The Prestigious Old Town Art Fair Will Make A Return In June For Its 71st Year

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The Prestigious Old Town Art Fair Will Make A Return In June For Its 71st Year

The Old Town Art Fair is returning in June after a year out due to the pandemic.

The 71-year-old fair will once again take over the Old Town Triangle Historic District next month. Like many markets and annual events, the Old Town Art Fair last year went virtual but will this year be one of the first street festivals making a comeback.

Taking place on Saturday, June 12, and Sunday, June 13 the fair will feature paintings, sculptures, live music, digital creations, and, according to the Old Town Art Fair website, “there will be 200+ nationally acclaimed artists and an estimated 10,000 art lovers.”

Image from Oldtownartfair.org

As well as live music there will be a food court and a ‘Children’s Corner’ where kids can enjoy activities such as creating arts and crafts, playing board games, and face painting.

Old Town Art Fair began 71 years ago as a small festival created by a handful of neighbors who began hanging their artwork on their fences. Today it is a nationally recognized event that supports local artists and raises money for local charities and initiatives.

Image from Oldtownartfair.org

The fair will also resume its garden walk where over 50 private gardens will be in bloom and on display. Visitors are invited to “take a peek into the quaint green spaces that make the Old Town Triangle on Chicago’s north side a truly charming and delightful neighborhood.”

Gates open on Saturday from 10 am to 7 pm and on Sunday from 10 am to 6 pm, rain or shine.

To ensure the safety of all involved there will be temperature checks, mandatory mask-wearing, a capped capacity, and pre-registration is required for entry, which can be found here. The fair will also expand its footprint to allow for adequate social distancing.

[Featured image from Oldtownartfair.org]

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