The Evanston Public Art Committee is looking for people who want to be yarn bombers.

To launch the committee’s Evanston Winter HeARTh series, the committee will hold a yarn bombing at the public library downtown from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 8.

The committee is planing three community-sourced temporary public art installations and fun art-centric events to get community members out of their homes this winter and into public places to promote creativity.

With help from knitter and Alderman Jane Grover, 7th Ward, yarn bombing participants will work together to complete a mural to be displayed outside of the library and wrap the trunks of trees in front of the library.

The event is open to knitters, crocheters and fabric artists of all ages and experience levels. Participants are asked to bring their own yarn and encouraged to start knitting ahead of time to get more pieces incorporated in the final installation.

For more information contact Cultural Arts Coordinator Jennifer Lasik at 847-859-7835, or

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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