The Featured Artist for Crocker Park Art Fair this weekend is the talented Maria Reyes-Jones. She knew in college that she wanted to be an artist professionally and so she is. When she speaks of her life as an artist, she calls it a “fun, good life.” Not only does she paint to provide a pleasurable experience to the people who view her paintings—but she does it to entertain herself! [...]

In this area of the country known for horse racing, you’ll want to slow your pace this weekend to make sure you enjoy all that Louisville, Ky., has to offer. Howard Alan Events returns to horse country for some family-friendly outdoor art and shopping fun. The Louisville Festival of the Arts will be held at Paddock Shops, formerly the Summit, a shopping center that exemplifies “Setting The Pace.” Not only [...]

If you’ve never been to Cleveland this time of year, be prepared for ridiculously perfect weather. This weekend’s forecast to be in the low 70s, with a mix of clouds and sun… and no HUMIDITY. For those of us traveling from Florida, where the heat and humidity are already stifling… it will be a welcome breath of fresh air! The 24th Annual Art in the Village returns this weekend to [...]

If you’re looking for a fabulous getaway for your long Memorial Day weekend, look no further than Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. The popular vacation destination is well-known for its eco-friendly development—as is evidenced by all the beautiful old trees—and boasts a surprising number of cultural opportunities, considering its small size. One of our participating artists, photographer Steve Vaughn, captured one of these beautiful old trees along with the famous [...]

Here at Howard Alan Events and American Craft Endeavors we have had the distinct pleasure of getting to know countless artists and crafters through the years. Each one is uniquely talented in their own right as masters of their craft. As show promoters, one of the key tactics we employ to make each art and craft festival a success is marketing. We know the value of money spent on advertising [...]

Get ready for another wildly fun and creative Siesta Fiesta in Sarasota! Back for its 36th year, this family-friendly spring art and craft festival is sure to make a big splash again this year. The weather should be perfect for enjoying an outdoor show with fine art, crafts, music and a green market. Ocean Boulevard will be closed to traffic starting at Ocean and Canal and running through to Beach [...]

Before we talk about this weekend, we want to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for making last weekend’s Marco Island Festival of the Arts such a rousing success! We received so much feedback about the show, and it was unanimously a huge hit. We’re excited to go back and we’re glad you’re excited to return also. We just posted an album with photos on our Facebook page. [...]

It’s almost here!!! This week’s debut show in beautiful Marco Island is one of the spring festivals we’ve been looking forward to the most and man, are we excited to share news of it with the world! Our team has done a great job of spreading the news throughout social media and the Internet, but we need your help too! Be sure to share our Facebook posts about this show [...]

Are you following Howard Alan Events on Facebook? If you’re not, you are missing out on some great stuff! From posts about our shows and the people involved in them to inspirational quotes and fun, adorable pics, we do our best to keep the content in our Facebook, blog, and other social media communities fresh and interesting. Do you have any suggestions? Don’t be shy! Email us at and [...]

Hyde Park Village is one of our favorite places on Florida’s Gulf Coast. Located near the shores of Hillsborough Bay, Hyde Park Village boasts beautiful shops, delectable restaurants and entertainment for the whole family. This weekend, Saturday and Sunday, March 22-23 from 10-5, Howard Alan Events presents another first-rate art festival featuring some of the most talented artists in the country as well as entertainment, food and fun for the [...]

  This weekend is one of those weekends we love here at Howard Alan Events. Not only are we putting on one exciting outdoor juried art festival, we’re putting on two incredible shows. That means two opportunities this weekend for artists, crafters and patrons to meet each other and experience the unifying power of art together. What’s even more exciting for us is that we get to share one of [...]

All this week, we’ve been giving you the inside scoop on how David Fernandez creates his clay art putters. We’ve been going through each step while telling you a little bit about the Art Fest by the Sea in Jupiter/Juno Beach. This weekend’s art festival, hosted by the Northern Palm Beach County Chamber of Commerce, has become a two-day tradition to kick off spring in South Florida. David Fernandez is [...]

This weekend, at the Art Fest by the Sea, hosted by the Northern Palm Beach County Chamber of Commerce, David Fernandez will be giving away one of these beautiful putters as part of the Featured Art Giveaway. There is no purchase necessary to enter, but you must be present at the festival for a chance to win. Just visit David’s booth at the Art Fest by the Sea in Jupiter/Juno [...]

