The 19th Annual Fall Craft Festival Returns to Downtown Delray Beach October 5th & 6th and The Rickie Report cannot wait! There will be quality crafts and artwork being shown by the artists who create everything themselves. We’re anxious for you to meet Kim Colvard Oberholtzer, a Florida-based artist who captures nature’s beauty in painting that evokes emotion and a sense of peacefulness. This article shares details about Kim’s work as well as general information about the Craft Show.
19th Annual Downtown Delray Beach Craft Festival
Saturday & Sunday, October 5 – 6
10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Intersection of 4th Avenue and Atlantic Avenue in Downtown Delray Beach (Along NE & SE 4th Avenue, one block north and south of Atlantic Avenue)
Navigational Address: 330 E. Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach, FL 33483
Support the Arts, the Delray Beach Downtown Development Authority and the Local Economy
Free and open to the public
Downtown Delray Beach kicks off the Fall Season with its popular craft festival October 5 – 6, 2013. Craft enthusiasts can expect to see many of the artists that return each year as well as new crafters with their finest work. A wide array of original crafts will be on display with prices set to suit all budgets. The festival will take place along 4th Avenue, one block north and south of Atlantic Avenue, in Downtown Delray Beach. A portion of the proceeds benefits the Delray Beach Downtown Development Authority. Admission is free and open to the public.
American Craft Endeavors, producer of this show, and Howard Alan Events bring many art and craft festivals to Downtown Delray Beach each year including the city’s signature Festival of the Arts which takes place in January and the Thanksgiving Weekend Art Festival in addition to many craft shows at various locations around town.
In order to ensure a superior event with quality affordable original crafts and an array of artistic media, all of the local and national crafters have been hand-selected from hundreds of applicants by American Craft Endeavors.
- Juried outdoor craft showcase
- Original crafts – Handmade in America
- Unique and affordable gift items
- 100 crafters from 30 different states
- Prices set to suit all budgets – ranging from as little as $3 to $3,000
- Crafters hand-selected from hundreds of applicants
- All crafters on site for duration of festival
- A vast array of craft media including folk art, pottery, personalized gifts, handmade clothing, basket weaving, beaded utensils, candles, cork assemblage, fabric design, fiber quilts, fused wax & glass, hair accessories, handbags & accessories, handmade cards, leather, mosaic, wood, painted wood, plaster craft, stained glass
|Kim Colvard Oberholtzer, Ph.D. has been referred to as The Energy Doctor™. She is a Professional Business Builder, Intuitive Life and Business Coach who has educated and motivated individuals, business owners and entrepreneurs for over two decades. Kim has an Accounting, Tax & Finance background beginning her career with Deloitte, Haskins & Sells an CPA & Accounting Firm. After several years at Deloitte she was recruited by a company called Paramount Pictures. Paramount owned a subsidiary – Prentice Hall Professional Software – that was designed to automate CPA & Accounting Firms.
She worked at Paramount Pictures and held many management positions in Sales & Marketing. Upon leaving the corporate world she and her business partner began an Accounting, Tax, and Financial planning practice that was sold in 2010.
|Kim began the Business & Intuitive Life Coaching practice after receiving her Doctorate Degree in Holistic Philosophy. She has assisted thousands of individuals and business entrepreneurs in celebrating a life of choice, abundance, and happiness. She published her first book, “Life is a Perception” while hosting a local radio show called “Integrity in Business”. The show was focused on helping individual and business owners grow their businesses through media and advertising. What began as a passionate commitment in helping others transform the quality of their lives, has given Kim national recognition as a gifted Intuitive Business and Life Coach.Her passion for the Art’s and Creative/Conscious Thought has lead to her Art Career. It all began when friends and family members began giving her art supplies. “ I had no idea what to do with the things I was being giving”, says Kim. “I decided if enough people where randomly giving me art supplies, it was something that I needed to look into”. So began a career in Art!|
“Every time I walk by Kim’s painting I stop and gaze at it and immediately my spirits are lifted with the beauty of the colors and the ocean scene. Kim’s painting makes me sooooo happy“, says an art patron.
This is a theme for Kim who paints out of her studio overlooking the beautiful salt water lake and beautiful flower garden in Cape Coral, Florida. “I hear from people all the time tell me how vibrate the colors are and that the paintings make them feel good” says Kim.
She adds, “Nature and the beauty surrounding us inspire my creative thinking, my artwork and my soul.” Natural landscapes, beaches, gardens, flowers and water influence her work heavily. Kim’s paintings are inspired from photographs of beautiful gardens, waterfalls and sunsets. Traveling frequently, she has many paintings influenced by photographs taken of the famous Butchart Gardens, in Victoria Canada and landscapes from Ireland’s countryside and beautiful beaches in Florida and the beaches of St. Simons Island, Georgia.
Within her current collection, she tries to evoke a sense of peace and calmness within one’s soul. With many of her new pieces, she has incorporated cotton fibers and heavy gels with acrylic paint to create a greater depth to her work. Some of her pieces have actually been painted with cotton balls.
Kim work is featured in her gallery, law offices, professional offices and private collections throughout North America. She is a popular contributor to many juried art exhibitions and festivals in the Georgiai/Florida area. For Kim, art is not simply a creative channel, it is her passion and an way of sharing her views that nature, in all of its form, creates a canvas worth celebrating.
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 19th Annual Downtown Delray Beach Craft Festival and other American Craft Endeavors craft shows across the country, visit www.artfestival.com , email firstname.lastname@example.org or Call: 561-746-6615
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