Thank you to all of our neighbors for moving your cars, sprucing up your yards, dealing with crowds, being kind and generous to artists, and graciously hosting one terrific Art Fair!
Please note: New in 2017 – Artists will have the option to set up their booths on Friday evening between 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Please contact the Triangle office ASAP if you live within the Fair boundaries and will need to access your alley/garage Friday after 4:00 pm.
Streets will be closed, as usual, from 9:00 am Friday, June 9, 2017 through 3:00 pm Monday, June 12, 2017. We will open streets sooner if possible, once street cleaning is finished.
The following streets will be closed during this time. Signs will be posted as NO PARKING – TOW ZONE. Towing will begin Friday morning.
|Lincoln Park West:||Lincoln to Menomonee|
|Menomonee:||Sedgwick to Crilly Court|
|North Park:||Menomonee to St. Paul|
|Orleans:||Wisconsin to Menomonee|
|Willow:||North Park to Crilly|
|Wisconsin:||Lincoln to Sedgwick|
Share your beautiful garden and let others see what makes your home and our neighborhood so special. We ask that you write a short description of your garden, plants, flowers, history of your home and/or brief anecdote of past or present residents. We will provide signage in advance of the Fair.
If you’d like to participate in the Garden Walk, click here to contact us. Deadline to sign up is April 15, 2017.
Click here to download a digital version of the Old Town Art Fair postcard. You can include the JPEG in an email to use as a party invite, Art Fair reminder or save-the-date announcement.
We’ve had so many great suggestions for the Art Fair. Thanks for all of your input! After much consideration, we’ve decided to try out some new things in 2017:
– For the first time, Artists will have the option to set-up Friday, June 9 from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm. We hope this makes Saturday morning quieter for neighbors, calmer for volunteers and more productive for artists. Streets have been closed and cleared all day Friday for the past two years already. Allowing booths to go up Friday will hopefully mitigate much of the parking and towing issues that happen overnight Friday and into Saturday morning before the Fair. More info and instructions on street/garage access for neighbors living within the Fair boundaries to come.
– Second, after many requests, the Fair will stay open an extra hour, until 7:00 pm, on Saturday, June 10. Since folks will get a bit more shut-eye Saturday morning, it’s a good year to try out this often-heard suggestion. We hope this gives you a little more time to enjoy the fair and your friends into Saturday evening. The Fair will close at 6:00 pm on Sunday, as usual.
The second weekend in June has become very competitive for Chicago events. Thanks to all of you in advance for your help, cooperation and good nature while we try some new things with the aim of keeping the Old Town Art Fair one of the city’s favorite destinations.
Vi Daley & Lynn Smith
2017 Art Fair Co-Chairs