Celebrate The New Year At Las Olas Outdoor Art Showcase January 7 & 8, 2017

Start the year off in style and join the show that put Howard Alan Events on the map! Now considered a South Florida tradition in its 29th year on Las Olas Boulevard, the Howard Alan Events art festival is nationally recognized as one of the top events in America. Over the years, this Las Olas Boulevard festival has become a premiere & must see event in South Florida. People come out yearly to see more than 150 artists display their work in what looks like an art gallery lining the iconic Las Olas Boulevard. Meet the creators of the art on display; commission a specific piece; ask questions about techniques; learn the sources of their inspirations; and purchase fine works of art at affordable prices.  The Rickie Report shares the details.









29th Annual Las Olas Art Fair Part I


Saturday, January 7


Sunday, January 8



10:00 am – 5:00 pm


Free and open to the Public

Las Olas Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale, between SE 6th Avenue and SE 11th Avenue

Navigational address: 600 East Las Olas Boulevard, Ft. Lauderdale, Fl 33301


Support the Arts, the Local Community and the Las Olas Association




About Howard Alan Events, Ltd.:



Howard Alan Events, a Florida-based company, develops and presents art and craft shows throughout the country. For the past 25 years, Howard Alan Events has produced some of the nation’s finest juried art shows, including more than 40 venues each year such as the Downtown Aspen Art Festival (Aspen, CO), Beaver Creek Art Festival (Beaver Creek, CO), Alexandria King Street Art Festival (Alexandria, VA), and the Las Olas Art Fairs, (Fort Lauderdale, FL). Several shows are ranked in the top 100 art fairs in the country by Sunshine Artist magazine. The founders personally select culture rich cities for their show locations providing a complete outdoor experience unmatched by other festivals. Each show is unique and features works of both established and emerging artists.


For additional information on the 29th Annual Las Olas Art Fair Part I 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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Save The Date! Shop ‘Til You Drop Event Benefits Natural Science Education Program Through Friends of MacArthur Beach State Park

Shop ‘Til You Drop is THE Shopping Event of the Season! The Friends of MacArthur Beach State Park will host its 5th Annual Shop ‘Til You Drop event on Saturday, December 10, 2016 from 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM at The Country Club at Mirasol. Attendees will shop top fashion, accessories and home décor while sipping on complimentary mimosas and enjoying a beautiful buffet lunch.  The Rickie Report shares the details. Support this FUNdraiser which underwrites the Natural Science Education Programs, providing free, hands-on field experiences to over 5000 Palm Beach County Students annually!






S H O P   ‘Til

You   D R O P



December 10, 2016

10:00 am – 3:00 pm


Call to Make Your Reservation:


Friends of MacArthur Beach State Park

561-776-7449 Ext 111






MacArthur Educators And Students –  This Is Why We Fundraise!


“We are looking forward to another great event” says event chairs Michael and Margot Brozost. “We have invited back many of the amazing vendors from last year and have found several new ones to create an exciting event at which our guests can find the perfect gift for everyone on their shopping list,” they add.







“Last year’s event was a huge success, raising funds to benefit the Natural Science Education Program, which provides free, hands-on field experiences to over 5000 Palm Beach County Students annually. We are grateful for the support we receive not only from our sponsors, but our friends and the community,” says Executive Director of the Friends of MacArthur Beach State Park, Cheryl Houghtelin.




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Friends of MacArthur Beach State Park in a non-profit corporation with a mission of generating supplemental resources to preserve restore and interpret the natural and cultural assets of the Park for present and future generations.



Patty Lipscomb Jewelry



John D. MacArthur Beach State Park, Palm Beach County’s only state park, is situated on a barrier island between the Atlantic Ocean and the Lake Worth Lagoon. The Park is made up of 438 acres of pristine coastal land and contains four different communities or habitats including seven species of plants and twenty-two species of animals on the endangered or threatened list. MacArthur Beach is truly an “Island in Time.”



