Summer Art Festival Videos

Sponsor 1 or all 23 Juried Fine Art Community Events. Take advantage of on-site Activation reaching almost 1,000,000 prospects May through November. General Market and Hyper local Media reaching more than 45 million each season. Contact us for details and pricing at 847-926-4300 or email info@amdurproductions.com.



Shout-out to all the jewelers and accessory artists! Start the holiday season off showing and selling to eager shoppers at this unique 3-day INDOOR event. Includes electricity and pipe and drape. Jewelry, accessories, apparel and gifts. 80 booth max. Festival dates are November 18-20, 2016.  For more information, click here!



Held on the closed streets of collegiate downtown Evanston. Great layout, well-educated, art-loving crowd. Three selling days make this outdoor event a must. Easy load in/out. All media. 150 booth max. Festival dates are September 30 – October 2, 2016.  For more information, click here!



The Starving Artists Show is a wonderful change of pace; a different type of show. Sell your odd pieces and clear your inventory at this end-of-season outdoor show. The fun event brings an eclectic crowd looking to buy unique art. This is a show where artists can discount, reduce, and generally sell off extra art inventory. Visitors come looking for bargains on everything from jewelry to ceramics to fine art. This unique art fair offers artists the opportunity to sell off their inventory at the end of the season; great art at great prices! Festival dates are September 24-25, 2016.   For more information, click here!



If you are looking for “urban”, this is your fest. Original, unique and emerging art of all media will be displayed and sold at this festival, from edgy to sublime, reasonable to extravagant…it is all here. Festival dates are September 17-18, 2016.  For more information, click here!



This new show will juried feature fine art and fine craft for show and sale over a fall weekend in this show which is 37 miles north and west of Chicago. Deer Park is an elegant lifestyle center and home to many of the country’s best stores and restaurants. Festival dates are September 10-11, 2016.  For more information, click here!



Chicago’s famous Navy Pier creates an iconic setting for this breand-new ALL INDOOR event. Includes pipe and drape, electric and self-setup. Day before load-in. All media. 150 booth max. Festival dates are April 8-9, 2017.  For more information, click here!



Located in one of Chicago’s most prosperous suburbs, the Lincolnshire Art Festival draws thousands of art lovers annually. The festival is set up around a central plaza with a beautiful fountain and sitting area. The Lincolnshire Art Festival proudly celebrates its 19th year as a fine arts summer institution. Festival dates are August 13-14, 2016.  For more information, click here!



Rated as one of the top 30 shows in the United States by Sunshine Artist Magazine, the prestigious Art At The Glen outdoor festival showcases original works from more than 185 juried artists. The festival is held in the elegant Glen Town Center a spectacular mixed use development which boasts incredible shopping and dining experiences for visitors and the residents of the newly built condominiums, rental apartments and lovely single family home neighborhoods. Festival dates are August 6-7, 2016.  For more information, click here!



Amdur Productions announces the Fine Art Festival at Oakbrook Center, an all media show presenting the best art in all categories in Oak Brook, Illinois at the upscale Oakbrook Center. Oakbrook Center is a premier outdoor shopping center located in the affluent western suburbs of Chicago. Festival dates are August 20-21, 2016.  For more information, click here!



The Third Ward Art Festival is located just three blocks south of downtown Milwaukee, in the Historic Third Ward knows as “Milwaukee’s Arts and Fashion District.” This upscale area boasts the city’s most dynamic array of restaurants, spas, theaters, galleries and unique shopping – attracting visitors from near and far. Wide sidewalks are home to numerous outdoor cafes which are well situated to look at art with the back to back layout down the street. Festival dates are September 3-4, 2016, Labor Day Weekend.  For more information, click here!



More than 100,000 art savvy, loyal attendees and buyers visit this high caliber festival which celebrates its 33rd year this summer.  Located in the affluent community of Highland Park, Illinois, the Port Clinton Art Festival is one of the most acclaimed art festivals in the country and is rated one of the top 7 art shows in the United States by Sunshine Artist Magazine and a top show by Art Fair Calendar. Festival dates are August 27-28, 2016.  For more information, click here!



