Coral Springs Festival Of The Arts Celebrates With Fine Art & Crafts, Gardenfest, Fashion Exhibit, And Special Guest, Connie Francis March 16 & 17

The Coral Springs Festival of the Arts celebrates its 15th year in grand proportions!  Mark your calendars for Saturday and Sunday, March 16 & 17! Enjoy the Howard Alan juried outdoor art show, Gardenfest Coral Springs, Flamenco dancers, and a Wallpaper Fashion Exhibit. A literary workshop with special guest, Connie Francis takes place on Friday, March 15 and requires reservations for the free lecture. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks, including Featured artist, Susan Greeley.

 

 

 

 

C O R A L    S P R I N G S

FESTIVAL  OF   THE  ARTS

Saturday and Sunday, March 16 & 17

10 am – 5 pm both days

Free admission

Free parking and shuttle service available:

Coral Springs Center for the Arts

2855 Coral Springs Drive

During the hours of the show on Saturday and Sunday.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stop by this celebration of every medium of art on March 16 – 17 during the 15th Annual Coral Springs Festival of the Arts and Crafts. Held in conjunction with the Coral Springs Art Festival Committee and the City of Coral Springs, the Festival of the Arts and Crafts features life-size sculptures, spectacular paintings, one-of-a-kind jewels, photography, ceramics, and more during the free, outdoor event. The Festival also includes a full Green Market as well as live, cultural entertainment.

 

 

 

Connie Francis will be the 2019 Literary Guest Speaker at the Festival’s Literary Workshop. The Workshop will be held on Friday, March 15th from 7:00 – 9:00 PM at the Coral Springs Center for the Arts. Ms. Francis will discuss her newly released autobiography “Among My Souvenirs – The Real Story”, which includes stories about her life including time spent with Bobby Darin, Frank Sinatra, Judy Garland and Ed Sullivan.  The event is free to the public, however, due to seating limitations, those wishing to attend will require a ticket from the Festival’s online registration which will begin on February 1st.   http://www.csfoa.org

 

 

There will be two stages featuring entertainment which will include musical groups from genres ranging from Jazz to Country to Motown. And for the first time, the many styles of dance and entertainment represented at the Festival will include Flamenco Dancers. Music and dancing will be continuous throughout the weekend. 

 

Peruse the Fine Art and Fine Crafts

 

 

 

New to this year’s lineup of events is a unique exhibit called “Art as Fashion” presented by Atlantic Wallpaper. The exhibit will feature dresses made entirely of wallpaper and designed by local fashion designers. Make your way to the North Stage on Saturday the 16th from Noon to 5:00 PM to see these beautiful creations.

 

 

 

 

Susan Greeley Named Signature Artist
for Coral Springs Festival of the Arts 2019

 

 

Susan Greeley, Featured Artist Coral Springs Festival of the Arts 2019

 

 

The Coral Springs Festival of the Arts is proud to announce Susan Greeley as the 2019 Signature Artist.  The winning entry, entitled “Nature Calls” depicts a cattle egret and great blue heron in a colorful Everglades landscape. Greeley’s painting will be featured in the Festival’s advertisements and on T-shirts and posters sold at the festival.

 

“Nature Calls” by Susan Greeley

 

 

Greeley has taught K-12 Visual Art since 1981. During this time she was able to develop her own art by experimenting with different media and themes. The natural beauty and color in landscape is the primary focus of her work. She explains, “Hopefully through my paintings the viewers will be able to experience everyday places and spaces in a new light.” 

 

 

With its tree canopy, restaurants and shops, The Walk of Coral Springs provides the perfect venue for the Festival. With something for everyone, children to seniors, art lovers to music lovers, theatre enthusiasts to literary enthusiasts, the Coral Springs Festival of the Arts is the signature event for Western Broward County. The Festival is easily accessible from the Sawgrass Expressway, offers free convenient parking and a free trolley system to off-site parking.

For more information on the Coral Springs Festival of the Arts, visit www.csfoa.org.

 

The Coral Springs Festival of the Arts is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation dedicated to raise awareness of the arts and culture in northwest Broward, and to entertain, educate and inspire its attendees. This event is partially funded by the Broward County Board of Commissioners as recommended by the Broward Cultural Council.

