Thanksgiving Art Festival Offers Holiday Shoppers an Alternative to Crowded Malls

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The Downtown Delray Beach Thanksgiving Weekend Art Festival, ranked 76th among the 100 Best Fine Art and Design Shows in America by Sunshine Artist magazine for 2013, will feature a wide array of artwork, live music and a free art giveaway. The artistic media represented include paintings, life size sculptures, photography, glass, wood, jewelry, collage mixed media and ceramics. A portion of the proceeds benefits the Delray Beach Downtown Development Authority. Admission is free and open to the public. The festival presents holiday shoppers with an alternative to crowded malls and offers a vast selection of handcrafted items for those seeking unique gifts while offering art enthusiasts and collectors the opportunity to explore the original and eclectic mix of artwork by 200 of the finest artists in the country. “Holiday shopping can be very stressful,” remarks festival promoter Howard Alan. “The busy parking lots, the crowded shops and the long checkout lines can be a nightmare; our festival offers a laidback, outdoor gallery style exhibit in lovely downtown Delray with a myriad of options. Why subject yourself to Black Friday when you can enjoy a fabulous art show and still get your shopping done?” The participating artists, juried by an independent panel of expert judges and hand- selected from hundreds of applicants based on quality and diversity, will be on site for the duration of the show and available to discuss their art and inspiration. All of their artwork is original and handmade in America with prices ranging from $25 handmade earrings to $50,000 life sized metal sculptures. An Art Giveaway will provide festival patrons an opportunity to win artwork by an exhibiting artist. No purchase is necessary to participate in this giveaway. Festival At-A-Glance:

  • 14th Annual Downtown Delray Beach Thanksgiving Weekend Art Festival
  • Saturday & Sunday, November 30 – December 1 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • Intersection of 4th Avenue and Atlantic Avenue in Downtown Delray Beach
  • Free Admission
  • Unique Gift Ideas for Alternative Holiday Shopping
  • 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 are hand-selected by an independent panel of expert judges from hundreds of applicants
  • All artists are on site for duration of festival
  • Vast array of artistic media including paintings, sculptures, photography, ceramics, glass, wood, handmade jewelry, collage, media
  • Free Art Festival Giveaway
  • A portion of the proceeds benefits the Delray Beach Downtown Development Authority.

For additional information on the 14th Annual Downtown Delray Beach Thanksgiving Weekend Art Fest and other Howard Alan Events art and craft shows across the country, visit www.artfestival.com or call 561-746-6615.