FOUNTAIN SQUARE ARTISAN SUMMERFEST

FOUNTAIN SQUARE ARTISAN SUMMERFEST

Date: Saturday, June 22 - Sunday, June 23
Time: 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Location: Church & Sherman, Downtown Evanston
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Address: 1700 Sherman Ave.
Evanston Illinois
Beneficiary: Evanston Chamber of Commerce

Bustling downtown Evanston is about to get even hotter this June as it rolls out the welcome mat of creativity that is Fountain Square Artisan SummerFest.

Held just steps north of downtown’s eponymous (and recently renovated) Fountain Square, the North Shore’s oldest fine arts happening is celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2019. Presented by the Evanston Chamber of Commerce, it will showcase an inspirational mix of juried handiwork from nearly 100 eclectic artists.

For the young one’s there will be an activity area with several nifty interactive projects overseen by the Evanston Art Center. And to keep things jumping, there’s also a music stage, food and beer/wine vendors, and entertainment courtesy of strolling street musicians and performers.

Get Social!

2019 Participating Fine Artists

2-D Mixed Media
Christensen, Derek - 29/31

3-D Mixed Media & Sculpture
Barreneche/Schemel, Juan/Daniel - 38
Bassett, Daniel - 42
Devlin, Brad - 47
Easton, Tammy - 30
Gerry, Sandra - 7
Juneau, Pat - 1
Lasalle, Andre - 16
Michelle Chang, Wayne Gao & - 49, 51

Ceramics
Homann, Tom - 40
Park, Mandy - 54

Digital Art
Letts, Eva - 2

Functional Art
Bates, Valerie - 55
Geier, Chuck And Dianne - 41
Green, Lisa - 8
Sharp, James - 45
Vanasten, Kate - 13

Jewelry
Aidien Shapiro, Davide - 6
Banks, Melissa - 48
Brown, Herb - 25
Cohen, Jackie - 56
Cramer, Venus - 15
Gussin, Jan And Mike - 28
Heinemann, Gayle - 11
Hisir, Kyle - 10
Iglesias, Renzo - 36
Juneau, Angelique - 3
Kerns, Jill - 32
Mannakee, Jacque - 37
Matos, Julie - 14
Olmos, Liliana - 43
Walker, Sandy - 27
Yeager, Tess - 4
Zhang, Liying - 53

Painting
Adams, Dawn - 33
Foster, Evan - 39
Kott-Wolle, Jacqueline - 35

Photography
Kanfer, Larry - 9
Kim, Seung Jae - 34
Ryan, Juana - 5
Vogtmann, Carl - 12
Vroom, Wendy - 50

Woodworking
Benes, Eugene - 26

Works On Paper
Condon , Jeff - 44
Ogrady, Jason – 52

Food
Guiltess Garden - 22
Kettle Kabin - 62
Little Mex Café - 63
Patisserie Coralie - 21
Table to Stix - 23
Tandoor - 24
Whiskey - 61
YoFresh Yogurt - 64

Sponsors
100.3 FM - 65
101.9 FM - 65
Chiro One - 121
Cutco - 139
Green Mountain Energy - 78
NRG Home - 66
Power Home Remodel - 79
The Home Improvement Network - 71

Marketing & Sponsorship Opportunities

Looking to connect with active consumers at this event? For pricing and a customized benefits package, please contact Norine Smyth at 312-799-0354 or Laura Wilke at 773-584-6669.

Artist Opportunities

CLICK HERE TO APPLY

IMPORTANT DATES:
May 6th, 2019: Regular Deadline:
Online applications must be received by midnight CST. -Checks are not accepted
*Paper Applications are not accepted for this event.

May 8-10th, 2019: Jury Session

Week of May 13th, 2019: Acceptance Notifications are sent out (please do not call).

May 17th, 2019:  DEADLINE for accepting your participation by picking out your booth space and  Confirming your participation by finalizing payment for booth fee and optional equipment rentals. Please remember that you are not Confirmed into the event until you have accepted your invitation and continued to proceed to checkout to pay for your booth space at which time your status will be updated to "Confirmed." Only at this status are you confirmed into the event. "Accepted" is not the same as "Confirmed".

Second week in June 2019Booth space assignments, Load in location and time, as well as other information will be sent out to the artists e-mail address on file.

May 20th, 2019: Deadline to cancel and receive 50% refund (less $50 administrative fee)

June 21st, 2019: Artist Set-Up between 6:00 pm and 8:00 pm, June 22nd, set up between 7:00am and 9:00 am:

June 22nd  and June 23rd 2019: 40th Annual Fountain Square Artisan SummerFest  11am - 7pm daily 

Area Hotels

Hotel Orrington
1710 Orrington Ave
Evanston, IL 60201
(847)866-8700
800)323-7500
Hilton Garden Inn
1818 Maple Ave
Evanston, IL 60201
(847)475-6400
Holiday Inn
1501 Sherman Ave
Evanston, IL 60201
(800)381-2830

Become a Volunteer!

We're looking for volunteers to help with the following tasks:
Collecting donations at the gate
- Assisting with hospitality for the participating artists
- Serving at Beer/Wine Tent - must be 21 years old
- Chamber Booth

Volunteers work in 3-hour shifts
Saturday, June 22nd, 11:00 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, June 23rd, 11:00 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Interested?  SIGN UP HERE

Vendor Opportunities

We are now accepting vendor applications for Fountain Square Artisan Summerfest.

To start a new application or edit an existing application you've already started, click on the link below for the type of vendor application:

If you've applied to multiple events, you can access your RegisterOne vendor profile here.