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.

Please visit www.artfestival.com or call 561-746-6615.

 

 

 

 

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17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

Stunning Creations Along The Seaside Are Showcased At 31st Annual Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center Artfest By The Sea In Juno Beach March 9 & 10

One of the longest-running artistic affairs in North County returns to A1A in Juno Beach for the 31st Annual Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center Artfest By The Sea.  Featuring Over 300 artists and artisans from over 30 states, this free, outdoor, juried festival takes place on Saturday, March 9 and Sunday, March 10.  Co-produced by  the nation’s top outdoor art festival producer, Howard Alan Events and the Palm Beach North Chamber of Commerce, thousands of creative creations will line the oceanfront road.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

31st Annual Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center ArtFest by the Sea

Saturday, March 9 and Sunday, March 10

10 am to 5 pm Both Days

Artwork by Bob Ferraro

 

 

 

Alternate A1A, Juno Beach

Navigational Address:  14200 U.S. Hwy 1, Juno Beach, FL 33408

Free parking and shuttles are available at the FPL Lot at 700 Universe Blvd, Juno Beach (just off of US 1).

Free and open to the public

 

This all-ages, pet-friendly event includes a fully vetted, juried selection of fine art along with a green market featuring live plants, delicious edibles, music, handmade soaps and more. Considered an annual tradition in South Florida, ArtFest by the Sea also offers the opportunity to meet the artists, ask about techniques, commission a specific piece and discover the inspiration behind each magnificent creation. 

 

 

Leslie Young and Mike brown from Daytona Beach, FL Create Wooden Chamber Nautilis

 

 

 EVENT AT-A-GLANCE:

  • Juried, first-class outdoor art festival showcasing local and national artists 

  • Original artwork handmade in the U.S.A.

  • More than 300 artists from over 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

  • Friendly pets on leashes are welcome.

  • Green market featuring live plants, handmade soaps, delicious edibles and more. 

 

 

Printmaker Mike Williams Celebrates Florida with a Nostalgic Poster

 

This year, HAE is working with the Chamber to increase sustainability across all areas of the show, including with each participating artist. 

 

 

Mixed Media by Vinsant

 

 

 

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 the Palm Beach North Chamber of Commerce:

The Palm Beach North Chamber of Commerce serves 10 municipalities – Juno Beach, Jupiter, Jupiter Inlet Colony, Lake Park, Mangonia Park, North Palm Beach, Palm Beach Gardens, Palm Beach Shores, Riviera Beach and Tequesta – that together are Palm Beach North. The Chamber is one of the largest and most active business organizations in Southeast Florida, fostering a partnership of private, public, education and civic organizations working together to ensure Palm Beach North is Florida’s “Prosperity Coast”. 

For additional information on the 31st Annual Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center ArtFest by the Sea visit www.artfestival.com or call 561-746-6615. 

 

 

 

 

 

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17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

Annual Las Olas Fair Part II Continues March 2 & 3. Enjoy A Boulevard Showcase Of Fine Art

Las Olas Part II returns to Ft. Lauderdale for the 31st year, bringing thousands of original works of art to the boulevard on Saturday, March 2 and Sunday, March 3.  This free event showcases over 300 artists exhibiting original fine art and fine crafts.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

 

31st Annual Las Olas Art Fair (Spring)

Saturday, March 2

and

Sunday, March 3

 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

 

 

 

One of the nation’s most-collected sketch artists, GA’s Aaron Reed, returns to Las Olas Art Fair with his motion-filled, colorful works.

 

 

Over 300, top-rated national and international artists display stunning creations across diverse mediums during free, juried showcase 

 

 

Presented by Howard Alan Events, producer of the nation’s top outdoor art festivals, more than 300 artists representing 40 different states and dozens of diverse mediums will line the center of Las Olas Boulevard. Sculpture, jewelry, woodwork, paintings, wearable art and more are displayed, gallery-style, for the enjoyment of art appreciators, collectors, shoppers and pedestrians alike. 

 

 

NC Anja Bartels’ hand-turned clay pottery

 

 

 

 

The 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. 

