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Northwestern University and Evanston's Only Daily News Source Since 1881

The Daily Northwestern

Northwestern University and Evanston's Only Daily News Source Since 1881

The Daily Northwestern

A person paints a bright, floral mural on a brick wall.

Evanston Mural Arts Program continues to bring art to Evanston streets

April 3, 2024

When Lea Pinsky and Dustin Harris moved back to Evanston from Chicago in 2012, they were eager to spread public art in their hometown.  The married couple had been painting murals together in Chicago...

Evanston Mural Arts Program uplifts community through art

August 3, 2022

Launched in 2017, the Evanston Mural Arts Program aims to make art available to everyone. The program partners with community organizations, schools and businesses to transform walls into works of art....

An aerial shot of Evanston with a photoshopped pink sky.

Soaring hummingbirds and bright flowers: Art Encounter helps plan for a mural in the Custer Oasis

May 20, 2022

Under the train tracks on Main Street and along Custer Avenue, the walls are cracked, dry and covered in weeds. Local business owners Diana Hamann and Eric Young said they’ve been trying to cover the...

Mural by Cheri Lee Charlton at Ridgeville Park District. The mural was one of two created as part of the Evanston Mural Arts Program since March 2020

Muralists bring beauty to Evanston during pandemic

February 2, 2021

A large mural reading “I am Evanston Strong” decorates the wall outside of the La Principal restaurant on Main Street, serving as a reminder to Evanstonians to remain positive in light of this...

Community members gather at Evanston Mural Arts Program’s launch event. Lea Pinsky, one of the overseers of the initiative, said two murals are already completed and three are in progress.

Visual art nonprofit launches Evanston Mural Arts Program

October 13, 2017

Some overlooked spaces in Evanston will soon get a makeover, trading beige walls for colorful compositions as artists paint abstract murals for a local art initiative. Art Encounter, a visual art outreach...

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