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Get ready for a weekend of the best summer shopping! From July 26-28, independent shops and national retailers will set up shop with too-good-to-resist deals on the sidewalks throughout downtown. Find great deals on apparel, shoes, one-of-a-kind accessories, jewelry, decorative arts and more!

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD A MAP OF ALL THE SIDEWALK SALES, DINING DEALS & CHALK ART LOCATIONS!

For the second 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! The sidewalk in front of storefronts will be decorated on Thursday afternoon and Friday morning and the winners will be announced Friday evening. Thanks to First Northern Credit Union for sponsoring the Chalk Art Contest and to Blick Art Materials for providing chalk materials. 

Come out on Saturday to view the outdoor art gallery while you shop and eat downtown. The double asterisk next to a business name indicates that they will have chalk art design! 

Below are the businesses participating in the Sidewalk Sale with special sale information listed as available. Please note that dining specials are listed at the end of the retail and service sales! 

 

First Northern Credit Union | 1705 Sherman Ave.

First Northern Credit Union | 1705 Sherman Ave.

Special thanks to First Northern Credit Union for sponsoring the Chalk Art Contest! Stop by on Saturday for a popsicle to keep you COOL while you're out and about shopping and checking out the chalk art!

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Accents Plus | 601 Davis St.

Accents Plus | 601 Davis St.

All apparel 40% or 50% off plus a $30 rack and scarves at 40% off!  

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Aligned Modern Health | 910 Davis St. **

Aligned Modern Health | 910 Davis St. **

Aligned Modern Health offers multiple treatment options and specialists under one roof to address everything from pain to dietary imbalances to emotional health, without the use of drugs or surgery. Stop in to meet the team and participate in a raffle for massage and acu gift certificates and food samples from Kitchfix and Simple Mills. 
 

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Artem Pop Up Gallery | 1627 Sherman Ave. **

Artem Pop Up Gallery | 1627 Sherman Ave. **

Artem Pop Up Gallery features arts and crafts by a variety of artists. Products range from jewelry to soap to illustrations to pillows and more! Stop in over the weekend to shop 20% off Sarita Kamat Designs Jewelry and meet artist Ron Crawford and have some art signed in person! 

 


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Asha SalonSpa | 1604 Sherman Ave. - 2nd Floor **

Asha SalonSpa | 1604 Sherman Ave. - 2nd Floor **

20% off all Aveda retail products!  

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Assembly Creators Market | 1642 Orrington Ave.

Assembly Creators Market | 1642 Orrington Ave.

Swing by this weekend to meet some of the makers that will have items available for sale inside and outside the store. Special offers on jewelry, clothing, home decor and more!

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Ayla's Originals | 1511 Sherman Ave. **

Ayla's Originals | 1511 Sherman Ave. **

Stop by for lots of goodies INSIDE and OUTSIDE including beads, jewelry, housewares and accessories! Outside tables will have a lot of estate jewelry and the first table inside will have beads at 50% off the lowest marked price!  

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Beck's Book Store | 716 Clark Street

Beck's Book Store | 716 Clark Street

Take an additional 30% off all sale merchandise including Northwestern University t-shirts, sweatshirts and gifts! Stop by Friday, 10am to 5pm and Saturday, 10am to 3pm. Closed Sunday.

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Becky & Me Toys | 620 Grove St.

Becky & Me Toys | 620 Grove St.

Be sure to stop by on July 26-27 for great toys, books, games, novelties, and more marked down 20-50%! Brands include Playmobil, Mindware, Calico Critters, Creativity for Kids and many, many more.  Plus, there will be $1, $2, $5, and $10 bins with items that are up to 90% off the original prices! 

Come early for an Early Bird sale Tuesday to Thursday (July 23-25) for specials on Halloween costumes and large Playmobil sets.  


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Blick Art Materials | 1755 Maple Ave.

Blick Art Materials | 1755 Maple Ave.

Get inspired to create more this summer with great deals on art supplies, gifts and more! 

