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Sarasota’s Premier Festival of the Arts Returns February 18 & 19, 2012


Consistently ranked one of the top 100 Fine Art Shows by Sunshine Artist Magazine, The Downtown Sarasota Festival of the Arts is one of the area’s biggest and best art events. The festival is held along Main Street in downtown Sarasota, spanning from 5 Points-Selby Park to Orange Avenue. Meet some of the best artists in the nation, displaying life-size sculptures, spectacular paintings, one-of-a-kind jewels, photography and more.

Sarasota, FL, February 09, 2012 --(PR.com)-- What: 24th Annual Downtown Sarasota Festival of the Arts

When: February 18 - 19, Saturday & Sunday, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Where: Main Street in Downtown Sarasota Navigational address: 1592 Main Street, Sarasota, FL 34236

Why: To Support the Arts, the Downtown Sarasota Alliance and the Local Economy

Admission: Free and open to the public

Website: www.artfestival.com

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

About The Festival:

Juried outdoor art showcase
Ranked among top 100 fine art shows in the country by Sunshine Artist magazine

· Held along Main Street in downtown Sarasota, spanning from 5 Points-Selby Park to Orange Avenue.

Original Art - 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:

Paintings
Life Size Sculptures
Photography
Ceramics
Glass
Wood
Handmade jewelry
Collage
Mixed Media

Partial List of Participating Artists from Sarasota:

Lou Divita - Photography

Additional Information:

Sarasota’s premier art event, produced by Howard Alan Events and hosted by the Downtown Sarasota Alliance, is consistently ranked as one of the top 100 fine art shows in the country by Sunshine Artist, the nation’s leading publication for art and craft shows. A portion of the proceeds from the art show will benefit the Downtown Sarasota Alliance, dedicated to the enrichment of Historic Downtown Sarasota.

“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.”

Additional Festivals on Florida’s West Coast:

18th Annual Siesta Key Craft Festival
Saturday - Sunday, February 4 & 5, 2012, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Siesta Key Village, along Ocean Boulevard and Beach Road Navigational Address: 5124 Ocean Blvd., Sarasota, FL 34242 Admission: Free Website: www.artfestival.com Contact Information: info@artfestival.com or 561-746-6615

6th Annual Coconut Point Art Festival
Saturday - Sunday, February 11 & 12, 2012,10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Coconut Point, Estero, FL (in the parking fields of Coconut Point - just north of Panera Bread and East of Highway 41)
Navigational Address: 23130 Fashion Drive, Estero, FL 33928 Admission: Free Website: www.artfestival.com Contact Information: info@artfestival.com or 561-746-6615

3rd Annual Downtown Bradenton Craft Festival
Saturday - Sunday, February 11 & 12, 2012,10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
1st Avenue West (Barcarrota Blvd) in Downtown Bradenton Navigational Address: 1301 1st Avenue, Bradenton, FL 34205 Admission: Free Website: www.artfestival.com Contact Information: info@artfestival.com or 561-746-6615

20th Annual Downtown Dunedin Craft Festival
Saturday - Sunday, February 18 & 19, 2012,10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Main Street in Downtown Dunedin Navigational address: 271 Main Street, Dunedin, FL 34698 Admission: Free Website: www.artfestival.com Contact Information: info@artfestival.com or 561-746-6615

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 23rd Annual Downtown Sarasota Festival of the Arts and other Howard Alan Events art and craft shows across the country, visit www.artfestival.com or call 561-746-6615.

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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.com or 954-592-8500.
Contact Information
Howard Alan Events
Nicole Loomis
561-746-6615
Contact
http://www.artfestival.com

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