Holiday Inn Summit County in Frisco, CO is Giving Three Lucky Artists A Free Two Night Stay During Selected Howard Alan Event Shows! Winners will receive a two night stay!!!   The Holiday Inn Summit County is surrounded by world class skiing, snowmobile tours, and sleigh rides. Only one mile to Frisco’s historic Main Street, where our Downtown Frisco Art Festivals will be held, there are fabulous restaurants, shops and [...]

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Artist Spotlight Sharon Westbrook Sharon Westbrook is a professional contemporary abstract artist, working full time in her studio in Jacksonville, Florida. Born and raised in Aiken, South Carolina, she moved to Florida in 1978 where she graduated from the University of North Florida with a Bachelors of Fine Art degree.  She uses bold colors and has a strong expressionistic style in her work that has won her numerous awards in [...]

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Today is the 60th Anniversary for “Administrative Professionals Day.” Although this is not a legal holiday, it is defiantly one to be recognized. If you are an artist, you know how important administrative skills can be. You create and produce amazing, one of a kind artwork- but then what? Its exhibiting, show schedules, show fees, ordering supplies, travel, lodging, budgeting- the list goes on. So if you are lucky enough [...]

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Howard Alan Events has many new artists attending our upcoming summer art shows and their work is must see!!!       Glynnis Miller Glynnis Miller is a self-taught pencil artist who began drawing at a young age, winning her first award in 4th grade!  Glynnis’ work portrays her lifelong love of horses and the western lifestyle. The ranching community of Elko, Nevada was Glynnis’ home during her school years and the [...]

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Home Decorating with Howard Alan Events For many people a house just isn’t a home until they add their own personal touches and some quality artwork to enrich their walls.  We are very lucky at Howard Alan Events because we get to see so many beautiful pieces of artwork all year long.  We often get pictures from  patrons of artwork they found at one of our festivals proudly displayed on [...]

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All artists at some time or other feel a creative block. Finding something to break  free from these obstacles can be challenging and discouraging, but it can be done. Sometimes introducing new stimulation to the situation is enough to get you on a roll that may take you down a new creative path. If you feel stagnant in your artwork and need to freshen up your artistic direction, here are [...]

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American Craft Endeavors is excited to announce that The 14th Annual Lauderdale by the Sea Craft Festival will be returning on it’s original October date and downtown core location. We have been working hard with the Chamber of Commerce and The City for this comeback and they are 100% behind us in keeping the original dates and location. The Festival will take place October 27th & 28th, 2012 on the [...]

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There have been some exciting new changes made to the Fall Art Festival schedule. The 4th Annual Coconut Point Fall Art Fair in Estero, FL that was scheduled to take place on November 17th & 18th, 2012 was moved to December 29th & 30th, 2012 in the same location. This is now taking place on New Year’s Weekend, which is a very busy weekend for Coconut Point and a great [...]

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Making what is old, new and beautiful again, Dona Bollard creates artwork that combines old techniques and antique window frames and transforms them into modern day wall art that has caught the interest of countless fans and even retailer Restoration Hardware.  In an age where digital images prevail the photos by Dona Bollard possess a beautiful dreamlike quality.  She uses  film and many darkroom techniques, some dating all the way [...]

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The Power of Imagination Captured in Glass Arleen and Michael work as a team in the design and creation of their line of handcrafted stained glass art jewelry. Arleen has been an artist all of her life. For many years she filled her palate with various paint mediums and, now, she paints with glass. “Glass gives me boundless artistic potential. With an unlimited array of hues, textures and patterns, I [...]

Howard Alan Events proudly presents the 4th Annual Hilton Head Island Art Festival in Hilton Head, South Carolina. With 12 miles of white-sand beach on the Atlantic Ocean, Hilton Head Island, South Carolina is considered the premier destination resort in the Southeast. Located just off the southernmost tip of South Carolina and warmed by year round breezes of the Gulf Stream, Hilton Head is nature’s perfect year-round oasis for visitors of [...]

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Step 1 Get Organized and Set Goals! How much money are you spending on late fees, higher rates due to last minute planning or missing out on shows because you missed the deadlines?  It is time to start with a calendar, get the style you are most comfortable with, Google has a great online calendar and it is free, or if you don’t have regular  access to a computer head [...]

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PREMIER ART EVENT RETURNS TO SIESTA KEY APRIL 14 & 15 Siesta Fiesta Features An Abundance of Talent & Wide Array of Original Art WHAT:  34th Annual Siesta Fiesta WHEN:  April14 & 15, Saturday & Sunday, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm WHERE:   Ocean Boulevard & Beach Road in Siesta Key Village, Siesta Key (Sarasota)   Navigational Address:  5124 Ocean Boulevard, Sarasota, FL 34242 WH Y:    To Support the Arts, the Siesta [...]

