New Buffalo ARTigras!: Expose yourself to great art in Harbor Country over Fathers Day weekend

2013-05-12T03:00:00Z 2013-05-14T15:38:04Z New Buffalo ARTigras!: Expose yourself to great art in Harbor Country over Fathers Day weekend nwitimes.com
May 12, 2013 3:00 am

Amdur Productions, a nationally recognized art festival production company, in collaboration with the New Buffalo Business Association and the New Buffalo Fine Arts Council, proudly present the second annual New Buffalo ARTigras! 125 artists from across the country will showcase their original works at the festival, which is taking place over Father’s Day Weekend in the heart of Harbor Country at Whittaker and Merchant Streets in downtown New Buffalo.

“We are delighted to return to Harbor Country for a second year,” says Amy Amdur, founder of Amdur Productions. “The artists and art loving community of Harbor Country made our inaugural event a wonderful success and we look forward to continuing the tradition this year.”

Extraordinary artwork in a variety of mediums, including one-of-a-kind paintings, sculpture, glass, photography, jewelry, wood, ceramics, furniture and more will be represented at the festival. With original works ranging from $25 to $2,500 the festival offers something for everyone.

Among the must-see artists at this year’s event are Bob and Patti Stern of The Perfect View. Bob and Patti have been exhibiting their unique creations since 1993. Their distinct pieces, including new clock head curio cabinets, are made out of vintage windows from nineteenth and twentieth century. Beautiful craftsmanship, historical elements and passion result in their whimsical creations.

Another must-see is the fine art jewelry made by husband and wife, Randy and Kitsana Polk from Fountain Hills, Arizona. Fueled by the belief that “life is too short for boring jewelry,” Randy creates exceptional statement pieces that can only be defined as fine art. Though each piece is unique, they all include a blend of contemporary Southwest flair with splashes of color, diamonds and other beautiful gems. Designed for the men and women who refuse to settle for commonplace jewelry, each piece from the Polk’s vast collection exudes beauty, elegance and a distinct personality.

While enjoying the incredible artwork, guests will be serenaded by the sounds of Cirrus Falcon. A noted band on the Midwest music scene, Cirrus Falcon always entertains with a huge catalog of fan favorites, including classic rock, alternative, acoustic rock, Jimmy Buffet tunes, country and more. While enjoying the music, be sure to sample the delicious food and festival fare offered on-site and from neighboring restaurants.

Art-filled offerings for the little ones can be found at the Kids Art Tent on-site. Young artists can participate in an art scavenger hunt as they explore the festival, create their own masterpiece through Spin Art or contribute their creativity to an on-site, interactive mural.

Expose yourself to art, food, music and more at ARTigras! in Downtown New Buffalo at Whittaker and Merchant Streets. ARTigras! takes place on Saturday, June 15 and Sunday, June 16 from 10:00am to 6:00pm (EST) daily. Parking and admission are free.

For more information about New Buffalo ARTigras! or Amdur Productions Inc., please call 847.926.4300 or email info@amdurproductions.com. Visit us online at NewBuffaloArtigras.com or find us on Facebook, Twitter or Pinterest.

For thirty years, Amdur Productions, a nationally acclaimed arts festival production company, has organized and directed a selection of the country’s most prestigious juried art festivals. Many of Amdur’s festivals are rated in Sunshine Artist magazine’s top 100 with several appearing in the top 50. The Port Clinton Art Festival, Amdur Productions’ premiere festival which also celebrates its 30th anniversary this year, was ranked the number five show in the country by Sunshine Artist magazine in 2012. For more information, please visit amdurproductions.com, call 847.926.4300 or email info@amdurproductions.com.

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