Fall is in the air, and as Florida gets hit with the crisp, cool weather that characterizes these early days of the holiday season, we grow increasingly excited for Thanksgiving in just a few short weeks. Of course, this also means that holiday shopping is upon us, which means crowded malls and department stores. Why not adopt a change of pace? Instead of joining the heavy holiday crowds to buy [...]

November is finally here and we’re finally changing up our shorts and tanks in favor of slightly warmer, cozier clothes (only slightly, though — it is Florida, after all…). Put on your cozy sweaters and come greet November with Howard Alan Events at the 27th Annual Downtown Venice Art Festival, happening this Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 1 & 2, from 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. in beautiful West Venice Avenue. With [...]

      What is your favorite thing about the fall season? Don’t ask us — we can’t pick just one! We love the cool, crisp weather, the ridiculously blue skies and the season’s changing colors (although we don’t get much of that here in Florida). We could go on about everything from pumpkin-flavored stuff to our favorite cozy sweaters, but really, for us, the most exciting part of fall at [...]

With its hundred-plus restaurants, dozens of cool shops and a wide variety of entertainment, Downtown Delray Beach has always been one of our favorite artsy spots to visit at American Craft Endeavors. We are so stoked to be heading to Florida’s very own ‘village by the sea’ for the 20th Annual Downtown Delray Beach Craft Festival. Come and find out how this beachy town has kept its small town feel. [...]

The 5th Annual Villages Craft Festival is returning to beautiful Colony Plaza with all of the original, handcrafted goodness you love to find at an American Craft Endeavors show. Whether you are a crafter or just a craft enthusiast, there is something for everyone at every ACE craft festival, and The Villages Craft Festival at Colony Plaza will be no exception. Last year, we told you all about some little-known [...]

Just a few more days before the 17th Annual Punta Gorda Sullivan St. Craft Festival is finally here, and we’re so excited to be back in this beautiful South Florida spot! As American Craft Endeavors embarks on another incredible craft festival, there is no question that your success is what we’re aiming  for. After all, we know that you’re not only sharing your talents with visitors, but you’re also running [...]

American Craft Endeavors has been bringing top-quality craft festivals to craft lovers all over Florida for years. Why? Because crafting is more than just a hobby, it’s a way of life. Our crafters pair skills and imagination to bring you products, creations and decor pieces that make an impression, showing without a shadow of a doubt that crafting is one of the most rewarding hobbies to take up. Are you [...]

Get ready to join American Craft Endeavors this weekend in Osceola Street at the 17th Annual Downtown Stuart Craft Fair. With over 100 crafters ready to put their work out on display at this beautiful location, and with plenty to see and do before and after the festival during the weekend, there’s no doubt that this is a show you won’t want to miss. This will be our 17th year [...]

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. [...]

This weekend, we’re looking forward to the St. Pete Beach Corey Area Craft Festival, where we’ll be checking out many of our favorite crafters and artists sharing some of their latest work. We anticipate seeing many of you there. Will you help us spread the word? There are many ways you can help us do that: Our Facebook page is one great way to share information with your friends and [...]

We’re going to Lakeland this weekend! Our debut show, the Lakeland Craft Festival, is almost here, and we want this to be one of the most successful shows we’ve had, ever. What can you do to help? Spread the word, of course! We have our online communities to help us do that, sure, but those online communities can’t function without you – YOU guys are the life force of our [...]

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 [...]

Spring is here, and with it a slew of wonderful American Craft Endeavors shows to help you stay in the spirit of springtime. Those of you who have visited one of our amazing craft festivals in Downtown Sarasota know that this is a great opportunity for families to get their exposure to handcrafted, one-of-a-kind pieces in an outdoor-gallery style showing, while purchasing great finds that they can take home for [...]

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 [...]

Have you been to Lauderdale-by-the-Sea? It’s on a barrier island in the stretch between the Atlantic Ocean and the Intracoastal Waterway, about 30 miles from Miami. It exemplifies everything about Florida’s Gold Coast: breathtaking, relaxing and fun. And for 18 years, American Craft Endeavors has been taking it all in by bringing the country’s best crafters to the Lauderdale-by-the-Sea area for a craft festival you will never forget. Bring your [...]

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 [...]

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 are heading to Lake Sumter Landing this weekend for The Villages Craft Festival, where you’ll meet over 100 crafters and artists who want to share their work with you and your family. Are you ready for the experience? It’s happening Sat. and Sun. from 10 am to 5 pm at the beautiful waterfront area located in The Villages. Are you ready for a gorgeous, fun-filled weekend in Lake Sumter [...]

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 [...]

  Happy Valentine’s Day, friends! Will you be celebrating with your sweetheart this weekend at the Downtown #DunedinCraftFestival? We definitely will be, and believe us when we tell you that there’s a lot more to this quaint little area that meets the eye. Planning a sweet mini-getaway to Dunedin with your love this weekend? You’re not alone. This small area in the Gulf coast is a coveted spot for couples [...]