 

 

PA artist Benjamin Frey’s “Rooms with a View” is a Watercolor Pencil drawing over antique book pages and acrylic paint, inks, pigments and stains. The collaged pages taken from 19th century encyclopedia, schoolbooks, sheet music all relate to the theme of the painting.

 

 

 

EVENT AT-A-GLANCE:

  • Juried, first-class outdoor art gallery showcasing local and national artists 

  • Original Artwork Handmade in America

  • More than 300 artists from 40 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

 

OH jewelry smith Daina Dickens creates intricately constructed beadwork composed of glass and semi-precious elements.


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. 

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. 

 

 

 

 

For coverage of your events, to place an advertisement, or speak to Rickie about appearing in The Rickie Report, contact:

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

Frank Baer’s Abstract Photography Is A Show Stopper, Capturing Light And Color In The Most Imaginative Ways! Meet Him February 23 & 24 At The Stuart Art Festival

When we saw Frank Baer‘s artwork, we stopped in our tracks!  This abstract photographer captures light and color in ways in the most astonishing way!  A lifelong creator, Frank will be at the Stuart Fine Art Festival on February 23 & 24 locally.  The Rickie Report shares an interview with Frank, some sneak peeks, and his schedule, as he continues to exhibit around the country.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

M  E  E  T        T  H  E      A  R  T  I  S  T:

 

February 23 &  24            Stuart Arts Festival    Stuart, FL

March 2 & 3                      Bonita Springs National Art Festival              

                                                                                   Bonita Springs, FL

March 9 & 10                    Rio Grande Arts and Crafts Festival                          

                                                                                  Albuquerque, NM

March 29 – 31                    Tempe Festival of the Arts     Tempe, AZ

 

 

 

“There’s Evidence” by Frank Baer

 

 

Frank Baer tells The Rickie Report, “I am an abstract photographer based in Denver, CO.   While I started composing and selling my photographs in 2016, my career in art started much earlier.  I began creating art when I was young, selling two multicolored tie-dyed pillows when I was 6.  I sold them to my mother’s best friend and those pillows lived for years in their pool house.  Now, the pillows have been handed down to their grandchildren and they are still around.  That was just the beginning of my creative endeavors”.   

 

 

 

He explains, “I’ve always liked color and organic shapes in nature.  I loved cutting out odd and abstract shapes from colored construction paper and making collages as a youngster.  Whenever I worked with clay, I invariably assembled some oddly multi-colored coiled clay cups and bowls that reminded me of snakes.  When I was 10, I tried to learn to use a potter’s wheel and the only thing I made was a vase that resembled a coiled cobra and I made a separate head for the stopper.  My mother kept that for me, (and all my other art projects), which I still display it in my home”.   

 

 

“Ring of Fire” by Frank Baer

 

 

 

Frank speaks about the importance of exposing children to art at an early age, including visiting art museums. He was encouraged to create in school and at home. ” I started collecting coffee table art books in high school and still do.  I learned about art and art history in college for my electives.  I’ve traveled extensively all over the world and I always seek out the art museums and art attractions where ever I go.  Art has always been and will always be a large part of my life”.   Frank is inspired by a wide range of styles and mediums, including:  Claude Monet, Camille Pissarro, Andrew Goldsworthy, Dale Chihuly, Victor Vasarely, Rene Magritte, Yaacov Agam, Pieter Breugel, Peter Paul Rubens, and especially Hieronymus Bosch.  He says, “Don’t get me started on my favorites of classical art and architecture of France and Italy.  I appreciate all art, but the more modern and contemporary resonates with me strongly”.

 

 

 

He has worked with many types of media.  In addition to the tie dye, Frank has created through textile weavings, pottery, fused glass and painted frames embellished with polymer clay canes and stamped tiles.  He generated a 35 square foot mosaic “made to look like a river running through cracked earth in my back yard and incorporated this mosaic into a larger stone patio and into the entire back yard”.

 

 

 

“Curvaceous Undulation” by Frank Baer

 

 

 

Frank’s favorite creative medium is the camera, as it allows him to capture light and colors in a way that is unique and inspiring.  “I started taking pictures with a Kodak Instamatic with the square flash bulbs in the ’70s.  I still have some of those old pictures.  I always had a camera with me on any travels or adventures.  While I’ve always enjoyed taking landscapes and sunsets and nature shots, I most enjoy taking abstract photographs of colored lights at night.  I developed proprietary techniques using the camera to enhance what my eyes see, and this has been the focus of my passion”.  

