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24th Annual Las Olas Art Fair Part I

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24th annual Las Olas Art Fair

24th Annual Las Olas Art Fair PartI edition takes place January 7th & 8th, 2012 Saturday & Sunday 10:00 AM- 5:00 PM on Las Olas Blvd. in Fort Lauderdale.

It seems like just yesterday that I met art fair Impresario Howard Alan.  He had produced his first art fair for the Las Olas Association and it was a big hit with the visitors and merchants… Here it is 24 years later, and he not only produces three art fairs a year on Las Olas, he’s become known as “The King of Art”.

As the country’s largest promoter of art and craft shows, Howard Alan Events has produced some of the nation’s finest juried art shows, including more than 40 venues throughout the country each year such as the Downtown Aspen Art Festival, Beaver Creek Art Festival, Downtown Naples Art Festival, Chicago Tribune Magnificent Mile Art Festival, Las Olas Art Fair, and many more.

The group’s founders personally select unique, culture rich cities for their show locations providing a complete out-door experience unmatched by other festivals. Each show is unique with works of new and upcoming artists as well as established artists.

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This year, the Las Olas Art Fair takes place on Las Olas Boulevard between S.E. 6th Avenue and S.E. 11th Avenue, where the streets are closed to vehicular traffic. In those two days, Las Olas is transformed into a first-class outdoor art showcase complete with 150 artists and $15 million in artwork available for sale. Admission is free and open to the public.

“We are looking forward to painting the town with 15 million dollars of art,” said The King of Art Howard Alan.  Produced by Howard Alan Events, the Las Olas Art Fair is one of the top outdoor art festivals in the country.

In order to ensure a superior art event with only the highest quality of original artwork, the Las Olas Art Fair is a juried art show in which all of the local and national artists have been hand-selected from hundreds of applicants.

Over 100,000 people visit the festival!

Whether you are a casual art enthusiast, festival-goer or avid collector, there is something for everyone.  From $25 hand-designed earrings and $50 prints, to $20,000 metal sculptures, original artwork will cover a full spectrum of mediums, including paintings, sculptures, photography, glass, ceramics, mixed media and more.

Unlike a typical gallery setting, all of the artists will be at the festival with their artwork, giving visitors the opportunity to talk with the artists, learn about their art and what inspires them, and of course purchase or commission original pieces.

Howard Alan Events is the country’s largest promoter of art and craft shows, boasting more than 40 venues throughout the country each year such as the Downtown Aspen Art Festival, Beaver Creek Art Festival, Downtown Naples Art Festival, and the Chicago Tribune Magnificent Mile Art Festival.  The group’s founders personally select unique, culture rich cities for their show locations providing a complete out-door experience unmatched by other festivals. Each show is unique with works of new and upcoming artists as well as established artists.

Hours are 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on both days.  For additional information on the Las Olas Art Fair and other Howard Alan Events art and craft shows across the country, visit the Art Festival website.

Art Walk Las Olas Monthly Event 2011 [Video]

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Art Walk Las Olas Monthly Event 2011

The scene in Las Olas is always spirited, sophisticated, and has it’s own distinctive atmosphere. There has always been a very strong artistic environment, with local denizens who support the arts in every way.

Now, for everyone to enjoy will be the Art Walk in Las Olas, with an event one time per month every third Thursday, and what a great way to enjoy the Las Olas lifestyle, than to stroll down the Boulevard to see what the latest offerings from local artists will be.

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Hang out at one of the many unique restaurants, relax with a glass of wine, watch the passersby, and take home a great piece of art for yourself.

Art Walk Las Olas is an experiential, energetic, and first-of-its kind event coming each third Thursday monthly. This reoccurring activity is a new and unique way to ignite interest and introduce the community to Las Olas Boulevard and downtown Fort Lauderdale’s cultural & arts scene.

Attendees leisurely stroll up and down the sidewalks of Las Olas Boulevard on a self-guided tour of gallery openings & exhibits, boutique trunk shows, shopping specials and restaurants all while enjoying outdoor artist demonstrations, live music, & refreshments.

Date:

Every third Thursday

Description:

Experience special events and promotions at the shops and galleries along East Las Olas. Sidewalk musicians and art displays will add to the festive atmosphere.

