36th Annual Fountain Square Art Festival

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Name: 36th Annual Fountain Square Art Festival
Date: June 27, 2026
Time: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM CDT
Event Description:
Now celebrating its 36th year, Fountain Square Art Festival is the largest and oldest fine arts fair on Chicago's majestic North Shore. Featuring the eclectic works of more than 200 juried artists, this sprawling art showcase epitomizes words like "cosmopolitan" and "sophistication."  It also features a popular children's art tent with fun activities overseen by the acclaimed Evanston Art Center, food, and a soothing jazz-centric music lineup.

Besides the main attraction of world-class art, the Fountain Square Arts Festival 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!

Chamber members, their families and other volunteers are welcome to assist with:
Staffing the main information booth
Distribution of programs
Collecting suggested donations
Assisting with hospitality for the participating artists
Traffic control - Friday & Sunday evenings when the Artist arrive and depart Evanston
Artist registration - Friday night

Volunteers work for 2-4 hours. 
We can use assistance from volunteers during the following hours:

Friday, June 26, 4:00-10:00 p.m.
Saturday, June 27, 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, June 28, 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Details about what day, morning or afternoon and how many hours will be greatly appreciated!  Thank you.  Contact Kara by phone (847) 328-1500 ext. 24 or email to kara@evchamber.com. 

More information for artists, click here

36th Annual Evanston Chamber
Fountain Square Art Festival

Sherman & Church - Downtown Evanston
Date/Time Information:

Saturday, June 27
Sunday, June 28
10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Contact Information:
Kara Holzapfel, 847.328.1500 x24
$5 suggested donation per family at the gate
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