Harvey Pranian celebrates 30 years as the director and founder of Young Evanston Artists, YEA Day on May 20, 10a-4p, at Raymond Park in Downtown Evanston. As a neighbor of Harvey and volunteer for YEA Day, I'm incredibly inspired by his energy and spirit and dedication to this arts celebration for kids.
We met in Harvey's home, and spoke about the history of the event and how this event influences arts programming in Evanston schools, culminating with a show of students from elementary and middle schools in Evanston.
This year's event features two performance stages, food trucks, make-and-take art activities, and more! Open to the public and free, this is one of Evanston's longest running arts festivals.
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