Wells Street Art Festival June 10-11. The Annual Wells Street Art Festival returns to the Old Town neighborhood with art, music, food and fun for adults and kids alike.
When: June 10-11, 2017, Sat. and Sun. 10 am-10 pm
Where: Old Town, 1200-1600 N. Wells St., Main gates are located on Wells Street at North Avenue, and Wells Street at Division Street.
The suggested donation is $10, with all proceeds going toward neighborhood improvement projects and direct donations to support community organizations. (Chicago residents aren’t required to pay entrance fees to street festivals. More info here).
This year they have a handy map here.
With attendance of over 50,000, this art extravaganza features the works of more than 250 juried artists both local and from across the nation. Among the many disciplines featured this year are traditional paint, watercolor and pencil art, sculpture, wood and metalwork, jewelry, digital artwork and photography.
Food and Drink — The festival features 20+ food and drink vendors selling a varied assortment of tasty treats. With so many amazing Old Town restaurants participating, you may just want to try something from all of them!
Music Line up:
Saturday, June 10th
1:30pm: The Remedy
2:00pm: Jesse White Tumblers
2:45pm: To The 9’s
5:15pm: Boy Band Review
7:30pm: 16 Candles
Sunday, June 11th
12:00pm: School of Rock
1:15pm: The Remedy
1:45pm: Jesse White Tumblers
2:30pm: American English
5:00pm: The Funk Crusaders
7:00pm: Rod Tuffcurls
Dine in Old Town for up to 50% off
If for whatever reason the fest food isn’t appealing to you the following Old Town restaurants are part of Spring Rewards where you can get 20%-50% off. Join here and get $50 free.
Burton Place, Declan’s, The Fudge Pot, Kamehachi, Kanela Breakfast Club, Mama Milano, Old Town Pour House, Old Town Pub and Polish and Pour.
Childrens’ Play Area
The children’s play area is an interactive space for kids where they can do arts & craft, participate in a performance, or just goof off! The children’s play area is located at the corner of 1335 N. Wells Street at Evergreen Street.