Local art fairs make it easy for artists and the art-buying public to meet, and when that art fair takes place outside on the street, the process goes from convenient to serendipitous. Many people want to buy art but can find galleries and more formal expos intimidating. The 57th Street Art Fair in the Hyde Park neighborhood is well known for its comfortable atmosphere and its wide range of artists showcasing their work for purchase. The fair features 200 exhibitors selected by a jury, and the art mediums featured include photographs, sculptures (metal, ceramic, glass), paintings, fabric creatures, clothing, glass work, ink drawings, and more. Admission to the fair is free.