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Top Sarasota Art & Craft Festival Returns to Main Street

October 13, 2009

top-sarasota-art-craft-festivalAmerican Craft Endeavors, Florida’s Largest Producer of First Class Craft Fairs, Presents

The 15th Annual Downtown Sarasota Art & Craft Festival

Showcasing Local and Nationally Recognized Artists and Crafters

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Art Extravaganza Returns to St. Armands with $15 million of art

October 3, 2009

Howard Alan Events, Producer of the Nation’s Finest Juried Art Shows, Presents 21ST Annual St. Armands Art Festival To Showcase Local and Nationally Recognized Artists

starmands-art-festivalSaturday, October 10, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sunday, October 11, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Admission is free and open to the public.

St. Armands Circle in Sarasota
Navigational Address:411 St. Armands Circle, Sarasota, FL 34236

SARASOTA, FLORIDA – St. Armands Art Festival celebrates its 21st anniversary on October 10 – 11, 2009 as the streets of Sarasota’s St. Armands Circle are transformed into a first-class outdoor art gallery complete with 150 artists and $15 million in artwork available for sale. Admission is free and open to the public.

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World Croquet Federation Selection 8’s

October 1, 2009

The World Croquet Federation Selection 8’s, a United States Croquet Association Sanctioned Tournament, will be held October 22 - 25, 2009 at the National Croquet Center, West Palm Beach, FL.

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The Sarasota Craft Show

October 1, 2009

sarasota-craft-show-1Sarasota, FL (July 29, 2009) – The Sarasota Craft Show (sarasotacraftshow.com), a new event that will feature a juried selection of highly regarded artists from across the county, demonstrations by artists and entertainment will be held Dec. 4 – 6 at the Sarasota Bradenton International Convention Center.
Richard and Joanna Rothbard, directors of the Slate Hill, N.Y.-headquartered American Art Marketing (www.americancraftmarketing.com), will independently manage the new Sarasota Craft Show. The Rothbards, who own An American Craftsman galleries in New York, Savannah, Ga. and Stockbridge, Ma., have previously produced successful arts and crafts fairs in the Northeast including the Berkshires Art Festival held earlier this month.

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Top Art Fair Returns To Hyde Park Village in Tampa Area

September 26, 2009

Howard Alan Events, Producer of the Nation’s Finest Juried Art Shows, Presents
The 20th Anniversary Hyde Park Village Art Fair
To Showcase Local and Nationally Recognized Artists

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20th Anniversary Hyde Park Village Art Fair

Saturday, October 3, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Sunday, October 4, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Admission is free and open to the public.

Hyde Park Village at Swann and Dakota Avenues
Navigational Address: 1622 Snow Avenue, Tampa, Florida 33606

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Great fall programs at Morikami

September 17, 2009

One Hundred Years of Sharing Paradise
November 5, 7:30pm

sharing-paradise-1The past takes center stage at The Morikami as observers of local history  exchange views on early Delray Beach, Boca Raton, and Yamato, the pioneering colony of Japanese settlers that once existed between the two cities. Read More

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September Month with HMSF

September 15, 2009

black-cross-1Family Fun Day: Pre-Columbian Fun
Saturday, September 12
12-4 pm

Historical Museum of Southern Florida
101 West Flagler Street Downtown Miami

Journey back in time and visit Latin America and the Caribbean through the eyes of its Native Peoples. Craft activities will include the art of making Meso-American masks.

Free and open to the public

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Ronin Taiko concert at The Morikami

September 11, 2009

morikami-museum-1Ronin Taiko Returns For A Dramatic Season Opening Concert At The Morikami

DELRAY BEACH, Fla. — (September 3, 2009) – Back by popular demand, Ronin Taiko returns for a brand new season of arts and entertainment at the Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens with two high energy full concerts to be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday, October 8 and Friday, October 9.

Featured at other Morikami events, such as Sushi & Stroll and the opening of last year’s season, Ronin’s powerful performances feature Japanese taiko drums. Designed more than 2,600 years ago to intimidate enemies before a war and to celebrate at religious ceremonies and festivals, the powerful, ancient art of taiko has evolved into a popular form of musical expression and performance art.

Since the group’s creation in 2006, Ronin has performed throughout South Florida and the Southeast for a wide range of events from theatrical events to outdoor festivals. Audiences have enjoyed their music at Fruit and Spice Park in Homestead, Old School Square in Delray Beach, Georgia College & State University, Troy University’s Davis theatre in Alabama, the Broward Main Library theatre in Fort Lauderdale and as guest performers at the Miami MetroZoo.

“We would like to provide the audience with a unique experience,” says Malia of Ronin Taiko. “We continuously seek to improve on our skills, and travel to Japan twice a year to train.  It is important to us to be diligent in our discipline, and continue to train at least five days a week.  This is necessary for the physical performance style of taiko.”

“Our training is ongoing,” Malia added. “We are always humbled and inspired by the audience to work harder to further our skills and hope to become proper ambassadors for this art form.”

Tickets are $20 for members; $35 for non-members (per show). The concerts will take place in the Morikami Theater, 4000 Morikami Park Road, Delray Beach. Tickets may be purchased online at www.morikami.org or by calling 561-495-0233 extension 232. Seating is first come first served.

The Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens, open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday, is owned and operated by the Palm Beach County Parks & Recreation Department, in partnership with The Morikami, Inc. It is located at 4000 Morikami Park Road in Delray Beach off Jog Road between Linton Boulevard and Clint Moore Road. For more information about the Morikami, its exhibitions and programs, call 561-495-0233 or visit www.morikami.org.

12th Annual Punta Gorda Sullivan Street Craft Festival

September 4, 2009

Slated For September 12 - 13, 2009

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Punta Gorda, Florida (June 8, 2009) – The Punta Gorda Sullivan Street Craft Festival celebrates its 12th anniversary on September 12-13, 2009, as downtown Punta Gorda is transformed into an outdoor craft art showcase complete with 150 crafters with affordable original works available for sale. Admission is free and open to the public.

In order to ensure a superior event with quality affordable original crafts, all of the local and national crafters have been hand-selected from hundreds of applicants by American Craft Endeavors, producers of the top outdoor craft festivals in the country.

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Spady Living Heritage Day

August 17, 2009

delray-beachThe traditional ways of southern life come back to Delray Beach at the Spady Living Heritage Day on August 22, 2009.

After the success of last year’s festival, held on historic NW Fifth Avenue, this year’s festival will welcome back several popular entertainers, cooks and storytellers. The Spady Museum, located at 170 NW 5th Avenue, will be in the center of the action. The event is from noon to 10 p.m.; admission is free.

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