If you play golf, you already know that your putter is one of the most important, if not THE most important, tool in your collection. While your putter type depends on what you’re trying to accomplish in your game, the putter head can be custom made to be a unique representation of you as a golfer. Enter David Fernandez, innovative clay artist and our featured artist for this weekend’s Art [...]

How do you make the perfect custom golf putter? Only someone like celebrated artist and inventor of the Precision Putter, David Fernandez, would know. In our first of a four-day blog series, we’re sharing with you how our Featured Artist for the Art Fest by the Sea in Jupiter/Juno Beach creates his one-of-a-kind custom golf putters from clay. As an avid golfer and an artist of 40 years, David Fernandez [...]

Before we tell you about the exciting things going on this weekend, we have great news: WE HAVE REACHED 2,000 FOLLOWERS ON INSTAGRAM! Thank you so much to you, our Instagram Street Team, for being a part of this journey with us. We certainly could not have done it without YOU! Keep sharing your photos from our art festivals and using the festival tags so we can follow your experience [...]

We’re fast approaching March — can you believe it??? We really hit the ground running this year with absolutely spectacular shows that have truly reinforced why Howard Alan Events is one of the premier art festival producers in the U.S. The best part? THIS IS ONLY THE BEGINNING! Up next, we’re heading to beautiful Stuart, Florida for the 24th Annual Downtown Stuart Art Festival, where we will gather with over [...]

Valentine’s Day Instagram! Get ready for the Downtown Sarasota Festival of the Arts! We’re excited to see you there this Valentine’s weekend and we’d love for you to show off your sweetie at the art festival! You’ll be able to find everything from gorgeous framed artwork to amazing jewelry and just about everything in between — in other words, the perfect gifts for your beloved this Valentine’s season. You’ll also [...]

Are you ready for Valentine’s Day yet? Forget all the talk about it being a “Hallmark” holiday. At Howard Alan Events, we’re in the mood for love, and we’re sharing the love with you at the 8th Annual Coconut Point Art Festival, where patrons will have a chance to enter not one, but TWO Featured Artist Giveaways in honor of the loveliest holiday there is. Intrepid by Werner Holzbaur First, [...]

Howard Alan Events prides itself in showcasing only the very best talent in the U.S. at our outdoor, juried art gallery shows, this weekend’s Hobe Sound Festival of the Arts will certainly be no exception. We have over 100 artists, sculptors, painters, jewelry designers, potters and more just ready to share their excellent pieces of original art. And believe us when we say that there is something for everyone: If [...]

We’re heading to St. Armands Circle in Sarasota this weekend for the 11th Annual St. Armand Art Festival, friends, and we’re looking forward to seeing you all there. We have another great show planned for you, and an awesome Featured Art Giveaway featuring the art of talented painter Jennifer Ardolino, who is giving away her gorgeous piece, “Circles.” Be sure to stop by booth #89 this weekend and enter the [...]

We told you we’d be starting 2014 with a bang! I mean, can you even keep up? So far, we’ve had some pretty amazing shows — First, Las Olas, then a double-feature weekend with the Downtown Dunedin Art Festival AND the 27th Annual Boca Fest, and we still have the 25th Anniversary Downtown Delray Beach Festival of the Arts this weekend and the 11th Annual St. Armands Circle Art Festival [...]

  This weekend, Howard Alan Events is proud to be hosting TWO shows, one in each Florida coast! Whether you join us in Boca Raton for the top-rated fine arts festival in the area, or you join us in the west coast for the Downtown Dunedin Art Festival, this weekend is guaranteed to be a great time for art-loving families all over Florida! 27th Annual Boca Fest Boca Raton has [...]

Being a working artist in itself is a huge gift these days, but doing art for over 50 years must bring a lifetime of immeasurable joy. That’s the kind of joy that Sharon Kusha, Impressionist painter, mixed media abstract artist, gets to experience today. From a very young age, Sharon knew she’d be an artist and now, decades later, this veteran of the visual arts is sharing her extraordinary talents [...]

  We hope you are having a great holiday season and we are excited to see you all at the 3rd Annual Coconut Point New Years Art Festival in Estero, Florida. Are you as psyched as we are? We hope so! As we get ready to say goodbye to 2013 and welcome a new year into the fold, we’ve heard from many of you about how difficult sales have been [...]