Siesta Fiesta Art Festival Howard Alan Events will be back again on April 14th & 15th, 2012 to Siesta Key Village off the coast of Sarasota, Florida to celebrate its longest running event, the 34th Annual Siesta Fiesta Art & Craft Festival! Hosted again along beautiful Ocean Boulevard and Beach Road this spectacular event will be closing down the streets. Siesta Key is a one of a kind island community [...]

Create a Facebook Business Page for your Art. Facebook gives artists a chance to engage and communicate with their fans like never before.  If you do not have a lot of experience with Facebook personally don’t worry, personal pages are set up to communicate with friends and family, you will want to create a business page and it is handled differently than a personal page. Here are some tips for [...]

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Geoff Coe will be displaying his photographs this weekend at the 16th Annual The Villages Craft Festival (Lake Sumter Landing) April 7th & 8th, 2012 Saturday & Sunday 10 AM – 5 PM Free Admission Lake Sumter Landing in The Villages, FL Geoff Coe is a professional wildlife photographer, writer, and teacher, based in Fort Myers. Geoff moved to SW Florida in 2004 where he took up kayaking and quickly [...]

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  Howard Alan Events will be traveling to Siesta Key in Sarasota April 14th and 15th for the 34th Annual Siesta Fiesta!  Siesta Key was named the #1 beach in the USA.  Looking at Amazing Tourism Traveling’s beautiful pictures it is easy to see why with the white sand beaches and bright blue water. The Sarasota Conventions and Visitors Bureau is a great resource for getting familiar with the area, [...]

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Breakfast will be provided by Sam’s Club on Saturday and Sunday 7am. Pot Luck dinner will be Saturday Night following the show in the Crafter’s parking lot. This week is a Mexican themed but crafters can bring whatever dish wish. American Craft Endeavors will be providing Margaritas, wine, water and soft drinks.

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American Craft Endeavors invites you to join us this weekend at the 16th Annual The Villages Craft Festival (Lake Sumter Landing).  The Craft Festival will run Saturday and Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm both days. You will find a wide variety of the country’s finest crafters displaying their wares.  Our Arts and Craft Festivals are a wonderful place to find unique home decor pieces for your home.  Create [...]

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16th Annual The Villages Craft Festival (Lake Sumter Landing) April 7th & 8th, 2012 Saturday & Sunday 10 AM – 5 PM Free Admission Highly regarded as one of the most popular craft shows in the state of Florida, The Villages Craft Festival, hosted at Lake Sumter Landings in the Villages April 7th & 8th, 2012, will again be one fabulous craft bonanza you won’t want to miss. Back to [...]

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  The 9th Annual St. Pete Beach Corey Avenue Craft Festival will be back in town on March 31st & April 1st, 2012 in beautiful St. Pete Beach, Florida. This amazing craft festival is one you will definitely want to come out and be a part of. Hosted again along bustling Corey Avenue amidst great retail shops and fine dining restaurants, this fabulous beach town is the perfect locale to [...]

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Today we take a look at two new online companies that give artists a new outlet for finding buyers.   The Knack   is a new online wedding registry site that aims to give couples the options to create truly unique and personal wedding registries.  The founders have a strong desire to support local businesses and artists.  As an artist you submit your work and engaged couples who are looking to [...]

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Join us in West Palm Beach this weekend for an event to remember.   Their website describes this vibrant center “There are plenty of reasons why CityPlace is the most exciting destination for shopping, dining and entertainment. With over 100 of your favorite shops and restaurants, as well as a spectacular dancing water fountain that performs every, your sure to find yours. Stop by Guest Services, show your hotel key or [...]

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Come and visit Jennifer Ardolino at the 23rd Annual Hyde Park Village Art Fair in Tampa March 24th and 25th and the 2nd Annual CityPlace Art Fair in West Palm Beach, Florida March 31st and April 1st. Facebook Giveaway A Colorful Tropical Abstract” – Fine Art Limited Edition Giclee Print of an Original Watercolor Painting by: Jennifer Ardolino. Hand Printed Signed and Numbered by the Artist on the finest archival [...]

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Come out and meet local Sarasota Artist Tonya Smith of Moondance Art and Design Company. Tonya began painting at a young age, she uses various mediums such as acrylics, pastels, and oils.  Her art is her passion and her folk art angels have inspired many.  You can meet Tonya at the 10th Annual Downtown Sarasota Arts and Craft Festival this weekend!

