Lakeshore Arts Festival

Lakeshore Arts Festival

August 2-3, 2014  Saturday & Sunday, 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. 

The artist applications deadline for this season has now passed. If you would like to be alerted when applications open for next year, please send us an email and let us know!

Do you want to be one of the food vendors at the 2014 festival?
Apply online here!

Interested in sponsorship opportunities for the 2014 festival?
Contact Patricia Battaglia, Festival Coordinator/Cultural Arts Programs, or 847.448.8264



Pottery on display at 2007 Festival

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.

Note: 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.

The festival showcases fine art by 125 artists in 11 categories. While browsing and buying the artwork, you can listen to live jazz, blues, folk, bluegrass and power-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 eight 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 Cultural Arts Programs Division. This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency. 

Children’s Craft Tent

Noon – 5:00 p.m.

2013 Projects; this will be updated closer to the event date
Tissue Flowers
Paper Fish Decorating
Paper Airplanes
Painting & Drawing Station
Pipe Cleaner Insects

2013 Sponsors:


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