Collectors and appreciators will find something for everyone from 
100 national artists and craft artisans during free, two-day event
 
 
HUNTERSVILLE, NC (April 12, 2018) – The premier weekend destination of Birkdale Village will transform once more into an art-lover’s paradise May 19 – 20 during the 2nd Annual Lake Norman Festival of the Arts.One hundred national and local artists are set to display their stunning works from across the nation in a prestigious show encompassing fine jewelry, exquisite works of art and hand-crafted apparel and decor.  The festival also includes a full craft market with handmade organic soaps, live plants, tasty edibles, affordable and practical artisan-created works and more.
 
Residents and visitors alike will find something for everyone during this free, two day artistic affair. Unlike other exclusive art showcases, the Lake Norman Festival of the Arts invites patrons to meet the artists themselves, commission a custom piece and discover the inspirations and processes behind each handmade-in-the-USA masterpiece. Ample parking is available and pets on leashes are always welcome.
 
Presented by Howard Alan Events (HAE), producer of the nation’s finest juried art shows, the Lake Norman Festival of the Arts with Craft Marketplace represents original, hand crafted artwork selected by an independent panel of expert judges from hundreds of applicants. HAE’s careful vetting process also ensures a wide array of mediums and price ranges will be offered during the event.
 
FOR CALENDARS
 
WHAT:            2nd Annual Lake Norman Festival of the Arts with Craft Marketplace
WHEN:              Saturday, May 19 and Sunday, May 20 from 10 am to 5 pm both days
WHERE:              16805 Birkdale Commons Pkwy., Huntersville, NC 28078
COST:              Free and open to the public
WEBSITE:              www.artfestival.com
CONTACT:            info@artfestival.com or 561-746-6615
 
FESTIVAL AT-A-GLANCE:
·      Juried, first-class outdoor art gallery showcasing local and national artists
·      Original handmade artwork
·      100 national and local artists and craft artisans
·      Artists hand-selected by independent panel of expert judges from hundreds of applicants
·      All artists on site for duration of festival
·      Vast array of artistic media including paintings, sculptures, photography, ceramics, glass, wood, handmade jewelry, collage, mixed media
·      Full green market and craft festival
·      Ample parking available and pets on leashes welcome
 
About Howard Alan Events, Inc.:               
Howard Alan Events, a Florida-based company, produces the nation’s top juried art and craft shows. Ranked among the Top 100 Art Fairs in the Country by Sunshine Artist Magazine, the 33-years established company has overseen art festivals in such noted cities as Aspen, CO; Hilton Head, SC; Sarasota, FL; Fort Lauderdale, FL and 40 other destination markets in the nation.
 
For additional information on the Lake Norman Festival of the Arts and other Howard Alan Events art and craft shows across the country, visit www.artfestival.com or call 561-746-6615.
 
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IMAGES ATTACHED:
FL Mixed media artist Elaine Laurent uses vintage cigar boxes to hand-make one-of-a-kind pieces of wearable and displayable art.
VA metal artist Stephen Lloyd creates iridescent art 
GA painter Dawn Kinney Martin’s “Dinghy”
Stunning ceramics from NC sculptor Andy Smith
The Craft Marketplace features artisan created, affordable and practical items such as these hand-carved wooden bowls from Gary Frommelt
 
 
Elizabeth Dashiell
561-543-8276
palmbeachpr@yahoo.com

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