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Evanston Chamber Artisan SummerFest

Evanston Chamber Artisan SummerFest

Date: Saturday/Sunday, June 24-25, 2017
Time: Saturday: 10 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. | Sunday: 10 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Location: Church & Sherman | Downtown Evanston | Illinois
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Beneficiary: Evanston Chamber of Commerce


(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 largest and oldest fine arts fair (beside the name change) will be its mix of art. Yes, the eclectic works of more than 150 juried artists will be back. But add to that mix the works of artists who make eco-friendly art from recycled and found materials. (Many of these artists have had their wares showcased at the former creative showcase known as Remix Chicago.)

Beyond art, back again will be craft beer and wine tastings 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.

Also returning in 2017 will be live music, food, and the always-popular "FamilyFest" activity area overseen by the Evanston Art Center.

Entertainment & Attractions
Besides the main attraction of world-class art, the Evanston Chamber Artisan SummerFest offers a vast array of entertainment. A main music stage features continuous live jazz. In addition, the festival boasts a vast assortment of the area's best food and children's art tent offering art lessons and projects for kids!

Entertainment Schedule
Coming soon!

Join us at the Craft Beer and 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!

Breweries & Beers
Coming soon!

Marketing & Sponsorship Opportunities
Looking to connect with active consumers at this event? For pricing and a customized benefits package, please contact Norine Smyth at 773-584-6684 or Laura Wilke at 773-584-6669.

Event Logistics
Still have questions regarding event logistics? Please contact Special Events Management at 773-868-3010.

Exhibitor Opportunities
Click here for more information and applications on how to exhibit at this event and others. If you have additional questions, please contact exhibitors@chicagoevents.com or 773.584.6642.

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