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Evanston Art Center finalizes purchase of new location

Ben Schaefer, Reporter

November 4, 2014

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

Following three years of searching and planning, the Evanston Art Center closed a deal Monday on the purchase of a new location. The art center bought the building on 1717 Central St. for $2 million, said Johanna Nyden,...

Chicago Humanities Festival to come to Evanston

Stephanie Kelly, Assistant City Editor

October 23, 2014

Filed under Arts and Technology (City), City

A humanities festival featuring several different speakers and events will be coming to Evanston on Saturday before continuing in Chicago until Nov. 9. The annual Chicago Humanities Festival presents events that focus on...

McGaw YMCA programs enter national contest

Stephanie Kelly, Assistant City Editor

October 21, 2014

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

Three groups at the McGaw YMCA have entered into a national YMCA contest that distributes grants to the winners who have garnered the most votes on their group’s contest page. Evanston Swims!, Project SOAR and the MetaMedia Yo...

Evanston seeks community input for Fountain Square renovation

Stephanie Kelly, Assistant City Editor

October 16, 2014

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

The city is soliciting input on the upcoming renovation of Fountain Square, the small plaza downtown near World of Beer. The comments will help to develop four possible concepts for Fountain Square to be presented in early...

Evanston nonprofit founder wins award for circus theater work

Paige Leskin, City Editor

October 13, 2014

Filed under Arts and Technology (City), City

The co-founder of an Evanston nonprofit was awarded a $25,000 grant Friday for her work teaching and choreographing circus acts in theatrical productions. Chicago-based 3Arts, an organization that supports female artists,...

YWCA sponsors Illinois art exhibit focused on race

Stephanie Kelly, Assistant City Editor

October 8, 2014

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

The YWCA Evanston/North Shore has partnered with the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center to bring an exhibit about race and its origins to the museum starting Sunday. The exhibit, called RACE: Are We So Different?, focuses...

City hosts art contest during tree-replacement fundraising campaign

Jennifer Ball, Assistant City Editor

October 7, 2014

Filed under Arts and Technology (City), City

Evanston's Forestry Division is accepting submissions for the "I Heart Evanston Trees" art contest, part of the city's larger campaign to raise money and replace fallen trees. Interested artists must submit original artwork...

Cultural Arts Center exhibit celebrates artists with disabilities

Rachel Yang, Reporter

October 7, 2014

Filed under Arts and Technology (City), City

The Noyes Cultural Arts Center will host an exhibit featuring works by artists with emotional, psychological and developmental disabilities. “Expressions from the Heart,” created and curated by local antiques dealer Harvey...

Foundation 65 receives $180K in grants for District 65 schools

Rebecca Savransky, Managing Editor

October 6, 2014

Filed under Arts and Technology (City), City

An educational organization that raises funds to support the Evanston/Skokie School District 65 received $180,000 in grants to help foster art and literacy programming within the district. The grants, which were awarded to...