11th Annual St. Armands Circle Craft Festival Returns to Sarasota
June 9 - 10, 2012
WHAT: 11th Annual St. Armands Circle Craft Festival
WHEN: June 9 - 10, Saturday & Sunday, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
WHERE: St. Armands Circle in Sarasota, Florida - Navigational Address: 411 St. Armands Circle, Sarasota, Florida 34236
WHY: To Support the Arts and the Local Community
ADMISSION: Free and open to the public
ABOUT THE FESTIVAL:
• Juried outdoor craft showcase
• Original crafts - Handmade in America
• Unique and affordable gift items
• 150 crafters from 30 different states
• Prices set to suit all budgets - ranging from as little as $3 to $3,000
• Crafters hand-selected from hundreds of applicants
• All crafters on site for duration of festival
• Vast array of craft media:
o Folk art
o Handmade jewelry
o Personalized gifts
o Handmade clothing
o Scented soaps
o Body products and much more
Sarasota, Florida (March 21, 2012) – The St. Armands Circle Craft Festival returns to Sarasota June 9 - 10, 2012 with an eclectic mix of unique, hand crafted work by the nation’s top crafters. The quaint tree lined park at St. Armands Circle will be transformed into an outdoor craft showcase with a full spectrum of craft art mediums on. Craft enthusiasts can purchase one-of-a-kind gift items handmade in America, with prices ranging from as little as $3 to $3,000. In addition, a Green Market will feature exotic live plants, handmade soaps, savory dips, and gourmet sauces. Admission is free and open to the public.
St. Armands Circle is home to two annual award winning fine art events in January and November; the same organization that produces these top rated fairs, American Craft Endeavors, returns with the quaint June craft show providing the community with a broader array of more affordable arts and crafts. These festivals have become Sarasota traditions allowing the public to support the arts and the local community in a fun and family friendly setting while exploring new and emerging talent.
Additional Festivals on Florida’s West Coast:
19th Annual St. Pete Beach Corey Area Art & Craft Festival
Saturday - Sunday, June 2 & 3, 2012, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Corey Avenue in Downtown St. Pete Beach, FL
20th Anniversary Downtown Venice Craft Festival
Saturday - Sunday, June 16 & 17, 2012,10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Miami Avenue in Downtown Venice
10th Annual Downtown Dunedin Craft Festival
Saturday - Sunday, June 23 & 24, 2012,10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Main Street in Downtown Dunedin, FL
About American Craft Endeavors:
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 additional information on the 11th Annual St. Armands Circle Craft Festival and other American Craft Endeavors craft shows across the country, visit www.artfestival.com or call 561-746-6615.
· Show organizers and various crafters are available for advance interviews.
· Photos of craft festivals, participating crafters and their work are available by contacting AnaBelle Dweck at email@example.com or 954-592-8500.