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Evanston Ethnic Arts Festival

July 16 and 17th, 12-7PM
Dawes Park, 1700 Sheridan Road, Evanston.
Free admission!!

Come check out a very extensive sampling of artisanal items from around the world.  The City of Evanston has provided a list of all the ethnicities that will be represented at the festival.

You can visit the Cuentos Foundation booth at the Evanston Ethnic Arts Festival and see beautiful new fair trade items from the amazing copper smithing community of Santa Clara del Cobre, Michoacan, Mexico.

Join our community and spread the good word! Art that gives voice !
Public transportation: Dawes Park is located just a few blocks west of the Davis Street Metra and CTA stations. Dawes Park is located between Davis and Church Streets on the lakefront.

Sheridan Road construction update

There is a very good chance that construction on Sheridan Road will be completed before Saturday, July 16, 2011. Those driving to the festival from the north are able to enter the NU parking lot (which is three blocks north of Dawes Parkl) with no problem. If you are driving from the south, please check this page closer to the festival dates for an update on potential detours.

If you are driving to the festival from the south:

Take Sheridan Road to Church Street. To park, continue past the festival grounds to the NU parking lot 3 blocks north of the festival at the bend in the road (look for the signs). Continue driving straight into the parking lot (do not take the curve to the left). A free shuttle bus will travel between the garage and the festival grounds.

If you are driving to the festival from the north:

Take Sheridan Road and stay in the left lane as you travel past Northwestern University, because Sheridan jogs to the left (if you go straight you will be on Chicago Avenue). In about two blocks, you will see the NU parking garage entrance on your left, just before the road jogs to the right. A free shuttle bus will travel between the garage and the festival grounds.

Winter Warmer Dance Party

January 13, 7:00pm – 2:00am                       1637 W. North Ave

Time to polish those dancing shoes! Warm up with Cuentos  this Thursday at the Wicker Well.

Come for the live music with DJ Jimmy James, the bake sale,  fair trade art from Santa Clara del Cobre and Oaxaca Mexico, $5 drink tickets (proceeds go to Cuentos), and an all night dance party!

We need you there!

Your support helps Cuentos to provide cultural programming promoting diversity, promote the fair trade copper initiative in Santa Clara del Cobre, Michoacan, Mexico, and fiscally sponsor numerous cultural organizations (Chiapas Media Project, Puech Ikots, Radios Populares)

Fulbright & Summer Celebration and Going Away Party Fundraiser!

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Doors open at 8pm

Colibri Studio/Gallery 2032 W 18th Street

(between Damen Ave and Hoyne Ave) Chicago, IL 60608

Cuentos invites you to celebrate summer and say goodbye to its Creative Founder, Michele Feder-Nadoff when she leaves for her Fulbright!  Come dance, eat, drink, contribute to our future success, and wish Michele bon voyage as she leaves to return to Santa Clara del Cobre! Also come meet and donate to Radios Populares, a  grassroots media justice group sponsored by Cuentos.

Enjoy traditional Afro-Cuban music with DJ Leyva and a special performance by Grupo Tarima Son.

$10.00 donation at the door includes food and cash bar

For more information please see our Facebook event page

Cuentos Summer Celebration & Fundraiser & Goodbye Party!

Special thanks to Fogata Village on 18th & Ashland,  Hyde Park Produce, and Uncommon Ground!

Cuentos Foundation at 3rd Annual World Fair Trade Day Festival, May 7th

 Friday, May 7th      
 Daley Plaza                
  9am- 6pm 50 W. Washington

Join us at Daley Plaza this Friday, May 7th to celebrate World Fair Trade Day!  Cuentos Foundation will have a table with information about the foundation and hand-made copper jewelry and vases from Santa Clara del Cobre for sale.  At the event there will be other fair trade and eco friendly vendors, West African drum music, and speakers at noon from the Department of Environment, the South African Consulate, and the Guerrero Hometown Association. 

Come say hello and admire all the beautiful fair trade products!



Please see the Chicago Fair Trade website for more information.