Arts Week Evanston 2006 starts Oct. 6

We may call it Arts Week, but it's really 10 days packed with exciting ways to celebrate the arts in Evanston.

From Oct. 6-15, the city will come alive with the vibrancy of the arts in all their many and diverse forms. From theater performances to barbershop singing, shadow puppet shows to poetry readings, open rehearsals to Plein Air painting, there will be activities and events for all ages. Many are free.

This annual celebration begins with an exciting opening event on the streets of downtown Evanston on Friday evening, Oct. 6. Events later that week include a Gallery Walk on Oct. 7, a performance by In Full Swing Jazz Orchestra on Oct. 10, square dancing on Oct. 12 and a
pottery demonstration on Oct. 14.

Once again this year, a highlight of Arts Week Evanston will be the Dance Showcase on Saturday, Oct. 14, at the Levy Senior Center. This dance extravaganza brings together some of the best professional and amateur dancers and dance companies from in and around the City.

A full schedule of Arts Week Evanston events is available here. For more
information, call 847-448-8260.

Arts Week Evanston is sponsored by the Evanston Arts Council and the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Evanston's Parks/Forestry & Recreation Department.