The Evanston Ethnic Arts Festival is a juried festival open to all ethnic, folk and fine artists and artisans whose work expresses the culture of a national, regional, tribal or language group. The festival organizers wish to encourage community or family-based arts which carry with them a sense of cultural heritage. All entries must demonstrate artistic excellence. If you wish to be part of this event, the postmark deadline for applications has been extended to Wednesday, April 28. Priority is given to work that is original and handmade and honors fair trade practices — please indicate on the form if your work complies with these standards.

The Festival runs noon to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, July 17-18, in Dawes Park, Sheridan Road and Church St., Evanston.  The festival is sponsored by the City of Evanston’s Cultural Arts Division and partially supported by the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency. For more information, call 847-448-8260 or go to