Original Handmade Art – Unique Gift Items – Alternative to Crowded Mall Shopping
22nd Annual Downtown Dunedin Craft Festival – November 15 & 16
3rd Annual Madeira Beach Thanksgiving Weekend Craft Festival – November 29 & 30
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.
22nd Annual Downtown Dunedin Craft Festival
November 15 & 16
Show Hours: Saturday – Sunday 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Location: Main Street in Downtown Dunedin
Navigational address: 271 Main Street, Dunedin, Florida 34698
The finest crafters in the country return to Dunedin this fall with an eclectic array of handmade crafts, affordable and functional art as well as unique gift items for those determined to find original holiday gifts. Festival patrons will be able to stroll down Main Street and explore the variety of artwork priced to suit all budgets and with broad appeal. This festival, taking place November 15th and 16th provides shoppers with an alternative to crowded malls in an ideal outdoor setting. A Green Market will feature a broad selection of exotic plants, as well as dips and other gourmet items.
3rd Annual Madeira Beach Thanksgiving Weekend Craft Festival
November 29 & 30
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
The Madeira Beach Thanksgiving Weekend Craft Festival returns November 29 – 30, 2014 in time for art enthusiasts to jump-start their holiday shopping. This two-day event showcases the work of more than 100 of the finest crafters in the country offering an eclectic array of original artwork, handmade crafts, functional art and unique holiday gifts priced to suit all budgets. A Green Market will offer a diverse selection of exotic plants, 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.