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Call for Artists: Howard Alan Events

For nearly three decades, Howard Alan and American Craft Endeavors have allowed more than 10,000

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artists to exhibit their original work to millions of art fair patrons across the United States.  When our company began, our art and craft shows showcased a handful of exhibitors.  Today, a typical Howard Alan or American Craft Endeavors event features 100-300 talented artists and fine crafters.

No matter where you are, you are sure to find one of our stellar events nearby.  Our shows take us to destinations like Aspen, Chicago, Alexandria, Vail, and Fort Lauderdale ... just to name a few!  Our great outdoor venues, fantastic crafters, and talented artists allow us to consistently be ranked among the top art and craft shows in the country.  Visit a show and see for yourself why we are the very best!

A May Highlight
May 18-20CityPlace
Kansas City, Missouri

5th Downtown Art Annual
Kansas City Art Fair
Fri. 5-9; Sat. 10-8;
Sun. 11-6
Free Admission

Kansas City: Boasting over half a million square feet, The Kansas City Power & Light District is the premier epicenter of the Midwest.

150 Fine  artists and crafters will be on hand to display at this first class  affair. With mediums such as paintings, sculpture, jewelry, photography,  pottery and much much more there is something for everyone at this top  notch event. The Power & Light District creates the perfect setting  for this event featuring fine dining, retail, and live entertainment!

There is something for everyone at the phenomenal free event. We look forward to seeing you in Downtown Kansas City! 

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Our Western Tour
This summer tour includes established high end art fairs with the nations best artists, and attracts thousands of upscale patrons.

Please look for the stars ** on our schedule for the Western Tour Shows.

A July Premiere Event
July 28-29
Aspen, Colorado   

Downtown Aspen Art Festival
Sat. & Sun.: 10am-5pm
Free Admission

Aspen: 10 years of sweet success at this year's Downtown Aspen Art Festival.  Swanky and affluent Aspen, Colorado, welcomes us each year.

Aspen's scenic  Wagner Park plays host yet again to this fabulous, free outdoor art  festival. Showcasing an all-star line-up of the nation's finest artists,  the Downtown Aspen Art Festival will provide you an exclusive  opportunity to experience a broad range of phenomenal creations ranging   from life-size sculptures, photography, glass, paintings, ceramics,  one-of-a-kind jewelry, and mixed media.

Take in fabulous views of  Downtown Aspen, grab a delicious bite at a local eatery, and purchase  original artwork from the artists themselves. See you at Wagner Park!

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September's Premiere Event
September 8-9Alexandria
Alexandria, Virgina

10th Anniversary Alexandria Festival of the Arts
Deadline: May 1
Sat.: 10am-7pm; Sun.: 10am-5pm
Free Admission

Alexandria:  This show is rated as one of the top art fairs of the country by The Harris List and Sunshine Artist Magazine.

Voted one of the top 100 art festivals in the country by Sunshine Artist magazine.  

Discover spectacular paintings, life-size sculptures, jewelry,  photography, ceramics and more. This popular outdoor event will feature  art for every taste. More than $15 million in art will be on display and  visitors will have the opportunity to meet the artists behind the work  and hear first-hand what inspired them to create their pieces.

Artists travel from California, New York, Maine, Florida and New Mexico,  as well as throughout the state of Virginia. Selecting artists based on  quality and originality, an independent panel of judges chose the  exhibiting artists from more than 1,000 submissions.

The show is set up along King Street in Alexandria's Old Town, a quaint,  historic town with many different shops, restaurants and more. The show  stretches all the way down the street to the Potomac River. 
November Highlight
November 24-25
Delray Beach, Florida

13th Annual Downtown Delray Beach
Thanksgiving Wknd Art Fest
Sat. & Sun.: 10am-5pm

Delray Beach:  The artsy neighborhood of Pineapple Grove in Delray Beach, Florida, anxiously awaits this show each year.  Expect large buying crowds during this holiday weekend.

Walk off that  turkey and pumpkin pie at this annual Thanksgiving Weekend tradition.  Pineapple Grove, a fabulous arts district in Downtown Delray Beach is  the spot for uniquely created and inspired fine art and crafts. From  sculptures to earrings--there's something for everyone on your holiday  gift list!

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Howard Alan Events 2012
Spring/Summer/Fall Schedule
The 5th Downtown Art Annual...Kansas City Art Fair

               (Kansas City, MO) $395
26-27      4th Annual Hilton Head Island Art Festival
               (Hilton Head, SC) $375


2-3          22nd Annual Beachwood-Lyndhurst Art Festival
               (Cleveland, OH) $450
9-10        5th Annual Louisville Art Festival at the Summit
               (Louisville, KY) $375
23-24      51st Annual Grand Haven Art Festival
               (Grand Haven, MI) $350

June 30-July 1** 

                5th Annual Boulder Festival of the Arts on 29th
                Street (Boulder, CO) $475
6-8           21st Annual Chicago Tribune North Michigan Ave
                Art Festival (Chicago, IL) $505
7-8**       4th Annual Downtown Frisco Art Fair on July 4th
                Weekend (Frisco, CO) $475
14-15**   Downtown Grand Junction Art Fair
                 (Grand Junction, CO) $450

21-22**   3rd Annual Park City Art Fair at Redstone
          (Park City, UT) $475

        28-29**   10th Anniversary Downtown Aspen Art Festival
                 (Aspen, CO) $475 - only 2 hours from Beaver
                 Creek, CO

25th Anniversary Beaver Creek Art Festival

                 (Vail, CO) $475 - only 45 minutes from Frisco, CO
6th Annual Downtown Frisco Art Festival

                 (Frisco, CO) $475
18-19        4th Annual Inner Harbor Art Festival
                 (Baltimore, MD) $395 - only 4 hours from
                  Pittsburg, PA      

25-26       15th Annual Shadyside ...The Art Festival on Walnut Street (Pittsburgh, PA) $450

10th Anniversary Alexandria Festival of the Arts

                 (Alexandria, VA) $550

25th Anniversary Las Olas Art Fair

                 (Ft. Lauderdale, FL)$375
27-28        23rd Annual Hyde Park Village Art Fair
                 (Tampa, FL) $375

3 & 4 
      25th Anniversary Downtown Venice Art Fest

                (Venice, FL) $350
24th Annual St. Armands Circle Art Festival

                (Sarasota, FL) $395
17-18       4th Annual Coconut Point Fall Art Fair
                (Estero, FL) $395
24-25       13th Annual Downtown Delray Beach Thanksgiving
                Weekend Art Fest (Delray Beach, FL) $395
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Howard  Alan Events produces multiple shows therefore they have an ongoing jury  process that meets twice monthly and juries by category.  SHOW  DIRECTOR'S SUGGESTION:  We recommend that you apply EARLY as the show  and/or most categories will fill quickly. 


Please note that Alexandria, VA, September 8 & 9, has a deadline of May 1.  


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Comment by Rich Terry on May 9, 2012 at 7:57am

I had an opportunity to speak with Howard Alan yesterday about their shows and they sound promising. I am planning on applying to some of their shows for my 2013 schedule.


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