PREMIER ART EVENT RETURNS TO SIESTA KEY APRIL 14 & 15 Siesta Fiesta Features An Abundance of Talent & Wide Array of Original Art WHAT:  34th Annual Siesta Fiesta WHEN:  April14 & 15, Saturday & Sunday, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm WHERE:   Ocean Boulevard & Beach Road in Siesta Key Village, Siesta Key (Sarasota)   Navigational Address:  5124 Ocean Boulevard, Sarasota, FL 34242 WH Y:    To Support the Arts, the Siesta [...]

May 15th & 16th This show is one not to be missed!!! Howard Alan Events, the country’s largest producer of fine Art Festivals is excited to bring The Louisville Festival of the Arts at the Summit back once again..  This fine juried art show features an eclectic mix of the country’s top established artists as well as new and emerging talent.   The Summit is a great setting for this event [...]

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April 3rd & 4th The Mandarin Art Festival storms back for it’s 42nd year. Artists from all over the nation will converge on this historic community on Easter Weekend.   Art lovers from all over the area will be taking in gorgeous paintings, exquisite jewelry, hand made pottery, breath taking photography, and larger then life sculptures. Also going on this weekend at this great art fair will be a kids art [...]

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The Key Biscayne Art Festival, an annual tradition in this popular seaside community, is produced in partnership with festival promoter Howard Alan Events and the Rotary Club of Key Biscayne. On March 17th and 18th, the artists will line The Village Green located on Crandon Boulevard with their finest work and newest creations. Admission is free and open to the public. Hours are 10:00 am – 5:00 pm. The 48th Annual Key Biscayne [...]

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February 13th-14th, 2010 Coconut Point, Estero, Fl. Coconut Point, located near Estero and Bonita Springs (between Naples & Fort Myers), will host the 4th Annual Coconut Point Art Festival. Coconut Point is the place for people to gather, shop, dine, work and play.  This venue is an open, main street-style shopping destination with a Mediterranean revival-style.  Enjoy wonderful fine art in a beautiful location.  Fine art, music and more will [...]

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Howard Alan Events proudly presents the 4th Annual Hilton Head Island Art Festival in Hilton Head, South Carolina. With 12 miles of white-sand beach on the Atlantic Ocean, Hilton Head Island, South Carolina is considered the premier destination resort in the Southeast. Located just off the southernmost tip of South Carolina and warmed by year round breezes of the Gulf Stream, Hilton Head is nature’s perfect year-round oasis for visitors of [...]

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For as far back as we can remember, art fairs and festivals have widely attended across the country by artists and the like.  An art festival is a celebration of both art and artists, and is often used to promote art among the masses. Typically held in an aesthetic setting, such as a waterfront park or a bustling downtown street, an art festival typically features displays of artwork by several artists.  Since most all art festivals are open [...]

This weekend (February 11th & 12th, 2012), Howard Alan Events is proud to present 6th Annual Coconut Point Art Festival in Estero, Florida. The Coconut Point Art Festivals, replacing Howard Alan Events’ premier art festivals traditionally held in Downtown Naples, have become welcome events at this popular dining and retail destination.  Festival goers will be able to comfortably stroll among the spacious isles of gallery style booths located on the parking [...]

May 22nd & 23rd More than 100 of the nation’s best crafters return to Downtown Sarasota for the area’s summer craft festival. Handmade baskets, leather moccasins, personalized pet products, homemade soaps, jewelry and much more will line Main Street. All products are handmade in the U.S.A., ranging from $15 to $3,000. A Green Market complements the weekend with plants, orchids and kettle corn.

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Come celebrate the 8th Annual Coral Springs Festival of the Arts on University Drive and Sample Road March 17th & 18th, 2012. This fabulous two-day celebration is hosted by American Craft Endeavors, the city of Coral Springs, and the Coral Springs Art Festival Committee and packs one major punch. Filled with exuberant quantities of art and culture, this two-day art festival combines contemporary craft, fine art, theatrical performance, and out [...]

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A1A/Dixie Highway in Hobe Sound, Fl. February 6th & 7th, 2010 Centrally located between Jupiter and Stuart, Hobe Sound is home to some of the most beautiful nature spots in the state. Travelers from all around the world enjoy Hobe Sound’s pristine beaches, parks and championship golf courses. Downtown Hobe Sound offers an eclectic array of shops, boutiques and galleries. This weekend enjoy life-size sculptures, spectacular paintings, one-of-a-kind jewels, photography, [...]

