Photo by Mary Mumbrue

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Winter’s sand-and-ice dunes were the canvas for “IceScape,” the second installment of the Evanston Public Art Committee’s Winter HeARTh series.

Armed with food coloring and spray bottles, artists of all ages scrambled (the young) or crept (the older) across the icy beach and up the wind-formed hills to create their designs. 

Between 1 and 4 p.m. on March 8, families and friends made their way to Lee Street beach to draw and color in the frigid wind. Jason Brown, co-chair of the Public Art Committee, said people were welcome to use their own or the supplied instruments  – “any way to get color.”

The  Winter HeARTh series is designed to bring residents together in public spaces during the cold winter months. Residents may see similar ad-hoc art events in the summer months.