Saturday, October 24th – Sunday, October 25th Show Hours 10am – 5pm Click Here to RSVP   Downtown Sarasota’s popular fall art and craft festival returns October 24th – 25th, 2015 and will once again strive to raise awareness for Breast Cancer Research. Many exhibitors will be featuring art and gift items inspired by the fight against Breast Cancer in hopes of raising awareness and will also wear pink in [...]

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 [...]

Downtown Delray Beach welcomes back its signature fall craft festival this weekend. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and just like every year, Howard Alan Events and American Craft Endeavors is saying “yes” to spreading awareness about this terrible disease. Participating artists are creating amazing pieces inspired by the cause with proceeds going to cancer research and visitors are encouraged to join in and wear their favorite pink gear in support. [...]

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 to Sullivan Street for a weekend of the finest crafts, art pieces and much more at the 18th Annual Punta Gorda [...]

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 [...]

It’s hard to believe that the end of summer is almost here – it feels like it was just yesterday that summer began! As kids start school again and life gets busy, it’s important to remember that the arrival of fall doesn’t have to mean we stop having fun. Fall weekends are a great time to spend time with friends and family, and what better way to enjoy that family time [...]

As much as we have enjoyed our little craft festival hiatus in favor of some fun in the sun, we’re anxious to get back to doing what we really love here at American Craft Endeavors. With that, we’re excited to join you in ushering in the month of September in beautiful Downtown Venice, Florida, for the 7th Annual Venice Craft Festival. Join us Sept. 5-6 from 10 a.m. to 4 [...]

Thank you, thank you, thank you! The HAE Colorado Summer Tour 2015 was amazing, and we owe it all to you. Thank you to the wonderful patrons who came and supported the incredibly talented artists who showcased their work, and the immensely welcoming folks at each of the locations where our tour made a stop. We look forward to seeing you again on many successful tours in the coming years. [...]

Here comes our last week of the Colorado Summer Tour 2015. Thanks to you, our shows in Aspen, Beaver Creek and Frisco have been amazing, with artists, patrons and their families making memories they will cherish forever. Whether you’ve been on this tour with us from the very beginning, or are just joining us for our last stop, we at Howard Alan Events are grateful for your support. We’re proud [...]

The Colorado Summer Tour 2015 has so far been a rousing success, and it couldn’t have been done without you! From the beauty of Aspen to the charm of Beaver Creek, we’ve experienced an array of breathtaking and inspiring backdrops for some of the country’s most coveted high-end artists. This weekend, we continue our journey through Colorado and land on one of our favorite spots, nestled deep into the majestic [...]

Since American Craft Endeavors is taking a little break from the craft festival circuit until September, when we will be at the Downtown Venice Craft Festival, we thought you might find it useful to use this time between shows to review your marketing strategy. Do you have all of the tools you need to market your craft business properly? Today’s vast online resources make it easier than ever to market [...]

The 2015 Colorado Summer Tour continues in another one of our favorite spots in Colorado, Beaver Creek Village in Avon. A luxurious haven in the midst of adventure, Beaver Creek has everything nature lovers dream of: beautiful natural surroundings, decadent amenities and a mountain paradise away from the stresses of the world. This is why we love that the Beaver Creek Art Festival is now in its 28th year. What [...]

The 2015 Colorado Summer Tour is finally on its way and we can’t wait for you to experience it with us! Our first stop is well known for its beautiful landscapes, friendly people, and luxurious sites. Naturally, it’s a perfect setting for high-end artists and gallery-style art to be showcased. Our first stop on the tour is breathtaking Aspen, Colorado. Forget the rich and famous — Aspen has something for [...]

This weekend’s 3rd Annual Madeira Beach Craft Festival is another chance for you and yours to plan a fun beach mini-getaway. Every week we share with you all the reasons why you should come to an American Craft Endeavors craft show. This week, however, we thought we’d go over some beach essentials you need to not only make your craft festival experience a success, but to extend that further into [...]

Dunedin, Florida is a town of traditions, and its yearly events and festivals reflect that. From Scottish pride to Mardi Gras fun, Dunedin’s quaint and beautiful South Florida charm serves as an interesting and fun backdrop for all of the excitement that goes on year-round. This weekend, as we prepare for the 13th Annual Downtown Dunedin Craft Festival, we share with you some of the Dunedin traditional events that take [...]

Family time is everything, especially during very special holidays, and craft festivals provide the perfect opportunity to celebrate that bond. Crafters, live entertainment, food, shopping and fun are all part of the agenda, but spending quality time together in a beautiful setting is really the ultimate goal. American Craft Endeavors is so proud to be able to bring you that. Father’s Day is this Sunday! Why not celebrate the dads [...]

