Celebrating its 46th year in 2021, The Wells Street Art Festival is one of the most prestigious fine art fairs in the nation, continuously ranked in Sunshine Artist’s Top 100 Fine Art Fairs. This juried event features the work of 200 national exhibitors and is attended by more than 50,000 art enthusiasts.
But it's not just art that draws the upscale crowd to the event & Street; the Festival also features the cuisine of 20-plus neighborhood restaurants, a music stage with continuous entertainment and kids activity area. The Wells Street Art Festival transforms Wells Street, the heart of Chicagos historic Old Town, into an open air fine arts museum.
The Wells Street Art Festival is the Old Town Merchants and Residents Association's most important annual fundraiser with proceeds providing crucial support to various community endeavors.