Stuart’s Premier Art Festival to Celebrate 25th Anniversary

Media Contact: 

AnaBelle Ramos

954-592-8500 – anabelle@artfestival.com

www.artfestival.com

 

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February 21 – 22, 2015

 

Eclectic Art Exhibits – Original & Functional Art – Unique Handcrafted Gift Items – Live Music – Free Art Giveaway

 

Giveaway Prize – “Endless Summer” by Zsuzsanna Luciano

WHAT:  25th Anniversary Downtown Stuart Art Festival

WHEN:  February 21 – 22, Saturday & Sunday, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

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

 

CALENDAR LISTING: February 21 – 22, 2015, 25th Anniversary Downtown Stuart Art Festival. 250 artists from the U.S. will transform Osceola Street in Historic Downtown Stuart into an outdoor art gallery with original fine artwork. Enjoy an eclectic array of art, unique gift items, live music, and sign up for a free art giveaway featuring the photography of artist Zsuzsanna Luciano. 26 SW Osceola Street, Stuart, FL 34994 – Saturday & Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. – www.ArtFestival.com – 561-746-6615. Free.

 

Please contact AnaBelle Ramos at AnaBelle@ArtFestival.com to request interviews and high-resolution images of artwork by participating artists. 

 

Stuart, Florida (January 6, 2015) – Martin County’s premier art festival returns to historic downtown Stuart February 21 – 22, 2015 with the finest artists in the country. The eclectic exhibits with broad appeal will include paintings, sculptures, photography, ceramics, glass, wood, handmade jewelry, collage, mixed media and even unique gift items.  Prices will be set to suit all budgets and will range from $25 handcrafted earrings to $30,000 sculptures.  A portion of the proceeds from the art festival benefits the Stuart Main Street programs. Admission is free and open to the public.

 

 

The festival 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. Art enthusiasts will 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.  They will also be able to register to win artwork by exhibiting artist Zsuzsanna Luciano. This award-winning conservation fine art photographer specializes in giant panoramic images with as many as 80 different photographs used to capture the detail and dimension of one moment.  Many of her large-scale photographs are on display in a variety of galleries throughout South Florida and in private collections in the U.S. and abroad. The giveaway prize, a 24”x 48” print of “Endless Summer”, taken while in the Florida Keys and valued at $650, will be on display at her booth where registration will also take place.  The winner will be announced during the final hour of the festival.  No purchase will be necessary to participate.  To learn more about this talented artist and view her work, go to www.zsuzsannaluciano.com.

 

Festival At-A-Glance:

 

  • 25th Anniversary Downtown Stuart Art Festival
  • February 21 – 22, Saturday & Sunday, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • Free Admission
  • Historic downtown Stuart – starting at Osceola and St. Lucie, down to Haney Circle and continues on Osceola to Denver Street and down to Detroit Street Juried gallery style outdoor art showcase
  • Original Art – 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
  • Free Art Giveaway – featuring conservation fine art photographer Zsuzsanna Luciano
  • A portion of the proceeds from the art festival benefits the Stuart Main Street programs.

 

 

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.

 

 

For additional information on the 25th Anniversary 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.

 

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Media Notes:

  • Show organizers and various crafters are available for advance interviews.
  • Photos of craft festivals, participating crafters and their work are available by contacting AnaBelle Ramos at anabelle@artfestival.com or 954-592-8500.
  • Please contact Media Director Christine Relick for questions about sponsorships and advertising.  Phone:  678-493-9058; Email: crelick@comcast.net.