Annual Fund

The Evanston Art Center (EAC) is the largest non-profit visual arts organization offering classes, exhibitions, outreach programming, and scholarships in the State of Illinois. Now located in a brand new facility, generous donations like yours will help provide thousands of artists, teachers, students, parents and individuals a vibrant connection to the arts, with state of the art resources.

Since our grand opening, we welcomed renowned curator Sergio Gomez's exhibition titled Hybrid's Paradise, featuring multi-disciplinary works by 30 Chicago-based artists; enrollment is at its highest with 800 Youth Fine Art students currently enrolled in classes and workshops; and we are only $500,000 shy of our overall goal of $2,500,000 to help support our See the Bigger Picture Campaign, helping us to transform our new space into an arts and culture hub.

Educators from local schools and Universities, as well as community and cultural partners have come to depend on EAC for the breadth and depth of its quality arts programming, unavailable anywhere else in the area, and as more of us recognize the important benefits of arts education and appreciation, EAC has become an even more valuable asset. That is why we need your support to enable us to continue to expand our vision with several new programing initiatives:

  • an Art Van travelling to various neighborhoods providing pop-up art activities,
  • a Maker Lab offering 3D printing, Laser Engraving, and individual studio time
  • lifestyle classes including yoga, ikebana, and knitting
  • a studio designed to meet the needs of our youngest artists, those ages 3 to 5. 

Let's make these initiatives a reality! Your generous donation builds the foundation for EAC's future. As Ra Joy, Executive Director of Arts Alliance Illinois, recently said at a City of Evanston meeting, "We want not only for the Evanston Art Center to survive, but thrive."

Donate Online Now (please complete the box below), or Make Your Check Payable to the Evanston Art Center and mail to: Evanston Art Center, 1717 Central Street, Evanston, IL 60201.

All size gifts are appreciated and your contribution to the Evanston Art Center is tax deductible. If you are interested in supporting us at a Donor Circle level, please Click Here to find out more.

Please contact our President & CEO, Paula Danoff at [email protected] or call (847) 475-5300, ext. 109 if you have questions about our giving opportunities. 

Thank you for your generous support! Together we will continue to expand EAC's reach and support the arts in our community.

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