36th annual event set for Sat/Sun, June 27-28
Evanston's Fountain Square Art Festival
Again Offering Booth Discount to Local Artists
To help promote Evanston, Skokie, Lincolnwood and Wilmette artisans
The Evanston Chamber of Commerce, organizer of the 36th annual Fountain Square Art Festival, is again offering a special $100 discount for local artists for this year's event in downtown Evanston. Fest dates are Saturday and Sunday, June 27-28.
The sprawling art extravaganza is held at the intersections of Sherman and Church Streets, just steps from the eponymous Fountain Square. It's the North Shore's oldest juried fine arts fair. Over the weekend it attracts more than 40,000 visitors.
To help promote local artists, organizers are giving artists who reside in Evanston and neighboring Skokie, Lincolnwood and Wilmette a special 25 percent discount for a 10 x 10 foot booth for the weekend. The discounted cost is $300 versus the regular $400.
The fest features works in several mediums. These include paintings, sculptures, metalwork, jewelry, glasswork, woodwork, photography and mixed media.
The weekend also features art activities for kids, music and snack/beverage vendors.
Fest hours are 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. A suggested donation of $5 benefits the Evanston Chamber of Commerce.
Interested local artists can find and download an application from the Fountain Square Art Festival general information website located at www.chicagoevents.com or by calling Joe Persfull at 773.584.6642.