WHAT WE DO

We connect Evanston arts to the public.

WHO WE ARE

We are the home for discovering Evanston art events

First Saturdays Evanston

Evanston Made hosts a citywide Art Party every month on The First Saturday of the month! Visit art galleries, artist studios, stores and more to experience Evanston's thriving Art Scene.

Check our FSE page for updates.

Maker's Markets

Sell and Shop handmade goods at Maker's Markets, May - October, in the Maple Ave. Parking Garage in Downtown Evanston. Hosted on the First Saturday of each month, 12-5p.

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The Studio Tour is Back!

Join us this October 2 and 3 from 12-5 pm for the 2021 Evanston Made Studio Tour. Registration for Evanston Members is open now.

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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 contribution supports our mission by funding programming designed to help artists show and sell their work.

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Evanston Made Group Show

Evanston Made's Annual Group Show featured over 175 pieces of art! Missed it? Visit the preview page, scroll through art and reach out to info@evanstonmade.org to Start your Evanston Art Collection!

Exhibit preview here.

Closing Party Photo Album here.

Community Calendar

List your event on the Evanston Made Community Calendar. ANYONE can enter an Evanston-based event. Any and all events including art, dance, book signings, poetry readings, trunk shows, writing, theatre, music.

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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 !

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".

Interviews

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.

Winter Wonderland at Canal Shores!

This monthlong celebration of winter at the Canal Shores Golf Course was a huge success! Click for the photo gallery.

Art for the Earth

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!

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FEATURED EVENTS

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July 2021

Claire Tarnacki Paintings at Backlot Coffee

July 6 @ 8:00 am - July 31 @ 5:00 pm
Backlot Coffee, 2006 Central Street
Evanston, IL 60201 United States
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Claire Tarnacki

See paintings on display by Claire Tarnacki Paintings at Backlot Coffee this July. Claire Tarnacki Bio "I have lived in Evanston for 35 years. For most of that time I hopped on the train to Chicago where I worked as an art/ creative director at…

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At Perspective Gallery in July: Student Perspectives 2021 Winners Showcase and What Was…Isn’t by Bob Tanner

July 8 - August 1
Perspective Fine Art Photography, 1310-1/2B Chicago Avenue
Evanston, IL 60201 United States
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free

Student Perspectives 2021 Winners Showcase All are invited to view the work of the winners of our 10th Annual Juried High School Show at the gallery and onlne at https://perspectivegallery.org. Jurors Award: Jeremy Carter: “Hoop Dreams” (Shown at left)1st Runner-Up Tanya Chigurupati: “Voiceless" 2nd Runner-Up:…

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THURSDAY AFTERNOON PAINTING CLASS

July 29 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until August 20, 2021

Studio 215, 927 Noyes St Studio 215
Evanston, IL 60201
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$35.00

ONGOING TIME: 1 TO 4 PM FEE: $35 PER CLASS BUY 4 CLASSES, GET ONE FREE ($140) Learn how to paint in a stimulating environment with your medium of choice. In this class, students expand upon their painting experience by addressing concepts such as composition,…

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August 2021

Sherry Smith Urban sketches at Brother’s K

August 1 - August 31
Brother’s K, 500 Main Street
Evanston, 60202 United States
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Free

See Sherry Smith’s pen and watercolor sketches of Evanston sights and scenes at Brother’s K coffee shop during August.  A 20+ year resident of Evanston, she celebrates her neighborhood and community.

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At Perspective Gallery in August 2021: LARRY CHAIT: THE SKY FROM THE AIR & HOWARD HART: REMAINS

August 5 - August 29
Perspective Fine Art Photography, 1310-1/2B Chicago Avenue
Evanston, IL 60201 United States
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free

LARRY CHAIT THE SKY FROM THE AIR Larry Chait's latest photo exhibition is titled, “The Sky from the Air.” It consists of black-and-white photographs of cloud formations taken through airplane windows. The images are meant to convey the sense of awe and quiet contemplation that…

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THURSDAY AFTERNOON PAINTING CLASS

August 5 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until August 20, 2021

Studio 215, 927 Noyes St Studio 215
Evanston, IL 60201
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$35.00

ONGOING TIME: 1 TO 4 PM FEE: $35 PER CLASS BUY 4 CLASSES, GET ONE FREE ($140) Learn how to paint in a stimulating environment with your medium of choice. In this class, students expand upon their painting experience by addressing concepts such as composition,…

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First Saturdays Evanston

August 7 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 10:00 am on day First of the month, repeating until December 5, 2021

art makers outpost, 609 South Boulevard
Evanston, IL 60202 United States
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First Saturday Evanston

Evanston Made is working with community partners to drive traffic to this creative capital nestled next to Lake Michigan just north of Chicago! Evanston, IL, is packed with creative citizens and Evanston Made is excited to help you connect with them via exhibits, pop up…

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We are Water Evanston visual art workshop

August 7 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 12:00 pm on day First of the month, repeating until September 4, 2021

1209 Maple Ave., Evanston, Il., 1209 Maple Ave.
Evanston, Illinois, IL 60202 United States
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We are Water! Using a variety of visual art materials--including maps of Evanston and watercolors, come help us connect to our wonderful water: Lake Michigan! We are Water Evanston is a community research project that explores our relationship with and concerns about water. It represents…

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Maker’s Market

August 7 @ 12:00 pm
Maple Avenue Garage, 1800 Maple Avenue
Evanston, IL 60201
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Maker's Market Sale

