GCAFGreetings from Chicago – that great American city on the shores of Lake Michigan.  It is no secret to Lost Cowboy fans that I love Chicago and try to visit at least once a year – especially in the summer.

I did not make it here last year, so I was particularly looking forward to this trip to get in my long overdue Chicago fix.  I will be here for a few days, and will make a few reports in addition to collecting information for future posts.

This trip is built around the Gold Coast Art Fair, which will be held this weekend, June 30 – July 1.  I have been to this fair in the past and loved every second of it.  I am looking forward to seeing the many artists who gather for what is known as one of the best annual festivals in Chicago as well as one of the biggest art fairs of its kind in the US.

About Gold Coast Art Fair“The Gold Coast Art Fair returns to Grant Park’s Butler Field, at the corner of Monroe and Lake Shore Drive. Heralded as the “Granddaddy of American Art Festivals,” the Gold Coast Art Fair at Grant Park is rated as one of the top twenty festivals nationally and is the third oldest and by far one of the most well attended art festivals in Chicago. Free and open to the public, the Gold Coast Art Fair at Grant Park showcases the work of more than 350 juried artists from around the world with prices ranging $25 to $25,000.”

If you are able to make it to Chicago this weekend, I highly recommend a trip to this wonderful art festival.  If not, and you like art fairs and art in general, make a note for a potential trip next year – I guarantee you will not be disappointed.

Read more about the Gold Coast Art Fair here.