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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.
Chicago South Asian Film Festival
Check out the Chicago South Asian Film Festival (CSAFF) September 19-21, 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 through September 30, 2014. Nomination Form
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Call to Evanston Artists!
Art Under Glass is returning! The Arts & Business Committee of the Evanston Arts Council and Downtown Evanston are partnering to place the work of Evanston artists in vacant storefront windows, thereby promoting local artists and enhancing the aesthetics of our community.
The next exhibit will open in late October during Arts & Humanities Month. Opening date TBD. The windows that will feature the art include three storefronts on the 1600 block of Orrington, one space at Sherman Plaza, and 533 Davis.
In addition, we would like to place a sculpture in a unique space -- the vertical window at 628 Davis Street. It measures 31" wide by 8' tall and 28" deep.
If you are interested in participating in Art Under Glass, please review the application form and information sheet which details eligibility and responsibilities. We must receive your application and check by Wednesday, September 24.
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