30th Young Evanston Artists Festival
Saturday, May 20, 2017
10 am – 4 pm
Raymond Park at Chicago Ave. & Lake St.
RAIN LOCATION: Roycemore School, 1200 Davis St.
4 a.m In the dark of the morning on YEA! Day, a small group of volunteers can be seen loading display panels off a U-Haul truck and placing them at designated school locations.
6 a.m. A volunteer crew arrives and four teams put up all the panels in preparation for the teachers.
7 a.m. Another volunteer group arrives to blow up balloons and tie them on parking meters, lampposts and trees.
7:30 a.m. House of Rental arrives
8 a.m. Teachers arrive with art work to set up their schools’ presentation
8 a.m. Volunteers arrive to set up the Silent Auction
8 a.m. A crew arrives to set up the sound system for the performing arts
9 a.m. Volunteers arrive to set up the YEA! booths where baseball hats, t-shirts, tattoos, snacks and refreshments are sold
10 a.m. Crowds arrive. We have ignition and lift off: YEA! Day explodes with excitement and enthusiasm
4 p.m. The YEA! festival comes to a close and is dismantled piece by piece by all of the teachers and volunteers. But the YEA! program, itself, continues…influencing school arts programs throughout the year.