Sometimes an art fair will introduce a Chicago neighborhood not yet visited.
The Milwaukee Avenue Arts Festival, July 29-31 is when a commercial street becomes an arts avenue.
Organized by Logan Square merchants and the community’s non-profit “I am Logan Square,” the Arts Festival is also a great opportunity to see local visual and performing artists, local galleries and visit a neighborhood on Chicago’s northwest side along Milwaukee Avenue.
Details: The Milwaukee Avenue Arts Festival is 4 to 11 p.m. July 29 and noon to 11 p.m. July 30-31. Indoor and outdoor exhibits, stages and food trucks are on Milwaukee Avenue from Kimball to California.
Art here ranges from paintings and photography to crafts and one day sculpture installations.
Come Saturday from 2 to 8 p.m. to see “A Full Taste of Happiness, an installation of 254 paper sculptures 18 to 24 inches tall done by Laurie LeBreton. The installation was based on tourist treks to a cave in Laos where long ago pilgrims placed more than 2,000 Buddha statues.
While in Logan Square, see the Illinois Centennial Monument, a 70 foot high eagle topped Doric column at Logan Blvd and Milwaukee Ave.