Southport Art Fest

July 15 & 16 | 2017

Saturday 10am-7pm, Sunday 10am-5pm


Chicago’s iconic Southport Corridor blooms to life next summer when  Southport Art Festival takes over Waveland and Southport in July of 2017. Featured in TimeOut Chicago as one of the “Best Festivals in Town,” the event will feature an assorted mix of fine art, setting the environment for a picture-perfect Chicago neighborhood street festival.

Festival fans will visit the beautiful tree-lined streets of the picturesque neighborhood. Just steps away from the friendly margins of Wrigley Field, the two-day festival will showcase some of the city’s best and most diverse artists. Southport Art Festival will put numerous art forms including oil, acrylic, watercolor, jewelry, sculpture, photography, wood, fiber, glass, paper, metal, and mixed media at center stage all weekend long.

Families will have the opportunity to bring their children, and enjoy all that Southport Art Festival has to offer. A special Kid’s area has been designed with interactive games and activities that will make for an unforgettable time.

Southport Art Festival benefits the Southport Neighbors Association. Since 1988, Southport Neighbors Association (SNA) has represented the residents and businesses of the unique and energetic neighborhood, in the heart of Lakeview. Admission is free.

Southport Art Festival is produced and managed by StarEvents in partner with Amdur Productions. Amdur productions, a nationally acclaimed arts festival production company, has organized and directed many of the country’s most prestigious art festivals. Currently, many of their festivals are rated in Sunshine Artist magazine’s with six appearing in the “Top 50″.

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Getting to Southport @ Waveland


Southport @ Waveland

From CTA Trains

If you’re planning on taking the train, the Southport Art Festival is a few blocks west of the Addison Red Line stop and a short walk north of the Southport Brown Line stop.

From CTA Bus

CTA Bus #9 drops you off three blocks west of the festival at Ashland & Waveland. Bus #152 stops at Addison & Southport, a block south of the event.

 Applications: Apply Now!

 Please contact Amdur Productions to be an Artisan Vendor

Application Deadline: May 19 ($50 Late Fee for any application turned in after deadline)
Acceptance Emails: May 26
Load In Details: July 12
*Please note: If you do not receive a “We have received your application OR You have been accepted/ denied” email. Double check that you wrote down the correct email address or contact us if you have any questions about the status of your application.

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If mailing your application, please mail to: StarEvents | 1609 W Belmont Ave | Chicago, IL 60657

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To sponsor Southport Art Fest, head over to our Sponsorship page