Chicago’s iconic Southport Corridor blooms to life this summer when Southport Art Festival takes over Waveland and Southport July 16 & 17, 2016. Featured in TimeOut Chicago as one of the “Best Festivals in Town,” the event will feature an assorted mix of fine art by day and bumpin’ music at night, 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.
By evening, we will add a distinct stage for music where some of the Windy City’s favorite bands will take over and play everyone’s favorite songs from the 70s, 80s, 90s, and today.
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 a $5 suggested donation.
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″.