This distinguished outdoor festival offers exceptional artwork from more than 125 juried artists from around the world.  Situated in the Village of Glencoe, the Glencoe Festival of Art features artwork of all mediums including: ceramics, glass, jewelry, metal, painting, photography and wood. This festival is nestled amongst upscale retail shops, galleries, cafes and restaurants in charming downtown Glencoe.  Festival dates are July 30-31, 2016.  For more information, click here!



The North Shore Festival of Art takes place in a very busy outdoor shopping and dining area called Westfield Old Orchard in Skokie, Illinois which has just finished renovations to make the upscale shopping center even more beautiful. Filled with lush landscaping, ponds, fountains and pretty sitting areas, the open spaces are as pretty as the stores that line the walks.  Festival dates are July 23-24, 2016.  For more information, click here!



After a successful launch last year, Amdur Productions proudly announces the return of artfest Michigan Avenue. This three day fine art festival takes place on Chicago’s famous Michigan Avenue at the base of the iconic Chicago Tribune building overlooking the Chicago River.  Festival dates are July 15-17, 2016.  For more information, click here!



In one of Chicago’s most vibrant neighborhoods, steadfast support from residents and a focus on art make the Southport Art Festival a great urban event. Closed city streets mean easy load in and out. Festival dates are July 16 & 17, 2016.  For more information, click here!



A new July date and 3 show days at this 8th annual fest promise impressive crowds for the Millennium Art Festival. Located in Chicago along famous Michigan Avenue and Lake Street with easy load in and out. Chicagoans, convention attendees and tourists patronize and love this big city show. Dates are July 8, 9 & 10, 2016. For more information, click here!



Featuring art with a botanic theme, material or use, this sixth annual Chicago Botanic Garden Art Festival is held among gardens, lakes, and trees at the Chicago Botanic Garden in Glencoe, Illinois. A well attended, high selling show. The Members-only Preview Party begins the festival on July 1 and continues through July 3.  For more information, click here!



Celebrating its fourteenth year, the Promenade of Art Arlington Heights is a longstanding tradition for residents of this prosperous western Chicago suburb. The festival takes place on the lively downtown streets amid upscale high-rise apartments, boutiques, cafes, theaters and popular restaurants. This year’s Promenade of Art will be June 11-12, 2016. For more information, click here!



The Art Center’s Festival of Fine Arts takes place in the eastern section of the affluent Chicago suburb of Highland Park, north of Chicago. The high income levels combined with high education and love for the arts make Highland Park a wonderful place to exhibit and sell art. Show dates are June 25 & 26, 2016. For more information, click here!



The “Granddaddy of American Art Festivals,” the Gold Coast Art Fair, rated one of the top 30 shows in the United States by Sunshine Artist Magazine and a top show by Art Fair Calendar in 2014, returns to Grant Park, Chicago’s premier festival destination! Now celebrating its 59th year, the Gold Coast Art Fair is the 3rd oldest and by far one of the most well attended art festivals in Chicago. Show dates are June 18 & 19, 2016.  For more information, click here!



An earlier summer date with a section dedicated to Judaic art bring fresh appeal to this annual festival’s 15th run. The Buffalo Grove Art Festival is a longstanding family and community tradition. Continuing to be rated as one of the top 50 shows in the United States by Sunshine Artist magazine, this art festival will take place on June 4 & 5, 2016.  For more information, click here!



This annual event is on closed streets in Barrington, located 30 minutes northwest of Chicago. Held Memorial Day weekend, the community flocks to this festival to buy art. All medias are welcome at the Barrington Art Festival, May 28 & 29, 2016.  For more information, click here!



Upscale Oakbrook Center in the western suburbs of Chicago is home to the Spring Art Festival. Set amid gardens and fountains, shopping and cafes, this is a great place to show and sell. All medias are welcome! Show dates are May 21 & 22, 2016.  For more information, click here!



Amdur Productions announces the launch of a new show, Hand•Made Chicago! Anything from DIY, crafters, jewelry, wearables, mixed media of all kinds are welcome at this show in the West Loop of Chicago, May 14 & 15, 2016.  For more information, click here!



