Let Us Introduce Ourselves...
Launched in June of 2011, the Avant-Garde Art & Craft Shows are a series of art and craft events that are held throughout the mid-west year-round. Each event showcases local handmade artisans and crafters, drawing attention to the amazing eclectic talent located in the area! A portion of all proceeds from each Avant-Garde branded event is donated to a local charity within the community of where the shows are held. The Avant-Garde Art & Craft Shows are also recognized by the Better Business Bureau as an accredited organization.
Meet Becki Silverstein...
The Avant-Garde Art & Craft Shows are put on by Rebecca Adele PR & Events. The owner and founder, Becki Silverstein, has grown up in Ohio her entire life and is passionate about supporting local arts and charities. In addition, Silverstein is a former crafter herself giving her the experience and background of being on both ends of the business as a customer and as a vendor. In her spare time she loves to spend time with her husband and son and daughter Jake and Layla, travel and go to the movies!
Silverstein also has a background in event planning, public relations, advertising, marketing, and non-profit services. Becki is also a recipient of the Cleveland 20/30 Professional Club's 2016 Top 25 Under 35 Mover and Shaker Awards. This award celebrates 25 individuals under the age of 35 for excellence in their work, civic engagement, academia, and/or philanthropic efforts.
It is Silverstein's ultimate goal to continue to grow the Avant-Garde show's presence and to offer a unique platform for artisans and crafters to sell their goods to the public. The goal behind the Avant-Garde shows is a simple one: Support local handmade businesses/entrepreneurs and give back to your community... It just so happens with the Avant-Garde shows you can do both!
Meet Amanda Look...
Our Pittsburgh and Cincinnati events are ran by our event coordinator Amanda Look. Amanda joins the Avant-Garde team after interning with the company in spring of 2017. She's very excited to be full time and previously attended Kent State University.
Amanda particularly has a passion for event planning, and is excited to launch and lead our expanded markets for the Avant-Garde Art & Craft Shows.
When she is not working at AG, Amanda is the head coach for a high school dance team, and a licensed Doula. She is also a mom to two cuties Harrison and Lily, and to a whole household full of furry kids: four dogs and three cats! She enjoys dancing, reading, and spending time with her family.