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.

Summer Festivals

Inaerial photo of lakeshore arts festivalterested in attending a summer arts festival? There are four terrific festivals in Evanston! Updates for 2014 are posted here/

Chicago South Asian Film Festival

Check out the Chicago South Asian Film Festival (CSAFF) September 18-21, 2014 at the Evanston Public Library. CSAFF is a path-breaking film festival that showcases the best of world cinema in the heart of America. The festival is held throughout Chicago-land area in late September. CSAFF  brings filmmakers, industry experts, and audiences together to celebrate international cinema. The festival aims to encourage and motivate  emerging talent including first time film makers and students by screening their films on a global platform. Learn more HERE.

Awards for the Arts

The Arts & Business Committee of the Evanston Arts Council presented their 7th Annual Leadership Award at the Annual State of the City Address and luncheon.The award is designed to honor Evanston for-profit businesses. The 2014 luncheon was held on Friday, March 7. Details

The next Mayor's Award for the Arts will be presented on October 9, 2014. Nominations will be accepted soon. For updates, please call 847-859-7835 or subscribe to the "Artscape" eNewsletter at cityofevanston.org/newsletter.

Get the Buzz

Please visit www.evanstonartsbuzz.com for the buzz about what’s happening in Evanston’s vibrant art scene!