Event Detail: 37th Annual Wells Street Art Fest
Saturday & Sunday June 11th and 12th
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. The show features a wide variety of fine art - everything from glass and ceramics, to pencil drawings and oil paintings - plus a silent auction. Musicians performing along Wells Street will make you forget you're at an outdoor festival!
Suggested Donation for neighborhood charities: $7
Main Stage Music
12:15pm - The Happiness Club
1:30pm - Dan & The Humidors
3:30pm - Abba Band
5:15pm - Wedding Banned
7:45pm - 10,000 Maniacs
12:15pm - He Said, She Said
2:30pm - 25 or 6 to 4 - The Chicago Experience
5:00pm - Fortunate Sons
7:30pm - 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!
Saturday & Sunday; 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Place your bid on beautiful, original works of art donated by artists exhibiting in this year's art festival. Collage, photography, works on paper, paintings, sculptures, glassworks, and jewelry will be on exhibit both days during the festival. Fifty percent of each auction sale benefits the Old Town Merchants & Residents Association.
How To Get There
Ride the Brown Line "L" to Sedgwick and head east. For routes, directions & connections call 312.836.7000 or visit www.transitchicago.com.
Beneficiary - Old Town Merchants and Residents Association
Your $7 gate donation 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.
Members are automatically included in the Association's neighborhood directory and on the web site. Members are offered discounted advertising rates in the annual neighborhood directory and selected co-op advertising publications such as Where Magazine, The Chicago Collection, Skyline, Key Magazine and the Official Visitors Guide of Chicago. Members are also permitted to participate in the Association's street banner program which includes year round banner display on North Avenue, La Salle Street, Sedgwick and North Wells Street.
To learn more about membership, please contact the Old Town Merchants and Residents Association at 312-951-6106.
Marketing & Sponsorship Opportunities
Looking to connect with active consumers at this event? For pricing and a customized benefits package, please contact Kevin Turk at 773.584.6684 or Laura Wilke at 773-584-6669.
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Still have questions regarding event logistics? Please contact Samantha Norris at 773.868.3010 ext. 249.
Click Here for more information and applications on how to exhibit at this event and others. If you have additional questions, please contact Gabe Coronado or at 773.584.6674.
Any bands or entertainers wishing to be considered for future bookings must submit the following information via email only. Please email us your website, your MySpace links, any other promotional links, a bio is also appreciated. If you are currently playing any Chicagoland venues or clubs, that's important information to include. Last but not least, give us a price range on the band. If you feel your act is especially suited for one specific event, tell us why you're a great fit for that event! Please email to Gehrig Peterson, our Music Director at GPeterson@chicagoevents.com.