Do you love Art Fairs and Festivals in downtown Chicago? Look no further than a few steps from Millennium Park’s famous Cloud Gate sculpture — the free Chicago Eastside Millennium Art Festival showcases the work of 150 juried artists from across the United States June 4-6, 2010. Originally founded years ago as the New Eastside Artworks, the Eastside Millennium Art Festival is reborn and returning to Michigan Avenue, at Lake and Stetson Streets. Extraordinary examples of two-dimensional and three-dimensional work are represented at the festival.
This is a free event and open to the public. The Eastside Millennium Art Festival offers guests the opportunityto enjoy and purchase exceptional artwork from masters in the field. Live music, great food from local and national vendors, as well as fun activities just for kids, including interactive art Bingo and an art tent where kids can create their own masterpieces, also take place at the festival. Nearby attractions like the internationally acclaimed Art Institute and Millennium Park make for a perfect day of exploring art and the city of Chicago.
Dates: Jun 4, 2009 – Jun 6, 2010
Hours: Friday 12 pm – 5 pm; Saturday and Sunday 10 am – 5 pm
Downtown Chicago — Michigan Avenue & E Lake St
Chicago, IL 60601
Visitors may enjoy a variety of fare ranging from fresh-squeezed lemonade, fresh fruit smoothies, Mediterranean food, and more. Local restaurants operate continuously throughout the weekend.
CREATIVE AND EDUCATIONAL FUN
Free hands on art projects for children. Additionally, kids can go on a scavenger hunt through the festival looking for different types of art listed on a bingo card and then receive an “Official Art Explorer” sticker.
Throughout the weekend, live music entertains the crowd. From the acoustic rock of Cirrus Falcon to the smooth jazz stylings of Showtyme Jazz Duo.
Lake Street at Michigan Ave, Chicago 60601