Date: Saturday, June 24 - Sunday, June 25
Time: 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Location: Church & Sherman, Downtown Evanston
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Address: 1700 Sherman Ave.
Evanston Illinois
Beneficiary: Evanston Chamber of Commerce
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(formerly Fountain Square Art Festival)

Expect something fresh and new. Exciting changes are in store for downtown Evanston this June when what was known as the  Fountain Square Art Festival for the past 37 years rebrands itself in 2017 as “Evanston Chamber Artisan SummerFest.”

In its 38th year, the biggest change for the North Shore’s oldest juried fine arts fair (beside the name change) will be its mix of art. Yes, the eclectic works of more than 100 juried artists will be back. Now add to that the creative wares of  30 artists who make eco-friendly art from recycled and found materials. They will be showcased in a new stand-alone “Remix” area within the fest. (Many of these artists were participants in the former Logan Square art happening known as Remix Chicago.)

In addition, the Remix area will offer free educational workshops each day for both adults and children.

Beyond art, craft beer and wine tastings will be held each afternoon between 2:00-6:00 p.m. With the purchase of a tasting pass, visitors can sample up to 15 specialty microbrews and fine wines.

The fest will also feature strolling street musicians and performers, food and a kids’ area where children and families can have fun in helping to create an urban art installation that will be put on display in Evanston.

A $5 suggested fest gate donation for adults benefits the Evanston Chamber of Commerce.

Get Social!

Remix - Rethink - Recycle Art

Now incorporated into the Evanston Chamber Artisan SummerFest, Remix prides itself as being one of the area’s most authentic and unique summer events. Our artists transform everyday objects into some of the most creative art anywhere.

Remix artists will be featured in a specific portion of this year's festival.  Please check your pocket guide when you join us for more details on the exact location.

In addition to artists, Remix will feature FREE kid and adult friendly workshops.

Previous year's featured artists include:

ADAM FRUENDT - Scrappy Artist
BOB FORESTALL - Cork and Barrel Furniture
BRITTANY HOGAN - Nefertem Naturals
CHARLES DALY - Harrison Fillmore
CHRISTOPHER KNIGHT - Chris Knight Creations
DANIEL SCHEMEL - Mistura Timepieces
DENISE HANDWERKER - Feltwerker Recycled Felted Wool Accessories
DEREK CHRISTENSEN - Derek Christensen Reclaimed Creations
ERIC ERF - Ericerfwooddesign
ERIN GALLAGHER - Erin Rose Design
JOANNA GAINES - Land Fall Farm
KIM SCHAFER - eyelidcanvas
MAT SCHRAMM - Revel Market
NICK CONRAD - The Green Suite
ONEKA IJEOMA - King Onye Brand
PETER GAONA - ReformedSchool Inc.
REGIN IGLORIA - North Branch Projects
SEAN STEWARD - Sean Steward Studio
SHANNON LUCID - Lucid Design

Get Tickets for the Craft Beer & Wine Tasting!

The Craft Beer and Wine Tasting will have more than 50 varieties to choose from featuring small craft brewers to boutique wine makers. The event is a Crafted Experience for everyone to enjoy.

Tastings are 2:00pm to 6:00pm daily.

CLICK HERE to purchase tickets. Tickets are $25 for 15 tastings. This is a 21+ event with valid ID!

Sample brews from:
Samuel Adams
Traveler Beer Co.
Angry Orchard
Revolution Brewing
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Finch Beer

Wines Available to Sample:

Columbia Crest

  • 14 Hands Merlot
  • Columbia Crest Cabernet Sauvignon H3
  • Columbia Crest Chardonnay H3
  • Domaine Ste. Michelle Brut

Charles Smith Wines

  • Kung Fu Girl Riesling
  • Velvet Devil Merlot
  • Boom Boom Syrah
  • Chateau Smith Cabernet Sauvignon

Matua Wines

  • Matua Sauvignon Blanc
  • Matua Pinot Noir
  • Matua Rose
  • 19 Crimes Shiraz

Chloe Wine Collection

  • Chloe Pinot Grigio
  • Chloe Prosecco
  • Chloe Pinot Noir
  • Chloe Red Blend

Save Me San Francisco

  • Bullet Picasso Sauvignon Blanc
  • Marry Me Rose
  • Hella Fine Merlot
  • Drops of Jupiter Red

Dreaming Tree

  • Dreaming Tree Chardonnay
  • Dreaming Tree Crushed Red Blend
  • Dreaming Tree Pinot Noir
  • Dreaming Tree Sauvignon Blanc

Shannon Ridge

  • Shannon Ridge Wrangler Red
  • Shannon Ridge Sauvignon Blanc
  • Shannon Ridge Petite Syrah
  • Shannon Ridge Cabernet Sauvignon

Participating Fine Artists

List subject to change!

