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The Gold Coast Art Fair

Come to the celebrated “Granddaddy of American Arts Festivals,” the Gold Coast Art Fair at Chicago’s Grant Park June 18-19, and stay at the nearby and affordable Chicago Lake Shore Hotel!

The Gold Coast Art Fair is one of the most prestigious juried art fairs in the country. Three hundred artists from all over the world will be displaying and selling their works. Whether you’ve got $25 or $25,000, there is something for you!

The Gold Coast Art Fair will feature clothing, painting, sculpture, quilting, bottle art, jewelry, prints, leather, photography, ceramics and functional art.

Enjoy the three craft beer, great food and live music oases! Enjoy interactive arts projects or take a spin on the Spin Art Machine to create your own work of art! Your kids can express themselves by drawing on the Graffiti Wall, and enjoying such activities as art fest bingo and coloring!

For more information, go online to and follow the prompts. The Gold Coast Art Fair will be located in Butler Field, in Grant Park at Monroe Street and Lake Shore Drive. Free admission, though a $5 donation goes to promote Chicago’s arts programs for kids.

Make your Gold Coast Art Fair 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.