Cultural & Art Spaces

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Block Museum

Block Museum

Address: 40 Arts Circle Dr, Evanston, IL 60208

Phone: (847) 491-4000

Website: www.blockmuseum.northwestern.edu

Free art museum next to Lake Michigan.

The Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art is Northwestern University’s art museum. It's open to the public and easily accessible with parking nearby. The museum hosts interesting exhibits and events, as well as film screenings in its in-house cinema.

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Evanston Art Center

Evanston Art Center

Address: 1717 Central Street, Evanston, IL 60201

Phone: (847) 475-5300

Website: www.evanstonartcenter.org

Get in touch with the community’s creative scene.

The Evanston Art Center combines a sophisticated art gallery with experienced art instruction and community events, meaning there are many opportunities to engage with the local art scene under one roof. Many of the events and all of the galleries are free and open to the public.

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Mitchell Museum of the American Indian

Mitchell Museum of the American Indian

Address: 3001 Central St, Evanston, IL 60201

Phone: (847) 475-1030

Website: www.mitchellmuseum.org

Family-friendly museum and a national rarity.

The Mitchell Museum is a great place to celebrate and learn about American Indian and First Nation culture, art, and history. There are great exhibits for kids and adults alike with insights from the perspective of the native people of America and Canada. It is one of only a few museums of its kind and is an invaluable resource in Evanston that can educate and inspire people of all ages and backgrounds.

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Piven Theatre Workshop

Piven Theatre Workshop

Address: 927 Noyes St, Evanston, IL 60201

Phone: (847) 866-8049

Website: www.piventheatre.org

World-class acting instruction and performances.

Piven Theatre Workshop is a nationally recognized and critically acclaimed theatre with a unique take on training—their Piven technique is “a combination of improvisation exercises designed to bring truth and honesty to an actor’s performance of scripted work.” Piven was founded by the parents of the Golden Globe-winning actor Jeremy Piven and for more than 40 years they have offered stellar performances as well as acting and improv training for children and adults. Piven encourages individual creative exploration through performance in an accepting, community-oriented atmosphere.

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American Toby Jug Museum

American Toby Jug Museum

Address: 910 Chicago Ave, Evanston, IL 60202

Phone: (877) 862-9687

Website: www.tobyjugmuseum.com

Unique museum for a unique city.

This free museum is one of Evanston’s quirkiest hidden treasures and features the world’s largest collection of Toby and Character jugs. You can get a free tour of the impressive collection from experts and even hear a lecture about the jugs, some of which date back to 1760.

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