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World Arts & Music Festival

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July 15-16, 2017

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

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 Application

The Evanston World Arts & Music Festival is open to all fair trade vendors as well as folk and fine artists whose work offers a unique expression of a cultural, artistic, or crafting community.  Accepted vendors are Artists, Fair Trade, Importers, and Artisans.  The festival organizers encourage community or family-based arts that carry with them a sense of cultural heritage to apply.  All entries must demonstrate artistic excellence.

Artist vendor applications are now available. The application deadline is May 5, 2017.
For more information, email culturalarts@cityofevanston.org or call 847-448-8264.

Performing Artist Application

Performing Artist Applications are now available. The application deadline is March 31, 2017.
For more information, email culturalarts@cityofevanston.org or call 847-448-8264.

Sponsorships

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