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Terry Andrews is an award-winning glass sculptor,you can meet him at the 23rd Annual Hyde Park Village Art Fair Florida. The show is this weekend March 24th and 25th. Terry uses copper and fused glass to create his unique and oftentimes whimsical sculptures.  His work can be seen in private collections around the world and grace the permanent collections of the Carter Center in Atlanta, Georgia as well as the [...]

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Michael Bryant will be at the 23rd Annual Hyde Park village Art Fair, according to his website Michael Bryant is an award-winning, creative and internationally collected artist whose main medium of expression is photography. As an accomplished artist his work includes Polaroid Transfers and sepia images captured with a Holga, a toy camera. His most recent creations combine his photography with Photoshop. The result is a meditative form of digital [...]

To Everyone who knew Barry, On Friday evening we lost our one and only, Barry Cohen. To clarify the accident, Barry was being responsible and was indeed wearing his seat belt and his tires were in check. This was an accident that was out of his control. His family appreciates your out pouring and kind words. We will miss him dearly as an artist and friend. The service is as [...]

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10th Annual Downtown Sarasota Art & Craft Festival March 24th & 25th, 2012 Saturday & Sunday 10 AM – 5 PM Free Admission Main Street from Lemon Ave to Selby Five Points Park in Downtown Sarasota Mark you calendars, the 10th Annual Downtown Sarasota Art & Craft Festival is scheduled to return to downtown Sarasota on March 24th & 25th, 2012 for another amazing show and we want you there. [...]

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23rd Annual Hyde Park Village Art Fair (Tampa, FL) March 24th & 25th, 2012 Saturday & Sunday 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM Free Admission Hyde Park Village, Tampa, FL If you’re planning a trip to Tampa, or nearby St. Petersburg, put this event on your list of things to do. Tampa’s trendy downtown area of Hyde Park Village with brick courtyards, fountains and tree-lined streets is the perfect backdrop for [...]

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Navigational Address 455 Grand Bay Dr. Key Biscayne, FL 33149 Directions: From the North (Fort Lauderdale Airport): ♦    Take I95 South all the way to Exit #1 – Rickenbacker Causeway, Key Biscayne.  (Do not become confused when you see an exit that says Biscayne Blvd.  This is not the correct exit – keep going to Exit #1 that states clearly KEY BISCAYNE/RICKENBACKER CAUSEWAY.) ♦    Go through the first traffic light [...]

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Come celebrate the 8th Annual Coral Springs Festival of the Arts on University Drive and Sample Road March 17th & 18th, 2012. This fabulous two-day celebration is hosted by American Craft Endeavors, the city of Coral Springs, and the Coral Springs Art Festival Committee and packs one major punch. Filled with exuberant quantities of art and culture, this two-day art festival combines contemporary craft, fine art, theatrical performance, and out [...]

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Rueven Art Glass Robert Brown  has been designing glass art for over 30 years. His glass creations are reproductions of an art form orginating over 3,500 years ago in Persia. Designed with ingenuity and beauty, each item is hand-crafted creating a distinctive “one of a kind” treasure of antiquity. His artistically hand-cut designs are etched into each piece and fired into the glass in an annealing process that permanently tempers [...]

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Join us for an evening of Jazz music, food and drink. Featuring a Jazz Concert by International Recording Artist and Grammy Nominee Sylvia Bennett. Saturday March 17th from 5 pm to 7pm at the Main Rotary Tent. Food, Snacks, Beer, Wine and Beverages will be available at a discounted price.  Admission is Free for the artist and a guest. One complimentary drink when you mention this post. See you there!!!

Did you know you can find a list of participating artists on our website?  Click here to see who will be at the 48th Annual Key Biscayne Art Fair.  You can see the map here, Artist Map Key Biscayne.  

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Our back to basics marketing tip of the day is: Get Professional Business Cards! Have at least a thousand cards printed up with all of your contact information, website, facebook fan page.  Get the cards from a professional printer, not the kind you can buy at the office supply store and print yourself.  They have so many affordable options now, see the sources at the end of the article, google [...]

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  Stop by the Lincoln Display at the Key Biscayne Art Festival to enter to win this beautiful rendition of Lincoln Road by artist April Davis. Details available at the Lincoln booth.  Lincoln invites you to visit their display to experience the 2012 Line-Up of Lincoln Cars and Crossover Vehicles,while you’re there sign up for your chance to win a two-year lease on a 2013 Lincoln MKS.  Lincoln is proud [...]

