Everyone has been asking me why the Downtown Evanston streets are all blocked off, here's why;
Arriving the final week of September for its inaugural debut, Evanston Art & Big Fork Festival introduces a weekend-long celebration of local art and flavorful fare. Kicking off 5PM Friday with live music and tasty fare, the Evanston Art & Big Fork Festival will feature local fare, beer, and wine from Farmhouse, Stained Glass and more! Live music will fill the streets of Evanston for more fun! Headlining 7PM on Friday night will be Sixteen Candles, one of Chicago’s best 80′s cover band! “Dance like an Egyptian” to all your favorite 80′s songs. The brand-new festival will feature original high-end work from 130 artists will be available for purchase, perfect for gifts or a signature addition to a personal collection. Traditional mediums such as painting, sculpture, and photography will be showcased alongside unique, usable art, including handmade jewelry, one-of-a-kind furniture, and home accessories. The art festival will take place Saturday and Sunday from 10AM – 5PM. Live music, beer, wine, & food will be Friday from 5PM to 9PM, Saturday 10AM to 9PM, and Sunday 10AM to 5PM.