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.


Interested in being a performing artist at the 2016 Lakeshore Arts Festival? Apply here

Interested in being a food vendor at the 2016 Lakeshore Arts Festival? Apply here

Applications for being a vendor artist are now closed. Applications for the 2017 Lakeshore Arts Festival will be available in Janurary 2017.


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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 100 artists in 11 categories. While browsing and buying the artwork, you can listen to live jazz, blues, folk, bluegrass, rock, baroque and indie pop music. 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 eleven restauranteurs 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 Cultural Arts Programs Division. This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency. 

Interested in sponsorship opportunities for this year's festival?
For more information, email or call 847-448-8264.

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