Art enthusiasts are guaranteed to find plenty of inspiration when the early summer showcase that is the Wells Street Art Festival celebrates its 49th year. Held on the eponymous strip of Wells Street between North Avenue and Division in Chicago’s historic Old Town neighborhood, it’s a treasure trove of creativity and much more.
For starters, there’s a diverse mix of nearly 175-plus juried artists from both the region and across the nation. Other weekend highlights include the tasty cuisine from the neighborhood’s eclectic restaurants and cool music stage acts as well as kids’ art activities.
Fest proceeds will again benefit the programs and services of the Old Town Merchants & Residents Association.