Special thanks to Blick for sponsoring the Chalk Art contest with pastels and prizes!

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Bookends & Beginnings | 1712 Sherman Ave. (alley) **

Bookends & Beginnings | 1712 Sherman Ave. (alley) **

Great deals on new and used books and a special chalk art drawing by one of the team members at Bookends & Beginnings on Sherman Ave. Plus, pick up a Find Waldo Local passport to give the kids a fun activity while you shop! 

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Bright Horizons Evanston | 1629 Orrington Ave. **

Bright Horizons Evanston | 1629 Orrington Ave. **

Stop by this weekend to see chalk art creations by the staff and little students that make up the Bright Horizons community! 

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Campus Gear | 1722 Sherman Ave.

Campus Gear | 1722 Sherman Ave.

Racks of your favorite team (Cubs, Bears, Bulls & Wildcats) gear and more from 50 to 70% off! 

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Comix Revolution | 606 Davis St.

Comix Revolution | 606 Davis St.

Check out a great selection of graphic novels for $5 and hardcovers for $10!  

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Close Knit | 1630 Orrington Ave.

Close Knit | 1630 Orrington Ave.

Stop by to get inspired and get some yarn! Plus, Close Knit is also one of the stops on the Chicago-area Yarn Crawl which begins Saturday, July 27 so you can pick up a passport and start the crawl here. 

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Coucou & Olive | 1716 Sherman Ave.

Coucou & Olive | 1716 Sherman Ave.

Do not miss out on CouCou & Olive's Second Chance Sidewalk Sale featuring 50-75% off all clothing outside and final clearance sale inside! 50% off entire store with new items added to the sale rack. 

Plus, there will be a restocked Kellie's Barley Worn Rack and a jewelry table with $5, $10 and $20 finds! 

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Creative Coworking | 922 Davis St. **

Creative Coworking | 922 Davis St. **

As you might guess from the name, Creative Coworking will have a chalk artist working outside their storefront! Stop by to check it out!

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CycleBar | 1702 Maple Ave. **

CycleBar | 1702 Maple Ave. **

Stop in CycleBar to get inspired to ride! Purchase a $10 first ride and take 15% off any of their packages during the Sidewalk Sale. 

 

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dragonfly-df | 1501 A Chicago Ave.

dragonfly-df | 1501 A Chicago Ave.

Lots of great sales on clothing and accessories...racks inside and outside the store on July 26-27. Note that the store is closed on Sunday, July 28.

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Ergo Salon & Spa | 1567 Sherman Ave.

Ergo Salon & Spa | 1567 Sherman Ave.

Summer Sale! Stop by over the weekend or call to make an appointment for 30% off facials and 20% off waxing. 847-424-8888

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Evanston Games & Cafe | 1610 Maple Ave.

Evanston Games & Cafe | 1610 Maple Ave.

Keep the kids busy during the last month of summer! Evanston Games & Cafe is offering 15% off games rated for ages 2+, 5+, and 8+, along with a general clearance sale. Plus, anyone making a purchase can roll jumbo-sized "prize dice" to win a prize such as a free drink, an extra percentage off, a mystery game, etc. 

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FlowersFlowers | 1110 Davis St. **

FlowersFlowers | 1110 Davis St. **

Stop in to smell the flowers and check out a chalk art design by Michelle, one of the florists! 

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Gather | 602 Davis St. **

Gather | 602 Davis St. **

Swing by Gather for an Open House on Saturday, July 27, 9am to 12PM to find out why young families LOVE this creative play space! Explore the play space and try out a music class at 10:30am and make wind chimes at 11am. Click here for details.

While you're at Gather, take advantage of sidewalk sale savings of 10% off EVERYTHING (summer and fall music class series purchases, a 20-visit pass and birthday bookings through September 15!) 
 


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Gigi Bottega | 612 Davis St.

Gigi Bottega | 612 Davis St.

Don't miss the awesome $10 & $20 racks and a special 30% off dresses and jumpsuits all weekend (July 26-28!) 

