Chicago’s Wells Street Art Fair 2018 in Old Town

Well Street Art Festival

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June 9-10, 2018

Old Town, 1200-1600 N. Wells St.

Chicago, IL 60610

Saturday: 10am-10pm; Sunday: 10-9pm

Admission: $7 gate donation benefits the Old Town Merchants & Residents Association

Early-summer art extravaganza in the historic Old Town neighborhood features the handiwork of more than 200 juried and eco-friendly artists from across the nation.

Date: Saturday & Sunday, June 9-10
Time: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily
Location: On N. Wells Street, between North Avenue and Division Street | Chicago
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Beneficiary: Old Town Merchants & Residents Association

Wells Street Art Fair 2108 in Chicago’s historic Old Town neighborhood.

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The annual art extravaganza features the works of more than “250 juried artists with the eclectic mix running the gamut from paintings, sculptures and glasswork to photography, ceramics, woodwork and much more. It also features the tasty cuisine of Old Town restaurants, the always-hoppin’ music stage, and a silent auction.”

Main Stage Music
12:30pm – Elenna Sindler
(eclectic singer/songwriter)
2:00pm – Jesse White Tumblers
3:00pm – The Hat Guys (2 sets!)
6:00pm – Andrew Belle
(pop/rock singer/songwriter)
8:00pm – Trippin’ Billies
(Dave Matthews tribute band)Sunday
12:00pm – The Happiness Club
(kids’ musical revue)
12:40pm – The Flat Cats
(swing jazz)
2:00pm – Jesse White Tumblers
2:30pm – Generation
(’60s/’70s pop/rock)
5:00pm – Hot Rocks
(Rolling Stones tribute band)
7:30pm – American English
(Beatles tribute band)
Entertainment & Attractions
Besides the main attraction of world-class art, The Wells Street Art Festival offers a vast array of entertainment. A main music stage features continuous live rock, jazz, and top-name, nationally-renowned headline entertainment. In addition, the festival boasts a vast assortment of Chicago’s best food, live musicians along Wells Street, a silent auction and more!
Purchase a VIP Ticket Package!
In celebration of 40 years, purchase a VIP Ticket Package today for only $25 ($34 value). Package includes:

  • (2) gate donations
  • (2) beverages ($5 each)
  • (2) food items ($5 each)

CLICK HERE to buy tickets!

Silent Auction
Saturday & Sunday; 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Place your bid on beautiful, original works of art donated by artists exhibiting in this year’s art festival. Collage, photography, works on paper, paintings, sculptures, glassworks, and jewelry will be on exhibit both days during the festival. Fifty percent of each auction sale benefits the Old Town Merchants & Residents Association. <!– Please visit booths 242-247 in order to bid on the pieces. Cash, check and all major credit cards accepted.Click Here for a listing of silent auction donors. –>
How To Get There
Ride the Brown Line “L” to Sedgwick and head east. For routes, directions & connections call 312.836.7000 or visit
Beneficiary – Old Town Merchants and Residents Association
Your gate donation benefits the Old Town Merchants & Residents Association. Since its establishment in 1971, the Old Town Merchants and Residents Association has served as the voice of the Old Town community advocating city services for businesses and residents including community policing, street cleaning, lighting and community planning.Members are both business owners, property owners and residents of Old Town. A majority of the Association’s membership is made up of business/property owners who also live in Old Town. Members are kept informed of Association projects and community issues through the publication of the Old Town News newsletter and through networking socials held throughout the year.

Members are automatically included in the Association’s neighborhood directory and on the web site. Members are offered discounted advertising rates in the annual neighborhood directory and selected co-op advertising publications such as Where Magazine, The Chicago Collection, Skyline, Key Magazine and the Official Visitors Guide of Chicago. Members are also permitted to participate in the Association’s street banner program which includes year round banner display on North Avenue, La Salle Street, Sedgwick and North Wells Street.

To learn more about membership, please contact the Old Town Merchants and Residents

Dr. EveAnn Lovero lived in Old Town and writes Travel Guides @


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