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  The 9th Annual St. Pete Beach Corey Avenue Craft Festival will be back in town on March 31st & April 1st, 2012 in beautiful St. Pete Beach, Florida. This amazing craft festival is one you will definitely want to come out and be a part of. Hosted again along bustling Corey Avenue amidst great retail shops and fine dining restaurants, this fabulous beach town is the perfect locale to [...]

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Please click here for Directions and Information on The Cityplace Art Fair Thank you to those who donated at the Delray Beach Festival of the Arts. Over $14,500 was raised and we could not have done it without your help.  Thank you! THE AMERICAN RED CROSS WILL BE  TEAMING UP WITH HOWARD ALAN EVENTS AT THE CITYPLACE ART FAIR AGAIN THIS WEEKEND ON JANUARY 23RD & 24TH FROM 10AM-5PM.  DONATIONS [...]

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Today is the 60th Anniversary for “Administrative Professionals Day.” Although this is not a legal holiday, it is defiantly one to be recognized. If you are an artist, you know how important administrative skills can be. You create and produce amazing, one of a kind artwork- but then what? Its exhibiting, show schedules, show fees, ordering supplies, travel, lodging, budgeting- the list goes on. So if you are lucky enough [...]

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The other day, we found an article that was very exciting, so I am going to share it with you. CNNMoney.com created a list of the top 100 best places to live in the United States. Well, Alexandria (Virginia) is listed in the top 50. That was not the only exciting part! The article said one of the reasons why Alexandria was listed in the top 100 was because of [...]

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–Consistently ranked among the top 100 fine art shows in the country– WHAT:  25th Annual Downtown Sarasota Festival of the Arts WHEN:  February 16 – 17, Saturday & Sunday, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm                                                                                                                                              WHERE:  Main Street in Downtown Sarasota – Navigational address: 1592 Main Street, Sarasota, FL 34236 WHY:  To Support the Arts, the Downtown Sarasota Alliance and the Local Economy ADMISSION:  Free and open to the public WEBSITE:  [...]

Downtown Delray Beach welcomes back it’s signature Thanksgiving Weekend art festival with a wide variety of handmade art, featuring 200 of the finest artists in the country as well as top local and regional talent. This event traditionally held in Pineapple Grove will now take place along NE & SE 4th Avenue, one block north and south of Atlantic Avenue.  The artistic media represented include paintings, life size sculptures, photography, [...]

Home Decorating with Howard Alan Events For many people a house just isn’t a home until they add their own personal touches and some quality artwork to enrich their walls.  We are very lucky at Howard Alan Events because we get to see so many beautiful pieces of artwork all year long.  We often get pictures from  patrons of artwork they found at one of our festivals proudly displayed on [...]

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Do you love indulging in the best food, the finest shopping and exciting entertainment? Legacy Village in Cleveland is the place to go!  What is your favorite place to shop, eat and play???? Visit us this weekend at Legacy Village for the 20th Anniversary of Art in the Village! http://artfestival.com/events/visitorsShow/18/1/20th_Anniversary_Art_in_the_Village_Cleveland,_OH.html

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Art Fest By The Sea will host over 300 artists from around the country.  There will be Sculptures, Paintings, Photography, Pottery, Glass and so much more.  All artists will be on site for the entire weekend so it is a great opportunity to meet them and discuss their inspirations!  Today we will take a peek at the work of Susan Painter, Loxahatchee, Florida and Chris Belleau of Providence, Rhode Island. [...]

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The 23rd Annual Beaver Creek Art Festival begins tomorrow (Saturday, July 31st) at 10 a.m.! This morning, we came across a great article on VailDaily.com that gave all the information anyone could ever need for the art festival. You should definitely take a look! (Click on “VailDaily.com.”) Here is a summary of what the article said: Who: 23rd Annual Beaver Creek Art Festival What: Nationally Ranked Art Festival When: Saturday, [...]

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As the final installment of our recognition of American artists, we have the pleasure of featuring an artist who has overcome multiple physical challenges, AJ Brockman. AJ Brockman is a digital artist who has SMA (Spinal Muscular Atrophy), a progressive neuromuscular disease, and has been wheelchair-bound since age 2. He began painting with acrylics as a child and  developed his own impressionistic style. He fully realized art was his passion, [...]

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Jennifer is our first ARTIST OF THE MONTH, not only is she extremely TALENTED, but she is exceptional at MARKETING herself, with her own website and SOCIAL NETWORKING she has been keeping her friends and followers updated.  Each week she sends out emails and flyers keeping the public UPDATED as to where they can find her that upcoming weekend.  She is regular at the art shows, as is always PROFESSIONAL [...]

