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2017 Old Town Art Fair – Chicago

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WHEN:

Saturday, June 10, 2017 – 10:00 am to 7:00 pm – new extended hours on Saturday!
Sunday, June 11, 2017 – 10:00 am to 6:00 pm

WHERE:

The Old Town Triangle Historic District on Chicago’s North Side
Center of the Fair: 1763 N. North Park Ave., Chicago, IL 60614

MAIN ENTRY GATE:

Lincoln Avenue at Wisconsin

Suggested Donation of $10 per person; children enter free.

The 69th Old Town Art Fair has been voted #1 in America* and one of Chicago’s favorite festivals.** It takes place on Saturday, June 10 and Sunday, June 11, 2017 in the heart of the charming Old Town Triangle Historic District in Chicago. There will be 250 nationally acclaimed artists, an estimated 30,000 art lovers, a Garden Walk, Live Music, Food Court and Children’s Corner. Gates open Saturday 10:00 am to 7:00 pm and Sunday 10:00 am to 6:00 pm, rain or shine.

We’re thrilled that the Old Town Art Fair has been recognized as one of Chicago’s favorite festivals and also voted the #1 art fair in the country for the second year in a row! We have an amazing team of more than 600 volunteers who work hard to produce this important event that brings so much art, business and cultural activity to Chicago and the Old Town Triangle.
Vi Daley & Lynn Smith, 2017 Old Town Art Fair Co-Chairs

The Old Town Art Fair is a Fine Art Fair which includes 2D and 3D Mixed Media, Drawings, Paintings, Photography, Printmaking, Ceramics, Glass, Fiber, Jewelry and works in Metal, Stone and Wood. Each year, every artist is selected by an independent jury of art professionals from the Chicago area. There will be returning favorites along with many fresh things to explore — nearly half of the exhibiting artists will be new to the Fair.

Proceeds from the Old Town Art Fair benefit the Old Town Triangle Association, Menomonee Club, local schools, arts and cultural programs, children’s programs and historic and architectural preservation projects. It is a completely volunteer-run event and all proceeds benefit the community.

The 2017 Old Town Art Fair is sponsored by Goose Island Beer Co., Treasure Island Foods, and our media sponsor 98.7wfmt | wfmt.com.

Two separate art events are held in Old Town on the second weekend in June every year and are often confused with each other. This is the Original Old Town Art Fair, which is a juried Fine Art fair and includes a Garden Walk and other family-friendly activities. Our friends and neighbors a few blocks away host the Wells Street Art Festival.

For more information, contact:

Barbara Guttmann
312-337-1938
info@oldtownartfair.com

 
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*The Old Town Art Fair was rated the #1 Art Fair in the Country for the second year in a row by ArtFairCalendar.com, the #1 website for art fair event listings. This rating was based on a survey of artists, attendees and fine art collectors.
**According to U.S. News & World Report’s travel website featuring five great Chicago festivals recommended to visitors by locals.