Saturday, October 17th – Sunday, October 18th Daily Hours: 10am – 5pm 600 Las Olas Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, FL  Located in the heart of Fort Lauderdale, Las Olas Boulevard is known as the jewel of the city. Las Olas has everything for a wonderful evening out, or a relaxing day window-shopping and dining at one of the fabulous sidewalk cafes. On Las Olas Boulevard, you will find a multitude of art [...]

Preparations are well underway for the debut of ArtRageous: Downtown Boca’s Art & Craft Festival slated for October 10th -11th, 2015. Produced by Howard Alan Events and hosted by Downtown Boca, this two-day outdoor gallery style street festival will showcase the work of the finest artists and crafters in the country selected among hundreds of applicants for their quality original artwork. Many of the exhibitors will be featuring artwork in [...]

    We are in search of the 2016 Las Olas Poster Artist! The poster contest winner will receive a free booth at THREE shows: the 2016 January Las Olas Art Fair, the 2016 April Las Olas Art Fair and the 2016 October Las Olas Art Fair. The winner receives a HUGE amount of PR exposure as the artwork will appear in all print advertisements, plus the artist gets 100 free copies of the [...]

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

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Becoming an established artist takes time, patience and talent! This blog post is going to be for those artists who are novices in the art festival world. 1. Believe in yourself and stay positive! If you don’t think your artwork is the best that there is, then why would a customer want to buy it? You must have faith in your artwork and know that YOU are the expert! Additionally, [...]

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We know it can get difficult to remember when booth fees are due, since most artists are exhibiting in a show almost every weekend. To help you out – we decided to inform you when the booth fees are due for ALL of March’s shows. Take a look at our diagrams below: HOWARD ALAN EVENTS ART FESTIVALS 03/03-03/04 11th Annual Downtown Venice Art Classic (Venice, Florida) – DUE FEBRUARY 3RD [...]

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We have had quite a few questions and concerns from our artists about the differences between a Facebook Profile Page and a Facebook Fan Page. It’s important to know the difference – because they can be used to market your artwork and grow your business! Here are the details about a Facebook Profile Page: This is for individual users and is created by visiting Facebook and signing up for an [...]

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To honor our 3 shows this weekend – we would like to post some of the beautiful artwork that artists posted on our Facebook wall this week to promote Boca Fest, Downtown Dunedin Art Festival & Downtown Venice Craft Festival! Enjoy the beautiful artwork: What show do you plan on attending this weekend? Please share with us! Join in on the conversation on Facebook & Twitter!

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Attention! We are anticipating the 6th Annual Coconut Point Art Festival that will be in Estero, Florida on February 11th & 12th, 2012. We have an incredible contest in the works for this show! Susan G. Komen will be raffling off a $15,000 Art Festival Shopping Spree!  Here is how our artists can get involved: Where: Coconut Point When: February 11-12, 2012 What makes it the best: Howard Alan Event’s [...]

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Attention Artists! We have a great idea that we would like to share with you. We would like any artist (specifically a Howard Alan Events Artist) to inform us if they have a facebook fan page. You can email: elisabeth@artfestival.com. We will promote YOU, YOUR WORK & YOUR FAN PAGE. We just ask for one thing in return: that you promote our fan page, as well! (You can check-out our [...]

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Attention Artists of Howard Alan Events & Crafters of American Craft Endeavors: Would you like to be eligible to WIN a free booth at any Howard Alan Events Art Festival OR American Craft Endeavors Craft Festival? Read the details of the contests below: The contest goes live TODAY! Look for your first *TRIVIA QUESTION* sometime TODAY or TOMORROW! Have something to say about this post? You can join in on [...]

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Lincoln is our Presenting Sponsor at the 24th Annual Las Olas Art Fair THIS WEEKEND: January 7th & 8th, 2012. Make sure you stop by the Lincoln vehicle display on Las Olas to experience the 2012 Lincoln MKZ and MKX for yourself! You’ll also have a chance to win a beautiful Art Piece by April Davis (pictured above). You can see more of April’s work HERE. Do you have something [...]

