Evanston Lakeshore Arts Festival

The annual Evanston Lakeshore Arts Festival will be held Saturday, Aug.1, and Sunday, Aug. 2, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at its original location, Dawes Park, located on Sheridan Road at Church Street. The event is free and open to the public.

The nationally recognized juried fine arts and crafts festival showcases work from more than 100 artists in 11 categories, including photography, jewelry, painting, wood, ceramics, and more.

Attendees will have the opportunity to meet artists and purchase their work, have fun at the Children’s Crafts Tent, and participate in a silent art auction.

Attendees will also enjoy various genres of live music, including classical, jazz, blues, Chicago swing, and Motown. To view a complete schedule of performances, see the city's website..


Charles Bartling

Charles Bartling

A resident of Evanston since 1975, Chuck Bartling holds a master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University and has extensive experience as a reporter and editor for daily newspapers, radio stations and business-oriented magazines.

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