Start Time:

6:00 PM

End Time:

9:00 PM

Location:

East Las Olas Blvd. from Andrews Ave. to SE 16 Ave.

Phone:954-258-8382

Ticket Price: Free

This monthly event will definitely give you a break from the daily grind, and the chance to relax with friends who have the same love of art that we all do here in South Florida.

Some sponsors are the Fort Lauderdale Museum of Art, The Hamilton Gallery,  Downtown Development Authority, The Las Olas Company, Las Olas Association, The Upper Room Gallery, and the Saba Gallery.

Giving an artist the chance to shine, to show their talents is just one of the great ways we celebrate our lifestyle, and on Las Olas Boulevard, what better place to take the time to enjoy the artisans, have a great meal, and break away from the daily repetition.

We all love to support the varied arts we have in Fort Lauderdale, and this is one event that looks like it will have legs.

Art Walk Las Olas and FAT Village Art Walk bring the party to downtown Fort … “Meeting Under an Umbrella” by Miami artist Stephen Gamson, who will be at ONE Sotheby’s International Realty’s Fort Lauderdale office during the Las Olas Art Walk for a wine and cheese reception. If you’re looking for proof then check out the two

Bulletin Board ArtWalk Las Olas, 5 to 9 pm along Las Olas Boulevard between Andrews and Southeast 16th avenues in Fort Lauderdale. Free. Call 954-258-8382. Bend Me, Shape Me, 3:45 to 4:45 pm at Secret Woods Nature Center, 2701 W. State Road 84, Dania Beach. $10.

Art, galleries, crafts and museums on Las Olas Boulevard, Fort … But that’s not all … take a walk down Las Olas Boulevard and you’ll find that there are galleries and specialty stores in abundance.

Art Walk Las Olas and FAT Village Art Walk bring culture to … You can start with tonight’s Art Walk Las Olas, a new monthly event showcasing the art galleries and 40 businesses on a self-guided tour

Welcome To Art Walk Las Olas! Art Walk Las Olas is an experiential, energetic, and first-of-its kind event Announcing Art Walk Las Olas – A New Cultural Experience,

New art walk coming to Las Olas – Broward – MiamiHerald.com The sidewalks of downtown Fort Lauderdale will come alive with art on the third Thursday of each month.

Las Olas art walk – Las Olas Boulevard It’s very exciting that Las Olas is re-instating its art walks. What’s even better is that TSDG (Tangled Spider Design Group) is donating an

West Palm Beach SunFest Event 2011 [Video]

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West Palm Beach SunFest Event 2011 [Video]

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Now that spring has sprung, the West Palm Beach Sunfest is the intro into the steaming hot music scene for South Florida. The event starts April 27-May 1st. Their link for tickets is www.sunfest.com

Hours: Wed., 5 p.m.-10 p.m.; Thurs.-Fri., 5 p.m.-11 p.m.; Sat., noon-11 p.m.; Sun, noon-10 p.m.

Gates: Entry can be made at Centennial Square, Datura Street, Fern Street and Trinity Place.

And just for a teaser, here’s just a few of the musical artists to be rockin’ the event.

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Earth, Wind & Fire

Styx

Sublime with Rome

Cee Lo Green

Jeff Beck

Taking Back Sunday

Gregg Allman

Neon Trees

The Avett Brothers

O.A.R.

Mike Posner

Sick Puppies

Never Shout Never

Prince Royce

Anberlin

Cherry Poppin’ Daddies

Toad The Wet SprocketToad

The Supervillains

Preservation Hall Jazz Band

Circa Survive

Brooke Fraser

Ziggy Marley

Summer officially starts at the largest music and art festival in Florida, spotlighting just about every musical genre. Listen to tunes, sip cold drinks, and scope out the vistas around downtown West Palm Beach’s new waterfront.

SunFest is the big time. There is no doubt summer kicks off right here. It may be hot outside, but inside the festival gates, the over the top musical lineup makes every one of the festival’s five days hotter. Last year, ZZ Top, REO Speedwagon, The B-52s, The Charlie Daniels Band, Five For Fighting, Ben Harper and Relentless 7, Johnny Cakes and Four Horseman of the Apocalypso, and Shinedown rocked on three stages of live music.

