15th Annual Downtown Delray Beach Thanksgiving Weekend Art Festival Offers Specialty Holiday Buying plus FREE Art Giveaway
One of the most popular Art Festivals returns to Downtown Delray Beach Thanksgiving Weekend! On November 29 & 30, 2014, the 15th Annual Downtown Delray Beach Thanksgiving Weekend Art Festival offers unique gift ideas for alternative holiday shopping, free art giveaway, live music. 200 artists from the United States will transform 4th Avenue, intersecting Atlantic Avenue, in Downtown Delray Beach into an outdoor art gallery with original fine artwork on display and for sale. The artistic media include paintings, life size sculptures, photography, glass, wood, jewelry, collage and mixed media. There will be a FREE Art Giveaway by Michelle Cobble. The Rickie Report shares the information here and features the artwork of Jeffrey and Michelle Cobble plus Ilkin Deniz, a hyper-realistic painter.
Downtown Delray Beach Thanksgiving
Weekend Art Festival
Saturday, November 29th
Sunday, November 30th
10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Intersection of 4th Avenue and Atlantic Avenue in Downtown Delray Beach
(Along NE & SE 4th Avenue, north and south of Atlantic Avenue)
Navigational Address: 330 E. Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach, FL 33483
Free and open to the public
firstname.lastname@example.org or 561-746-6615
Downtown Delray Beach welcomes back it’s signature Fall Art Fair November 29 & 30. This Thanksgiving Weekend Art Festival has been ranked among the 100 Best Fine Art and Design Shows in America by Sunshine Artist magazine. The two-day event will feature a wide array of artwork with broad appeal, eclectic holiday gift options, live music and a free art giveaway. The artistic media represented include paintings, life size sculptures, photography, glass, wood, jewelry, collage mixed media and ceramics. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Delray Beach Downtown Development Authority.
The festival presents holiday shoppers with an alternative to crowded malls and offers a vast selection of handcrafted items for those seeking unique gifts while offering art enthusiasts and collectors the opportunity to explore the original and eclectic mix of artwork by 200 of the finest artists in the country.
Michelle and Jeffrey Cobble have a deep respect and love for nature and animals. They tell The Rickie Report, “Together, we have dedicated our time attempting to communicate this in our photography. From the Everglades in Florida to the wilderness of Alaska, our passion is documenting the natural beauty of America and its wildlife. Whether it is a landscape or wildlife, we try to capture its unique character with our images. Every aspect of what you see here was performed by our family, from capturing the image, to selecting and crafting the frame. We sign and number every print, use only the finest materials available and put our hearts in every image. We hope you enjoy”.
A free art giveaway will feature the work of exhibiting artist Michelle Cobble. The giveaway prize, a 26”x 32” signed and framed print of her photograph titled “The Dance”, valued at $350.00, will be on display in her booth where registration will also take place. There will be no purchase or fee required to participate in this giveaway and the winner will be announced during the final hour of the art show. To learn more about this talented artist and explore her work go to www.cobble-art.com.
Ilkin Deniz’s journey of painting started before he went to elementary
school in Turkey and continued with commissioned drawings of cartoons for comics, studying at the graphic department of fine art of a fine Turkish Art School, ( Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University) and holding exhibitions composed of distinct illustrative drawings of his early years. His painting life lasted in Istanbul until his thirties and now continues in Florida where he lives with his wife.
These fine paintings bring to America the elusive charm and feeling of
Mediterranean – poor boats wandering the blue waters of charming Istanbul to catch fish. Bought by painting collectors of America, the beautiful paintings of his continued adventure painting seas and boats have shown to the world of art that these talented hands of the Mediterranean earned the outstanding reputation with his canvas, paints, mind and soul.
When we observe the paintings of Ilkin Deniz, we see the following:
The soul of a boat resting in the unique harmony of the blue of the sky
with another blue of the water which perhaps is whispering a hope in the
In another unseen horizon, prayers send to the God are secretly collected in a boat on shore. In that painting, the wise Goddess Athena is carrying from the depth of the see Odysseus who was captivated at the see by the boat in the painting.
Sorrow and loneliness freed from the sharp light of the Mediterranean
have hidden in that painting, manifesting themselves through the boat.
By owning and displaying one of the paintings of Ilkin Deniz, you don’t
possess an ordinary painting, rather you come in touch with the
unity of the melancholic charm of the Mediterranean with the boundless
blue of ocean.
For more information about Ilkin Deniz’ artwork please visit:
- Free Admission
- Juried outdoor art showcase
- Original Art Handmade in America
- 150 artists from 30 different states
- Prices set to suit all budgets – ranging from as little as $25 to $30,000
- Artists are hand-selected by an independent panel of expert judges from hundreds of applicants
- All artists are on site for duration of festival
- Vast array of artistic media including paintings, sculptures, photography, ceramics, glass, wood, handmade jewelry, collage, mixed media
- Free Art Giveaway – featuring the work of participating artist Michelle Cobble
About Howard Alan Events:
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.
For additional information on the 15th Annual Downtown Delray Beach Thanksgiving Weekend Art Festival and other Howard Alan Events art and craft shows across the country, visit www.artfestival.com or call 561-746-6615.