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Join us as we explore the the 60th annual 57th Street Art Fair, taking place this weekend in Hyde Park. Our guest this week is 57th Street Art Committee president Elizabeth Lockwood.

This outdoor juried art fair is the oldest of its kind in the Midwest. It started in 1947 with just 51 artists displaying their work and has now grown to encompass 250 artist booths. Always held in the first weekend of June, the fair has become a cultural staple of the vibrant Hyde Park neighborhood.

Host Richard Steele will talk with Elizabeth about how the fair has changed over the years, the process by which art is selected, and its unique ability to connect the community and artists that surround it.

Plus, we'll hear from poetry publisher Ron Offen, an Iraqi artist being shot with paintballs in Chicago, as well as trace this city's rich history of gospel music in honor of this weekend's Gospel Music Festival.

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