Maker's Markets, First Saturdays May-Oct, 12-5p @ Maple Parking Garage Evanston Made and Downtown Evanston present Maker's Markets 2021, where shoppers buy direct from Chicagoland makers. Click here to preview vendors! Outdoors, in a covered parking garage, this market features hundreds of handmade goods including…

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Woven Stories: The We Were Never Alone Project with Bryana Bibbs

August 7 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Open Studio Project, 903 Sherman Ave.
Evanston, IL 60202
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Free

Woven Stories are weavings from the workshops of The We Were Never Alone Project. The We Were Never Alone Project are a weaving workshops for domestic violence victims and survivors led by survivor and textile artist, Bryana Bibbs. These workshops have taken place throughout Illinois at galleries and local community…

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Studio 3 Grand Opening Event

August 8 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Studio 3, 617C Grove St. (Alley Entrance)
Evanston, IL 60201 United States
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Free

Studio 3 is a community art studio and gallery by and for young artists, Black, Brown, Indigenous artists, and individuals who utilize the arts as an expression, exploration, or act of social justice. We are hosting our grand opening on Sunday, August 8, 2021 from…

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THURSDAY AFTERNOON PAINTING CLASS

August 12 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until August 20, 2021

Studio 215, 927 Noyes St Studio 215
Evanston, IL 60201
+ Google Map
$35.00

ONGOING TIME: 1 TO 4 PM FEE: $35 PER CLASS BUY 4 CLASSES, GET ONE FREE ($140) Learn how to paint in a stimulating environment with your medium of choice. In this class, students expand upon their painting experience by addressing concepts such as composition,…

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THURSDAY AFTERNOON PAINTING CLASS

August 19 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until August 20, 2021

Studio 215, 927 Noyes St Studio 215
Evanston, IL 60201
+ Google Map
$35.00

ONGOING TIME: 1 TO 4 PM FEE: $35 PER CLASS BUY 4 CLASSES, GET ONE FREE ($140) Learn how to paint in a stimulating environment with your medium of choice. In this class, students expand upon their painting experience by addressing concepts such as composition,…

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Evanston Art Center Spring Benefit Art Party & Auction 2021

August 20 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Evanston Art Center, 1717 Central Street
Evanston, IL 60201 United States
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$200

The Evanston Art Center (EAC), a non-profit arts organization, proudly presents its 32nd Annual Spring Benefit Art Party and Auction taking place on Friday, August 20, 2021, at 6:00 pm at 1717 Central Street. This yearly tradition includes silent and live auctions that raise money…

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Perspective Gallery virtual artist talk : Howard Hart and Larry Chait – register online for this event

August 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
free

Howard Hart and Larry Chait will discuss their respective works, "Remains" and "The Sky from the Air."  Register online for this online talkat https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwoceivqD8iGdewUQ2iKZZvAxn6v9svTNSK or https://www.perspectivegallery.org/   LARRY CHAIT THE SKY FROM THE AIR Larry Chait's latest photo exhibition is titled, “The Sky from the…

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September 2021

AMY O. WOODBURY’S 21st ANNUAL FRONT YARD ART SALE

September 4 @ 9:00 am - September 5 @ 5:00 pm
1931 colfax street, 1931 colfax street
evanston, IL 60201-2529 United States
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Free

September 4th and September 5th, 9am - 5pm, rain date September 6th, 9am-5pm, 1931 Colfax Street. Paintings, drawings, and notecards by Amy O. Woodbury, with prices starting at $20. With so many good deals, this is a great way to start your collection of AOW…

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First Saturdays Evanston

September 4 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 10:00 am on day First of the month, repeating until December 5, 2021

art makers outpost, 609 South Boulevard
Evanston, IL 60202 United States
+ Google Map
First Saturday Evanston

Evanston Made is working with community partners to drive traffic to this creative capital nestled next to Lake Michigan just north of Chicago! Evanston, IL, is packed with creative citizens and Evanston Made is excited to help you connect with them via exhibits, pop up…

Find out more »

We are Water Evanston visual art workshop

September 4 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 12:00 pm on day First of the month, repeating until September 4, 2021

1209 Maple Ave., Evanston, Il., 1209 Maple Ave.
Evanston, Illinois, IL 60202 United States
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We are Water! Using a variety of visual art materials--including maps of Evanston and watercolors, come help us connect to our wonderful water: Lake Michigan! We are Water Evanston is a community research project that explores our relationship with and concerns about water. It represents…

Find out more »

Maker’s Market

September 4 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Maker's Market Sale

Maker's Markets, First Saturdays May-Oct, 12-5p @ Maple Parking Garage Evanston Made and Downtown Evanston present Maker's Markets 2021, where shoppers buy direct from Chicagoland makers. Click here to preview vendors! Outdoors, in a covered parking garage, this market features hundreds of handmade goods including…

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October 2021

First Saturdays Evanston

October 2 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 10:00 am on day First of the month, repeating until December 5, 2021

art makers outpost, 609 South Boulevard
Evanston, IL 60202 United States
+ Google Map
First Saturday Evanston

Evanston Made is working with community partners to drive traffic to this creative capital nestled next to Lake Michigan just north of Chicago! Evanston, IL, is packed with creative citizens and Evanston Made is excited to help you connect with them via exhibits, pop up…

Find out more »
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Donate $50 or more to Evanston Made to receive Ben Blount's poster as a gift of gratitude for supporting our mission - Connecting Evanston Arts and Artists to the Public. Click here for more.

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