2019 Gold Coast Art Fair!
62nd Annual Gold Coast Art Fair June 1 & 2 in Chicago’s Grant Park – New Dates!
More than 200 artists to sell art and raise funds for Bright Pink
The annual Gold Coast Art Fair returns to Chicago’s Grant Park in Butler Field on Saturday, June 1 and Sunday, June 2, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. for its 62nd year, two weeks earlier than its usual date. The award-winning Art Fair welcomes more than 200 juried artists from across the country to create an exceptional, shoppable weekend experience in Chicago. This year, festival attendees will find beautiful artwork in all mediums and at all price points, as well as artist demonstrations, interactive art projects, and activities just for kids. Fest-goers can also relax in one of three Food, Live-Music, and Beer Oases. Tickets for the Gold Coast Art Fair are $10 per person, per day with children 12 and under admitted for free. Tickets for the Art Fair can be purchased in advance on the website, or at the gate. Bright Pink, a nonprofit organization on a mission to help save lives from breast and ovarian cancer by empowering women to know and manage their risks and manage their health proactively, will benefit from a portion of proceeds and from the sale of artists’ works that are marked with a bright pink ribbon.
To top this year’s show off with even more fun, the 2019 Chicago Ale Fest – Summer Edition will join the Gold Coast Art Fair in Grant Park, on Saturday, June 1, there will be 200 craft beers, live music and some of Chicago’s favorite food trucks. Sunday’s Art Fair features a beer garden with craft beers available for purchase by the glass. Enjoy art and ale at the Gold Coast Art Fair! The main entrance gate is at the corner of Monroe Street and Columbus Drive in Grant Park’s Butler Field. Additional fees apply for the Chicago Ale Fest beer tasting event.
“The Gold Coast Art Fair is a summer tradition for Chicago. Artists from across the country apply to participate in this festival,” said Amy Amdur, president of Amdur Productions, producer of the Gold Coast Art Fair. “Every year, Chicagoans, tourists, and collectors attend the Fair to find new art for their homes, offices, and collections. There is nothing quite like meeting the artist who made the art that hangs in your home or decorates your space,” she added.
Artists will showcase and sell original art: paintings, photography, fashion/wearables, furniture, sculpture, jewelry, glass, wood, mixed media and more. Find art in every size, to fit every space, person or family. Discover emerging artists and award-winning contemporary artists featuring traditional art, modern art, pop art, wall art, outdoor art, photo-realism, jewelry, fiber wearables and more. Art demonstrations and art talks add interesting elements to this handicapped accessible, outdoor Art Fair.
Want to try your hand as an artist? Visit the Blick Art Tent and get to work on your own masterpiece with access to art supplies and inspiration. Art Fair attendees can also take an art class on site at the Gold Coast Art Fair on Saturday or Sunday with lessons provided by Bottle and Bottega. Class times are 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., or 3:30 p.m., space is limited, and additional fees apply. Reservations can be made in advance online by visiting the website. Tickets for the Gold Coast Art Fair can also be purchased in advance at Eventbrite.
“It’s exciting to see such a large turn-out for the Gold Coast Art Fair because art is important. It inspires people, it builds creative thinking and allows people to connect,” Amdur said.
For more information about the Gold Coast Art Fair on Saturday, June 1 and Sunday, June 2 or about Amdur Productions, please call (847) 926-4300 or email [email protected]. Preview artists online before you visit the Fair! Visit Amdur on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or Pinterest!
About Amdur Productions
For 36 years the Highland Park, Illinois-based Amdur Productions, a nationally acclaimed arts festival production company, has organized and directed many of the country’s most prestigious juried art festivals. Shows produced by Amdur include many in the Chicago area, such as the Gold Coast Art Fair, the Port Clinton Art Festival, Millennium Art Festival, Chicago Botanic Garden Art Festival, and in Milwaukee, the Third Ward Art Festival. Many Amdur Productions’ events are rated in Sunshine Artist Magazine’s “Top 100 Best Fine Art & Design Shows” and Art Fair Calendar’s “Best Art Fairs.”
About Art Zipper
Amdur Productions is also the founder of Art Zipper, a year-round, virtual art store featuring many of the artists who exhibit at Amdur Production’s summer festivals. Shop for art, fashion, jewelry and more; or sell your own art online with a virtual Art Zipper storefront. For more information visit ArtZipper.com