The next couple of weeks will be a hustle for us; we’ll no doubt be roaming from store to store, searching for that perfect gift for our significant others. Here’s an idea, though: Why not skip the mall and head to the 20th Anniversary Siesta Key Craft Festival this Saturday and Sunday 10-5 at the beautiful Siesta Key Village in Sarasota, Florida? With over 100 crafters and artists sharing their [...]

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, [...]

Last week we asked you about becoming a member of the American Craft Endeavors Instagram Street Team. But what does that mean? Now that we’re heading into February — month of love, romance and awesome craft festivals here at American Craft Endeavors — we thought we’d take a second to tell you how you can be a part of the Instagram Street Team starting this weekend at the Downtown Delray [...]

What is your favorite kind of craft? At American Craft Endeavors, we consider ourselves so fortunate to be able to link patrons of our shows with some of the most gifted people in the country, people that make it difficult for us to choose favorite crafts. From sculptors and potters to jewelry makers and soap creators, the quantity and quality of the talent found at an ACE show is incomparable. [...]

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 [...]

Have you checked out our American Craft Endeavors Pinterest yet? We create boards for every show that we put on, and this week we put together an exceptionally wonderful Pinterest board. What better way to show you what we have in store for you than to share beautiful pics from some of the most celebrated crafters in the country? Whether you’re looking for the perfect set of jewelry, a captivating [...]

  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 [...]

This weekend, make sure you tell everyone you know about the 13th Annual Villages Craft Festival in Spanish Springs Town Center. We love this quaint, friendly and gorgeous little nook in Lake County, and we are so excited to be coming back. Be sure to read all about The Villages and what makes this area so special, and share your pics of your booth, merchandise or patrons on our Facebook [...]

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 [...]

How was your holiday? We hope you had an amazing time with family and friends. After all, there’s the food and presents and music and decorations. Still, the most important part of the holiday season is standing together with loved ones, sharing laughter and celebration, making memories that will last a lifetime. We hope you all were able to enjoy that. We have good news, though – the holidays are [...]

  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 [...]

  Well, 2013 has been another incredibly successful year for American Craft Endeavors, and it’s no secret that it’s all because of YOU! Without the support of artists, visitors and fans of American Craft Endeavors, we couldn’t make any of this happen. Thank you so much for participating, inviting your friends, supporting our artists and just being all-around awesome. But don’t despair: Our thanks don’t mean that we have no [...]

As Thanksgiving week gets under way, there’s quite a bit of running around. Now that the Lake Worth Beach ArtFest proved to be a success, we’re doing a little running around of our own, getting ready for Thanksgiving and then for the 2nd Annual Madeira Beach Thanksgiving Weekend Craft Festival. The holiday reminds us why events like these are so important: They give you a chance to unwind, take things [...]

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 [...]

  This weekend, American Craft Endeavors goes to the Jupiter/Juno Beach area for the 12th Holiday Craft Festival on the Ocean, happening at the A1A between Donald Ross Road and Loggerhead Park in Juno Beach. There’s no doubt that as the holiday season approaches, we’re more and more inclined to look for one-of-a-kind, memorable gifts for our loved ones. What’s more unique than handcrafted, original pieces by locally and nationally [...]

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 [...]

  The Villages is a wonderful, relaxing place with unique surroundings, sights and sounds and we just love hanging out with our friends there during the craft festivals. This weekend at The Villages Craft Festival, we’re saying hello to November with over 150 artists sharing their crafts and artistic pieces. There is nothing you won’t find at this craft festival: jewelry, apparel, functional and decorative ceramics, paintings, handmade soaps, furniture, [...]

  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 [...]

    As you were probably able to tell a couple of weeks ago during our visit to Delray Beach, we just love our friends in this vivacious town. That’s why we were so excited to announce that the Delray Marketplace Art & Craft Show in West Delray is making its debut this Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 26-27 from 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. As the end of October approaches and [...]

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 [...]

Sarasota has a rich — and very creative — history, one that is easily seen in the buildings, landscapes and skylines. Home to such historical gems as the Ringling Museum of Art and the Mary Selby Botanical Gardens, everything from Sarasota Bay to Downtown Sarasota screams creativity and style. It’s no surprise, then, that American Craft Endeavors has developed such a strong following there, and no surprise why the Downtown [...]

Have you been going pink this October for Breast Cancer Awareness Month? At American Craft Endeavors, our crafters have been doing an AMAZING job at really bringing out the support. This weekend, we’re heading to Stuart, Fl. for the 14th Annual Downtown Stuart Craft Festival and we are very excited to see, not just the displays of solidarity that everyone will be showing off, but the displays of jewelry and [...]

Are you ready for the 19th Annual Downtown Delray Beach Craft Festival? We just love Delray Beach with its interesting folks, eclectic feel and beautiful coastal areas. As we gear up for our 19th fall visit to this awesome town for what is sure to be a wonderful and colorful time in Downtown Delray Beach, we ask you to join us in honoring  the courage and strength of warriors and [...]