National Endowment of the Arts Chairman Rocco Landesman will visit Evanston on Thursday, Jan. 19, to learn about the efforts to use the arts to create a vibrant, livable community.  

Mr. Landesman will participate in a walking tour of downtown Evanston and a roundtable discussion with City of Evanston Our Town project leaders about the City’s efforts to create a performing arts district in downtown Evanston. The NEA has supported this project through an Our Town grant for an architectural study and financial plan.