This delightful cottage is a part of the Garden Walk for this weekend's Old Town Art Fair! Built in 1891, this private residence was made from a kit provided by the Fire and Aid Society. It's one of the very few survivors of the several thousand that were constructed shortly after the Great Chicago Fire. Come out and enjoy the Fair and tour the more than 60 delightful gardens and homes in the charming, historic Old Town Triangle District.
The Old Town Art Fair, one of the top art fairs in the country, celebrates its 64th year this weekend, June 8 and 9, with 250 nationally acclaimed artists and an estimated 50,000 art lovers. Gates will be open Saturday and Sunday 10am-6pm, rain or shine, with the main gate located at Lincoln Avenue & Wisconsin Street. Other gates: Lincoln Park West & Wisconsin; Sedgwick & Menomonee: Sedgwick & Wisconsin; Menomonee & Wells; and North Park & Willow.
By El: take the Brown Line to Sedgwick and walk north on Sedgwick 4 blocks (across North Ave.) to the gate at Sedgwick & Menomonee.
A donation of $7.00 is requested. There is no donation requested for children 12 and under. Proceeds benefit a host of local youth groups, schools, and neighborhood preservation projects.
The 250 artists featured in the 2013 Old Town Art Fair were selected by an independent jury of professional artists, gallery owners and museum curators. 40% of the artists are new this year. As with every year, the Old Town Art Fair will feature a wide range of art mediums, including 2D- and 3D- mixed media, drawing, painting, photography, printmaking, ceramics, fiber, glass, jewelry, and works in metal, stone, and wood.
Besides the Garden Walk, other anticipated highlights will include a music stage featuring local talent, a children's corner offering arts and crafts activities, and a food court populated by local eateries. Souvenir stores throughout the fair offer posters, t-shirts and other Old Town Art Fair collectibles. Hope to see you THERE!
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