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Get ready for a weekend of the best summer shopping! From July 21-23, independent shops and national retailers 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, artsy competition between businesses, artists and families in Evanston. On Saturday, July 22 between 9am and 3pm, artists of all levels and ages will create chalk designs in front of local businesses (indicated below with an asterisk).

Stop by Fountain Square on Saturday, July 22 from 11am to 4pm for a mini Artist Market featuring local artists and henna by Lucky Henna Designs! There will also be big games like bag toss and Jenga! Grab lunch to enjoy outside at the plaza. 


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! 

Chalk artist is Cassandra Martinez.

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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. The artists listed below will have tables outside of the shop from Friday to Sunday! Watch artist is Varun Kamat create a chalk design on Saturday. 

Friday, July 21
Ron Crawford
Theresa Daniels
Amy Rosenwasser
Hanan El-Youssef
Rochelle Gross
Maike Van Wijk
Geoff Graff
Betty Schulte

Saturday, July 22
Ron Crawford
Bonnie Glassner
Samantha Kurit
Erin Kennealy
Pranali Goyal
Shelby Koester
Ilana Cardona
William Marvin

Sunday, July 23
Ron Crawford
Sammi Bregman
Iliana Cardona
Geoff Graff
Lucas Cisneros

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Ayla's Originals | 1511 Sherman Ave. **

Ayla's Originals | 1511 Sherman Ave. **

Jewelry, lots and lots of beads and gifts of all kinds on sale from 20%-50% off!

Chalk artist is Megan Flack

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Blick Art Materials | 1755 Maple Ave. **

Blick Art Materials | 1755 Maple Ave. **

Blick is having a "Hot Buys" sale plus additional sales on supplies and gifts! 

Chalk artist will be announced soon.

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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!

Plus, stop by on Thursday, July 20 for happy hour discounts at The Minibar from 4-8pm, except between 5:45 and 7:15, when they close the bar for an author event with Chloe Angyal, author of Turning Pointe, about the future of professional ballet, and Pas de Don’t, a ballet-themed romance novel. Register free to see Chloe Angyal here.

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cloth + home shop | 1503 Chicago Ave. **

cloth + home shop | 1503 Chicago Ave. **

cloth + home shop is popping open from July 20-29! Celebrate at the reception on Thursday, July 20 with a trunk show, drinks & bites and Workshop Apothecary's soap truck!

During the Sidewalk Sale there will be a multi-designer trunk show as well as a gift with purchase. And, enjoy $10 off when you purchase of $100 or more.

Chalk artist is Lucy Zeiler.  


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Creative Coworking | 922 Davis Street **

Creative Coworking | 922 Davis Street **

Creative Coworking is participating in the chalk art contest. Artist Cat Roberts will design the chalk art.



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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! 

Chalk artist is Andrew Rose Vickers.


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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! All Apparel 25-50% off and select footwear up to 50% off!

Chalk artist is John Buggs.

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Crossroads Trading | 1730 Sherman Ave.

Crossroads Trading | 1730 Sherman Ave.

Stop by Crossroads Trading to check out a 50% off and new trends curated racks.

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Gearhead Outfitters | 1600 Sherman Ave.

Gearhead Outfitters | 1600 Sherman Ave.

Gearhead Outfitters will have tables of shoes and racks of clothing outside during the sale. Stop by for great deals on apparel and shoes!

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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 enjoy 15% off select items during the Sidewalk Sale. 

Chalk artist is Chloe Chow.

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Madison Grace | 612 Davis St. **

Madison Grace | 612 Davis St. **

Don't miss out on these great summer sales!

$20 - $30 - $40 & Up Last Chance Sale Rack
$49 & Up Sale Dresses
30% Off Swimsuits & Shorts

Chalk artist is Asia Bell.

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One River School | 1033 Davis Street  **

One River School | 1033 Davis Street **

Stop by One River School to view chalk art design by Team Boba Friends, a middle school team. The 21st and 22nd ONLY have special camp deals for camps that are not yet full!

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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! Plant Shop Evanston is offering 15% off all purchases from Thursday to Sunday. 

Artist and team member Payton will create a chalk art design! 

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Saville Flowers | 1712 Sherman Ave.

Saville Flowers | 1712 Sherman Ave.

Saville will have a big table outside on the sidewalk on Friday and Saturday with plants priced at 50% off! Closed Sunday.

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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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Talia | 1526 Chicago Ave.

Talia | 1526 Chicago Ave.

 Shop up to 30% off on dresses, blouses and more! 

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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., a pop-up shop that offers vintage home decor, apparel, books, records, furniture and more at amazing prices! Plus, 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.

Hours
Thursday, 11am-3pm
Friday, 12-4:30pm
Saturday, 10am-2pm

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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! Check out the TrekFest Summer Sale taking place through July 31! 

Chalk artist is David Kmetz. 

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World Market | 1725 Maple Ave.

World Market | 1725 Maple Ave.

Spruce up your backyard or outdoor patio with new furniture now on sale up to 50%! Think lounge chairs, couches, outdoor rugs, tables, planters and more!

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