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The Key Biscayne Art Festival, an annual tradition in this popular seaside community, is produced in partnership with festival promoter Howard Alan Events and the Rotary Club of Key Biscayne. On March 17th and 18th, the artists will line The Village Green located on Crandon Boulevard with their finest work and newest creations. Admission is free and open to the public. Hours are 10:00 am – 5:00 pm. The 48th Annual Key Biscayne [...]

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Stop by the Promenade to see unique and affordable Crafts handmade in America WHAT: Coconut Creek Spring Craft Festival at the Promenade WHEN:  March 10 – 11, Saturday & Sunday, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm WHERE: The Promenade at Coconut Creek on Lyons Road and Wiles Road. Navigational Address:  4401 Lyons Road, Coconut Creek, Florida 33073 WHY:  To Support the Arts and the Local Community ADMISSION:  Free and open to [...]

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Art Fest By The Sea will host over 300 artists from around the country.  There will be Sculptures, Paintings, Photography, Pottery, Glass and so much more.  All artists will be on site for the entire weekend so it is a great opportunity to meet them and discuss their inspirations!  Today we will take a peek at the work of Susan Painter, Loxahatchee, Florida and Chris Belleau of Providence, Rhode Island. [...]

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We are excited to bring such a popular show back to the Jupiter/Juno Beach Area!  In anticipation of the event we will spotlight some of the contemporary artists you can meet and discuss their art. Michael George, www.michaelgeorgegallery.com, Scottsdale, Arizona Michael is one of the most sought after contemporary artists; he has honed his art to a level of excellence matched by few. One of the attributes of having years [...]

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It was a busy weekend with shows in both Venice and Fort Lauderdale, also a windy weekend which presented a few problems but our fantastic artists pulled it off successfully.  Now we turn our attention to the beach, Juno Beach and  ArtFest by the Sea, a beloved show of many returns this weekend.  Nestled oceanfront along AIA in Juno Beach over 300 artists from around the country will set up [...]

Purchase posters of the Venice Art Classic at the Show for only $10.

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Back to celebrate our 3rd Annual, The Villages Craft Festival at La Plaza Grande in Lady Lake, Florida will be hosted this year on March 3rd & 4th, 2012. Located on La Plaza Grande is one of The Villages busiest centers with major tenants such as Publix, Belk, and Bealls.  La Plaza Grande is located in front of the Spanish Spring Town Square, home to our very successful and established [...]

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Artist Spotlight Judy Eidge Judy Eidge of Sarasota graduated with a degree from the University of Florida with a Fine Arts/Painting degree and has grown as an artist ever since.  Her background spans the textile design industry, illustrating publications, commissioned murals and many projects along the journey. She enjoys painting the many colors of Florida and has a collection Paintings for your Outdoor Spaces.  You can meet Judy this weekend [...]

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Kevin Kichar is the artist of the week for our Facebook Giveaway! Check out the giveaway here and enter to win this beautiful piece of art for your home! Kevin Kichar designed our Las Olas Art Fair poster, this was based on a mural he designed for the city of Fort Lauderdale.  Posters and T-shirts of the Las Olas Art Fair design will be for sale at the Las Olas [...]

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The much anticipated Las Olas II Art Fair is returning to Fort Lauderdale this weekend.  A fabulous mix of artists from around the country will set up their outdoor art galleries on the tree lined Las Olas Boulevard.  One of the many highlights of attending a Howard Alan Event is the opportunity to meet the artist who created the works of art on display.  During the week we will highlight [...]

Attention Delray Beach Crafters, Due to unforeseen circumstances, the City of Delray Beach has moved our parking for this show. We will now be utilizing the Hands Lot (on the corner of Atlantic Blvd and NE 4th) next to the railroad tracks. There will be an attendant to guide you to the new parking area. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused you. We wish you great success [...]

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15thAnnual Downtown Delray Beach Craft Festival February 25th & 26th, 2012 Saturday & Sunday 10 AM – 5 PM Free Admission What began as a prayer for a pregnant sister evolved into a place on the New York Times Bestsellers list with a lot of love and joy being spread in between. Laura Duksta, originally from Boston and now living in Fort Lauderdale, Florida  is the author of I Love [...]

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11th Annual Downtown Venice Art Classic March 3rd & 4th, 2012 Saturday & Sunday 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM Free Admission West Venice Avenue in Downtown Venice, FL Marcus Thomas will be displaying his paintings at the Downtown Venice Art Classic. He also has a design entered in the Christmas at Biltmore Wine Label Contest.  Go to the Biltmore website today to vote for his design, Biltmore Winter.  Voting ends [...]

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