It’s Time for the Old Town/Wells Street Art Festival – June 13-14

While not free, (your $7 gate donation ($10 after 7pm) benefits the Old Town Merchants & Residents Association), the Wells Street Art Festival is recognized as one of Chicago’s most prestigious art fairs, attracting exhibitors and prospective buyers from all over the nation.wells-street-art-festival The show features a wide variety of fine art – everything from glass and ceramics, to pencil drawings and oil paintings – plus a silent auction and children’s area. Musicians performing along Wells Street will make you forget you’re at an outdoor festival!

Date: Saturday & Sunday, June 13-14, 2009
Time: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily

Location: On N. Wells Street, between North Avenue and Division Street | Chicago

Beneficiary: Old Town Merchants & Residents Association

Main Stage Music
12:15pm – Happiness Club
1:30pm – The Ginge
2:35pm – Jesse White Tumblers
3:00pm – Dan & The Humidors
4:30pm – Stache
6:00pm – Afrodisiacs
8:00pm – Hello Dave
Noon – Howard & White Boys
1:45pm – 7th Heaven
3:05pm – Jesse White Tumblers
3:30pm – Covergurl
5:30pm – Beggar’s Banquet
7:15pm – American English
Entertainment & Attractions
Besides the main attraction of world-class art, The Wells Street Art Festival offers a vast array of entertainment. A main music stage features continuous live rock, jazz, and top-name, nationally-renowned headline entertainment. In addition, the festival boasts a vast assortment of Chicago’s best food, live musicians along Wells Street, a silent auction and more!
How To Get There
Ride the Brown Line “L” to Sedgwick and head east. For routes, directions & connections call 312.836.7000 or visit
Beneficiary – Old Town Merchants and Residents Association
Your $7 gate donation ($10 after 7pm) benefits the Old Town Merchants & Residents Association. Since its establishment in 1971, the Old Town Merchants and Residents Association has served as the voice of the Old Town community advocating city services for businesses and residents including community policing, street cleaning, lighting and community planning. Working in partnership with 27th Ward Alderman Walter Burnett and 43rd Ward Alderman Vi Daley, the Association addresses issues concerning streetscape maintenance, commercial and residential development, zoning and parking.Members are both business owners, property owners and residents of Old Town. A majority of the Association’s membership is made up of business/property owners who also live in Old Town. Members are kept informed of Association projects and community issues through the publication of the Old Town News newsletter and through networking socials held throughout the year.

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