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Behind The Scenes At 28th Annual Downtown Delray Beach Festival Of Arts: From East Atlantic Avenue To The Ocean

Howard Alan Events celebrates the 28th Annual Downtown Delray Beach Festival of the Arts, welcoming over 250 artists and tens of thousands in economic impact during this top art festival in the state!  Slated for  January 21st – 22nd, the public is invited to this free event.  The professionally vetted, juried art festival is produced by the Jupiter-based Howard Alan Events (HAE), which has been presenting award-winning art and craft events and helping drive economic growth for more than three decades.  The Rickie Report shares the details, some sneak peeks and a behind the scenes look at how this all comes together.









28th Annual 

Downtown Delray Beach Festival of the Arts 

Saturday, January 21, 2017
10:00 am to 5:00 pm



Sunday, January 22, 2017
10:00 am to 5:00 pm



Free Admission

Located on East Atlantic Avenue in Downtown Delray Beach from US1 to the Ocean.





The Downtown Delray Beach Festival of the Arts sees more than 250 artists from more than 30 states, as well as other countries. It began as a small show in the parking lot of Atlantic Plaza. Since then, it has grown to encompass East Atlantic Avenue from US 1 east over Atlantic Bridge to Alternate A1A. The Downtown Delray Beach Festival of the Arts is ranked as one of the top art fairs in the United States, with visitors planning vacations around the popular event.




Art lovers and Artists




“The phones start ringing in the summer, when people are making their travel plans for the upcoming season. Everyone wants to know the dates of the Festivals,” says company Founder and President Howard Alan. “Tens of thousands of people visit our area during Downtown Delray Beach Festival of the Arts. Once at the Festival, most attendees will spend at least $30 for food and drink from local restaurants, which quickly adds up to a large impact for the areas’ local economies. This is before taking into account actual hotel rooms booked by the artists themselves, with each staying an average of two nights per show.”



While the economic impact reveals the longstanding appeal of the venerable Howard Alan Events’ Art Festivals to area businesses and municipalities, the fans of the Festivals cite the free admission, free parking and the high-quality and diversity of the art itself as the reasons for their lasting appeal.



Downtown Delray Beach Festival of the Arts



Prior to becoming a participating artist in a Howard Alan Event, artists must submit samples of their works for independent review by a professional vetter who will judge the artistic quality of the pieces. As important as that process is for the show, of equal importance is a sample of the artist’s display. Each artist must submit a photograph of how their works will be displayed during the Festival itself. Even with the art being of high quality, if the artist cannot display his or her work up to the standards of an HAE fair, the application is not accepted.




Downtown Delray Beach Festival of the Arts



For more information on these, or the nearly 80 other professional Art and Craft shows produced each year, please visit or call 561-746-6615.

About Howard Alan Events, Inc.:

Howard Alan Events, Florida-based company, produces the nation’s top juried art and craft shows. Ranked among the Top 100 Art Fairs in the Country by Sunshine Artist Magazine, the 33-years established company has overseen art festivals in such noted cities as Alexandria, VA; Aspen, CO; Sarasota, FL; Fort Lauderdale, FL and 40 other destination markets in the nation.





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