About

31st Annual Artists of the Wall Festival
Theme: Community Dreams
Date: Saturday, June 15, 2024 and Sunday, June 16, 2024
Location: Pratt Beach at Farwell and the Lake

ABOUT THE ARTISTS OF THE WALL FESTIVAL

The Artists of the Wall Festival got its start in 1993, when a group of Rogers Park neighbors came up with a crucial idea. Gangs had been continually tagging graffiti on the 600-foot sea wall to the point where the Chicago park district couldn’t keep up maintenance. The group thought if the wall was painted by the community with art, that it would be respected and could be enjoyed by all throughout the year. And having the event on Father’s Day weekend would make it a family-oriented event that would bring the whole Rogers Park community out.

FATHER'S DAY WEEKEND

The 600’ wall features 160 individual “artist spaces” of various sizes and shapes and runs along the lakefront between Farwell and Morse Avenues. Each year’s art remains on display until May, when the wall is again whitewashed and prepared for the next year’s newly themed art works. And so, began a tradition which has grown into an annual celebration and features live music with free performances by international artists against the backdrop of Lake Michigan.

JOIN US!

Artists of the Wall a true celebration of community, creativity, and music that is kept going by the work of the Loyola Park Advisory Council dedicated volunteers.  Everyone can participate in the weekend’s events.

Artists – Register for a spot!  Registration occurs on May 1, 3, and 5 and information is here.  If you missed registration, view the registration page for information on walk up opportunities.

Activities for all ages – Review the festival information for the music line up, food, kid’s art tent, and other activities! festival information is here.

Volunteers – This entire event is run by volunteers and we need your help!  Contact us to sign up.

FROM OUR GALLERY

GET INVOLVED

It’s a true celebration of community, creativity, and music that is kept going by the work of the Loyola Park Advisory Council dedicated volunteers.

Please check out our Registration and FAQs page for information on how to become a participant.

Volunteers are welcome, please contact us and learn how to become involved.

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