Jun 4th 2016

57th Street Art Fair

@ 57th Street, Hyde Park, Chicago, IL

57th Street Art Fair PO Box 15371 Chicago, IL 60615

Opening Saturday, June 4th, from 11AM - 5PM

On view through Sunday, June 5th

A Chicago Institution, this 69th Annual event in Hyde Park boasts over 200 artists, live music, local food vendors and interactive artist exhibits

CHICAGO, IL (MAY 2015) – The 57th Street Art Fair returns to Chicago’s Hyde Park neighborhood June 4+5, from 11 am- 7 pm Saturday and 10 am-5 pm Sunday. This 69th annual event is FREE to the public and features artists from across the country boasting high quality, handmade, original works including glass, jewelry, leather, photography, printmaking, painting, sculpture, wood, ceramics and fiber art. It is one of the most anticipated art fairs, kicking off the summer festival season in Chicago with music, demos, children’s area and food for all to enjoy!

Once again, the 57th Street Art Fair is pleased to present award winning artists, offering Pop-up Artist Talks, speaking on behalf of their work, background, medium, aesthetic, inspirations and more.

12:00 pm – Sarah Chapman, Jewelry,- Booth 608
1:00 pm – Adam Egenolf, Ceramics, Booth 747
2:00 pm – Steve Carlson, Wood, Booth 607
3:00pm – Steven Malone, Leather, Booth 642
4:00 pm – Taylor Mazer, Painting/Drawing, Booth 526
5:00 pm – Barbara Barkley, Paper, Booth 824

11:00 pm – Wilson Lee, Sculpture, Booth 811
12:00 pm – Lee Klade, Glass, Booth 717
1:00 pm – Denny Wainscott, Mixed Media, Booth 545
2:00 pm – Mel Fleck, Printmaking, Booth 624
3:00 pm – Francia Patti, Fiber, Booth 736

The Fair will also feature an Artist-At-Work area with artists demonstrating the process of art making.at the corner of 56th Street and Kimbark Avenue.

11:00 pm- 2:00 pm Marikay Peter Witlock, pastels
2:00 pm- 5:00 pm Leon Sarantos, painting

11:00 pm – 2:00 pm Anitra Fraizer, painting
2:00 pm – 5:00 pm Melvina Stemley, millinery

The Fair will marry music with the arts, featuring the acclaimed Buddy Guy’s Legends, who will provide Chicago’s finest blues and jazz acts both Saturday and Sunday. The talented musicians will offer further entertainment and ambiance among the artists.

12:00pm – 1:45pm Anthony Moser
2:00pm – 3:45pm Nicholas Barron
4:15pm – 7:00pm Tracye Eileen

12:00pm-1:00pm Blaze Triptych
1:15pm – 2:45pm Mike Wheeler Band
3:00pm – 4:30pm Matt Hendricks

The Fair is pleased to also announce an enhanced Blacktop Arts Collaborative that will be located on the Northside of the Ray School playground. This area will be complete with activities and performances for all ages to enjoy presented by: Adrian’s Lego Fun, Chicago Public Art Group, Court Theatre, Hyde Park Art Center, Hyde Park School of Dance, Frank Lloyd Wright Trust Robie House, Forward Momentum Chicago, Kenwood School of Dance, Marsha’s Music, Master Mix Academy, Music Teachers of Hyde Park Professional Theater Dance Youth Academy, Praize Productions, Renaissance Society, Seminary Co-op Bookstores, SkyART, and Smart, Logan and Arts Incubator a among others!

In addition to new offerings, 57th Street Art Fair proudly announced jeweler Debra Dembowski, woodworker Marc Lamm and jeweler Aaron Sault as winners of their coveted “Newcomer Award” in 2016. They will all receive a financial award and ribbon at the event and will also have a prominently displayed booth.

Considered the Midwest’s oldest juried art fair, The 57th Street Art Fair attracted 250 artists and 20,000 attendees to this premier art and cultural event in 2015. The upcoming two day fair is scheduled at the beginning of the Summer and headlines Chicago’s busiest festival season providing an outstanding opportunity for exhibiting artists to sell to tens of thousands of qualified and enthusiastic shoppers.
A full list of artists can be found via the 57th Street Art Fair Website.

The 57th Street Art Fair is a two-day outdoor celebration of the visual arts held in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Chicago, adjacent to the University of Chicago campus and President Barak Obama’s home. Considered the oldest juried art fair in the Midwest, the fair typically features the work of 200 exhibitors. Most are returning artists, but each year between 50 and 75 new exhibitors are invited to participate by a jury made up of collectors, critics, curators and artists. The goal of the 57th Street Art Fair is to provide a venue for creators of quality fine art and fine craft to meet with the art-buying public. The 57th Street Art Fair is an Illinois not for profit organized by volunteers and all proceeds are used to produce the annual Fair. For more information, please visit www.57thsteetartfair.org.

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