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Art showcase to grow at farmers market

More "Home Grown Artists" will get to show their works at the downtown Farmers Market this year if a plan approved the the Human Services Committee Monday night is approved by the full City Council.

The proposed ordinance amendment would increase the number of arts tents at the market from seven to ten.

More "Home Grown Artists" will get to show their works at the downtown Farmers Market this year if a plan approved the the Human Services Committee Monday night is approved by the full City Council.

The proposed ordinance amendment would increase the number of arts tents at the market from seven to ten.

The displays by artists who live or work in Evanston would continue to be limited to six Saturday’s during the roughly six-month run of the market season.

The art program is designed to operate at no cost to the city and artists pay $60 for each week they have a both at the event.

City Manager Wally Bobkiewicz said he hopes the change will "really broaden the ability of local artists to participate in the farmers market."

A survey by arts groups five years ago concluded Evanston has ten times the national average of artists living and working in the community. 

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