Several months ago, Venice Main Street held a poster design contest for the 24th Annual Downtown Venice Art Festival. The winner of the contest was: Augusto Argandona! Congratulations!  Augusto’s design was used for the official poster of the Downtown Venice Art Festival along with our ads for the show. It turned out absolutely beautiful! What do you think? If you have any questions about this post, you can contact us [...]

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The Hyde Park Village Art Fair is a can’t miss event, but this weekend we’ve got yet another reason to visit more than 115 artists…”gleeks” and non-“gleeks” alike will be treated to a flash mob performance this Halloween weekend. Be sure to ‘tune’ your attention to the fountain area on Saturday around 1:30pm. Another treat for artists and patrons alike is that the 22nd Annual Hyde Park Village Art Fair [...]

We have received many calls from artists who are not sure how to retrieve their space number off of our website. Well, we have come up with a step-by-step guide to help you! Follow our easy instructions below: (1) Go to www.ArtFestival.com. (2) When you reach the “Home Page” – click on the middle picture (that says “Artists & Fine Crafters”). (3) You should see an Art Festival Calendar. On [...]

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As you may know, Howard Alan Events & American Craft Endeavors has moved to Tequesta, Florida. The reason this is being brought up is because one of our artists who exhibits in many of our shows, created the cover art for the Tequesta Magazine. Sharon Kusha’s art work was featured on the cover of the October issue! You can take a look below: Sharon Kusha is an acrylic painter. She [...]

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This blog post is inspired by a few comments that were posted on our facebook fan page. We LOVE it when artists and patrons have meaningful conversations in response to one of our posts. So… to answer your question – Why do artists have “No Picture Taking” signs in their booths? The reason is: many of the artists have copyrighted work. These artists have spent hours upon hours of their [...]

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We could not have asked for a better weekend! It was the perfect start to our Florida Tour. We saw crowds coming from every direction enjoying the art fair and basking in the perfect South Florida weather. What was your favorite part of the weekend? Who was your favorite artist? Did you stop by the Chocolate & Wine Tasting? Here are some of our favorite pictures from the weekend: You [...]

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We understand that attending an art festival can be overwhelming, especially when you are surrounded by beautiful and stunning artwork. There is so much to look at, and better yet – so many different pieces of artwork to possibly buy! Perhaps there may have been an artist whose work you were “looking at”, and you couldn’t decide whether or not you wanted to purchase the piece. Also, you forgot to [...]

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During the 24th Annual Las Olas Art Fair this weekend (October 22nd & 23rd, 2011), make sure you stop by Lincoln, which is our presenting sponsor. Lincoln will be located on 9th and Las Olas Boulevard. Here you will be able to experience Lincoln’s interactive hybrid “pods”. Also, you will be able to register to win a beautiful limited edition 36 x 48 gallery wrapped, giclee by artist, April Davis! [...]

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As you may already know… Art & Craft Festivals are excellent ways of exposing your work. Many great things happen as a result of exhibiting in these type of events. Now, how do you keep in contact with the customers that you meet at the shows? We have several ideas: (1) Keep a “Guest Book” where patrons can leave their contact information. (2) You can transfer the contact information (from [...]

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We have done some research on what some artists have been using when they accept credit cards from patrons. One particular method stood out – and we wanted to share it with you. If you have an i-Phone, i-Pad, i-Touch & Android, then this method of accepting credit cards may be for you! It’s called the “Square“. Do any of our artists use this? How does the Square work? Square [...]

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You may be wondering where I am going with this post… How is it possible to save money during this economy? We do have an answer for you if you are an artist or crafter! The wonderful thing about Howard Alan Events Art Festivals and American Craft Endeavors Craft Festivals is that we have a circuit of art and craft festivals that are not very far from each other. Why [...]

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This year, during the 24th Annual Las Olas Art Fair, we are pairing up with The Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County to produce our first ever Wine & Chocolate Tasting. Tickets for this event are $15 and are available to purchase on www.FrightNightLasOlas.com. You can also contact Marika Guyton for more information about the tickets at (954) 537-1010 x226 or through her email at mguyton@bgcbc.org. Make sure you [...]

