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Now celebrating its 34th year, Fountain Square Art Festival is the largest and oldest fine arts fair on Chicago’s North Shore. Featuring the eclectic works of more than 150 juried artists, this sprawling art showcase epitomizes words like “cosmopolitan” and “sophistication.”  It also features a popular children’s art tent with fun activities overseen by the acclaimed Evanston Art Center, food, and a soothing jazz-centric music lineup.

Besides the main attraction of world-class art, the Fountain Square Arts Festival offers a vast array of entertainment. A main music stage features continuous live jazz. In addition, the festival boasts a vast assortment of the area’s best food and children’s art tent offering art lessons and projects for kids!

Hours are 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. on both July 6 and 7. A suggested gate donation of $5 benefits the Evanston Chamber of Commerce.   

Entertainment Schedule
Saturday
Noon – The Jazz Brothers
3:00 p.m. – Craig & Lori Brenner
5:00 p.m. – BMR4

Sunday
Noon – The Flat Cats
3:00 p.m. – Blend Acoustic