From I-94 or
294: take the Dempster Street east exit; follow to Chicago Avenue;
turn left onto Chicago and follow 3 blocks north to Grove
Road: once in Evanston, turn onto Lake Street heading west 2 blocks
to a fork in the road; take the righthand fork (Grove Street);
follow 2 blocks to Chicago Avenue.
Transportation to Davis Street: CTA Buses (201, 202, 203, 204); Pace
Buses (208, 212, 213, 214, 250); CTA Elevated Trains (Howard North
and South Purple Line) and Metra Rail (Union Pacific North
A limited amount of free street parking may be found
surrounding Raymond Park directly across from the Evanston
parking* is available on most streets in downtown Evanston between
8:00 a.m. and 9 :00 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Parking is free
all day Sunday.
The lower level
of the Best Western Garage is a public parking garage which may be
entered from Sherman Avenue, between Grove and Lake streets;
two-hour metered spots* are available on weekdays (others are permit
parking only); parking is free Monday through Saturday after 9:00
p.m. and on Sundays. Valet parking is available on the upper level
of the garage at all times.
International Building has a number of public parking spots
available; nter from Grove Street, west of Sherman
Garage: enter from Church Street on the corner of Chicago Avenue;
first hour free and free if entered after 6:00 p.m.
note that the City of Evanston actively enforces its two-hour
(Source: Music Institute of Chicago website.)