Old Town Triangle District (Photo credit: swanksalot)
Mixed Media (Photo credit: Msartist Theresa Huse)
Plan to attend the 66th Annual OLD TOWN ART FAIR in Chicago. This is one of the oldest juried art fairs in the country!
There will be 250 nationally acclaimed artists! There will also be a Garden Walk.
Old Town Art Fair Weekend
June 13, 2015 through June 14, 2015
WHERE: The main gate of the Old Town Art Fair is located at Lincoln Avenue & Wisconsin Street. Other gates: Lincoln Park West & Wisconsin; Sedgwick & Menomonee: Sedgwick & Wisconsin; Menomonee & Wells; and North Park & Willow.
“The 250 artists featured in the 2014 Old Town Art Fair will be selected by an independent jury of professional artists, gallery owners and museum curators. 40% of the artists are new this year. As with every year, the Old Town Art Fair will feature a wide range of art mediums, including 2D- and 3D- mixed media, drawing, painting, photography, printmaking, ceramics, fiber, glass, jewelry, and works in metal, stone, and wood.”
Other anticipated highlights of the Old Town Art Fair will include a Garden Walk through more than 60 urban home gardens, a music stage featuring local talent, a children’s corner offering arts and crafts activities, and a food court populated by local eateries. Souvenir stores throughout the fair offer posters, t-shirts and other Old Town Art Fair collectibles.
With your support, we are able to continue in the spirit of the “Old Town Holiday,” a popular event started in 1949 by the Old Town Triangle Association that invited artistic residents to display their work and collected 25-cent donations to raise money for improved living, working and recreational conditions in the area. Today’s Old Town Art Fair is a great leap from neighbors hanging art on fences, but we’re proud that the original intent and commitment are the same: children and community.
Almost 300 nationally and locally recognized artists will showcase their wide range of art mediums including: “2D- and 3D-mixed media, drawing, painting, photography, printmaking, ceramics, fiber, glass, jewelry and works in metal, stone and woodwork.”
Old Town, Chicago (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
WHEN: June Town Triangle District with an entrance at Wisconsin and Lincoln
Wells St Art Fair 02 (Photo credit: discosour)
There will be:
A Garden Walk with self-guided tours
Map of Chicago’s community areas, grouped by color by “side” (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
A Children’s Corner, where families can create their own works of art
Complimentary historic tours, led by the historic Old Town Triangle docents
The proceeds from the event will benefit a host of local youth groups, schools and neighborhood non-profits.
Wells St Art Fair 01 (Photo credit: discosour)
A marker (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
You can also attend the Wells Street Fair between North and Division on the same weekend.
Dr. EveAnn Lovero lived in Old Town and writes Travel Guides @ www.vino-con-vista.com