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Artrider Productions Inc. has been nationally acclaimed for producing innovative events in the Northeast since 1982 and produces shows and festivals that maintain the highest standards and reflect and unwavering commitment to excellence. Our events have been ranked among the top nationwide.

 

We have demonstrated a longstanding commitment to the craft and arts communities, raising thousands of dollars for CERF+ (Craft Emergency Relief Fund + Artists' Emergency Resources), the Guilford Art Center, the Westport Young Woman's League and more than $3 million for the National Trust for Historic Preservation.  Artrider produces Crafts at Lyndhurst, CraftMorristown, CraftWestport, the Rhinebeck Crafts Festival and CraftNewYork at Damrosch Park at Lincoln Center.

ABOUT US

We are handmade. We are made in America. We are a family business. For over 35 years we have been producing some of the most acclaimed arts and fine craft events in the nation. We have an overwhelming passion for art, for fine craft, for the artists and makers that participate in our events and the community that supports this unique phenomenon.

OUR STAFF

KATHI

MCNAMARA

Bookkeeper/Office Manager

with Artrider since 2015

My parents produced their first craft show in New York City while I was in utero so Artrider is in my DNA. Two years later we moved to Woodstock, NY where my playroom was the office.

 

After college I left the Hudson Valley for many years but ultimately chose to move back to be a part of Artrider's future.

 

I realized this community, its culture and the people, are my passion. I’ve “officially” been with Artrider for almost ten years now and haven’t looked back since.

JACKIE

JARIT SOBEL HERSH

Director

with Artrider since 2010

The day I walked into Artrider and met Stacey, Jackie and Laura I felt I would truly love being a part of this team.

 

My professional life has always revolved around accounting and bookkeeping and those skills help me in all I do here at Artrider. Plus, I have the pleasure of working with the most amazing and creative artists in North America.

I am very proud to be a part of this company and proud of the care and quality we put into every show.

 

But I spend too much money at the shows – please stop me!

LAURA

KANDEL

Director

with Artrider since 2003

While not related, I was destined to be a part of the Artrider family. Jackie and my brother were playmates at age 2. Our dads are poker buddies and Jeff once took pottery classes with my mom.

Just days before starting college I began working part-time at Artrider although it quickly became clear to all of us that there were bigger plans for me within the company.

I can’t imagine my life without this challenging and rewarding “job” (it’s a lifestyle really), amazing craft friends and my fabulous Artrider family.

MADELINE FRIEDMAN

Production Assistant

with Artrider since 2018

When a whole becomes more than the sum of its parts something magical happens; an environment is created and everything falls into place. In many ways, this is precisely how I would describe my experience growing up immersed in the world of crafts shows and now working at Artrider.

 

My parents' booth was my home for the weekend and the other artists became my extended family. Thus, many years later when the opportunity arose to use my degree working for Artrider, within a community that I love, it was as if all the stars aligned.

 

I couldn’t have asked for a more perfect position and I am beyond excited to see where my journey with Artrider takes me.

CO-FOUNDERS

STACEY JARIT & JEFF SOBEL

 

“Since their first show at the 14th Street Armory in New York City (in 1982), Stacey Jarit and Jeff Sobel have forged a reputation within the industry for producing retail shows featuring quality work from some of the best artists in the country.” Craft Business Magazine

 

Stacey's (1952-2017) experience making one-of-a-kind cloisonné enamels at craft shows in the 1970’s and Jeff's keen eye as a city planner gave them an edge in creating Artrider after their favorite New York City show was cancelled. Three decades later Artrider has become an industry leader. They've seen their imaginings turn into hundreds of events that have brought together thousands of artists with hundreds of thousands of visitors and raised millions of dollars for very worthy non-profit organizations. Jeff remains president of Artrider since Stacey's passing in 2017.

ABOUT ARTRIDER

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