John Galbo offers Free Give-Away at 14th Annual Downtown Delray Beach Thanksgiving Weekend Art Festival
Wondering what to do the weekend after Thanksgiving? The 14th Annual Downtown Delray Beach Thanksgiving Weekend Art Festival offers holiday shoppers an alternative to crowded malls and merchandise that can be found just about everywhere! The Rickie Report knows what a great time you will have strolling, shopping and meeting the actual artists who make the work they sell. The show sponsor, Howard Alan Events, is also offering a FREE Give-Away during the show! Hmm…free to enter the show, free art prize…come to the event that is consistently ranked aong the Top 100 Best Art Shows in America!
14th Annual Downtown Delray Beach
Thanksgiving Weekend Art Festival
Saturday, November 30 & Sunday, December 1
10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Intersection of 4th Avenue & 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
The 14th Annual Downtown Delray Beach Thanksgiving Weekend Art Festival will take place on Saturday, November 30th and Sunday, December 1st from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm. Unique gift ideas for alternative holiday shopping, free art giveaway, live music. 200 artists from the US 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.
The Downtown Delray Beach Thanksgiving Weekend Art Festival, ranked 76th among the 100 Best Fine Art and Design Shows in America by Sunshine Artist magazine for 2013, will feature a wide array of artwork, 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 benefits the Delray Beach Downtown Development Authority. Admission is free and open to the public.
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.
“Holiday shopping can be very stressful,” remarks festival promoter Howard Alan. “The busy parking lots, the crowded shops and the long checkout lines can be a nightmare; our festival offers a laidback, outdoor gallery style exhibit in lovely downtown Delray with a myriad of options. Why subject yourself to Black Friday when you can enjoy a fabulous art show and still get your shopping done?”
The participating artists, juried by an independent panel of expert judges and hand-selected from hundreds of applicants based on quality and diversity, will be on site for the duration of the show and available to discuss their art and inspiration. All of their artwork is original and handmade in America with prices ranging from $25 handmade earrings to $50,000 life sized metal sculptures.
An Art Giveaway will provide festival patrons an opportunity to win a limited edition 30” x 40” canvas wrapped print of “Enlightenment” by participating fine art photographer John Galbo. The prize will be on display at John’s booth throughout the weekend where registration will also take place until 4:00 pm on Sunday when the winning ticket will be drawn. No purchase is necessary to participate in the giveaway.
- 14th Annual Downtown Delray Beach Thanksgiving Weekend Art Festival
- Saturday & Sunday, November 30 – December 1, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
- Intersection of 4th Avenue and Atlantic Avenue in Downtown Delray Beach
- Free Admission
- Unique Gift Ideas for Alternative Holiday Shopping
- Juried outdoor art showcase
- Original Art Handmade in America
- 200 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 Festival Giveaway – Prize: “Enlightenment” by John Galbo, a limited edition 30” x 40” canvas wrapped print – No purchase is necessary to participate.
- A portion of the proceeds benefits the Delray Beach Downtown Development Authority.
John Galbo, Artist/Photographer
With over twenty years of photographic experience, John Galbo’s imagery has been noted for its painterly, impressionistic qualities. Typically peaceful, serene, even idyllic, images of people, flowers and European architecture are predominant subject matter.
John tell us, “My inspiration derives from extensive travel domestically and in Europe, particularly France. Custom color photography is my medium of choice but I consider foremost among my influences the Impressionist and Fauvist painters and European photographers Robert Doisneau and David Hamilton. Two full-time studio assistants work under my guidance and assist only with tasks outside of the creative process. They allow me to focus on what I do best – create memorable impressions of light and color.”
John is a graduate of California State University at Northridge (BA, 1966) and received his Master of Arts Degrees from Central Michigan University (1971 & 1977). He shares, ” My photographic imagery tends to be impressionistic and fauvistic in nature. This “loose” style utilizing bold colors is achieved through the use of diffused and reflected techniques, enhanced by high-speed granular film. I produce only limited edition (250), hand printed color photographs.”
He has received numerous awards, nationwide for his remarkable art work. For information about the impressionistic photographic work of John Galbo and to explore his images visit www.impressionistic.com.
For additional information on the 14th Annual Downtown Delray Beach Thanksgiving Weekend Art Fest and other Howard Alan Events art and craft shows across the country, visit www.artfestival.com or call 561-746-6615.
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.
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