SOURCE: Howard Alan Events

Howard Alan Events

February 02, 2012 14:30 ET

Howard Alan Events & Susan G. Komen for the Cure of Southwest Florida Partner in Fundraising Efforts

Artists Generously Donate to $20,000 Festival Shopping Spree Chance Giveaway Fundraiser Taking Place During the 6th Annual Coconut Point Art Festival - February 11 & 12

ESTERO, FL--(Marketwire - Feb 2, 2012) - Howard Alan Events and Susan G. Komen for the Cure of Southwest Florida are working together during the upcoming 6th Annual Coconut Point Art Festival, February 11 - 12, to raise awareness for breast cancer. Many participating artists have generously donated gift certificates for the $20,000 Art Festival Shopping Spree Chance Giveaway fundraiser. Tickets for the giveaway will be available at the Susan G. Komen for the Cure booth during the art show and online at for a suggested donation of $15.00. All proceeds from the fundraiser will benefit Susan G. Komen for the Cure and help to further its vision, A World Without Breast Cancer.

The parking fields of Coconut Point will come to life with the bold, vibrant and whimsical art of 250 of the country's leading artists during this two-day juried outdoor art showcase, the largest in Southwest Florida. The artistic media represented include paintings, sculptures, photography, glass, wood, jewelry, collage, and ceramics with prices set to suit all budgets. The spacious isles allow festival-goers to comfortably explore the original artwork and meet the artists who will be present for the duration of the art show. Admission is free and open to the public.

"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."

Also taking part in the festival is Keep Lee County Beautiful, a civic organization dedicated to protecting the environment and improving the quality of life in Lee County. Volunteers 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.

Howard Alan of Howard Alan Events, founder and producer of the original Downtown Naples Art Fair on 5th Avenue, moved his show to Coconut Point after more than two decades where it continues to draw record crowds and leading artists from around the country. The Coconut Point Art Festivals have become welcome events at this popular dining and retail destination.

Festival At - A - Glance:

WHAT: 6th Annual Coconut Point Art Festival (Estero)

WHEN: February 11 - 12, Saturday & Sunday, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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

WHY: To Support the Arts and the Local Community

ADMISSION: Free and open to the public


CONTACT INFORMATION: or 561-746-6615

  • Largest juried outdoor art showcase in Southwest Florida
  • Original Art -- Handmade in America
  • 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
    • Life Size Sculptures
    • Photography
    • Ceramics
    • Glass
    • Wood
    • Handmade jewelry
    • Collage
    • Mixed Media

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.

Additional information about Susan G. Komen for the Cure Southwest Florida:

  • 75% of every dollar raised by the Southwest Florida Affiliate of Susan G. Komen stays in the 5 county service area to fund vital breast cancer screening, treatment and educational programs.
  • 25% is contributed to the Susan G. Komen National Award and Research Grant Program to fund ground breaking breast cancer research to help find the cures.

For additional information on the 6th Annual Coconut Point 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 participating artists are available for interviews prior to the festival and images of artwork and festival photographs are available upon request.
  • Please submit requests for interviews and images to AnaBelle Dweck at or 954-592-8500.

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