Events and Programs
In addition to our ongoing exhibitions and art classes, we offer special fund-raising events, public programs and an artist-in-residence program designed to engage audiences and offer new insights into contemporary art and practice. You will find a listing of these happenings on the agenda below, or you can link to our calendar. For information on other issues and developments regarding the Evanston Art Center, please read our news articles.
The Evanston Art Center is pleased to present a special musical program featuring our artist-in-residence, Josefien Stoppelenburg. New Voices: A Songfest will feature performances by Stephen Alltop-piano, Jean Hatmaker-cello, Danika Paskvan -violin and Dan Qiao-viola, will showcase the music of Stacy Garrop, Lita Grier, Harold Bauer and composers like Handel, Tchaikovsky and Rossini.
Willem Stoppelenburg, who is coming over from the Netherlands, will premiere his new piece ' Kavafis Songs,' for Cello and Soprano.
You will also hear two e.e. cummings sonnets for Soprano and String Trio by Harold Bauer.
This program is included in the Chicago Artists Month 2014 highlighted programs.
All performances will be held at the Evanston Art Center, 2603 Sheridan Road in Evanston
You’re invited to visit the Art Center galleries during the month of October to view an exhibition of materials, including letters, posters, drawings, and other memorabilia from EAC's archives that illustrate the Art Center’s rich history.
In October of 1929 over 20 of Evanston's civic and cultural leaders established the Evanston Art Center. This forward-thinking group recognized the many benefits of providing a rich cultural life to an entire community. For over eight decades the Art Center has contributed to the vibrancy and creativity of this community.
In 2015, the Art Center will begin to write the next chapter in is history from its new facility at 1717 Central Street in Evanston. Architect's renderings, floor plan designs, and other inspirational photos will be on display in the gallery.
The Evanston Art Center's 12th Annual Winter Arts & Crafts EXPO features original, handmade works of jewelry, ceramics, fiber, metal, glass, painting, photography, mixed-media and more. All proceeds from the EXPO sale will benefit EAC's ongoing exhibition, scholarship, and outreach programs. Based on enthusiastic community support, our 12th year will run for 30 days and represent approximately 100 artists.