What’s the most exciting thing about traveling for you? Whether it’s learning about the history of a new place or getting to know the residents of a particular town, travel is a great way of exploring, expanding, and re-igniting inspiration and creativity. That’s one of the reasons that Howard Alan Events loves to travel all over the U.S., bringing one-of-a-kind, original art by seasoned artists in a high-end, outdoor gallery-style [...]

It’s no secret that we love St. Armands Circle in Sarasota. We look forward to our craft festivals, like this weekend’s 14th Annual St. Armands Circle Craft Festival, in that little corner of South Florida for many reasons. If you’ve been a loyal patron of our Sarasota craft festivals, you know what those reasons are. But what about those who have never been to our festivals? What can they expect [...]

Thank you for making last weekend’s Art in the Village Festival such a huge success! Next up: The 10th Anniversary of the Crocker Park Fine Art Fair with Craft Marketplace. As we move from celebrating 25 years of festivals at Legacy Village to commemorating 10 years of art at beautiful Crocker Park in the outskirts of Cleveland, we encourage you to take in the sights and sounds that surround this [...]

We can’t believe there are just a couple of weeks left of spring! Say hello to the first summer month of the year at the 22nd Annual St. Pete Beach Beach Corey Area Craft Festival, happening Saturday and Sunday June 6-7 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Corey Avenue and Gulf Boulevard in St. Pete Beach. Crafters from all over the U.S. come together for a weekend of great [...]

There are just a couple of weeks left until the official start of summer, which means June is finally here! There’s no better way to welcome this exciting month than by celebrating the 25th Anniversary of Art in the Village, fine art festival and craft marketplace, at Lyndhurst in Cleveland. Join us Saturday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. as we transform Legacy [...]

Who doesn’t love summer beach days in Florida? Gorgeous beaches, decadent breezes, cool waves, and all the fun in the sun you can handle. Those perfect days are just around the corner, and we want to help you get in the spirit of them at the 18th Annual Downtown Delray Beach Craft Festival! Downtown Delray Beach is the ideal place to get in the mood for beach living this summer. [...]

We are so happy to announce that this year, Howard Alan Events will be going to Shadyside in Pittsburgh not once but twice this summer. The Shadyside Art & Craft Festival on Walnut Street is one of our favorite shows of the year, so to be able to put on this art festival twice this year is a huge honor and an exciting opportunity! Of course, we don’t have to [...]

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 [...]

Sure, every day is Mother’s Day, but the second weekend in May is a time for us to remember our moms and give them an extra special “Thank You” for being so wonderful. This year, why not treat your mom to the gift of handcrafted, homemade goodies made with love from some of the best crafters in South Florida and beyond? The 12th Annual Downtown Sarasota Craft Fair is the [...]

They say it’s better to give than to receive and so this weekend we dare you to go to the 6th Annual The Villages Craft Festival at La Plaza Grande and buy nothing for yourself—only for others! It’s a daunting task and we’ll ask you to make no promises. But try. As you walk by the vendors, crafts men and women, and artists of various media … think about WHO [...]

As American Craft Endeavors moves through the spring craft season straight into summer, we’re all about sharing the joy of crafting with our patrons. This Saturday and Sunday, we’ll be sharing that joy with the folks in Stuart, Florida, as they gear up for the 18th Annual Downtown Stuart Craft Fair. For two days, patrons will have a chance to meet talented crafters and take home one-of-a-kind handcrafted treasures to [...]

With the debut of the Virginia Beach Downtown Art Fair, we are excited to share with you some tips that will help you make the most of this brand new art event in the area. Art festivals are fun and exciting ways to get to know new and established local and national artists, all in a relaxing and friendly outdoor atmosphere. It’s the perfect place to bring your family and friends, [...]

As crafters, we find ourselves experiencing what we like to call “crafter’s block”: You know you want to create, you’ve got your beads and your string ready to go…then nothing but creative crickets. What gives? A number of factors can interfere with our ability to be crafty, whether we’re doing home goods or pottery. Although this post focuses on the things you can do to shake the cobwebs and create [...]

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 [...]

This year’s Siesta Fiesta celebration is around the corner, and this year you’ll not only get to meet painters, sculptors and photographers, but also crafters of all kinds! Whether you’re a functional ceramic collector, a handmade apparel fan or just a lover of all things uniquely crafted, Siesta Key Village is the destination for you this weekend. This Saturday and Sunday in Sarasota from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., join [...]

There are many signature shows that we look forward to at Howard Alan Events every year, especially during spring. This weekend, one of those shows is making its way to Sarasota once again. The 37th Annual Siesta Fiesta is one of our most exciting shows of the spring season and we’re excited to see everyone there!  This two-day outdoor juried art festival showcases some of the country’s best artists and [...]

In case you didn’t catch the news, U.S. Census data revealed last week that, for the second year in a row, The Villages is the fastest-growing metro area in the country (Source: Tampa Bay Times). This is good news for the merchants, business owners and residents of this Central Florida retirement hot spot, but it’s GREAT news for us here at American Craft Endeavors. Why? Because among the booming numbers, craft lovers from all over the country will be flocking to one of [...]

