- Arts & Humanities Month
- Black History Month
- CommUNITY Picnic
- Day In The Life
- Ethnic Arts Festival
- Green Living Festival
- Hispanic Heritage Month
- Kits and Cats Week
- Lakeshore Arts Festival
- Martin Luther King Jr. Day
- Starlight Movies & Concerts
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, firstname.lastname@example.org or 847.448.8264
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
Paper Fish Decorating
Painting & Drawing Station
Pipe Cleaner Insects
MSYEP Job Fair
Arboretum Egg Hunt
Bunny Bash Skate
GREEN Earth Day Business Networking Breakfast
Age Friendly Evanston Community Meeting
- Local Chef Vies for Top Honors in National Culinary Competition
- City of Evanston Introduces New Twitter Account, @CityofEvanston2
- Koi Evanston Receives 2013 Arts & Business Committee Leadership Award
- 2014 Cultural Fund Grant Program Application Due Feb. 14
- Day of Celebration Honoring the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.