Gretchen Scott



About MacArthur Beach State Park:


Exploring almost two miles of pristine beach and swimming, snorkeling and fishing in the clear blue waters of the Atlantic are only the beginning of the fun you can have at the Park.  Other amenities include the Nature & Welcome Center, Beach Outfitters Gift Shop, Kayak Rentals, a children’s playground, nature trails, and picnicking facilities.You might want to take advantage of the many Special Events offered in the Park throughout the year: children’s programs, guided adventures, recreational skills lessons, MacArthur Under Moonlight concerts, Summer Camps, and Blue Grass concerts.  







For more information about MacArthur Beach State Park:









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ARTNADO Calls For Student Art Contest Entries

ARTNADO 2015 announces a Student Art Contest, with 2 submission categories: 6 -8th grades and 9-12th grades.  ARTNADO, a fine art and fine craft show, will be held November 14 -15th at the Expo Center of the South Florida Fairgrounds.  All entries will be displayed and eligible for  prizes.  This is a Free Call For Student Art. Please share this with relatives, students and art educators.  Each entrant plus parents or guardians will be given Free Admission to ARTNADO.  There are a number of Drop-Off spots in Palm Beach County.  The Rickie Report gives you the details and the application form here.




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Artistic Synergy, as part of its innovative art fair, ARTNADO, is hosting a Student Art Contest.  The event takes place at the South Florida Fairgrounds on November 14 & 15.  The Student Art Contest has two categories:  6 – 8th grades and  9 – 12th grades.


  • Any medium may be used
  • 2D art work can be no larger than 16″ x 24″
  • 3D art work can be no larger than 16″ x 24″
  • There is no theme
  • All 2D art must be ready to hang (in a frame and wired to be hung. No saw tooth hangers.)
  • Attach the application form to the back of all 2D, or accompanying 3D submissions
  • All entrants are required, unless other arrangements have been made prior, to pick-up their work at ARTNADO by the closing of the show at 5:00 PM November 15, 2015


The goal of ARTNADO is to encourage students to open their minds and be as creative as they wish.


The deadline for submission is October 1, 2015.

All submissions must include the appropriate parental or guardian signature.


There will two separate judgings:

The first will award First, Second and Honorable Mention in each of the categories

The second, by a different set of judges, will award Grand Prize.

The Grand Prize winner will be gifted free exhibition space in the next ARTNADO as well as an art-related gift.



Entries may be submitted at the following locations on the dates and times indicated:

  • The Brewhouse Gallery
    720 Park Ave.
    Lake Park FL 33403
    Sundays from 12 noon to closing



  • Lake Worth Art League
    604 Lucerne Ave.
    Lake Worth, FL 33460
    Tuesday, Thursday and Saturdays 12-4 PM



  • Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery
    15 South J Street
    Lake Worth FL 33460
    Time to be announced



  • Delray Beach Center for the Arts
    51 North Swinton Ave.
    Delray Beach FL 33444
    4 to 7 pm on
    September 8, 15, 22, 29


Submission Category:

_______________(Middle School grades 6-8)
_______________(High School grades 9-12)

Title of Work (required)_________________________________________________
Artist Statement (10 – 120 words about your theme and how it relates to your work)
Student’s Full Name:________________________________________





Parent/Guardian Name(s)____________________________________________________
Parent/Guardian Phone:___________________




Ownership of the submission shall remain the property of the entrant, but entry into this program constitutes entrant’s irrevocable permission and consent that Artistic Synergy may display, copy, reproduce, enhance, print, sub-license, publish, distribute and create derivative work for Creative Synergy purposes. All entrants are required, unless other arrangements have been made prior, to pick-up their work at ARTNADO by the closing of the show at 5:00 PM November 15, 2015 (all entrants and their chaperone will be admitted free to the show), after which their work will become the sole property of Artistic Synergy.



WAIVER OF LIABILITY: Submission of this application constitutes an agreement to comply with all the conditions set forth here and as stated on Artistic Synergy Inc.’s website. Furthermore, I discharge Artistic Synergy, Artnado, their judges, the venue chosen and anyone transporting this work from all responsibility for any damage or loss of any kind.

SIGNATURE: ————————————————
Signature of Student Signature of parent/legal guardian (required if entrant under 18 years)




For more information please contact:


phone 561-557-8741




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