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Amdur Productions proudly partners with The Art Center (TAC) - Highland Park for the Festival of Fine Arts
PLEASE SAVE THE DATE for The Art Center's 29th Annual outdoor Festival of Fine Arts on Saturday and Sunday, June 25 and 26, from 10am-5pm (formerly TAC's Festival of Fine Craft). This year the
Festival will again have a new, larger "footprint" from Elm Place to Central on
Sheridan Road and on Central from St John's to The HP Movie Theater.
The Festival of Fine Arts offers an amazing weekend of incredible art from over 100 artists and craftsmen from across the United States. The Festival will also offer
live musical entertainment and performance art throughout the weekend.
At this year's Festival, TAC's "Children's Creation Station", will
be sponsored by @properties!, offering fabulous hands on art making
activities and art demonstrations throughout the weekend. Try your hand
at "wheel throwing", painting, printmaking or mosaics! There will also be fabulous and enticing"goings-on" and "give-aways" throughout the weekend. This year, Amdur Productions will again be producing TAC's Festival of Fine Arts. Please join us for a wonderful summer weekend in Highland Park supporting the arts and TAC!
This year at the festivals Amdur Productions has started a new charity initiative called the Green Ribbon Project. The
project connects the festival with an important cause and aims to
stimulate art buying at the festival. Participating artists put a green
ribbon on a piece of their choice in their booth and when the piece is
sold the artist agrees to give 10% of the proceeds to TAC's Festival of
Fine Arts Scholarship fund,, which is the dedicated charity for this
The Art Center of Highland Park
not-for-profit visual arts organization since 1960, The Art Center -
Highland Park (TAC) provides a visual arts education to Highland Park
and its surrounding communities, assuring access to the arts for all
ages and cultural interests. This vigorous community-centered
organization inspires everyone from tots through seniors to achieve and
transform their world through more than 400 classes offered annually in
photography, oil and acrylic painting, watercolor, pastel, mixed media
painting, ceramics, jewelry making, metalsmithing, digital arts, fiber
art, mosaics, assemblage and more. TAC also brings national and regional
art of established and emerging artists to our galleries through 20
exhibits of contemporary art each year to the surrounding community and
ABOUT AMDUR PRODUCTIONS
more than thirty years, Amdur Productions has crafted and curated a
selection of the country's most prestigious juried art festivals,
including the Chicago Botanic Garden Art Festival, Gold Coast Art Fair,
and Port Clinton Art Festival. Founded by Amy Amdur in 1983, Amdur
Productions attracts thousands of guests to explore and enjoy a showcase
of artists' work in a free and fun environment. Several of Amdur
Productions' festivals have been selected as Sunshine Artist magazine's top 100 best fine art and design shows. In addition to festivals, Amdur Productions produces city-wide food and music events. For more information, please visit amdurproductions.com, call 847-926-4300, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Looking for additional information about a specific festival? Find us online at amdurproductions.com/art-festivals/or visit our social channels: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or Pinterest.
NOMINATIONS NOW OPEN FOR THE SECOND ANNUAL LUCIE TECHNICAL AWARDS!
Lucie Technical Awards aim to honor both large and small companies, as
well as the individuals who have advanced the photographic industry in a
given year. All-inclusive, these awards encompass cameras, lenses,
lighting, accessories, printers, ink, software, and more.
in the field of photography as well as members of the public can
contribute to the nomination process with the goal to recognize and
reward deserving companies and individuals whose work has advanced the
careers of so many.
The 2nd Annual Lucie Technical Awards will take place in New York City on October 19, 2016.
Mondays & Thursdays, June 6-August 25 (Music Series) Tuesdays, June 21-August 30 (Film Series) Jay Pritzker Pavilion, Millennium Park
Enjoy an exciting lineup of outdoor live music and screened films
in the beautiful Jay Pritzker Pavilion at Millennium Park. Take a seat
inside the Jay Pritzker Pavilion or find a spot on the Great Lawn for
exciting line-up of free live concerts and films screened on a
state-of-the-art, 40-foot LED screen. For more information on the
musicians and films playing throughout the summer at Millennium Park,
Don't miss what Chicago Magazine is calling this Summer's
best music festival! Tickets are on sale for the seating area at Taste
of Chicago concerts. Headliners include The Roots (July 6, Presented by Illinois Lottery), Kongos (July 7), The Decemberists (July 8, Presented by 93XRT), Billy Idol (July 9, Presented by Bud Light) and The Isley Brothers featuring Ronald and Ernie Isley (July 10). Visit tasteofchicago.us for more information and to buy concert seating tickets. Admission to the festival is free.
Taste of Chicago Chef du Jour Tickets On Sale Now
As part of Taste of Chicago, enjoy a sit-down, three-course meal
prepared by one of Chicago's esteemed chefs in an air-conditioned dining
pavilion beside Buckingham Fountain. The dinner by Chef Graham Elliot
and Masterchef Junior Season 4 Winner Addison is already sold out. Buy
your tickets now for Chef Kevin Hickey of The Duck Inn (July 7 at
6:30pm), Chef Patrick Sheerin of Trenchermen (July 8 at 6:30pm), Chef
Chris Macchia of Nonnina (July 9 at 6:30pm) and Chef Abraham Conlon of
Fat Rice (July 10 at 5pm). Tickets and info at tasteofchicago.us.
Fifth Star Awards Will Honor Buddy Guy and Other Stars of the Arts
The City of Chicago has announced this year's Fifth Star Awards
honorees. Blues legend Buddy Guy; celebrated photographer Victor
Skrebneski; actress, educator and theater founder Jackie Taylor; museum
founder and educator Carlos Tortolero; and the legendary improv and
sketch comedy theater, The Second City will be honored at a tribute
concert in Millennium Park on September 14. The event is free and open
to the public. For more information or to nominate a youth "Rising
Star," visit fifthstarawards.org.
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