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Delray Beach Festival of the Arts Ranked 65th Top Art Fair in the U.S., 1/18

Delray Beach Festival of the Arts Ranked 65th Top Art Fair in the U.S., 1/18

What: 25th Anniversary Downtown Delray Beach Festival of the Arts

When: January 18 - 19, Saturday & Sunday, 10 am - 5 pm
Wjere: Atlantic Avenue in Downtown Delray Beach (US-I across the Intercoastal Bridge to AIA)
Navigational address: 1111 East Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach, FL 33483
Why: To Support the Arts and the Local Community
Admission: Free and open to the public

Website www.artfestival.com

Contact Information: info@artfestival.com or 561-746-6615

Interviews with participating artists and images of their work are available upon request by contacting AnaBelle Ramos at anabelle@artfestival.com.

Calendar Listing: January 18 - 19, 2014, 25th Anniversary Downtown Delray Beach Festival of the Arts. One mile of Atlantic Avenue in Downtown Delray Beach, starting at US1 and continuing east over the Intracoastal Waterway to A1A and the Atlantic Ocean, will be transformed into an outdoor art gallery with original artwork and affordable gift items by more than 300 artists from the U.S. Enjoy eclectic art displays, live music and a free art giveaway. Saturday & Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. www.ArtFestival.com - 561-746-6615. Free.

Festival promoter Howard Alan Events is thrilled to announce that the Downtown Delray Beach Festival of the Arts, has been ranked the 65th top art fair in the United States by Sunshine Artist, the nation's leading publication for art and craft shows.

"This is a wildly popular event," says festival promoter Howard Alan. "It truly is a wonderful honor and distinction as it was selected from among more than 10,000 festivals in the country."

This outdoor gallery style exhibit is the largest art affair in South Florida, spanning one mile of Atlantic Avenue in Downtown Delray Beach, starting at US1 and continuing east over the Intracoastal Waterway all the way to A1A and the Atlantic Ocean. The festival features 300 of the finest artists in the country from more than 30 states. The exhibitors are juried by an independent panel of expert judges and hand-selected from hundreds of applicants based on quality and diversity. All artists are on site for the duration of the festival and welcome the opportunity to greet established clients and meet new investors. The artwork on display and for sale is original and handmade in America.

The show will celebrate it's 25th Anniversary this year, when it returns January 18 - 19, 2014. Art enthusiasts will have the opportunity to register to win the free art giveaway featuring the work of Delray Beach resident and watercolor artist Pat Kaufman. The 28"x40" framed Gicleé of the watercolor painting titled "Cottages of South Swinton" will be on display in Pat's booth where registration will also take place. No purchase is necessary to participate and the winner will be announced on Sunday at 4:00 p.m. Visit Pat's website to learn more about her work and explore her online gallery.

Festival Information At - A -Glance:
· 25th Anniversary Downtown Delray Beach Festival of the Arts
· January 18 - 19, 2014 - Saturday & Sunday, 10 am - 5 pm
· Location: Atlantic Avenue in Downtown Delray Beach (US-I across the Intercoastal Bridge to AIA)
· Navigational address: 1111 East Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach, FL 33483
· Free and open to the public

Juried gallery style outdoor art showcase
Consistently ranked among top 100 fine art shows in the country by Sunshine Artist magazine
Largest art affair in South Florida spanning one mile of Atlantic Avenue in Downtown Delray Beach
Original Art - Handmade in America
300 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 including paintings, sculptures, photography, ceramics, glass, wood, handmade jewelry, collage, mixed media
Free Art Giveaway: 28" x 40" framed Gicleé of watercolor painting titled "Cottages of South Swinton" by Delray Beach resident and exhibitor Pat Kaufman

· Website: www.artfestival.com
· Contact Information: info@artfestival.com or 561-746-6615

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. The founders personally select culture rich cities for their show locations providing a complete outdoor experience unmatched by other festivals. Each show is unique and features works of both established and emerging artists.


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