Just because summer’s over doesn’t mean we’re ready to go inside. The 43rd Street Gallery keeps the outdoor spirit going with its annual 43rd Street Festival of the Arts. It features works for sale from more than 75 artisans working in pottery, painting (like the work of Mehmet Altug, pictured), jewelry, glass, wood, mixed media and just about any other medium. There will be music by OminOtagO, Rachel Leyco, Janet Martin, Bluz Catz and Blue Line Highway, food from Good Foods Deli, Cielito Lindo Mexican Restaurant, Big Daddy BBQ and Espresso a Go Go, along with activities to entertain children of all ages. Proceeds from the event, in its 23rd year, benefit Caritas, the Richmond organization that networks with local churches to provide shelter for people in need. The festival is Saturday, Sept. 13, at Forrest Hill Avenue and 43rd Street on the South Side, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free. 43rdstgallery.com.
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