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A Day in Avondale: Laundromat and Barber Shop to House Local Artists

By Erica Demarest | September 26, 2013 6:49am
 A Day in Avondale is slated for Saturday.
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AVONDALE — Taking its cue from Chicago Artists Month, the Day in Avondale festival will turn its attention to local artists on Saturday when it makes its second annual run.

More than 50 venues — including empty storefronts, a Laundromat and a barbershop — will house pop-up galleries and stages starting at 11 a.m.

"We’re more focused on art this year compared to last year," said Emily Taylor, president of the Avondale Neighborhood Association. The goal is to "showcase hidden gems that are in the neighborhood."

Two stages will present live music; local restaurants — including Endy's Deli and Chill Cafe — are offering special discounts; beer from Revolution Brewing will be served and activities like face painting and plaster art have kids covered.

Since venues are spread throughout Avondale, six RoadieCab pedicabs are offering free rides. Free maps are available at two information booths:

• California and Belmont

• Diversey, Kimball and Milwaukee

A Day in Avondale runs from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday. The free after party at Elastic Arts, 2830 N. Milwaukee Ave., is from 7-11 p.m.