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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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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14th Annual Coral Springs Festival Returns March 17 – 18 With Fine Art, Contemporary Craft, Live Performances And More

A celebration of every medium of art is taking place on March 17 – 18 during the 14th 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, it features life-size sculptures, paintings, one-of-a-kind jewelry, photography, ceramics and more during the free, outdoor event.  It includes a separate Green Market as well as live, cultural entertainment.  Presented by Howard Alan Events, producer of the nation’s top outdoor art festivals, 150 artists from 30 different states and dozens of diverse mediums will line the Walk of Coral Springs. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

14th Annual Coral Springs Festival

 

Saturday, March 17

&

Sunday, March 18

 

10 am to 5 pm  Both Days

 

Handmade One-Of-Kind Jewelry by Mike and Liz Rose

The Walk of Coral Springs

Navigational Address: 2874 N. University Drive  33065

Free and open to the public.  Pets on leashes welcome.

 

Reinhard Herzog (MO) Handblown Glass

 

 

EVENT AT-A-GLANCE:

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

Original Artwork Handmade in America

More than 150 artists from 30 different states

Prices set to suit all budgets

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

Green Market

Cultural Entertainment

 

Ana Aguerrevere (FL) Still Life Painting

 

 

 

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 30th 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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Arts Council Of Martin County’s ArtsFest 2018 Blossoms For 31st Year In Stuart, February 10 -11. Includes Visual And Performing Arts For All Ages

How do you produce one of the most successful art and music festivals in the entire southeast for 31 years running? Well, if you’re the Arts Council of Martin County you do it by tweaking and improving and listening to feedback so that ArtsFest blossoms into an event that no one on the Treasure Coast wants to miss! This year ArtsFest 2018, which takes place on February 10-11, offers innovative additions and returning favorites to ensure another blockbuster of a weekend.  The Rickie Report shares the details (Cracker, Stuart CHOPPED, wand building at the Kids Zone, Comedy, Live Music, Puppetry, Live Entertainment, and SO MUCH MORE!)

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday and Sunday,  February 10 & 11

10 am – 5pm  Both Days

Memorial Park  Stuart, FL

300 SE Ocean Blvd    Stuart, FL 34994

Tickets:  ArtsFestStuart.org

“Cracker”

 

Excitement spread fast with news that Cracker will appear on February 10. The duet’s co-founders Lowery and Hickman have a quarter century’s worth of hit music and sold-out live performances. Special guests Abby Owens and Big Pine open the show at 6pm.   Advanced tickets can be purchased online at ArtsFestStuart.Eventbrite.com or at Earthtones, 43 S.W. Osceola Street in downtown Stuart.

 

 

Stuart CHOPPED, Jake Reynolds, 2017 CHOPPED Winner

 

That event with good taste, Stuart CHOPPED, returns for its fourth annual Culinary Challenge! Sponsors include The Arts Council and Paul Nunley, Financial Advisor. Chefs scheduled to appear include Jose Peralta of Chef’s Table, Jason Maldonado of Ellie’s Deli and Cody Harvey of The Gafford.  Enjoy watching these masters of cuisine compete, preparing a gourmet meal from a mystery basket of ingredients, much like the popular TV show Chopped.

The preliminary is Saturday at 11 a.m.

The final showdown Sunday at 11 a.m.

 

Kids Zone

 

The wizarding world of Harry Potter takes over PNC Community & Kids Zone, with wand-building workshops, spell classes and more.  

Also for kids of all ages, Duck in the Truck will return with puppet-making mastery.

Atlantic Classical Orchestra will also charm the young ones with instruments made from everyday items.

You’ll laugh out loud at an updated presentation of “Friends Welcome,” which was an undisputed hit last year on the Literary Village stage. “Friends Welcome,

The One with All the Boxes,” will be performed at 1 p.m. both days.

