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. [...]

This two-day outdoor craft showcase features a wide variety of original crafts and unique gift items. The exhibitors are carefully selected from hundreds of applicants in order to ensure a superior event featuring diverse art media and the highest quality of handmade art and crafts. Admission is free and open to the public. American Craft Endeavors has had the privilege of bringing top national crafters to The Villages for more [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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. [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

When it comes to Florida’s most beautiful little towns, we can’t deny we have a soft spot in our hearts for Venice, Florida. A town of such rich and interesting history, we always look forward to being in Venice for fine craft fun. So yes, we are very excited about our stop there this weekend for the 8th Annual Downtown Venice Craft Festival. This Saturday and Sunday, from 10 a.m. [...]

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 ready ourselves to descend upon beautiful Sullivan Street this weekend for the 18th Annual Punta Gorda Sullivan Street Craft Festival, we hope that you’ll help us spread the word! With a variety of unique, handcrafted items by talented artisans at great prices, and lots of excitement and fun at one of our favorite Florida venues, you just can’t go wrong. Plus, all of it is free and open [...]

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 [...]

For 20 years, St. Pete Beach’s Corey Area has been one of our favorite spots to relax, interact with locals, and introduce folks to some of the best crafters today. This weekend, we’re excited to be back in one of our most treasured Gulf Coast venues for the 21st Annual St. Pete Beach Corey Area Craft Festival. Come visit us Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. as crafters [...]

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 [...]

As 2014 draws to a close, American Craft Endeavors is thankful for the support of our patrons, participating crafters and friends. It’s been an exciting year and we have been fortunate to share it all with you. That’s why Dec. 27-28 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., we want you and your family to join us in saying goodbye to the old year and welcoming the new one at the [...]

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 [...]

Can you believe it’s already December? We are approaching the end of the year and, with that, we usher in our holiday period here at American Craft Endeavors. That means our show season is slowing down for a couple of weeks, which means that this weekend’s 20th Annual St. Pete Beach Corey Area Craft Festival is your last chance for some one-of-a-kind, eclectic gift shopping before festivities are set to [...]

All of us here at Howard Alan Events know that this Thanksgiving season is about more than just turkey, football and pie. Thanksgiving is a time for family, to experience the little moments and be grateful for the presence of family in our lives. Now, we know that the peace of Thanksgiving day may be interrupted the next day by the chaos of Black Friday holiday shopping, but rather than [...]

West Palm Beach is getting a special treat this weekend as Howard Alan Events debuts a new fall festival with its CityPlace Fine Art and Plant Show this Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 22-23, starting at 10 a.m. in the beautifully trendy CityPlace shopping district. With so many shops, restaurants and family-friendly spots, CityPlace is the perfect location for one of our newest and most exciting shows in South Florida. We [...]