 

 

 

The focus of Frank’s photography is all about capturing and displaying light and colors.  “I showcase the colors and movement and bring attention to various shapes and patterns that I capture in a moment of ‘color brilliance’.  The streaks and patches of color are chaotic, ordered, patterned and calming.  These images are an expression of how I see color and light.  I imagine that if my thoughts were colors, they would look like this”. 

 

 

“Wild Iris” by Frank Baer

 

 

 

 His photographs also include contrast:  the contrast of the colors, light and dark, smooth and textured, the different shapes and intensities of color, the thicknesses of the lines and the sharpness of the curves in contrast to the black background.  The continuous movement in his work, with a variety of visual texture, and flowing patterns, give his work an organic and natural feel.  The textures provide depth and movement while the color transformations are mesmerizing.  The viewer feels the energy, dynamic movement, and flow, as if he or she were part of it.  One of my early water images, ‘There’s Evidence,’ was named because I immediately knew that I was meant to develop these techniques and capture these incredible images! I now travel all over looking for sources for my images.  When I find colored lights, I am happy and when I find light reflected on water, I am ecstatic.” 

 

 

 

 

Though art has always been a part of Frank’s life,  he wasn’t expecting it to be his career.  He studied business, worked in Information Technology for 35 years, and been a part of a dynamic nonprofit organization in Denver. ” I had taken these great new photographs and I had them printed and mounted on wood.  I was excited to show them to friends and family.  While I was displaying them all over the kitchen at my mother’s house for her to see, one of her friends dropped by to say,’ hello’.  She asked if I would be interested in a one man show, introduced me to a curator, and I had my first SOLO exhibit at the Church Health Center in Memphis!  I knew then I was not going back into IT and since then I’ve shown all over the country.  My art has been on display in California at Stanford University School of Medicine, private homes, and corporations.” 

 

 

 

 

“Monet Today” by Frank Baer

 

 

 

An outdoor enthusiast and adventurer, some of Frank’s favorite activities are hiking, cycling, mountain biking, kayaking, scuba diving, fly fishing, geocaching and zip lining.  In the winter he telemark skis and snow bikes in Colorado.  He’s happy to chat about any of these activities as well as his artwork. 

 

 

Contact Frank:

Phone: 720 985-8436

Email: frankbaerphotos@gmail.com

Web: www.frankbaerphotos.com

Instagram: www.instagram.com/frankbaerphotos

 

 

 

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17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

World Class Art Festival Returns To Downtown Stuart February 23 & 24. Over 200 Local And National Artists Will Participate In Free Event

For nearly 3 decades, the 29th Annual Downtown Stuart Festival has transformed beautiful Osceola Street into an outdoor gallery stroll.  This popular free event features over 200 local and national artists on February 23 & 24.  Proceeds from the Art Festival benefit the Stuart Main Street program.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

 

29th Annual Downtown Stuart Art Festival

Saturday, February 23 & Sunday, February 24  

10 am to 5 pm  Both Days

26 SW Osceola St.    Stuart, FL 34994

Free and open to the public

 

 

Stunning, original hand-made jewelry by Judy Goskey

 

 

 

 

 

Residents and visitors are invited to stroll amidst life-size sculptures, spectacular paintings, one-of-a-kind jewels, photography, ceramics and more. The 200 artists are on site to discuss their inspirations and processes for each hand-made work. Parking is free and pets on leashes are always welcomed. 

 

 

Brazilian painter Marcos Hollanda’s depiction of the Great White Way reveals the hustle and bustle of NYC’s famous area.

 

 

 

Presented by Howard Alan Events (HAE), producer of the nation’s finest juried art shows, the Downtown Stuart Art Festival represents original artwork, handmade in America and selected by an independent panel of expert judges from hundreds of applicants. HAE’s careful vetting process also ensures a wide array of mediums and price ranges will be offered during the Festival. 

