the public. More than 100 crafters [...]

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The first major outdoor art festival of this season hits the streets of Hyde Park Village this weekend, October 27th & 28th, with a blast of pink!  Howard Alan Events has partnered with the signature breast cancer division for the American Cancer Society, Making Strides Against Breast Cancer, to raise funds and awareness for breast cancer research. Along with many of the merchants and exhibiting artists displaying special pink handcrafted [...]

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This weekend, October 20th & 21st Las Olas Boulevard in Downtown Fort Lauderdale will be lined with over 200 national artists and fine crafters. This top ranked art festival is the first major fall outdoor art event. This year marks the 25th Anniversary of the show! Along with the artists and crafters, be sure to check out the extras below! On site Giveaway Register to win this commemorative sculpture during [...]

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No weekend plans set in stone for October 13-14th? ArtFestival.com has you covered! Join us in historic, Downtown Stuart, Florida this Saturday and Sunday from 10am – 5pm for Free! You will enjoy over 100 crafters, both local and traveling artists! Learn what inspired these crafters firsthand, shop for handcrafted goodies and, even get a chance to meet these artisans and crafters as you stroll Martin County’s quaint, Downtown Stuart area, full of interesting [...]

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month The 18th Annual Downtown Sarasota Craft Festival October 20th & 21st The Downtown Sarasota Craft Festival will take place October 20th & 21st, Saturday and Sunday 10am-5pm. The show is set up on Main Street and features over 100 national crafters. In addition to this wonderful annual craft fair, exhibitors are raising breast cancer awareness. Festival visitors are encouraged to join crafters in wearing [...]

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ENTER TO WIN a weekend getaway at the 25th Anniversary Downtown Venice Art Festival    November 3rd & 4th, 2012    The lucky winner will receive: 2 night stay at Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Venice- Friday and Saturday, November 2nd & 3rd, 2012.  Includes complimentary breakfast and on-site parking $75.00 Gift Certificate to Cafe Venice Restaurant & Wine Bar $25.00 Gift Certificate to Sharky’s on the Pier 4 Single [...]

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Ford Motor Company and Feeding America, the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief organization, have joined forces to drive hunger out of America. Volunteers are hosting Hunger Drive events at their homes or other selected locations for an amazing cause that will ultimately help provide up to 1.5 million meals to the needy. Those who come to these events will have the opportunity to experience (and be able to enter to win) [...]

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WE NEED YOUR VOTES! The Miami Herald chose one of our Instagram photos as South Florida’s Best Block Photo! This is a people’s choice award that is done online through the newspaper. They chose our photo from the Las Olas Art Festival as one of their submissions, and we need your vote to win! We’re asking all of artists, crafters and loyal patrons to ‘Like’ our photo on Instagram. Please [...]

For as far back as we can remember, art fairs and festivals have widely attended across the country by artists and the like.  An art festival is a celebration of both art and artists, and is often used to promote art among the masses. Typically held in an aesthetic setting, such as a waterfront park or a bustling downtown street, an art festival typically features displays of artwork by several artists.  Since most all art festivals are open [...]

 Howard Alan Events is proud to be hosting the Las Olas Art Fair for the 25th year! This art fair is ranked as one of the top 100 art festivals in the nation and continues to be one of the most anticipated art events in the area. For show information, please visit www.artfestival.com To help celebrate this great show, Howard Alan Events presents: FORT LAUDERDALE’S 2012 OCTOBER LAS OLAS ART FAIR [...]

While you are strolling the 10th Anniversary Alexandria King Street Art Festival this weekend (September 8th & 9th, 2012) be sure to stop by King & Royal and visit Passport Auto. Passport Auto will be presenting Nissan, BMW, Infiniti, Mini, and Toyota on site. This selection of model lineups is the perfect opportunity for visitors to experience the new and exceptional features of each make. The Alexandria King Street Art [...]

