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Howard Alan Events Launches “Live Well Be Well Tour” Presented by FPL SolarNow™ During The  31st Annual Las Olas Art Fair October 20 – 21 

Ancient Greeks understood – and recent science has proven – that art, the environment, and a healthy body all work together to promote longevity and a better life. This knowledge inspired the nation’s top art festival producer to create a one-of-a-kind event launching this season. The Howard Alan Events’ Live Well Be Well Tour presented by FPL SolarNow™ premieres October 20 – 21 during the 31st Annual Las Olas Art Fair.  Joining nearly 300 artists’ booths along iconic Las Olas Boulevard will be an entire “festival-within-a-festival” with a dedicated area of booths offering information and demonstrations on current health and medical practices, sustainable energy alternatives, organic foods, homeopathic treatments, state-of-the-art exercise equipment and other vendors dedicated to providing tools for healthy living.  Kudos to Howard and Debbie for being pioneers and visionaries once again!  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks of the fine art.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Howard Alan Events Launches Inaugural “Live Well Be Well Tour”

Presented by FPL SolarNow™ during the

31st Annual Las Olas Art Fair (Fall)

Saturday, October 20

and

Sunday, October 21

 10 am to 5 pm

  Las Olas Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale

Navigational Address: 600 East Las Olas Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale

 Free and open to the public

 

Sao Paulo, Brazil painter Dennis Esteves makes his Las Olas premiere during the 31st Annual Las Olas Art Fair (oil on canvas “Hope”)

 

 

 

 

 

“I actually began my career decades ago in medicine, and opened one of the first organic fast food restaurants in the state,” says longtime producer Howard Alan. “My wife and I have always been health-conscious, and know the value of a healthy body boosting creativity and longevity. Most of our regular art festival patrons are just as particular about the environment, their health and lifestyle choices as they are about their art.” This observation over the years led to Alan being among the first to incorporate recycling options and natural food offerings into his art festivals, and eventually, to the creation of the “Live Well Be Well Tour”.

 

 

 

 

 

Studies have recently proven that exercise and a healthy lifestyle not only stave off dementia, but also stimulate the Brain Derived Neurotrophic Factor (BDNF), which encourages the creation of new brain cells in the hippocampus. This is the same part of the brain that is critical for long-term memory retention and creative thinking.  “Most of our longtime artists themselves have adopted a healthy regimen in order to do the tours, which can be physically grueling, and they say it keeps them creatively inspired. They also draw key inspiration from our environment, so sustainability is as critical to them as it is to our patrons,” continues Alan. “A healthy lifestyle allows us to think creatively, the environment sustains us, and art enables us to bring that creativity to life and to inspire others. All these things working together define what it means to live well and to be well.”

 

 

IL glass artist Edward Martin casts, fuses slump glass within shadowboxes to create one of a kind wall art.

 

The 31st Annual Las Olas Art Fair represents stunning works from across the globe in a prestigious show encompassing fine jewelry, exquisite works of art and hand-crafted apparel and decor. The highly anticipated commemorative show poster winner will be announced soon and on sale during the 31st Annual Las Olas Art Fair (Part 1) January 5 – 6, 2019.

The free, outdoor pet-friendly event features a fully vetted, juried selection of fine art. Considered an annual tradition in South Florida, the Las Olas Art Fair also offers the opportunity to meet with the artists, ask about techniques, commission a specific piece and discover the inspiration behind each magnificent creation.

 

 

EVENT AT-A-GLANCE:

Juried, first-class outdoor art gallery showcasing local and national artists
Original Artwork Handmade in America
300 artists from 30 different states
Prices set to suit all budgets – ranging from as little as $25 to $40,000
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

 

Tampa’s Michael Braun’s original abstracts are handpainted virtually using more than 400 digital brushes, layers and lighting.

 

 

 

 

The “Live Well Be Well Tour” presented by FPL SolarNow™ takes place during:

The 31st Annual Las Olas Art Fair on October 20 – 21.

The tour continues during the 19th Annual Delray Beach Art Festival on November 24th & 25th, 2018

The 32nd Annual Boca Fest at the Town Center Mall on January 12th & 13th, 2019

The 29th Annual Stuart Art Festival on February 23rd & 24th, 2019

The 9th Annual West Palm Beach Art Festival City Place April 6th & 7th.

All shows are free to the public and run from 10 am to 5 pm.

 

Humana is the exclusive health insurance sponsor of the Howard Alan Events “Live Well Be Well Tour” presented by FPL Solar Now.

Exhibitor and sponsor spaces are still available by calling Debra Caicedo at 561-746-6615 or emailing debra@artfestival.com.  Visit www.livewellbewell.us for details and directions.

Miami jewelry artisan Sandra Erden creates one-of-a-kind pieces using 925 sterling silver blackened and 14K gold plating with natural, semi-precious stones.

About Howard Alan Events, Inc.:

Howard Alan Events, a 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, from Colorado to Florida, Howard Alan Events produces award winning arts and craft festivals in 40 different locations each year.

About FPL SolarNow™:

FPL SolarNow™ provides FPL customers with an easy way to help bring more solar into local Florida communities. From solar trees and solar canopies to walkways, these solar arrays provide shade and generate clean, emissions-free energy that flows to the grid and benefits the entire community.   These clean energy arrays seamlessly integrate into the landscape to create a unique space where family and friends can interact and learn more about solar energy. And, depending on their location, they provide additional seating, shade and serve as a convenient charging station.  To learn how you can get involved visit Solarnow.FPL.com.

 

 

For additional information on the 31st Annual Las Olas Art Fair and other Howard Alan Events art and craft shows across the country, visit www.artfestival.com or call 561-746-6615.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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