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It’s a New Year, and a chance to start 2012 off by committing yourself to employing the very best marketing techniques to connect with customers, capture important information, and increase sales. Buying a piece of art is an investment. The sale of your fine work far exceeds a financial investment on behalf of the patron. The purchase is also an investment in a relationship. Fostering good relations with patrons is [...]

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Take advantage of the 24th Annual Las Olas Art Fair Part I to build your customer email database.  Develop a loyal following, keep in touch and you could have lifelong customers. Customers who enter your booth and like your work might not be ready to buy now but down the road they will.  Using email newsletters is a great way to stay in touch with your client base in between [...]

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Howard Alan Events, American Craft Endeavors & ArtFestival.com would like to wish EVERYONE a Happy New Year! 2012 is going to be the best year, yet! “Here’s to the bright New Year, and a fond farewell to the old; here’s to the things that are yet to come, and to the memories that we hold.”

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Attention Coconut Point Artists! TGI Fridays, Subway & Hemingway’s will have special discounts for those who are participating in the show! TGI Fridays at Coconut Point will be offering a discount to any guest who comes in to dine with them and mentions that they are an art festival participant. The discount is $5 off a food purchase (and non alchoholic beverage) of $20 or more for dine in guests only [...]

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Howard Alan Events is proud to announce that Keep Lee County Beautiful will join us again at the Coconut Point Art Festival THIS WEEKEND! Keep Lee County Beautiful is a local non-profit environmental education organization compromised of business leaders, municipalities and volunteers from all walks of life serving to provide a pathway to a cleaner environment in the community at large. The Mission of Keep Lee County Beautiful is to [...]

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Have you checked our website lately? We have a new color scheme ! You can take a look HERE. Tell us what you think! You can join in the conversation on Facebook & Twitter!

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HO…HO…HO! Merry Christmas! Like ornaments, thoughts of special people brighten the season and warm our hearts! The HAE, ACE & ArtFestival.com Family hope everyone is enjoying their day with family and loved ones.

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We have several promotions coming up in February and March. Make sure you don’t miss out – For the 6th Annual Coconut Point Art Festival on February 11th & 12th, 2012 – Howard Alan Events will draw 40 of its participating artists at random to receive $100 each in gas card prize money! (CONTEST ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible to receive gas card winnings artists must have applied for the show [...]

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Rickie from The Rickie Report stopped by our office the other day to interview Howard about our art festivals, in general. The interview is posted below: TRR: What criteria do you look for in choosing a venue? HA:  Our team will go to an area and spend some time visiting the local art galleries, interior designers, museums, hotels and shops.  We find that art show afficiandos like to incorporate our [...]

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Everyone from Howard Alan Events, American Craft Endeavors & ArtFestival.com would like to wish you a… HAPPY HANUKKAH! May love and light fill your home and heart at Hanukkah.

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We know it can get difficult to remember when booth fees are due, since most artists are exhibiting in a show almost every weekend. To help you out – we decided to inform you when the booth fees are due for ALL of January’s shows. Take a look at our diagrams below: HOWARD ALAN EVENTS ART FESTIVALS 01/07-01/08 24th Annual Las Olas Art Fair Part I (Fort Lauderdale, Florida) – [...]

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Kevin Kichar a Fort Lauderdale Public Artist collaborated with Ceramic Artist Diane Hutchinson to create a new entrance to the downtown River Walk.  Four twelve foot by nine foot handmade tile mosaics anchor the Marshall Bridge connecting SW 4th Avenue and SW 7th Avenue, Fort Lauderdale’s “Avenue of Arts”. Two East facing mosaics “Sailboat Bend” and “New River Story” can be viewed at Cooley’s Landing. Walk under the bridge to [...]

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This year, our poster artist for our 2012 Las Olas Art Fairs is Kevin Kichar! He has been asked by the City of Fort Lauderdale to create a mural to celebrate it’s 100th Anniversary! What an honor! The actual piece that he created for the City of Fort Lauderdale has been used in this year’s poster. Las Olas Art Fair posters will be for sale by the Cheesecake Factory! We [...]

