Fountain Square Art Festival—the North Shore’s acclaimed and oldest juried fine art fair—returns for its 32nd year on Saturday and Sunday, June 25-26. 

Featuring the works of more than 225 artists, the festival is held at the intersections of Sherman and Church Streets in the heart of downtown Evanston, just steps from the eponymous Fountain Square.  

The festival also features a children’s art tent with a bevy of fun activities overseen by the Evanston Art Center, and a jazz-centric music lineup. 

The fest takes up several downtown blocks and showcases an eclectic mix of art including paintings, sculptures, metalwork, jewelry, glasswork, woodwork, photography, mixed media and more.  

It will also feature strolling musicians and the cuisine of local restaurants. 

Hours are 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. both days. A gate donation of $5 benefits the Evanston Chamber of Commerce. For more information visit or call 773.868.3010.   

The music stage lineup is:

Saturday, June 25: Noon – Craig and Lori Brenner ;  3:00 p.m.  – Done Deal 

Sunday, June 26: Noon – The Flat Cats; 3:00 p.m. – BMR4