Calling all poets

18 & under? Break out your pens & show us what you've got. We want to hear from you!

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30th Anniversary Video

Find out what we're all about, with shots from our 30th Anniversary 2015 Fest. #BAF30

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Looking for an artist?

We had so many great artists show in 2015! Here's a list of their names and websites.

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Volunteer at the 2017 Fest

Adults and kids, we can use all your help!

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Your 2016 Food Options

Deliciousness awaits.  Food options for this weekend’s fest!  Come hungry. Both Saturday and Sunday: Yum Dum Happy Lobster Ćevapčići Chicago’s Dog House Loop Juice DönerMen Hey Brothers Ice Cream Chicago Pizza Boss Pork and Mindy’s Jason Lemonade Kate&Jan Hot Dogs Joining us on Sunday: 5411 Empanadas Aztec Daves

Old School BAF

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: 

BAF 31: 2016 Artists So Far

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