Arts

Organization Name
Address
Noyes Cultural Arts Center
927 Noyes St., Evanston, IL
Studio 222
60201
Contact Person
Joanna Pinsky, Founder/Artistic Director
Contact Email
Phone Number
847-328-9222
Fax
847-328-9348
Description

Art Encounter is a non-profit organization dedicated to educating, empowering, and connecting people of diverse ages and backgrounds through interactive encounters with visual art. We believe that there are many ways to see, and that art can be a powerful vehicle to better understand ourselves and the world around us.

Organization Name
Address
329 W. 18th Street, Suite 506 , Chicago, IL
60616
Contact Person
Executive Director, Clifton Williams
Phone Number
312-421-8040
Fax
312-421-8466
Description

Educational arts nonprofit organization whose mission is to foster inclusive communities through oral history, writing and art programs that improve student learning, affirm identity and enhance cross-cultural understanding. In-school and after-school programs, community outreach progamming, professional development workshops and traveling exhibits. Formerly the Shanti Foundation.

Organization Name
Address
P.O. Box 1116, Evanston, IL
60204-1116
Contact Email
Phone Number
312-280-9097
Categories
Description

The Chicago Art Deco Society (“CADS”) is a community of members that celebrates the unique aesthetic of the Interwar Period including fine and decorative arts, architecture and fashion that defined the elegant Art Deco and Streamline Moderne era. CADS was founded in 1982 as a non-profit organization with a mission of education, preservation and fellowship.

CADS members develop their knowledge, make connections, and get involved to save historic structures through our advocacy and education programs. As part of CADS, you’ll meet fellow enthusiasts and experts, receive unique benefits, continue learning, and play a meaningful part in preserving our Chicago Art Deco heritage through our twice-yearly internationally recognized CADS Magazine, numerous walking tours, social events, and educational lectures.

Organization Name
Address
Levy Senior Center, 300 Dodge Avenue Evanston IL
60202
Contact Person
Karen Hawk
Phone Number
847-448-8250
Parent Organization
Description

Singing group for men and women age 55 and older. Practices are Fridays 10:30 a.m.- noon. Auditions every Friday at 12:00 p.m Meets at Levy Senior Center.

Organization Name
Address
728 Noyes Street, Unit 3H, Evanston, IL
60201
Contact Person
David Galloway, AIA
Phone Number
847.492.9509
Fax
312.880.1200
Description

Design Evanston is a not-for-profit design advocacy organization devoted to encouraging and recognizing good design in the City of Evanston. The organization is composed of design professionals and other concerned citizens who live or work in Evanston.

Membership meets generally once a month, often the third Tues or Wed. at City Hall, Rm 3650.

Address
1717 Central St, Evanston, IL
60201
Contact Person
Paula Danoff, President and CEO
Phone Number
847-475-5300
Fax
847-475-5330
Description

The Evanston Art Center (EAC) offers over 100 art classes multiple times per year for children and adults. Classes include: ceramics, drawing and painting, digital media and 3D printing, fiber, jewelry, metal sculpture, photography, printmaking, sculpture, and woodworking. The Art Center’s arts education programs provide art classes and summer camps to individuals 3 to 95 years old. EAC hosts numerous art exhibitions and programs each year in its gallery spaces, which are free and open to the public. EAC provides outreach programs to children in District 65 schools, seniors, and adults with mental and physical disabilities.

Summer Art Camps
Summer Immersion Classes

Address
P. O. Box 1945, Evanston IL
60204
Phone Number
(708) 505-9036
Description

Community organization that presents professional world music performances in each Evanston/Skokie District 65 school and two Evanston parochial schools twice a year, immersing students in the joy, appreciation and diversity of music. EISMA musical enrichment programs and community concerts (in collaboration with the Evanston Public LIbrary) are funded solely by donations from individuals, local businesses, community organizations, participating school PTAs, foundations, and grants.

Address
1615 Lake Street, Evanston, IL
60201
Contact Person
Wendy Weaver, Director
Contact Email
Phone Number
847-833-9764
Description

The Evanston North Shore Community (ENSC) Mass Choir consists of adult singers from various churches throughout the North Shore community who celebrate through the rich tradition of African American religious music, ranging from inspirational spirituals to contemporary gospel tunes.

Public Notes

Auditions are held on Friday Nights from 6:30-7:00PM
Choir rehearsal held bi-weekly on Friday from 7:30-9:30PM

Address
Winnetka Community House, 620 Lincoln Avenue, Winnetka, IL
60093
Contact Person
Frances Gillan
Categories
Description

Meets on Fridays, September through June from 7:30pm to 9:30pm

Contact Person
Barbara Eckel, President
Phone Number
312-827-5673
Parent Organization
Description

Community-based group of opera lovers who meet to enjoy lectures, musical performances, special events, and each other’s company. In an environment dedicated to the art of opera, they learn about Lyric’s opera season and take advantage of numerous volunteer and leadership opportunities. Free ticket exchange among members.

