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Address: Woman's Club of Evanston,
Mailing Address: 1702 Chicago Avenue, Evanston, IL 60201
Contact: Lauri Harris, Angelique Ketzback
Phone: (847) 475-3800
Parent Org.: Woman's Club of Evanston
Description: A juried artisan gift fair held annually in mid-November featuring exquisite, artistic, original objects.

The proceeds go directly to deserving charities that serve the community.
Updated 1/9/2012
Custer's Last Stand Festival of the Arts and Street Fair
Address: 600 Main Street, Evanston, IL, 60202
Mailing Address: PO Box 6013, Evanston, IL 60204
Phone: 847-328-2204
Fax: 847-328-2295
Parent Org.: Evanston Festival Theatre, Inc.
Description: Held annually since 1972 on historic Custer Avenue, in the Main Street Shopping District. 250 artists and craftspeople from across the nation come together to exhibit and sell paintings, ceramics, pottery, photographs, jewelry, graphic arts, wearable art, country and home craft, antiques and collectibles. They are joined by 150 local businesses and commercial exhibitors who put on an old fashioned Sidewalk Sale. Entertainment and food.
Usually takes place on the third weekend in June.
Updated 9/17/2012
Ethnic Arts Festival
Address: Dawes Park, Sheridan Road at Church St.
Phone: 847-448-8260
Parent Org.: City of Evanston Parks/Recreation and Community Services Dept.
Description: Annual lakefront celebration of the foods, crafts, music and dance of many world cultures; features live music, dance performances, art and craft work of juried artists. Held annually at Dawes Park in late July; sponsored by the city of Evanston.
Updated 2/7/2012
Fountain Square Arts Festival
Address: Downtown Evanston
Contact: 773-584-6674.
Description: Largest and oldest fine arts fair on the North Shore, featuring works of over 200 juried artists. Covers 6-block radius near Church and Sherman Sts. Live music and food vendors; children's tent offering art lessons and activities.
Held the fourth weekend in June; benefits the Evanston Chamber of Commerce.
Updated 9/17/2012
Lakeshore Arts Festival
Address: Dawes Park, Sheridan Rd. at Church St.
Phone: 847-448-8260
Parent Org.: City of Evanston Cultural Arts Division
Description: Dawes Park is the site for 125 juried regional and national artists, fabulous food, fantastic entertainment, and family fun.
The Evanston Lakeshore Arts Festival is a program of the City of Evanston and is supported
by the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency.
Held in early August.
Updated 2/7/2012
Talking Pictures Festival
Address: P.O. Box 5572, Evanston, IL 60204-5572
Contact: Percolator Films
Description: The Talking Pictures Festival presents independent films from around the world mixed with brand new offerings by local filmmakers. The annual festival features animated films, documentaries, fiction films and shorts that entertain, engage and challenge.
The Talking Pictures Festival is organized by Percolator Films. For the festival, Percolator Films has partnered with local businesses and organizations as well as the Evanston Public Library.
Notes: Festival takes place in the spring.
Updated 1/31/2012
Y.E.A. (Young Evanston Artists) Festival
Address: 1035 Wesley Avenue, Evanston, IL 60202
Contact: Harvey Pranian
Phone: 847-866-6766
Parent Org.: The Young Evanston Artists Foundation (Yea!)
Description: Hundreds of school children work hard all year for this special day when their visual and performing art is the focus of Evanston's only children's art festival. The excitement reigns at the corners of Chicago Ave. and Dempster Street. In case of rain, Yea! will take place at Dawes School, 440 Dodge Avenue at Oakton. Come experience the magic!!
Held annually on the third Saturday in May.
Updated 9/17/2012
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