St Armands Annual Fall Festival Returns November 10th & 11th, 2012

Top Quote Sarasota welcomes back its signature fall art festival November 10 - 11, 2012. Consistently ranked among the top 100 outdoor-juried art events in the country, St. Armands Art Festival features more than 200 of the nation's leading artists as well as top local and regional talent. Admission is free and open to the public. End Quote
  • Sarasota-Bradenton, FL (1888PressRelease) November 06, 2012 - A vast array of original handmade art, priced to suit all budgets, will be on display and for sale during this two-day art festival. The artistic media represented include paintings, life size sculpture, photography, glass, wood, jewelry, collage, mixed media and ceramics with prices ranging from $25 hand-designed earrings to $30,000 metal sculptures. The artists will line St. Armands Circle with their professional display booths and transform this charming retail and dining district into a first-class outdoor art gallery showcasing their finest work around the entire circle. The east and west bound lanes of South Boulevard of the Presidents will be closed to vehicular traffic for the safety and convenience of festival patrons.

    "Our jury process is very selective, this is how we ensure a diverse and eclectic mix of styles and media that appeal to a broad variety of art enthusiasts and collectors," says festival promoter Howard Alan. "There is truly something for everyone."

    The artists, juried by an independent panel of expert judges and hand-selected from hundreds of applicants based on quality and diversity, will be present for the duration of the festival, available to discuss their art and inspiration. The event appeals to families and people of all ages as a free and fun weekend activity, as well as serious art buyers looking to add to their collections.

    Partial List of Local Artists:

    Susan Griggs Allen - Sculpture - Sarasota
    Scott Causey - Clay - Sarasota
    Renee Davis - Jewelry - Palmetto
    Lou Divita - Photography - Sarasota
    Elaine Laurent - Cigar Box Art - Sarasota
    Len & Debbie Marucci - Metal - Venice
    Linda Mayes - Photography - Venice
    Arleen & Michael Parker - Jewelry - Sarasota
    Harry Roa - Jewerly - Sarasota
    Ken Shields - Pottery - Sarasota
    John Whitney - Paintings - Sarasota
    David Wilson - Metal Sculptures - Sarasota

    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), Chicago Tribune North Michigan Avenue Art Festival (Chicago, IL), 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.

    For additional information on the 24th Annual St. Armands Art Festival and other Howard Alan Events art and craft shows across the country, visit or call 561-746-6615.

    Media Notes:
    ·Show producer Howard Alan and various artists are available for advance interviews.
    ·Photos of art festivals, participating artists and their work are available by contacting AnaBelle Dweck at anabelle ( @ ) artfestival dot com or 954-592-8500.

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