Stuart’s premier art festival returns Feb. 25-26

WHAT:  22nd Annual Downtown Stuart Art Festival
WHEN:  February 25 – 26, Saturday & Sunday, 10 a.m . to 5 p.m.
WHERE:  Osceola Street in Downtown Stuart – Navigational Address: 26 SW Osceola Street, Stuart, FL 34994
WHY:  To Support the Arts, the Local Community and the Stuart Main Street Programs
ADMISSION: Free and open to the public
WEBSITE:  www.artfestival.com

CONTACT INFORMATION:  info@artfestival.com or 561-746-6615

Historic downtown Stuart welcomes back Martin County’s premier art festival February 25 – 26, 2012.  This two-day art affair features the finest artists in the country and a vast array of quality handmade art appealing to a variety of tastes and budgets. The artistic media represented include paintings, sculptures, photography, glass, wood, jewelry, collage and ceramics with prices ranging from $25 hand-designed earrings to $30,000 metal sculptures.  A portion of the proceeds from the art festival benefits the Stuart Main Street programs. Admission is free and open to the public.

“Our jury process is very selective, this is how we ensure a diverse and eclectic mix of styles and media that appeal to a broad variety of art enthusiasts and collectors,” says festival promoter Howard Alan.  “There is truly something for everyone.”

The artists will line Osceola Street with their gallery style display booths, transforming this popular shopping and dining destination into a first-class outdoor art exhibition. The show will go through downtown Stuart starting at Osceola and St. Lucie, down to Haney Circle and continues on Osceola to Denver Street and down to Detroit Street.  All of the artists will be on-site for the duration of the show available to discuss their art, techniques and inspiration.

The artists, juried by an independent panel of expert judges, are hand-selected from hundreds of applicants based on quality and diversity. All of their artwork is original and handmade in America.

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 21st Annual Downtown Stuart Art Festival and other Howard Alan Events art and craft shows across the country, visit www.artfestival.com or call 561-746-6615.