Daily performances include Florida Aerial Dance and Circus Arts, a Tai Chi workshop with Floridians Fighting Falls on Saturday, and a Poi workshop with

Spread the Flow on Sunday starting at 10:30AM.

Among the other live performers, you won’t want to miss Main Stage acts include Ben Childs and the Wails, The Melinda Elena Band, The String Assassins, and more!

Over on the Literary Village Stage, singer/songwriters Deal James, Xander James, and Summer Gill and Eliza Novella will be holding forth.

ArtsFest takes place along East Ocean Boulevard and in Memorial Park, Stuart

 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on February 10-11

Tickets are $5 and can be purchased at the gate.

Call 772-287-6676 or visit www.martinarts.org for more information

 

 

 

 

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17th Annual Hobe Sound Festival Of The Arts Features 250+ Artists To Line Dixie Highway February 3 -4, 2018

Hobe Sound will welcome the nation’s top artists and skilled artisans for the 17th Annual Hobe Sound Festival of the Arts on February 3 and 4th.  The free outdoor exhibit features hundreds of gallery-style booths filled with every medium of fine art lining Dixie Highway.  This juried art fair and vetted craft fair brings over 250 artists for the weekend event.  Hobe Sound’s very own watercolor award winning artist, Amber M. Moran has created a unique and original painting for the annual Commemorative Poster.  This event is presented by the Martin Health System, hosted by the Hobe Sound Chamber of Commerce and produced by Howard Alan Events.The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

17th Annual Hobe Sound Festival of the Arts

Saturday, February 3rd

&

Sunday, February 4th

 

10 am – 5 pm Both Days

 

11954 SE Dixie Highway  Hobe Sound, FL 33445

Free and open to the public

 Josh Fradis’ Handblown Glass Undersea Creatures

 

 

Festival At-A-Glance:

  • Free Admission

  • Produced by Howard Alan Events

  • Juried outdoor showcase

  • Original Art

  • Handmade in America

  • 250+ exhibitors from throughout Florida and the United States

  • Prices set to suit all budgets

  • All artists are on site for duration of festival

  • Friendly, well-behaved pets on leashes welcome

  • Green Market

  • Free Parking and trolly available at Pine School 12350 SE Federal Highway 

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

 “Ladies” by NYC Artist John Cheng

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.

 

Handcrafted earrings by Marilyn Hodges

 

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Hand-Made, Affordable Gifts Galore At 16th Annual Juno Beach Craft Festival November 11 – 12

Start the holiday shopping early while enjoying a beautiful stroll along the Atlantic Ocean during the 16th Annual Juno Beach Craft Festival on November 11 -12. The Free, two-day event includes a full green market. 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 from more than 150 craft artisans. Friendly pets on leashes are always welcome.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

16th Annual Juno Beach Craft Festival

Saturday & Sunday, November 11 – 12

10 am – 5 pm

 

14200 US Hwy 1, Juno Beach, FL 33408

Parking is available in Loggerhead Park or just north of the park on A1A.

Free and open to the public

 

NY Ceramicist Justin McKenney creates fruit-inspired bowls molded from actual fruit. The microwave and dishwasher safe Cantaloupe Bowl sells for $20.

 

 

 

The 16th Annual Juno Beach Craft Festival is presented by American Craft Endeavors (ACE), producer of some of the nation’s most exciting, high-end juried craft shows in many of Florida’s vibrant downtown areas and popular tourist destinations. Each artisan is vetted to ensure the highest quality and artistic diversity is represented amongst the hand-crafted-in-the-USA creations.

 

Stuart sculptor Anthony Gargiulo’s “Great Egret” made with stone composites mounted with steel legs on Florida sandstone. Finished with stucco and patinaed with exterior grade acrylics. Details are created with sculpting epoxy.

Festival At-A-Glance:

Handmade in America

Free Admission

Juried outdoor craft showcase

Green Market within the Festival

Original Art & Crafts 

150+ exhibitors from throughout Florida and the United States

Prices set to suit all budgets

All crafters are on site for duration of festival

Pet friendly (leashed pets)

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 $2,000.

