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Original Handmade Art – Unique Gift Items – Alternative to Crowded Mall Shopping
21st Annual Downtown Dunedin Craft Festival – November 16 & 17
2nd Annual Madeira Beach Thanksgiving Weekend Craft Festival – November 30 & December 1
WHAT/WHEN: Howard Alan Events/American Craft Endeavors November 2013 Schedule of Juried Festivals
WHERE: Florida’s West Coast – Greater Tampa Area
WHY: To Support the Arts and Local Economy
ADMISSION: Free and open to the public
CONTACT INFORMATION: firstname.lastname@example.org or 561-746-6615
MEDIA CONTACT INFORMATION: AnaBelle Ramos – email@example.com or 954-592-8500
Interviews with participating artists and images of their work are available upon request, please contact AnaBelle@ArtFestival.com.
20th Annual Downtown Dunedin Craft Festival
November 16 & 17
Show Hours: Saturday – Sunday 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Location: Main Street in Downtown Dunedin
Navigational address: 271 Main Street, Dunedin, Florida 34698
Dunedin welcomes back its popular Fall Craft Festival November 16 – 17, 2013, a two day juried gallery style showcase of original handmade crafts and gift items priced to suit all budgets. The festival offers holiday shoppers a head start on their holiday shopping and an alternative to crowded malls, all in a fabulous outdoor setting. This high-end juried event showcases the work of 100 of the finest local and national crafters who will line their booths along Main Street in downtown Dunedin. A Green Market will feature a broad selection of exotic plants, as well as dips and other gourmet items.
2nd Annual Madeira Beach Thanksgiving Weekend Craft Festival
November 30 & December 1
Show Hours: Saturday – Sunday 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Location: Madeira Way between Gulf Blvd & 150th Ave
Navigational address: 15103 Madeira Way, Madeira Beach, FL 33708
Madeira Way in the heart of Madeira Beach will be transformed into an outdoor craft showcase featuring the work of the finest crafters in the country with prices set to suit all budgets. This juried two-day festival features a wide array of original handmade crafts and unique gift items that will appeal to people of all ages including families, craft enthusiasts, as well as serious holiday shoppers eager to avoid crowded malls. A Green Market will offer festival-goers a broad selection of exotic plants, as well as dips and other gourmet items.
About the Festivals:
Festivals produced by Howard Alan Events and American Craft Endeavors bring together an eclectic mix of the nation’s most talented artists and crafters, as well as leading local and regional artists. The artists, crafters, local merchants, restaurants and hotels all benefit from the festivals, which drive additional guests and dollars to each community. Admission is free and open to the public.
These two-day art events have become annual traditions and are highly anticipated in their respective cities. Each venue is transformed into a first-class outdoor art gallery, making the arts more accessible to each community in casual, fun and family friendly settings. The artists and crafters are juried by independent panels of expert judges and hand-selected from hundreds of applicants based on quality and diversity. All of their artwork is original and handmade in America.
All artists and crafters will be on-site for the entire duration of the shows allowing the public to meet and talk with them personally, asking questions about their art and inspirations. The artistic media represented in the art festivals include paintings, sculptures, photos, glass, wood, jewelry, collage, and ceramics. The craft shows feature a full spectrum of craft art mediums including folk art, pottery, handmade jewelry and paintings, to personalized gifts, handmade clothing, scented soaps and body products.
Arts and craft enthusiasts will enjoy the fun, family friendly festivals, while experiencing the popular retail and dining destinations with unique shops and art galleries.
About Howard Alan Events, Ltd.:
Howard Alan Events, a Florida-based company, develops and presents art and craft shows throughout the country. For the past 25 years, Howard Alan Events has produced some of the nation’s finest juried art shows, including more than 40 venues each year such as the Downtown Aspen Art Festival (Aspen, CO), Beaver Creek Art Festival (Beaver Creek, CO), Chicago Tribune North Michigan Avenue Art Festival (Chicago, IL), and the Las Olas Art Fairs, (Fort Lauderdale, FL). Several shows are ranked in the top 100 art fairs in the country by Sunshine Artist magazine.
About American Craft Endeavors:
American Craft Endeavors (ACE) produces some of the nation’s most exciting high-end juried craft shows in many of Florida’s vibrant downtown areas and popular tourist destinations including the Lauderdale by the Sea Craft Festival (Fort Lauderdale, FL), the Holiday Craft Festival on the Ocean (Jupiter/Juno Beach, FL), the Downtown Stuart Craft Fairs (Stuart, FL), the Siesta Fiesta Craft Festival (Sarasota, FL) and the Downtown Sarasota Craft Festivals (Sarasota, FL) among others. The group’s founders personally select unique, culture rich cities for their show locations providing a complete outdoor experience unmatched by other festivals. All crafters are hand-selected from hundreds of applicants in order to ensure a superior event featuring diverse art media and the highest quality of original handmade crafts.
For additional information on these and other Howard Alan Events and American Craft Endeavor art and craft shows across the country, please visit www.artfestival.com or call 561-746-6615.