Oil Painting by Nancy Desmond Image courtesy of Amdur Productions

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Arriving the final week of September for its debut, Evanston Art & Big Fork Festival introduces a weekend-long celebration of local art and flavorful fare.

Original high-end work from 180 artists will be available for purchase, perfect for gifts or a signature addition to a personal collection.

Traditional mediums such as painting, sculpture and photography will be showcased alongside unique, usable art, including handmade jewelry, one-of-a-kind furniture and home accessories.

In addition, an array of local restaurants will dish up palate-pleasing bites while festival-goers sway to the beat of live musical performances.

Food from local restaurants such as Farmhouse, Little Mexican Café, Real Urban BBQ and Stained Glass will be available for purchase. On Friday evening  there will be live music from 16 Candles, with additional music acts by 97Nines, Brad Cole, Sugar High, and Hello Weekend.

This free event, created by Amdur Productions, runs 5-9 p.m. on Sept. 26, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. on Sept. 27 and 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Sept. 28.