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One River School of Art + Design | 1033 Davis St. **

One River School of Art + Design | 1033 Davis St. **

Stop by to learn about the summer camps and check out the exhibit space! Sign up for a camp during the Sidewalk Sale (July 26-28) in person or use the code SIDEWALK online to get $50 off any camp!   

Please note the hours:

Friday: 9-4
Saturday: 10-5
Sunday: CLOSED


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The Spice & Tea Exchange of Evanston | 1615 Sherman Ave. **

The Spice & Tea Exchange of Evanston | 1615 Sherman Ave. **

Stop in for sweet and spicy scents and get inspired to brew refreshing teas and make delicious summer meals! Buy one tea to go, get one free! 

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Stepping Out on Faith | 1632 Orrington Ave.

Stepping Out on Faith | 1632 Orrington Ave.

Step into something new at Stepping Out on Faith! Take 20% off all clothing and accessories outside of the store. Open Friday, Saturday and Sunday!

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Uncle Dan's | 1600 Sherman Ave.

Uncle Dan's | 1600 Sherman Ave.

Stop in for the summer clearance sale with select styles of clothing,footwear and gear up to 80% off during the Sidewalk Sale!  

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Urban Outfitters | 921 Church St.

Urban Outfitters | 921 Church St.

Urban Outfitters will have racks of apparel with great deals: 25% off graphic tees, hats and sunglasses, 40% off dresses and 40% off sale items.

Open Friday and Saturday, 8am to 9pm and Sunday, 10a-7p Sunday
 

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Vinic Wine | 1509 Chicago Ave.

Vinic Wine | 1509 Chicago Ave.

Stop by Vinic for surprises inside and outside the store and enjoy a glass of wine. 

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Visiting Angels of Evanston | 518 Davis St. **

Visiting Angels of Evanston | 518 Davis St. **

Stop by on Friday to learn about their services and meet staff members! 

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Wheel & Sprocket | 1027 Davis St.

Wheel & Sprocket | 1027 Davis St.

New this year, Wheel & Sprocket will have a special USED bike sale with many great options to choose from at great prices. Click here for details. Plus, gear up with 10% off parts and accessories!

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Williams Shoes | 710 Church Street

Williams Shoes | 710 Church Street

It's Williams Shoes final weekend! Stop in to browse racks of shoes discounted at 40% or more! Lots of men's styles and some kids and women's, too! 


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Celtic Knot Public House | 626 Church St. **

Celtic Knot Public House | 626 Church St. **

Refuel at lunch or finish a day of shopping at Celtic Knot! Enjoy a FREE dessert with the purchase of a meal. 

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La Cocinita | 1625 Chicago Ave.

La Cocinita | 1625 Chicago Ave.

Refuel with some arepas or tacos and get a free side with purchase of any entree. 

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Next of Kin and Kinship | 625 Davis St.

Next of Kin and Kinship | 625 Davis St.

Next of Kin and Kinship are always serving up delicious food! While you're out shopping, stop in for brunch featuring these specials:

Bottomless Mimosas: choice of juice and bottomless bubbles ($22)
Summer Brunch Burger: Halpern's beef, hashbrown patty with American cheese, cage-free sunny side up egg, Applewood smoked bacon, dijonaise, toasted English muffin, served with crispy Yukons. YUM!

 

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Other Brother Coffeebar | 1549 Sherman Ave. **

Other Brother Coffeebar | 1549 Sherman Ave. **

Refuel with some coffee and check out the chalk art design!

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Pete Miller's Evanston | 1557 Sherman Ave.

Pete Miller's Evanston | 1557 Sherman Ave.

Stop in at 4pm for free bites from the chef and special discounts after your shopping extravaganza! 

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Viet Nom Nom | 618 1/2 Church St. **

Viet Nom Nom | 618 1/2 Church St. **

Stop by Viet Nom Nom on Friday & Saturday between 11am and 2pm for a BOGO deal and try a complimentary sample of their delicious and refreshing Viet Iced Coffee!  

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