Ethnic Arts Festival

Ethnic Arts Festival

The Evanston Ethnic Arts Festival is a celebration of arts and cultural diversity unlike any other!

The 2015 application process for artist vendors is now closed.  If you are interested in applying to participate in the 2016 Evanston Ethnic Arts Festival, please check back to this website next year.  Applications will be posted January 15, 2016.


July 18-19, 2015

Saturday & Sunday, noon to 7 p.m.
Dawes Park, Sheridan Rd. at Church St.
Free admission.


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Evanston’s lakefront will be transformed into a Global Village for the 30th annual Evanston Ethnic Arts Festival, a two-day celebration of global diversity. This free event features art from an abundance of countries, family crafts activities, international cuisine, and live music, dance, and spoken word performances. Attendees will enjoy continuous performances throughout the weekend at two venues. 

The Ethnic Arts Festival is sponsored by the City of Evanston Cultural Arts Programs and partially supported by 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.

2015 Sponsors

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The Ethnic Arts Festival is supported by the Cherry Family Foundation.