Robert Crown Community Center
Open Studio Project is pleased to announce we will be opening a second studio at the new Robert Crown Community Center. While OSP will continue to host classes, workshops, and retreats at the studio at 903 Sherman and exhibits at 901 Sherman, we are excited to be able to expand these programs as well as create robust new ones. With Robert Crown, we will expand our summer camp options, drop-in open studio hours, enhanced after-school children’s and teen programming, and adult programs. We are looking forward to offering our programs to the Robert Crown preschool, after school, and summer camp programs as well as utilizing the library and outdoor spaces with our constituents.
OSP is so grateful for this opportunity to reach more of the Evanston community in such a visible and accessible studio space. This allows us to enhance our services to our community as well as to expand and share our network with the Robert Crown family.
We have had the pleasure of serving the Evanston community for the last 20 years, with our goal to help others use the arts as a safe and reliable tool for personal exploration, enjoyment, and growth. It is particularly beneficial to those who seek a creative space to think, be and explore, to utilize art as a safe emotional outlet, or who are in a transition in their life. Our participants seek to foster their love of artmaking and demonstrate the importance of self-understanding. We believe empathy can overcome adversity, that compassion and inclusivity is what will make our community thrive. In the spirit of seeking to continue to be able to offer such services, we appreciate the opportunity to do so it in a more modern, and more accessible space with a new, additional home in the new Robert Crown Community Center.