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Christine Reichow and Barbara Groenteman have some things in common, both have a love of nature, watercolors and both generously donated to our Susan G Komen $20,000 Art Festival Shopping Spree Chance Giveaway fundraiser.  They will both be interviewed Friday morning by the local Fox affiliate about their participation in the Coconut Point Art Festival this weekend as well as their donation to the exciting Susan G Komen Art Shopping [...]

Siesta Fiesta Art Festival Howard Alan Events will be back again on April 14th & 15th, 2012 to Siesta Key Village off the coast of Sarasota, Florida to celebrate its longest running event, the 34th Annual Siesta Fiesta Art & Craft Festival! Hosted again along beautiful Ocean Boulevard and Beach Road this spectacular event will be closing down the streets. Siesta Key is a one of a kind island community [...]

4th Annual Hilton Head Island Art Festival May 26 & 27, 2012  Saturday & Sunday 10 AM – 5 PM  Free Admission Howard Alan Events is proud to be returning to Hilton Head Island this Memorial Day Weekend for the 4th Annual Hilton Head Island Art Festival.  Our Artist Spotlight today will focus on Kathryn J Riechert of Savannah, Georgia and her whimsical jewelry.  Kathryn Riechert was born in Ocala, [...]

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Artist, Patricia Chapman, will be joining us at the 4th Annual Boulder Festival of the Arts on 29th Street in Boulder, Colorado this weekend (June 25-26, 2011). She is a local Boulder, Colorado artist, which makes her presence even more special! Patricia is an assemblage artist who utilizes found objects to create commentaries about life, love, and other impossible situations. There is a narrative aspect to her art, incorporating the [...]

Paul McClain, who is from Mansfield, Ohio, is one of our exhibitors in the 2nd Annual Art In The Village Part II. The art festival will be held this weekend (September 24th & 25th, 2011) in Cleveland, Ohio at Legacy Village. Paul began to draw and paint at the age of two and has never stopped! His original inspiration came from his first museum visit (age two), and later his [...]

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 [...]

We want to invite all our artists and crafters to join us on Pinterest! If you have not already signed up for Pinterest, it is a great social networking tool that is rapidly growing. After you have signed up, you can post to our boards for HAE & ACE. We have boards for each show, medium, marketing tools and much more. When you become a member of Pinterest and begin [...]

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This weekend (September 10th & 11th), some of the artists will be paying tribute to the 10th Anniversary of 9/11 by having a special “patriotic” piece of artwork prominently displayed in their booth. Here are the lists of artists that will be participating: (1) Dan Albright – www.danalbright.com (2) Carol Boucher – www.carolboucher.com (3) Joseph Craig English – www.josephcraigenglish.com (4) Jane Gillette – www.janeandrlegillette.com (5) Kat Hogan & Jerome Ellis [...]

Did you know you can find a list of participating artists on our website?  Click here to see who will be at the 48th Annual Key Biscayne Art Fair.  You can see the map here, Artist Map Key Biscayne.  

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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 [...]

There are many great American artists that we are fortunate to have contact with throughout the planning of the many art festivals and craft festivals that we organize here at Howard Alan Events. In recognition of American Artist Appreciation this month, we’ve decided to highlight some of the artists that inspire us with their dedication to their craft.  Today we feature Marcus Thomas. Marcus Thomas is a quadriplegic watercolor artist who [...]

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Guess where we are headed to this weekend? We will be in Boulder, Colorado for the 3rd Annual Boulder Festival of the Arts on 29th Street! Where are you gong to be? Hopefully, you will be joining us! The art festival is located on 29th Street, a trendy and chic area, which is a perfect place for affluent shoppers. Additionally, the nation’s best artists and crafters will be present. To [...]

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Three local artists will be guiding a group of thirty children at the Boys & Girls Club of Martin County on an artistic journey designed to promote expression through art. According to Americans for the Arts, art education helps the children develop many important life skills, such as goal-setting, critical thinking, problem solving, self-confidence and self-discipline.  To read more about the Benefits of Arts Education, click here :  The celebrated [...]

Cary Henrie is another very talented artist that we are featuring at this weekend’s art festival, 3rd Annual Downtown Frisco Green Art Fair in Frisco, Colorado. With each painting, Cary spends hours layering his canvas with additive and subtractive methods: sanding, varnishing, molding, cracking and removing layers of acrylic paint and plaster. Finishing glazes are in oil. This highly textural process gives the works almost a sculptural quality, indeed, many [...]

