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.
The Evanston Art Center (EAC) offers over 100 art classes multiple times per year for children and adults. Classes include: ceramics, drawing and painting, digital media and 3D printing, fiber, jewelry, metal sculpture, photography, printmaking, sculpture, and woodworking. The Art Center’s arts education programs provide art classes and summer camps to individuals 3 to 95 years old. EAC hosts numerous art exhibitions and programs each year in its gallery spaces, which are free and open to the public. EAC provides outreach programs to children in District 65 schools, seniors, and adults with mental and physical disabilities.
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.
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.
Once a year, on the third Saturday in May, YEA! showcases the visual art work and performances of aspiring young Evanston Artists in Raymond Park. It strives to reflect the diversity of the City of Evanston and is committed to celebrate it via the arts. Community initiatives like YEA! teach the value of art and teach our youth to thrive. YEA! provides a forum for exhibition and performance of art for the students of Evanston with the help and support from the public, private schools, their respective art teachers, and PTA’s, the City of Evanston, the business community, individuals and the families of YEA! It explores and develops relationships with organizations whose purpose are compatible with YEA! whose visions support and encourage arts education.
Discover Evanston Art Events. Discover Evanston Artists.
We are the home for discovering Evanston artists through our commitment to producing exhibition opportunities and promoting Evanston Art Events.
Evanston Made produces art events throughout the year. Most of these events are open to the public but we also host members only events.