San Marco Fall Art Festival Offers Holiday Shoppers an Alternative to Crowded Malls

Eclectic Display of Original Art – Unique Gift Items – Live Music – Free Art Giveaway

Jacksonville, FL, November 15, 2013 --( What: 2nd Annual San Marco Art Festival

When: Saturday & Sunday, November 16 - 17, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Where: San Marco Boulevard – Navigational Address: 1971 San Marco Boulevard, Jacksonville, FL 32207

Why: To Support the Arts and the Local Community

Admission: Free and open to the public


Contact Information: or 561-746-6615

San Marco welcomes back 100 of the finest artists in the country when its fall art festival returns November 16-17, 2013. This two-day juried event featuring a wide array of artwork, live music and a free art giveaway offers patrons an opportunity to get a jump-start on their holiday shopping. Admission is free and open to the public.

“This is a great alternative to crowded malls,” says festival promoter Howard Alan. “Shoppers will find a variety of original artwork and unique gift items priced to suit all budgets.”

The artists will line San Marco Boulevard with their gallery style display booths and will be present for the duration of the festival. All artists are juried by an independent panel of expert judges, and hand-selected from hundreds of applicants based on quality and diversity. The artistic media represented include paintings, life size sculptures, photography, glass, wood, jewelry, collage and ceramics. All of the artwork is original and handmade in America. The San Marco Art Festival makes the arts accessible to a broad audience. Prices range from $25 hand-designed earrings to $30,000 metal sculptures.

An Art Giveaway will provide festival patrons an opportunity to win artwork by an exhibiting artist. No purchase is necessary to participate in this giveaway.

Festival At-A-Glance:

2nd Annual San Marco Art Festival
Saturday & Sunday, November 16 & 17, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Located on San Marco Blvd.
Free Admission

Juried outdoor art showcase
Original Art Handmade in America
100 artists from 30 different states
Prices set to suit all budgets - ranging from as little as $25 to $30,000
Artists are hand-selected by an independent panel of expert judges from hundreds of applicants
All artists are on site for duration of festival

· Vast array of artistic media: including paintings, sculptures, photography, ceramics, glass, wood, handmade jewelry, collage, mixed media
· Free Art Festival Giveaway

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 2nd Annual San Marco Festival of the Arts and other Howard Alan Events art and craft shows across the country, visit, email or call 561-746-6615.
Howard Alan Events
Danielle Romanowski