 

 

 

Alabama artisan Nick Cantrell’s “Sly” Pigma Micron pen and ink drawing with Batik Style watercolor (using melted wax as a resist) on Ginwashi rice paper.

 

 

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 Downtown Stuart Craft Fairs (Stuart, FL), the Siesta Fiesta Craft Festival (Sarasota, FL) and the Downtown Sarasota Craft Festivals (Sarasota, FL) among others. The group’s founders personally select unique, culture rich cities for their show locations providing a complete outdoor experience unmatched by other festivals.

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Downtown Stuart Kicks Off Festival Season With 
18th Annual Craft Festival Showcase

The 18th Annual Downtown Stuart Craft Festival takes  place October 21 – 22, with nearly 100 craft artisans from around Florida and the nation! 
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. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

 

18th Annual Downtown Stuart Craft Festival

Saturday & Sunday, October 21 and 22

10 am – 5 pm Both Days

26 SW Osceola St., Stuart, FL 34994

Free and open to the public

Kelly Tract’s  “Pelican Regatta”

 

Residents can enjoy the pre-snowbird fall season while perusing 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. 

 

Dale Cantrell’s Antler Shed Wind chime with natural polished stone, agate and crystals

 

 

With prices set to suit all budgets, ranging from as little as $3 to $3,000, there is truly something for everyone that is handmade and affordable. Parking is free and friendly pets on leashes are welcome.

 

 

Scott Jone’s Conch Lamp

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

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The Avenue® Viera Welcomes First Fall Craft Festival On October 14th – 15th

Metal sculptures, homemade dips and sauces, one-of-a-kind paintings, hand-painted clothing and more artisan creations will once again fill The Avenue® Viera from October 14 – 15 during the Fall return of The Avenue® Viera Craft Festival. The free, outdoor event brings together the state’s top craft artisans to the popular lifestyle shopping center for a two day, made-in-the-USA artistic celebration.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

www.artfestival.com

 

 

 

The Avenue® Viera Craft Festival

 Saturday, October 14 and Sunday, October 15

10 am – 5 pm Both days

 

2261 Town Center Avenue, Melbourne, FL 32940

Free and open to the public

 

Inna Scholer “Bluemarine Fantasy”

 

 

Presented by American Craft Endeavors (ACE), Florida’s longest established craft festival producer, unique and affordable arts and crafts will be showcased in the open-air, pedestrian friendly setting. The craft festival is pet friendly for leashed animals, and includes a full greenmarket of live plants, handmade soaps, delicious edibles and more. Leather works, customized collectibles, practical and whimsical works of all price ranges will be available for purchase. Each artisan is on-site during the entire festival, allowing patrons to meet and to discover the techniques and inspirations behind each piece as they sample and shop from the gallery-style booths.

 

Rita Beard  “Salt Run”

 

 

“We are thrilled to bring the craft festival back this fall to The Avenue® Viera,” says the Center’s General Manager Scott McCarthy. “The high-quality, artisan-created works serve as a wonderful complement to the Center’s own dynamic mix of local and premier retail offerings. It also serves as a wonderful, family-friendly event for our local community to enjoy.”

 

Carol Smith  Sea Glass and Metal

 

 

 

 

Information At-A-Glance:

• Juried outdoor craft showcase
• Original crafts – Handmade in America
• Unique and affordable gift items
• Prices set to suit all budgets – ranging from as little as $15 to $3,000
• Crafters hand-selected from hundreds of applicants
• All crafters on site for duration of festival
• Vast array of artistic media: including folk art, pottery, personalized gifts, handmade clothing, basket weaving, beaded utensils, candles, cork assemblage, fabric design, fiber quilts, fused glass, hair accessories, handbags & accessories, handmade cards, leather, mosaic, wood, painted wood, plaster craft, stained glass
• Green Market – exotic live plants, handmade soaps, savory dips, and gourmet sauces

