Old Town Art Fair, Wells Street Art Festival to deliver crowds to Old Town this weekend


CHICAGO (CBS) — The nationally-acclaimed Old Town Art Fair kicked off Friday with a ceremonial ribbon slicing.

Ald. Michele Smith (forty third) and U.S. Rep. Mike Quigley (D-Illinois) have been amongst those that minimize the ribbon.

The 72nd Old Town Art Fair will likely be internet hosting greater than 200 artists from the U.S. and Canada all through the weekend. The artists work in all totally different media – portray, images, printmaking, drawing and pastel, digital artwork, combined media, sculpture, jewellery, ceramics, wooden, glass, fiber, stone, and steel.

It is held within the Old Town Triangle Area off Lincoln Avenue, with cubicles on Wisconsin Street, Menomonee Street, Orleans Street, North Park Avenue, and Lincoln Park West.

Also a part of the occasion is a self-guided Garden Walk through which 52 choose gardens within the neighborhood are taking part.

Two music levels may also be arrange – at North Park and St. Paul avenues on the meals courtroom, and at Wisconsin and Orleans streets.

At Sedgwick and Wisconsin streets, the Children’s Corner will function a magic present, children’ music theater, and grab-and-go artwork initiatives.

The Old Town Art Fair is the primary fundraiser for the Old Town Triangle Association. Proceeds return to the group via grants to colleges, charities, and different nonprofits.

The Old Town Art Fair is one in all two artwork gala’s in Old Town this weekend. Also on faucet is the Wells Street Art Festival, which begins Saturday at 10 a.m.

The Wells Street Art Festival runs alongside Wells Street from North Avenue to Division Street. It options juried artists from throughout the continent and likewise working in an enormous number of disciplines – in addition to a music efficiency stage behind O’Brien’s Restaurant at 1528 N. Wells St.

A kids’s play space can also be obtainable at Wells Street and Evergreen Avenue – the place children can work on arts and crafts, take part in a efficiency, or “just goof off.”

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