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Howard Alan art show goes ‘green’

KIMBERLY NICOLETTI
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Howard Alan, one of the most highly recognized art festival promoters in the country, is bringing his first environmentally friendly art show to Frisco this weekend.

Alan promotes shows around the country, including Aspen, Beaver Creek, Chicago and Naples, Fla. Sunshine Artist, an art and craft magazine considered by many to be like the artists’ bible, has ranked 13 of Alan’s shows as the some of the highest in the nation, out of more than 10,000 recorded festivals.

“We have some of the top artists in the country working with us,” Alan said, “and a lot of them have never been seen before in (Summit County).”

While Alan always changes his shows up every year, this year, he’s adding a new element: All 100 artists will feature at least one “green” art piece, made of recycled material, organic compounds or non-pollutant materials.

“This ‘green’ artwork should serve to inspire and encourage environmentally friendly practices that will not only benefit the community but also our ecosystem,” he said.

The artists will collectively display more than $15 million in artwork, ranging from very affordable, such as a $25 pair of earrings, to very expensive, such as a $50,000 bronze sculpture. A panel of judges selected the group from hundreds of applicants based upon quality and diversity.

This is Alan’s third summer bringing his show to Frisco. He will return to Frisco during the second weekend of August for another festival.


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