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Confused about the differences between what is referred to as an “A” show versus a “B” show? This post is designed to explain our show classifications for optimum clarity.    Our show classifications are made to easily identify a show based on a number of factors. We classify our shows in these categories because we often times host multiple shows on the same weekend. Show classifications can help you identify [...]

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Perhaps you are an artist who has not jumped into the intimidating, yet rewarding world of Art & Craft Festivals. Well, what are you waiting for? Here are the top reasons why YOU should be exhibiting in Art and/or Craft Festivals: (1) Before: Before each show, we write about the artists who are participating, which is posted on our Blog. Additionally, we offer our Facebook wall for artists to post [...]

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The Boca Raton Forum will be featuring local Boca Raton artist, Finny Lazarus, in their upcoming issue for the 24th Annual Las Olas Art Fair, which will be held on October 22nd & 23rd, 2011 in Fort Lauderdale, FL.  The article should run a week or two before the art fair under the “On The Spot” column. Finny is an exhibitor at many of Howard Alan Events’ art festivals, and we [...]

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Each week, we receive phone calls from past patrons looking to connect with an artist that they saw at a show in an effort to purchase work from them. The impact each one of you makes on the visitors you interact with each weekend at a show is truly incredible. This got us thinking…are you maximizing the time you spend with potential customers at shows? We wanted to share a [...]

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During the month of October, we have two art festivals: (1) 24th Annual Las Olas Art Fair (Fort Lauderdale, FL) – October 22nd & 23rd, 2011 (2) 22nd Annual Hyde Park Village Art Fair (Tampa, FL) – October 29th & 30th, 2011 However, if you are itching to do more shows, we have a SOLUTION! We do have Craft Festivals every weekend in October. Take a look below & see [...]

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In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we are asking all our artists and patrons to wear pink to the following art & craft festivals in October: *Fine Art Festivals: (1) 24th Annual Las Olas Art Fair in Fort Lauderdale, FL on October 22nd & 23rd, 2011 (2) 22nd Annual Hyde Park Village Art Fair in Tampa, FL on October 29th & 30th, 2011 *Craft Festivals: (1) 17th Annual Downtown [...]

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We want to know about your weekend at our art or craft festivals! Did something interesting and exciting happen to you at one of our art or craft festivals? Did a celebrity buy your artwork? Did one patron buy everything you had in your booth? Did you have record sales? Also – do you have a unique story unlike any other artist? Did you work in the corporate world for [...]

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This past weekend, we had an art festival in Cleveland, Ohio. We couldn’t have asked for a better way to end our tour from around the country before we headed back to Florida for our Florida Tour! Here are some of our favorite pictures from the weekend: You can view the complete photo album from the show HERE. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us at [...]

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Attention all artists & fine crafters! We are hosting a competition to find a new ad for all our shows in 2012 – for both our fine art shows and craft shows! We are asking our artists to create a new, original & modern ad that will be used across the United States in all our PR & marketing efforts. Here is what the winner will receive: (1) Your name [...]

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WKYC interviewed Marcie Gilmore, who is the general manager at Legacy Village, about the 2nd Annual Art In The Village Part II. We wanted to share the video with you! Click HERE to view the video. Tell us what you think! If you have any questions about this post, please don’t hesitate to contact us at 561-746-6615 or info@artfestival.com. Follow us on Facebook  & Twitter for all the latest information about [...]

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We enjoy writing posts that can help you improve your display. HAE wants you to be the most successful artist that you can be. Other than having incredible talent to produce artwork, you need to have a great display. The reasons? #1 – A great display is needed for the jurying process. This is because your juried score is based on your artwork AND your booth display. #2 – Before [...]

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We understand this can be a broad blog post. However, what do you do to prepare for an art festival? We want to hear YOUR comments. (1) Perhaps you have a certain way of packing – What is it? (2) We know you have a LONG list of everything you need to pack – What are the essentials? (3) You may have to create a certain number of pieces before [...]

