Clear your calendars next Saturday and Sunday and head to the South Loop for the 2nd Annual FASHION in the Street festival! This June 1-2, works from local fashion designers and boutiques will strut the catwalk alongside DJs, bands, and gourmet food vendors for the ultimate combination of sensory stimulation.
Feed your eyes, ears, and stomach in this sensational fete that benefits South Loop Neighbors, a nonprofit organization dedicated to enhancing the quality of life in the neighborhoods as well as preserve its landmarks. Attendees will even get to experience the festival’s after party at Randolph Street.’s Nellcôte in the swanky Randolph Corridor.
The festivities will commence at noon both days at the historic Dearborn Train Station at the intersection of of Dearborn and Polk Street. Don’t miss another one of Chicago’s amazing street festivals while doing some good for one of its ‘hoods.
If you find yourself looking for something really interesting to do this summer, take a day to view some amazing pieces of art at one of Chicago’s oldest art events, the 57th Street Art Fair. As an alcohol free ocassion, the fair is the perfect environment for a fun family outing, especially with the hands on activities and playgrounds for children to enjoy. Located in the historic Hyde Park neighborhood streets, the fair will include a multitude of diverse forms of art such as: glass, jewelry, leather, photography, printmaking, painting, sculpture, wood, ceramics and fiber.
And don’t worry about feeling famished! The street fair has food to please everyone’s palate available from multiple venues. Along with the general opportunity to speak with artists from around the country, the fair is offering an exciting program playfully titled, Art Buying Boot Camp. It is a guided tour through the fair with art-buying experts who can help you with everything from determining the best price for a piece to the best colors to match your living room.
If you want more information, visit the 57th Street Art Fair website. We hope to see you there!
Thrifters, collectors, and bargain hunters unite! For the Randolph Street Market Festival is coming to town! On Saturday, May 25th, the road will be filled with wondrous hidden treasures for the public to uncover. With more than 200 dealers in attendance, the festival will certainly have something for every type of sale-seeking scavenger. From furniture and jewelry to vintage clothing and collectibles, the Street Market Festival is sure to have a great variety of untold gems just waiting to be claimed.
Seeing as we are inching ever closer to the Chicago’s infamous summer heat, it is indeed great news that some of the festival will also be located in the historic–and air-conditioned–Plumbers Hall. And if your tummy gets to rumbling, you can head over to one of the annual fair’s themed mini-markets that offers fancy foods such as chocolates, cakes, and spices.
But, I am sure you get a chance to completely immerse yourself within the world of deals and discounts all the time. Yea right! It would be complete madness to pass up this opportunity to attend one of Chicago’s most popular shopping extravaganzas!
For full information on the event, click here. See you there!