Evanston to host state arts conference

Stephanie Kelly, City Editor

Evanston has won the bid to host a statewide arts conference in September, the city announced Monday in a newsletter.

The conference, called One State Together in the Arts, will take place Sept. 27-29 and will have about 350 artists and art professionals in attendance, the city said. Held every other year, the last conference in 2013 was in the Quad Cities. One State conference is the only statewide, multidisciplinary art conference in Illinois, according to its website.

The Illinois Arts Council Agency and Arts Alliance Illinois, which organize the event, will work with community arts leaders and form a “host committee,” the city said.

The 2013 conference in Quad Cities focused on the engagement and interaction of arts and community, according to the website.

More details will come about this year’s conference as plans move forward, the city said.

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