This year I'll be in the Edgewater Arts Festival on September 24 and 25 (Sat & Sun, 11 am to 6 pm, off the Granville Red Line stop, a few blocks west of the Lake near Berger Park). If you're able to, stop on by! In my opinion, Chicago's outdoor art shows are one of the main reasons this city is such a great place for people who love art; I also think the dogwatching and craft beer alone at these shows make them worth going to. Were my friends who came to the Bucktown show last year there to support my artistic passion, or did they really just show up for the craft beer and cute dogs? I'll never know! Speaking of dogs (and cats), I'll be donating 10% of my sales to PAWS Chicago, because PAWS is the best.