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Leslie Wolfe Gallery presents Joe Taylor

June 12, 2024

Joseph Taylor is an oil painter, printmaker, and freelance illustrator. He has had a studio in Evanston, Illinois for over 25 years. An award-winning painter and printmaker, he studied art at Indiana University and the School of the Art Institute in Chicago and specializes in large scale oil paintings. Joe teaches painting at The Old Town Triangle Assoc…and he bakes a mean cherry pie.

Reception: Sunday June 30 | 2 – 4 PM
Exhibition: June 4 to July 9, 2024

Joe Taylor will be teaching summer classes at OTTA! For more info, click here.

Oil & Acrylic Painting with Joe Taylor

Tuesdays | June 18 – August 20 | 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM | 10 Weeks
Wednesdays | June 19 – August 20 | 6:30 – 9:30 PM | 10 Weeks

Triangle Center Planters

May 3, 2024

The hanging window planters were becoming too difficult to maintain and they were limited to a season. The need to brighten our outdoor space remains. Four new, large planters will help fill the void and provide natural beauty to our setting. These large planters require a great deal more planting resources. Help us create a welcoming adornment for our building by making a donation here!  

Third Thursdays

February 21, 2024

The Events Committee hosts a series of discussions, instructions, sounds on the Third Thursday of every month. Join us to learn about craft brewing through the eyes of local entrepreneurs; the joys of writing; the signs, synchronicities and intuition in everyday life; and so much more. And, if there is something/someone you would like to hear from, let us know. We’re open to all ideas!


Book Collection

February 20, 2024


The Old Town Triangle is partnering with Marrillac St. Vincent Family Services in hosting a book fair to support the growth and development of our local children.

Drop off Baby & Toddler Board Books, Children’s Chapter Books, Young Adult Novels, and Spanish Language Children’s Books at the Triangle Center through March 26, 2024. 

Annual Members’ Meeting – Jan 25!

January 20, 2024

 for the Annual Members Meeting, to help us with the catering order. Make plans now to join us on January 25 for a warm night of socializing, mingling, and excitement as we look to the upcoming year! 

Everyone will be here for the Annual Members Meeting, Dinner & Board of Directors elections! Confirmed attendees include Congressman Mike Quigley; State Representative Margaret Croke and Cook County Board Commissioner Bridget Degnan. Get out of the house and join your neighbors to reconnect and plan for the coming year.

Added bonus: be the first to see the 2024 Old Town Art Fair poster!

The meeting will take place January 25, 2024, from 6 PM to 9 PM.

Be sure to register here.

Community Service/Migrant Support

October 8, 2023

The Old Town Triangle Association is continuing to work to support Migrants and others in need. Working with Ascension Church at LaSalle and Elm, we are providing new and lightly worn winter clothing that is available at their “free store” for those in need. They can always use more help. 

An Ad-Hoc Committee is helping to find ways that Old Town neighbors can best assist those in need. Other options are being brought to our attention and we will be reaching out for more help soon. There are a number of groups that are located very near to the Triangle and we want to make sure that our efforts will make a difference.

The Community Service Committee has not forgotten our local public servants who go above and beyond for us every day. A lunch for the 18th District Police officers was held on November 17th before the start of the holiday season, where officers take on extra shifts to manage high-profile events. We also dropped off cookies to both of our local Fire Stations to acknowledge the loss of their colleague and friend, Drew Price. 

Reach out to the Committee at service@oldtowntriangle.com to assist in any of these activities. 

We need your continued support for some needs that have been identified.

  • Old suitcaseswheeled cases are easier for everyone.
  • There is a need for coats, boots and shoes. Not necessarily new but in decent shape. No dress shoes or heels. Athletic shoes, comfortable shoes, warm boots – for adults and children. Socks and underwear must be new but are also needed.
  • Men will wear jeans or sweats but no dress pants. 
  • Women also prefer athletic type clothing (leggings, sweats, etc.). No blouses, skirts or dresses.
  • Small, stuffed animals (please no large items).
  • Pots & pans and other items for those who are finding shelter are also appreciated.

If you are unable to donate items but would still like to contribute, you can make a donation by clicking here.

Laundry costs are high – we are attempting to offer cleaning of clothing and bedding to the migrants. One family for one week (about 45 lbs.- everything has been wet lately) costs about $40. Your donation of $20 or more in the Laundry section will help us to meet these needs. We can still use donations to help pay for the laundry services that were provided.

Note: donations to the Old Town Triangle Association are tax-deductible to the amount allowed by law (OTTA is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit organization).

Thank you – in advance for your assistance. Please contact the committee at service@oldtowntriangle.com for any additional information. 

Registration will open next week for Spring Classes

July 31, 2023

Keep up your artistic practice with these summer classes! Drawing, Plein Air Oil Painting and Oil/Acrylic classes available now.

Click here to learn more!

2025 Gallery Application Fee

June 29, 2023

You can submit your application and upload images here.


Wine Tasting (Focus: the South of France)

March 23, 2023

Ever dreamed of tippling in the Rhône valley or perhaps Provence? Well, now’s your chance! Please join us at the Old Town Triangle on Thursday, April 13, 2023, at 5:30 pm, for the perfect pairing as we venture to southern France with Mike Baker, Advanced Sommelier / Director of Wine at Vin Chicago, a family-run wine boutique since 1934 (that’s right, opening one year after Prohibition). This tasting will feature six wines from the region, an interactive, informational presentation with a take-home sheet/map, as well as games and light bites…oh, and more wine afterwards! Sponsored by the Events Committee, each ticket is $25. Please save your spot today, as space is limited.

It’ll be so fun, you won’t be able to put a cork in it! Register here today.

Friends of the Fair

February 24, 2023


Your donation helps us meet the early bills that come with the onset of the Fair and gets the Old Town Art Fair off to a positive start. This also allows us to maintain our art and cultural programs, as well as support children’s programs, schools, neighborhood improvements and other deserving local initiatives.

We want to THANK YOU for helping to make the Old Town Art Fair America’s #1 Art Fair. We could not do it without you!

Your direct contribution as a “Friend of the Fair” will be recognized in Art Fair programming and on this page. To be included in the 2023 recognition, please submit your donation by April 30, 2023.


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We encourage you to inquire about your company’s policy. Please click here if you would like to print out a donation form. You can mail or drop off a completed form with your donation to:

Old Town Triangle Association
1763 N. North Park Ave.
Chicago, IL 60614
Your donation is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.