Call for artists for Evanston festivals

The City of Evanston is seeking artists for its two summer arts festivals, the Ethnic Arts Festival, July 19-20, and the Lakeshore Arts Festival, Aug. 2-3.

Set against the scenic backdrop of Evanston's lakefront, both festivals are held in Dawes Park, Church St. and Sheridan Road.

The Ethnic Arts Festival is a juried festival open to all ethnic, folk and fine artists whose work expresses the heritage of a national, regional, tribal or language group.

Exhibitor fees are $240 and the nonrefundable jury fee is $35. The deadline for submitting applications is Friday, April 18.

Always held the first weekend in August, the Lakeshore Arts Festival continues to earn its reputation as one of the North Shore's premiere fine arts summer festivals. Also a juried event, it is open to all fine visual artists and crafters.

Exhibitor fees are $310 and the nonrefundable jury fee is $35. Applications for the Lakeshore Arts Festival must be received by Friday, March 7.

Artist applications for both festivals are now available online. For more details, call 847-448-8260.

The Ethnic Arts Festival and Lakeshore Arts Festival are produced by the City of Evanston's Cultural Arts Division and are partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency.

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