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This past weekend, American Craft Endeavors had another stellar show at The Villages, Florida. Did you attend the craft festival? What was your favorite part? Who was your favorite crafter? We picked our favorite photos from the weekend to share with you: You can view more pictures from the weekend HERE. We look forward to hearing your comments! Don’t forget – you can contact us anytime at 561-746-6615 or info@artfestival.com. [...]

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This past weekend, we had a fantastic art festival in Baltimore, Maryland. The crowd was steady all weekend long – and although, it was a smaller show – it still had the top artists in the country exhibiting! We picked some of our favorite photos from the weekend: You can view more pictures from the weekend HERE. If you have any questions about this post – please don’t hesitate to [...]

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Cheryl Summers has been known to think outside-the-box with her marketing ideas. As a successful artist, it is very important to be savvy in other areas besides your artwork.  We wanted to go ahead and show you an example of how Cheryl Summers is a “marketing pro”. Perhaps it will give you an idea of what you can do to promote you and your artwork! See below: Cheryl was kind [...]

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For all of our Delray Beach, Florida shows this season, The Colony Hotel and Cabana Club are offering special rates for the following weekends: (1) 17th Annual Downtown Delray Beach Craft Festival – October 1st & 2nd, 2011 *The Colony Hotel and Cabana Club is offering their Historic Q room at $89 per night. Packages are based upon a 2 night stay (tax is not included) & would include breakfast, [...]

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This past weekend (September 10th & 11th, 2011), Howard Alan Events had an incredible art festival in Alexandria, Virginia. This show, for many artists, was their best for the entire year! We picked some of our favorite photos from the weekend to share with you! Take a look below: You can view more photos from the weekend HERE. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us at [...]

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Attention Art Lovers! On Saturday, September 10th, there is going to be a Kick-Off to the start of the 9th Annual Alexandria King Street Festival of the Arts. *Here are some additional details: When: 10:00 AM Saturday, September 10, 2011 Where: Corner of King Street and North Fairfax Street, near Market Square ; Address: 301 King Street, Alexandria, VA 23314 This kick-off will focus on the value of the Alexandria [...]

This past weekend – we had a wonderful craft festival in Venice, FL. The weather was absolutely beautiful all weekend long! I know some were afraid of potential thunder storms, but those never showed up! Here are some of our favorite photos from the weekend: You can view more photos from the weekend HERE. If you have any questions about this post, please don’t hesitate to contact us at 561-746-6615 [...]

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Attention Friends! We hope everyone has a safe & healthy long holiday weekend! Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country. Enjoy your day off!

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We wanted to let you know, that if you need suggestions for improving your booth display… you are more than welcomed to email us a photo of your current booth display. Even though your artwork is an important part of being juried into a show… the booth display is just as important! Like we have said before, the booth display is what will initially draw the customer in! Even if [...]

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Attention! New this year at the 24th Annual Las Olas Art Fair which will be held in Fort Lauderdale, Florida on October 22nd & 23rd, 2011 is a Wine & Chocolate Tasting, which is presented by the Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County (BGCBC). Continue reading below for more details: The Wine & Chocolate Tasting will be filled with chocolates, dessert wines, ports and other decadent delights for the [...]

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We brought home a couple newspaper articles from Pittsburgh that covered the 14th Annual Shadyside…The Art Festival on Walnut Street. We love seeing articles written about our art festivals before AND after the event. Here are our favorite articles out of the bunch: You can view our favorite articles from all our shows on the “In The News” section of our website HERE. If you have any questions about this [...]

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Howard Alan Events is proud to notify you that 6 of our fine art festivals have made it into Sunshine Artist’s 100 Best Art Shows! Our team works hard to produce the top art fairs for our artists and patrons! Take a look at where our shows fall in the list below: #22 – Alexandria Festival of the Arts; Alexandria, VA #40 – Chicago Tribune North Michigan Avenue Art Festival; [...]

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Our summer shows are officially over! We ended the summer with our best show of the season in Pittsburgh, PA. It was the 14th Annual Shadyside…The Art Festival on Walnut Street. We have a terrific line-up of shows for the Fall! Which art festival are you most excited for? What are you doing to prepare? Here is our schedule below: You can view the schedule HERE on our website! If [...]

