2012 Do-Division Street Fest & Sidewalk Sale
The 2012 Do-Division Street Fest & Sidewalk Sale is coming back to Chicago, from Friday, June 1, to Sunday, June 3. The festival will feature shopping, live music, and family activities on streets stretching from Division to Ashland to Leavitt.
A 10-block event, the festival is coordinated yearly by the West Town Chicago Chamber of Commerce in an effort to showcase Division Street’s greatest shopping and dining areas as well as attract visitors to local businesses.
“[Do-Division] was formed to help people get to know West Town Chicago’s West Division Street’s diverse offerings from eclectic to romantic, gritty to slick,” the Do-Division Facebook reads. “Just a few miles west of downtown Chicago, West Division Street is conveniently located, easy to get to, and has something for everyone.”
According to the Do-Division Street Fest website, the event will feature a sidewalk sale between Ashland Street and Leavitt Street. Many businesses located along the festival grounds will be participating as vendors. Activities for the whole family will also be provided at the Family Fun Fest. The Huffington Post reported that attendees will be able to get their faces painted and their hair styled by Psycho Baby as well as hang out at The Easel Art Studio Craft Tent.
As for the live musical entertainment, the 2012 lineup will feature artists including the Black Belles, BBU, Mon Furies, Peanut Butter Wolf, Besnard Lakes, Craif Finn, Mannequin Men, Peter O’Connell, In Tall Buildings, Chris Connelly, The Antlers, Pinebender, Cory Chisel & The Wandering Sons, Teengirl Fantasy, People’s Temple, Eiren Caffall, JC Brooks & The Uptown Sound, Todd Hembrook & The Hemispheres, The O’ My’s, Le Butcherettes, O’Death, White Mystery, Brown Bird, Murder by Death, and more. Check out the website for the performance times and locations.
Admission to the Do-Division Street Fest & Sidewalk Sale is $5. Proceeds will go toward charitable causes and the organizations that support them such as the West Town Chamber of Commerce, the Division Street Committee, and three local elementary schools.
Photo courtesy of the Do-Division Street Fest website.