Evanston Made programs facilitate engagement with the creative community across Evanston!  Join us for First Saturdays, meet our members and partners and save the date for all of our events to explore all the ways to see, share, sell and collect Evanston Art.

First Saturdays Evanston

Evanston Made hosts First Saturdays, a self-guided exploration of Evanston’s Creative Community. Shop for art and handmade goods, meet small business owners,  and make ART Friends!


Group Shows

This June during Evanston Made's All Members Group Show at Evanston Art Center, see new works, art installations, collaborations and Evanston Paints community art project, on exhibit, June 1-28


Plein Air Art Festival

Join us at the 3rd Annual Evanston Plein Air Festival,  7/12 -7/21/2024, a citywide art event celebrating Evanston's beauty and plein air painting!




Maker's Markets- 6th Annual

Sell what you make OR shop for handmade goods at Maker's Markets in the Maple Ave. Parking Garage in Downtown Evanston.

2024 Dates:  May 5, Aug. 4, Oct. 6, 12-5p


Shop Evanston Made

Shop online all year round! Browse, Buy and Be Delighted with original art, handmade goods and more.  FREE deliveries in Evanston or shipping outside Evanston.

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Studio Tours

Evanston Made Open Studio Tour is a self-guided tour of our artist member's studios throughout Evanston. Saturday & Sunday, Oct. 5 & 6, 12-5p. This is a fantastic opportunity to start your Evanston Art Collection.

Community Calendar

Plan art-filled weekends or list and promote events on the Evanston Made Community Calendar.


Curatorial Services

Backlot Coffee on Central Street is just one of many locations in Evanston we activate with our member's art.

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.

Member's Portfolio Pages

Scroll through portfolio pages to view the breadth of talent of our members. If you're interested in collecting or purchasing work, reach out to artists directly or visit shopevanstonmade.org



Membership is open to artists, artisans, makers who make everything from art to clothes to music. We also welcome members who are art lovers and patrons who want to help carry out our mission.

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Donate to Evanston Made!

Evanston Made is a 501(c)3 nonprofit arts organization with a mission to connect Evanston Artists and Creatives to the World! Your donations are needed to support our free public programming and artist professional development and arts advocacy work.

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Evanston Paints

Evanston Made hosts "Evanston Paints" art workshops for all ages inspired by Herve Tullet's "Art of Play"! All art created in workshops will be collected, organized and exhibited at the Evanston Art Center in June 2024 in celebration of Evanston Made’s 10-year anniversary.

INFO here.


Evanston Made is a 501(c)3 nonprofit arts organization with a mission to connect Evanston artists to patrons and the community at large.

To celebrate our 10 Year Anniversary, we are asking everyone to donate $10!

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