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Attention Art Enthusiasts! Every week, prior to each show – we will be notifying our participating artists to post a photo of their artwork on our Howard Alan Events Facebook Fan Page. Additionally, they will include their website & space number. Space numbers will be posted HERE. Please include this link when you post a photo of your artwork! By doing this – the general public will be able to [...]

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This blog post will be extremely helpful for those artists who are purchasing their first tent or for the veterans who are looking to purchase a new tent (as an upgrade). (1) EZ Up Tent *This tent is probably the most affordable in the market. You can find it at large retailers for around $200. Even though it may have a great price, these tents are not the most sturdy. [...]

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We decided to gather some of our favorite booth displays from artists who were in our shows this summer. Not only does this give kudos to those artists who have a fantastic display, but also it allows others to see what they should aspire to. Let’s get started! Here are some of our favorite booth displays from the summer:  Kudos to all the artists who have wonderful displays! If you [...]

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We wanted to share with you one of our most frequently asked questions – because it will help you with our application process! One of the questions we are asked quite frequently (for most new artists) is if a booth photo can be submitted AFTER the application has already been submitted (with 3 photos of the artwork, deposit, etc.). Or, we are asked if a drawn example of a booth [...]

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Today, two of our artists who will be exhibiting in the 14th Annual Shadyside… The Art Festival on Walnut Street will be featured on Channel 2, which is KDKA’s Morning Show in Pittsburgh. The two artists are: Drew Hine and Jamie Murphy. First, we are going to introduce to you Drew Hine. Drew’s passion for glass began when, as a ceramics major, he found himself in a glassblowing class. The [...]

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Art In The Village is the “Atlanta Alternative“. If you had planned on being in Atlanta, which you know this show has been cancelled, we offer you to apply to our Art In The Village Part II! Located in the eastern, wealthy suburbs of Cleveland, Legacy Village resembles a downtown shopping district. Lyndhurst is in the midst of where residents appreciate great art, are highly educated, affluent and are prepared [...]

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Attention Art Enthusiasts – This summer has flown by – and September will be here in less than 2 weeks! We have our complete schedule for you, so you can go ahead and make your plans for the month of September. We have many art & craft shows for you to go to and see all the beautiful and original artwork! Check out our fantastic schedule below: If you would [...]

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Attention Craft Market Exhibitors! After a month and a half “off” – we are excited to return full force this Fall. We have a fantastic line-up of Craft Festivals for the month of September. Take a look at our shows below: You can view more shows on our 2011-2012 Craft Festival Calendar HERE. Follow us on Facebook & Twitter for all the latest information about our art & craft festivals. [...]

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Hello Art Enthusiasts! Have you happened to notice the mini-facelift that our Howard Alan Events fan page has received? If not, you should check it out! (1) Take a look at the tool bar located on the left-hand-side: (2) You can view our Art Festival Calendar right on our Facebook Page! (See: “Art Festival Calendar”) (3) You can see where we are located! (See: “New Address”) **Make sure you check-out [...]

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This past weekend – Howard Alan Events had their LAST Western Tour Art Festival (until 2012). We had a great end to a fantastic tour! Take a look at some of our favorite moments from the weekend: You can check-out more photos from the weekend HERE. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us at 561-746-6615 or info@artfestival.com! Follow us on Facebook & Twitter for all the [...]

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Attention Artists, Fine Crafters & Patrons! We only have 2 short months until Howard Alan Events’ Art Festivals return to Florida for the Fall & Winter. We are looking forward to another wonderful season here in sunny Florida! What shows are you looking forward to the most?  Here are some photos of our top Florida shows: This is only a handful of the fantastic art festivals we have in Florida [...]

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We want to use every vehicle possible to help you and your artwork get exposure. We are offering our Facebook page (for free) for you to publicize your work (only if you are in an upcoming show that weekend).This will give patrons, a preview of what to expect and it gives you and your work extra publicity! So, we are calling all our Frisco Artists to post pictures of their [...]

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