SunFest is about kicking back on one of the floating barges, surrounded by partygoers, DJs, and unique cocktail mixes that will give you a wide smile and a refreshing feeling. The barges are set up on open air in Lake Worth Lagoon.

Art is also major part of SunFest. Find and buy something you like, or discover an artist whose work stands out from the rest, from the more than 75 art vendors to make up the juried show. On the way to the art, stop by the kid’s area, try some great food, have a cold drink, go for a wine tasting, and visit a vendor booth. The last night of SunFest features a spectacular fireworks show – a fantastic finale to a fabulous fest.

Great SunFest ticket packages are available. Feel like a VIP with a backstage pass or reserve your seat near the stage. Five-day festival tickets and individual day passes are all available.

For a different experience all together, try Club SunFest – A members only section with reduced prices for drink and complimentary meals.

Full lineup of top musical acts, as well as wine tasting, juried fine arts and crafts, TGI5K, Rock n Roll Shootout, family activities, and Fireworks show on Sunday at 9pm.

Tickets are still available at sunfest.com, and at the on-site ticket booths. Prices are $34 for one day, $51 for a two-day pass, $66 for a five-day pass. Youth tickets (Ages 6-12) are $10 for one day, $17 for two days or $22 for five days. Senior tickets are $20, at the gate only. Children under 5 get in free.

Many of downtown West Palm Beach restaurants, bars, and nightclubs, are open early and late during SunFest. They also offer exclusive specials found only festival time.

There are VIP tickets, as well for the event, you can call SunFest. The event will be on Wednesday, April 27, to Sunday, May 1, at West Palm Beach Waterfront.

So come on out and listen to some incredible bands, grab your favorite beverage, have a bite, and rock on into the night.

SunFest itinerary: Saturday a great day to catch local acts From The Gallery’s set right after the gates open at 12:15 pm to Jeff Harding’s show at 7 pm, Saturday will be full of local music at SunFest. The Gallery, a West Palm Beach-based quartet who all moved to the area from Massachusetts, first gained a

Keeping current gives SunFest boost with fans Like tax day, SunFest is regular occurrence each April. People just seem to be a lot more excited about SunFest, though. A lot more.

West Palm Beach’s SunFest reaches out, builds interest Palm Beach Post Like tax day, SunFest is regular occurrence each April. People just seem to be a lot more excited about SunFest, though. A lot more. “We’ve definitely seen a higher level of interest this year, compared to the

Taking Back Sunday at SunFest April 29 Thursday, April 28, through Sunday, May 1, at SunFest Grounds, Flagler Drive, West Palm Beach waterfront. Gates open at 5 pm Thursday and Friday, and noon Saturday and Sunday. Taking Back Sunday performs Friday, April 29, at 9:30 pm on SunFest’s Bank


Las Olas Wine And Food Festival 2011 [Video]

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Aaaaahhhhhh…wine, food, music….the South Florida weather…it doesn’t get any better than this! The 16th Annual Las Olas Wine and Food Festival is a special event in Fort Lauderdale that is held to benefit the American Lung Association.

The annual fete will have all the bells and whistles you expect from the toney Las Olas Boulevard area. The participating restaurants are top-notch, and there will be a fashion show, a cupcake war, and loads to do, eat, and drink. The sponsors this year are Tequila Herradura, Bombay Sapphire Gin and Premier Beverage Company.

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For tickets, go to their website.

The event will be from April 27-29th this year – and on Saturday, March 29th,  there will be the famous Wine Dinner Saturday.

Tequila Herradura VIP Reception in partnership with JM Lexus $225pp

On Saturday, April 29th the Tequila Herradura VIP Reception in partnership with JM Lexus (a sell out every year) will be held on Las Olas Boulevard (located on the Riverside Hotel lawn by 8th Ave) from 6.00 p.m. – 7.30 p.m. All VIP patrons will receive a complimentary wine glass and included in the VIP ticket is a fabulous VIP Gift Bag which contains a bottle of wine and exciting items from our sponsors. The VIP experience will include an open bar courtesy of Brown Forman Corporation and delicious cuisine.

