The 26th Annual Bucktown Arts Fest

Bucktown Arts Fest

The 26th Annual Bucktown Arts Fest came to a close last Sunday. For those of you who have never had a chance to take it in, the festival is an end of summer celebration of Chicago artistry. There’s always good food, drinks, and music…even things for the kids to do. I urge you to check it out, along with the other art and literature festivals the city has to offer.

Here are the Art Beat favorites from the 2011 Bucktown Arts Fest.

1. Hiroshi Ariyama

Constructed, broken down to its tonal basics, then re-constructed and screen printed. That’s how artist Hiroshi Ariyama creates these wonderfully colored prints of Chicago’s most popular icons.

Lincoln Square – Hiroshi Ariyana


Untitled--archival print 7x10in, 11x14in matted - Hiroshi Ariyana


2 .Beth Cummings

Extremely witty textiles.  (i.e. pillows, caps, bow ties, etc…)  Cummings makes art that is to be used in our everyday lives. Pillows made from Eco-Felt, which is 100% recycled plastic bottles…very cool.

Pink, Brown and Green Striped Bow Tie - Beth Cummings


Chicago Flag Pillows - Beth Cummings



3. Judy Hinkes Zeddies

Zeddies is a print making specialist with disciplines spanning from wood cut reliefs to delicate collagraphs with chine colle. (and all points in between.) Her upcoming schedule is here.

Blue Windsor 1/1 5.25h x 3.75w- matted to 14x11 etching with xerox transfer SOLD - Judy Hinkes Zeddies


7 Deadlies - edition of 25 5h x 3w - matted to 10x8 contact artist for availability - Judy Hinkes Zeddies


NOTE: Be sure to come with questions, as Ms. Zeddies is more than hospitable to the inquisitive passerby/collector.

John B. Reinhardt