|Date:||Saturday, August 29 - Sunday, August 30|
|Time:||Saturday: 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.; Sunday: 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.|
|Location:|| On Wells St. between North Ave. and Division
1400 N. Wells Street
|Beneficiary:||Old Town Merchants & Residents Association|
Art enthusiasts are guaranteed to find plenty of inspiration when the late summer showcase that is the Wells Street Art Festival celebrates its 46th year. Held on the eponymous strip of Wells Street between North Avenue and Division in Chicago’s historic Old Town neighborhood, it’s a treasure trove of creativity and much more.
For starters, there’s a diverse mix of nearly 200-plus juried artists from both the region and across the nation. Beyond these artists, will be a stand-alone “Remix” area on Scott Street featuring the unique and eco-friendly works of some 20 artisans who make art from used and recycled materials. Additionally, a tented area at Remix will offer free educational workshops each afternoon with creative DIY projects for both adults and children.
Other weekend highlights include the tasty cuisine from the neighborhood’s eclectic restaurants and cool music stage acts as well as kids’ art activities.
Fest proceeds will again benefit the programs and services of the Old Town Merchants & Residents Association.