You can’t really talk about St. Armands Circle without mentioning the historical association with John Ringling, the famous circus magnate. It was Ringling that bought the group of islands, now called St. Armands Key, just off Sarasota, Fl. In the 20s, Ringling had lofty plans for an elite shopping area with the finest shops, restaurants and hotels. He dredged the area and built the bridge that connects the island to [...]

American Craft Endeavors will be at St. Pete Beach’s Corey Area again this weekend, with some of the finest artists and craftsmen in Florida. What a great way to spend the weekend, visiting tent after tent of cool stuff to look at, chatting up the creative individuals selling their wares, picking up a few things you just can’t live without… Followed by tasty cocktails as the sun goes down (or [...]

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 [...]

The long weekend starts today! Join us in Delray Beach, Fl., for an artsy, fun-filled long weekend. Besides offering a beautiful beach, with soft sand and water that’s multiple shades of blue, Delray offers so much more for those who appreciate the arts. Kick off the weekend today with and evening concert at the Delray Beach Center for the Arts/Crest Theatre. The internationally acclaimed virtuoso jazz pianist Eldar Djangirov will [...]

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 [...]

Good Times Roll In The Villages If you’ve never been to The Villages, you’re in for a rather unique treat. Their slogan is “Florida’s Friendliest Retirement Hometown!SM”—and for good reason. People really are friendly; they just seem really happy. And who wouldn’t be? The place is beautiful with scenic spots and perfectly manicured greenery, town squares with nightly free entertainment, and so much more. This active adult retirement community is [...]

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 [...]

American Craft Endeavors has been bringing top-quality craft festivals to craft lovers all over Florida for years. Why? Because crafting is more than just a hobby, it’s a way of life. Our crafters pair skills and imagination to bring you products, creations and decor pieces that make an impression, showing without a shadow of a doubt that crafting is one of the most rewarding hobbies to take up. Are you [...]

Get ready to join American Craft Endeavors this weekend in Osceola Street at the 17th Annual Downtown Stuart Craft Fair. With over 100 crafters ready to put their work out on display at this beautiful location, and with plenty to see and do before and after the festival during the weekend, there’s no doubt that this is a show you won’t want to miss. This will be our 17th year [...]

This weekend, we’re looking forward to the St. Pete Beach Corey Area Craft Festival, where we’ll be checking out many of our favorite crafters and artists sharing some of their latest work. We anticipate seeing many of you there. Will you help us spread the word? There are many ways you can help us do that: Our Facebook page is one great way to share information with your friends and [...]

We’re going to Lakeland this weekend! Our debut show, the Lakeland Craft Festival, is almost here, and we want this to be one of the most successful shows we’ve had, ever. What can you do to help? Spread the word, of course! We have our online communities to help us do that, sure, but those online communities can’t function without you – YOU guys are the life force of our [...]

Spring is here, and with it a slew of wonderful American Craft Endeavors shows to help you stay in the spirit of springtime. Those of you who have visited one of our amazing craft festivals in Downtown Sarasota know that this is a great opportunity for families to get their exposure to handcrafted, one-of-a-kind pieces in an outdoor-gallery style showing, while purchasing great finds that they can take home for [...]

This weekend American Craft Endeavors, together with its sister division, Howard Alan Events, brings you hundreds of talented crafters, painters, sculptors, textile artists, jewelry makers, potters, photographers and much more for an incredible show that has become a staple of the Coral Springs community. The 10th Annual Coral Springs Festival of the Arts is happening this Saturday and Sunday from 10-5 at The Walk in Coral Springs, where you and [...]

Have you been to Lauderdale-by-the-Sea? It’s on a barrier island in the stretch between the Atlantic Ocean and the Intracoastal Waterway, about 30 miles from Miami. It exemplifies everything about Florida’s Gold Coast: breathtaking, relaxing and fun. And for 18 years, American Craft Endeavors has been taking it all in by bringing the country’s best crafters to the Lauderdale-by-the-Sea area for a craft festival you will never forget. Bring your [...]

