2017 Mural Projects

Detail of mural by Nick Goettling on Central Street in Evanston

In our first year of our Evanston Mural Arts Program, we oversaw six murals by professional artists, worked with  10 community partners and sponsors, and incorporated two youth projects with 50 children in Evanston/Skokie District 65.


Nick Goettling painted an illustrative mural on the theme of “Connections and Constellations” at Central St and Green Bay Rd. 

Ruben Aguirre painted a colorful and active abstract mural at Dempster St. and Sherman Avenues.

Shawn Bullen painted a moving mural with images of birds, bees, and transit at  Elmwood and Davis St.

Alfonso Piloto Nieves Ruiz created a mosaic and painted with an inspiring message at at Foster and Ashland Ave.

Lea Pinsky led two smaller mural projects with youth in the community, one for the new Y.O.U. building in Evanston and the other for the courtyard at Washington School.

2017 Partners and Sponsors included: Evanston Arts Council, Evanston Art Center, Central St Business Association, Centrum Evanston, Main Dempster Mile, 5th ward Alderman Robin Rue Simmons, MS Group Dreamtown Mary Summerville and Allie Payne, Blick Art, JC Licht, Y.O.U.

If you wish to discuss about a mural project in your neighborhood, please contact us at emap@artencounter.org.