 

CO digital artist Frank Baer uses long-exposure technique to capture lights from amusement parks, shopping districts, and cities reflected on water, creating entirely new and exciting modern art.

 

 

 

FESTIVAL AT-A-GLANCE:

 

 

  • Juried, first-class outdoor art gallery showcasing local and national artists 

  • Original handmade artwork

  • More than 200 artists from 30 different states 

  • 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 parking and pets on leashes welcome

  • Benefits the Stuart Main Street program

 

Palm Coast potter CC Lee creates hand-thrown, practical clay creations.

 

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 more than 30 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. 

For additional information on the Downtown Stuart Art Festival and other Howard Alan Events art and craft shows across the country, visit www.artfestival.com or call 561-746-6615. 

 

 

 

For coverage of your events, to place an advertisement, or speak to Rickie about appearing in The Rickie Report, contact:

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

250+ National Artists And Artisans Featured At 18th Annual Hobe Sound Festival Of Arts February 2 & 3 Plus Interactive Kids Zone Presented By Boys & Girls Club Of Martin County. Dan Mackin Unveils Commemorative Festival Poster

The 18 Annual Hobe Sound Festival of the Arts on February 2 & 3 will feature over 250+ nationally acclaimed artists and artisans plus an Interactive Kids Zone presented by the Boys & Girls Club of Martin County, sponsored by Publix Supermarket Charities.  This is truly a family friendly event!  Free parking and admission. Meet Hobe Sound artist, Dan Mackin, one of only 30 Disney registered artists and see his Commemorative poster for this event. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

18th Annual Hobe Sound Festival of the Arts

Saturday and Sunday,  February 2 – 3

10 am – 5 pm   Both days

200+ National Artists and Craft Artisans

Interactive  Kids  Zone

 

 

Navigational Address:

11954 SE Dixie Hwy., Hobe Sound FL 33445

Free and open to the public

 

Free parking and trolley service to the show:

The Pine School, 12350 SE Federal Hwy, Hobe Sound, FL 33455

 

Pets on leash are welcome

 

 

 

Commemorative Poster, “Bending The Rules” by Dan Mackin

 

Hobe Sound’s very own artist Dan Mackin has created a unique, original painting, “Bending the Rules” for the Festival of the Arts’ annual, commemorative poster.  Mackin is one of only 30 artists to be Disney registered. His original work was part of a limited surfboard collection offered by Disney. He has also collaborated with Brian Wilson, original founding member of The Beach Boys, to create paintings based upon Wilson’s song narratives. Mackin has designed original surfboard art for major shapers including Quicksilver; his works hang throughout the Hawaiian Islands; and he has won the Outstanding Visual Arts award for Martin County in 2015.

 

AL jewelry designer Jason Stoddard hand-set this opal in matrix, Ceylon sapphire, and Ammonite fossil wrapped in a mixture of gold and silver.

 

 

Hobe Sound will once again welcome the nation’s top artists and skilled craft artisans during the 18th Annual Hobe Sound Festival of the Arts on February 2 – 3. The free, outdoor happening features hundreds of gallery-style booths filled with every medium of fine art lining Dixie Highway from Bridge Road to Venus Street. Comprised of both a fully juried art fair and a vetted craft fair, the popular event hosts more than 250 artists and craft artisans on site each day from 10 am to 5 pm. New this year, the Boys & Girls Club of Martin County is adding a Kids Zone to the Festival. Sponsored by Publix Supermarket Charities, the zone will include interactive games, bounce house, dance-off and maker activities from Home Depot.

 

 

 

Stunning glasswork from Palm Beach Garden artisan Joseph Fradis

 

 

 

FESTIVAL AT-A-GLANCE:

 

  • Juried, first-class outdoor art gallery showcasing local and national artists Vetted, affordable craft items

  • Original handmade artwork

  • More than 200 artists and craft artisans from 30 different states

  • Artists and crafters 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

  • Craft festival featuring Greenmarket

  • Free parking and trolley available at Pine School 12350 SE Federal Highway

  • Friendly, well-behaved pets on leashes welcome

 

SC metal artist Nathan McMannus brings his hand-cut, ocean-inspired creations to the Hobe Sound Festival of the Arts

 

 

The Hobe Sound Festival of the Arts is presented by Martin Health System, hosted by the Hobe Sound Chamber and produced by Howard Alan Events (HAE), producer of the nation’s finest juried art shows. The Hobe Sound Festival of the Arts represents original artwork, handmade in America and selected by an independent panel of expert judges from hundreds of applicants. HAE’s careful vetting process also ensures a wide array of mediums and price ranges will be offered during the Festival. Craft artisans, selected through American Craft Endeavors (ACE), offer affordable, original and practical works including a full green market of edible and living ornamental items.