2-D Mixed Media
Kathleen, Willer - http://www.kathleenmurphywiller.com/
vern jidong, yan - http://www.outofparadise.com/
Kathy, Kelly - http://www.kathykellyart.com/
Michel, Delgado - http://micheldelgado.com/
Igors, Irbe
Stephen, Baldauf - http://stephenbaldauf.com/blog/

3-D Mixed Media & Sculpture
Wayne Gao & Michelle Chang
Glynnis, Lessing - http://www.glynnislessing.com/home.php
Kathy, Maves - http://www.kathymaves.com/
Jimmy, Liu - http://jimmyliuceramics.com/
Eric, Anderson
Luci, Haas
Digital Art
Eva, Letts
Vic, Lee - http://www.viclee.co.uk/Vic_Lee_Murals_Illustrations_and_Print.html

Functional Art
James, Sharp - http://www.jamessharpart.com/
melanie , ebertz
Tim, Feuerstein - http://naturesartwork.net/
Julie, Crouse - http://www.bucuradesigns.com/
Cindy, Cumming - http://www.cindybelladesigns.com/home.html
Chuck, Geier - http://www.thenewhomestead.com/
Nestor, Pineda - http://www.uncommongoods.com/
Ellen, Grenier Bevill
Annie, Mohaupt - https://www.mohop.com/
Jelena, Rupa

Ravit, Stoltz - https://www.etsy.com/shop/Ravit
Davide, aidien shapiro
Herb, Brown
Jackie, Cohen - http://www.jackiecohenjewelry.com/
Jan and Mike, Gussin http://www.earthwindandfiredltd.com/Pages/default.aspx
James, Johnson - http://www.indigoturtleart.com/
Ginny, Jenson - https://www.etsy.com/people/GinnyJensonJewelry
LILIANA, OLMOS - https://olmox.com/
Martha, Richter - https://www.martharichterltd.com/
Linda,Osterhoudt - http://www.lindaojewelry.com/
Gayle, Heinemann
Melissa, Banks - https://www.raptinmaille.com/
Vilma, birbilaite
Wendy, Santini - https://www.etsy.com/hk-en/people/pinzitnet
Veronica, Martens - https://www.etsy.com/people/veronicarileymartens
Venus, Cramer - http://www.jewelrybyvenus.com/
Jacque, Mannakee
Vanessa, Walilko - https://www.kalibutterfly.com/
Katherine, Eiff
Renzo, Iglesias - http://www.lharmoniejewelry.com/index.php

John, Chehak - http://www.easelwork.com/
Kelsey, Merkle - http://www.kelseymerkle.com/
Vladimir, pailodze - http://www.artvpai.com/
Terry, Walsh - http://www.terrywalshart.com/#/id/i12022360
Justin, Bernhardt - http://www.bernhardtfineart.com/
Jim, Young - https://paintingsbyjimyoung.com/
George, Ceffalio - http://www.ceffalio.com/
Scott, Hartley - http://scotthartleywatercolors.com/
Priya, Rama - http://www.priyarama.com/index.html
Dawn, Adams - https://www.dawnadamspaintings.com/
William, Kwamena-Poh - http://www.williamkfineart.net/

Bob, Decker – www.rddeckerphotography.com/
Marcos, minuchin - http://www.thesecretlifeoftoys.com/
Wendy, Vroom - http://wendyvroom.com/
William, Doree - http://www.williamdoree.com/
Carl, Vogtmann - http://www.figleafgraphics.com/
Juana, Ryan - http://www.stellalily.com/
Edgar, Solorzano

Mayolo, haro - http://www.naturalwondersusa.com/
Eugene, Benes
Robert, Ruehle

Works on Paper
Ken, Swanson - http://www.kenswansonprintmaker.com/
Jeff, Condon - https://www.facebook.com/JeffCondonArtist/
Holly, Foss - http://hollysuefossart.weebly.com/
Nancy, Koop

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 Online - Artists Only

Participation Deadlines

February 21, 2017: Regular Deadline:
Online applications must be received by midnight CST. -Checks are not accepted

*Paper Applications are not accepted for this event.

Week of February 22, 2017: Jury Session

Week of February 27, 2017: Acceptance Notifications are sent out (please do not call).

March 27, 2017: DEADLINE for accepting your participation by picking out your booth space and Confirming your participation by finalizing paymnet 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".

Third week in June 2017: Booth 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 24, 2017: Deadline to cancel and receive 50% refund (less $50 administrative fee)

June 23, 2017: Artist Set-Up between 6:00 pm and 8:00 pm, June 24, set up between 7:00am and 9:00 am

Please note: Dates are subject to change without notice.

Area Hotels

Hotel Orrington
1710 Orrington Ave
Evanston, IL 60201
Hilton Garden Inn
1818 Maple Ave
Evanston, IL 60201
Holiday Inn
1501 Sherman Ave
Evanston, IL 60201