At Amdur Productions, art is our passion. It enriches life and feeds the soul. From art festivals to a global e-commerce network, we seek to mentor, educate and inspire the world through art. By giving artists the ability to showcase their original work across multiple platforms, we bring people together to cultivate an atmosphere in which passion drives business and opens minds. It is our mission to encourage artists to pursue their creativity and individuality, support our staff in all that they do, and provide unique experiences for the public. Art makes our world a richer and more beautiful place to live.
Who We Are
For over thirty years, Amdur Productions, a nationally acclaimed arts festival production company, has organized and directed many of the Midwest’s most prestigious juried art festivals. This year Amdur Productions offers booth bucks for award winners, new layouts at some shows, and a festival for every artist, from fine art to fine craft.
Many of Amdur’s festivals are rated in Sunshine Artist Magazine’s top 100 with several appearing in the top 50. The Chicago Botanic Garden Art Festival, a festival celebrating botanic themed art of all mediums, was ranked the number nine show in the country by Sunshine Artist Magazine in 2014. Six other Amdur Productions art festivals have been ranked within the top 100 shows in the country by Sunshine Artists Magazine in 2014 including: Port Clinton Art Festival, Art at the Glen Town Center, Gold coast Art Fair, Buffalo Grove Art Festival, Millennium Art Festival, and the Promenade of Art.
Project Management Methodology
Amy Amdur and Lindsey Galassini will create the vision, manage and work on every task of the project. Amy and Lindsey are also supported by a highly experienced and capable Amdur Productions Staff. We will have daily and weekly meetings as needed from start to finish of this event. Our entire operations team will be on- site for the execution of the event. Amdur Productions currently has 7 in-house employees including; CEO, Director of Event Operations, Accounting Manager, Director of Artists Relations, Director of Field Operations. Director of Public Relations and Event Coordinator. We also have a Media Firm, Graphic Designer, and Printing Company on annual retainer. We employ an additional 20 field staff on an ongoing annual basis. Our philosophy is to work as a team and produce every project to its highest potential. We are extremely detailed oriented and we know how to reach every community’s’ individual goals.
Case Study – Taste of Highland Park
Amdur Productions will host the 9th Annual Taste of Highland Park this year in the heart of Downtown Highland Park. The event is a three day event. The Taste of Highland Park features 20+ of Highland Park, Illinois finest restaurants. Taste of Highland Park is a “can’t miss” summer event. Taste of Highland Park has Live Music from open to close.
Taste of Highland Park is an extremely competitive event for restaurants to be a part of. Restaurants have the opportunity to sell and promote themselves to about 300,000 through out the weekend. Restaurants are allowed to sell liquor. Amdur Productions file for restaurants liquor permit and makes sure all restaurants pass on-site health inspection test. Amdur Productions provides the restaurants with 1 – 10 x 10 fire retardant tent, front counter, work light, restaurant name banner, customized menu board, prep tables, chairs, 2 – 20 amp electric circuit, trash receptacles, hand wash sinks, “Super H” style sign poles, booth installation & weighting, shared refrigerator truck, hot charcoal removal, overnight security and more.
Taste of Highland Park is known to have stellar entertainment through out the weekend. Lunch time performances include Million Dollar Quartet, Elvis Presley impersonators and more. Dinner time music consist of Jimmy Buffett cover bands, A Jersey Voice Performances, and more. Headliners have included; Bruce in the USA, 16 Candles, Afrodisiacs, Maggie Speaks, New Invaders, Sugar High and much more. There is something for everyone at the Taste of Highland Park. Amdur Productions provides a stage manager, backstage area including food, beverage, restroom, changing area and any other request.
Amdur Productions manages every aspect of the Taste of Highland Park. We secure and manage entertainment acts, restaurants and sponsors. Amdur Productions works with Highland Park Fire Department, Highland Park Police Department and Lake County Health Department to abide by all rules and regulations. Amdur Productions manage all logistics of the Taste of Highland Park such as but not limited to; Permits, Insurance, Layouts, Set-Up, Break-Down, Load-In, Load-Out, Vendor Parking, Security, Traffic Control, Staffing, Volunteers, Rental Equipment, Maintenance and Trash Removal.
Amdur Productions orders all the equipment for the restaurants and the event. Rental Equipment consist of over 500 Chairs, 204 Tables, 500+ Linens, 45 Tents, Sound System, Electric, 24′ x 16′ x 4′ Stage, 5 Gators, Deluxe Restrooms, 84 Barricades.
Omar Miranda, Director of Field Operations