Facade of the Evanston Art Center

Our building is open with reduced capacity for open studios, in-person classes, and exhibitions. Your safety remains our top priority. Our COVID-19 safety protocols are outlined below. 

We invite you to connect with us in-person or online!





Updated: November 19, 2020

Evanston Art Center COVID-19 Response

At this time, the EAC remains open in-person. The Evanston Art Center (EAC) is closely following Tier 3 Resurgence Mitigations for the State of Illinois and is categorized as a Retail Organization. The EAC follows the City of Evanston's lead in continuing to offer non-athletic indoor classes with significant modifications in place outlined below.

The EAC pledges to:

  • Require all who enter the EAC wear a mask for the duration of their visit.

  • Significantly reduce the capacity of all studios.

  • Provide additional cleaning of all common areas and high touch surfaces, especially restrooms and door handles. 

  • Require staff to stay home if feeling unwell.

  • Provide disinfecting wipes for everyone to wipe down surfaces they’ve touched.

All students, visitors and staff must: 

  • Wear a face mask at all times. 

  • Take their temperature upon entry using provided gloves, and share results with an EAC staff member. Anyone with a temperature of 100.4°F or above will not be permitted to remain on site.

  • Maintain a 6’ distance from others at all times.

  • Stay home if feeling unwell. The EAC will waive its refund policy if students must skip a visit due to potential COVID-19 infection. Ask a staff member for more information.

  • Wash hands with soap for at least 20 seconds before, during and after their visit to open studios.

  • Bring their own tools wherever possible. Avoid using community tools wherever possible.

  • Sanitize their mobile phone as often as possible.

  • Use provided disinfecting wipes to disinfect handles, tools, and any surfaces touched in the studio and building.

  • Where possible, staff and volunteers are encouraged to work from home. When not possible, staff and volunteers will limit interaction.

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