Florida-based Howard Alan Events & American Craft Endeavors is planning two art festivals in southwest Florida for the upcoming 2012-2013 season. Both will be held at Coconut Point in Estero. The 2nd Annual Coconut Point New Years Weekend Art Festival is scheduled for December 29-30, 2012. The 7th Annual Coconut Point Art Festival will take place February 9-10, 2013.
Howard Alan is one of the most widely-recognized and highly-regarded names in the art festival industry. Howard, his wife and business partner Debbie, and their dedicated staff run 45 annual juried art shows and 40 craft shows each year out of their small office in Tequesta, Florida. Be it Aspen, Chicago, Pittsburgh, Alexandria, Cleveland, Ft. Lauderdale or Sarasota, you are sure to find a Howard Alan event somewhere. These popular outdoor festivals are consistently ranked by Sunshine Artist Magazine among the top art shows in the country.
Variety and diversity are themes at every Howard Alan event, and for the Coconut Point art festivals, there is something for everyone ranging from $15 handmade silver jewelry to life size sculptures costing in excess of $50,000.
There will be more than 250 artists and artisans from 30 different states at each of these festivals with every medium and genre being represented. The artists have been juried by an independent panel of expert judges and hand-selected from hundreds of applicants based on quality and diversity ensuring a variety of original and handmade art with wide appeal.
Visitors will find paintings in oil and acrylic, 2D and 3D mixed media, assemblages and collages, watercolors, pastels, drawings in pen and ink and charcoal on paper, etchings and lithography, photography and digital art, bronze and metal sculpture, Raku, ceramics, stone and wood carvings, wood music boxes, glass fusion and glass art, leather works, fabric, paper mache and hand-crafted art jewelry. Spacious aisles allow art enthusiasts to explore the exhibits and interact with the artists who are present throughout the duration of the show.
Some local artists planning to exhibit at Coconut Point include:
- Julie A. Carlson – Bonita Springs, FL – Oils
- Dennis Collins – Naples, FL – Jewelry
- Dick Cunningham – Bonita Springs, FL – Photography
- Debbie Hummel-Marconi – Bonita Springs, FL – Acrylic
- Kimberly Marshall – Bonita Springs, FL – Mixed Media
- Tim Parker – Naples, FL – Paintings
- Gilles Peltier – Naples, FL – Sculptures in Acrylic
- G. Todd Vaughn – Naples, FL – Windswept Bronze
So save the dates for the 2nd Annual Coconut Point New Years Weekend Art Festival and 7th Annual Coconut Point Art Festival, where fine art, music and more will occupy the streets for two fun-filled days.
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