Evanston Mural Arts Program

Evanston Mural Arts Program (EMAP) is Art Encounter’s new public art initiative. Art Encounter has launched the program to help community groups, artists, residents, and business districts uplift their neighborhoods and strengthen their communities through mural art. EMAP works with the City of Evanston, local business districts, and area groups to provide curatorial leadership and project management support towards shared goals of community enrichment, civic engagement, and beautification.

In 2017, EMAP brought artists Ruben Aguirre, Shawn Bullen, Nick Goettling, Dustin Harris, Lea Pinksy, and Alfonos Piloto Nieves Ruiz to paint 5 murals in Evanston on Central Street, Church Street, Foster Street, and Dempster Street.

In 2018, we are thrilled to announce that artists Cheri Lee Charlton, DALEK, Anthony Lewellen, Jeff Zimmermann will be painting on Church Street, Lake Street, and Green Bay- Ridge-Emerson! More details coming soon.

“A New Public Art Initiative Is Brightening Evanston’s Streetwalls”
By Madeline Makoul, November 15, 2017

“Visual art nonprofit launches Evanston Mural Arts Program”
Gabby Birenbaum , October 13, 2017

Evanston Mural Arts Program Promotional Video on Youtube
By Liz Reeves, Independent Producer with WTTW, October 2018