Wells Street Art Festival

Dates: June 9-10, 2024
Wells Street Art FestivalLocation: On Wells Street between North Avenue and Division
Hours: 11AM-10PM
Attendance: 70,000
Demographics: A25-54

• More than 250 juried artists offering original art work for sale
• Silent art auction
• Continuous live music
• National name music headliners each night
• Wide variety of food and drink


More than 70,000 art lovers will descend upon Wells Street the weekend of June 9-10  to celebrate the 49th annual Wells Street Art Festival, the largest fine arts fair in the Midwest. This prestigious festival has become an iconic “start of summer” cultural event for thousands of Chicagoans, many of whom have attended each year for decades.

Recognized for years as one of Chicago’s premier art fairs, the Wells Street has such a stellar reputation that it is ranked among the Top 10 art fests in the country by Sunshine Artist magazine. The Illinois Federation of Festivals has also named Wells Street Art Festival as Chicago’s “Best Community Festival.”  And the National Body of Art Festivals bestowed the same honor.

Held in the center of the city’s historic Old Town neighborhood, Wells Street Art Festival will typically feature approximately 250 fine art exhibitors. 

It’s not, however, just art that draws the crowd.  The event features at least twenty-five food and drink vendors, continuous live music and national, top name headliners each night from the Mainstage, and a huge silent auction.

Sponsorship Opportunity

Sponsorship of the Wells Street Art Festival aligns your company/brand with one of Chicago’s oldest and finest outdoor, juried art events. Target upscale, educated urban professionals via on-site activation, media inclusion, signage, on-site announcements, and more.

A wide range of sponsorship benefits includes naming rights, category exclusivity, social and traditional media inclusion, on-site banner placement, customized promotions, on-site marketing space and more.

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