Arts & Culture

Arts & Culture

Evanston boasts one of the largest and most diverse arts communities in the state. Not only are the arts celebrated often, there are abundant opportunities to get involved in the arts here in Evanston.

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Call to Artists!

The City of Evanston is seeking curators/artists to lend pieces from their collection to the City for a contracted period of 4-6 weeks, during which time the artwork would be displayed in the Noyes Cultural Arts Center.

The City will promote the collection through social media, e-bulletins and print media.
Submission and Inclusion of Work: Artists wishing to exhibit at the Noyes Cultural Arts Center should submit the “Call to Artists” online application located here.

Artwork should be framed and must be able to be mounted to the wall.  The Cultural Arts Center is able to host a wide variety of art-sizes, including small-mid size sculpture.

Work may be oil, watercolor, acrylic, pastel, pen and ink, graphite, color pencil, charcoal, traditional photography, digital photography, jewelry, new media, digital art, printmaking or mixed media. 

The City prefers to work with an experienced curator, although in special cases a City staff person or volunteer curator may be assigned to an artist or group of artists.

Selection Process and Procedure:
Artwork will be selected by a panel formed by the Evanston Arts Council and Evanston Public Art Committee.  All decisions by the panel are final.

If selected, artist will need to sign a contract with the City, which will cover transportation of the artwork, display of it, insurance of the work, removal and return to owner and other details.

The artwork will not be on sale during its exhibition at the Noyes Cultural Arts Center.

Gallery exhibition periods are approx. monthly, April 16, 2015 - January 22nd, 2016

If you have any questions or are in need of more information please contact:
Jennifer Lasik
Cultural Arts Coordinator