World Arts & Music Festival

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The Evanston World Arts & Music Festival (Ethnic Arts Festival) is a celebration of arts and cultural diversity unlike any other!

July 15-16, 2017

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

Ethnic Arts

Evanston’s lakefront will be transformed into a Global Village for the World Arts & Music 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 Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department and partially supported by the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency.

Artist vendor applications are now available. The application deadline is 5/5/17.

Performing Artist Applications are now open here until March 31st.
For more information, email culturalarts@cityofevanston.org or call 847-448-8264.

Are you interested in sponsorship opportunities for next year's festival?
For more information, email culturalarts@cityofevanston.org or call 847-448-8264.