In Photos: Evanston’s Fountain Square Arts Festival

Timi Chu

Six blocks of downtown Evanston played host to the annual Fountain Square Art Festival last weekend. The festival, which features work from more than 225 artists, is the largest on the North Shore and one of the Midwest’s major arts festivals. Centered at Evanston’s Fountain Square sculpture garden, located at the intersection of Sherman Avenue and Davis Street, the event included a main stage with live jazz performances. Various food booths were set up throughout the event in addition to specialty booths like a children’s art tent offering lessons and projects. Visitors to the festival, which has been an Evanston tradition for three decades, were able to shop for art and revel in the atmosphere amidst the normally bustling streets. Performers included Craig Brenner, BMR4, The Flat Cats, and Done Deal. The festival was sponsored by the Evanston Chamber of Commerce.