Happy Thanksgiving week, everyone! Coming out of the rousing success of this weekend’s debut show in Lake Worth, we’re heading to nearby Delray Beach for the 14th Annual Downtown Delray Beach Thanksgiving Weekend Art Festival. It’s the perfect way to cap off a weekend of family time, relaxation and fun, and we are certainly thankful for that! But this isn’t just for grownups. With beautiful surroundings, great vendors,  and a [...]

After three decades or so of producing quality fine arts and craft shows, the excitement of a debut show never gets old. Don’t know what we mean? Come feel the excitement for yourselves this weekend at our newest show, the Lake Worth Beach ArtFest. Taking place on Ocean Boulevard and Lake Avenue, the Lake Worth Beach ArtFest promises to be a weekend of relaxation, creativity and fun! Like our other [...]

Have you started your holiday shopping yet? You’re cutting it pretty close! Well, whether you’re in the Jacksonville area already or you’re looking for an excuse to shop somewhere other than a stressful, crowded, indoor mall, head on over to the next great Howard Alan Event and celebrate with us the San Marco Art Festival! San Marco’s Second Year San Marco is a culturally rich neighborhood with great shops and [...]

We’ve been talking about it for a couple of  weeks now, but now that it’s almost here, we can’t contain our excitement for this weekend’s festival! The St. Armands Art Festival this weekend will prove to be one of the most fun in recent memory, thanks to our friends at CircuSoul Yoga. Three different instructors from the Sarasota yoga studio will be offering free sessions around 11am, 1pm, and 4pm at [...]

  Well, friends, the month of November is upon us and with it a slew of excellent shows to kick start your holidays! From Downtown Venice to St. Armands Circle, you are definitely in for a treat these next couple of weeks. Downtown Venice Art Festival is This Weekend! If you have yet to experience the charm of Downtown Venice, this weekend is the perfect time to do it. After [...]

We simply can’t believe that October is almost gone – it seems like only yesterday we were celebrating its arrival! But what better way to say goodbye to an amazing October than to celebrate artists and their unique talents at the Hyde Park Village Art Fair? Well, get ready because this Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., you can celebrate the departure of one of our favorite months with [...]

The 26th Annual Las Olas Art Fair is happening this Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 19-20,  and we at Howard Alan Events could not be more thrilled to be returning to one of our favorite South Florida spots for what is sure to be a weekend of family, creativity and fun. What’s more, as our Breast Cancer Awareness Month focus continues, many of our wonderful artists have created one-of-a-kind, lovely pieces [...]

We loved one of our favorite summer shows so much that we decided to do it all over again this weekend! That’s right! We’ll be in beautiful Lyndhurst, east of Cleveland, at the Legacy Village for Art in the Village: The Fall Art Festival this weekend. Join us as you experience original pieces by some of the country’s finest artists in a friendly, open and beautiful outdoor environment. Whether you’re [...]

Join us from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. tomorrow and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Sunday for the 11th Annual Alexandria King Street Art Festival, where you’ll see the work of over 200 participating artists . We’ve arrived in Alexandria and everything is almost ready! We want to remind you of a few things: 1) Each show, Howard Alan Events gives patrons an opportunity to take home a piece from a [...]

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You’ve just spent a wonderful day checking out over $15 million of fine art pieces by local and national artists at the Alexandria King Street Art Festival. You’ve enjoyed learning about different types of art, stocked up on fall decorations for your home and got an early start on your holiday shopping with some beautiful art pieces. Now you’re ready for some evening fun. What can you do? What to [...]

At Howard Alan Events, one of the things we love most is sharing the talents of some of the most exquisite artists in the country with everyone we meet. This weekend will be no exception, and we are proud and excited to introduce you to our Shadyside featured artist, breathtaking painter Julie Keaten- Reed. Field of Dreams One of the aspects about growing up in rural Wyoming that struck Julie [...]

Just under the shade of Pittsburgh, Pa., is a community of historic homes, quaint boutiques and friendly folks who love the laid back life. Perhaps it’s this ambiance that has made Shadyside the perfect place to gather the best artists in the U.S. and share their talents with the world. With Shadyside … The Art Festival on Walnut Street, Howard Alan Events has been introducing  the country’s most gifted artists, [...]

We’re heading straight into another wonderful Colorado art festival, this one in Downtown Frisco. Our featured artist for the Main Street to the Rockies Art Festival has been a staple of our community for many years, and we are proud to be introducing you to her. Meet copper sculptor and artist Debbie Flowers. It only took an email exchange with Debbie Flowers to learn three  major things about her. 1. [...]