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Howard Alan Events is proud to present Chad Haspels, who will be exhibiting at the 9th Annual Downtown Aspen Art Festival this weekend (July 23rd & 24th).  Chad has become a nationally known Sculptor with his organic one-of-a kind sculptures that reflect the balance and chaos so often found in nature. The roots of Chad’s award winning artistic background stem from a life time spent in the Rocky Mountains and the [...]

CityPlace in West Palm Beach JANUARY 23rd-24th, 2010 Howard Alan Events is excited to present our first Cityplace Art Festival in West Palm Beach!!   Cityplace is West Palm Beach’s most exciting downtown destination on Okeechobee Blvd, just East of I-95.  The Show is set up on S. Rosemary and Hibiscus. City Place is a beautiful downtown shopping district. This retail empire, which is rich in European architecture, includes fine restaurants, [...]

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Join us in West Palm Beach this weekend for an event to remember.   Their website describes this vibrant center “There are plenty of reasons why CityPlace is the most exciting destination for shopping, dining and entertainment. With over 100 of your favorite shops and restaurants, as well as a spectacular dancing water fountain that performs every, your sure to find yours. Stop by Guest Services, show your hotel key or [...]

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This weekend (December 31st & January 1st, 2012), Howard Alan Events is proud to present Coconut Point New Year’s Weekend Art Festival in Estero, Florida. The Coconut Point New Years Weekend Art Festival will transform the parking fields of Coconut Point into an outdoor gallery style art show.  Spacious aisles allow art enthusiasts to explore the exhibits and interact with the artists who will be present for the duration of [...]

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 [...]

16th Annual The Villages Craft Festival (Lake Sumter Landing) April 7th & 8th, 2012 Saturday & Sunday 10 AM – 5 PM Free Admission Highly regarded as one of the most popular craft shows in the state of Florida, The Villages Craft Festival, hosted at Lake Sumter Landings in the Villages April 7th & 8th, 2012, will again be one fabulous craft bonanza you won’t want to miss. Back to [...]

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Over the years, this festival has grown to one of the summer’s most anticipated festivals in this area located in Martin County, just north of Palm Beach County in Stuart. The show is set up along Osceola Street in Stuart’s historic downtown area. Come celebrate our 15th anniversary this year. This event brings together some of the best crafters in the nation with paintings, wooden sculptures, ceramics, one-of-a-kind jewelry, handmade [...]

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The 18th Annual Delray Beach Craft Festival is a favorite Palm Beach weekend event, bringing contemporary crafts from more than 100 of the nation’s most talented artisans to this free community event. A variety of jewelry, pottery, ceramics, photography, painting, clothing and much more, all handmade in America, will be on display.  At this show, you can find beautiful one-of-a-kind craftwork displayed by their originators at price ranges to suit [...]

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3rd Annual Downtown Bradenton Craft Festival (Sarasota County, FL) Today we get a peek behind the scenes from an exhibitor at our Downtown Bradenton Craft Festival this weekend, Bamboo Creations. Bamboo Creations work out of their backyard studio, carefully crafting by hand each piece.  The process begins with a visit to local farms in the west central Florida area.  They harvest out the dying bamboo and bring it back to [...]

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Jeanne Melillo has been designing and handcrafting her table top pieces for 11 years. Her work has been represented in art galleries, fine home stores and art shows throughout the United States. Howard Alan Events is excited that Jeanne will be joining us at the 23rd Annual Downtown Delray Beach Festival of the Arts this weekend (January 21st & 22nd, 2012). Starting with table runners and then expanding her line [...]

Navigational Address 455 Grand Bay Dr. Key Biscayne, FL 33149 Directions: From the North (Fort Lauderdale Airport): ♦    Take I95 South all the way to Exit #1 – Rickenbacker Causeway, Key Biscayne.  (Do not become confused when you see an exit that says Biscayne Blvd.  This is not the correct exit – keep going to Exit #1 that states clearly KEY BISCAYNE/RICKENBACKER CAUSEWAY.) ♦    Go through the first traffic light [...]

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Would you like a 16″ x 20″ pencil portrait drawing of your pet or horse’s head? Register to win at http://www.whas.com/cc-common/radiobase/contests/. See you in Louisville this weekend for the Downtown Louisville Art Festival at Fourth Street Live! where you can meet the artist, Debbie Sampson, and claim you prize! Good luck!

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