Top Chicago Art Festival This Weekend

The Lakeview East Festival of the Arts, a favorite among residents of the Lakeview East neighborhood and art lovers all over Chicagoland, will take place this weekend, September 14 and 15. The festival combines local and national artisans, food, music and family fun for a two-day event that sees more than 40,000 people every year.

The Festival of the Arts is not a passive art show – over 175-juried artists will be showcased this year. Live demonstrations will be held on a variety of stages, 21 local bands are set to entertain attendees and five local chefs will be demonstrating their talent throughout the day Sunday.

Arts of many styles and mediums will be available for sale. Lovers of art will find photography, ceramics, glass, sculpture, printmaking, furniture, fiber, clay, mixed media and more. Price ranges will satisfy collectors of all incomes. Food, beer, and further libations will be available for just about any appetite.

This year’s festival will be located along Broadway from Belmont to Hawthorne, open Saturday from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Several parking options are available, although its much easier to take public transportation. the CTA’s Red, Purple and Brown Line all service stops at Belmont, less than a half mile away from the festival.

The Lakeview East Chamber of Commerce works closely with local residents and businesses to create one of the most memorable outdoor art festivals. This is one event you do not want to miss and is promised to be a great way to spend one of summer’s final weekends.

For more information, to view the artists’ map, or to submit an artist application, visit the Lakeview East Festival of the Arts homepage here.


(image via Lakeview East Festival of the Arts)