Colorado’s small town of Frisco, home to just over 3,000 residents, can hardly be considered a sleepy town, as it is located near the most popular ski resorts in the Rocky Mountain area. Described as the “Main Street of the Rockies,” Frisco serves as a breathtaking tourist spot, not just for those who enjoy skiing, but also for those who enjoy beautiful parks, quaint shops, delicious local fare and an [...]

This weekend’s Beaver Creek Art Festival, taking place in Colorado’s beautiful Beaver Creek Village, is expected to be a huge hit. There is no doubt that our event’s featured artist will be partly responsible for that success. Join us as you get to know Karen Heuton. Home in a Painting There is something quite familiar about the work of artist Karen Heuton. Describing herself as a referential contemporary with a [...]

Don’t let the size of Beaver Creek Village fool you — this little corner of the world, nestled deep in Eagle County, Colorado, is a major ski resort near the Rockies. We love this town as much for its picturesque surroundings as we do for the friendliness of its people and its happening daily life. Just south of the town of Avon, a popular Colorado destination, Beaver Creek Village is [...]

The Downtown Aspen Art Festival is just about a week away, and we are thrilled to announce that our featured artist for the event will be amazing conservatiom photographer Zsuzsanna Luciano. Brush to Lens, Telling a Story Not that photography in general isn’t a medium with a message, but the overall theme of conservation photography carries such purpose, that only someone who is deeply passionate about telling nature’s story is [...]

Great news, artists! Howard Alan Events has released its 2014 Art Festival Schedule, and applications for spots in the shows are now being accepted through We are particularly excited about the 2014 art festival schedule  because we are adding a new city to our roster! We love the city of Jacksonville, as much for its contemporary feel as for its great artistic community, so it’s thrilling for us to [...]

    Aspen has long been associated with majestic mountain views, celebrity residents and luxury ski resorts. With beautiful sunsets and cool breezes that accentuate the loveliness of the area year-round, Aspen is a popular tourist destination and the pride and joy of its natives. More than just a playground for the well-to-do, however, Aspen is a place filled with excitement, adventure and family fun. From unique shoppes and quaint boutiques [...]

We are excitedly counting the days until the Chicago Tribune North Michigan Avenue Art Festival, coming up this weekend. We are also super excited to tell you about our Featured Artist, South Florida artist Jennifer Ardolino. Tribute to Colorful Nature As a seasoned artist of national and international acclaim, Jennifer Ardolino has a gift for understanding color. From her vivid abstract pieces to her realistic representations of nature and her [...]

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Get ready, Chicago! One of the largest, most anticipated summertime outdoor events is coming back to the downtown area July 5-7! More than 300 of the finest artists in the United States will be on hand at the 22nd Annual Chicago Tribune North Michigan Avenue Art Festival, voted one of the top 100 outdoor juried art festivals in the country by Sunshine Artist Magazine. This 3-day summer extravaganza features a [...]

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The Grand Haven Art Festival is just a few days away and, as always, we are giving away beautiful art by a very special artist. This weekend’s featured artist is an amazing talent with work that inspires and connects with its audience. Read on to learn more about Michigan native Brad Patterson! Natural Instincts Few of us look at a piece of ceramic art and experience so vividly the call [...]

To say that the city of Grand Haven, Michigan, is beautiful and welcoming is an understatement. With its quaint streets, picture-perfect scenery, and as home to what Travel & Leisure magazine called one of the best secret beaches in the world, Grand Haven is the ideal place for artistic energy and excitement to build up. That is exactly what is happening June 29-30 on Washington Avenue in picturesque Downtown Grand [...]

Many things come to mind when you come upon the metal work of our talented featured artist  Jimmy Langford. One thing is for sure: “Colorful” is a word that can describe both his art and his journey into it. Jimmy, a resident of Cummings, Ga. along with his wife Connie, started on the road to success in a most unlikely place. As a student of art and music at the [...]

As home to some of our nation’s most important government structures, the city of Arlington has long been steeped in rich history and culture. Naturally, as kids finish school and families gear up for their vacations, Arlington’s attractions  and proximity to our nation’s capital make it an ideal summer destination. Now, families have one more reason to visit Virginia’s most famous city, as Arlington debuts the Arlington Festival of the [...]