Milwaukee Avenue Art Fair

IALS BannerI Am Logan Square is a non profit organization that promotes and increases awareness of the arts while enhancing cultural development in Chicago’s vibrant Logan Square neighborhood. This weekend they are hosting the Milwaukee Avenue Art Fair. The Fair includes performance art, art galleries, art market, live music, and food and beverages.

Yesterday, I volunteered to be a gate supervisor for the evening shift and I arrived more than an hour early so I walked around, and checked out the fair. The performance art included an interesting “renn-faire” like musical. I also got to hear one of the bands before my shift started, but the fair in the square was small enough that all the gates could hear the bands on the main stage. The Fair was set up along Milwaukee Avenue for almost one full mile from Kimball to California with two music stages and dozens of pop up galleries along the street.

At 4:30 I started my shift as gate supervisor which basically meant I worked the cash box. It was easy work, greeting visitors, asking for a five dollar suggested donation, and making change. There were two other volunteers with me helping keep a walk in count and stamping hands for reentry.

The weather was much milder than forecast and we had a canopy so the sun didn’t beat down on us. We were able to hear all the bands so that was a great perk. The crowd was mostly mellow families with kids and dogs. All in all it was an enjoyable evening and really liked the other volunteers who worked the gate with me.

This is my twenty fifth volunteer event and I am at the half way point with only 25 to go!

Thanks for all your support!