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Millennium Art Festival

Art lovers will want to leave the kids with Grandma and come to the juried Millennium Art Festival at Lake and Michigan Avenue July 6-8 and stay at the nearby ad affordable Chicago Lake Shore Hotel in historic Hyde Park!

Summer, The Bean, music in the park: This is the setting for the Millennium Art Festival! An array of artwork, including paintings, ceramics, photography, and furniture, showcases the talents of more than 110 juried artists who participate in this city-centric festival. Blending live performances, tasty treats, and interactive art-filled experiences, Millennium Art Festival infuses a creative spirit into Chicago’s urban streets. Beyond the head-turning tunes and palate-pleasing cuisine, festival-goers will have the opportunity to corral their creativity by contributing to a freestanding graffiti wall.

A sampling of artists and media: Wood: Salem Barker, John Post, Steve Schrier. Mixed Media: Mary Arroyo-Ortiz, Alex Grimmer, Deborah Kerr. Fiber: Cindy Cumming, Betty B. Kirk, Marcus Ryan. Print Making: Jason Ulman. Photography: Scott Fincher, Russell Grace, Mark Hersch. Gold and Silver: Lindsey Lehman, Tiffany Pizza, Sarella Suarez.

The Millennium Art Festival will be outdoors at Lake Street and Michigan Avenue at the north end of the park. Admission is free. For the full roster of artists, go online to and follow the prompts.

Make your Millennium Art Festival experience more enjoyable by staying at the Chicago Lake Shore Hotel, in historic Hyde Park. Chicago Lake Shore offers free shuttle bus service to and from the Loop area and is close to bus and train services. The Lake Shore Café offers breakfast, lunch and dinner. AND Jazz and seafood buffet (non-seafood items available) Friday nights.