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The 2004 Top 25 Fairs & Festivals

Our readers love to let us know what they’re thinking. So many responded to our seventh annual Top 25 Arts Destinations poll (reported in the August 2004 issue) that we decided to poll them on other favorites as well. AmericanStyle’s first-ever Top 25 Art Fairs and Festivals list includes events from the offbeat to the swanky, in big cities and small towns, with fine art and funky collectibles. But all pride themselves on the high quality of their artists—and all, evidently, have won attendees’ favor.

Top 10

  1. Ann Arbor Street Art Fair, Ann Arbor, Mich.
  2. Bayou City Art Festivals, Houston, Texas
  3. Sawdust Art Festival, Laguna Beach, Calif.
  4. Cherry Creek Arts Festival, Denver, Colo.
  5. Paradise City Arts Festivals, Florida, Massachusetts and Pennsylvania
  6. League of New Hampshire Craftsmen's Fair, Newbury, N.H.
  7. American Craft Exposition, Evanston, Ill.
  8. Smithsonian Craft Show, Washington, D.C.
  9. Scottsdale Art Festival, Scottsdale, Ariz.
  10. International Exposition of Sculpture Objects & Functional Art (SOFA), Chicago, New York and Palm Beach, Fla.


The Rest of the Best

11. Sausalito Art Festival, Sausaltio, Calif.
12. Craft Fair of the Southern Highlands, Asheville, N.C.
13. American Craft Council Baltimore Show, Baltimore, Md.
14. Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show, Philadelphia, Pa.
15. Kentucky Crafted: The Market, Louisville, Ky.
16. Festival of Arts/Pageant of the Masters, Laguna Beach, Calif.
17. Washington Craft Show, Washington, D.C.
18. Santa Fe Indian Market, Santa Fe, N.M.
19. Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival,Winter Park, Fla.
20. Long's Park Art & Craft Festival, Lancaster, Pa.
21. Allentown Art Festival, Buffalo, N.Y.
22. Philadelphia Furniture and Furnishings Show, Philadelphia, Pa.
23. Downtown Festival & Art Show, Gainesville, Fla.
24. Arts Festival at Rockefeller Center, New York, N.Y.
25. Bucktown Arts Festival, Chicago, Ill.







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