BlackTree Studio's next show is...
bestfair Chicago's 70th 57th Street Art Fair
Oldest Juried Art Fair in the Midwest
The first 57th Street Art Fair Committee, composed of 15 dedicated individuals and chaired by Mary Louise Womer was organized in 1950. Together, the committee generated a list of aims and policies, documenting the goals, intentions, and priorities for the fair. Still in use today, those policies validate the artistic pursuit itself, making sure artists reap complete monetary benefit of their sales. In keeping with Womer's rules, all works must be original art; no limited edition prints or any other reproductions can be sold.

By 1963, demand from artists to participate exceeded the available exhibition space. Despite misgivings, Womer and the 57th Street Art Fair Committee implemented a jury system to assign the limited available space. The jury process consisted of a blind review of prospective artists' works by an invited panel of artists, arts professionals, and curators. This procedure is still followed today, and much discussion always takes place as the final list of those invited to participate is decided upon!

Today, around 200 artists from all over North America set up shop on 57th Street on the first full weekend of June. Continuing to build on its humble beginnings, this unique showcase of quality art, community spirit and historic appeal now attracts over 20,000 visitors annually.
Saturday, June 3, 11am-6pm
Sunday, June 4, 10am-5pm

Hyde Park
57th Street at Kimbark Ave.

Chicago, IL

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