HYDE PARK VILLAGE ART FAIR

BRINGS JURIED ART SHOW TO TAMPA AREA

APRIL 4 5, 2009

TAMPA, FLORIDA (March 2, 2009) The Hyde Park Village Art Fair returns for its 20th anniversary on April 4 5, 2009. The trendy downtown Tampa areas brick courtyards, fountains and tree-lined streets provide the perfect backdrop for this outdoor fine arts festival. Admission is free and open to the public.

This two-day event brings together an eclectic mix of the nations most talented artists who will collectively display over $15 million in artwork. The artists were juried by an independent panel of expert judges, and hand-selected from hundreds of applicants based on quality and diversity. All of their artwork is original and handmade in America.

Howard Alan Events, the festivals promoter, stipulates that all artists are required to be on-site for the entire duration of the show. The artists will line the streets of Hyde Park Village with their professional display booths, transforming the area into a first-class outdoor art gallery. The public can meet and talk with the artists personally, asking questions about their art and inspirations. The artistic media represented include paintings, sculptures, photos, glass, wood, jewelry, collage, and ceramics.

The Hyde Park Village Art Fair makes the arts accessible to a broad audience. Prices range from $25 hand-designed earrings to $20,000 metal sculptures. The event appeals to family and friends as a free and fun weekend activity, as well as serious art buyers looking to add to their collections. Howard Alan, president, comments, In todays economy, people are not buying a new car or taking a big vacation, but they are still treating themselves to art.

Festival Hours: Saturday, April 4, 10:00 am 5:00 pm

Sunday, April 5, 10:00 am 5:00 pm

Directions: Hyde Park Village in downtown Tampa

Navigational address: 1622 Snow Avenue, Tampa, FL 33606

About Howard Alan Events, Ltd.:

Howard Alan Events, a Florida-based company, develops and presents art and craft shows throughout the country. For the past 25 years, Howard Alan Events has produced some of the nations finest juried art shows, including more than 40 venues each year such as the Downtown Aspen Art Festival, Beaver Creek Art Festival, Downtown Naples Art Festival, Chicago Tribune Magnificent Mile Art Festival, and the Las Olas Art Fair. Several shows are ranked in the top 100 art fairs in the country by Sunshine Artist magazine. The groups founders personally select culture rich cities for their show locations providing a complete outdoor experience unmatched by other festivals. Each show is unique with works of both established and emerging artists.

For additional information on the 20th Annual Hyde Park Village Art Fair and other Howard Alan Events art and craft shows across the country, visit www.artfestival.com or call 954-472-3755.

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Media Notes:

Show producer Howard Alan and various artists are available for advance interviews.

Photos of art festivals, participating artists and their work are available by contacting Misty Pinson at misty@artfestival.com or 954-341-2535 or 954-263-3856.

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