Evanston Mural Arts Program: Art Encounter
Evanston Mural Arts Program (EMAP) is a public art initiative that Dustin and Lea lead through Art Encounter, a non-profit art organization where Lea is Executive Director. EMAP exists to help artists, communities, and business districts uplift their neighborhoods through murals and mosaic art. It is a proven fact that public art has the powerful ability to unify and strengthen communities as well as support economic development. Cities across the country and the globe are embracing the power of public art. EMAP wants to put Evanston on that map and make Evanston a more culturally vibrant, arts-centered, livable city. Our service is to provide curatorial leadership and project management support across all areas of making public murals, towards the shared goals of community enrichment, civic engagement, and beautification.