After 37 years as a North Shore juried art show, the Fountain Square Art Fest in Evanston is getting a major makeover this year.
Rebranded as the “Evanston Chamber Artisan SummerFest” it will be held from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, June 24 and 25, at Sherman Avenue. and Church Street downtown.
A $5 suggested adult gate donation benefits the Evanston Chamber of Commerce.
Visitors will experience the eclectic handiwork of more than 80 juried artists plus 30 “Remix” artists who craft unique eco-friendly art from recycled and found materials. The Remix area will also offer free educational workshops.
Other features of the event include::
- Ticketed craft beer & wine tastings for ages 21 and older from 2 to 6 p.m. each afternoon With the purchase of a $25 pass, visitors can sample up to 15 specialty brews and fine wines.
- Pop-up street musicians and performers throughout the weekend.
- Food, beer and wine vendors throughout the festival
A street mural, created by children attending the event be installed at an Evanston location that will be announced at the fest.