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7th Annual Downtown Venice Craft Festival Returns in September

Jul 29, 2015 05:47PM

The Downtown Venice Craft Festival returns September 5–6, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., featuring 100 of the most skilled artists and crafters, both locally-based and from around the country. The eclectic displays of original handcrafted art, including decorative and functional pieces, as well as affordable gift items, will line Miami Avenue in Downtown Venice.  Prices will be set to suit all budgets, ranging from $3 to $3,000. The participating crafters have been hand-selected from among hundreds of talented applicants, and each crafter will be on-site throughout the festival’s duration. 

The vast array of craft media includes folk art, pottery, personalized gifts, handmade clothing, basket weaving, beaded utensils, candles, cork assemblage, fabric design, fiber quilts, fused wax and glass, hair accessories, handbags and accessories, handmade cards, leather, mosaic, wood, painted wood, plaster craft and stained glass. In addition, a Green Market will offer exotic plants and orchids, body products, gourmet spices, jams, dips, spreads and much moreAdmission is free and open to the public.     

This is just one of the many art events that festival producers American Craft Endeavors and Howard Alan Events bring to Downtown Venice which includes two fine art shows, the Venice Art Classic each March, the Downtown Venice Art Festival each November and a number of craft fairs throughout the season.  These highly anticipated outdoor-juried festivals are popular for the quality artists and crafters they feature.  A portion of the proceeds will benefit preserving and maintaining Venice Main Street as a desirable destination.

 

Location: 220 Miami Ave W., Venice. American Craft Endeavors (ACE) produces some of the nation’s most exciting high-end juried craft shows in many of Florida’s vibrant downtown areas and popular tourist destinations including the Lauderdale by the Sea Craft Festival (Fort Lauderdale, FL), the Holiday Craft Festival on the Ocean (Jupiter/Juno Beach, FL), the Downtown Stuart Craft Fairs (Stuart, FL), the Siesta Fiesta Craft Festival (Sarasota, FL) and the Downtown Sarasota Craft Festivals (Sarasota, FL), among others. The group’s founders personally select unique, culture rich cities for their show locations providing a complete outdoor experience unmatched by other festivals.  All crafters are hand-selected from hundreds of applicants in order to ensure a superior event featuring diverse art media and the highest quality of original handmade crafts. For more information, call 561-746-6615, email [email protected] or visit ArtFestival.com. 

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