Date: Saturday, June 23 - Sunday, June 24
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

Chicago’s North Shore will be brimming with creativity when Evanston Chamber Artisan SummerFest returns for its 39th inspirational year to the streets of bustling downtown Evanston.

An eclectic mix of art is the centerpiece of this late June happening that also happens to be the North Shore’s oldest fine arts fair. It showcases the works of more than 100 juried artists.

The fest also features craft beers, food, smile-inducing street musicians and performers, and fun activities for both kids and families.

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

Get Social!

2018 Participating Fine Artists

Medium Category First Name Last Name Website
2-D Mixed Media Corrine Smith http://www.corrinesmith.net
2-D Mixed Media Michael Madzo michaelmadzo.com
2-D Mixed Media Derek Christensen https://www.facebook.com/derekchristensenreclaimedcreations/
2-D Mixed Media Don Tran www.embroidery.itgo.com
3-D Mixed Media & Sculpture Tristan Sopp residentdesign.co
3-D Mixed Media & Sculpture John Denis johnjosephdenis.com
3-D Mixed Media & Sculpture Sergio Barcena
3-D Mixed Media & Sculpture Wayne Gao &  Michelle Chang
3-D Mixed Media & Sculpture Gedion Nyanhongo www.gediongalleries.com
Ceramics Victor and Megan Huston-Field www.ataraxiadesigns.com
Ceramics zu yu zuxinart.com
Ceramics Glynnis Lessing GlynnisLessing.com
Ceramics Michael Imes
Ceramics Mary Pratt prattclaystudio.com
Ceramics Michael Terra www.terracottageceramics.com
Ceramics Richard Meyer www.barker-meyer.com
Digital Art Steve Connell www.steveconnell.com
Digital Art Patrick Cerny
Digital Art Kenneth Kudulis www.kudulah.com
Functional Art james Sharp www.jamessharpart.com
Functional Art Kate VanAsten
Functional Art Dawn McDermid Bruisedpeachllc.com
Functional Art Ellen Grenier Bevill
Functional Art Chuck and Dianne Geier www.thenewhomestead.com
Functional Art Patricia Heller
Functional Art Eugene Benes
Functional Art Juanita Stansberry www.mallbags.com
Functional Art Cindy Cumming CindyBellaDesigns.com
Functional Art Tim Feuerstein www.naturesartwork.net
Functional Art Dustin Headrick NashvillePicks.com
Functional Art brooke bartlett https://www.facebook.com/practicalgirldesigns/
Functional Art Annette Fiscelli www.linksbyannette.com
Functional Art Kristen Langelier www.myurbanponcho.com
Functional Art PAM GREEN www.anokhigreen.etsy.com
Glass Nancy Sickbert-Wheeler tantrumstudio.com
Glass John Denis johnjosephdenis.com
Jewelry Ryan Tiburzio
Jewelry LILIANA OLMOS www.olmox.com
Jewelry Melanie Brown beadazzle.us
Jewelry Davide aidien shapiro
Jewelry Herb Brown
Jewelry Jackie Cohen jackiecohenjewelry.com
Jewelry michael dandrea michaeldandrea.com
Jewelry Jan and Mike Gussin www.earthwindandfiredltd.com
Jewelry Kyle Hisir
Jewelry Melissa Banks www.raptinmaille.com
Jewelry Maria Kamara-Hagemeyer mariakamara.com
Jewelry Susan Lane www.susanlanedesign.com
Jewelry Eric Kahmann www.harpstone.com
Jewelry Betty Christian https://www.bjchristian.com/
Jewelry Grace Savina www.gracesavina.com
Jewelry Gayle Heinemann
Jewelry Jacque Mannakee
Jewelry Haydar Martha Serezli
Jewelry Chris Jensen www.c3-designs.com
Jewelry Christina Norlin ChristinaNorlin.com
Jewelry Alicia Mohr www.aliciamohrjewelry.com
Jewelry Josiah Eidmann www.josiaheidmann.com
Jewelry Lindsey Lehman www.etsy.com/shop/MorningDewDesignShop
Jewelry Agnieszka Watts www.agnesse.weebly.com
Jewelry Luis Villa https://www.facebook.com/asirihandcrafted/
Jewelry laura garza organicabylaura.com
Jewelry Marco Gabriell
Painting John Chehak www.easelwork.com
Painting Ty Kelly www.tykelly.com
Painting scott hartley
Painting Leon Ruiz www.lfruiz.com
Painting Nancy Koop
Painting Heather Miles Hwardmiles.com
Painting Frank Gonski http://www.iheartfrank.com
Painting Martha Hayden Marthahayden.com
Painting Kevin Diaz http://kevinddiaz.com/paintings/
Painting armik malekian armixart.com
Painting Jack Magurany jackmagurany.com
Painting guanwen wu
Painting samuel ruder samuelruder.com
Painting Justin Bernhardt www.bernhardtfineart.com
Painting Dawn Adams www.DawnAdamsPaintings.com
Painting mahmood sabzi
Painting Victoria Jackson www.victoriajacksonart.com
Painting Aziz Kadmiri www.kadmirifineart.com
Painting Courtney Biggs
Painting jackie Winslow www.winslowstudio11.com
Photography William Vanscoy vanscoyphotography.com
Photography Michael Bryant www.Michael-Bryant.com
Photography Leroy Kolacinski www.imagesofbeautyphotography.com
Works on Paper Sevim Surucu www.sevimsurucu.com
Works on Paper Jeff Condon www.jeffcondonart.net
Works on Paper Dorothy Bury Shaw www.dburyshaw.com
Works on Paper Hiroshi Ariyama ariyamastudio.com