 

 

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; Juno Beach, FL; Downtown Delray Beach, FL, Boca Raton, FL, Fort Lauderdale, FL and 40 other destination markets in the nation.

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 Downtown Dunedin Art and Craft Festivals (Dunedin, 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 18th Annual Hobe Sound Festival of the Arts 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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17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

30th Annual Downtown Delray Beach Festival Of The Arts Makes Atlantic Avenue One Large Gallery Of Over 300 Artists

Atlantic Avenue in Delray Beach celebrates a 30-year tradition of free access to fine art and fine craft in an outdoor setting, with Howard Alan Events.  Over 300 local, national, and international artists will display their works in all mediums and price points on Saturday, January 19 and Sunday, January 20.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

30th Annual

Downtown Delray Beach Festival of the Arts

Saturday & Sunday, January 19 – 20

10 am – 5 pm Both Days

East Atlantic Avenue from US 1 to A1A

Free and Open to the Public

 

 

 

 

 

CT fiber artist Jeanne Melillo creates one of a kind sculptural table art construction incorporating black and white tweed, flat stones and metal rings.

 

 

 

Presented by the nation’s largest art festival producer, Howard Alan Events (HAE), the pet-friendly event features a fully vetted, juried selection of fine art. The Downtown Delray Beach Festival of the Arts, consistently ranked as one of the best art affairs in the U.S. by Sunshine Artist Magazine, blends long-time favorites with the most buzz-worthy names on the contemporary arts scene and offers the opportunity to meet with the artists, ask about techniques, commission a specific piece and discover the inspiration behind each magnificent piece.

 

 

 

GA mixed-media artist Diane Ahrens incorporates forged glass, palette knife, oil, metal and leaf to create stunning, three-dimensional wall art.

 

 

Festival At-A-Glance:

Free Admission

Produced by Howard Alan Events

Juried outdoor art showcase

Original Art Handmade in America

300+ exhibitors

Prices set to suit all budgets

All artists are on site for duration of festival

Pet friendly  – leashed pets 

Vast array of artistic media including paintings, sculptures, photography, ceramics, glass, wood, handmade jewelry, collage, mixed media

 

 

Carol Adams of Lake Worth designs and hand-shapes each original piece of jewelry.

 

 

 

 

As investment in the arts transformed downtown Delray Beach from blight to beauty, and crime-ridden to #1 All American City, the annual Downtown Delray Beach Festival of the Arts has been a part of that transformation. This year, Atlantic Avenue celebrates three decades of the award-winning, free event during the 30th Annual Downtown Delray Beach Festival of the Arts. More than 300 local, national and international artists will display their works across all mediums in a prestigious show encompassing life-sized sculpture, fine jewelry, exquisite works of art and hand-crafted apparel and decor. Taking place January 19 – 20 from 10 am to 5 pm both days, residents and visitors are invited to take a stroll in the beautiful Florida winter weather and enjoy eye-popping art. Whether your passions run to sparkling jewels and one-of-a-kind paintings, exquisitely crafted glasswork or an art deco sculpture, you are sure to find it during the free, two-day event.

 

 

 

WI painter Marc Anderson uses old-world techniques for each impressionistic piece.

 

 

“The Downtown Delray Festival of the Arts has become what the Las Olas Art Fair is to downtown Fort Lauderdale – iconic,” says founder and producer Alan. “Artists plan their years around this event, and visitors will schedule their vacations around it as well. We are so grateful to have contributed tens of thousands of dollars to the local economy and to the Downtown Development Authority, because they have helped us produce a nationally recognized show while supporting the lives of the artists and the local store owners for thirty years,” continues Alan. “It is an honor to be a part of the growth and prosperity of beautiful downtown Delray Beach.”

