The Evanston Art & Big Fork Festival returns for its third year Friday through Sunday, Sept. 30 to Oct. 1, along Church Street and Sherman Avenue in downtown Evanston.

The four-block art festival also featurs live music and food from local restaurants.

“Evanston’s rich cultural arts community, coupled with its growing list of upscale restaurants and breweries makes for a perfect destination for this event, bringing art, food, music and fun to local residents and visitors.” says festival producer Amy Amdur of Amdur Productions

The event will feature original high-end work from over 130 juried artists from across the country, including paintings, sculpture, photography, furniture, jewelry and home accessories.

Restaurants participating in the event include Boltwood, The Stained Glass, That Little Mexican Café, Café Central, Mumbai Indian Grill, Giordano’s Pizza, Farmhouse and Chef’s Station.

More information is available online.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.