175 Days to Love Chicago: 57th Street Art Fair

57th Street Art Fair

Chicago’s Hyde Park neighborhood hosts over 200 artists and artisans at the free admission 57th Street Art Fair our colorful and one-of-a-kind 175 Days to Love Chicago pick for Sunday, June 3.

Every first full weekend in June, the lushness of Hyde Park’s green-leafed 57th St. is transformed into an open-air arts market when more than 200 juried vendors converge at the 57th Street Art Fair.

As one of the oldest art fairs in the country (the fair was established in 1948), this South Side gathering has made a name for itself by only showcasing original artwork by artists who have been selected by a panel of curators, arts professionals and other artists.

Peruse the carefully selected art pieces and meet artists from all over the country. You’ll find several vendors displaying sculpture, glassworks, jewelry, photography, leatherworks, furniture, mixed media, printmaking and more.

To get even more out of the fair, sign up for the educational Art Buying Boot Camp, a free guided tour! Whether you come looking for artistic inspiration, family fun, a sense of community or new artwork(s) to enjoy in your home, the 57th Street Art Fair promises fun for all.

Expand your artistic horizons (and holdings) at the FREE 57th Street Art Fair (between Kenwood Ave. & Kimbark Ave.) on Saturday, June 2, 11 am – 6 pm; & Sunday, June 3, 10 am – 5 pm. Register to take part in the FREE Art Buying Boot Camp at 12 Noon or 2 pm on Saturday or Sunday here.

175 Days to Love Chicago celebrates Chicago’s 175th birthday with an exciting 175-day series of programs, promotions and fun history. Launching on the 175th anniversary of the city’s incorporation on March 4 and continuing through August 26, 2012, this cultural calendar offers visitors and residents exciting opportunities to explore Chicago every day. From special events to special packages at local hotels, the campaign showcases the breadth and vibrancy of Chicago’s cultural landscape. For more information, visit http://www.explorechicago.org/175days.

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