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2024 Old Town Art Fair – Chicago


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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!


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 7th 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 7, 2024 through 1:00 pm Monday, June 9, 2024. 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 1:00 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, 2024.


Click here to volunteer.


Click here to donate.


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.

Announcement from the Art Fair Chair for 2024

May 2024

Dear Neighbors,

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation as we embark on another Old Town Art Fair, a tradition stretching back through 73 different Art Fairs in our neighborhood. We realize this weekend can be disruptive to your routines and plans, and we hope you join us in celebrating over 200 amazing artists!

All of the hundreds of volunteers strive to make the Art Fair the best, accessible, friendly and least stressful on our neighbors who share their parkways, sidewalks, streets, and alleys with artists and patrons.

Our proceeds from the Art Fair go right back to our community, including neighborhood improvements, local schools, community non-profit organizations, youth and senior groups, Menomonee Club for Boys and Girls, and many others.

Again, our appreciation for your support as we host the Old Town Art Fair on June 8-9, 2024.

Chris Nelson
2024 Art Fair Chair