The Daily Northwestern

Evanston celebrates Arts and Humanities Month

Jennifer Ball, Assistant City Editor

September 30, 2014

Filed under Arts and Technology (City), City

To celebrate National Arts and Humanities Month in October, Evanston's Cultural Arts Division will host different events throughout the month. The events were made possible through a continuing partnership with the Illinois...

Public arts project coming to Davis Street CTA stop

Jennifer Ball, Assistant City Editor

September 30, 2014

Filed under Arts and Technology (City), City

City officials are planning to install a public arts project near the CTA station on Davis Street. The project will be located in the 2nd Ward, just east of the CTA station's downtown Evanston location. In the next few months,...

Arts Council event to connect artists to Evanston community

Jennifer Ball, Assistant City Editor

September 25, 2014

Filed under Arts and Technology (City), City, Local

The city's Arts Council will host its second Open Studios Evanston art walk in October, opening studios and galleries for free to the public to view artwork and enjoy live performances. The purpose of the event, scheduled...

Evanston native honors late friend in novel, play

Paige Leskin, City Editor

September 24, 2014

Filed under Arts and Technology (City), City, Local

Evanston-born Richard Engling has never been able to replace the void left by his friend Fern Chertkow ​when she killed herself in 1988.  “When she died, it left a hole in my life that no one else could really fill,” ...

Evanston to host art, food festival

Jennifer Ball, Assistant City Editor

September 22, 2014

Filed under Arts and Technology (City), City, Local

Evanston will host a festival featuring artwork and food from local residents and restaurants this weekend to explore city culture. The event, called the "Evanston Art & Big Fork Festival," will take place from Friday...

Evanston festival touts driving alternatives

Jennifer Ball, Assistant City Editor

September 8, 2014

Filed under Arts and Technology (City), City, Local

Evanston hosted a street festival Sunday on Main Street, encouraging residents to support the city’s pro-biking initiative and embrace modes of transportation besides driving. Community members who attended the “Streets...

Upcoming art exhibition looks to focus on re-telling daily life

Bailey Williams, Summer Assistant Editor

July 12, 2014

Filed under Arts and Technology (City), City

A new art exhibit featuring pieces from three different Chicago artists commenting on daily life will open August 10 at the Evanston Art Center. The exhibit will feature work from Allison Svoboda, Cydney Lewis and Sandra Perlow,...

Evanston looks to hold second social media webinar for local businesses

Bailey Williams, Assistant City Editor

May 26, 2014

Filed under Arts and Technology (City), Business, City, Latest Stories, Local

The city’s Economic Development Division looks to hold its second set of social media webinars May 29, focusing on Pinterest and Instagram tips for local businesses. The free webinar lasts 75 minutes and is targeted at social...

Northwestern, Evanston partner to bring plays to nontraditional spaces

Paige Leskin, Assistant City Editor

May 21, 2014

Filed under Arts and Technology (City), City

A new partnership between Evanston and Northwestern will bring graduate student performances to spaces in Evanston not traditionally used for theater productions. The event, called the Surprising Intersections of Theatre in...

Evanston helps artists find spaces in places of worship

Stephanie Kelly, Reporter

May 19, 2014

Filed under Arts and Technology (City), City, Local

Roughly a quarter of Evanston's churches have agreed to offer their unused space to artists and art organizations. The city has partnered with Partners for Sacred Places to offer local artists performance and work spaces....