SOURCE: Howard Alan Events
SARASOTA, FL--(Marketwire - Nov 6, 2012) - Sarasota welcomes back its signature fall art festival November 10 - 11, 2012. Consistently ranked among the top 100 outdoor-juried art events in the country, St. Armand's Art Festival features more than 200 of the nation's leading artists as well as top local and regional talent. Admission is free and open to the public.
A vast array of original handmade art, priced to suit all budgets, will be on display and for sale during this two-day art festival. The artistic media represented include paintings, life size sculpture, photography, glass, wood, jewelry, collage, mixed media and ceramics with prices ranging from $25 hand-designed earrings to $30,000 metal sculptures. The artists will line St. Armand's Circle with their professional display booths and transform this charming retail and dining district into a first-class outdoor art gallery showcasing their finest work. The east and westbound lanes of South Boulevard of the Presidents will be closed to vehicular traffic for the safety and convenience of festival patrons.
"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."
The artists, juried by an independent panel of expert judges and hand-selected from hundreds of applicants based on quality and diversity, will be present during the festival, available to discuss their art and inspiration. The event appeals to families and people of all ages as a free and fun weekend activity, as well as serious art buyers looking to add to their collections.
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 this and any other Howard Alan Events art and craft shows across the country, visit www.artfestival.com or call 561-746-6615.