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The theme of our posts this week have been geared towards re-educating our artists about the rules of Howard Alan Events and American Craft Endeavors. Yesterday, we talked about the application process and the most common mistakes. Today, we are going to talk about our payment and cancellation policies. This is how it breaks down: 1. HOWARD ALAN EVENTS Payments: are due no later than thirty (30) days before the [...]

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What is the most common mistake when artists mail their applications in? Well… One of the most common mistakes is when artists forget to include the late fee in the total amount of the show. Our rule is this: if you apply to a show that is under 30 days away, then you must include the $50 late fee in the total amount of the show fee. However, if the [...]

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Perhaps you did not receive the answer you were looking for when you applied to one of our art festivals. Maybe you were not accepted to an art festival, however, this does not mean that you should give up. If you are not accepted to an art festival, the jury provides the notes why you were not accepted which are then sent back to you with your application. The most [...]

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Attention Crafters!! Our 2012 Craft Festival Applications are now live on Zapplication (from February 2012-December 2012)! Now, you have a choice of how you want to apply – you can mail in the application OR apply on Zapp! For those of you who are new to Zapp, we have helpful instructions below: First, you need to set up an account with Zapplication by visiting www.Zapplication.org. When you apply to a [...]

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“Can we leave our art work overnight in our tent during the art festival?” Many times when a new artist calls us for information – almost always one of the questions regards being able to leave their work overnight. We thought it would be a great idea to reach out to some veteran artists to give you some answers! “I zip up the tent and walk away. Since I have [...]

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When an artist submits an application to Howard Alan Events or American Craft Endeavors, he or she needs to make sure they follow this list: Everything that is required in the application is included – if there is anything missing, the application will be sent back to the artist. 3 photos of artwork – that are updated and clearly depict the kind of work the artist has. 1 photo of [...]

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Howard Alan Events, American Craft Endeavors & ArtFestival.com remember the 70th anniversary of the deadly attack on Pearl Harbor. On December 7, 1941, about 200 Japanese aircrafts attacked Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. The raid lasted a little more than an hour. When it finally ended, there were 3,000 dead and an entire fleet was destroyed along with 200 U.S. aircrafts. National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day commemorates the attack on Pearl Harbor, [...]

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We are proud to announce the sweepstakes we have organized with Sunny.org is now live and ready for entries! It was created in conjunction with our 24th Annual Las Olas Art Fair Part II on March 3rd & 4th, 2012. Here is what you could win: You can apply to this fantastic sweepstakes HERE. Spread the word! One lucky winner will receive all the amazing prizes listed above! If you [...]

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We are proud to announce to you that artist, Marvin “Murf” Murphy, has graced the cover of Estero Lifestyle Magazine for the month of December. Additionally, there is an incredible article about the Coconut Point New Years Weekend Art Festival that will be held in Estero, Florida on December 31, 2011 & January 1, 2012. You can view the online version of the magazine HERE. “Flip” to page 11 to [...]

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Attention Artists! We are proud to announce our remaining 2012 Art Festival Calendar from May 2012 – December 2012. Our schedule is below: We are looking forward to another fantastic year of shows! If you have any questions about the schedule above or would like pricing, please contact us at 561-746-6615 or info@artfestival.com. Applications can be found HERE or on Zapplication! Follow us on Facebook & Twitter for all the [...]

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The inspiration of this post came about when one of our artists discussed on our Facebook Fan Page wall the packaging she had seen at our 12th Annual Downtown Delray Beach Thanksgiving Weekend Art Festival last weekend. Here is a question we would like to ask you: How do you package your work once it is sold? As we have always stated, everything matters. And by everything, we mean: artwork, [...]

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Howard Alan Events is proud to announce an exciting change to our Art Festival Schedule! After a brief hiatus, we are pleased to announce the return of our San Marco Art Festival on April 7 – 8, 2012. This will be our 14th show at this fabulous location. Experience a taste of Italy right here in Jacksonville, Florida. San Marco is a natural fit for a Howard Alan Event with a [...]

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We had a terrific art festival this past weekend in Pineapple Grove, which is the Arts District of Downtown Delray Beach. Festival-goers came out in droves to walk off their Thanksgiving Dinner and shop for their love ones for the Holiday Season. We picked some of our favorite photos from the weekend to share with you: You can view more photos from the weekend HERE. If you have any questions [...]

