We create engagement between Evanston’s visual arts community and the public.

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All member artists have a unique page created on evanstonmade.org featuring a their art, a selfie if they wish and short artist statement, as well as links to contact info, websites and social media accounts.


Evanston Made hosts artist events throughout the year. We organize and promote First Saturday Art Events every month. We sponsor studio tours and collaborations with retail hosts, host pop up shows and workshops to name just a few examples of what we offer our members. A city wide studio tour in June, along with the month long Evanston Made group show at the Evanston Arts Center (the venue's biggest event of the year) is one of the biggest arts events in the city. In 2019 the Artist Studio Tour will take place in the October, as well. And we have bigger visions for the future. The new Evanston Made model will also be hosting new events every month to connect and promote our members.


Our calendar is the one-stop you need to know what's happening today, what's starting tomorrow and what you should pencil in for next month. We update the events calendar constantly. It can be viewed as a list or monthly grid for your convenience. Go to Evanston Made Calendar.


"Membership has its privileges," as members of Evanston Made surely know! Membership fees designed for artists, businesses and partners guarantee entry and/or participation in events all year round, as well as all of our promotional efforts, events, resources and news. We offer varied membership options to include all of the Evanston art loving community. Please click on the membership page for more details.


Our goal is to provide Evanston artists with links and recommendations for all the services they may need. In addition to our calendar of events, we provide a current listing of framers, photographers, as well as call-for-artists and more.


Our arts community is a big part of what makes Evanston so unique. We are a city teeming with highly educated culturally engaged neighbors! We encourage and facilitate collaborations with corporate and individual members of the public to keep our arts robust. Please consider becoming a sponsor!


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Upcoming Events

August 2019

Artist Max Lusk at Ice House Gallery

August 3 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Ice House Gallery, 609 South Boulevard
Evanston, IL 60202 United States
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Our meet and Greet with artist Max Lusk is from 5-7 pm on on Saturday August 3rd.  Light refreshments and some music all make for a nice, easy evening out.

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Statement Earrings – Trunk Show

August 16 @ 12:00 pm - August 18 @ 5:00 pm
Ayla’s Originals, 1511 Sherman Ave
Evanston, IL 60201 United States
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Join us in August for a one-of-a-kind Trunk Show with  visual artist and designer Cynthia Kerby of True Ideas. Shop early to select from a new line of unique midcentury modern statement earring styles. Each set of earrings was handcrafted in Evanston with original 1950’s…

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Artist Reception for Emulsion: A mixed-media exhibition on Industry and Dependency

August 29 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Space 900 Gallery, 816 Dempster
Evanston, IL 60202 United States
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Join us for light refreshments and meet the artists.  Show runs Tuesday, August 27 through Monday, September 2 Gallery hours are 2:00pm – 6:00pm Works include: An installation by Cynthia Kerby and painting by representational artist Bruno Surdo, both based in Evanston; iPhone once-a-day images…

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Closing Reception of Contemporary Finds

August 31 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Ice House Gallery, 609 South Boulevard
Evanston, IL 60202 United States
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Join us as we bid farewell to the amazing Contemporary Finds show! Many pieces will be discounted, and this is the last chance to purchase art from these local artists!    Saturday August  31st  from 5-7 pm

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