Arts Festival

PH Arts Fest 2016 flyer

Polish Hill Arts Festival, July 17th, 2016 (noon-9pm)

Craft activity family closeup

The Polish Hill Arts Festival is a quirky, friendly, relaxed event. The festival features more than 30 local artists and contemporary craftspeople displaying and selling their artwork in a range of media, sizes and prices. Our vendors, performers and other participants tell us it’s their favorite.

Lungs Face Feet playing at festival

There’s live music, tasty food and hands-on art-making activities for all ages from all walks of life. Admission to the festival is free, including musical performances. Many of the artists, craftspeople and musicians are from Polish Hill or neighborhoods nearby.

Agnes Lechwar at IHM festival

The Polish Hill Civic Association produced its first arts festival in 2008, then called Art What You Got. Each year since, the event takes place the day after the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church festival — creating a festival weekend of old and new.

Festival night

In 2010, the event was renamed to honor and promote the neighborhood. The Polish Hill Arts Festival is the biggest civic event of the year, drawing hundreds of residents and visitors to the intersection of Brereton and Dobson streets in the heart of Polish Hill.

Food vendors in 2016 include Leena’s Food Truck, Onion MaidenApteka, and Driftwood Oven!!

Calling all participants!!

Be a part of the fun in 2016!

Most critically, now we are looking for event volunteers! If you are interested and available to help in 2016, please sigh up here:

Volunteer Sign up

Check back here soon for a list of performers and vendors!