Each year, we hold a Youth Poetry contest for poets 18 and under. All poets who enter get the chance to read their poems on our Main Stage, and the winners get a certificate and a gift card. We had so many great entries in 2015 that it was a very close contest. So close
If you happen to be a poet, Chicago is the place to be. Not only is the city home to institutions like the Poetry Foundation and the Poetry Center, Chicago is also the birthplace of the slam poetry movement. Poets like Carl Sandburg and Gwendolyn Brooks helped define Chicago as a lyrical place where hard
August 27 & 28, 2016 11am – 7pm daily 2200 N Oakley Avenue With so many festivals happening around our neighborhood, we just want to be sure you know who we are as an organization and what we do each year. The Bucktown Arts Fest is a non-profit, all-volunteer run, neighborhood celebration of the arts.
We hope you will consider supporting the nonprofit mission of the Bucktown Arts Fest – to give every child in Bucktown & Wicker Park the chance to experience the arts. WHAT’S THE BUCK UP CLUB? The Buck Up Club is a group of families, friends and community members who want to see the tradition of
At BAF, we looove teachers! Bucktown Arts Fest is organized by the community, for the community. When the fest is over, we keep one year’s worth of festival costs in our savings and spend the rest to fund, develop and support arts education in our neighborhood. We especially like to help teachers with the supplies