Coconut Point Art Festival Returns New Year’s Weekend

Top Local & National Artists – Wide Array of Original Art - Live Music – Free Art Giveaway - Unique Gift Items - Only Art Fair of its kind on New Year’s Weekend in S.W. Florida

Estero, FL, December 25, 2013 --( What: 3rd Annual Coconut Point New Year’s Weekend Art Festival (Estero)

When: December 28 - 29, Saturday & Sunday, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Where: Coconut Point, Estero, FL (in the parking fields of Coconut Point - just south of Panera Bread and East of Highway 41) Navigational Address: 23130 Fashion Drive, Estero, FL 33928

Why: To Support the Arts, Local Community and Keep Lee County Beautiful

Admission: Free and open to the public


Contact Information: or 561-746-6615

Calendar Listing: December 28 - 29, 2013, the 3rd Annual Coconut Point New Year’s Weekend Art Festival. 250 of the finest artists in the country will transform the parking fields of Coconut Point into an outdoor gallery style art show with live music and a free art giveaway. The artistic media include original paintings, life size sculptures, photography, glass, wood, jewelry, collage and mixed media. Saturday & Sunday, December 28 - 29, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm. - 561-746-6615. Free.

Please send requests for interviews and high-resolution images to AnaBelle Ramos at

Coconut Point’s popular New Year’s Weekend Art Festival returns December 28 – 29, 2013. Art enthusiasts will have the opportunity to stroll the spacious aisles and explore the work of more than 250 of the finest artists in the country. The eclectic display of art will be priced to suit all budgets and will appeal to collectors as well as casual shoppers looking for unique gift items. Admission is free and open to the public.

Those attending the two-day juried show will be able to register to win artwork by exhibiting artist Debbie Hummel-Marconi. The prize is a 24” x 38” gallery-wrapped embellished canvas giclee of “Oliver Twist?”, numbered 2/500 and valued at $700. It will be on display at Debbie’s booth throughout the weekend where registration will also take place until 4:00 pm on Sunday when the winning ticket will be drawn. No purchase is necessary to participate in the giveaway.

Volunteers of Keep Lee County Beautiful, a civic organization dedicated to protecting the environment and improving the quality of life in Lee County, will provide information and answer questions about Lee County’s award winning recycling program as well as provide tips on how to Keep Lee County Beautiful.

Information At-A-Glance:

Juried outdoor art showcase
December 28 – 29, 2013
Parking Fields of Coconut Point
Original Art - Handmade in America
More than 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, sculptures, photography, ceramics, glass, wood, handmade jewelry, collage, mixed media

Free Art Giveaway
Keep Lee County Beautiful volunteers will be raising awareness and providing information about the recycling program.

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 3rd Annual Coconut Point New Year’s Weekend Art Festival (Estero) and other Howard Alan Events art and craft shows across the country, visit or 561-746-6615.

Media Notes:
· Festival promoter Howard Alan and various artists are available for advance interviews.
· Photos of art festivals, participating artists and their work are available by contacting AnaBelle Ramos at or 954-592-8500.
Howard Alan Events
Malinda Ratliff