As we prepare for the 31st year of the Bucktown Arts Fest, we’ve been privileged to reconnect with past Fests, courtesy of photos from one of the founders, Robert Smeltzer. Check out BAFs of the past, from 1984 to 1996:
We’re excited to announce the artists we’ve confirmed so far for #BAF31… coming to Bucktown in just over a month! Check out their websites and offerings to get ready for an unforgettable 2016 Bucktown Arts Fest: click here. We’ll be adding more artists as they are confirmed, as well as where you can find them at
The poetry contest is in full swing! All those 18 and under are invited to enter. Guidelines are available here. This year’s deadline is August 1, 2016–mark your calendars!
Congratulations to Victoria Sprague! From the artist herself: “This fest seemed like a fun event to be a part of, surrounded by all sorts of different artists. Music and fashion are a major influence in my art, and I honestly can say that I love what I do.” Get excited! #BAF31
Hi artists! Our jury is hard at work, but running about a week behind as it stands today. Acceptances will go out by email and we will let you know here when we send them. We just didn’t want you to worry! Thank you for applying to BAF. Also, stay tuned for the reveal of