This weekend, American Craft Endeavors is proud to announce the debut of a new craft festival in the wonderful Florida town of Port St. Lucie! We are so excited to be bringing you the Downtown Tradition Craft Festival this Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. at the Town Hall Square in Tradition Village. Open to the public and absolutely free for everyone to attend, we know the Downtown Tradition [...]

We are heading to Lake Sumter Landing this weekend for The Villages Craft Festival, where you’ll meet over 100 crafters and artists who want to share their work with you and your family. Are you ready for the experience? It’s happening Sat. and Sun. from 10 am to 5 pm at the beautiful waterfront area located in The Villages. Are you ready for a gorgeous, fun-filled weekend in Lake Sumter [...]

  Happy Valentine’s Day, friends! Will you be celebrating with your sweetheart this weekend at the Downtown #DunedinCraftFestival? We definitely will be, and believe us when we tell you that there’s a lot more to this quaint little area that meets the eye. Planning a sweet mini-getaway to Dunedin with your love this weekend? You’re not alone. This small area in the Gulf coast is a coveted spot for couples [...]

The next couple of weeks will be a hustle for us; we’ll no doubt be roaming from store to store, searching for that perfect gift for our significant others. Here’s an idea, though: Why not skip the mall and head to the 20th Anniversary Siesta Key Craft Festival this Saturday and Sunday 10-5 at the beautiful Siesta Key Village in Sarasota, Florida? With over 100 crafters and artists sharing their [...]

Last week we asked you about becoming a member of the American Craft Endeavors Instagram Street Team. But what does that mean? Now that we’re heading into February — month of love, romance and awesome craft festivals here at American Craft Endeavors — we thought we’d take a second to tell you how you can be a part of the Instagram Street Team starting this weekend at the Downtown Delray [...]

What is your favorite kind of craft? At American Craft Endeavors, we consider ourselves so fortunate to be able to link patrons of our shows with some of the most gifted people in the country, people that make it difficult for us to choose favorite crafts. From sculptors and potters to jewelry makers and soap creators, the quantity and quality of the talent found at an ACE show is incomparable. [...]

Have you checked out our American Craft Endeavors Pinterest yet? We create boards for every show that we put on, and this week we put together an exceptionally wonderful Pinterest board. What better way to show you what we have in store for you than to share beautiful pics from some of the most celebrated crafters in the country? Whether you’re looking for the perfect set of jewelry, a captivating [...]

This weekend, make sure you tell everyone you know about the 13th Annual Villages Craft Festival in Spanish Springs Town Center. We love this quaint, friendly and gorgeous little nook in Lake County, and we are so excited to be coming back. Be sure to read all about The Villages and what makes this area so special, and share your pics of your booth, merchandise or patrons on our Facebook [...]

How was your holiday? We hope you had an amazing time with family and friends. After all, there’s the food and presents and music and decorations. Still, the most important part of the holiday season is standing together with loved ones, sharing laughter and celebration, making memories that will last a lifetime. We hope you all were able to enjoy that. We have good news, though – the holidays are [...]

  Well, 2013 has been another incredibly successful year for American Craft Endeavors, and it’s no secret that it’s all because of YOU! Without the support of artists, visitors and fans of American Craft Endeavors, we couldn’t make any of this happen. Thank you so much for participating, inviting your friends, supporting our artists and just being all-around awesome. But don’t despair: Our thanks don’t mean that we have no [...]

As Thanksgiving week gets under way, there’s quite a bit of running around. Now that the Lake Worth Beach ArtFest proved to be a success, we’re doing a little running around of our own, getting ready for Thanksgiving and then for the 2nd Annual Madeira Beach Thanksgiving Weekend Craft Festival. The holiday reminds us why events like these are so important: They give you a chance to unwind, take things [...]

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 [...]

  What makes Florida’s West Coast so special? Find out this weekend at the 21st Annual Downtown Dunedin Craft Festival, Sat. and Sun. from 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. With over 100 crafters and artists showcasing their unique, handcrafted pieces, there is something for every holiday budget in this little big town just a few miles from Clearwater. Dunedin: A Gem of Florida’s West Coast Dunedin has always been one of [...]