Organization Name
Address
1601 Payne Street, Unit B, Evanston, IL
60201
Phone Number
847-475-9697
Categories
Description

Cooperative studio shared by 12 ceramic artists and potters open to public by appointment and during annual Holiday Exhibition and Sale early in December. Painters and glass artists are also welcome.

Studio features 24-hour access to studio space, a 40 cubic ft. gas kiln, three electric kilns, a spray booth, and a separate, well stocked glazing/chemical room. Rents start at $275 a month.

Organization Name
Address
Music Administration Building, Room 109
Contact Person
Natasha Lyashenko
Description

Sing a variety of classical and ethnic music from America and around the world while improving your singing voice. Special performances in winter and spring. Rehearsals start first week of teach new quarter (see calendar for specific days). All singers are welcome.
Tuition: $80 per quarter
Tuesdays, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Website Address
Contact Person
Heather E. Ash, President
Contact Email
Parent Organization
Description

Our chapter encompasses thirteen states and is dedicated to the continuing support, promotion, and education of those interested in the mystery/crime genres. Chapter meetings and events are held September – May throughout Chicagoland and in other cities within our membership regions. Nonmembers are welcome to attend chapter meetings, and writers of all genres can find a community of authors from aspiring to best-selling among our ranks.

Website Address
Address
633 Forest Avenue, Wilmette, IL
60091
Contact Person
Joan Smutney
Contact Email
Phone Number
847-256-1220
Fax
847-256-7605
Parent Organization
Description

Assists and encourages talented young people in creative and performing arts. Offers awards in art, dance, drama, literature and music.

Address
P.O. Box 722 Evanston, IL
60204
Contact Person
Litrea Hunter, Supervisor
Phone Number
847-494-7131
Description

Award winning youth gospel choir, for children 8-18. Performs throughout the Chicago area. Call 847-494-7131 to arrange an audition or for bookings.

Contact Person
Harvey Treger
Phone Number
847-864-2288
Description

The North Shore Chamber Orchestra Society is a group of non-professional, volunteer musicians whose mission is to perform music concerts and programs of music education for the public. Concerts take place at the Unitarian Church of Evanston, 1330 Ridge Ave., Evanston, IL 60201

Organization Name
Address
908 Seward, Evanston, IL
60201
Contact Person
Gary Rubin
Phone Number
773-608-3245
Fax
847-869-5667
Description

Evanston’s community concert band, composed of 35 music lovers ranging in age from 12 to 80 with a wide range of musical performance experience. Provides an easy-going, fun and supportive environment in which to play. All performances are free and open to the public. New members are welcome and auditions are not required.

Rehearsals are held most Tuesday evenings at the David Wood Field House in Kamen Park East, (South Boulevard and Barton Avenue), in South Evanston from 7:30 to 9:30PM.

Website Address
Contact Person
Hazel Ginsburg
Phone Number
773-549-3026
Description

Community drumming and dancing circle which holds monthly events in Evanston open to the public.Check website for upcoming events.

Public Notes

SHE DRUMS
IS AN ECLECTIC GROUP OF WOMEN
COMING TOGETHER
TO EXPRESS THEMSELVES THROUGH THE POWER OF RHYTHM…
THE SAFE UNINHIBITED JOY OF COMMUNITY
BRINGS AN EASY COMFORT
THAT OPENS THE CHANNELS
TO CREATIVE EXPRESSION…
FROM THE NOVICE TO THE INITIATE
ALL WOMEN & DAUGHTERS (over 13) ARE WELCOME

Organization Name
Address
P.O. Box 2231 Northbrook, IL
60065-2231
Contact Person
Elise Larsen, Executive Director
Phone Number
847-564-7704
Fax
888-564-6021
Description

Provides youth and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities and special needs a creative drama experience enabling personal growth while breaking down stereotypes related to disabilities. Special Gifts Theatre’s creative drama classes and theatre programs utilize the special skills of occupational, physical, recreational and speech therapists, as well as special education teachers and theatre arts professionals.

Organization Name
Website Address
Address
1100 Florence Ave, Evanston, IL
60202
Contact Email
Phone Number
847-544-8205
Description

Discover Evanston Art Events. Discover Evanston Artists.

We are the home for discovering Evanston artists through our commitment to producing exhibition opportunities and promoting Evanston Art Events.
Evanston Made produces art events throughout the year. Most of these events are open to the public but we also host members only events.

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