Entertainment for this Festival is Sponsored and provided by Evanston Rocks

12:00-1:30pm - Rachel Ruzumna - Rachel is a singer-songwriter who has performed at many festivals and events including The Grand Prix, The Imerman Angels Brunch Run, The Winnetka Music Festival, GAM music school, as well as many coffeehouses in the Chicago/North Shore area.
1:30-3:00pm - Joe Kalish - Joe is one of Chicago's top Americana rockers! He has opened for acts such as America, Rodney Carrington, Travis Tritt,
3:00-4:30pm - John Brunhke - Guitarist rooted in Chicago blues but incorporates elements of rock, jazz, funk and reggae.
4:30-6:00pm- Jim Green - Jim Green is a Guitar Idol Champion and was voted "One of the best artists in the Midwest" by Billboard Magazine.

12:00-1:45pm - Paul & Jay Duo - Paul and Jay's duo stands above the rest with the most entertaining two man show in the region. Our repertoire and energy always thrills audiences!
2:00-3:45pm - Billy Blues Duo - Bill McCrory and Mark Blank have been playing guitar together for over fifteen years -- and since 2013 as the Billy Blues Acoustic Duo. Covering music by: Willie Dixon, Albert King, Freddie King, Taj Mahal, John Prine, Gregg Allman, Beatles, Robben Ford, Rolling Stones, Neil Young, Tom Petty and more!
4:00-5:45pm- Gregory Hyde - Gregory Hyde is a Chicago-based Singer/Songwriter who crafts inventive, intelligent, bombastic songs - often with a menacing edge. His tunes are riddled with nuances of slick pop hits, blues, classic rock, and even a Southern sensibility that creeps in from his formative years living on the outskirts of Tulsa, Oklahoma.

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


March 11, 2018: EXTENDED Deadline:
Online applications must be received by midnight CST. -Checks are not accepted
*Paper Applications are not accepted for this event.

Week of March 12, 2018: Jury Session

Week of March 18, 2018: Acceptance Notifications are sent out (please do not call).

April 6, 2018:  DEADLINE for accepting your participation by picking out your booth space and  Confirming your participation by finalizing paymet for booth fee and optinal 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 2018Booth 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 23, 2018: Deadline to cancel and receive 50% refund (less $50 administrative fee)

June 22, 2018: Artist Set-Up between 6:00 pm and 8:00 pm, June 23, set up between 7:00am and 9:00 am:
June 23th and June 24th, 39th Annual Evanston Chamber Artisan Summer Festival (Formerly Fountain Square Art Festival)

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