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Lauderdale-By-The-Sea Craft Festival Offers Laid Back Vibe While Shopping Fine Crafts, Meeting Artists

Lauderdale-By-The-Sea Craft Festival on October 8th and 9th gives a laid back beach vibe to your shopping experience. Howard Alan Events and the Kiwanis Club bring fine artists and skilled crafters from around the country to A1A and Commercial Blvd. Free admission makes this juried show accessible to everyone.  The Rickie Report introduces you to three of the exhibitors and shares the details about this show.






Lauderdale-By-The-Sea Craft Festival

Saturday, October 8th, 2016
10:00am to 5:00pm

Sunday, October 9th, 2016
10:00am to 5:00pm

4400 N Ocean Dr in Lauderdale-By-The-Sea, FL

Free Admission

Support the Arts and the Local Community




Barbie Pearson,  Photography



Photo by Barbie Pearson

A native-born Floridian from Miami, Barbie grew up in Key Biscayne on the Matheson Estate, the historic Douglas Entrance and Coral Gables.  Barbie received her Master’s Degree in Education and certification in Gifted Education from Florida International University (FIU).   After college, Barbie pursued a teaching career.  This enabled her to travel during the summers to many exotic places and to share her photographs with students acquainting them with fascinating world cultures and teaching tolerance for other ways of life. She dreamed of joining the ranks of National Geographic, since their work had inspired a penchant for photography and life journaling.



Photo by Barbie Pearson



Today, having recently retired from a 35-year teaching career, Barbie is now pursuing her other passion, photo art creating a fresh perspective. She enjoys a different way of looking at the everyday, the beauty and designs of nature, wildlife, oceans, doors, other cultures…capturing life’s art and nature’s beauty on the canvas that awaits us.  Cards, small matted prints, large matted prints, framed photo art and more are available for purchase at the Lauderdale by the Sea show or 



Mindy Gang, Jewelry








Handmade Jewelry by Mindy Gang




Mindy uses precious & semi-precious stones with premium metals and chains to create unique handcrafted jewelry. She likes to describe her work as raw elegance. 




Andrea Lopez, Painting



Painting by Andrea Lopez


“Art has been the one constant in my life. It is a means of expression and a way for me to share my passion with others. I am very blessed to have this gift and I am grateful to those that have already made my work a part of their lives. I have always believed art to be a way to share joy and bring happiness to those around you. There is something about looking at a painting that speaks to you that is unparalleled”.



Painting by Andrea Lopez


“My art teacher in the 9th grade was the first to put a paintbrush in my hand. A graduate of the University of Miami with a BFA and a minor in art history, I draw inspiration from the impressionists, and the flatter styles of the post-impressionists such as Gauguin and Cezanne. I combine these two distinct styles into one, creating a dynamic piece that borders on the brink of 2-D and 3-D art. I mainly work with oil paints but have created art pieces in various mediums.  My newest endeavor is painting murals for nurseries. Have your child wake up each morning to their favorite fairy princesses, animals, or any other scene you can imagine”.




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.



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