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38th Lakeshore Arts Festival this weekend

Evanston’s Lakeshore Arts Festival returns for its 38th annual edition this weekend at Dawes Park with the weather promising to be reasonably cooperative — partly cloudy with a high of 83 on Saturday and just a little warmer Sunday with a chance of an isolated thunderstorm.

Evanston’s Lakeshore Arts Festival returns for its 38th annual edition this weekend at Dawes Park with the weather promising to be reasonably cooperative — partly cloudy with a high of 83 on Saturday and just a little warmer Sunday with a chance of an isolated thunderstorm.

For kids, the festival offers a Children’s Craft Tent, where budding artists can develop their own skills.

For grownups, there are displays of works by more than 125 artists selected by a jury for their skill in categories including photography, jewelry, painting, wood, ceramics, glass, prints, drawings, sculpture, fiber, watercolor, and mixed media, all displayed with Lake Michigan as a backdrop.

The festival also features food booths operated by a dozen local restaurateurs and jazz, bluegrass, blues and Latin music performed on the lagoon stage.

Festival hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Dawes Park is located at Sheridan Road and Church Street. A free shuttle bus runs from the festival site to the Northwestern University parking lot three blocks north off Sheridan Road.

(Photos from the 2008 festival by Jim Mizell.)

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