Old Town Art Fair
  • 2018 Old Town Art Fair – Chicago
    Saturday, June 9, 2018
    10:00 am to 7:00 pm
    Sunday, June 10, 2018
    10:00 am to 6:00 pm
    Mark your calendar now for the 2018 Old Town Art Fair!
    The Original Old Town Art Fair has been voted America’s #1 Art Fair for the 3rd year in a row* and named one of Chicago’s favorite festivals!** Come stroll the charming, tree-lined streets of Chicago’s historic Old Town Triangle District and enjoy the work of over 250 nationally acclaimed artists, a Garden Walk, Live Music, the Children’s Corner, Food & Drink and more!
    You’ll find an inspiring collection of 2D and 3D Fine Art including Mixed Media, Drawings, Paintings, Photography, Printmaking, Ceramics, Glass, Fiber, Jewelry and works in Metal, Stone and Wood. The Old Town Art Fair features Fine Art – exclusively – and allows only original pieces created by the artists themselves. Reproductions and crafts, among other things, are not permitted.
    Each year, artists from across the U.S. and Canada are selected by an independent jury of art professionals. Nearly half of the artists are new, providing an opportunity for different artists to exhibit at this highly sought after event. This allows for rich mix of returning favorites and fresh, new art to discover!
    Take a peek into the quaint green spaces that make the Old Town Triangle on Chicago’s north side a truly charming and delightful neighborhood. Over 50 gardens will be in bloom and on display in our Garden Walk, many of them private and viewable only during the Art Fair. You’ll also discover historical information, fun facts and anecdotes about the homes, architecture, and past and present residents. Who knows, you may even spot a proud gardener in their natural habitat.
    Enjoy Live Music - a little Jazz, a little Swing, some Folk, Fusion and Blues. Just the right backdrop for enjoying a bite and a beverage or two, strolling the Fair and hanging out with friends.
    Let your kids unleash their inner artist at the Children’s Corner! There’s fun for the whole family with Eco-Art, Magic Shows, a Mad Scientist and more!
    And Eat and Drink! You’ll find delicious choices from some of your favorite Old Town restaurants along with Chicago classics. Lobster Rolls, Tacos, Pork Belly, Pizza, Beer, Wine and more!
    A Donation of $10 per adult is kindly requested. Children enter free!
    As a not-for-profit organization, we are proud that the 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.

    Old Town Triangle Historic District (Not to be confused with our neighbors just south of North Avenue on Wells Street. Yes, there are TWO DIFFERENT FAIRS happening in Old Town on the same weekend.)
    The Old Town Art Fair is centered at the Old Town Triangle Association building:
    1763 N. North Park Ave.
    Chicago, IL 60614
    By CTA Train:
    > Take the Brown Line to Sedgwick, go across North Avenue and walk north on Sedgwick three blocks to the gate at Sedgwick & Menomonee.
    By CTA Bus:
    Several bus lines get you within a block or three of the Old Town Art Fair:
    > 22 Clark: Exit at Clark & Lincoln (at the Green City Farmer’s Market) or Clark & Menomonee.
    > 36 Broadway: Exit at Clark & Lincoln (at the Green City Farmer’s Market) or Clark & Menomonee.
    > 72 North Avenue: Exit at Sedgwick or Wells St.
    > 151 Sheridan: Exit at Stockton Dr. & Menomonee
    We strongly recommend taking public transportation but if you drive, these are nearby parking garages/lots:
    > Pipers Alley Parking, 222 West North Ave. between N. North Park & Wells St.
    > History Museum lot at Stockton & LaSalle
    > Lincoln Avenue at Wisconsin (MAIN GATE)
    > Lincoln Park West at Wisconsin
    > North Park at Willow
    > Sedgwick at Menomonee
    > Sedgwick at Wisconsin
    > Wells Street at Menomonee

    *The Old Town Art Fair was rated the #1 Art Fair in the Country for the third year in a row by, 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 in an article featuring their five favorite festivals in Chicago.

    Link to photos:

    For more information, please contact:
    Barbara Guttman

Old Town Art Fair
  • Location: Old Town Triangle Historic District
  • 6/9/2018
  • Old Town Triangle Historic District