  This weekend, American Craft Endeavors goes to the Jupiter/Juno Beach area for the 12th Holiday Craft Festival on the Ocean, happening at the A1A between Donald Ross Road and Loggerhead Park in Juno Beach. There’s no doubt that as the holiday season approaches, we’re more and more inclined to look for one-of-a-kind, memorable gifts for our loved ones. What’s more unique than handcrafted, original pieces by locally and nationally [...]

  The Villages is a wonderful, relaxing place with unique surroundings, sights and sounds and we just love hanging out with our friends there during the craft festivals. This weekend at The Villages Craft Festival, we’re saying hello to November with over 150 artists sharing their crafts and artistic pieces. There is nothing you won’t find at this craft festival: jewelry, apparel, functional and decorative ceramics, paintings, handmade soaps, furniture, [...]

    As you were probably able to tell a couple of weeks ago during our visit to Delray Beach, we just love our friends in this vivacious town. That’s why we were so excited to announce that the Delray Marketplace Art & Craft Show in West Delray is making its debut this Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 26-27 from 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. As the end of October approaches and [...]

Sarasota has a rich — and very creative — history, one that is easily seen in the buildings, landscapes and skylines. Home to such historical gems as the Ringling Museum of Art and the Mary Selby Botanical Gardens, everything from Sarasota Bay to Downtown Sarasota screams creativity and style. It’s no surprise, then, that American Craft Endeavors has developed such a strong following there, and no surprise why the Downtown [...]

Have you been going pink this October for Breast Cancer Awareness Month? At American Craft Endeavors, our crafters have been doing an AMAZING job at really bringing out the support. This weekend, we’re heading to Stuart, Fl. for the 14th Annual Downtown Stuart Craft Festival and we are very excited to see, not just the displays of solidarity that everyone will be showing off, but the displays of jewelry and [...]

Are you ready for the 19th Annual Downtown Delray Beach Craft Festival? We just love Delray Beach with its interesting folks, eclectic feel and beautiful coastal areas. As we gear up for our 19th fall visit to this awesome town for what is sure to be a wonderful and colorful time in Downtown Delray Beach, we ask you to join us in honoring  the courage and strength of warriors and [...]

This weekend, American Craft Endeavors will be coming to The Villages for the Craft Festival at Colony Plaza. With so many artists joining in to bring this top-rated craft festival to this unique and energetic area, it goes without saying that we are really happy to be going there for our fourth annual event. We chose The Villages because, like the crafters and artists that participate in American Craft Endeavors [...]

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 on to Sullivan Street for a weekend of the finest crafts, art pieces and much more at the 16th Annual Punta [...]

The 5th Annual Downtown Venice Labor Day Weekend Craft Festival is descending on the sleepy little town of Venice in South Florida on Aug. 31- Sept. 1. The best crafters in the nation have been selected by American Craft Endeavors to share their work in this unique outdoor event featuring craft pieces of all types. Whether you’re looking for jewelry or pottery, sculptures or metal pieces, there is bound to [...]

American Craft Endeavors love producing craft shows! Paula Knudsen, wonderful clay crafter, owner of the Frumples Factory and our featured artist for this weekend’s show, is the perfect example of why we love this community. Dreaming in Clay Paula Knudsen, a clay artist of over 20 years, had a dream in 1997 that changed her life. In this dream, she saw  a “Frumple Factory,” a place where little lumps of [...]

Florida’s East Coasters who frequent Atlantic beaches can confirm that Indialantic beaches are among the most beautiful, clean and interesting. Sure, the weather is warm, the sand is soft and the water is fine (just ask the sea turtles!), but it’s the great community vibe – laid back, friendly, and neighborly – that really makes the difference. Throw in a boardwalk, some great shopping and one of the most popular [...]

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The Madeira Beach Craft Festival is just around the corner, and we are glad that you’ll be meeting the amazing crafters who share their talents with the world. To give you a taste of what you can expect, we welcome you to get to know self-taught, multifaceted crafter and our featured artist, Donna Ryan. From Corporate to Creative Donna Ryan knows what it’s like to make the transition from the [...]

