- Cultural Organizations
- Public Art
- Noyes Cultural Arts Center
- Mayor's Award for the Arts
- Cultural Fund Grant Program
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.
Mayor's Award for the Arts
The 2012 Mayor's Award for the Arts awards were presented at the Annual State of the City Address and Mayor’s Award for the Arts Luncheon on March 8, 2013. To learn more about past award winners, click here>>>. The deadline to submit an application for the 2013 award will be in January 2014.
Interested in attending a summer arts festival? There are four terrific festivals in Evanston! Click here>>> for 2013 information.
The fourth annual BackStage Evanston event will provide a sneak peek of upcoming performances from local arts organizations. Backstage Evanston will take place from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 29, 2013 at Northwestern University’s Ethel M. Barber Theater. Click here for 2013 information.
Presented by the Arts & Business Committee of the Evanston Arts Council and the City of Evanston, BackStage Evanston is a one-stop-shop for anyone interested in music, theatre and dance. Each participating organization will present a five-minute performance and offer discounted tickets to their new season's performances. These discounts will be offered only that day at BackStage Evanston! Entrance vouchers are redeemable for a special offer of equal value from any participating organization. Thus, the event is actually free of charge. For more information, please call the City of Evanston Cultural Arts Division at 847-448-8260.
Get the Buzz
Please visit www.evanstonartsbuzz.com for the buzz about what’s happening in Evanston’s vibrant art scene!
The City of Evanston's Cultural Arts Division also provides opportunities for people to participate in cultural arts activities throughout the community. Staff in this division manages the Noyes Cultural Arts Center, which serves the community by providing low cost studio, rehearsal, office and performance space to Evanston and area professional artists and arts organizations.
Be on Stage
If you are interested in performing at a City of Evanston summer concert or festival, please send your demo to:
Program Manager - Cultural Arts Division, 927 Noyes St., Evanston, IL 60201
The Cultural Arts Division can be reached at 847-448-8260 or email@example.com
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