Thursday, October 30, 2014
Community members are encouraged to view Evanston’s latest public art installation, “Geocommunetrics: An Intersection of Evanstons,” on the corner of Davis St. and Oak Ave., where a major fire took place in December 2013. Over the next two weeks, local artists will work with the designer Jason Brown, also known as "The Zip Code Kid" (TZCK), to complete the art display paying tribute to the three Evanston zip codes: 60201, 60202 and 60203.
The Evanston Arts Council brought this idea to life to provide a unique way to challenge perceptions on the use of empty lot space. This display aims to showcase how all public areas can be transformed into a point of interest through art, even during a business’s development stage.
The plaid-based design will be woven based on the numbers in the zip codes and will include the following colors: brown, for land, representing 60201; blue, for Lake Michigan, representing 60202; green, for wilderness, representing 60203; and orange, which serves as the common thread that weaves our community together.
Once completed, the mural will be on display for the general public until the development at Davis St and Oak Ave. is completed in 2015. To view similar designs, please visit cargocollective.com/geocommunetrics.
For more information on the mural, please contact Cultural Arts Coordinator Jennifer Lasik at 847-859-7835.
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
The following is from the City of Evanston:
Evanston’s 40th Annual Fall Flea Market will be held on Saturday, November 1, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Robert Crown Center, 1701 Main St.
There’s something for everyone at the market. More than 70 tables will sell a wide variety of items at this year’s event, including sporting equipment, household goods, jewelry, books, toys, games and much more. Proceeds from table rentals benefit the Robert Crown Center Advisory Board.
Admission to the flea market is free (no early birds, please). For more information, please call/text 847-448-4311.
Thursday, October 23, 2014
Traveling downtown? Check out Evanston’s latest public art installation, “Geocommunetrics: An Intersection of Evanstons,” on the corner of Davis St. and Oak Ave. The art display pays tribute to the three Evanston zip codes: 60201, 60202 and 60203.http://goo.gl/QpDULm
Enjoy a free "Day of the Dead" concert with Sones de Mexico Ensemble on Sun., Oct. 26, 4 p.m., at the Levy Center! The event will also feature interactive arts stations where families can create ofrendas, and a costume parade for all ages. http://ow.ly/D7r6g
Monday, October 20, 2014
From City of Evanston website:
In an effort to promote bicycle safety in Evanston, on Thursday, October 30, the City of Evanston will hold the “Pedal Bright” Bike Light Giveaway and Installation event.
The exciting initiative will provide bicycle safety information and help cyclists increase the visibility of their bikes as the days get shorter during the fall and winter months. Teams of volunteers will install 400 free bicycle lights, distribute city bike maps, and provide a quick tutorial on the rules of the road for bicyclists. Bicycle lights will be installed on Thursday, October 30, from 4:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m., at two Evanston locations:
- Robert Crown Center, 1701 Main St.
- The Weber Arch at Northwestern University, Chicago Ave. and Sheridan Rd.
Illinois law requires that every bicycle when in use at nighttime be equipped with a front lamp capable of emitting a white light visible from a distance of at least 500 feet, and a red reflector on the rear visible from 100 to 600 feet. A lamp emitting a red light visible from a distance of 500 feet to the rear may be used in addition to a red reflector.
This event is sponsored by the City of Evanston, Northwestern University, the Evanston Bike Club, Wheel & Sprocket, Downtown Evanston, Active Transportation Alliance, Roycemore School and The Illinois Bicycle Lawyers at Keating Law Offices.
For more information about the event, please contact Cindy Plante at 847-448-4311 or email@example.com.
Friday, October 17, 2014
artruck is coming back for the 7th time! Saturday, October 18th, 7pm - 10pm, folks will gather around and inside of two UHaul trucks to look at art and talk on the 1100 block of Ashland in Evanston.
For more information, visit artruck.org or visit the artruck Facebook page.
See below for list of artists who's works will be on display:
- Carol Bobrow
Lea Basile Lazarus
Leslie J. Riley