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Amdur Productions Announces 2018 Juried Art Festivals and National Call for Artists

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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. For more information, please email or call 847-926-4300.

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The award-winning Gold Coast Art Fair is the country’s 3rd oldest and by far one of the most well attended art festivals in all of Chicago.


CHICAGO, IL– Amdur Productions, a nationally acclaimed art festival production company, proudly announces its annual call for artist for its 2018 festival season. Celebrating its 35th year, Amdur Productions has produced many of the Midwest’s most respected and popular juried art festivals including Chicago’s award-winning Gold Coast Art Fair, Highland Park, Illinois’ Port Clinton Art Festival (also an award winner), and Milwaukee’s Third Ward Art Festival. This year’s festival lineup includes 24 shows in the Chicagoland area, as well as one in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

“The success of our shows is based on the quality of artists who participate,” said Amy Amdur, president and founder of her namesake firm.  “We are always happy to see artists apply year after year, as many of them do, and we welcome those who apply for the first time,” she adds. “Art is definitely our passion,” she continues. “It makes the world a richer and more beautiful place to live, and we’re proud to offer so many opportunities for artists to showcase their work.”

Effective immediately, Amdur Productions is offering artists the opportunity to apply online for their 2018 line-up of art festivals. Artists can visit and click “APPLY NOW,” then follow the prompts to submit their work electronically.  Artists should submit four images of their work and one image of their booth. All applications must be received by midnight on Friday, January 26, 2018 to be considered for Amdur Productions 2018 art festival season. After jury review, artists will be notified of their status online on Monday, February 26, 2018.

Artists may apply to participate in any or all of the following Amdur Productions art festivals. Many of the shows feature artist demonstrations, live entertainment, food offerings, and fun activities for kids; appealing to an even wider audience.  


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