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As the final installment of our recognition of American artists, we have the pleasure of featuring an artist who has overcome multiple physical challenges, AJ Brockman. AJ Brockman is a digital artist who has SMA (Spinal Muscular Atrophy), a progressive neuromuscular disease, and has been wheelchair-bound since age 2. He began painting with acrylics as a child and  developed his own impressionistic style. He fully realized art was his passion, [...]

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A visit to the Shadyside Art Festival on Walnut Street August 25 -26, 2012, isn’t complete without a stop at the Ford display. You can get up close and personal for the first time with the all-new 2013 Escape that gets 33MPG. It’s also your opportunity to join in on the fun and win prizes with our virtual soccer “Penalty Kick Challenge” which showcases the Escape’s hands free lift gate.  [...]

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In celebration of the 10th anniversary of the Alexandria King Street Art Festival, we here at Howard Alan Events are presenting not one, but TWO, giveaways to mark this milestone! Giveaway #1: Online Artist Giveaway Celebrating the 10th Anniversary of the Alexandria King Street Art Festival The first giveaway is an online giveaway of artwork by veteran artists who will be participating in the show. You can enter to win [...]

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In continuation of our recognition of American artists we have the pleasure of featuring a veteran of our art festivals April Davis. She resides and works in Jupiter FL, finding artistic inspiration in the surrounding natural environment. Throughout her 30-year career she has created paintings with her unique perspective concentrating on panoramic landscapes and large scale works. April is presently exhibiting her work in her new studio/gallery in Jupiter, FL [...]

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Please join us! Saturday, August 18, 2012 10am to 7pm Sunday, August 19th, 2012 10am to 5pm   Baltimore’s Inner Harbor provides locals and visitors alike the ability to enjoy the city and the surrounding neighborhoods that offer a variety of fine dining, cultural experiences and exciting nightlife.  From breath-taking panoramic views of the skyline to the up-close and personal experiences of street performances at the waterfront, Baltimore’s Inner Harbor [...]

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There are many great American artists that we are fortunate to have contact with throughout the planning of the many art festivals and craft festivals that we organize here at Howard Alan Events. In recognition of American Artist Appreciation this month, we’ve decided to highlight some of the artists that inspire us with their dedication to their craft.  Today we feature Marcus Thomas. Marcus Thomas is a quadriplegic watercolor artist who [...]

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Saturday and Sunday August 11th and 12th, 2012 10am-5pm   Nestled in the magnificent area near the Rocky Mountains, Frisco offers visitors the authentic Colorado experience. Playing host to many signature events, and community gatherings, Frisco truly is the Main Street of the Rockies. The town of Frisco offers great dining, vacation rentals, hotels, restaurants, attractions and scenic places to visit in the mountains. Please join us for the 6th Annual [...]

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Saturday and Sunday August 3rd and 4th, 2012 10am-5pm     A private resort village, with picturesque views of rock and sky, Beaver Creek is a modern, custom-designed resort with the cozy, unhurried feel of an Alpine village. Winning awards and accolades regularly for its food, wine, service, lodging, safety standards and environmental efforts, Beaver Creek is an oasis unlike any other of it’s kind. For two and a half [...]

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Saturday and Sunday July 28th & 29th 10:00am to 5:00pm   Previously held in Wagner Park, the festival has moved to Monarch Street in between Durant Ave and Main St. Showcasing an all-star line-up of the nation’s finest artists, the Downtown Aspen Art Festival will provide you an exclusive opportunity to experience a broad range of phenomenal creations ranging from life-size sculptures, photography, glass, paintings, ceramics, one-of-a-kind jewelry, and mixed media. [...]

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Please join us this weekend in Park City! Saturday and Sunday July 21st & 22nd, 2012 10am-5pm A town rich in culture, we are pleased to return to Park City for the 3rd Annual Park City Art Festival at Redstone.  Meet more than 100 of the nation’s most talented artists showcasing life-size sculptures, spectacular paintings, one-of-a-kind jewelry, photography, ceramics and much more at this admission-free community festival.  Festival patrons and [...]

