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One more day for ethnic arts fest

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Evanston's 26th annual Ethnic Arts Festival on the lakefront concludes its weekend run Sunday at 6 p.m.

Uma Pipat displays her rainbow-colored frog sculptures.

Until then visitors will get to see a wide range of artwork and crafts from around the world, take in a variety of musical performances, sample foods from a range of different cultural traditions — and catch some cool breezes off the water — which may be especially attractive on what's expected to be a hot day.

Beyond the flags … the lake.

Tents and booths line the area around the Dawes Park lagoon at Church Street and Sheridan Road.

Pouche Hodge displayed jazz-themed pillows.

Donald Thomas, a Wilmette resident, came with his young family. "It is good for me and good for my kids to be exposed and introduced to some of the many cultures of the world. They may never have another chance like this to see such a melting pot of customs." he said.

The festival is free and runs from noon to 6 p.m. Sunday.

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