The final Las Olas Art Fair of the Season is scheduled for March 1 – 2, 2014. Don’t miss this eclectic mix of original art, live music and outdoor gallery setting. There is a FREE art give-away plus the official poster by artist Sharon Kusha is available. The Rickie Report shares the details and focuses on the colorful artwork of Douglas Fountain.
Howard Alan Events
26th Annual Las Olas Art Fair Part II
March 1 – 2, Saturday & Sunday
10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Las Olas Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale, between SE 6th Avenue and SE 11th Avenue
Navigational address: 600 East Las Olas Boulevard, Ft. Lauderdale, Fl 33301
To Support the Arts, the Las Olas Association and the Local Community
Free and open to the public
Las Olas Art Fair Part II returns March 1 – 2, 2014 with another eclectic display of vibrant, colorful and whimsical art, handcrafted by the finest artists in the country. This event allows art enthusiasts and fans of this wildly popular show to enjoy the new work of their favorite artists while exploring the work of new and emerging talent. Partial proceeds from the festival benefit the Las Olas Association. Admission is free and open to the public.
The two-day nationally ranked event, produced by Howard Alan Events, features 300 of today’s top local, regional and national artists who will collectively display over $15 million in artwork. The artists will line Las Olas Boulevard with their professional booths, transforming the area into a first-class outdoor art gallery. The wide range of artistic media, with broad appeal, will include paintings, sculptures, photography, glass, wood, jewelry, collage, ceramics, mixed media and much more. The prices have been set to suit all budgets and range from $25 handcrafted earrings to $30,000 life-size sculptures.
Festival patrons will have the opportunity to engage the artists and learn about the creative process. In addition, there will be a free art giveaway featuring the work of participating artist Igor Menaker. This fine art photographer travels the world capturing the vibrant and colorful landscapes he encounters, turning them into exquisite works of art. The giveaway prize, a 24”x36” photographic print on canvas titled “Towels and Umbrellas” taken while in Burano in Venice, Italy, and valued at $425 will be on display in his booth. 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 Menaker and his work got to www.menaker.com.
An original painting by participating artist Sharon Kusha inspired the show’s 26th edition poster with a unique depiction of Las Olas Boulevard. It will be on display and available for purchase at the festival along with t-shirts and previous editions of festival posters. As always, the booth will be located across from the Cheesecake Factory.
- Juried first-class outdoor art gallery showcasing local and national artists
- Among the largest and most popular outdoor art festivals in South Florida
- Original Artwork Handmade in America
- 300 artists from 30 different states
- Prices set to suit all budgets – ranging from as little as $25 to $30,000
- Artists hand-selected by independent panel of expert judges from hundreds of applicants
- All artists 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
- Commemorative Festival Posters ($10) & T-shirts ($15) for sale at booth located across from Cheesecake Factory
- A portion of the proceeds benefits the Las Olas Association.
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 32 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. The founders personally select culture rich cities for their show locations providing a complete outdoor experience unmatched by other festivals. Each show is unique and features works of both established and emerging artists.
For additional information on the 26th Annual Las Olas Art Fair Part II and other Howard Alan Events art and craft shows across the country, visit www.artfestival.com or call 561-746-6615. To contact Douglas Fountain please visit: http://www.dougfountain.com/Welcome.html
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