Thursday, May 17, 2018

Hope Washinushi Leads YEA Festival into 31st Year!

Hope Washinushi and her enthusiastic group of board members, volunteers and teachers, is part of the new leadership team taking Young Evanston Artists (YEA) into its 31st year. YEA is one of Evanston's longest run arts festivals. "YEA showcases the work and performances of aspiring Young Evanston Artists. It strives to reflect the diversity of the City of Evanston and is committed to celebrate it via the arts."

Saturday, May 19, 10a-3p, Raymond Park in Evanston  (click here to see map) will be transformed into a full-park art exhibit of children's art, Creative Classrooms for making and taking, food trucks, a sensory garden and so much more.

Hear about Hope's plans for this year and next, and what she is believes is the most crucial part of YEA's community arts event!

Learn more at

(And yes, that is a power saw in the background for the last three minutes of this interview, we told you it's unedited.)


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