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Jun11
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Festivals, Fairs & Special Events

Wells Street Art Festival


Explore stunning and innovative works of art the 47th annual Wells Street Art Festival, on Wells Street between North Avenue and Division, June 11-12, Saturday 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. A diverse mix of over 140 juried local and national artists showcase a wide array of inspiring works that visitors can admire and take home. A $10 suggested donation upon entry benefits Old Town Merchants & Residents Association.

 

Wander through artist booths in this summer festival that brings together exceptionally talented artists from across the country. Art enthusiasts are sure to find inspiration in the variety of disciplines featured—traditional painting and sculpture, artisan woodworking and metalsmithing, ceramics, jewelcraft, photography, digital arts, and more.

Visitors can also sample tasty treats and savory bites from local restaurants and drink vendors including: Adobo Grill, Benchmark, The Fireplace Inn, Kanela Breakfast Club, Kamehachi, Orso’s, Greek Delights, Lee’s Concessions, Banges Mexican, Tandoor Char House, and The Glunz Tavern.

Conveniently located steps away from the brown line “EL” train’s Sedgwick stop or the red line train’s Clark & Division stop, the festival takes over the heart of the popular Old Town neighborhood. Art on Sedgwick will offer a Kids Take Home Craft. In addition to artist booths and delicious food, visitors can enjoy entertainment from local bands and the Jesse White Tumblers.

 

Entertainment Schedule

 

Saturday

Noon –    Classical Blast
1:45pm – Jesse White Tumblers

2:15pm – Too Fighters (Foo Fighters Tribute)
4:00pm – Nerdvana
6:00pm – Too Much Molly Band
8:00pm – 16 Candles

Sunday
Noon –      Happiness Club
12:30pm – Jesse White Tumblers
1:15pm –   Rosie & The Rivets
2:45pm –   Dancing Queen Tribute to Abba
4:30pm –   Hello Weekend
7:00pm –   Rod Tuffcurls & the Benchpress


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