The Artsiest of the Art Fairs

Art fairs vary widely, some focus on handcraft, and some on the work considered fine art (often priced higher), and some even border on the more experimental fare. For the latter two categories we’ve compiled a list, and we’re open to comments below.

Humboldt Park Art Fair
When: June 12: 12-9 p.m.
Price: $5 donation
1359 N. Sacramento Ave.
Chicago, IL 60622
For more info: http://graffitizone.org/Humboldt_Park_Art_Fair.html

Old Town Art Fair
When: June 12 & 13: 10am-6pm
Price: $7 donation; free for kids ages 12 and under
1763 N. North Park Ave.
Chicago, IL 60614
For more info: http://www.oldtownartfair.org

Wells Street Art Festival
When: June 12 & 13: 10am-10pm
Price: $7 donation; $10 after 5 pm
1300 N. Wells St.
Chicago, IL 60610-1956
For more info: http://www.chicagoevents.com/event.cfm?eid=141

Lake Meadows Art Fair
When: June 19-20
35th and King Drive

Bartlett Festival of the Arts
June 26 & 27: 10am-5pm
Price: Free
Bartlett Park, Oak & North Ave.
For more info email: artsinbartlett@comcast.net

Custer Street Fair
June 19 & 20: 10am-9pm
600 Main Street
Evanston, IL 60202
For more info: www.custerfair.com

19th Annual Chicago Tribune North Michigan Avenue Art Festival
July 9-11: 10am-6pm Friday and Saturday, 10am-5pm Sunday
Downtown Chicago: Pioneer Court in front of the Chicago Tribune Tower
For more info: www.artfestival.com/

Glencoe Festival of the Masters
July 10 & 11: 10am-5pm
Glencoe Center
For more info: amdurproductions.com

49th Annual Skokie Art Fair
July 10 & 11: 10am-5pm
Held on the Village green on Oakton next to the Skokie Library
For more info: Skokieart@aol.com

Art in the Park: A Fine Arts Festival
July 10 & 11: 10am-5pm
Village Green Park
Northbrook, IL
For more info: www.dwevents.org

Naperville Woman’s Club Art Fair
July 10 & 11: 10am-5pm
523 S. Webster St.
Naperville, IL
For more info: http://www.napervillewomansclub.com/artfair.html

Edgewater Arts Festival
When: July 17 & 18: 10am-5pm
Price: Free
6205 N. Sheridan Rd.
Chicago, IL 60660
For more info: http://edgewatercommunitycouncil.org/50

Milwaukee Avenue Arts Festival
When: July 23: 4-11pm & July 24 & 25: 12-11pm
Price: Free
2300 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Chicago, IL 60647
For more info: http://www.milwaukeeavenueartsfestival.org/

8th Annual Geneva Fine Arts Fair
July 24 & 25: 10am-5pm
Price: Free
Downtown Geneva
For more info:  www.emevents.com

Lincoln Park Arts and Music Festival
When: July 31: 12-10pm & August 1: 12-9pm
Price: $5 donation
2200 N. Racine Ave.
Chicago, IL 60614
For more info: http://www.lincolnparkchamber.com

Bucktown Arts Fest
When: August 28 & 29: 11am-7pm
Price: Free
2238 N. Oakley Ave.
Chicago, IL 60647
For more info: http://bucktownartsfest.com/index.htm

Gold Coast Art Fair
When: August 20-22:
Grant Park (Lake Shore Drive & Monroe)
For more info:

African Festival of the Arts
When: September 3-6: 10am-10pm
Price: $10-$15; $5 for seniors and kids 12 and under
5100 S. Cottage Grove Ave.
Chicago, IL 60615
For more info: http://aihusa.org/

Renegade Craft Fair
When: September 11 & 12: 11am-7pm
Price: Free
2000 W. Division St.
Chicago, IL 60622
For more info: http://www.renegadecraft.com/chicago