WELLS STREET
ART FESTIVAL

WELLS STREET
ART FESTIVAL

Sat, June 11, 2022 thru
Sun, June 12, 2022

SAT: 10:00am-10:00pm
SUN: 10:00am-9:00pm

The Beneficiary

AT A GLANCE:

EVENT DETAILS


Date(s) Sat, June 11, 2022 thru
Sun, June 12, 2022
Time SAT: 10:00am-10:00pm
SUN: 10:00am-9:00pm
Location On Wells St. between North Ave. and Division
1400 N. Wells Street
Chicago IL

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WELLS STREET
ART FESTIVAL

Art enthusiasts are guaranteed to find plenty of inspiration when the early summer showcase that is the Wells Street Art Festival celebrates its 47th 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 125-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.

Digital Festival Guide

CLICK HERE for the digital fest guide!  We're going a bit greener this year and going digital with our artist guide.  Be sure to snap a pic of the QR code on-site (it's all over signs, banners, etc) to find more info on your favorite artist, band and more!

Entertainment

Saturday
Noon - Classical Blast
1:45pm - Jesse White Tumblers
2:15pm - Too Fighters (Foo Fighters Tribute)
4:00pm - Nerdvana
6:00pm - Too Much Molly Band
8:00pm - 16 Candles

Sunday
Noon - Happiness Club
12:30pm - Jesse White Tumblers
1:15pm - Rosie & The Rivets
2:45pm - Dancing Queen: An ABBA Salute
4:30pm - Hello Weekend
7:00pm - Rod Tuffcurls and The Bench Press

About Our Beneficiary: Old Town Merchants & Residents Association

The Old Town Merchants & Residents Association, sponsor of Wells Street Art Festival, has its origins as the Old Town Chamber of Commerce which was founded in 1971. It later changed its name to OTMRA. In addition to holding its annual art fest, the group serves as the voice of the Old Town community in addressing commercial and residential development, zoning, neighborhood beautification, community safety and city services. It also oversees assorted marketing and public relations initiatives to promote both the neighborhood and its businesses. For more visit oldtownchicago.org.

Marketing & Sponsorship Opportunities

Looking to connect with active consumers at this event? For pricing and a customized benefits package, please contact Norine Smyth at 312-799-0354 or Laura Wilke at 773-584-6669.

Artist Opportunities

CLICK HERE TO APPLY!

 

IMPORTANT DATES

APPLICATIONS DEADLINE: February 13th, 2022: Regular Deadline: Online applications must be received by midnight CST.

*Paper applications will not be accepted for the 2022 Art Festival

JURY SESSION: Week of February 14th, 2022

ACCEPTANCE NOTIFICATIONS: Week of February 21st, 2022: Acceptance Notifications are sent out via email only. We are unable to accept phone calls.

 Please remember that you are not confirmed into the event unless you have paid for your booth fees and your status shows "Confirmed". CHECKS ARE NOT ACCEPTED.

*If the event is canceled by either the city or state due to Covid, you can either request a booth refund or defer to the 2023 event, with automatic acceptance.

Week of May 23rd, 2022: Booth space assignments, Load in location and times, as well as other information, will be sent out to confirmed artists' e-mail addresses on file. Phone calls will not be made.   

May 8th, 2022: Deadline to cancel and receive 50% refund (less $30 application -Jury fee)

June 11th, 2022: Artist Set-Up between 6:00 am and 7:30 am

June 12th, 2022: 47th Annual Wells Street Art Festival

 

Vending Opportunities

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

IMPORTANT DATES

APPLICATIONS DEADLINE: February 13th, 2022: Regular Deadline: Online applications must be received by midnight CST.

*Paper applications will not be accepted for the 2022 Art Festival

JURY SESSION: Week of February 14th, 2022

ACCEPTANCE NOTIFICATIONS: Week of February 21st, 2022: Acceptance Notifications are sent out via email only. We are unable to accept phone calls.

 Please remember that you are not confirmed into the event unless you have paid for your booth fees and your status shows "Confirmed". CHECKS ARE NOT ACCEPTED.

*If the event is canceled by either the city or state due to Covid, you can either request a booth refund or defer to the 2023 event, with automatic acceptance.

Week of May 23rd, 2022: Booth space assignments, Load in location and times, as well as other information, will be sent out to confirmed artists' e-mail addresses on file. Phone calls will not be made.   

May 8th, 2022: Deadline to cancel and receive 50% refund (less $30 application -Jury fee)

June 11th, 2022: Artist Set-Up between 6:00 am and 7:30 am

June 12th, 2022: 47th Annual Wells Street Art Festival

THE EVENT SPONSORS