Historic Old Town Art Fair Cancelled for First Time in 70 Years

The historic Old Town Art Fair, widely considered the best art fair Illinois, has been cancelled this year for the first time in its 70 years to help slow the spread of the coronavirus. All the artists who were accepted into this year’s show are automatically invited for next year’s show, June 12 – 13, 2021. The art fair’s web site maintains an artist gallery of exhibitors http://www.oldtownartfair.org/artists/


Bill Bartelt


Kathleen Eaton


Mays Mayhew

In addition, Helen Gotlib and Dylan Strzynski, two of the exhibiting artists have produced a documentary film that chronicles artists and how they operate within the art fair world. The film includes scenes of the Old Town Fair and features several of it’s exhibiting artists. It is called ‘The Life We Make’ https://www.lifewemakedoc.com