Beach Art Festival

DSCN3029The place was jammed packed.  Now if you did not know about this you would not have guessed from approaching the complex.  Those that were in the know had their pick of two fabulous days.  Howard Allen does two kinds of shows, Art and Arts and Crafts this was the later.  One hundred and fifty crafters and artist showed their wares,  via Howard Allen Productions.  Then there was the Arepa, Lemonade, Pretzel, Italian sausage and beer vendor. DSCN3024  Those concerned about the success of the construction of our new facility need not worry  how it is being paid for.  52 thousand dollars was added to Lake Worth’s coffer.  Based on $350 per artist space, some spaces were higher, and not counting the food vendors.  No one was hurt in this process.  Every existing business up there was busy busy busy.   A win win for every one.  Parking staff worked extra hours, cleaning crew was visible.DSCN3027 DSCN3026 Not quite, Lake Worth artists were no represented here.  We, Fred and I used to do Howard Allen when he just started out.  We paid $75 then up it went $150 when the price for a booth started to reach $250 we quit the circuit. This is hard on artists and it’s not just the price, think of travel time, set up and tear down, sometime breakage.  Today’s teardown had to be just awful, as the rains and winds came.  Losses that offset any profit the artists might have made.    I wrote about the art show circuit here about a year ago. The Poster Artist was from a near by community and it was a nice poster.   The Casino had to be depicted on the poster.  I still maintain the prices are to high, especially for a first time event.  Lose one piece to weather or accident the artists can not recover as each piece is done by hand and is an original work of art.  Thought the life of an artist is easy?1390555_10202308361094105_395214779_nIf you missed this show you have a chance to support our talented Lake Worth artists at Art @ the Eco.   A Mango Groves neighborhood  fundraiser.  Artists from our community were given priority.  See you there Dec. 7  2 to 7 p.m.  wine and food served with purchase of ticket.

About Lake Worth Florida by the moment the source of inspiration

A former Unite Press International photographer. Spent 9 years with Cruise Ship Photos of London. Moved to Lake Worth from Coconut Grove, with artist husband Fred Hunt. Never leaves the house without a camera. Writes another blog "One Ear Society" dealing with the ins and outs of the art world. Closed her Art Gallery in Coconut Grove after 17 years to relocate in Lake Worth.
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1 Response to Beach Art Festival

  1. Sam says:

    I thought it was a great event and I saw lots of people buying gifts for the holidays (myself included). Also had lunch at Mulligans.


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