If you’re a crafter who regularly participates in professional craft shows like this weekend’s 2nd Annual Lakeland Craft Festival, chances are you already have a booth setup that you’re comfortable with. But are you getting the most out of it? Whether you’re a craft show newbie or a veteran, it’s important to remember that a great booth setup can greatly maximize your chances for selling success. You want to give [...]

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 [...]

Spring is just around the corner, and with it the color trends we love so much. From jewelry to clothing, keeping up with color trends helps you stay stylish, vibrant, and in season. This year, Pantone has announced its Spring Color Trends for 2015, and we’re really loving the bright but mellow vibe hitting this season. Whether you’re a crafter looking for some color inspiration or a craft lover in [...]

With its rich multicultural roots and vibrant ambiance, Miami is one of the most invigorating art cities in the world. It’s no wonder, then, that the 51st Annual Rotary Key Biscayne Art Festival, one of the oldest shows in our yearly schedule, is also one of this city’s most celebrated artistic traditions. With folks taking in spring vacations, it makes perfect sense for art lovers to take a few days [...]

So, you’ve been painting, building, creating in the privacy of your studio for some time, and you’re ready to take it to the next level. Congratulations, you’re about to become a working artist! Whether this weekend’s 2nd Annual Marco Island Festival of the Arts is your first step to achieving that goal, or you’re not quite ready to venture out into the world as an entrepreneur, making the decision to [...]

Are you a jewelry lover? If so, you know that every season is a new opportunity to find trends you love to go along with your favorite fashions. Still, there are some staples that are must-haves for every jewelry collector. Those staples will take you through the seasons and become irreplaceable, timeless pieces to be cherished for generations. Whether you are updating your jewelry box to include the essentials you’re [...]

It’s hard to believe that spring is right around the corner, given the crazy temperatures happening all over the country. Whether you’re a northern snowbird looking to stay warm or a Florida flamingo basking in the sunshine of South Florida, this weekend is the perfect time to soak in all the sun you can handle as you enjoy original art by some of the country’s most talented creators. Join us [...]

What a wonderful feeling when a community of art lovers unites to bring creativity and imagination to the world. As producers of some of the best art festivals in the U.S., we get to experience that feeling often enough. But this weekend, as we attend not one, not two, but THREE art festivals throughout South Florida, we’re reminded of how important it is for art lovers to join together. According [...]

POP QUIZ: What do spring cleaning and crafting have in common? We’re sure you’ve got tons of junk in your attic, basement or closet that you have no use for. When you can’t donate something, and you can’t really use it, the best solution is to throw it away, right? WRONG! Your trash can quickly become your treasure as you find crafting projects that can bring cherished gadgets and gizmos [...]

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 [...]

Sure, it’s still winter in many places around the U.S. (we’re looking at you, Northeast). But in our minds, we’re already looking forward to the sights, sounds and scents of spring! Why wait? This weekend, at the 6th Annual The Villages Craft Festival, start building your collection of natural scents with handmade soaps, lotions, and candles by some of our favorite participating crafters. We all love indulging in products that [...]

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. [...]

If a relaxing and soul inspiring weekend is what you’re seeking this Valentine’s Day weekend, make a short drive from the Tampa area to Dunedin, Florida, to enjoy the 23rd Annual Downtown Dunedin Craft Festival.   Crafters and artisans from all over America will be displaying their creative pieces in this quaint downtown, which was voted America’s “Most Walkable Small City” by the RunThePlanet.com survey. While strolling the serene Dunedin downtown [...]

If you and your Valentine are looking for a romantic getaway destination this holiday weekend, that offers sand, sun, seafood and shopping, plan a trip to Sarasota, Florida. In this Gulf Coast paradise, you and your love can enjoy beach combing, parasailing, paddle boarding and more on the award-winning white sand beaches. Located on a sparkling intercoastal bay and surrounded by tropical barrier islands, this urbanite town makes a perfect [...]

The hot holiday this month is creeping up quickly — this weekend is the last shopping weekend before Valentine’s Day. You might not think that a craft show is the place to find manly gifts, but we beg to differ! At this weekend’s 21st Annual Siesta Key Craft Festival in Sarasota, Fl., you can find all kinds of cool, fun things to bring a smile to your honey’s face. Here [...]

Heads up! This weekend is the last weekend before Valentine’s Day! If you’re still in the market for something special for your sweetie, we have some fabulous ideas! First off, there isn’t a woman alive who doesn’t simply LOVE jewelry. Really, you can’t go wrong. At this weekend’s 9th Annual Coconut Point Art Festival, there will be plenty of jewelry options to consider. Here are just a few, in varying [...]