2016 Festival: August 27 & 28

11am – 7pm
Across from Holstein Park
visit the park website
see this year’s fest map
2200 N Oakley | Chicago, Illinois | 60647


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.

Comments (4)

  1. Hi David,

    Thank you for your interest in the fest! Our application deadline is March 31 each year and the application for 2016 should be up in September – we hope you will apply! Wishing you success. – BAF

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