Gold Coast Art Fair moving to Grant Park

July 10, 2013 3:09:32 PM PDT
After 30 years, the popular Gold Coast Art Fair is moving out of the River North community.

This year's event will be held in August at Butler Field in Grant Park.

Alderman Brendan Reilly said the fair had become too big for streets in the neighborhood.

Reilly announced the relocation Tuesday night at a community meeting. He said the crowds and vendors associated with the fair were creating conflicts with residents and merchants by blocking driveways and hindering deliveries.