 

 

Scott Buford Green Market

 

 

 

About American Craft Endeavors:

American Craft Endeavors (ACE) produces some of the state’s most exciting high-end juried craft shows in many of Florida’s vibrant downtown areas and popular tourist destinations including the Siesta Key Craft Festival (Sarasota, FL) and the Downtown Venice Art Festival and Craft shows (Venice, FL). The group’s founders personally select unique, culturally rich cities and towns 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 Avenue® Viera Craft Festival and other American Craft Endeavors craft shows, visit www.artfestival.com or call 561-746-6615.

 

 

 

 

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Third Annual Summer In Paradise Transforms West Palm Beach Waterfront Into Artistic Storybook Setting

The City of West Palm Beach will celebrate the return of its popular Summer in Paradise (S.I.P) annual celebration beginning June 1 through August 31, 2017. This free, summer-long promotion will transport residents and visitors into a colorful collection of classic tales and treasured life-lessons along the waterfront. New elements include the debut of Aesop’s Tables, a whimsical art installation featuring 25 picnic tables painted to depict one of Aesop’s fables. A direct tie to Mayor Jeri Muonio’s pledge declaring West Palm Beach as a City of Kindness, the storybook setting provides an opportunity for all to connect, explore local art, share their own stories and enjoy family friendly activities on the West Palm Beach waterfront.  The Rickie Report shares the details. ENJOY!  

 

 

 

 

 

NEW ART INSTALLATION ON THE WATERFRONT
Presented by the City of West Palm Beach Art in Public Places, Aesop’s Tables celebrates the talents of local artists and features 25 painted picnic tables illustrating a timeless Aesop fable, such as The Boy Who Cried Wolf, Tortoise and the Hare, and more. Just as Aesop’s fables have reached across centuries, continents and cultures, Aesop’s Tables invites visitors to enjoy light-hearted lessons, laughter and conversations on the waterfront. The summer long outdoor art installation makes its waterfront debut on Thursday, June 1, 2017 during the S.I.P kickoff at Clematis by Night. Additional programming for the art installation will include nightly music and pop-up performances, storytelling, poetry readings, games and interactive programming all summer long and a weekly Aesop’s Tables Artist Showcase at the Waterfront Visitor Center.

FAMILY FRIENDLY ACTIVITIES
NEW Create your own story in StoryVille-Children create their own life-size fairy tale using giant cut-outs of traditional storybook characters. Free activity is open daily from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. on the waterfront.

Let the games begin! Beginning June 1, the community is invited to participate in some friendly competition in larger than life versions of their favorite games like human foosball and life-sized Jenga. Game balls, Jenga pieces and a selection of table-top board games are available to be checked out for free. Guests can also play Glow FORE it Mini Golf, 9 holes of glow-in-the-dark mini golf along the Intracoastal Waterway for $2.50 per person per round. All games are open daily from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Game balls, golf clubs and board games are located at the Waterfront Activity Station near the course. For more information: http://wpb.org/events

ONGOING EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES
Additional highlights planned during this summer of fun include free community events: Clematis by Night, 4th on Flagler, Screen on the Green, BBQ, Brews & Blues, a Food Truck Roll Out, Art Night Out, the Northwood Mango Heritage Festival, the NEW Northwood Village Green Market and The Palm Beach Post Sunday on the Waterfront. The SIP grand finale takes place on August 31 at Clematis by Night featuring a national recording artist and a live auction benefitting 25 local charities. A complete listing of Summer in Paradise events include:

Clematis by Night
Thursdays, June 1 – August 31
6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
FREE
West Palm Beach Waterfront
During Clematis by Night, guests will enjoy extended hours and two bands every Thursday throughout the summer. For more information: http://wpb.org/events.
June 1 Summer In Paradise Kickoff Featuring Debut of AESOP’S TABLES and performances by Man in the Mirror with opening act Replay (Pop/Dance)
Man in the Mirror, is billed as the Ultimate Michael Jackson Tribute. Replay is a powerful, high energy dance band that covers a wide selection of the most popular dance music.

