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57th Street Art Fair

Bring the family to see the 70th anniversary version of the 57th Street Art Fair in Chicago’s Hyde Park June 3-4, and stay at the nearby and affordable LaQuinta Inn & Suites in – guess where – historic Hyde Park!

The 57th Street Art Fair is one of the storied art events in the country. It’s summer in the city by the lake, the juried artists are first rate, the ambience is very cool (University of Chicago), and there are lots of other activities for you to enjoy! Oh yeah, and it’s free!

Hungry? Chow down Chicago-style at the Ray School Food Court. Robinson’s #1 Ribs will be there, along with Justice of the Pies, Puffs of Doom, Cookies and Carnitas, Gourmet Delights, the Friends of Ray Beverage Tent, and much more! Like the Blues? Check out the Buddy Guy Legends Stage: Nicholas Barron, Anthony Moser, Tracye Eileen, Blaze Triptych, Mike Wheeler Band and Matt Hendricks.

Art Organizations and Activities: Seminary Co-op/57th Street Books, Hyde Park Art Center, Project Onward, Chicago Public Art Group, Sky Art, Little Black Pearl, Hyde Park School of Dance, Kenwood Ballet, Hyde Park Youth Symphony, Master Mix Academy, Red Clay Dance Company, and a whole lot more!

For a full schedule of events, list of artists, and a walking map, go online to and follow the prompts.

Make your 57th Street Art Fair experience more enjoyable by staying at the La Quinta Inn & Suites, in Hyde Park. You can walk to the fair! The hotel offers free shuttle bus service to and from the Loop area and is close to bus and train services. Enjoy the free breakfast. The Lake Shore Café offers lunch and dinner. AND Jazz and seafood buffet (non-seafood items available) Friday nights.