Apply for the 2017 fest

We can't wait to see your work! The deadline to apply is March 31, 2017.

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About Us Video

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

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Looking for an artist?

We had so many great artists show in 2016! Here's a list of their names and websites.

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Volunteer at the fest

With just a few hours of your time over the weekend, we can make a big impact throughout the year.

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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