2017 Festival: August 26 & 27
For more than 30 years, the Bucktown Arts Fest has been a neighborhood tradition and one of Chicago’s premier arts festivals, showcasing close to 200 juried artists who work in oil, watercolor, photography, textile, sculpture, jewelry, and so much more. Attracting more than 30,000 visitors annually, we also focus on making art free to the public—hosting two music stages, dancers, poets and performers, arts activities for kids, food trucks (as of 2015!), and craft beer and sangria.
The Bucktown Arts Fest is a non-profit, all-volunteer run, with no paid staff, celebration of the arts—with no corporate sponsorship. Admission is free. All proceeds from the Fest go to fund, develop, and support arts education programming at Holstein Park and in Bucktown classrooms.
Finally, the parking situation in the neighborhood: