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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.

Artist member sign up here.

 

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!

Visit The Art Shop !

Evanston Made Community Calendar

The Evanston Community Calendar is available to the public.  ANYONE can enter an Evanston based event. Any and all events including art, dance, book signings, poetry readings, trunk shows, writing, theatre, music.

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.

Maker's Market

The 2nd Annual Maker's Market was a huge success! 75 vendors transformed the 5th floor of Evanston's Maple Street Garage into an art fair! 500 customers visited at staggered times to create a calm socially distanced experience throughout the day.

We are so grateful to all the artisans and customers for braving the cold and supporting the arts in Evanston with enthusiasm and joy!

Click here for a photo recap!

Winter Wonderland at Canal Shores!

Join us for a monthlong celebration of winter at the Canal Shores Golf Course. Make nature art for the community to enjoy, stop by for a fire pit visit or just stroll the open land. Click for more information.

 

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.

 

Professional Development

Our Professional Development Workshop series offer expert advice on different aspects of the working artist's life. Past workshops include "Instagram for Artist who don't Love Instagram" and "Photographing Your Work".

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 calendar for updates and keep up with our Instagram and Facebook pages.

The Interview Project

Lisa D interviews every artist participating in the June 2020 Group Show and Pop Up (thats 95 artists!). Once you know the artist's story you'll love their art even more.

The Interview Project

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.

Members Events

*No in-person members events are currently scheduled.

These are monthly social & networking events. We select a different art venue for each meeting, often an artist studio or arts business.

The Evanston Made Blog

Our blogs feature in-depth interviews with member artists, recaps of Evanston Made event, news from the Evanston arts community and more.

 

Curatorial Services

We are often asked to provide artists for public and alternative spaces. Check us out at both Backlot Coffee locations, the Council Chambers and the Mayor's Office in City Hall and more!

Membership Gift Cards

It's easy to become a members of Evanston Made and join in the fun! We have memberships for individuals, partner businesses and art loving patrons. Sign up today!

 

FEATURED EVENTS

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February 2021

Lisa Zschunke, Harvest Paintings

February 4 - March 15
IL United States + Google Map
Free

Paintings by local artist Lisa Zschunke, on view at Village Farmstand Thursday thru Sunday. (Thurs 10-6; Fri 10-5; Sat&Sun 10-3)

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March 2021

Free Virtual Paint Party: Livestream

March 4 @ 6:00 pm
Free

This is a free event so there is no sign up required. Just join me on my page: https://www.facebook.com/lizbrentart All Ages! Open to the Public! Paint Along with Me- Replay will be posted right after the livestream ends in case you need to watch it…

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First Saturday Evanston March Art Events

March 6 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

First Saturday Evanston Art Events this Saturday, March 6, invite the community to experience Evanston’s Thriving Art Scene. Events require masks and practicing social distancing. Several in person art events are happening, in addition to events to see art from the sidewalk or the couch! …

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Wealth I Am “Fashion Is Finance” Workshop

March 6 @ 10:30 am - 1:30 pm
Zoom, pre-register at https://us02web.zoom.us/.../reg.../WN_pFZG6EkaT36SGaCGC-q6JA + Google Map
Free

Fashion and Finance. We think they‘re two separate worlds. But are they?   My family has never been rich. If all of us don’t make it, none of us do….   You’ve heard sayings about money all your life. The 1st half of the workshop…

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Book Release Party for Rapping Teacher Dwayne Reed and His New Book, “Simon B. Rhymin”

March 7 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Book Stall, 811 Elm Street
Winnetka, IL 60093 United States
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Free

Join us Sunday, March 7th at 2:00 PM for a live online broadcast, as The Book Stall welcomes educator, YouTube sensation, and author Dwayne Reed—his novel for young people, Simon B. Rhymin' is new this week! This bounce-to-the-beat underdog story is about a young rapper whose rhymes help…

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Art Encounter EMAP Mural Salon

March 7 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
$25

Join Art Encounter on Zoom on Sunday, March 7 at 4:00 pm for a dynamic conversation with three exceptional muralists from across the country, all of whom have painted murals with Art Encounter in our Evanston Mural Arts Program. Executive Director Lea Pinsky will moderate…

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Tomás and the Library Lady, an Imagine U Production

March 12 @ 9:00 am - March 14 @ 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Sunday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until March 28, 2021

$20

Available On Demand After Livestream MARCH 12-28 Directed by Ismael Lara, Jr. Tomás and The Library Lady tells the true story of a nine-year-old Tomás Rivera, the son of Mexican migrant workers who move from Texas to Iowa to work in corn fields in the…

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Tomás and the Library Lady, an Imagine U Production

March 13 @ 9:00 am - March 15 @ 9:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Sunday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until March 28, 2021

$20

Available On Demand After Livestream MARCH 12-28 Directed by Ismael Lara, Jr. Tomás and The Library Lady tells the true story of a nine-year-old Tomás Rivera, the son of Mexican migrant workers who move from Texas to Iowa to work in corn fields in the…

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My Covid Diary: Beth Adler at Gallery 901

March 13 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Open Studio Project, 903 Sherman Ave.
Evanston, IL 60202
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Free

Show: My Covid Year Dates: March 5-March 30, 2021 Opening: March 13 and March 14, 1-3pm   My Covid Year Artists know what to do in isolation. They make art. Going between her home and studio, Evanston artist, designer, and printmaker, Beth Herman Adler, did…

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Tomás and the Library Lady, an Imagine U Production

March 14 @ 9:00 am - March 16 @ 9:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Sunday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until March 28, 2021

$20

Available On Demand After Livestream MARCH 12-28 Directed by Ismael Lara, Jr. Tomás and The Library Lady tells the true story of a nine-year-old Tomás Rivera, the son of Mexican migrant workers who move from Texas to Iowa to work in corn fields in the…

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Tomás and the Library Lady, an Imagine U Production

March 19 @ 9:00 am - March 21 @ 9:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Sunday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until March 28, 2021

$20

Available On Demand After Livestream MARCH 12-28 Directed by Ismael Lara, Jr. Tomás and The Library Lady tells the true story of a nine-year-old Tomás Rivera, the son of Mexican migrant workers who move from Texas to Iowa to work in corn fields in the…

Find out more »

Tomás and the Library Lady, an Imagine U Production

March 20 @ 9:00 am - March 22 @ 9:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Sunday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until March 28, 2021

$20

Available On Demand After Livestream MARCH 12-28 Directed by Ismael Lara, Jr. Tomás and The Library Lady tells the true story of a nine-year-old Tomás Rivera, the son of Mexican migrant workers who move from Texas to Iowa to work in corn fields in the…

Find out more »

Tomás and the Library Lady, an Imagine U Production

March 21 @ 9:00 am - March 23 @ 9:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Sunday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until March 28, 2021

$20

Available On Demand After Livestream MARCH 12-28 Directed by Ismael Lara, Jr. Tomás and The Library Lady tells the true story of a nine-year-old Tomás Rivera, the son of Mexican migrant workers who move from Texas to Iowa to work in corn fields in the…

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Evanston Art Center, In Focus Lecture Series: Pop-Up Research Station

March 21 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Evanston Art Center, 1717 Central Street
Evanston, IL 60201 United States
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Free

On Sunday, March 21, 2021 at 2pm, join us for a lecture about Pop-Up Research Station a Portal to Documenting Our Art Legacy featuring Alpha Bruton and Liza Simone. This lecture is a part of the ongoing EAC series, "In Focus." "In Focus" features a…

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Tomás and the Library Lady, an Imagine U Production

March 26 @ 9:00 am - March 28 @ 9:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Sunday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until March 28, 2021

$20

Available On Demand After Livestream MARCH 12-28 Directed by Ismael Lara, Jr. Tomás and The Library Lady tells the true story of a nine-year-old Tomás Rivera, the son of Mexican migrant workers who move from Texas to Iowa to work in corn fields in the…

Find out more »

Tomás and the Library Lady, an Imagine U Production

March 27 @ 9:00 am - March 29 @ 9:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Sunday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until March 28, 2021

$20

Available On Demand After Livestream MARCH 12-28 Directed by Ismael Lara, Jr. Tomás and The Library Lady tells the true story of a nine-year-old Tomás Rivera, the son of Mexican migrant workers who move from Texas to Iowa to work in corn fields in the…

Find out more »

Tomás and the Library Lady, an Imagine U Production

March 28 @ 9:00 am - March 30 @ 9:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Sunday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until March 28, 2021

$20

Available On Demand After Livestream MARCH 12-28 Directed by Ismael Lara, Jr. Tomás and The Library Lady tells the true story of a nine-year-old Tomás Rivera, the son of Mexican migrant workers who move from Texas to Iowa to work in corn fields in the…

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April 2021

Home Calls: The Songs of Salzman and Cunningham

April 9
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until April 11, 2021

$10,

Available On Demand MARCH 5-7 The Northwestern Musical Theatre Certificate Program of 2021 will present a new video album of Home Calls: The Songs of Salzman and Cunningham. Featuring songs from the catalogue of the award-winning songwriting team, Salzman and Cunningham, this song cycle (predominantly…

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Home Calls: The Songs of Salzman and Cunningham

April 10
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until April 11, 2021

$10,

Available On Demand MARCH 5-7 The Northwestern Musical Theatre Certificate Program of 2021 will present a new video album of Home Calls: The Songs of Salzman and Cunningham. Featuring songs from the catalogue of the award-winning songwriting team, Salzman and Cunningham, this song cycle (predominantly…

Find out more »

Home Calls: The Songs of Salzman and Cunningham

April 11
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until April 11, 2021

$10,

Available On Demand MARCH 5-7 The Northwestern Musical Theatre Certificate Program of 2021 will present a new video album of Home Calls: The Songs of Salzman and Cunningham. Featuring songs from the catalogue of the award-winning songwriting team, Salzman and Cunningham, this song cycle (predominantly…

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