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Take a look at this: four shows produced by Chicago's Amdur Productions

1. New - May 17 & 18
at Oakbrook Center in Oak Brook, IL, one of the nation's top shopping centers, nestled in Chicago's affluent western suburbs.  
2. New - July 25-27, Prior Lake, MN (just outside Minneapolis)

3. Sept. 6 & 7, producing the established Oakbrook Invitational Fine Art Fair at Oakbrook Center
4. New - Sept. 27 & 28 in downtown Evanston
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Spring Festival of the Arts - new show!

May 17 & 18
Oak Brook, Illinois
Oakbrook Center
Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 5pm
presented by: Amdur Productions
50 Artists
Deadline: April 16

Amdur Productions announces the kickoff of the Spring Festival of the Arts  May 17 & 18. This festival will feature all types of art, highlighting jewelry, fashion, and functional art in addition to painting, photography and more.  The Oakbrook Festival of Jewelry and Fashion will take place within the beautiful Oakbrook Shopping Center in Oakbrook, Illinois.

30% of Oak Brook households have an income of over $200,000 and 54% of residents have a bachelor's degree or higher. With a community of smart, wealthy and art loving people, this is a great show to show and sell your art.

Oakbrook Center is a premier outdoor shopping center located in the affluent western suburbs of Chicago. The Center features more than 160 fine shops in more than 2,000,000 square feet or retail space that includes Bloomingdale's Home and Furniture, Anthropologie, Macy's, Neiman Marcus and Nordstrom. All artists are located throughout the mall's open air walkways among trees, flowers, plants, waterfalls and fountains.

Festival Information
  • Staff Support: Amdur Productions staff is present on site throughout the entire festival to assist artists from load in to load out.
  • Booth Sitting: Amdur Productions staff is available to booth sit for artists throughout the entire festival.
  • Artists Parking: Amdur Productions provides artist close oversize and regular parking over the festival weekend.
  • Tent Rental: Artists may rent tents and tables through the festival. Tents are commercial grade and rental includes delivery, set up, weights and removal.
  • Set Up/Take Down Help: Booth set up and take down assistance is available on an hourly rate basis.
  • Break Room: An artist break room/area provides refreshments throughout the festival for artists.
  • Hotel Rooms: Hotel rooms are blocked to give artists the best rates in the area.
  • Marketing: A large multi-layered marketing plan supports this show with ads running in newspapers, advertisements, on radio, posters, street banners, social media and through direct mail postcards. Professional public relations insures high visibility for this festival.
  • Security: Overnight security is provided.
  • Art Bucks Program: To increase attendance and encourage sales, we run an Art Bucks program. Art Bucks are sold to the public and also given away as pre-show marketing. These special Art Bucks certificates are each worth $25 and good only for the purchase of art. Artists who receive these certificates turn it in to Amdur Productions for a reimbursement check.


More information at www.amdurproductions.com.
To apply: JuriedArtServices.com.
Please call 847-926-4300 or email info@amdurproductions.com for more information.

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Great Midwest Art Fest - new show!

July 25, 26, & 27
Prior Lake, Minnesota
Mystic Lake Casino, Prior Lake, Minnesota
Fri. 4pm to 9pm, Sat. 11am to 9pm, 
Sun. 11am to 5pm
presented by: Amdur Productions
100 artists
Deadline: May 2

Application Fee: $25
Booth Fee: $185 (includes electric!)

The Great Midwest Art Fest is a great three day festival that features 100 artists and crafters, delicious ribs, and headline evening entertainment. Minnesota artists are featured! This festival is held in conjunction with the Great Midwest Ribfest July 25, 26, 27 in the greater Minneapolis area. Includes electric in the booth fee!

The Great Midwest Art Fest will take place on the grounds of the Mystic Lake Casino, just outside of Minneapolis. This event will feature the Oak Ridge Boys on Saturday night and nationally renowned chefs serving up all types of ribs. Live music adds to the weekend.

Free parking and free admission to the festival combined with great arts & crafts shopping, dining, drinking and music makes this event fun for all visitors and artists!

Festival Information:
  • Staff Support: Amdur Productions staff is present on site throughout the festival to assist artists from load in to load out.
  • Electricity: Included in the booth fee of only $185!
  • Booth Sitting: Amdur Productions staff is available to booth sit for artists throughout festival.
  • Artists Parking: Amdur Productions provides artists close oversize and regular parking over the festival weekend.
  • Tent Rental: Artists may rent tents and tables through the festival. Tents are commercial grade and rental includes delivery, set up, weights and removal.
  • Hotel Rooms: Hotel rooms are blocked to give artists the best rates in the area.
  • Security: Overnight security is provided.


More information at www.amdurproductions.com.
Apply: JuriedArtServices.com 
Please call 847-926-4300 or email info@amdurproductions.com for more information.

