Pictured in photo at right are Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl, Jerry Krieman and Spring Benefit artist Mary O’Shaughnessy of Chicago. Photo by Steve Donisch.

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One hundred eighty artists from the Chicago area contributed artwork to Evanston Art Center‘s 2009 Spring Benefit Art Auction.

With more than 300 guests in attendance, the event had one of its most successful years, netting over $40,000 in art sales and donations. Proceeds benefit the EAC’s school, exhibition and outreach programs.


The Evanston Art Center is located at

2603 Sheridan Road

. Gallery hours are Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m. -10 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m.; Sunday, 1-8 p.m.