Screen on the Green
Second Friday of each month: June 9, July 14, August 11
8:00 p.m. to 11: 00 p.m.
FREE
West Palm Beach Waterfront
The Waterfront transforms into an outdoor theater where guests enjoy family friendly films under the stars. Blankets and lawn chairs are recommended. For more information: http://wpb.org/events
June 9 Sing (Rated PG)
July 14 Boss Baby (Rated PG)
August 11 Moana (Rated PG)

Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach Aesop’s Fables Reader’s Theatre
Wednesdays and Fridays starting June 14-July 28
1:00 p.m. to 3:30pm FREE
411 Clematis St.
Fourth and fifth grade students are invited to create their own Aesop’s Fable at the Mandel Public Library! Participants will work together to write the script, rehearse and stage their original play. The final performances will take place on Friday, July 28. For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7703 to register.

Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach Children’s StoryTime
Wednesdays: June 14 to July 26
10:15 a.m. FREE
411 Clematis St.
Bring the family and enjoy readings of classic tales and fables during Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach weekly storytime. For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org.

Northwood Village Food Truck Roll-Out
Sunday, June 18 – Father’s Day
10 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Spruce Avenue between 24th & 25th Streets
FREE
Bring Dad to the ultimate food truck invasion on the west end of Northwood Road with a variety of culinary experiences, live music, and an artist colony featuring live art and artisan vendors.
For more information: http://northwoodvillage.com/ or facebook.com/northwoodvillagefanpage

The Palm Beach Post Sunday on the Waterfront
Third Sunday of each month: June 18, July 16, August 20
4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
FREE
Meyer Amphitheatre, West Palm Beach Waterfront
This monthly concert series is a perfect weekend outing and a fantastic way to relax and unwind with friends and family on a Sunday afternoon. For more information: http://wpb.org/events
June 18 Let it Be-Tribute to The Beatles
July 16 Show Biz Kids-Tribute to Steely Dan
August 11 42-Tribute to Coldplay
Northwood Village Summer Green Market
Saturdays, June 3 through June 17
10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
FREE
Dixie Highway between 24th and 25th Streets
Guests are invited to shop at their favorite market vendors and take a stroll through the Village to discover all of treasures in this WPB neighborhood. For more information: http://northwoodvillage.com/ or facebook.com/northwoodvillagefanpage

Northwood Mango Heritage Festival
Saturday, June 24
12:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Northwood Road, West Palm Beach
FREE
This tropical festival brings a taste of summer and all things mangoes to Northwood Village. The all-day affair includes live reggae, Latin fusion and Caribbean music along with mango-infused food and beverages, chef demonstrations and activities for the whole family. For more information, visit northwoodmangofest.com

Northwood Village Art Night Out
Last Friday of each month: June 30, July 28, August 25
6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Northwood Road, West Palm Beach
FREE
Guests can experience the creative lifestyle in Northwood Village as they stroll down Northwood Road. See local art and craft vendors and live street-side performers while shopping at the unique boutiques and galleries. For more information: http://northwoodvillage.com/ or facebook.com/northwoodvillagefanpage

BBQ, Brews & Blues
Saturday, July 1
5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
FREE
Historic Northwest District, three blocks north of Clematis St. on Rosemary Ave.
Guests can enjoy free samples of delicious southern soul food and craft beers by local vendors (while supplies last) at this savory event. It’s the area’s best blues & R&B music in a family-friendly outdoor atmosphere featuring Dave Scott and The Reckless Shots, and soulful blues powerhouse Cece Teneal. Trolley service will be available from downtown West Palm Beach and free parking is available onsite. For more information: wpb.org/cra