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Fall Festival of the Arts

September 6 & 7
Oak Brook, Illinois
Oakbrook Center
Saturday & Sunday 10am - 5pm
presented by: Amdur Productions
100 Artists
Deadline: May 2

Application Fee: $25
Booth Fee: $460

Amdur Productions announces the Fall Festival of the Arts at Oakbrook Center, an all media show presenting the best art in all categories in Oak Brook, Illinois at the upscale Oakbrook Center.
  • 30% of Oak Brook households have an income of over $200,000 and 54% of residents have a bachelor's degree or higher. With a community of smart, wealthy and art loving people, this is a great show to show and sell your art.
  • Oakbrook Center is a premier outdoor shopping center located in the affluent western suburbs of Chicago. The Center features more than 160 fine shops in more than 2,000,000 square feet or retail space that includes Bloomingdale's Home and Furniture, Anthropologie, Macy's, Neiman Marcus and Nordstrom.  
  • All artists are located throughout the mall's open air walkways among trees, flowers, plants, waterfalls and fountains.

Artists will have the opportunity to interact with the public through art demos and booth Oakbrook Fine Art Fair chats. Live music, great food and fun activities for kids make the festival a perfect experience for all. Daily drawings will take place and several lucky festival-goers will receive Art Buck$, courtesy of Amdur Productions, to spend on a piece of art at any of Amdur Productions' 2014 festivals!

Festival Information
  • Staff Support: Amdur Productions staff is present on site throughout the entire festival to assist artists from load in to load out.
  • Booth Sitting: Amdur Productions staff is available to booth sit for artists throughout the entire festival
  • Artist Parking: Amdur Productions reserves close day and overnight parking for artists at no additional cost.
  • Tent Rental: Artists may rent tents and tables through the festival. Tents are commercial grade and rental includes delivery, set up, weights and removal.
  • Set Up/Take Down Help: Booth set up and take down assistance is available on an hourly rate basis.
  • Break Room: An artist break room/area provides refreshments throughout the festival for artists.
  • Hotel Rooms: Hotel rooms are blocked to give artists the best rates in the area.
  • Awards: Bestowed during the festival weekend.
  • Marketing: A large multi-layered marketing plan supports this show with ads running in newspapers, advertisements, on radio, posters, street banners, social media and through direct mail postcards. Professional public relations insures high visibility for this festival.
  • Security: Overnight security is provided.
  • Art Bucks Program: To increase attendance and encourage sales, we run an Art Bucks program. Art Bucks are sold to the public and also given away as pre-show marketing. These special Art Bucks certificates are each worth $25 and good only for the purchase of art. Artists who receive these certificates, turn it in to Amdur Productions for a reimbursement check.


More information at www.amdurproductions.com.
Apply: JuriedArtServices.com 
Please call 847-926-4300 or email info@amdurproductions.com for more information.

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Evanston Art & Big Fork Festival -

September 27 - 28
Evanston, Illinois
Downtown Evanston
Saturday and Sunday: 10am - 5pm
presented by: Amdur Productions
150 Artists
Deadline: May 2

Jury Fee: $25
Booth Fee: $430

The Evanston Art and Big Fork Festival will be held September 27 and 28 on the closed streets of downtown Evanston, IL, a city of 80,000 people. Evanston is just north of Chicago and home to Northwestern University.  Admission to the festival will be free and open to the public.

Artists will be selected through a jury system so that only the best artists will participate. A special jury for 30 Evanston artists' booths will insure a strong showing of local artists as well.  Art will be original and in all price points, so that everyone from college students to long time collectors can find something right for them.  Art will include classic categories such as paintings, sculpture, photography, as well as fun usable art such as unique handmade  jewelry, one-of-a kind  furniture and home accessories, mixed media work, glass, wood, wearable art, art made from recycled materials and much more!

At the north end of the festival, separate from the artists, many of Evanston's great restaurants will serve up their wonderful food as festival goers listen to live music.
Evanston supports its festivals with enthusiasm and purchasing power!
  • Staff Support: Amdur Productions staff is present on site throughout the entire festival to assist artists from load in to load out.
  • Booth Sitting: Amdur Productions staff is available to booth sit for artists throughout the entire festival.
  • Artists Parking: Amdur Productions reserves close day and overnight parking for artists at no additional cost.
  • Tent Rental: Artists may rent tents and tables through the festival. Tents are commercial grade and rental includes delivery, set up, weights and removal.
  • Set Up/Take Down Help: Booth set up and take down assistance is available on an hourly rate basis.
  • Hotel Rooms: An artist break room/area provides refreshments throughout the festival for artists.
  • Awards: Bestowed at the artist breakfast on Sunday morning before the festival opens.
  • Marketing: A large multi-layered marketing plan supports this show with ads running in newspapers, advertisements, on television, radio, posters, street banners, social media and through direct mail postcards. Professional public relations insure high visibility for this festival.
  • Security: Overnight security is provided.
  • Art Bucks Program: To increase attendance and encourage sales, we run an Art Bucks program. Art Bucks are sold to the public and also given away as pre-show marketing. These special Art Bucks certificates are each worth $25 and good only for the purchase of art. Artists who receive these certificates turn it in to Amdur Productions for a reimbursement check.

For more information, please visit www.amdurproductions.com.
To apply: JuriedArtServices.com.
Please call 847-926-4300 or email info@amdurproductions.com for more information.

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Comment by geri a. wegner on March 31, 2014 at 3:43pm

There just aren't any words.

Comment by geri a. wegner on April 8, 2014 at 3:29pm

Sadly, I now have fewer shows to go to.  No reason to go to Oak Brook now, even though my favorite Greek restaurant is there.  

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