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Evanston Plein Air Festival

Sat, Jul 13 – Sun, Jul 21, 2024

1560 Sherman Ave., Evanston, IL 60201

Art meets nature and architecture during Evanston Made's Plein Air Festival. Experience this citywide art festival with painting demonstrations, parties and an art market.

Evanston Made presents the third annual Plein Air Festival, July 13-21. This citywide summer arts festival invites the community to plein air art events hosted in every neighborhood, accessible and free for all! Artists are invited to paint in the Pl. 

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