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Artists of the Wall Festival
From Saturday, June 16, 2018 -  11:00am
To Sunday, June 17, 2018 - 05:00pm

Love art? Want to witness members of our community paint the benches at Loyola Park? The Artists of the Wall Festival is an annual festival that celebrates art and our community. This year’s theme is Legends of the Wall. The festival raises money for important community events such as father-daughter dances, African-American heritage celebrations, youth sports programs, and more.Love art? Want to witness members of our community paint the benches at Loyola Park? The Artists of the Wall Festival is an annual festival that celebrates art and our community. This year’s theme is Legends of the Wall. The festival raises money for important community events such as father-daughter dances, African-American heritage celebrations, youth sports programs, and more.

Saturday, June 16th

  • View live art creations by various Artists of the Wall
  • Arts activities tent for all ages 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
  • Live music noon-5:30 p.m.
  • Nature activities tent with rock painting

Sunday, June 17th

  • View live art creations by the artists
  • Arts activities tent for all ages 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
  • Live music noon-5:30 p.m.
  • Nature activities tent with rock painting
  • Barrell of Monkeys live performance 3:00-3:45 p.m.

The Artists of the Wall Festival began as a response to gangs who would continually mark the 600-foot sea wall with graffiti  to the point where the Park District couldn’t keep up maintenance. Since it’s inception in 1993, this beloved fest has become a true celebration of community, creativity, and music for everyone enjoy.

Held each summer over Father’s Day weekend, neighbors of all ages come together to collaborate on the 600-foot mural at Loyola Park Beach between Farwell and Morse. The artists finished works remain until May of the following the year, when the wall is again prepped, whitewashed and readied for the next eager participants.

Location Loyola Park

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