Non-Profit | Art Classes, Inspiring Art Education, Exhibitions and Expression for all

WELCOME TO EVANSTON ART CENTER

WHERE ART MEETS COMMUNITY

Classes

 

CLASSES

We offer visual art classes for all age groups, online and in-person, for those new to art and those returning.

 

Search Classes

 

Exibhitions

 

EXHIBITIONS

Our galleries exhibit contemporary artworks by emerging and established artists.

 

Currently on View

Events

 

EVENTS

Explore upcoming special fundraising events, public programs, artist-in-residence programs, and more.

 

View calendar

Outreach

 

OUTREACH

The EAC partners with schools, non-profits, and community organizations to provide inspiring art education, exhibitions, and expression for all.

 

Learn More

about-eac

ABOUT THE EAC

The Evanston Art Center is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to fostering the appreciation and expression of the arts among diverse audiences by offering extensive and innovative instruction in broad areas of artistic endeavor through classes, exhibitions, interactive arts activities, and community outreach.

Donate Now

ALL GALLERIES ARE FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Mon-Thurs: 9 am - 6 pm | Fri: 9 am - 5 pm | Sat & Sun: 9 am - 4 pm

Want to support our free & public exhibits? Click here to make a donation.

CLASSES FOR ALL

YOUTH, ADULTS, ONLINE, IN-PERSON, CAMPS, WORKSHOPS, BEGINNERS, EXPERTS.

EXPLORE CLASSES | VIEW SCHOLARSHIPS

class

eac_white_background

UPCOMING EVENTS

Save the date for The Central Street Sidewalk Sale⭐️The sale will take place on July 27 & 28, 10 am - 3 pm. Artists are required to man their own tables and sales. We are accepting 20-30 artists on a first come first serve basis.

EXHIBITS ON VIEW

Evanston Made Group Show 6/1 - 6/28

RECENT NEWS

DON'T FORGET TO SUBSCRIBE!

Teen Board Mural

E.A.Sea was created by the 2023-24 Evanston Art Center Teen Board Members 

Cat Bisgrove, Madison Greer, Joseph Gurdak, Sophia Huang, Ash Munson, Ella Sheldon, Gabriel Thompson, Vivienne Waite and Grace Wise

“E.A.Sea is inspired by our childhood nostalgia, stories of sea creatures, and aquatic whimsy. The mural is filled with characters and stories, leaning into a chaotic, maximalist, and, most importantly, fun-filled aesthetic. We invite the Evanston Art Center community to engage with and be inspired by this mural's lively and whimsical nature. 

Over four months, we collaborated to draft, design, and craft a lively aquatic scene. Each Teen Board member designed and incorporated characters into the painting to unify it. With everyone’s helping fins, we created a composition to mimic the depth of an ocean’s ecosystem. When walking down the staircase, the viewer submerges themselves into the mural.

With this piece, we intend to amuse and inspire young artists, showing them how exciting creating art can be. The finished work can be enjoyed by all ages and artists alike. Through its ex-squid-site, bright colors, and fun stylistic liberties, E.A.Sea aims to offer a lighthearted visual experience that reminds viewers of the beauty and importance of nature, particularly the ocean and its amusing, friendly inhabitants.” 
 
E.A.Sea is on view in our North Stairwell Gallery.