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Even though all of our shows are juried art festivals, we do have musicians who have a space and play their music to thousands of festival-goers who attend our events. If you are interested in becoming a musician at our shows, please mail in the following items to become approved: • Letter of Interest • Press Kit or copy of your CD • Booth picture Please mail to: Howard Alan [...]

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This Thanksgiving Weekend is last chance to find unique holiday gifts for everyone on your list. Have a relative that is impossible to buy for? There’s something for everything this weekend at our shows. Shop the 12th Annual Downtown Delray Thanksgiving Weekend Art Fest and the 12th Annual Lauderdale by the Sea Craft Festival this weekend for one-of-a-kind creations. Avoid the mobs, crowded megastores, and stuffy malls; and enjoy shopping [...]

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We are thankful for all the talented artists and loyal festival-goers who make our festivals successful year after year! Additionally, we hope your holiday is filled with favorite memories, fun, laughter and the simple joys of living. May all these fill your home with warmth and your heart with true thanksgiving. Happy Thanksgiving!!

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What do YOU think? Should you reuse photos for juried Art Festivals? This is what we think about this topic: 1. You want to give the jury the best impression as possible with your artwork and your booth display. If you have created new work and have a better display, show that in your pictures! 2. To save time, we believe you should update your pictures once a year. That [...]

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During the 12th Annual Downtown Delray Beach Thanksgiving Weekend Art Festival, Cadillac will be showcasing their new 2012 Models. As you experience the new 2012 Models, you may have a chance to win a beautiful piece of artwork by April Davis (see below). So, when you are walking around the Art Festival this weekend searching for Holiday gifts and walking off your Thanksgiving Dinner, make sure you stop by Cadillac! [...]

We wanted to inform all of our fine artists, crafters & patrons about the new update we just made to our website. As always, we want you to be informed with all the latest that is happening with Howard Alan Events, American Craft Endeavors and ALL our Art & Craft Festivals. Click HERE to view the new change we did to our website under the “In The News” section. From [...]

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We have had many phone calls from artists, especially those who are “newer” on the art festival circuit, regarding how they should price their work. This can be a difficult subject because all art is unique and unlike anything else. If you are an artist who is new to the art festival world, then pricing your work should be based on: 1. Time 2. Labor 3. Cost of Materials First, [...]

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Did you visit us during the 24th Annual Downtown Venice Art Festival this past weekend? It turned out to be an absolutely spectacular weekend with beautiful weather and talented artists.  We found a few articles about the show this past weekend that we would like to share with you: *Venice Magazine: Click HERE. *Herald-Tribune: Created a fantastic photo album from the event HERE.  If you have any questions about this [...]

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This past weekend, Howard Alan Events produced a terrific art festival in Tampa, Florida at Hyde Park Village. It was a HUGE success! Despite the threat of terrible weather, the weekend turned out wonderful. Additionally, we saw many happy patrons leaving with purchases. Here are some highlights from the weekend: You can view more pictures from the weekend HERE. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us [...]

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For those of you who read our newsletter, we would like for you to comment about it here! Please leave us your comments! Here are the different sections of the Newsletter: (1) Giving Thanks (2) Welcome Home (3) Here & Gone In A “Flash” (4) In The News (5) Artist Corner (6) Have Something To Say? We look forward to all your responses! Follow us on Facebook & Twitter for [...]

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  For those of you who read our newsletter, we would like for you to comment about it here! Please leave us your comments! Here are the different sections of the Newsletter: (1) Giving Thanks (2) Bring Your Game Face (3) Feeling Lucky? (4) Crafter Corner (6) Have Something To Say? We look forward to all your responses! Follow us on Facebook & Twitter for all the latest information about [...]

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For those of you who read our newsletter, we would like for you to comment about it here! Please leave us your comments! Here are the different sections of the Newsletter: (1) Giving Thanks (2) Welcome Home (3) Move Over Black Friday; Hello, Black Saturday (4) Here & Gone In A “Flash” (5) 2012 Schedule (6) Have Something To Say? We look forward to all your responses! Follow us on [...]

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