WHAT WE DO
We connect Evanston arts to the public.
WHO WE ARE
We are the home for discovering Evanston art events
The 2021 Evanston Made Group Show!
Mark the dates! May 28-June 30 the Group Show returns to the Evanston Art Center! Evanston Made members are invited to sign up to participate now! This will be an in person event based on safety guidelines at the time. We expect to have an opening reception Friday May 28. More details to follow.
Art for the Earth Returns!
Gather those twigs in your yard! Create a rock mandala! Fashion a wind chime from sticks! Evanston Made is inviting the public to create a natural outdoor art experience throughout the city from. April 1-30! Click for more info!
This year Maker's Market will come to the Maple Street Garage SIX times!
The First Saturday of each month from 12-5pm we will host a Maker's Market. Sign up now for one or for all six Markets!
The Art Shop
In the past year Evanston Made has built an extraordinary online shop for our members to sell their wares! We have hundreds of gifts ideas, such as jewelry, calendars, notecards and puzzles, as well as original pieces of art in all shapes, sizes and prices!
Make a Donation to Evanston Made!
At Evanston Made, we help artists show, share and sell their works.
Your contribution directly supports our mission by funding programming that is free and open to the public, connecting artists to the community. Click here for more.
Member's Portfolio Page
Every member artist gets a free portfolio page on the website. They can load up to 15 images. They can load their resume, bio, artist statement and any contact links they would want the public to have.
First Saturdays Evanston Listings
We are proud to have created The First Saturday Evanston initiative. Every month art galleries, organizations and individual artists know to plan their events for the first Saturday of the month to be part of our calendar and robust promotional effort.
Check our FSE page for updates and keep up with our Instagram and Facebook pages.
Although Covid-19 inspired us to begin The Interview Project, we love getting to know our members better and helping YOU get to know them better!
In this section you will find links to videos on YouTube as well as written interviews created by talented volunteers.
Equity & Inclusion
We believe that Evanston Made should meet and exceed The 15 Percent Pledge to have 15% of our members be Black, Brown, Indigenous People of Color. We have work to do.
Full Statement here.
Upcoming Events › Evanston Made
Open Studio Process classes for ages 6-14 at Robert Crown facilitated by Annette O'Donnell, member artist, art educator, and Open Studio Facilitator.Find out more »
In March 2021, we invite 100 artists to make an image on an 8.5 x 11 embossed sheet. I have embossed the 100 sheets with an outline of a room, or of an inside of a truck. We are distributing these sheets to 100 artists.…Find out more »
Showing a few images at Village Farmstand at 810 Dempster Street in Evanston. Some of the works are food related, and all are related to rebirth and spring - or le PRINTemps. A few of the pieces are part of a series of "rounds" that…Find out more »
An exhibit of photographs by Joerg Metzner chronicling that little tree at Greenwood Beach throughout 2020.Find out more »
This April, on exhibit in the 1100 Florence Gallery windows, see new works by artist Mark Cleveland, plein air paintings of Evanston favorites. Artist Statement Immersed in wilderness, I have learned to appreciate the intimate changes of color, form and light in the distant mountains…Find out more »
An exhibit of photographs by Joerg Metzner chronicling that little tree at Greenwood Beach through out 2020.Find out more »
Sarah Luepker is a ceramist who explores her identity and ideas through her work. This collection in particular is an expression of how her aesthetic sense (which leans heavily on motifs of beauty in nature) is shaped by her Chinese-American identity.Find out more »
See Art by Evanston Made artist Baz Cumberbatch and more than 200 dynamic works from both professional and amateur African-American artists from around the country.Find out more »
On Tuesday, April 13th at 5 PM, The Book Stall is delighted to host award-winning author and illustrator Elisha Cooper for a storytime featuring his brand-new picture book, Yes & No, a timeless tale of friendship and the joys (and trials) of siblinghood. We recommend this event for ages 3…Find out more »
On Tuesday, April 13th at 6:30 PM, The Book Stall celebrates the release of Natalie Lund's new young adult novel, The Sky Above Us with a virtual program. Natalie will be in conversation with fellow writer Kimberly Gabriel, the author of Every Stolen Breath. This program is recommended…Find out more »
Join us for a virtual artist talk with Joanna Pinsky via Zoom on Thursday, April 15 from 5:30 - 6:30pm! At this virtual artist talk, guests will have the opportunity to hear from Joanna Pinsky. At the end of the event, we will have a Q&A…Find out more »
Join Evanston Made artist Shruti Vijay for a nature walk and sketching session at Clark Street beach close to the Bird Santuary on April 17th from 10a-12p. (Rain date 4/18 11am) Shruti is an urban, plein air sketcher, watercolor artist and nature lover! You can…Find out more »
Invite your friends to a Virtual Flower Arranging Party: April in Paris! Please join us for a fun afternoon celebrating April in Paris! At this virtual event, you will learn to make a Hand Tied Bouquet Parisian Style and decorate a Parisian themed cookie. Event…Find out more »
A four-week virtual workshop.Find out more »
Virtual Artist’s Discussion with Joerg Metzner about his series of photographs on Display at Perspective Gallery chronicling the tree at Greenwood Beach. Register for the virtual artist's discussion: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYpf-uoqD4jG9FhwYt7G8ZY_ctova7S_qaRFind out more »
A four-week virtual workshop.Find out more »
© Anthony Iacuzzi ANTHONY IACUZZI POLYTONAL: A VISUAL MONOGRAPH OF CHICAGO ARCHITECTURE The images in Anthony Iacuzzi's exhibition titled "Polytonal" are a combination of monochromatic and color images of buildings located in Chicago's central business district. Some of the buildings captured by Iacuzzi with his…Find out more »
Join us for virtual artist talks via Zoom on Thursday, April 29 from 5:30 - 6:30pm! This event will feature our current exhibiting artists: Jenie Gao, Charity Henderson, Mary Porterfield, Nancy Rosen and Kateryna Tkachenko At the end of the talk, we will have a Q&A…Find out more »
Evanston Made and Downtown Evanston present Maker's Markets 2021, where shoppers buy direct from Chicagoland makers, 50 shoppers at a time! Outdoors, in a covered parking garage, this market features hundreds of handmade goods including art, craft, wearables, jewelry, stationary, handbags, etc. Purchase Tickets to…Find out more »
KURT KRAMER RETROGRAPHS While somewhat house-bound and experimenting this past summer, Kurt Kramer decided to print a few photographs on watercolor paper. He loved the retro look and decided to use it as the basis for this collection titled "Retrographs." For this exhibition, Kramer has…Find out more »