 

 

 

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 art and craft festivals in 40 different locations each year.

For additional information on the 30th Annual Downtown Delray Beach Festival of the Arts and other Howard Alan Events art and craft shows across the country, visit www.artfestival.com or call 561-746-6615.

 

 

 

 

 

For coverage of your events, to place an advertisement, or speak to Rickie about appearing in The Rickie Report, contact:

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

 

 

 

 

 

Boca Fest Returns for 32nd Year with New “Live Well Be Well Tour” At Town Center Mall January 12 – 13

The longest-running Howard Alan Event welcomes more than 175 artists to the Town Center Mall in Boca Raton on January 12-13. This free, outdoor juried event includes nationally recognized and emerging artists from around the country. Featuring high-end sculptures, spectacular paintings, one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces, ceramics, and more, Boca Fest has remained one of the most popular events in the area.  This year, a new component, the Live Well Be Well Tour presented by FPL SolarNow™, offers a “festival within a festival”. There will be dedicated 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 providing tools for healthy living.   The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Howard Alan Events

Launches  “Live Well Be Well Tour”

Presented by FPL SolarNow™

at

 

 

32nd Annual Boca Fest 

Saturday & Sunday, January 12 – 13

10 am – 5 pm   

6000 Glades Road, behind the Town Center Mall, Boca Raton, FL 33431 

 Free and open to the public 

 

 

 

Drawing by Aaron Reed

 

 

 

 

Presented by the nation’s largest art festival producer, Howard Alan Events (HAE), the pet-friendly event features a fully vetted, juried selection of fine art. The 32nd Annual Boca Fest also offers the opportunity to meet with the artists, ask about techniques, commission a specific piece and discover the inspiration behind each magnificent creation. The next HAE festival takes place January 19 – 20 with the 30th Annual Downtown Delray Beach Festival of the Arts which features nearly 300 artists arranged, gallery-style along Atlantic Avenue.  

 

handblown Glass by Ronnie Hughes

 

 

 

 

Festival At-A-Glance: 

 

  • Juried outdoor showcase 
  • Original Art Handmade in America 
  • 175+ exhibitors from throughout Florida and the United States 
  • Prices set to suit all budgets 
  • All artists are on site for duration of festival 
  • Pet friendly (leashed pets) 
  • Vast array of artistic media including paintings, sculptures, photography, ceramics, glass, wood, handmade jewelry, collage, mixed media 
  • Featuring Live Well Be Well Tour Presented by FPL SolarNow™. 

 

 

 

Pottery by Matthew Smith

 

 

 

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 art and craft festivals in 40 different locations each year.  

 

For additional information on Boca Fest and other Howard Alan Events art and craft shows across the country, visit www.artfestival.com or call 561-746-6615.  

 

Boca Fest is located at 6000 Glades Road, behind the Town Center Mall. The Downtown Delray Beach Festival of the Arts is located on East Atlantic Avenue in Downtown Delray Beach from US1 to the Ocean. For more information on these, or the nearly 80 other professional Art and Craft shows produced each year, please visit www.artfestival.com or call 561-746-6615.  

 

 

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 coverage of your events, to place an advertisement, or speak to Rickie about appearing in The Rickie Report, contact:

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

 

Las Olas Art Fair Returns For 31st Annual Event January 5 – 6. Over 300 National And International Artists Are Included In This Stunning Exhibit

The iconic art event known as the Las Olas Art Fair returns for its 31st year with over 300 national and international artists.  Enjoy Las Olas Part I on Saturday, January 5 and Sunday, January 6 while you explore this stunning showcase of art across all mediums.  The free, outdoor, pet friendly event offers functional and decorative items for all budgets.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

31st Annual Las Olas Art Fair (Winter)

Saturday, January 5

and

Sunday, January 6

 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

 

 

 

 

One of a kind, hand-cut and designed jewelry, such as these rings from MN jeweler Robert Trisko, will be available during the Las Olas Art Fair 1.

