Past Events and Programs

Community Discussion on King, Race, and the Arts


Saturday January 16

Fleetwood Jourdain Theater, Insight Arts, Evanston Art Center, Making Evanston Equal Together (MEET), and Black Lives Matter Chicago welcome the Evanston community to discuss King's work then and now, issues of race in the arts, and other topical cultural issues. Join us at Fleetwood Jourdain Community Center after the annual Martin Luther King Day celebration.


Faculty Exhibition Opening Reception


JANUARY 10 - FEBRUARY 20, 2016


The Evanston Art Center is proud to present the 2016 Faculty Exhibition. This exhibition demonstrates the talents of over 30 Evanston Art Center faculty members comprised of a dedicated group of teaching artists working in a wide array of mediums. Artwork from each EAC department is showcased including ceramics, digital and 3D arts, drawing, painting, fiber, figure sculpture, jewelry, photography, and printmaking. 




12-4 PM

Join Evanston Art Center and E2 Apartments this Saturday as we partner to exhibit the work of artists Sarah Kaiser, Wendy Miller, Didier Nolet, Robert Porazinski, and Nina Weiss. The exhibit will be free and open to the public on Saturday, January 9 from 12-4 pm at E2 Apartments, located at 1890 Maple Avenue, Evanston, IL 60201 in the 4th floor lounge. 

Verena Brassel


Expressions From Ancient RootsA Spiritual Journey
November 21 – December 20

Opening Reception:
Saturday, November 21, 2015, 1–4pm

Works From Around Our State


September 20 – November 11

Universities from around Illinois have selected two faculty members and two students to represent their school in this exhibition, Works From Around Our State, which is designed to showcase Illinois artists. This exhibition will be a unique opportunity to see the collected and varying works of artists from the southern, central and northern part of the state, as well as to come together as a state-wide community in support of the arts. 


Spring Benefit Gala Party & Live Art Auction 2015


The 2015 ART PARTY will be the first event to take place in our new venue at 1717 Central Street. The fun begins at 6pm and lasts for hours. Party goers will be the first to experience the Art Center's new facility. There will be silent and live auctions, dinner, dancing, and wine! All proceeds benefit the Art Center's expanded arts programming, scholarships and more.

CLICK HERE for more information about tickets and table sponsorships.

Reclaim MLK Day with We Charge Genocide and the EAC


The Evanston Art Center and Insight Arts are pleased to collaborate once again in conjunction with the Evanston PublicLibrary's Martin Luther King Jr. Day program. This year we are so honored to have with us Monica Trinidad and Todd St. Hill from the Chicago organization We Charge Genocide (the grassroots organization that recently made headlines when they addressed the United Nations in November 2014).

12th Annual Winter Arts & Crafts EXPO


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.

Get Your Holiday Style On!


Experience Hair and Makeup for the Holidays and Support the Evanston Art Center!

The Evanston Art Center is partnering with the Robert Gold Salon to offer an evening of Hair, Makeup, Shopping and Refreshments.

Gather your girlfriends and stop by the Salon, located at 2942 Central Street in Evanston, for an evening of fun!  

Proceeds of the event benefit the Evanston Art Center

Thursday, November 13th 

5:00 - 7:30 p.m.

Cost: $50 for a Shampoo, Blowout Style and Holiday Makeup look

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Ensemble Black Tulip


This was a Friday evening of song and period music beatifully performed by the Early Music Ensemble! Black Tulip.If you missed this live concert you will be able to listen to Black Tulip when they perform live on WFMT this Spring. Friday's music was by Handel, Purcell, Telemann, Hacquart, Bartolomeo da Selva and Bononcini.

The Evanston Art Center Celebrates its 85th Year!


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.