World Famous Las Olas Boulevard Street Festival $100pp

Often imitated but never duplicated the Friday, April 29th Street Festival ticket has everything that seals the deal in making this clearly the #1 wine and food event in South Florida! Your street festival ticket includes a complimentary wine glass (6½ oz.), butler tray and unlimited sampling from over 60 of the best local restaurants, 45 tables of wine and micro brews from 7.30 p.m. – 10 p.m. This ticket also includes the unparalleled Bombay Sapphire lounge for the ultimate cocktail experience! Of course to compliment this affair we include live music from amazing South Florida acts like The WEEDLINE & Pan Vibes. We love to add a little fashion in as well so a Culinary Couture Fashion Show by the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale will take place on the cat walk. All attendees this year have the chance to take part in the New Times CUPCAKE BATTLE! That’s right you get to decide the “Fan Favorite” award for the Best Cupcake during the festival!

BYTES “A Gourmet Food Truck Event” $40pp

This year’s Festival will feature a new addition dubbed BYTES “A Gourmet Food Truck Event.” The trucks stop here on Saturday, April 30th at Huizenga Plaza from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Gourmet Food Trucks will feature savory delights for guests, including The MexZican Gourmet, Slow Food Truck,& Grill Master Cafe. Unlimited sampling from all the trucks, two complimentary drinks courtesy of Tequila Herradura, Bombay Sapphire ® Gin, Barefoot Wine and Bubbly and live music.

Wine Dinners

Willamette Valley Vineyards Wine Pairing @ Publix Apron’s Cooking School

Wednesday, April 27th at 6:30pm

Host Jim Bernau, President of Willamette Valley Vineyards

Reservations:(954) 577-4264

$45 per person plus tax and gratuity


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The 2011 Las Olas Wine and Food Festival may be sold out! The festival takes place directly on the World Famous Las Olas Boulevard, the most popular street in downtown Fort Lauderdale, known for its fabulous restaurants, trendy shops, and magnificent hotels.

The exclusive VIP Reception (a sell out every year) was held in the VIP Lounge on Las Olas Boulevard (located on 8th Ave.) from 5:30p.m. — 7:00 pm. The VIP Lounge was open the entire festival for VIP Ticket holders only. VIP Patrons received a complimentary Eisch Glass which is a breathable wine glass manufactured in Germany in addition to the VIP Gift Bag which contains a bottle of wine.

The street festival takes place from 7:00p.m – 9:30p.m. Each block of Las Olas Boulevard will have live music plus festival goers will enjoyed signature culinary creations from more than 65 of South Florida’s most desirable dining destinations accompanied by 40+ wine tables on the boulevard.

Accolades:

Voted One of The 10 Best Annual Fort Lauderdale Events
The Palm Beacher

Named The Best Wine Street Festival of the Year
United States Sommelier Association

Las Olas Wine & Food Festival Set for April 27-30 Get ready for the 2011 Las Olas Wine and Food Festival sponsored by Tequila Herradura, Bombay Sapphire Gin and Premier Beverage Company, and benefiting the American Lung Association. The multi-day event will provide guests with plenty

New Times Cupcake Battle: Q&A With Allegria Frozen Yogurt & Cupcakes As a countdown to the upcoming New Times Cupcake Battle at the 2011 Las Olas Wine & Food Festival April 29, Clean Plate Charlie interviewed the participating bakeries. First up is Allegria Frozen Yogurt & Cupcakes who plans to win the

Food events: March 24 Women of Wine: Sample wines created by female winemakers with cooking teacher Lenore Nolan-Ryan and wine blogger Stephanie Miskew. Part of Art of Wine and Food series; 6-7:30 pm, Museum of Art, 1 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; $35,

Win Tickets to the New Times Cupcake Battle at the Las Olas Wine & Food Festival Yes, Clean Plate Charlie readers will win a pair of tickets (value of $100 each) to the Cupcake Battle and Las Olas Wine & Food Festival. Judges provided by New Times will evaluate cupcakes and select winners in two categories: Best Tasting and Best

About the Las Olas Wine and Food Festival – Fort Lauderdale Florida. Well over a decade ago, the first Las Olas Wine & Food Festival took place

Las Olas Wine & Food Festival The Ultimate Street Festival! Friday … 16th Annual street festival debuts new event, plus wine dinners, and VIP reception Proceeds benefit American Lung Association in Florida The

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