Time Out says
Founded by four neighborhood artists more than 30 years ago, the Bucktown Arts Festival has grown into a staple of the summer fest season. The main attraction is the juried art show, which features work by nearly 200 artists displayed in booths along the street. You'll also find music and poets performing on the event's two stages, food from local vendors and a procession of pooches at the Barktown Dog Parade (on Sunday, August 26 at 11:30am). It's free to attend and proceeds benefit arts and education programming at Holstein Park.