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!

2018 Participating Fine Artists

Medium Category First Name Last Name Website
2-D Mixed Media Corrine Smith
2-D Mixed Media Michael Madzo
2-D Mixed Media Derek Christensen
2-D Mixed Media Don Tran
3-D Mixed Media & Sculpture Tristan Sopp
3-D Mixed Media & Sculpture John Denis
3-D Mixed Media & Sculpture Sergio Barcena
3-D Mixed Media & Sculpture Wayne Gao &  Michelle Chang
3-D Mixed Media & Sculpture Gedion Nyanhongo
Ceramics Victor and Megan Huston-Field
Ceramics zu yu
Ceramics Glynnis Lessing
Ceramics Michael Imes
Ceramics Mary Pratt
Ceramics Michael Terra
Ceramics Richard Meyer
Digital Art Steve Connell
Digital Art Patrick Cerny
Digital Art Kenneth Kudulis
Functional Art james Sharp
Functional Art Kate VanAsten
Functional Art Dawn McDermid
Functional Art Ellen Grenier Bevill
Functional Art Chuck and Dianne Geier
Functional Art Patricia Heller
Functional Art Eugene Benes
Functional Art Juanita Stansberry
Functional Art Cindy Cumming
Functional Art Tim Feuerstein
Functional Art Dustin Headrick
Functional Art brooke bartlett
Functional Art Annette Fiscelli
Functional Art Kristen Langelier
Functional Art PAM GREEN
Glass Nancy Sickbert-Wheeler
Glass John Denis
Jewelry Ryan Tiburzio
Jewelry Melanie Brown
Jewelry Davide aidien shapiro
Jewelry Herb Brown
Jewelry Jackie Cohen
Jewelry michael dandrea
Jewelry Jan and Mike Gussin
Jewelry Kyle Hisir
Jewelry Melissa Banks
Jewelry Maria Kamara-Hagemeyer
Jewelry Susan Lane
Jewelry Eric Kahmann
Jewelry Betty Christian
Jewelry Grace Savina
Jewelry Gayle Heinemann
Jewelry Jacque Mannakee
Jewelry Haydar Martha Serezli
Jewelry Chris Jensen
Jewelry Christina Norlin
Jewelry Alicia Mohr
Jewelry Josiah Eidmann
Jewelry Lindsey Lehman
Jewelry Agnieszka Watts
Jewelry Luis Villa
Jewelry laura garza
Jewelry Marco Gabriell
Painting John Chehak
Painting Ty Kelly
Painting scott hartley
Painting Leon Ruiz
Painting Nancy Koop
Painting Heather Miles
Painting Frank Gonski
Painting Martha Hayden
Painting Kevin Diaz
Painting armik malekian
Painting Jack Magurany
Painting guanwen wu
Painting samuel ruder
Painting Justin Bernhardt
Painting Dawn Adams
Painting mahmood sabzi
Painting Victoria Jackson
Painting Aziz Kadmiri
Painting Courtney Biggs
Painting jackie Winslow
Photography William Vanscoy
Photography Michael Bryant
Photography Leroy Kolacinski
Works on Paper Sevim Surucu
Works on Paper Jeff Condon
Works on Paper Dorothy Bury Shaw
Works on Paper Hiroshi Ariyama


Coming soon!

Spirits & Wine Tasting

Date: Saturday June 22, 2019
Hours: 4-7 pm
12 spirits tastings/ $25
12 wine tastings/ $25
What We're Sampling:

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


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

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.