June art and crafts fairs


art fairs are a chance to visit other areas. (J Jacobs photo)
Art fairs are a chance to visit other areas. (J Jacobs photo)

Art festivals, almost back to pre-pandemic numbers in 2022, are a fun way to visit areas in and around Chicago. 

June 18 & 19

The biggie: the 64th Annual Gold Coast Art Fair with 300 exhibitors, is not on the Gold Coast but in Grant Park’s Butler Field at Lake Shore Drive and East Monroe St. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more info: www.amdurproductions.com


June 25 & 26, 2022

Hubbard Woods-Winnetka

For old timers used to Hubbard Woods being a small shopping and residential area between Winnetka and Glencoe, its current ID may be confusing But now Hubbard Woods is part of Winnetka. So if looking for the 9th Annual Art in the Village Fine Art Fair go to Hubbard Woods Park, 939 Green Bay Rd. in what Winnetka calls its “Desidgn and Dine District.” The fair, featuring more than 80 exhibitors, runs Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m to 5 p.m.  For more information visit North Shore Art League

Deer Park

The northwest bedroom-style suburb is holding its Deer Park Art Show with about 100 artists on an easy to find busy road. The show will be at 20530 N. Rand Rd. from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more info visit Amdur Productions. 


A west suburban town with an excellent Children’s Museum is holding its 62nd Fine Art & Artisan Fair in another local attraction: the historic Naperville Settlement, 523 S. Webster St. Featuring 120 artists, the show is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more info visit www.napervillewomansclub.org


July 4


Along with a parade and other activities, Hinsdale will host the America Craft and Art show in Burlington park  this holiday weekend. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information visit Craft Productions/Hinsdale.

Jodie Jacobs