Gapers Block has ceased publication.

Gapers Block published from April 22, 2003 to Jan. 1, 2016. The site will remain up in archive form. Please visit Third Coast Review, a new site by several GB alumni.
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Thursday, June 20

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The first weekend in June is one of my favorite weekends in Chicago as it marks not only the Printer's Row Book Fair but also the annual Hyde Park Arts Fest. Hyde Park's 57th Street Art Fair is the oldest juried art fair in the Midwest and is celebrating its 56th year. The fair exhibits the work of more than 300 artists from throughout the United States and Canada, and, best of all, it's absolutely free. This weekend's fest also includes the annual Hyde Park Community Art Fair that features local arts and crafts artists. Check out the full events schedule for many more things to do in Hyde Park this weekend. Hope to see you there!

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