A Tapestry of Talent: The 48th Annual Wells Street Art Festival Lights Up Old Town
Experience the vibrant creativity of the 48th Annual Wells Street Art Festival, taking place on June 10th and 11th in Chicago’s historic Old Town neighborhood. From 10am to 10pm on Saturday and 10am to 9pm on Sunday, Wells Street between North Avenue and Division will transform into a dynamic showcase of artistic talent, mouthwatering cuisine, and lively entertainment. Join art lovers, families, and the local community for a weekend of inspiration, excitement, and fun as you explore the diverse offerings of this iconic festival.
The Wells Street Art Festival is renowned for its eclectic mix of nearly 125-plus juried artists, hailing from the region and across the nation. Wander through the bustling streets and discover an incredible array of artistic mediums, from painting, sculpture, and photography to mixed media, ceramics, and textiles. With so many unique styles and perspectives on display, you’re sure to find a piece that speaks to your heart and ignites your imagination.
While the art takes center stage, the festival also offers a delicious selection of cuisine from Old Town’s diverse range of eateries. Satisfy your cravings with tempting dishes from around the world, including American, Italian, Mediterranean, and Asian-inspired creations. Whether you’re in the mood for savory street food or a delectable sit-down meal, the Wells Street Art Festival has something to please every palate.
As you explore the vibrant streets, be sure to check out the exciting lineup of music stage acts, featuring a variety of local and regional performers that will keep your toes tapping all weekend long. And for the little ones, the festival offers a dedicated kids’ art activities area, where budding artists can unleash their creativity with hands-on projects and interactive fun.
Celebrate the spirit of community, creativity, and culture at the 48th Annual Wells Street Art Festival, a can’t-miss event in Chicago’s Old Town neighborhood. Join us on June 10th and 11th for a weekend of artistic expression, culinary delights, and lively entertainment that promises to inspire and delight visitors of all ages.