 

Over 300, top-rated national and international artists display stunning creations across diverse mediums during free, juried showcase 

 

 

 

Presented by Howard Alan Events, producer of the nation’s top outdoor art festivals, more than 300 artists representing 40 different states and dozens of diverse mediums will line the center of Las Olas Boulevard. Sculpture, jewelry, woodwork, paintings, wearable art and more are displayed, gallery-style, for the enjoyment of art appreciators, collectors, shoppers and pedestrians alike.  

 

 

 

 

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. The event will also feature the unveiling of this year’s winning commemorative poster. The highly collectable work is an original design by contemporary artist Roy Rodriguez.  

 

 

 

 

The Las Olas Art Fair (Part II) is slated for March 2 and 3, 2019. For more information about the Las Olas Art Fair, please visit www.artfestival.com.  

 

 

 

 

 

Glass Orchid by Ronnie Hughes.  NC glass artisan Ronnie Hughes uses old-world blowing techniques for each intricate, flower. 

 

 

 

 

 

EVENT AT-A-GLANCE: 

  • Juried, first-class outdoor art gallery showcasing local and national artists  

  • Original Artwork Handmade in America 

  • More than 300 artists from 40 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, and mixed media. 

 

 

 

 

Los Angeles artist Amos Amit uses original batiks on Egyptian cotton and silk wax to create detailed pieces such as “The Musicians.”  

 

 

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.   

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.  

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

For coverage of your events, to place an advertisement, or speak to Rickie about appearing in The Rickie Report, contact:

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

 

 

Stunning Art, Unique Gifts Fill Downtown Delray Beach At 19th Annual Thanksgiving Weekend Art Festival November 24 – 25

Skip the Back Friday lines and enjoy a beautiful stroll outside during the 19th Annual Downtown Delray Beach Thanksgiving Weekend Art Festival.  The free, 2 day event takes place November 24-25.  Joining the fun this year is Howard Alan Events’ newest addition, the Live Well Be Well Tour presented by FPL SolarNow™.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks of the unique functional and decorative art pieces you can make your own!

 

 

 

 

 

19th Annual

Downtown Delray Beach Thanksgiving Weekend Art Festival

 

 

Saturday & Sunday

November 24  and  25

10:00 am – 5:00 pm

 

Navigation Address:

401 E. Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach, FL 33444​

Free and open to the public

 

Naples artist Alina Eydelia uses environmentally-friendly, farmed and harvested butterfly wings, acrylics and oils to create eye-catching artistry.

 

 

 

 

Presented by Howard Alan Events, the nation’s top art festival producer, life-sized and displayable sculpture, jewelry, woodwork, paintings, wearable art and more are arranged, gallery-style, for the enjoyment of art appreciators, collectors, shoppers and pedestrians alike.

 

 

MD metal artist Josef Belchatovski brings his intricately hand-fused sculpture to the art festival.

 

The outdoor, pet-friendly event features a fully vetted, juried selection of fine art. The Downtown Delray Beach Thanksgiving Weekend Art Festival also offers the opportunity to meet with the artists, ask about techniques, commission a specific piece and discover the inspiration behind each magnificent creation.

 

 

 

 

GA mixed-media artist Diana Aherens uses oil, acrylic, and metal, combined with a palette knife and incorporating cold and hot kiln-fired glass to create multi-dimentional, vibrant wall art

 

 

 

The Live Well Be Well Tour presented by FPL SolarNow™ includes a mini 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.

 

 

Texas couple Dan and Nisha Ferguson explore the fantastical in their colorful sculptures.

 

 

 

Festival At-A-Glance:

 

Juried outdoor craft showcase

Original Art & Crafts Handmade in America

Original Art & Crafts Handmade in America

150 artists from throughout Florida and the United States

Prices set to suit all budgets

All artists are on site for duration of festival

Pet friendly (leashed pets)

Vast array of artistic media including paintings, sculptures, photography, ceramics, glass, wood, handmade jewelry, collage, mixed media

 

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 art 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 Annual Downtown Delray Beach Thanksgiving Weekend Art Festival and other Howard Alan Events art and craft shows across the country, visit www.artfestival.com or call 561-746-6615.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For coverage of your events, to place an advertisement, or speak to Rickie about appearing in The Rickie Report, contact:

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986