Make Art a Part of Your Life - 4:36
Paula Danoff, Evanston Art Center
Posted Dec 13, 2017
The Evanston Art Center is 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. The vision of the Evanston Art Center is to be widely recognized as a dynamic art education and exhibition center that encourages freedom of artistic expression and enriches cultural life. To be the hub of artistic endeavors, a passionate advocate for the arts, and a valuable partner for arts initiatives. The Evanston Art Center was founded in 1929 and has been a community resource for 87 years. In 2015 we moved into our new facility at 1717 Central Street in Evanston and quickly began expanding our programming to meet the growing demands of our larger space. More than 30,000 people from all walks of life, representing over 100 Illinois zip codes use the Art Center, viewing one of our 26 exhibitions in our 4 galleries or participating in one of our 400 classes with more studios. We expanded our programming to include 3-D printing and digital fabrication in our Maker Lab for teens and adults and a new woodworking studio for adults and youth.
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