Residents and visitors browse booths Friday, Aug. 19, at the Evanston Art & Big Fork Festival downtown, while enjoying original music from vocalist and guitarist Michelet Innocent. Credit: Heidi Randhava

More than 130 juried artists from around the country showcased original work throughout the weekend at the ninth annual Evanston Art & Big Fork Festival that took place on the streets of downtown Evanston.

(From left) Amdur Productions Staff Manager Esmeralda Garcia Vice President Caitlin Pfleger and Sponsorship Director Joan Angulo at the Evanston Art & Big Fork Festival. Credit: Heidi Randhava

Hosted by Amdur Productions in collaboration with the City of Evanston, the free event opened Friday, Aug. 19 and ran Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 20 and 21, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The festival featured art in a wide variety of mediums and price points. Emerging and established artists presented distinctive paintings, sculpture, photography, mixed-media works, hand-crafted jewelry, one-of-a-kind furniture and home accessories, glass, wood and wearable art.

Festival attendees also witnessed artists at work with live demonstrations and had the opportunity to chat with artists who described their techniques and shared their inspirations.

Heidi Randhava is an award winning reporter who has a deep commitment to community engagement and service. She has written for the Evanston RoundTable since 2016.