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Howard Alan Events Kicks Off the New Year with the 28th Annual Las Olas Art Fair

Howard Alan Events Kicks Off the New Year with the 28th Annual Las Olas Art Fair

Original art, eclectic displays, a wide array of styles and media, and the finest artists in the country define Las Olas’ premier art show, slated for January 9 – 10, 2016, from 10:00am – 5:00pm, on Las Olas Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale, between SE 6th Avenue and SE 11th Avenue. The Las Olas Art Fair will feature 250 artists from around the country, hand selected from among hundreds of applicants to ensure diverse artwork of the highest quality. Admission is free and open to the public. Art enthusiasts will be able to leisurely stroll through the exhibits and engage the artists to gain a better understanding of the artistic process and the inspiration for the unique works of art on display and for sale. The artistic media will include paintings, sculptures, photography, ceramics, glass, wood, handmade jewelry, collage and mixed media. In addition, casual shoppers will find a variety of unique handmade gift items and functional art. The 2016 Las Olas Art Fair collectors’ edition poster featuring the work of Pendragon Miranda will be available for purchase at the art show. The painting titled “Welcome to Las Olas” that inspired this year’s poster was selected from dozens of submissions. Miranda, a native of El Salvador, used bold colors and a mix of Naif and Fauvism to bring to life his interpretation of Las Olas Boulevard. Festival patrons will have the opportunity to win a signed framed copy of the poster by registering for the giveaway; no purchase will be necessary to participate. The poster will also be available for purchase onsite at the booth located across from the Cheesecake Factory on S.E. 6th Avenue and will be priced at $10. Las Olas Art Fair Part II has been scheduled for April 2 - 3, 2016 as part of an exciting spring line up of festivals produced by Howard Alan Events.

FESTIVAL AT-A-GLANCE:

  • Juried first-class outdoor art gallery showcasing local and national artists
  • Among the largest and most popular outdoor art festivals in South Florida
  • Original Artwork Handmade in America
  • 250 artists from 30 different states
  • Prices set to suit all budgets - ranging from as little as $25 to $30,000
  • 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
  • Commemorative Festival Posters ($10) & T-shirts ($15) for sale at booth located across from Cheesecake Factory
  • Free Art Giveaway – featuring a signed framed festival poster
  • A portion of the proceeds benefits the Las Olas Association.

Other upcoming South Florida Festivals Presented by Howard Alan Events include:

29th Annual Boca Fest at Town Center

January 16 & 17, 2016
Saturday & Sunday 10:00am – 5:00pm
Outdoors at The Town Center Mall
6000 Glades Road in Boca Raton
Howard Alan Events is excited to announce that Boca Fest will now take place at The Town Center Mall at Boca Raton. The Town Center is one of South Florida's top luxury shopping destinations and one of Boca's main attractions. The show will be located in the parking lot of The Terrace, a recent expansion near Bloomingdales, The Blue Martini and Gap. The Town Center is located right off I-95 and Glades Road. The show offers a convenient location with over 200 national artists and plenty of parking, including valet!

27th Annual Downtown Delray Beach Festival of the Arts

January 23 & January 24, 2016
Saturday & Sunday
10:00am – 5:00pm
Atlantic Avenue from US1 all the way to A1A.
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. Celebrating its 27th Annual, this annual juried art festival of hand-crafted artwork including glass, photography, painting, mixed media, fiber, jewelry and much more. This much anticipated, premiere Delray Beach art festival hosts hundreds of artists exhibiting and selling their work in an outdoor gallery that spans one mile of Atlantic Avenue from US1 all the way to A1A. Come explore the crystal clear Atlantic Ocean or visit the unique galleries and boutiques. Downtown Delray Beach features exciting public artwork and working artists throughout the district, creating a warm and friendly atmosphere that makes Downtown Delray Beach and ideal place for one of the top art festivals of the season.

10th Annual Coconut Point Art Festival

February 20 & 21, 2016
10:00am – 5:00pm daily
In the parking fields of Coconut Point - just south of Panera Bread and East of Highway 41. The 10th Annual Coconut Point Art Festival. 250 of the finest artists in the country will transform the parking fields of Coconut Point into an outdoor gallery style art show with live music and a free art giveaway. The artistic media include original paintings, life size sculptures, photography, glass, wood, jewelry, collage and mixed media. The array of handcrafted art and affordable items provide an eclectic selection of unique and memorable gifts for Valentine’s Day. The free art giveaway will feature the work of exhibiting artist Anne Marie Solomon. Free.

52nd Annual Key Biscayne Rotary Art Festival

March 19 & 20, 2016
Saturday & Sunday
10:00am – 5:00pm
The Village Green, on Crandon Boulevard, in Key Biscayne.
2nd Annual Key Biscayne Rotary Art Festival. The Village Green, on Crandon Boulevard, in Key Biscayne will be transformed into an outdoor art gallery with original artwork and affordable gift items by 150 of the finest artists in the U.S. Enjoy eclectic art displays, live music, an international food court, fine wines & craft beers, children’s activities, a free art giveaway and special activities marking the show’s milestone. Free.

For additional information on the 28th Annual Las Olas Art Fair Part I and these other Howard Alan Events art and craft shows, visit www.artfestival.com or call 561.746.6615.

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