Youthful Art in Evanston

On Saturday the Young Evanston Artists (YEA) held their annual art fair.

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Held since 1987, the festival allows students in Evanston schools to showcase their artistic talent with a sidewalk show and performance stage.

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Art projects are prepared from the beginning of the school year.

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I was quite inspired by the vibrant art created by children and teenagers.

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There were paintings, collages, drawings, mosaics, and embroidery.

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Sculptural works included fiber, wire, paper mache and pottery.

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A media room was set up to showcase movies, and a stage allowed students to perform songs.

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This year the weather was fantastic, starting off with a chill but warming up and remaining cloud-free all day.

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I remember several years where it was too cold to linger and I would rush inside to warm up or get out of the rain.

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It was wonderful to peruse the whimsical and realistic creatures rendered, and to be reminded of techniques that can spark creativity and influence my own art.

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The Young Evanston Artists Foundation (YEA!) is a private, tax deductible foundation under IRS tax code 501(c)(3) and supported entirely by individuals, families and businesses.

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