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Devon Days Sidewalk Fest Will Celebrate 10 Businesses That Opened During Pandemic

Devon Avenue will see live music, a circus performance the unveiling of three mosaics.

Andrew A. Johnston opened his antiques store in November 2019.
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EDGEWATER — A special event this weekend will spotlight 10 businesses that opened on Devon Avenue during the pandemic.

Devon Days will take place Friday through Sunday along the sidewalks of Devon Avenue between Broadway and Clark Street. Activities including live art and music will take place 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday, noon-6 p.m. Saturday and noon-7 p.m. Sunday.

The event will honor the new businesses and celebrate other local shops that endured 18 months of the pandemic, according to the Edgewater Chamber of Commerce. Devon will not be closed during the event, as all activities will take place on the sidewalk or in local shops.

New businesses participating include Andy’s Arts, Antiques and Oddities, Golden Hour Acupuncture, Hello Thai, Sky Vegan, Chicago Healthmart Pharmacy, Heartland Health and pet grooming business A Mutter’s Love.

Live art making and performances include a 2 p.m. Saturday show from Cirques Experience at Uncommon Ground, 1401 W. Devon Ave.

Three mosaics will be unveiled starting 3 p.m. Friday. A sidewalk chalking event with the Chicago Mosaic School will start noon. Saturday in the 1200 block of West Devon Avenue.

The Paleta Factory cart will hand out free paletas during the event, and the Recyclery Collective will host a pop-up bike tune-up station.

For more information on the event and its schedule of activities, click here.

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