By: Celia Borg
As each week passes, another festival happens somewhere in Chicago, celebrating an aspect of Chicago culture. This last weekend in the North side of Chicago, Southport Street was blocked off for the annual Southport Art Festival showcasing over 100 Chicago artists and their work.
The festival began on Saturday July 14th and ended on Sunday July 15th from 10 a.m to 7 p.m. Artwork ranged from oil, acrylic, glass, sculpture, photography, mixed media, watercolor, clothing, jewelry, and accessories.
When walking down the street, you see a variety of all these different types of art while it all available to purchase. There was also an option to watch art being made live as well as opportunities to speak to the artists at their respected booths. In addition to the art, live bands were playing as well as food being served in booths.
The Southport Art Festival was in fact free admission, so next year in the summertime if you want to check out or buy some art, go to this festival.