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2024 Sidewalk Sale & Chalk Art Contest

Get ready for a weekend of the best summer shopping! From July 26-28, the local shops in Downtown Evanston will set up racks and tables with too-good-to-resist deals on the sidewalks throughout downtown. 

For the seventh year in a row, Downtown Evanston is hosting a Sidewalk Chalk Art Contest to add color and design to the downtown sidewalks and create a friendly competition between businesses, artists and families in Evanston. On Saturday, July 27 between 9AM and 3PM, artists of all levels and ages will create chalk designs in front of these local businesses!
 
Accents Plus | 601 Davis St. | Artist: Elizabeth Niemczyk 
Ayla's Originals | 1511 Sherman Ave. | Artist: Antwand Beard
Body Bar Pilates | 710 Church St. | Artist: October Gunawan
cloth + home | 1503 Chicago Ave. | Artist: Lucy Danger Zeiler
Comix Revolution | 606 Davis St. | Artist: John Buggs
Commonwealth Running | 1627 Sherman Ave. | Artist: Andrew the Rose Artist
Heyday Evanston | 522 Davis St. | Artist: Robert Levy
High Touch Boutique | 1551 Sherman Ave. | Artist: 
Madison Grace | 612 Davis St. | Artist: Cassandra Martinez   
Plant Shop Evanston | 1549 Sherman Ave. | Artist:
Ten Thousand Villages | 1509 Chicago Ave. | Artist: Cat Roberts
Wheel & Sprocket | 1027 Davis St. | Artist: Danelle Foster and Family

One River School located at 1033 Davis St. will have several student artist or family groups competing on Oak Avenue:
- Colette Cheng & Winnie Koo
- Willow Cheng & friends
- Evan Bressler
- William (“Liam”) McIntire
- King Jariah
- Rebecca Weiss-Halliwell

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If you're driving into Downtown Evanston for the Sidewalk Sale, we recommend parking in the Sherman Plaza Self Park garage--it's only a block away from Fountain Square. More information about parking. Downtown Evanston is also easily accessible by bike, bus or train!

In fact, on Saturday, July 27 at 10:15AM, Downtown Evanston is hosting an Evanston Rides! Family Bike Ride which starts at Ackerman Park and ends in Downtown Evanston for the Sidewalk Sale. Learn more and register here.


SHOPPING SPECIALS

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Accents Plus | 601 Davis St.

Accents Plus | 601 Davis St.

Make sure you stop by Accents Plus with apparel and accessories up to 50% off! 

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Animal Records | 624 Grove St.

Stop by this brand new shop to browse a selection of records outside the shop (which is coming soon!) 

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Artem Pop Up Gallery | 1627 Sherman Ave.

Artem Pop Up Gallery | 1627 Sherman Ave.

Meet and shop from a selection of artists who sell their works at Artem Pop Up Gallery.

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Ayla's Originals | 1511 Sherman Ave.

Ayla's Originals | 1511 Sherman Ave.

Jewelry, gifts and lots and lots of beads, oh my! There will also be some big furniture pieces and displays on sale! 

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Blick Art Materials | 1755 Maple Ave.

Blick Art Materials | 1755 Maple Ave.

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Bookends & Beginnings | 1620 Orrington Ave.

Bookends & Beginnings | 1620 Orrington Ave.

Bookends & Beginnings will have used book sale on the sidewalks all weekend! 


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cloth + home shop | 1503 Chicago Ave.

cloth + home shop | 1503 Chicago Ave.

Shop for one-of-a-kind and sustainably made apparel, jewelry and home decor! Receive a free gift with purchase of $25 or more and enjoy refreshing treats. 

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Campus Gear | 1722 Sherman Ave.

Campus Gear | 1722 Sherman Ave.

 Sales on Northwestern gear and all your favorite Chicago pro teams up to 70% off! 

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Comix Revolution | 606 Davis St.

Comix Revolution | 606 Davis St.

Stop by for sales on comic books, graphic novels and other fun items! 




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Commonwealth Running Company | 1631 Sherman Ave.

Commonwealth Running Company | 1631 Sherman Ave.

Great deals on running apparel, shoes, socks and other gear! 

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Crossroads Trading | 1730 Sherman Ave.

Crossroads Trading | 1730 Sherman Ave.

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Gearhead Outfitters | 1600 Sherman Ave.

Gearhead Outfitters | 1600 Sherman Ave.

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Heyday Evanston | 522 Davis Street

Heyday Evanston | 522 Davis Street

Make sure you stop by Heyday Evanston for all things vintage -- apparel, bags, home decor and more! Heyday Evanston is a collective of vintage sellers! 

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High Touch Boutique | 1551 Sherman Ave.

High Touch Boutique | 1551 Sherman Ave.

High Touch Boutique has a wide range of handcrafted ceramics, home decor, gifts and accessories. Stop in to view the beautifully painted Persian ceramics and select items will be on sale!

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Madison Grace | 612 Davis St.

Madison Grace | 612 Davis St.

Shop the sidewalk sale at Madison Grace! Summer dresses, tops, jeans, shoes, and more are marked down on their Under $40 Rack and their 40%-50% Off Rack. 

Sip and shop with Madison Grace on Friday, July 26 during their Sunset Happy Hour 2-6PM. Summer sips will be available for shoppers 21+.

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Plant Shop Evanston | 1549 Sherman Ave.

Plant Shop Evanston | 1549 Sherman Ave.

Find a new plant(s) for your home this weekend! 

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Saville Flowers | 1714 Sherman Ave.

Saville Flowers | 1714 Sherman Ave.

Stroll by Saville for special deals on plants and other house decor items! 

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Skylight Vintage, Etc. | 1716 Sherman Ave.

Skylight Vintage, Etc. | 1716 Sherman Ave.

Great deals all the time at Skylight Vintage, Etc. including vintage home decor, apparel, books, records, furniture and more at amazing prices! All proceeds benefit The Skylight Foundation, an organization that provides low cost and no cost sliding scale mental health services in a private practice setting. 

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Stepping Out on Faith | 1632 Orrington Ave.

Stepping Out on Faith | 1632 Orrington Ave.

Stepping Out on Faith will have racks of clothes on sale outside and inside the store! 

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Ten Thousand Villages | 1509 Chicago Ave.

Ten Thousand Villages | 1509 Chicago Ave.

Kick-off your Sidewalk Sale shopping on Saturday morning with coffee and donuts starting at 10AM. Available while supplies lasts (optional donations welcome). 

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Talia | 1526 Chicago Ave.

Talia | 1526 Chicago Ave.

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Wheel & Sprocket | 1027 Davis St.

Wheel & Sprocket | 1027 Davis St.

Get your bike in gear for summer rides and learn about helmet safety! 

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