2022 Art Fairs and Festivals Happening in Chicagoland

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Festival season is upon us! We’re excited to engage our creative side thanks to all the Summer Art Fairs. After spring cleaning, it’s also a great time to refresh your interior spaces with some new art and decor. Instead of shopping online, get outdoors and explore unique artwork at one of the many art festivals happening all over Chicagoland. Whether you’re searching for a one-of-a-kind piece or just looking for something different to do with the kids, we’ve rounded up all the art-filled, family-friendly events near you!

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2022 Spring and Summer Art Festival Schedule

Please be sure to confirm all dates and times before attending. Also be aware that plans for children’s areas, food/drink, and live entertainment may change depending on permits and restrictions.

May Art Festivals

Art in Wilder Park
April 30 & May 1, 2022
175 S Prospect Ave
Elmhurst, IL 60126
Annual two day art show of fine arts and crafts from more than 100 Midwest artists. Show includes activities for children, musical entertainment, and food vendors. Wilder Mansion will be selling coffee and treats.

Northbrook Art in the Park
May 21-22, 2022
1810 Walters Avenue
Northbrook, IL 60062
More than 85 artists showing paintings, sculpture, jewelry, and ceramics with live music in the gazebo, festival food, and youth art activities.

Lincoln Roscoe Spring Art & Craft Fair
May 21-22, 2022
Lincoln Avenue from Roscoe to School
Chicago, IL 60657
This new Northside event features art for the home with live music, festival food and art activities for kids.

DuPage County Arts Festival
May 28, 2022 | 10:00 am – 11:00 pm
DuPage County Fairgrounds North
2015 Manchester Road
Wheaton, IL 60187
Artists, live music, and food trucks.

St. Charles Fine Art Show
May 28–29, 2022
Riverside Ave. & Main Street (Rt 64)
Downtown St. Charles, IL
Showcases the original, juried work of over 80 fine artists in mediums including clay, digital art, drawing, jewelry, glass, watercolors, and more.

Barrington Art Festival
May 28–29, 2022
Cook & Station Streets
Barrington, IL 60010
130 artists showing and selling art in all media including paintings, sculpture, jewelry, wearables and more.

June Art Festivals

Alebrijes: Creatures of a Dream World

Alebrijes: Creatures of a Dream World
June 1 – October 30, 2022
Cantigny Park
1 S 151 Winfield Road
Wheaton, IL 60189

The creatures are coming! This summer, see an outdoor installation at Cantigny Park featuring colorful “alebrije” sculptures from Mexico, some up to 15 feet tall. Inspired by Mexican folklore, the 5-month exhibit opens in June with a festive grand opening celebration planned for Sunday, June 12.

The word alebrijes—pronounced ah-leh-bree-hehs—refers to imaginary creatures that possess elements from different animals. They originated in the 1930s from the vivid dreams of Mexico City artist Pedro Linares. The artistic tradition of alebrijes gained popular exposure in the United States with “Coco,” the 2017 Disney/Pixar film.

At Cantigny, visitors will find 48 alebrijes throughout the gardens and grounds. Throughout the exhibit, Cantigny will host related programs and special events such as garden walks, lectures, museum displays and concerts.

For more information, visit www.cantigny.org/alebrijes

Lincolnshire Art Festival
June 4 – 5, 2022 | 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
100 Village Green
Lincolnshire, IL 60069
Art and live music.

Wells Street Art Festival
June 11-12, 2022
Wells Street between North Avenue and Division
Chicago, IL 60614
Features artists from all over North America, entertainment, a children’s play area, food and drink.

Gold Coast Art Fair
June 18 – 19, 2022 | 10:00am – 5:00pm
Butler Field at Grant Park
Chicago, IL 60601
Art and live music. $10 admission per person, per day and kids 12 and under are free.

Logan Square Arts Festival
June 24-26, 2022
Illinois Centennial Monument
3150 W. Logan Boulevard
Chicago, IL 60647
Celebrates the community’s creativity with two stages of live music, visual art, performance art, dance, and local food and drink.

Deer Park Art Show
June 25 – 26, 2022
North Rand Road
Deer Park, IL

Hinsdale Fine Arts Festival
June 4-5, 2022 | 10:00 am 5:00 pm
Burlington Park
30 E. Chicago Avenue
Hinsdale, IL 60521
Annual art show for over 40 years in shady Burlington Park hosts more than 130 artists.

Lincolnshire Art Festival
June 4–5 2022 | 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Village Green
Milwaukee Avenue and Olde Half Day Road
Lincolnshire, IL 60061
Features 80 juried artists, live music, food, and more.

Riverside Arts Weekend
June 11-12, 2022; Details still unannounced as of April 4, 2022.
Guthrie Park
90 Bloomingbank Lane
Riverside, IL 60546
The festival usually features 75+ juried artists, as well as kids’ activities and food/drink booths.

Old Town Art Fair
June 11-12, 2022 | Saturday 10:00 am – 7 pm, Sunday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
1763 N. North Park Avenue
Chicago, IL 60614
Showcases the work of more than 200+ nationally acclaimed artists, a garden walk, live music, children’s arts and crafts activities, and local food vendors.

Millennium Art Festival
June 15-17, 2022 | Friday 10:00 am 5:00 pm, Saturday 10:00 am 5:00 pm, Sunday 10:00 am 5:00 pm
Michigan Avenue and E. Lake Street
Chicago, IL 60601
Annual arts festival featuring more than 110 juried artists as well as live music, food vendors, and more.