4th on Flagler
Tuesday, July 4
5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
FREE
West Palm Beach Waterfront
South Florida’s largest free outdoor Independence Day celebration features two stages of LIVE entertainment, children’s activities, giant games, military honor ceremony and an 18-minute fireworks extravaganza over the Intracoastal Waterway. For more information: http://wpb.org/events

Summer in Paradise Grand Finale at Clematis by Night
Thursday, August 31
6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
FREE
West Palm Beach Waterfront
See the live auction of Aesop’s Tables to benefit 25 local charities, play giant versions of your favorite games and enjoy a free concert by a national recording artist (TBA) during the Summer in Paradise finale at Clematis by Night. For more information: http://wpb.org/events

To make any “Summer In Paradise” complete, there are also plenty of activities for residents to enjoy on the water. From kayak and paddleboard tours and rentals, sunset catamaran tours, to Jet Ski rentals and snorkeling trips, Visit Palm Beach will have daily excursions on the Intracoastal Waterway as well as bicycle tours and exclusive Summer In Paradise specials. A complete list of aquatic events and activities are available at the Waterfront Visitor Information Center, online at visitpalmbeach.com or by phone (561) 881-9757.

For additional information on Summer in Paradise, visit wpb.org/events.

SUMMER IN PARADISE Sponsors as of date include: City of West Palm Beach Art in Public Places Program, The Palm Beach Post, Palm Beach Daily News, Coca-Cola, West Palm Beach Marriott, WPBF News 25, 97.9 WRMF, 103.1 WIRK, SUNNY 107.9, X 102.3, 850 AM, 640AM, Beatz, Discover the Palm Beaches, Visit Palm Beach, Downtown Development Authority, Northwood Village, the Historic Northwest, the West Palm Beach Community Redevelopment Agency, the Hilton West Palm Beach, Best Western Palm Beach Lakes, All My Sons Moving and Storage, Jet Ride and the Cultural Council of the Palm Beaches.

For updates and promotions: https://www.facebook.com/CityofWPB

 

 

More About City of West Palm Beach Summer In Paradise:

SUMMER IN PARADISE is a partnership between The City of West Palm Beach, the West Palm Beach Community Redevelopment Agency, the West Palm Beach Downtown Development Authority, Visit Palm Beach, Northwood Village, Historic Northwest Neighborhood, the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County and Discover the Palm Beaches showcasing West Palm Beach as an international destination full of events, activities, art, entertainment and fun. Summer in Paradise collectively includes 90 days of nonstop events and happenings in the Northwest Neighborhood, Northwood Village and Downtown West Palm Beach starting June 1, 2017 through the end of August.

 

 

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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

Fabulous Crafts Festival In Stuart Next Weekend, April 22nd and 23rd Celebrates 20th Years Of Artisan’s Creativity

The charming, historic seaside location of downtown Stuart celebrates two decades of artisan craft creations during the 20th Annual Downtown Stuart Craft Festival. On Saturday, April 22nd and Sunday, April 23rd nearly 100 craft artisans from around Florida and the nation will line Osceola Street. The Rickie Report shares some sneak peeks and the details here.  Check out some of the new artists as well as new work from artists whom we welcome back to the area.  Admission is Free and includes a Green Market!

 

 

 

20th Annual Downtown Stuart Craft Festival

Saturday & Sunday, April 22 – 23

10 am – 5 pm Both Days

26 SW Osceola Street    Stuart, FL 34994

ADMISSION: Free and open to the public

 

Susan Werling’s Old books get new life as handmade handbags

 

 

The free, annual tradition is a top destination for craft artisans and patrons alike. 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 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.

 

Vicki Burns’ Lapis Lazuli Tree

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
  • 100+ exhibitors from throughout Florida and the United States
  • Prices set to suit all budgets
  • All crafters are on site for duration of festival
  • Pet friendly (leashed pets)
  • 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.

 

Eugene Zah’s designs painted on crystal manicure files, cured and heat treated

 

 

 

 

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 more 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