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A New Public Art Initiative Is Brightening Evanston’s Streetwalls

In an effort to restore and brighten the neglected streetwalls across Evanston, the Evanston Mural Arts Program is creating public art for everyone to enjoy. A new initiative within Art Encounter, the Evanston Mural Arts Program (EMAP) is spearheaded by Lea Pinsky and her husband Dustin Harris, who have been muralists since 2005. EMAP works […]

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Manufacturing Day Helps High School Students Plan for Their Future

To kick off Illinois Manufacturing Month, local companies hosted tours for Evanston Township High School students in order to open their eyes to the career opportunities available to them in their own backyard. Ward Manufacturing Company, Sugar & Spice Extraordinary Sweet Treats, SolidDevelopment Corporation and IRMCO invited more than 60 ETHS students to tour their […]