DELRAY BEACH, FL. – Downtown Delray Beach welcomes back its signature art affair January 19 & 20, 2013. Sunshine Artist Magazine consistently ranks this two-day juried festival as one of the best art events in the U.S. 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. A portion of the proceeds benefits the Delray Beach Downtown Development Authority. Admission is free and open to the public. “Our roots are humble,” says festival promoter Howard Alan. “We started 24 years ago in the Atlantic Plaza, the show wrapped around the entire parking lot but we quickly outgrew the location, spilling onto Atlantic Avenue.” The festival now 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 will be on site for the duration of the festival, available to discuss their work and inspiration. All of their artwork is original and handmade in America.
Festival At – A – Glance:
- 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:
- Life Size Sculptures
- Handmade jewelry
For additional information on the 24th Annual Downtown Delray Beach Festival of the Arts and other Howard Alan Events art and craft shows across the country, visit www.artfestival.com or call 561-746-6615.