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Old Town Triangle Association

June 05, 2013 10:45 ET

Mayor Rahm Emanuel Declares Old Town Triangle Art Fair Weekend Throughout Chicago

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwired - June 05, 2013) -  Summer has arrived in Chicago! To celebrate, the Old Town Triangle Association is excited to announce that Mayor Emanuel and the City Council have officially declared June 8th & 9th, 2013 as the "Old Town Triangle Art Fair Weekend" throughout Chicago. We hope our fellow Chicagoans will show their support next weekend and attend the unmistakable Old Town Art Fair, a historic, non-profit, volunteer-led event that supports community charities and the preservation of Chicago's historic Old Town Triangle.

This year marks the 64th Old Town Art Fair, and the 65th anniversary of the Old Town Triangle Association. Our famous annual art fair, showcasing 250 juried artists in the beautiful open-air setting of Chicago's historic Old Town Triangle district. We are the "original" Old Town Art Fair, celebrating our 64th birthday in style.

With Vi Daley (retired 43rd Ward Alderman) as the President of our community not-for-profit organization, we are undertaking some exciting efforts to showcase the acclaimed artists and gourmet food vendors at this year's fair. Featuring new, acclaimed artists is this year's biggest differentiator, striving to deliver real variety and real quality to our patrons. Art, history and kid-friendly are also major differentiators between our original Old Town Art Fair and the "Wells Street Fest" (a nearby street festival that occurs, confusingly, on the same weekend).

ABOUT THE OLD TOWN ART FAIR: "REAL ART - REAL OLD TOWN"
 Chicago's historic Old Town Triangle district oldtowntriangle.com conducts their 64th annual art fair which hosts 250 nationally acclaimed artists inside the beautifully preserved "Old Town Triangle" neighborhood (located NORTH of North Avenue, between Sedgwick and Clark Streets).

"Real Art in Real Old Town" is the simplest way to describe this family-friendly, classic Chicago art fair (not to be confused with the Wells Street Fest held on the same weekend, just south of North Avenue).

In addition to being one of America's oldest art fairs, this year the organizers showcase the highest number of new artists in years. Other highlights of the 2013 Old Town Art Fair include the coveted "Garden Walk," featuring a rare look at more than 50 hidden gardens of Old Town, many local favorite food and drink vendors, a Children's Corner with fire truck, and music performances. The weekend kicks off with an opening gala and silent auction on Friday June 7th -- tickets available at www.OldTownArtFair.org

Location/Street Address: The main gates located at Lincoln & Wisconsin (near Hotel Lincoln) or Sedgwick & Menomonee (near Twin Anchors)... THIS FAIR IS NOT ON WELLS STREET -- we are inside the Old Town Triangle district (North of North Avenue, between Sedgwick and Clark Streets).

Admission Policy: $7 donation, children 12 and under are invited to enter free (proceeds benefit area non-profit organizations)

Telephone Info: 312-337-1938

Online: oldtownartfair.org twitter.com/oldtowntriangle #OldTownTriangle facebook.com/oldtownartfair

The Old Town Triangle Association is a community-based, not-for-profit organization dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for residents who live in an area of the City of Chicago bounded by North Avenue, Clark Street, and the ghost of Ogden Avenue ("the Triangle").

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