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St. Armands Circle Art Festival Returns, 1/25

St. Armands Circle Art Festival Returns, 1/25



What: 11th Annual St. Armands Circle Art Festival



When: January 25 - 26, Saturday & Sunday, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Where: St. Armands Circle in Sarasota

Navigational address: 411 St. Armands Circle, Sarasota, FL 34236



Why: To Support the Arts, the St. Armands Circle Association and the Local Economy



Admission: Free and open to the public



Website: www.artfestival.com



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



The finest artists in the country will converge upon St. Armands Circle for the 11th Annual St. Armands Circle Art Festival this weekend, January 25 - 26, 2014. They will be present for the duration of this popular two-day juried art event, available to discuss their art and techniques. A wide array of original art with broad appeal, representing a myriad of styles and media, will be on display and for sale with prices set to suit all budgets. A portion of the proceeds benefits the St. Armands Circle Association. Admission is free and open to the public.



Festival patrons will have the opportunity to win artwork by participating artist Jennifer Ardolino. This award-winning artist transforms her subjects into vivid wonderfully colored images that transport the viewer into the scenes. The rich palette of the tropics and the beauty of nature have provided Jennifer with endless inspiration. Her chosen media extend from the supple natural beauty of watercolors to the strong vivid colors of acrylics. Her work has gained national and international recognition and can be found in many galleries, hotels throughout Florida and the Caribbean, as well as in corporate and private collections. To learn more about Jennifer Ardolino and explore her gallery visit her website at www.jaart.com.



The prize, an original 24" x 28" watercolor painting titled "Circles" and valued at $400 will be on display at Jennifer's booth throughout the weekend where registration will also take place. No purchase is necessary to participate in this art giveaway and the winner will be announced during the final hour of the art show.



Aside from this popular show in January, Howard Alan Events produces another festival on St. Armands Circle each November. This highly regarded promoter produces numerous other shows on Florida's west coast including the popular Downtown Venice Art Classic, each March, as well as the Downtown Sarasota Festival of the Arts, Hyde Park Village Art Fair in Tampa, and many others. A complete schedule can be found at www.ArtFestival.com.



Festival At - A - Glance:



Juried outdoor art showcase

Original Art - Handmade in America

200 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

Free Art Giveaway

Vast array of artistic media including paintings, 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 32 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.



For additional information on the 11th Annual St. Armands Circle Art Festival 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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