Arts Festivals

Organization Name
Website Address
Address
1555 Sherman Avenue, Suite 312 Evanston, IL
60201
Contact Person
Richard Webster, Music Director
Contact Email
Phone Number
847-269-9050
Description

A concert series held every spring in Evanston, featuring the music of Bach and other baroque and classical composers.

Organization Name
Address
Dawes Park, Sheridan Rd. at Church St
Phone Number
847-448-8264
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.

Public Notes

Note: in 2014, due to construction at the Arrington Lagoon in Dawes Park, the festival will move just north to Centennial Park, Sheridan Road at Church Street. Free parking will still be available just north of the festival grounds (and will be even closer this year!) and free shuttle buses will again be in service.
July 19-20, 2014

Address
1717 Central St, Evanston, IL
60201
Contact Person
Paula Danoff, President and CEO
Phone Number
847-475-5300
Fax
847-475-5330
Description

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.

Summer Art Camps
Summer Immersion Classes

Organization Name
Phone Number
847-448-8264
Categories
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.

 

 

Public Notes

Applications are now open at the website until April 28, 2017. Artist vendor applications will open January 9, 2017. Dawes Park: Sheridan Rd. at Church St.

Organization Name
Address
P.O. Box 5572, Evanston, IL
60204-5572
Phone Number
847-371-2804
Parent Organization
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.

Public Notes

Percolator Films engages audiences with high caliber independent films that are challenging, intriguing, and entertaining. True to its name, screenings at the Talking Pictures Festival are often accompanied by discussions with filmmakers, guest speakers, and community groups.
Festival takes place in the spring.
Festival Director: Ines Sommer
Festival Co-Founder & Sponsorships: Kathy Berger
Festival Coordinator: Evan Morehouse
Outreach Coordinator: Stefanie Mabadi
Festival Associates: Anita David, Mayre Press, Sarah Schwartz,Jonathan Vogel, Shuling Yong

Festival Programming and Advisors: Kathy Berger, Mary Filice, Brent Huffman, Ines Sommer, Barbara Sykes

Festival trailer: Jan Sutcliffe www.jansutcliffe.com
Graphic design (print materials): Tyler Moore www.commodoretyler.com

Address
2906 Central St #179, Evanston, IL
60201
Contact Person
Hope Washinushi
Contact Email
Phone Number
(847) 440-4368
Description

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.

Organization Name
Website Address
Address
1100 Florence Ave, Evanston, IL
60202
Contact Email
Phone Number
847-544-8205
Description

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.

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