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Saturday & Sunday July 14th & 15th, 2012 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM Free Admission Nance Park in Indialantic, FL Indialantic is a quaint oceanfront community just east of Melbourne on Florida’s central Atlantic coast. Restaurants vary from fast food and family establishments to ethnic and gourmet dining. Swimming, fishing, boating and surfing are favorite pastimes. The recently refurbished boardwalk offers a place to stroll along the ocean and the parks [...]

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Join us this weekend in downtown Frisco for this spectacular art festival. Saturday, July 7th, 2012 and Sunday July 8th, 2012 10am-5pm The 4th Annual Downtown Frisco Art Fair, the second stop on our Western Tour, houses crisp mountain air, beautiful vistas, and the nation’s top artists – creating the perfect event in the heart of downtown Frisco. 
Enjoy a weekend of true visual inspiration, as over 100 artists will [...]

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Please join us this weekend at Lake Sumter Landing in The Villages Saturday July 7th and 8th, 2012 10am-4pm One of Florida’s fastest-growing communities, The Villages plays host to the annual The Villages Craft Festival for the 15th year. Since it’s inception, The Villages Craft Festival at Lake Sumter Landing continues to grow and highlight the talents of many unique crafters, providing the area with one of its most enjoyable [...]

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Join us this weekend for a 3 day spectacular festival! Friday and Saturday- July 6th & 7th, 2012- 10am-6pm Sunday- July 8th, 2012- 10am-5pm It’s been just over 20 years since the inception of the Chicago Tribune North Michigan Avenue Art Festival, and this venerable event continues to highlight the talents of hundreds of artists, while also providing Chicago with one of it’s more enjoyable summer traditions. Original artwork will [...]

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Please join us in Grand Haven this weekend! June 23rd & 24th, 2012 Saturday and Sunday 10am-5pm Free Admission The quaint streets of Downtown Grand Haven, Michigan come alive with more than 100 fine artists and crafters alike during this annual summer tradition. Adjecent to Lake Michigan, and a stone’s throw from Chicago, Grand Haven is an artistically inclined community that looks forward to this annual festival every year. This [...]

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Join us in downtown Venice this weekend! June 16th and 17th Saturday and Sunday 10am-4pm Free Admission Located on Florida’s west coast, Venice is a vibrant town on the Gulf of Mexico, filled with historic charm, natural beauty, and independently owned shops and restaurants. Considered one of the best kept secrets in all of Florida, the community of Venice has a number of special surprises awaiting you. Whether you like [...]

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Visit Annmarie at the 5th Annual Louisville Festival of the Arts at the Summit and the 21st Annual Chicago Tribune North Michigan Avenue Art Festival (Chicago, IL) Win a pair of beautiful Elgin Earrings by Details in Time! All earrings are made from ladies wrist watch dials from 1940-1970’s. The Swarowski crystals are set in the rachet wheel from a watch. The little gold wheels are the balance gears from [...]

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Join Us in St Armands Circle, Sarasota, Florida this weekend June 9 & 10, 2012 Saturday & Sunday 10 AM – 4 PM Free Admission Travel over the beautiful Sarasota Bay and away from the mainland  you will find the tropical paradise know as St. Armands Circle.  Your senses will be delighted by the fine shopping and restaurants complete with lush courtyard patios and Italian statues that fit into the stylish [...]

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Get ready Louisville for another amazing art festival!  Festival producer Howard Alan Events and The Summit are bringing back Louisville’s annual premier juried street art festival June 9 – 10, 2012.  This celebration of the arts showcases the finest work of 150 top artists in the country. Admission is free and open to the public. “Our jury process is very selective, this is how we ensure a diverse and eclectic [...]

Artists get out your calendars and start planning for 2013!  Howard Alan Events presents our schedule through April 2013.   It is hard  sometimes to think ahead while we are just getting into our Summer Tour but these shows are very popular and fill up quickly so we recommend you sign up for the shows you want to participate in early to secure your spot. 2013 January 01/05-01/06 25th Anniversary Las [...]

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Memorial Day Weekend In Hilton Head This holiday weekend you need to do something exciting, and the 4th Annual Hilton Head Island Art Festival is where you should be! The show will be held at the famous Shelter Cove Harbor, which is nationally known for being one of the most popular resort and shopping districts in the Hilton Head area. This exquisite backdrop combined with the excitement of the holiday weekend [...]

