Premier Fall Art Festival Returns To Downtown Venice

Top Quote Downtown Venice will be energized with the vibrant and colorful art of the nation's leading artists as well as the finest local talent when the 23rd Annual Downtown Venice Art Festival returns to West Venice Avenue on November 6 and 7. End Quote
  • Fort Lauderdale, FL (1888PressRelease) October 28, 2010 - What: 23rd Annual Downtown Venice Art Festival

    When: Saturday, November 6, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Sunday, November 7, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Admission is free and open to the public.

    Where: 219 W. Venice Avenue, Venice, FL 34285

    Why: To Support the Arts, Venice Main Street and the Local Economy

    Admission: Free and open to the public


    Contact Information: info ( @ ) artfestival dot com or 954-472-3755

    This charming historic area will be transformed into an outdoor art gallery with a wide variety of original artwork. The artistic media represented include paintings, sculptures, photos, glass, wood, jewelry, collage, and ceramics with prices ranging from as little as $25 to $20,000. The festival benefits Venice Main Street and the many programs it provides the community. Admission is free and open to the public.

    Festival promoter Howard Alan Events produces numerous award-winning shows on Florida's west coast including several in downtown Sarasota, such as the Downtown Sarasota Festival of the Arts; St. Armands Circle Art Festival, Hyde Park Village Art Fair in Tampa and many more. The Downtown Venice Art Festival has expanded through the years with the community's support and has become a highly anticipated annual tradition in Venice. Today, this two-day event brings together 150 of the nation's most talented artists who will collectively display over $15 million in artwork. The artists were juried by an independent panel of expert judges, and hand-selected from hundreds of applicants based on quality and diversity. All of their artwork is original and handmade in America.

    "This is a fabulous opportunity to explore the work of new and emerging talent as well as the work of established artists from all over the country in one setting," says festival promoter, Howard Alan. "It's a great way to support the artists and the local economy."

    Official event posters are very popular among festival goers who add to their collections each year. Artist, Sarah LaPierre will be continuing her father's legacy with the creation of this year's poster. Joe LaPierre, a beloved multi-talented artist, created 5 of the most popular posters in the history of the art show. The 2009 poster was a tribute piece, which included all 5 images. Sarah LaPierre chose a historical landmark in Venice for her inspiration and the poster will be available during the art show for $10.

    Howard Alan Events, the festival's promoter, stipulates that all artists are required to be on-site for the entire duration of the show. Artists and their professional white-tented display booths will be located along the tree-lined streets of this popular downtown area. The public can meet and talk with the artists personally, asking questions about their art and inspiration.

    The Downtown Venice Art Festival makes the arts accessible to a broad audience. The event appeals to family and friends as a free and fun weekend activity, as well as serious art buyers looking to add to their collections. . Howard Alan comments, "Art is a tangible investment that you can enjoy while it increases in value."

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