One of “America’s Best Art Fairs” features 250 nationally acclaimed artists, specially selected by an independent jury of many of Chicago’s most respected artists, gallery owners, and museum curators. Also featured is the urban Garden Walk, first-ever Patrons’ Choice award, prizes, and more.
Chicago, Illinois (McKenzieNewsService.com) – The 65th Annual Old Town Art Fair, recognized as one of the top three juried fine art fairs in America by ArtFairSourceBook.com, will be held June 14-15 in Chicago’s historic Old Town Triangle district.
The main gate, one of six gates total, will be located at Lincoln Avenue and Wisconsin Street. All gates, rain or shine, will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. A $7 donation is suggested for adults. Children ages 12 and under can attend free.
On hand will be 250 nationally acclaimed artists, specially selected by an independent jury of many of Chicago’s most respected artists, gallery owners, and museum curators. This year, some 100 artists, or roughly 40 percent, will be new to the Old Town Art Fair.
An array of art mediums will be featured: mixed-media art (both 2D and 3D), drawing, painting, photography, printmaking, ceramics, fiber, glass, jewelry, works in metal, stone, and wood, and more.
“We’re also excited to introduce our first-ever Patrons’ Choice award and prizes,” says John Knoche, chair of the 2014 Old Town Art Fair. “Both artists and attendees will have a chance to win a trip for two to Barcelona, Spain.”
Partners of the 2014 Old Town Art Fair Patron’s Choice Awards are Treasure Island Foods, Second City Training Center, Instituto Cervantes of Chicago, Phil Stefani Signature Events, and Michael Garzel Graphic Design.
Other highlights, says Knoche, will include a Garden Walk, food court, live music stage, and special activities and entertainment for kids.
Sponsors of the 2014 Old Town Art Fair are: WXRT, Negra Modelo, Art Institute of Chicago, The Second City, Art de Triumph, Sparkling Ice, Harrington College of Design, REXAM, Wintrust of Old Town, Chicago Gallery News.
The Old Town Triangle Association, a not-for-profit community organization, hosts and produces the Old Town Art Fair, including assistance from more than 750 volunteers. Proceeds from the annual event support local schools, arts and cultural programs, and architectural and historic preservation projects.
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