The 18th Annual Delray Beach Craft Festival is a favorite Palm Beach weekend event, bringing contemporary crafts from more than 100 of the nation’s most talented artisans to this free community event. A variety of jewelry, pottery, ceramics, photography, painting, clothing and much more, all handmade in America, will be on display.  At this show, you can find beautiful one-of-a-kind craftwork displayed by their originators at price ranges to suit [...]

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Anyone who loves food appreciates the importance of a helpful restaurant review. How else would we know what to order or the best nights for a romantic one-on-one meal? And in metropolitan areas like Kansas City, there’s one big name to trust when it comes to accurate reviews: Zagat. And their ongoing Kansas City Restaurant Survey wants to hear from you! Who serves the best brunch? Which BBQ joint has [...]

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Aaron Coleman – Kansas City, MO – Studio Coleman Facebook Paintings – www.studiocoleman.com, Aaron Coleman will be displaying his art at The Downtown Art Annual at the Kansas City Power and Light District  May 18 – 20, 2012. Mission Statement by artist: “This work represents my official breakaway from the path that I had been indoctrinated to follow.  This linear path was shattered into a web of possibilities during the [...]

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Over the years, this festival has grown to one of the summer’s most anticipated festivals in this area located in Martin County, just north of Palm Beach County in Stuart. The show is set up along Osceola Street in Stuart’s historic downtown area. Come celebrate our 15th anniversary this year. This event brings together some of the best crafters in the nation with paintings, wooden sculptures, ceramics, one-of-a-kind jewelry, handmade [...]

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Everyday artists are being instructed by experts how to promote their art business online, in social media and in all ways digitally. Yes, digital marketing is extremely important, but artists should not forget to market and promote themselves offline as well. Marketing offline is another way to drive traffic to an artist’s website and help to create new business opportunities.  Here are a few ways to market and promote yourself [...]

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We want to invite all our artists and crafters to join us on Pinterest! If you have not already signed up for Pinterest, it is a great social networking tool that is rapidly growing. After you have signed up, you can post to our boards for HAE & ACE. We have boards for each show, medium, marketing tools and much more. When you become a member of Pinterest and begin [...]

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Have you found mom that perfect gift for Mother’s Day this year?  Don’t know where to go shopping for that gift? Well come to Downtown Stuart on Osceola Street this weekend to the best craft festival in town!!! May 12th & 13th  Saturday & Sunday, 10am – 5pm Nestled on Osceola Street in picturesque Downtown Stuart, this show is a natural draw for tourists and locals alike! This is a gem of [...]

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As an artist participating in Art Festivals there is a lot of clerical work to keep up with.  From applications for the art festivals, website updates, social media and other marketing materials you can find yourself spending more time on the administrative side of your business than you would like.  If you want to streamline your business and get back to what you love to do, creating the art, it [...]

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4th Annual Hilton Head Island Art Festival May 26 & 27, 2012  Saturday & Sunday 10 AM – 5 PM  Free Admission Howard Alan Events is proud to be returning to Hilton Head Island this Memorial Day Weekend for the 4th Annual Hilton Head Island Art Festival.  Our Artist Spotlight today will focus on Kathryn J Riechert of Savannah, Georgia and her whimsical jewelry.  Kathryn Riechert was born in Ocala, [...]

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Festivals are a great way to sell your creations and meet new people!  Art and craft festivals are a lot of work, but worth it for the exposure you get and the great people you meet. Here are a few steps to preparing for a show and having a great time. The very first thing you have to consider when thinking about participating in a festival is “Do I have [...]

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Howard Alan Events & American Craft Endeavors is looking for YOUR stories. We want to spread the word about our wonderful artists and patrons who attend the shows. Artists & Crafters: If you have something special to share please email AnaBelle@ArtFestival.com about your new project or local angle, be sure to include your medium and the shows you are participating in. We would love to hear stories about your inspiration [...]

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