SOURCE: American Craft Endeavors

American Craft Endeavors

October 16, 2012 16:19 ET

Sarasota Art & Craft Festival Returns to Main Street This Fall

SARASOTA, FL--(Marketwire - Oct 16, 2012) - The Downtown Sarasota Art & Craft Festival returns to Main Street in downtown Sarasota on October 20 - 21, 2012 with 150 leading artists and crafters from 30 different states as well as local and regional talent. This popular two-day outdoor showcase features unique and affordable quality art and crafts as well as a Green Market offering plants, exotic orchids, gourmet spices, dips and freshly popped kettle corn. A portion of the proceeds benefits the Downtown Sarasota Alliance. Admission is free and open to the public.

This is just one of the many juried events that American Craft Endeavors and Howard Alan Events bring to Sarasota County each year including the popular Downtown Sarasota Festival of the Arts. These highly anticipated events are popular for the fine artists and crafters as well as the quality art and crafts on display.

"Sarasota is a great venue for our art and craft shows," says festival promoter Howard Alan. "The town offers many interesting cultural events and our shows fit right in; we attract locals and tourists alike who have a great appreciation for the arts."

All of the artists and crafters will be present for the duration of the festival available to discuss their techniques and inspiration. The white-tented professional artist booths will span Main Street from Lemon Avenue to 5 points Park. 

Each crafter has been hand-selected from hundreds of applicants by American Craft Endeavors, producers of the top outdoor craft festivals in the country.

Whether you are a craft enthusiast or looking for that unique one-of-a-kind gift item, there is something for everyone. From folk art, pottery, handmade jewelry and paintings, to personalized gifts, handmade clothing, scented soaps and body products, a full spectrum of craft art mediums will be on display and for sale with prices ranging from as little as $3 to $3,000.

18th Annual Downtown Sarasota Art & Craft Festival

October 20-21, Saturday & Sunday, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Main Street in Downtown Sarasota, from Lemon Avenue to 5 Points Park
Navigational Address: 1592 Main Street, Sarasota, FL 34236

To Support the Arts, the Local Community, & the Downtown Sarasota Alliance 

Free and open to the public

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