SOURCE: Howard Alan Events

Howard Alan Events

May 19, 2011 15:29 ET

Downtown Kansas City's Premier Art Festival Returns This May With a New Date

Top Local & National Artists to Exhibit Wide Variety of Original Art

KANSAS CITY, MO--(Marketwire - May 19, 2011) - Art Festival producer Howard Alan Events and The Kansas City Power & Light District are excited to announce a new date for their yearly signature juried art festival. The 2011 Downtown Art Annual is scheduled for May 20 - 22, 2011, in Downtown Kansas City's Power & Light District. Admission is free and open to the public.

The Kansas City Power & Light District hosts the three-day juried art fair yearly which transforms this popular shopping and dining destination into a first-rate outdoor art gallery while attracting locals and tourists alike. Howard Alan Events, the art festival's promoter, features the finest artists in the country with their original works of art. The artistic media represented include paintings, sculptures, photography, glass, wood, jewelry, collage, and ceramics with prices ranging from $25 hand-designed earrings to $30,000 metal sculptures.

"The Power & Light District is an ideal setting for this premier art affair," says festival promoter Howard Alan. "We strive to bring the nation's top artists to Kansas City and select the finest local talent; it is our goal to present an eclectic mix of artwork that will appeal to all festival goers, from the casual buyer to art enthusiasts to collectors looking to add to their collections."

The artists are juried by an independent panel of expert judges and hand-selected from hundreds of applicants based on quality and diversity; all of their artwork is original and handmade. All artists will be present for the duration of the festival, available to discuss their art and inspiration.

WHAT: Downtown Art Annual … Downtown Kansas City's 4th Annual Art Fair

WHEN: Friday, May 20, 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm, Saturday, May 21, 10:00 am - 8:00 pm & Sunday, May 22, Noon - 6:00 pm

WHERE: Power & Light District in Downtown Kansas City. Navigational address: 1370 Walnut St., Kansas City, MO 64105

WHY: To Support the Arts and Local Economy

ADMISSION: Free and open to the public

WEBSITE:www.artfestival.com or www.powerandlightdistrict.com

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