MSF to vend at Maxwell Street Market

The iconic Maxwell Street Market will return to its original home on Maxwell Street for the 2024 season beginning Sunday, May 26, with six market days taking place on the last Sunday of each month through October 27 (the only exception being the August date, which is rescheduled to September 1). Visitors to the Maxwell … Read More

Tom Palazzolo Artist Talk March 11, 2023

Artist’s Talk / Reception with Tom Palazzolo on Saturday, March 11th 7:00 – 8:30 PM Rare Nest Gallery is hosting an artist talk that we wanted to share — an artist who often photographed the Maxwell Street Market area and is a friend of the Maxwell Street Foundation…. Legendary Chicago artist Tom Palazzolo’s career – more … Read More

Maxwell Street Foundation at the Maxwell Street Market

Sunday, October 2, 2022 9am-3pm Join us at the Market to buy our books, t-shirts, or posters, and enjoy the rest of the food & merchandise the Market has to offer! 800 S. Desplaines St. Market entrances are located at Desplaines St./Harrison St., Desplaines St./Taylor St. and Jefferson St./Polk St. Limited free parking is available on … Read More

Maxwell Street Foundation at the Maxwell Street Market

Join us at the Market to buy our books, t-shirts, or posters, and enjoy the rest of the food & merchandise the Market has to offer! 800 S. Desplaines St. Market entrances are located at Desplaines St./Harrison St., Desplaines St./Taylor St. and Jefferson St./Polk St. Limited free parking is available on Desplaines St. between Harrison … Read More

Maxwell Street Foundation at the Maxwell Street Market

Look for our table to buy some Maxwell Street Market t-shirts, books, and posters at the Maxwell Street Market! The Foundation thanks the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) that runs markets citywide, for their support toward the visibility and viability of the Maxwell Street Market as the longest-standing and official open-air market … Read More

Maxwell Street Foundation at the Maxwell Street Market

Look for our table to buy some Maxwell Street Market t-shirts, books, and posters on the opening day of the Market this year! The Foundation thanks the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) that runs markets citywide, for their support toward the visibility and viability of the Maxwell Street Market as the longest-standing … Read More

Maxwell Street Foundation at the Maxwell Street Market

Fall Exposure:  The Maxwell Street Foundation will be at the New Maxwell Street Market in Chicago to sell a variety of Maxwell Street-themed items ranging from books to posters and T-shirts, and for good conversation about Maxwell Street and the Market.  You can also shop for selected items on our website at maxwellstreetfoundation.org/support-us, and tell us … Read More

Maxwell Street Foundation at the Maxwell Street Market

Sunday, September 15, 2019 — The Maxwell Street Foundation will be at the New Maxwell Street Market in Chicago to sell a variety of Maxwell Street-themed items ranging from books to posters and T-shirts, and to converse about Maxwell Street and the Market. It’s also Family Day September 15, featuring live family portraits by William Estrada … Read More

The Big Deal

The Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) is pleased to announce that shopping and street fair will go up a notch at “The Big Deal” on Sunday, August 4, at the historic Maxwell Street market presented by Humana (800 S. Desplaines St.). From 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. the free festivities include the … Read More

Maxwell Street Foundation at the Maxwell Street Market

Sunday, June 30, 2019 — The Maxwell Street Foundation will be at the New Maxwell Street Market in Chicago to sell a variety of Maxwell Street-themed items ranging from books to posters and T-shirts, and for good conversation about Maxwell Street and the Market.  You can also shop for selected items on our website at maxwellstreetfoundation.org/support-us, … Read More

Maxwell Street: Capturing the Essence of a Remembered/Forgotten Place

Book discussion by author Tim Cresswell, moderated by Daniel Black For decades, people from across the city flocked to Maxwell Street to buy and sell goods, play and listen to blues, and encounter new foods and cultures. Yet, remnants of what some had described as “the Ellis Island of the Midwest” have long been lost … Read More

Maxwell Street Foundation at the New Market

Sunday, May 19, 2019 — The Maxwell Street Foundation will be at the New Maxwell Street Market in Chicago to sell a variety of Maxwell Street-themed items ranging from books to posters and T-shirts, and for good conversation about Maxwell Street and the Market.  You can also shop for selected items on our website at maxwellstreetfoundation.org/support-us, … Read More

Maxwell Street Foundation at the Maxwell Street Market

Sunday, April 14, 2019 — The Maxwell Street Foundation will be at the New Maxwell Street Market in Chicago to sell a variety of Maxwell Street-themed items ranging from books to posters and T-shirts, and for good conversation about Maxwell Street and the Market.  You can also shop for selected items on our website at maxwellstreetfoundation.org/support-us, … Read More

Maxwell Street Foundation at the Maxwell Street Market

Sunday, September 23, 2018 — The Maxwell Street Foundation will be at the New Maxwell Street Market in Chicago to sell a variety of Maxwell Street-themed items ranging from books to posters and T-shirts, and for good conversation about Maxwell Street and the Market.  You can also shop for selected items on our website at maxwellstreetfoundation.org/support-us, … Read More

Maxwell Street Blues Fest – Free Event!

Saturday, September 8, 2018 — This free event on Maxwell Street between Halsted and Union from 2-11 pm features a number of artists including Guy King and Billy Branch. The Maxwell Street Foundation will be vending t-shirts and books there too! Come out hear some great music at the Birthplace of the Electric Blues! http://maxwellstreetbluesfest.com

Maxwell Street Foundation at the Maxwell Street Market

Sunday, August 26, 2018 — The Maxwell Street Foundation will be at the New Maxwell Street Market in Chicago to sell a variety of Maxwell Street-themed items ranging from books to posters and T-shirts, and for good conversation about Maxwell Street and the Market.  You can also shop for selected items on our website at maxwellstreetfoundation.org/support-us, … Read More

Little Italy Festa

Visit the Maxwell Street Foundation’s table of merchandise and information on Saturday 8/18 and Sunday 8/19 from 12 to 5 pm. The Festa is located in the 1400 block of Taylor Street. Enjoy fabulous Italian food and great entertainment in this historic neighborhood!

Maxwell Street Foundation at the Maxwell Street Market

Sunday, July 29, 2018 — The Maxwell Street Foundation will be at the New Maxwell Street Market in Chicago to sell a variety of Maxwell Street-themed items ranging from books to posters and T-shirts, and for good conversation about Maxwell Street and the Market.  You can also shop for selected items on our website at maxwellstreetfoundation.org/support-us, … Read More