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What: 26th Annual Las Olas Art Fair Part I



When: January 4 & 5, Saturday & Sunday, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm



Where: Las Olas Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale, between SE 6th Avenue and SE 11th Avenue



Navigational address: 600 East Las Olas Boulevard, Ft. Lauderdale, Fl 33301



Why: To Support the Arts and the Las Olas Association and the Local Community



Admission: Free and open to the public



Website: www.artfestival.com



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



Calendar Listing: January 4 - 5, 2014, 26th Annual Las Olas Art Fair Part I. Las Olas Boulevard, between SE 6th Avenue and SE 11th Avenue, 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.



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



The Las Olas Art Fair Part I, ranked 47th top art fair in the United States by Sunshine Artist, the nation's leading publication for art and craft shows, returns January 4 - 5, 2014. The jury process is well underway and festival promoter Howard Alan Events promises to deliver another spectacular first-rate art affair that festival patrons have come to expect. The show will once again feature the finest artists in the country, welcoming back many favorites and introducing new artists to South Florida. Partial proceeds from the festival benefit the Las Olas Association. Admission is free and open to the public.



"We look forward to each Las Olas Art Fair," says festival promoter Howard Alan. "These shows are highly anticipated, festival patrons 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 an exhibiting artist; no purchase is necessary to participate.



The 2014 Las Olas Art Fair collectors' edition poster, featuring the work of artist Sharon Kusha, will be available for sale on site during the festival. Sharon's paintings are distinctive and recognizable due to her use of bold and bright colors, primarily working with acrylic paints. She is greatly influenced by the architecture and tropical setting of Key West. Her work is displayed at several galleries and in juried fine art shows throughout Florida.



Las Olas Art Fair Part II has been scheduled for March 1 - 2, 2014 as part of an exciting Howard Alan Events Spring line up.



Festival at-a-Glance:



-Juried first-class outdoor art gallery showcasing local and national artists

-Among the largest and most popular outdoor art festivals in South Florida

-Original Artwork 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 including paintings, sculptures, photography, ceramics, glass, wood, handmade jewelry, collage, mixed media

-Commemorative Festival Posters ($10) & T-shirts ($15) for sale at booth located across from Cheesecake Factory

-A portion of the proceeds benefits the Las Olas Association.



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.



For additional information on the 26th Annual Las Olas Art Fair Part I 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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