“Conversations” by Indira Freitas Johnson, in Raymond Park Photo from City of Evanston

Award-winning artist Indira Freitas Johnson is offering a workshop for artists and community organizers to explore the expanding field of public art, to be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Oct. 20 in the Parasol Room of the Civic Center, 2100 Ridge Ave.

Ms. Johnson will use her own experience in creating public art in Evanston, Chicago, and across the world to discuss the complexities and challenges involved with making a public work as well as the incredible opportunity it offers to expand one’s vision, grow one’s skills, and engage a diverse audience locally and nationally.

This workshop will include where to find opportunities; types of public art projects, temporary and permanent; ways to secure funding and other resources; Requests for Qualifications vs. Request for Proposals; and collaborations in varied communities and cultures

Ms. Johnson has extensive experience with public art projects, nationally and internationally. She is the winner of the Mayor’s 2016 Award for the Arts for her works, which have had a positive and significant impact on the arts in Evanston.