Lakeshore Arts Festival

Lakeshore Arts Festival

August 6-7, 2016

Saturday & Sunday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Dawes Park, Sheridan Rd. at Church St.
Free admission

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Since 1973, the City of Evanston has presented the annual Evanston Lakeshore Arts Festival. The festival takes place the first weekend in August on Evanston's stunning, historic lakefront.

The festival showcases fine art by over 80 artists in 11 categories. While browsing and buying the artwork, you can listen to live jazz, blues, bluegrass/folk, rock, and Motown. Be sure to make a bid or two at the Silent Art Auction, and bring your children or grandchidren to the popular Children's Craft Tent. The festival hosts nine restaurateurs serving a variety of culinary delights. Admission is free.

For more information, please call 847-448-8264.

The Evanston Lakeshore Arts Festival is presented by the City of Evanston’s Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department. This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency. 

Interested in sponsorship opportunities for next year's festival? Performing Artist Applications are now open here until April 28, 2017 .  Artist vendor applications will open January 9, 2017. For more information, email or call 847-448-8264.

2016 Sponsors

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