CityPlace Welcomes 100+ Fine Artists For 9 Annual Downtown West Palm Beach Art Festival April 6 & 7

The shopping, entertainment, and dining mecca of CityPlace will transform once more into an outdoor artistic showcase during the 9 Annual Downtown West Palm Beach Art Festival.  Rosemary Avenue will be filled with gallery style tents featuring over 100 artists, with all mediums of fine art.  The free event, produced by Howard Alan Events, takes place on Saturday, April 6 and Sunday, April 7.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9th Annual Downtown West Palm Beach Art Festival

Saturday, April 6 and Sunday, April 7

10 am to 5 pm Both Days

The CityPlace District

Navigational Address: 700 S. Rosemary Avenue, West Palm Beach, FL 33401

Free and open to the public

 

 

Construction to be completed in time for annual, artistic affair

 

 

CityPlace is family friendly and pet-on-a-leash friendly

 
 
“Starting with last year’s art affair launch, and continuing with the street work, murals and blockbuster exhibitions, downtown West Palm Beach has transformed itself into the artistic hub for Palm Beach County,” says Art Festival producer, Howard Alan. “We are so proud to have been at the forefront of that metamorphosis with the annual, outdoor art festival.”
 
CityPlace through glass
Residents and visitors are invited to stroll amidst life-size sculptures, spectacular paintings, one-of-a-kind jewels, photography, ceramics and more from the local and national artists who are on site to discuss their inspirations and processes for each hand-made work. The Howard Alan Art Festival is family-friendly and pets on leashes are always welcomed.
 
Original, Fine Art
Presented by Howard Alan Events (HAE), producer of the nation’s finest juried art shows, the Howard Alan 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.
 
 

FESTIVAL AT-A-GLANCE:

 

 

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

·      Original handmade artwork

·      More than 100 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

·      Family-friendly and pets on leashes are welcomed

 
Artist at work

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, the 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 9th Annual Downtown West Palm Beach 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

 

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. 

 

 

 

 

 

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

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

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™

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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

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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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

Handcrafted Creations Fill Downtown Stuart During 21st Annual Craft Festival April 14 – 15

The sunny, seaside town of Stuart, Florida is set to see thousands of creative creations during the 21st Annual Downtown Stuart Craft Festival taking place April 14 – 15.  Nearly 100 craft artisans from around Florida and the nation will line Osceola Street.  Residents and visitors can peruse thousands of handcrafted-in-the-USA items. Whether looking for pet products, folk art, pottery, jewelry, paintings, personalized gifts, handmade clothing, scented soaps and body products or other specialty green market items, the annual craft festival has something to suit every taste and every budget. Parking is free and friendly pets on leashes are welcome.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

21st Annual Downtown Stuart Craft Festival

Saturday & Sunday, April 14 – 15

10 am – 5 pm   Both Days

26 SW Osceola St., Stuart, FL 34994

Free and open to the public

 

VA artisan Susan Werling transforms retro and antique books into one-of-a-kind handbags.

 

 

The Downtown Stuart Craft Festival is presented by American Craft Endeavors (ACE), which 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. 

 

 

 

Sunny Isles Beach painter Mykola Khodorovskyi’s work is painted on wood and coated with resin

 

There will be a vast array of craft mediums from folk art, pet products, pottery, handmade jewelry and paintings, to personalized gifts, handmade clothing, scented soaps and body products. Prices set to suit all budgets, ranging from as little as $3 to $3,000.  

 

 

Stuart residents Stephanie and Donald Rinzel craft beautiful beaded utensils

 

 

Festival At-A-Glance:

Free Admission

Produced by American Craft Endeavors

Juried outdoor craft showcase

Green Market within the Festival

Original Art & Crafts Handmade in America

Prices set to suit all budgets

All crafters are on site for duration of festival

Pet friendly (leashed pets)

 

 

 

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 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.

For additional information on the Craft Festival and other American Craft Endeavors craft shows across the state, 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

Beautiful Works Of Art Inaugurate WPB’s CityPlace District ‘Art Affair Week’ At 8th Annual Downtown West Palm Beach Art Festival April 7 – 8

The shopping, entertainment and dining mecca of the CityPlace district will transform into an outdoor art showcase during the 8th Annual Downtown West Palm Beach Art Festival. Rosemary Avenue will feature more than 100 artists’ tents, arranged gallery-style and filled with all mediums of fine art. The free, outdoor event takes place April 7 – 8.  This year, the Festival will take place during the CityPlace district’s inaugural Art Affair, a weeklong event taking place April 7-15 which includes a series of art and cultural workshops, artist talks, a new walking art tour, to name a few highlight events, all taking place alongside the Art Festival.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

8th Annual Downtown West Palm Beach Art Festival

Saturday, April 7 and Sunday, April 8

10 am to 5 pm Both Days

The CityPlace District

Navigational Address: 700 S. Rosemary Avenue, West Palm Beach, FL 33401

Free and open to the public

 

 

“Downtown West Palm Beach is becoming the artistic hub of Palm Beach County,” says Art Festival producer, Howard Alan. “We are thrilled to be a part of this exciting, cultural renaissance.”  Residents and visitors are invited to stroll amidst life-size sculptures, spectacular paintings, one-of-a-kind jewels, photography, ceramics and more from the local and national artists who are on site to discuss their inspirations and processes for each hand-made work. The Howard Alan Art Festival is family-friendly and pets on leashes are always welcomed.

 

Look Through the Glass Sculpture to see CityPlace district

 

Presented by Howard Alan Events (HAE), producer of the nation’s finest juried art shows, the Howard Alan 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.

 

Contemporary Artwork by IL Painter, Sharon Aach

 

 

FESTIVAL AT-A-GLANCE:

·      Juried, first-class outdoor art gallery showcasing local and national artists
·      Original handmade artwork
·      More than 100 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
·      Part of CityPlace district’s inaugural, week-long Art Affair, taking place April 7 – 15
·      Family-friendly and pets on leashes are welcomed

 

 

Artwork by Lake Worth photographer, Brent Anderson Captures Local Beauty

 

 

 

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, 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.

For additional information on the 8th Annual Downtown West Palm Beach Art Festival 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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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