Howard Alan Events Presents the 24th Annual Downtown Sarasota Festival of the Arts

Tequesta, FL, February 16, 2012 --( Sarasota’s premier art event, The Downtown Sarasota Festival of the Arts returns February 18 - 19, Saturday & Sunday, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm, produced by Howard Alan Events and hosted by the Downtown Sarasota Alliance. It 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. Held along Main Street in downtown Sarasota, spanning from 5 Points-Selby Park to Orange Avenue you will see all original Art - Handmade in America.

“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.”

· 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:

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

Admission: Free and open to the public

Contact Information: or 561-746-6615



Twitter: @ArtFestivals

Howard Alan Events
Nicole Loomis