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Business district gets new name, art display

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Business owners around the Dempster-Dodge intersection in Evanston have come up with a new name for the district.

They're calling it "West Village" — a name that may bring to mind the artsy district of the same name in Manhattan.

Business owners around the Dempster-Dodge intersection in Evanston have come up with a new name for the district.

They're calling it "West Village" — a name that may bring to mind the artsy district of the same name in Manhattan.

And to help capitalize on that thought, the Arts & Business Committee of Evanston's Arts Council is planning to expand its long-running Art Under Glass program to the Evanston Plaza shopping center in West Village. 

Arts Council Director Jeff Cory says the group is looking for large-scale work to display in a highly visible location — in the free-standing building that was formerly the China Buffet restaurant site in the plaza.

The application deadline for artists interested in exhibiting their works is Monday, April 25.

For more information, call Cory at 847-448-8262. The application form is available here.

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