Chicago Art Festival

We’re getting ready for a truly spectacular 3-day show next month in the famous Windy City. Back for our 23rd year, Howard Alan Events has the pleasure of producing the Chicago Tribune North Michigan Avenue Art Festival, one of our longest running shows, July 11th, 12th and 13th, 2014. It is consistently rated one of the top 100 outdoor juried art festivals by Sunshine Artist magazine.

Wind That Won’t Topple Artist Displays

Chicago’s nickname, The Windy City, is nothing for artists and patrons to be concerned about. Actually, the city isn’t really the windiest city in the U.S. at all (that honor goes to Amarillo, Texas) and the welcome breezes that make their way through the tall buildings come off Lake Michigan to make it an ideal summer show location.

Chicago Is For Art Lovers

This year’s art festival will feature some of the best local and national talent, displaying their diverse creations for the culturally aware locals and tourists that Chicago attracts. White tent booths will create a bustling outdoor art gallery lining North Michigan Avenue and along the Chicago River in downtown Chicago.

Featured Artist: Enrique Suarez

Enrique SuarezAlthough we have many amazing artists coming to the show, our spotlight is on Enrique Suarez. Enrique is a Chicago local who is originally from Mexico. He celebrates his cultural heritage in the vibrant colors of his paintings, pulling from his memories and imagination, to create unique works of art. He incorporates cubism, realism and even Pre-Columbian art to produce his unique style.

GiveawayPatrons have an opportunity to enter to win one of Enrique’s most beautiful pieces called “Lovely Rose.” It’s a 24” x 36” piece that incorporate the city skyline, piano keys and some romantic dancers. Stop by Enrique’s booth to enter, no purchase is necessary. A winner will be drawn in the last hour of the show on Sunday. To learn more about Enrique Suarez, please visit his website and say hello to him at his booth!

How Much Time Do You Have To Languish In Art?

The hours for the Chicago Tribune North Michigan Avenue Art Festival are 10:00AM to 6:00PM on Friday and Saturday, and from 10:00AM to 5:00PM on Sunday. If you still crave more art after attending our outdoor art festival, the famous Art Institute of Chicago is not far away from the show. It’s located at 111 S. Michigan Avenue and open daily 10:30AM to 5:00PM (Thursdays until 8:00PM). According to TripAdvisor, it has been voted #1 Museum in the United States!

As always, visit for upcoming art festival information. Stay tuned to Facebook for the latest updates. See you in the Windy City!

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