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Howard Alan Events Presents 21st Annual Art in the Village on June 4-5, 2011


Cleveland, OH, May 26, 2011 --(PR.com)-- What: 21st Annual Art in the Village

When: Saturday, June 4, 10:00 am – 8:00 pm and Sunday, June 5, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Where: Legacy Village in Lyndhurst - Navigational Address: 25001 Cedar Road, Lyndhurst, Ohio, 44124

Why: To Support the Arts and the Local Economy

Admission: Free and open to the public

Website: www.artfestival.com

Contact Information: info@artfestival.com or 561-746-6615

Facebook: Howard Alan Events

Twitter: @ArtFestivals

Art in the Village returns June 4 - 5, 2011 with an explosion of color, an abundance of talent and a myriad of mediums transforming Legacy Village into a gallery style outdoor art extravaganza featuring the finest work of more than 200 of the nation’s leading artists including the finest local artists from the greater Cleveland area. Admission is free and open to the public.

Bold and vibrant paintings, contemporary and whimsical art, life-size sculptures, photography and jewelry are among the many works of art that will be on display and for sale during the 21st anniversary of this popular summer show. All artists will be on site for the duration of the festival, available to discuss their art and inspiration.

“The art show is a great way to explore the work of many different artists in one setting,” says festival promoter Howard Alan. “You have the opportunity to meet and connect with the artist before making a purchase, which makes the investment much more meaningful and personal.”

The artists, juried by an independent panel of expert judges, are hand-selected from hundreds of applicants based on quality and diversity. All of their artwork is original and handmade in America.

Art in the Village makes the arts accessible to a broad audience. Prices range from $25 hand-designed earrings to $30,000 metal sculptures. 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.

“There’s no need to travel far to have some first-of-the-summer-season fun. This year’s Art in the Village at Legacy Village will offer more kids activities as well as some new additions for the art enthusiast,” said Legacy Village General Manager Marcie Gilmore. “ Art in the Village is a great mini getaway for residents throughout Northern Ohio.”

Additional Activities:

Wine Tasting – Hosted by the Ohio Wine Producers Association
· Sat. & Sun. - Noon to 6 p.m
· Tasting tickets will be available for $1 each or full glass for $6.
· Proceeds to benefit local charities.

Ohio wineries, including Ferrante Winery (Geneva, OH), Breitenbach Wine Cellars (Dover, OH), Firelands Winery (Sandusky, OH) and Saint Joseph Vineyard (Thompson, OH), will be on site and guests will have the opportunity to sample a variety of fine wines including examples of Riesling, Chardonnay, Gewurztraminer and Pinot Noir plus Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon as well as luscious Ice Wine, showcased during this special 2-day event!

Kids Art Zone
· Sat. & Sun. from Noon to 4 p.m

A Kids Art Zone will offer children interactive arts & crafts activities for hands on creations they will be able to take home or choose to leave for a special "Art in the Village" window exhibit that will be on display after the festival.

Partial List of Participating Artists From Ohio:

Peggy Anton – Fiber – Lyndhurst, OH
Amy Beeler – Jewelry – Oregon, OH – www.jewelryandrepairsbyamelia.com
Mauricio Fernandez - Photography - Columbus OH - www.mauriciofernandez.com
Annabelle Fisher – Jewelry - Sterling
Paul Fletcher – Painting – Westlake, OH
Sandra Lang & Walt Weil – Pottery – Groveport, OH
Zenia Lis – Jewelry - Broadview Heights OH www.jewelrybyzenia.com
Paul McClain – Paintings - Mansfield, OH - www.thepaintersart.com
Russ O'Brien - Glass – Stow, OH – www.obrienartglass.com
Mindy Sand – Mixed Media - Chagrin Falls, OH – www.mindysand.com
Valerie Thomas & Dana Shirley – Jewelry – Chagrin Falls, OH – www.laguna-blue.com

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Contact Information
Howard Alan Events
Elisabeth Hayes
954-472-3755
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http://www.artfestival.com

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