If you love art, be sure to mark the upcoming 30th Annual Downtown Venice Art Festival on your calendar. As the name implies, this marks the 30th year that residents of Venice and the surrounding areas of Florida get to admire pieces from local, regional, and national artists.
This year’s Downtown Venice Art Festival will take place on Saturday, Nov. 4, and Sunday, Nov. 5. Each day, the event opens at 10 a.m. and lasts until 5 p.m., allowing those with all types of schedules to find time to attend. Admission is completely free, and the festival is easy to access, located downtown at 219 W. Venice Ave.
More Than 100 Artists
You can easily spend several hours or more at the Downtown Venice Art Festival since it will feature more than 100 artists, including the most notable ones from across the country. With so many artists, you are sure to find a range of mediums. Expect paintings, sculpture, glass, jewelry, photography, mixed media, ceramics, and more.
Browse and More
Most attendees will choose to simply browse the various offerings of the artists at the festival, but you can do much more than this. Whether you are an art collector or simply appreciate the occasional focal piece, you can talk to artists who catch your eye. Either buy one of the pieces or ask if you can commission a custom piece. Many of the artists at the festival will be open to this possibility if you have something particular in mind that matches their style and medium.
Buy Presents, Decorations, and More
There are so many ways to use art, making it the perfect idea to bring your wallet along to the Downtown Venice Art Festival. With the holidays less than two months away, it is the perfect time to start thinking about gifts for your loved ones. Maybe you’ll spot a sculpture or painting that is perfect for someone on your list. Or perhaps you’ll notice an outdoor decoration that can take your landscaping to the next level. Or you’ll find the perfect focal point for your living room.
Hosted by Venice MainStreet and Howard Alan Events & American Craft Endeavors
The upcoming event is hosted by Venice MainStreet and ArtFestival.com, part of the Howard Alan Events & American Craft Endeavors. Venice MainStreet regularly organizes community events in the area, from concerts to festivals. Howard Alan Events began with Howard Alan, a former chiropractor. He became a retailer with 40–50 crafters and artists on consignment and a large (fake) gorilla in front of the store to get attention. His store quickly grew to fame. Then, he created Howard Alan Events to bring arts and crafts to other areas of Florida. It now runs 45 annual art shows with juries, plus 40 annual craft shows.
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