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Yes, Another Fest: Milwaukee Avenue Arts Festival

By Michele Lenni in Arts & Entertainment on Jul 21, 2010 5:20PM

milwaukeearts.jpg We know, we know, another festival. If we have gathered one piece of knowledge through covering summer events it's that Chicago loves a festival. As if your skin wasn't burned enough from the Pitchfork Music Festival and your liver hadn't taken enough damage from all the day drinking that ensued there, yet another festival has decided to grace us with its presence.

Well fear not, this one is a little less taxing on your body than Pitchfork or the forthcoming Lollapalooza. The Milwaukee Avenue Arts Festival, located along Milwaukee Avenue in the heart of Logan Square, features a lot of the same stuff other festivals offer, i.e. art, local cuisine, local bands, booze, but it also offers a trolley to travel the grounds in to avoid even more blisters on our precious feet.

There will also be the Logan Square Farmers Market as well as some of our favorite local music acts to keep us entertained like The 1900s, Tom Schraeder, Jon Drake and the Shakes and Bomba Deer. And lest we not forget what the festival is named for: art! There will be nearly 30-art-exhibitions, an indoor art market, open studios and galleries and a community mural project for those who want to get in there and make their own art.

The Milwaukee Avenue Arts Festival, Friday July 23 (4 p.m. - 11 p.m.), Saturday July 24 (12 p.m. - 11 p.m.), and Sunday July 25 (11:30 a.m. - 11 p.m.), along Milwaukee Ave in Logan Square (see PDF map here)