Gold Coast Art Fair
June 18-19, 2022 | 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Grant Park’s Butler Field
Monroe and Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60601
Includes more than 200 juried artists from around the world as well as food, drinks, and live music.

Naperville Fine Art & Artisan Fair
June 25–26, 2022 | 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Downtown Naperville
Naperville, IL
Featuring more than 110 artists exhibiting, selling, and demonstrating their original works in the heart of downtown Naperville. Food vendors, a community mural, and a Petite Picasso tent planned.

Highland Park Festival of Fine Art
2022 information was not yet available as of April 4, 2022. Check the website for updates.
The Art Center Highland Park
1957 Sheridan Road
Highland Park, IL 60035
Showcases the work of 100+ juried artists from around the world, kids activities, live music, and food.

July Art Festivals

Southport Art Festival
July 9-10, 2022 | 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
On Southport Avenue from Waveland to Grace
3704 N. Southport Ave.
Chicago, IL 60022
Explore oil, acrylic, watercolor, jewelry, sculpture, photography, glass and mixed media from a diverse group of Chicago artists. Special kids area, too.

Geneva Arts Fair
July 23-24, 2022
100 S. Third Street
Geneva, IL 60134
140+ artists showcase drawings, paintings, sculptures, ceramics, glass, textiles, jewelry and more.

Glencoe Festival of Art
July 23-24 2022 | 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Downtown Glencoe
Green Bay Road and Park Avenue
Glencoe, IL 60022
90+ juried artists from around the U.S. as well as live music, food, and kids’ activities, too.

Glenview Summer Art Fair
July 30–31, 2022
Lyon School
Lake St. and Waukegan Rd.
Glenview, IL 60025
Fine arts and crafts galore. While 2022 plans are still in progress, the fair usually includes kids’ activities, as well as henna, musicians, and local food trucks.

Art at the Glen
July 30 – 31, 2022 | 10:00 am–5:00 pm
The Glen Town Center
1800 Patriot Boulevard
Glenview, IL 60026
140+ juried artists show off their work in a variety of mediums. Event also features live music and food.

August Art Festivals

Wheaton Art Walk
August 6-7, 2022 | 10:00am – 5:00pm
Hale Street & Karlskoga Avenue
Wheaton, IL
Purchase art from juried artists around the country and interact with artists through demonstrations at this show in downtown Wheaton.

Evanston Art and Big Fork Festival
August 19–21, 2022 | Friday 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm, Saturday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm, Sunday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Downtown Evanston
800 Church St.
Evanston, IL
Art for sale, including paintings, sculpture, photography, jewelry, furniture, and more. Witness live art demonstrations and engage in one-on-one booth chats with the artists.

Wine and Art Walk at The Morton Arboretum
August 19-21, 2022 | 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
The Morton Arboretum
4100 Illinois Route 53
Lisle, IL 60532
Sip wine and shop for nature-themed art as you stroll around Meadow Lake. Browse photography, woodturning, jewelry, painting, ceramics, fused glass, and more from Midwest artists. 

Alley Art Fest
August 27, 2022 | 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Water Street Mall
1 E. Benton Street
Aurora, IL 60505
Free family-friendly event featuring artists, live music, performances, and more.

Port Clinton Art Fest
August 27–28, 2022 | 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Port Clinton Square
600 Central Avenue
Highland Park, IL 60035
Art festival featuring 260 celebrated artists. Art demonstrations, local food, kids’ scavenger hunts, and more.

September Art Festivals

Buffalo Grove Days Arts & Crafts Festival
2022 information was not yet available as of April 1, 2022. Check the website for updates.

951 McHenry Road
Buffalo Grove, IL 60089
This big summer festival with food, carnival rides, and music features an arts and crafts fair, too.

Deer Path Art League Art Fair on the Square
September 4-5, 2022 | 10:00am – 5:00pm
Market Square and Western Avenue
Lake Forest, IL 60045
Two-day juried fine arts show featuring ceramics, digital art, jewelry, sculpture, photography, and more.

Oak Brook Fine Arts Festival
2022 information was not yet available as of April 1, 2022. Check the website for updates.
100 Oakbrook Center
Oak Brook, IL
Art, live music, and more at the Oakbrook Center outdoor mall.

West End Arts Festival
September 10 11, 2022
Stone Avenue Station
Burlington Ave. at Brainard
La Grange, IL 60525
Live music, chefs, food and drinks from local restaurants, interactive fun for kids and more.

Mundelein Arts Festival
September 10 11, 2022
Krakauer Park
100 N. Seymour Avenue
Mundelein, IL 60060
Annual juried arts festival showcasing the work of 45 talented artists. Event also features live music and food from area restaurants.

Art Fest Michigan Avenue
2022 information was not yet available as of April 1, 2022. Check the website for updates.
240 E Illinois Street
Chicago, IL 60611
Free fine-art-only festival featuring 60 juried artists at the base of the Wrigley Building.

Art on the Prairie
September 1718, 2022 | Saturday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm, Sunday 10:0 am – 4:00 pm
Warrenville City Hall Complex
Warrenville, IL 60555
A juried art/craft fair including jewelry, graphics, photography, painting, stained glass, ceramics, and mixed media. Live music, too.

Burr Ridge Art Fair
September 24-25, 2022 | 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Burr Ridge Village Center
More than 90 artisans and makers will be displaying and selling accessibly-priced paintings, jewelry, furniture, clothing, skincare, and home decor.

Searching for more ways to enjoy art with your kids? Check out these awesome kids art classes!

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