Mayor of Evanston to be Honored at ITA’s First Annual Arts Benefit
On April 28th, Evanston Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl is set to be honored at Institute for Therapy through the Arts’s first annual benefit, “Rooted in the Arts.” Mayor Tisdahl has lived in Evanston for 37 years and has served the city as mayor since 2009. She has participated in a vast array of political and community projects for which she has regularly been recognized.
In honor and appreciation of Mayor Tisdahl’s ceaseless commitment to her community, Angela Allyn, Cultural Arts Coordinator for the City of Evanston and ITA Board Member, is looking forward to presenting Tisdahl with ITA’s Lamplighter Award for Arts and Healing. According to ITA Director Jenni Rook, “A Lamplighter is a community member who takes on the job of lighting lamps in the darkness to illuminate the way for others in an act of extraordinary service to his or her community.” Those chosen for the Lamplighter award are individuals noted for approaching problem-solving creatively by design of their own dynamism, and who relentlessly and selflessly work for and toward the betterment of others within the realm of arts.
Mayor Tisdahl has identified application of the arts as means to promote healing and wellness by advocating for awareness of and increasing access to arts education. Likewise, she has dedicated her life to nourishing youth within the Evanston community, making her a most ideal Lamplighter candidate.
To witness Mayor Tisdahl accept her award, you may purchase tickets to our upcoming celebration on April 28. Visit www.eventbrite.com/e/ita-rooted-in-the-arts-benefit-tickets-32470147084. Sponsorship information is available at https://itachicago.wufoo.com/forms/m1rb2aa0dp33h5/. You can also read about the event on our website at www.itachicago.org/events.