SOURCE: Howard Alan Events

Howard Alan Events

February 11, 2014 12:17 ET

Sarasota's Premier Festival of the Arts Returns This Weekend

SARASOTA, FL--(Marketwired - Feb 11, 2014) -

WHAT: 26th Annual Downtown Sarasota Festival of the Arts

WHEN: February 15 - 16, Saturday & Sunday, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm 

WHERE: Main Street in Downtown Sarasota 
 Navigational address: 1592 Main Street, Sarasota, FL 34236

WHY: To Support the Arts, the Downtown Sarasota Alliance and the Local Economy

ADMISSION: Free and open to the public


CONTACT INFORMATION: or 561-746-6615

Sarasota's premier art event, produced by festival promoter Howard Alan Events and hosted by the Downtown Sarasota Alliance, returns this weekend. This popular two-day art extravaganza was recently ranked the 48th top outdoor art fair in the United States by Sunshine Artist, the nation's leading publication for art and craft shows. A portion of the proceeds from the art show will benefit the Downtown Sarasota Alliance, dedicated to the enrichment of Historic Downtown Sarasota. Admission is free and open to the public.

This highly anticipated festival has long been considered one of the biggest and best art events in the area, consistently ranked among the top 100 outdoor art fairs in the country. The show will once again feature the finest artists in the country, welcoming back many favorites and introducing new artists to the area who will display their newest creations along Main Street in downtown Sarasota, spanning from 5 Points-Selby Park to Orange Avenue.

"We look forward to returning to Sarasota each season," says festival promoter Howard Alan. "Locals, tourists and art enthusiasts appreciate our first rate festivals and return to each one eager to see new work by their favorite artists and explore the art of new exhibitors."

Art enthusiasts have the opportunity to engage the artists to gain a better understanding of their work and inspiration as they stroll through the vast array of quality original art on display and for sale. They will also be able to register to win artwork by exhibiting artist Bob Lehman. The prize, an original sculpture titled "Ku Ku Bird", valued at $295, was created from gourds, pods and other natural items and measures 16" x 48". It will be on display at Lehman's booth where registration will also take place. No purchase is necessary to participate. 

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