SOURCE: Howard Alan Events

Howard Alan Events

October 29, 2013 10:24 ET

Downtown Venice Art Festival Kicks Off Holiday Shopping Season

VENICE, FL--(Marketwired - Oct 29, 2013) -

WHAT: 26th Annual Downtown Venice Art Festival

WHEN:  November 2 & 3, Saturday & Sunday, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm 

WHERE: 219 W. Venice Avenue, Venice, FL 34285

WHY: To Support the Arts, Venice Main Street and the Local Economy

ADMISSION: Free and open to the public

WEBSITE: www.artfestival.com

Historic Downtown Venice welcomes the finest artists in the country November 2 - 3, 2013 with the return of the Downtown Venice Art Festival. This gallery style two-day juried show will feature an eclectic array of original handmade art at prices set to suit all budgets. Holiday shoppers looking for unique gifts will have a wide variety of items to choose from while strolling through this wonderful outdoor setting, a welcome contrast to crowded malls this holiday season. The festival benefits Venice Main Street, dedicated to preserving and maintaining downtown Venice as a desirable destination. Admission is free and open to the public.

Festival promoter Howard Alan Events has produced this art affair for the past 26 years showcasing the finest local and regional artists the state has to offer. This highly regarded promoter produces numerous shows on Florida's west coast including the popular Downtown Venice Art Classic each March as well as the Downtown Sarasota Festival of the Arts, St. Armands Circle Art Festival, Hyde Park Village Art Fair in Tampa and many more. The Downtown Venice Art Festival has expanded through the years with the community's support and has become a highly anticipated annual tradition in Venice.

An Art Giveaway will provide festival patrons an opportunity to win artwork by award-winning watercolorist Christine Reichow. The prize, a 33" x 40" framed Giclée signed and numbered reproduction of "Pelican Perching," valued at $450.00. Christine skillfully captures the essence and wonder of Florida's landscapes in her watercolor paintings. Her work has graced the pages of many prestigious publications and can be seen in private collections across the country. Additional information and a gallery of her work can be found on her website, www.christinereichow.com. The winner of the giveaway will be announced at 4:00 pm on Sunday, during the final day of the art show. 

For additional information on the 26th Annual Downtown Venice Art Festival and other Howard Alan Events art and craft shows across the country, visit www.artfestival.com or call 561-746-6615.

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