Chicago Old Town Art Fair 2019

Old Town Art Fair

Along the streets of the Old Town Triangle Historic District, 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.

Artists from across the U.S. and Canada are selected by an independent jury of art professionals. Nearly half of the artists are newly juried in each year, providing an opportunity for different artists to exhibit at this highly sought after event. This system allows for a rich mix of returning favorites and fresh, new art to discover!

There will be 250 nationally acclaimed artists, an estimated 30,000 art lovers, a Garden Walk, Live Music, Food Court and Children’s Corner. Gates open Saturday 10:00 am to 7:00 pm and Sunday 10:00 am to 6:00 pm, rain or shine.

2019 Full Artist Listing

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, many of them private and viewable only during the Art Fair. Descriptions of the gardens are displayed throughout the Garden Walk. 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.

Your $10 donation to the Old Town Art Fair includes access to the Garden Walk and a map of the self-guided tour – available at any of the six entry gates to the Fair!

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.

2019 Music Schedule

Plaza Stage: Wisconsin at Orleans

Alan Zreczny/Bluefront 10:30 am to 11:45 am
Allie n’ Stevie Mullen 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
The Harris Family Band 1:15 pm to 2:15 pm
Juli Wood Trio 2:30 pm to 3:45 pm
Donna Herula & Tony Nardiello 4:00 pm to 5:15 pm
Zydeco Voodoo 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm

Radium Swing Band 10:30 am to 11:45 am
Bad Philosopher 12:00 pm to 1:15 pm
The Fifth Star Band 1:30 pm to 2:45 pm
Mercedes Inez and Son Monarcas 3:00 pm to 4:15 pm
Jack Cassidy and Symbia 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm

FOOD COURT STAGE: North Park at Menomonee

Check with Lucy 10:00 am to 1:00 pm
Phillip-Michael Scales 1:15 pm to 2:00 pm
The Boogie Woogie Kid 2:15 pm to 3:15 pm
Pritzker HS Jazz Band 3:30 pm to 4:15 pm
Check with Lucy 4:30 pm to 7:00 pm

Johnny Alletto 10:30 am to 11:15 am
Holly Gabriel 11:30 am to 12:15 pm
Check with Lucy 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm
Corbin Ferry Road 2:15 pm to 3:00 pm
Ethan Sellers & Joe Rauen 3:15 pm to 4:00 pm
Check with Lucy 4:15 pm to 6:00 pm

All this art making you hungry? You’ll find unique choices from some of your favorite Old Town restaurants along with Chicago classics. Lobster Rolls, Tacos, Pork Belly, Pizza, Beer, Wine . . . and more!

Look for delicious fare from:

1959 Kitchen & BarAdobo Grill
Anthony’s Italian Ice
Bacci Pizzeria
Benny’s Beignets
Chicago’s Doghouse
El Campeon
Inspired Catering & Events(previously known as Stefani’s)

Let your kids unleash their inner artist! There’s fun for the whole family with Mad Science, Face Painting, plenty of arts and crafts and more!

Children’s Corner is located on Wisconsin and Sedgwick.

2019 Lineup

Magician Sean Masterson 12:00 pm
Mr. Singer & The Sharp Cookies 2:00 pm
Mad Science 3:30 pm

Magician Sean Masterson 12:00 pm
Culture Shock Chicago Dance Performance 2:00 pm

Date: Saturday, June 8, 2019, 10am-7pm – Sunday, June 9, 2019, 10am-6pm
Price: Donation


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