If you attended last year’s debut craft festival in breathtaking Madeira Beach, Fl. last November, you’ll be excited to hear that the Madeira Beach Craft Festival is back with midsummer fun, eclectic crafts and the finest crafters in the country. If you didn’t attend last year’s festivities, here’s your chance to experience one of the most exciting craft shows in South Florida for yourself. You won’t want to go another [...]

The 11th Annual Downtown Dunedin Craft Festival is happening this weekend, and we are very excited to introduce you to one of the participating artists who will be sharing her work! Creativity has always come easy for Kim Volean, artisan and owner of Kim’s Original Handcrafted Jewelry. Besides playing piano, she describes herself as having “always been into some kind of crafty project”, but her passion for jewelry making took [...]

For years, American Craft Endeavors has been bringing the finest in juried craft showcases featuring the very best crafters in the U.S. to the South Florida area and beyond. This year, ACE continues the tradition by transforming beautiful Downtown Dunedin’s Main Street into the 11th Annual Downtown Dunedin Craft Festival, happening June 22-23, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. each day. Dunedin: Gem of the Gulf Coast A lovely waterfront community, located [...]

The Summer Craft Shows are underway in Florida. American Craft Endeavors is doing it again this weekend, as they host the 21st Annual Downtown Venice Craft Festival, a two-day, juried craft show featuring some of today’s most talented crafters in the heart of Venice on Miami Avenue, June 15-16, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. A quaint but vibrant west-coast Florida town, Venice serves as the backdrop for this year’s [...]

The beautiful and vibrant city of Sarasota is gearing up for the 12th Annual St. Armands Circle Craft Fair, a juried outdoor crafts show happening this weekend from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at St. Armands Circle. One hundred crafters from all over the country join Howard Alan Events and its craft division, American Craft Endeavors, to celebrate and support the local arts community with an eclectic mix of unique, handcrafted work [...]

The 20th Annual St. Pete Beach Corey Area Art & Craft Festival returns June 1 – 2, 2013, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Join us for a fun, free event in the heart of St. Pete Beach. Corey Avenue comes alive with 100 of the nation’s best crafters displaying their handmade wares. This open-air craft festival also includes a Green Market featuring exotic live plants, handmade soaps, savory dips, and [...]

Join us in the town voted “America’s Most Fun Small Town” by Rand McNally, Delray Beach, Florida. Delray Beach is an artsy little town with quaint shops, great restaurants and—of course—the beach. Join us, 10AM – 5PM this Saturday and Sunday for the 16th Annual Downtown Delray Beach Craft Festival, featuring the unique and original work of 150 of most talented, hand-selected crafters in the country.  It will be at [...]

The 10th Annual Downtown Sarasota Craft Festival is almost here! Taking place this weekend, May 18-19, on Gulfstream Avenue, from Cocoanut Avenue to Main Street, and continuing from Main Street to the Square, the event is a unique opportunity for locals to get to know the artistic talent brewing in their community. No artist exemplifies that talent and drive more than local surreal photographer Peter Johannes, this year’s Featured Artist. [...]

Support the Arts, the Downtown Sarasota Alliance and the Local Community by joining us May 18th and 19th, 2013, for the popular Downtown Sarasota Craft Festival. This downtown location with views of the water is an ideal setting for such a fantastic craft festival. Local businesses, city associations, and residents alike anxiously await the return of this show each year, making Sarasota one of our greatest venues. Please note the [...]

La Plaza Grande welcomes back its popular Spring craft festival in May this year. There’s something for everyone, featuring arts and crafts all created in the U.S.A. Handmade one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces you will not find anywhere else, personalized wall hangings, art for your pets, ceramics – functional and decorative, and much, much more. An expansive Green Market lends plants, exotic flora and homemade soaps. See the colorful art of Robert [...]

Historic Downtown Stuart welcomes the 16th Annual Downtown Stuart Craft Fair on April 27th and 28th. This festival has become a welcome tradition in Martin County and is popular for the wide variety of original handmade crafts as well as the affordable unique gift items on display and for sale. Osceola Street will be closed to vehicular traffic from St. Lucie to Haney Circle and down to Denver to provide [...]