I turned 77 today.
Thought I would write a great blog.
This is going to be one of my last four blogs.
I am retiring from blogging after 10 years doing it.
Will you miss me?
This is an Amy Amdur show held on Labor Day weekend in a great location.
The Third Ward is right downtown. Full of happening retail and bars and restaurants. Lots of young people everywhere.
My best bud, Jim Wilbat--outstanding glass artist-- has done the show for about three years. So I tried it for the first time.
A welcome addition to my show schedule.
We were able to park in a lot and dolly right to our booths.
Friday setup with weekend show.
Held on street pavement, plenty of storage space behind.
The Amdur team are pros, everything flowed smoothly.
We actually had nippy weather both days, I was in a long sleeve pullover both days.
Small shows, well under 130 artists.
Noticed I said artists, not vendors. Enough said.
Lots of well dressed patrons, and they spent money on art, what a concept.
Saturday was a Lowend day, barely did $1.5 K. Mostly prints out of the bins.
Sunday was different. Sold lots of framed work. Saw lots of others float by my booth.
People were very engaged. Got asked lots of questions about my work, how refreshing.
The show is a winner, will gladly do it again.Nels Johnson, Artist in the Third Ward Art Festival
BrushstrokesA blog about art, festivals, videos, & photos
Email, October 11, 2022
Thanks Team Amdur!Skip Ennis & Joan Michlin
One our our best Port Clinton’s ever.
Take Care ,
Cheers, Skip & Joan
Email, October 11, 2022
Thanks to all of you too for all you do on the “A” teamThomas Trausch, Exhibiting Painter in 2022 Art Fair Season
Email, October 7, 2022
Hi Caitlin,Melissa Hampton
I just wanted to take a moment to say thank you to you, Amy, and the entire Amdur crew for hosting us at several of your wonderful shows again this season. Chris and I always look forward to seeing you all and you make shows so easy and enjoyable to do. We hope to see you again next year!
Thanks again and all the best,
Melissa, Chris, and Mac
Email, October 2, 2022
I want to thank you all for a good summer. It was excellent.Erik Byers
Have a good winter and I will see you in '23.
Email, September 28, 2022
Hello Amy Amdur and Team,Drew Eurek
I just wanted to take a minute to say how blown away I was with your team and event this past weekend. To say it was an honor would be an understatement. The level of professionalism and kindness while putting together an AMAZING show that I could be a part of gives me chills!
The whole Amdur team was stellar with communication, clear direction and support throughout the entire weekend. I am so very proud to have worked with all of you and especially for all the advice and guidance for this first time artist!
From the Bottom of my heart, Thank you very very much!
I am excited to take the expert advise given to me by Amy and put it to good use so that I can present and sell even better next year! I look forward to many more shows with you and thank you again for all your hard work, energy and time! You should all be very very proud!!
I went through my sales receipts for just the Amdur shows I did this year.Julie Leutloff
At your shows only, I sold 462 pieces!
Thank you, to the Amdur Productions’ team, for supporting the art community and for all you do for your representing artists. We appreciate all the work you do for us.Painters Rosa Chavez & Leon Ruiz
Amy and the team at Amdur Productions are total pros! We have enjoyed the past two years of our summer in Whitefish Bay Wisconsin Art Show weekend. We plan to continue this event on an annual basis because it brings thousands of new faces to our business district. The Art Show is one of our best events of the year that many residents and visitors look forward to.Jeff Commer
Email July 27, 2021
I have done Lincolnshire, Northbrook and Glencoe and did well at all 3 despite the heat. Loved my booth spaces and the relative ease of all aspects of the shows. Very easy and helpful staff. Thanks.Richard Kolb Artist
Just wanted to say thank you to you and the team for your help yesterday!Jewelry Artist Julie Leutloff
The show, for me, was amazing! I sold 86 pieces! (Whitefish Bay Art Fest)
Email July 12, 2021
First off, I just want to thank you, Amy and the entire production team for another professional and well run event this weekend in Whitefish Bay... It's always a pleasure taking part in an Amdur production, knowing that from months before the artists arrive until the last tent is packed away that everything has been thoughtfully planned and taken care of, leaving the artists to focus on their patrons and artwork without having to worry about anything else.Jamison Glisczinski, Sculpture Artist
April 19, 2021
Dave and I have enjoyed working with you and your team for the past 15 years. Everything was always well organized and you had a great staff.Jackie Phinney
Best staff anyone could ever want!Michael Benstein, Artist
That was a great help for those of us who have not participated live yet.Diane Allison, Jewelry and Glass Maker
Thank you for all the helpful hints!
GREAT SHOW!!!! Took a lot of good notes with good ideas. Great presentation. You guys did a really good job. Vic and I thoroughly enjoyed listing to your tips, pics, and booth ideas. WAY TO GO!!Vern and Vic Overall
Thanks to you, Amy and everyone. Great first Show, especially considering all the restrictions you were under.Bobby Harr, Glass Artist