Central Street Evanston, a 501 (c) 3 organization that provides marketing, events, maintenance, and other services to the Central Street business district, brings  Joy on Central to the Central Street business district, beginning August 7 through early September. 

In its announcement of the project, Central Street Evanston said, “As the neighborhood comes alive this summer, people are exploring ways to safely shop and dine at their favorite destinations on Central Street. With this in mind, Central Street Evanston is creating and sharing moments of joy to bring people out to support local businesses.   

“While you’re out and about on Central Street, look for interactive and colorful installations—pops of color, movement, and plenty of photo opportunities—designed to engage and excite the community about Central Street Evanston and encourage people to stop and take in the moments of joy. 

“We all need a little hope and optimism right now— and nothing is more hopeful than a community coming together to spread joy along a neighborhood corridor.”

Patrons are encouraged to use social media to photos of themselves and their friends finding joy in the shops and the pops of color along Central Street.