Amy Amdur, CEO and art director of Amdur Productions, goes over the new and exciting 2016 art festival season! From May until November, Amdur Productions offers over 20 juried art festivals featuring all media including painting, photography, jewelry, 2D artists, sculptors, apparel artists, and much more! Apply Now!


Amy Amdur gives her professional advice for artists to maximize their sales at an art festival. After producing art festivals for over 30 years, Amy Amdur has very valuable advice in how to display, discuss, and sell your artwork. Amdur Productions is also giving a FREE Art Fest Boot Camp on April 25, 2015 for all artists interested in learning how to display, discuss, and sell their art. Call Amdur Productions at 847 926 4300 to RSVP for this free workshop!


Barrington is celebrating it’s 150th Anniversary this year! There will be a poster contest for the Barrington Art Festival in celebration of the Historic Village of Barrington. Click here for more information! Anyone can submit!


Need help finding the right hotel and coming for multiple art festivals? Amdur Productions understands that if artists have never been to a city or area, they wouldn’t know where to start to stay. Cait is here to help! With her background in hotels, Cait knows where to stay and how to travel efficiently. Call her at 847 926 4300!


After producing the Gold Coast Art Fair for more than 10 years, Amy Amdur, CEO of Amdur Productions, gives her insight and tips on how to be prepared for the Gold Coast Art Fair. Make sure to watch this video if you are exhibiting in this festival!


What does it mean to be a wait list artist and are there any steps to take? Amy Amdur will talk through what it means to be a wait list artist and if you should take any more actions.


Amy Amdur talks about the next steps to take after being accepted to one of our art festivals. Art festival season is less than 12 weeks away and there’s lots to plan.



Amy Amdur helps emerging artists and experienced artists chose what festival they should go in to. Amdur Productions provides opportunities for artists in the Midwest to showcase their art in Illinois around and in Chicago, and in Wisconsin! Apply Today!



The Art Center’s Festival of Fine Arts takes place in the eastern section of the affluent Chicago suburb of Highland Park, north of Chicago.  Highland Park is a community of 30,000 with more than 52% of the households having incomes of $100,000 or more. About 22% of the households have incomes of $200,000 plus. The high income levels combined with high education and love for the arts make Highland Park a wonderful place to exhibit and sell art. Apply now!



The 2014 Chicago Botanic Garden Art Festival. Here’s a little recap!



The 2014 Summer on Southport Art & Music Festival. Here’s a little recap!



The 2014 North Shore Festival of Art. Here’s a little recap!


The 2014 Third Ward Art Festival. Hannah Byron from Marquette University Television interviews artists about their work, their process, and the festival. Thanks, Hannah!



The Promenade of Art in Arlington Heights was an array of fine art, great music, and Arlington Heights’ restaurants.


The Gold Coast Art Fair was one of our best yet! Not only were there hundreds of great artists, so much great food, and music that kept you moving, we raised lots of money for the Chicago Park District’s Art Programs! Thanks to everyone for participating in the arts.



The Port Clinton Art Festival is celebrating it’s 31st year! Join us for 260 fantastic artists, live music on the Taste stage, and plenty of grub from Highland Park’s best restaurants. Come out and enjoy lunch, shopping, dinner, drinks, and live music. There’s plenty to do at the Port Clinton Art Festival and Taste of Highland Park to fill up your entire weekend!



The Buffalo Grove Art Festival was fantastic!



The Art Center’s Festival of Fine Craft.



The Gold Coast Art Fair.



The Millennium Art Festival at Michigan Ave and Lake Street in Downtown Chicago! Enjoy great art, live music and fabulous food! Admission is free so come on by and enjoy art in the heart of Chicago.


The Taste of Highland Park features dozens of restaurants, several national acts, and lots of fun! Several hundreds of thousands of people attend this fun festival that takes over Downtown Highland Park! Free admission, Free music, Free entertainment! Don’t miss the excitement.


For 30 years, the Port Clinton Art Festival has been recognized as one of the most successful juried art festivals in the country. This distinguished outdoor festival offers fine art from more than 260 of the world’s most celebrated artists. More than 250,000 art enthusiasts travel from places near and far to visit this acclaimed show annually. Young artists, ages eighteen and under, shine in the Youth Art Division of the show, which offers younger artists an opportunity to exhibit and participate in a real art festival.

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