PARTICIPATORY SPORT FOR CRAFT ARTISTS
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact:Diane Shelly, Executive Director
Florida Craftsmen’s CraftArt 2012 Returns to Central Avenue & Fifth Street,
Downtown St. Petersburg, November 17 & 18
DEADLINE: September 3, 2012
(April 10, 2012, St. Petersburg, FL); Florida Craftsmen’s CraftArt 2012 returns to the great outdoors on Saturday, November 17 & Sunday, November 18, just outside the doors of Florida Craftsmen Gallery, at the crossroads of Central Avenue and Fifth Street North in beautiful Downtown St. Petersburg.
“CraftArt 2012” is an invitation to out-of-town and local visitors to make November 17 and 18 a fun-filled Florida weekend. Visitors will be delighted by the work of 130 of the nation’s best contemporary craft artists, artist demonstrations, dining, craft beers and the best cultural venues on the west coast of Florida. Florida Craftsmen is proud to announce that this year’s juror is Dana Moore, the Program Director at The Penland School of Crafts in Penland, North Carolina.
For the fifth year, CraftArt, a juried fine craft art show and exhibition, will be held at the crossroads directly in front of Florida Craftsmen Gallery, located at 501 Central Avenue. One of the most eagerly anticipated arts events each year by collectors and patrons as well as by locals and visitors who plan a long weekend around the show, CraftArt features some of the nation’s best established and emerging fine craft artists with handmade works in clay, fiber, glass, jewelry, metal, paper and mixed media. The weekend will include artist demonstrations, make and take activities and craft beer.
CraftArt is only the beginning. “This year, it is all about enjoying the richness of the downtown St. Petersburg experience. We’re excited to bring the country’s finest contemporary craft artists to the “best” coast for this not to be missed event” says Diane Shelly, Florida Craftsmen’s Executive Director.
If you are a fine craft artist interested in participating in CraftArt 2012, go to www.zapplication.org to apply. Participating out-of-town artists may take advantage of reduced rates at nearby lodging specially negotiated by Florida Craftsmen for the weekend of CraftArt 2012. DEADLINE: September 3, 2012
To learn more about “CraftArt 2012”, visit www.floridacraftsmen.net, or contact Janie Lorenz at firstname.lastname@example.org,
Florida Craftsmen, Inc. is Florida’s only statewide non-profit organization representing established and emerging fine craft artists. For fifty-nine years, Florida Craftsmen has advanced and celebrated Florida’s fine crafts, in St. Petersburg and throughout the state, through exhibitions, workshops, and educational programs, making it Florida’s most important destination and primary authority for fine craft art. Our mission is to empower the fine craft artists of Florida, enrich the community, and engage the next generation. Visit Florida Craftsmen at 501 Central Avenue in Downtown St. Petersburg or at www.floridacraftsmen.net