The popular Fall Craft Festival in Juno Beach will offer holiday shoppers an alternative to the crowded malls. The Rickie Report knows how nice it is to shop, feeling relaxed with the ocean breeze nearby. This Howard Alan Event is a highlight! There will be over 150 artists and artisans showing and selling their work. This article gives you more details and introduces leather crafter, Dean Santini.
12th Annual Holiday Craft Festival on the Ocean
November 9 – 10, Saturday & Sunday
10:00 am – 5:00 pm
AIA between Donald Ross Road & Loggerhead Park in Juno Beach
Navigational Address: 4050 S US Highway 1, Jupiter, FL 33477
Supports the Jupiter/Juno Beach Rotary Club
Free and open to the public
Popular Fall Craft Festival in Juno Beach Offers Holiday Shoppers Alternative to Crowded Malls. A wide variety of original crafts and unique gift items, priced to suit all budgets, will be on display and for sale during the 12th Annual Holiday Craft Festival on the Ocean slated for November 9 – 10, 2013. This two day juried event takes place along AIA and a beautiful stretch of Juno Beach, featuring the handmade eclectic work of 150 of the finest crafters in the country. The festival presents holiday shoppers with a head start on their holiday shopping and an alternative to crowded malls, all in a fabulous outdoor setting. This event will help raise funds for the Jupiter Juno Beach Rotary Club. Admission is free and open to the public.
The festival is located on A1A (Ocean Boulevard) on Juno Beach overlooking the beach. Take I-95 to Jupiter, and exit on Donald Ross Road. Head east to A1A on the beach. At Donald Ross Road and US 1, go north, and enter the show site through Loggerhead Park. Drive east through the park to A1A.
- 12th Annual Holiday Craft Festival on the Ocean, Juno Beach
- November 9 – 10, Saturday & Sunday, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
- AIA between Donald Ross Road & Loggerhead Park in Juno Beach
- Juried outdoor craft showcase featuring unique and affordable crafts handmade in America.
- Free Admission.
- Alternative option to holiday shopping in crowded malls.
- Featuring leading local and national crafters.
- Vast array of craft mediums: from folk art, pottery, handmade jewelry and paintings, to personalized gifts, handmade clothing, scented soaps and body products.
- Prices set to suit all budgets, ranging from as little as $3 to $3,000.
- All crafters hand-selected from hundreds of applicants by American Craft Endeavors, producers of the top outdoor craft festivals in the country.
- All crafters on site for duration of festival.
The producer of this festival also produces the very popular top ranked Art Fest by the Sea each March, spanning one mile of AIA and featuring close to 300 of the finest artists in the country. In order to ensure a superior event with quality affordable original crafts, all of the local and national crafters have been hand-selected from hundreds of applicants by American Craft Endeavors, the largest producer of craft fairs throughout the country.
Santini Leather- The Leather Merchant
Dean has been designing and making leather goods since 1993. His products include purses, backpacks, satchels, messenger bags, briefcases, unique waist packs, wristbands with a hidden pocket for money and identification and ergonomic bags that help relieve stress from neck and shoulders. He also makes travel bags with small, hidden pockets for passports or large pockets for a change of shoes.
“I put a lot of thought into my bags by adding organizers, hidden compartments and extended zippers that allow easy access and visibility. The weight of leather is also a consideration- some people prefer lightweight items while others prefer designs made with a heavier, more durable leather.”
Won First Place for “Most Wearable Art” Delary Affair, 2013
Dean says, ” I have been in the leather business since 1993. It all started when I was 17 years old, staying with my hippie cousin Tommy. I couldn’t stay for free, so he put me to work making leather belts & purses. I learned how to cut, dye, tool & sew. From that point on, my interest & fondness for leather grew.”
In 1993 Dean started his own business after being laid off in the aeronautical field in California. He tells us, ” I started selling my goods in an indoor market, and then moved on to selling at art & craft shows. Based in California, I would travel here, there & everywhere, joining the chase for the all mighty dollar.”
“As my customers put it, ‘because of my quality product, enthusiasm for my business, unique & functional designs & personality’, I have grown quite a clientele. I look forward to the next few years selling here on the East Coast, meeting new customers, making new vendor friends & of course, working with ACE.”
For more information about Dean’s leather work: http://santinileather.com/page1.php or call Dean & Kerry Santini Ph: 714-726-1623 or 772-913-3300 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 the 12th Annual Holiday Craft Festival on the Ocean, Juno Beach and other American Craft Endeavors craft shows across the country, visit www.artfestival.com or call 561-746-6615.
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