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!
RIBBON CUTTING/PRESS CONFERENCE:
Join the Old Town Art Fair Committee Chairs, our local elected officials, neighbors and artists to officially kick-off this year’s Old Town Art Fair on Friday, June 9th beginning at 12:30 PM. We will meet at the corner of Willow and North Park for this fun, friendly event. We’ll even supply some snacks and music for your enjoyment. Let’s celebrate together, in a low-key kind of way, the beginning of our BEST ART FAIR EVER!
Streets will be closed, as usual, from 7:00 am Friday, June 9, 2023 through 3:00 pm Monday, June 12, 2023. We will open streets sooner if possible, once street cleaning is finished.
Artists begin setting up their booths on Friday evening between 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm. We caution you that if you live within the Fair boundaries your access to the alley/garage will end Friday at 2:30 pm.
The following streets will be closed during this time. Signs will be posted as NO PARKING – TOW ZONE. Towing will begin Friday morning.
|Lincoln:||West side of street from 1900 to 1920|
|Lincoln Park West:||Wisconsin to Menomonee|
|Menomonee:||Sedgwick to Crilly Court|
|North Park:||Menomonee to Eugenie|
|Orleans:||Wisconsin to Eugenie|
|Sedgwick:||East side of street from 1849 to 1853|
|Willow:||Sedgwick to Crilly Court|
|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, 2023.
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.
This year we are continuing to return to our more familiar days. Our Art Fair Committee Chairs all put together their plans and we are moving forward. And thanks to you we are able to provide grants to local nonprofits that benefit our community – directly and indirectly.
That the Old Town Art Fair succeeds in raising a large amount of money each year is in no small measure due to the top-quality artists who exhibit here. They are the ones that attract visitors from across the city, all over the Midwest and beyond – patrons who often pay airfare, hotel fees and still come to the Fair and purchase art! Lots of art. We hope you have friends visiting from near and far this weekend. We are so thrilled to welcome these artists back to our streets and to see new entries this year. I know that our community welcomes the artists and the visitors and shares the enthusiasm of being immersed in works of great creativity, passion, and ingenuity.
Thank you to all of the neighbors who live with this disruption, one weekend every year. We appreciate that so many residents now feel more a part of the festivities. The entire Art Fair Committee makes every effort to meet your needs with as much grace as possible.
Come out, celebrate, and say hello to your neighbors, the artists and visitors from all over.
2023 Art Fair Chair