Evanston IL Fountain Square Art Festival

Fountain Square Art Festival

The wonderful Fountain Square Art Festival is taking place June 28 & 29th and is an event not to miss. The City of Evanston and the Evanston Chamber of Commerce says:

“Now celebrating its 35th year, Fountain Square Art Festival features the eclectic works of more than 225 juried artists. This sprawling art showcase epitomizes words like “cosmopolitan” and “sophistication.” EFSGM

The festival takes place in downtown Evanston, just steps from the eponymous Fountain Square. 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 Art 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!”

This festival right in the middle of downtown Evanston is one of the most fun and entertaining events for the whole family and has something for everyone. I always attend and look forward to being there this year. See you at the Fountain Square Art Festival!”

From one of the best news sources in town the Evanston Now we are told:

“More than 200 artists are expected at the Fountain Square Festival in downtown Evanston on Saturday and Sunday, June 28 and 29, and there’ll be food and musical performances as well.

Strollers and serious buyers will have time and space to explore paintings, sculptures, metalwork, jewelry, glasswork, wood work, photography and mixed media.

The music lineup kicks off at noon on Saturday, with Fred Simon playing jazz piano, followed at 3 p.m. by boogie jazz/blues pianist Craig Brenner.

On Sunday the Etc. Music School will perform at noon, followed by BMR4 Jazz at 3 p.m.

Simon, on the faculty of the Music Institute of Chicago, has a robust recording career and has composed for live performance, film, dance and television.

Brenner was called, “a fine and funky pianist” by Living Blues Magazine. He has recorded often as Craig and the Crawdads, and is a favorite in the college town of Bloomington, Ind., where he studied.

The Etc. Music School, founded by Evanstonian Mike O’Mara, offers a holistic approach to music and theater. And the group BMR4, often heard at Evanston’s Pete Miller’s Steakhouse, has many recordings.

The new FamilyFest Activity Area will feature several activities for children and adults. Evanston Art Center will oversee kid-friendly activities.

Adirondack chairs for lounging and a secret interactive art project with a surprise ending from Evanston’s Bottle and Bottega and Good’s of Evanston will keep fairgoers guessing.

In addition, “Selfies” featuring Evanston’s creative sculpture, The Encounter, will make for some never-before-imagined photos.”

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Evanston IL Starlight Concerts start this year June 10

Evanston IL Starlight Concerts start this year June 10. These free events are always fun and wonderful for the whole family. To hang out in the park with a picnic, your family and great music in the Summer is the perfect way to unwind. Here is a link to the City Of Evanston web site if you want more information. I have attended these shows for many years and always enjoyed them very much. Starlight Concert 2014

Information from the City of Evanston

Starlight Concerts

June 10 James  Levy Center “School’s Out for Summer” Celebration Dance Partying, Hula Hooping, Cirque Wheeling, and Surf Rocking
Tues., June 17 Harbert  Fleetwood Center Andrea McNeal & The Hip City Band Blues/Soul
Thurs., June 19 Twiggs    Fleetwood Center Juneteenth Celebration Drum Circle and more
Tues., June 24 Bent  Fleetwood Center The Bad Examples Indie Rock / Pop
Wed., June 25 6:30-8pm James  Fleetwood Center Joel Frankel and Jane Stenson Story Concert for Young Families
Tues., July 1 Bent  Fleetwood Center Milo & Otis Adventure / Soul
Tues., July 8 Leahy  Fleetwood Center The Flat Five Folk/Jazz/Soul/Rock
Tues., July 15 Brummel Levy Center The Rhythm Rockets Old School R & B; see food truck info below
Tues., July 22 Centennial Levy Center Jonas Friddle & The Majority Orchestral Folk
Tues., July 29 Harbert  Fleetwood Center Uncle Butchie’s Live House Variety
Tues., Aug. 5 James Levy Center Los Vicios De Papa Latin Ska
Tues., Aug. 12 Twiggs  Fleetwood Center DJ Rob, Yemi Marie, TL Williams R & B and Hip Hop / Jazz
Tues., Aug .19 Centennial Levy Center Nelson Gill and the Carribbean Rhythm Band Caribbean

Park locations for concerts:
Bent Park: Central St. at Cowper Ave.
Brummel Park: Brummel St. at Elmwood Ave.
Centennial Park: Sheridan Rd. at Church St.
Harbert Park: Dempster St. at McDaniel (E. of canal)
James Park: Dodge Ave. at Mulford  (base of James Park hill)
Leahy Park, Lincoln St. west of Ridge Ave.
Twiggs Park: Dodge Ave. at Simpson St.

If you decide you love Evanston IL and want to find out more about the great city bordering on Lake Michigan then contact Coldwell Banker Evanston

800 Elgin Optima Horizons Evanston IL

800 Elgin Optima Horizons Evanston IL

The Optima Horizons at 800 Elgin in Evanston IL is one of the favorite choices for people attending Northwestern University or folks who just want one of the best locations available. Click the 800 Elgin Optima Horizons link to see the current inventory of property for sale. 800 Elgin

This Optima Horizons is a wonderful building to call home with its full list of amenities. The property includes a door person and on site management. There is a pool, exercise room, attached in door heated parking, a great outdoor space to picnic, catch some sun or entertain friends and a party room.

There are three Optima properties in Evanston near downtown so you could click this Optima Evanston link if you want to find out more.

The Evanston IL downtown has so much to offer. There are many unique shops and restaurants of every choice and style as well as a 15 screen movie theater that even has a bar if you want a glass of wine or a drink to accompany your movie. Downtown Evanston has the best access to public transportation with the Metra and El, you can get almost anywhere in minutes including downtown Chicago.

If you are interested in buying or selling property in Evanston or Chicago Land then consider contacting Coldwell Banker Evanston for expert professional Real Estate help.

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