The Wells Street Art Festival spans the length of Wells Street from North Avenue to Division Street, and features more than 250 artists, food/beverage and merchant vendors. For more information on how you and your business can participate, check out the pages below!
Annually, the Wells Street Art Festival hosts over 225 local, regional and inter/national artists from more than a dozen areas of study. The event is juried by a team of professional art reviewers to ensure quality and differentiation of art styles. Access the 2021 Application here (Vending Opportunities -> ALL ARTISTS).
The Wells Street Art Festival offers a limited number of food and beverage vending opportunities for its annual event. Primary consideration is given to businesses with a physical Old Town location.
Please review guidelines and requirements provided by the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events.
Food/Beverage vendors can access additional information and 2021 application here.
Along with artists and food vendors, there is an opportunity for local merchants to sell their wares at the Wells Street Art Festival as well. Primary consideration is given to businesses physically located in Old Town.
All merchant applications are subject to advance review by festival producers to ensure it would be a match for the event.
Merchant vendors can access additional information and 2021 applications here.
The Wells Street Art Festival is a great way to bring brand recognitiion to your product or service. The festival includes an estimated 50,000 attendees annually from the high income, high purchasing demographics. We offer several different packages for sponsors and can adjust within based on your need or that of your client. Visit our Sponsorship page for more information.