Ninth Annual Chicago Botanic Garden Art Festival July 5, 6, and 7

  • Amdur Productions and the Chicago Botanic Garden present the Chicago Botanic Garden Art Festival over the 4th of July Weekend.Amdur Productions

    Amdur Productions and the Chicago Botanic Garden present the Chicago Botanic Garden Art Festival over the 4th of July Weekend.Amdur Productions

 
Karolyn Raphael
Updated 6/20/2019 11:08 AM

The beautiful Chicago Botanic Garden in Glencoe, Illinois, is once again set to host the Chicago Botanic Garden Art Festival this 4th of July weekend. Returning for its ninth year, the art festival features the exceptional work of 95 juried artists, and in keeping with the exquisite scenery, all art will embody a botanical theme, use, or material. This one-of-a-kind event kicks off Friday, July 5, from 4 to 7 p.m., with a preview night that is open to the public for the first time. The festival continues Saturday, July 6, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, July 7, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission to this world-class event is free all three days (regular parking fees apply)!

"The stunning backdrop of the Chicago Botanic Garden is unmatched and sets the tone for this unique art festival," says Amy Amdur, president of Amdur Productions, producer of the Chicago Botanic Garden Art Festival. "Finding a piece of art for your home/office at this show is a wonderful way to keep nature with you year-round." she added.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

Original art in a variety of mediums including painting, photography, fashion/wearables, furniture, sculpture, jewelry, glass, wood, and mixed media will be available for purchase in a range of prices, so there truly is something for everyone! Artists will be available throughout the weekend for booth chats and demonstrations.

The Chicago Botanic Garden features 27 gardens and four natural areas uniquely situated on 385 acres on and around nine islands, with six miles of lake shoreline. After a day spent exploring and viewing the variety of artwork on display, you are sure to work up an appetite. The Garden View Café will be serving a fresh menu featuring local, sustainably produced, and seasonal ingredients. The Garden View Café is located in the Chicago Botanic Garden's Visitor Center. You can also find food and beverages at the Garden Grille and the Rose Terrace Beer Garden.

For more information about the Chicago Botanic Garden Art Festival on Friday, July 5, Saturday, July 6, and Sunday, July 7, visit chicagobotanic.org/artfestival. To learn more about Amdur Productions, please call (847) 926-4300 or email info@amdurproductions.com. Preview artists online before you visit the fair! Visit Amdur Productions online at amdurproductions.com, as well as on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or Pinterest.

About Amdur Productions

For 36 years, the Highland Park, Illinois-based Amdur Productions, a nationally acclaimed arts festival production company, has organized and directed many of the country's most prestigious juried art festivals. Shows produced by Amdur include many in the Chicago area, such as the Gold Coast Art Fair, the Port Clinton Art Festival, Millennium Art Festival, Chicago Botanic Garden Art Festival, and in Milwaukee, the Third Ward Art Festival. Many Amdur Productions' events are rated in Sunshine Artist Magazine's "Top 100 Best Fine Art & Design Shows" and Art Fair Calendar's "Best Art Fairs."

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About Art Zipper

Amdur Productions is also the founder of Art Zipper, a year-round, virtual art store featuring many of the artists who exhibit at Amdur Productions' summer festivals. Shop for art, fashion, jewelry, and more; or sell your own art online with a virtual Art Zipper storefront. For more information visit ArtZipper.com.

About Chicago Botanic Garden

The Chicago Botanic Garden, one of the treasures of the Forest Preserves of Cook County, is a 385-acre living plant museum featuring 27 distinct gardens and four natural areas. With events, programs and activities for all ages, the Garden is open every day of the year. Admission is free; select event fees apply; parking fees apply. Located at 1000 Lake Cook Road in Glencoe, IL, the Garden is smoke free. Opened to the public in 1972, the Garden is managed by the Chicago Horticultural Society, accredited by the American Association of Museums and a member of the American Public Gardens Association (APGA). Visit chicagobotanic.org, or call (847) 835-5440 for seasonal hours, images of the Garden and commuter transportation information.

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