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 [...]

The highly anticipated Alexandria King Street Art Festival is returning to Alexandria, VA for its 13th year. This prestigious art festival in particular is one that has drawn national attention as being a top art festival in the United States. In fact just this month, it was just ranked number 24 by Sunshine Artist magazine, the nation’s leading publication for art and craft shows, for “2015 Sunshine Artist 200 Best.” Come [...]

With its historical charm and Southern hospitality, South Carolina is a haven for rest and relaxation. Add to that some cultural flair and a pinch of coastal magnificence and you’ve got South Carolina’s Lowcountry. This coastal section of the state is well known for its natural beauty and unique lifestyle, which is why we’re thrilled that we will be heading back to the area for the 7th Annual Hilton Head [...]

As we approach the 3rd Annual Arlington Festival of the Arts in beautiful Arlington, Virginia, we at Howard Alan Events are thankful for those businesses and entities that help us make our festivals what they are. Sponsorship is important to us for so many reasons — it’s a mutually beneficial partnership that allows us to expose our patrons to unique products and services while giving businesses the access to a [...]

We often refer to artwork that we perceive as a specific medium to be just that. For instance, pieces that seem like paintings are just paintings, works composed largely of clay can be pottery, etc. Yet much of the work we come across in the art world is actually considered “mixed media” – a combination of two or more mediums used to convey the artistic message. This weekend, we return [...]

If you’re like many parents, you’re probably both loving and hating that it’s almost time for spring break already. For those with college-age kids living away from home, this may be your chance to catch up with your busy student. If you have little ones, spring break gives you a chance to go on outings, maybe even on vacation. Or, if you have nothing planned, you may be sitting at home [...]

Have you ever thought about becoming an art collector? Contrary to what many may think, collecting art isn’t just for millionaires and gallery owners. Anyone can collect art, regardless of finances or profession. If you are a fan of art, you can start your own collection this weekend at the 25th Anniversary Downtown Stuart Art Festival! For many of us, starting an art collection started out as a fun hobby. [...]

How are you liking 2015 so far? We certainly can’t complain! January has been jam-packed with excellent shows from both Howard Alan Events and our sister division, American Craft Endeavors. Thank you to our patrons, artists, crafters, sponsors, vendors and supporters all over Florida and the U.S. We pride ourselves in producing arts and crafts festivals that families will love, and it is because of the overwhelming support we receive [...]

The new year continues to bring us lots of joy and excitement — so many great shows so far! Thank you all for making Howard Alan Events art festivals a celebrated tradition in places like Las Olas, Delray Beach and Boca Raton. We couldn’t do it without you! This weekend, we celebrate another festival tradition, this time in Sarasota — the 12th Annual St. Armands Art Festival! For over a [...]

As we approach this weekend’s 26th Annual Downtown Delray Beach Festival of the Arts, we are grateful for the outpouring of support and involvement from patrons, sponsors and artists. These days, with technology advancing at a rapid pace and online communication practically taking over the world, we’ve become much more conscious of the importance of building and maintaining our online communities. We know you spend time on Facebook. Some of you [...]

Howard Alan Events’ two-festival extravaganza is happening this weekend, with the 28th Annual Boca Fest taking place in Boca Raton, and at the same time with the 18th Annual Downtown Dunedin Art Festival happening across the way in the Gulf Coast town of Dunedin. This lovely town welcomes us many times throughout the year, and each time is as delightful as the last. Folks from both Florida coasts will have [...]

Guess what time it is, friends? IT’S BOCA FEST TIME! This weekend, we’re thrilled to be returning for our 28th year in Boca Raton for Boca Fest, one of our most popular shows here at Howard Alan Events. Indeed, this is a celebration of artistic talent that includes everything you can think of, from the opportunity to shop for your collection, to the chance to meet and greet some of [...]

Happy New Year! Did you have a great holiday season? We did too! In fact, we spent the holidays gearing up for an exciting 2015, with great shows featuring the best artists in the nation. This Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 3-4, help us get the year started with a bang at the 27th Annual Las Olas Art Fair in Fort Lauderdale. We’ve planned a weekend filled with talented artists, contest [...]

The closing of every year always leaves us here at Howard Alan Events amazed — at the great deal of generosity and support we have received from artists and patrons alike, at the increasingly rousing success of our art festivals and, let’s face it, at the fact that it seemed like it was just yesterday we were getting ready to kick off 2014 and now here we are, approaching the [...]

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 info@artfestival.com 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 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 [...]

  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 [...]

  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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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. [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]