We connect Evanston arts to the public.


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Every June Evanston Made hosts a bounty of arts events!

This year,  the Evanston Made Group Show and the Evanston Made Pop Up Shop will be presented in our Online Art Shop.

Sign Ups are now open for the events. Click image for more.


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".

The Evanston Made Online Art Store stocks wonderful works of art by our members for sale online! A great source for unique gifts!

*Art for the Earth 2020 in-person events have been cancelled or transitioned to online events due to ongoing health concerns.

The month long celebration of the earth through art takes place in April. Gallery exhibits, outdoor installations, presentations, a coloring book, a window contest and more.

Click here for Evanston Loves Nature Coloring Book.

Evanston Made held its first Maker's Market on the 5th floor of Evanston’s Maple Street Garage in 2019. More than 50 Makers transformed the garage into an art fair.  In conjunction with Downtown Evanston’s Oktoberfest.

*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 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.

Every member artist gets a free portfolio page on the website. They can load as many images as they like. They can load their resume, bio, artist statement and any contact links they would want the public to have.

*EM Kids 2020 events have been cancelled due to ongoing health concerns.

EM Kids is growing fast! EMK will host kids size events that coincide with June art events at the Evanston Art Center! A group show, an art expo and pop up shop are planned.

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!

SIDE/LOT, showcases experimental and short-form videos created by video makers who live or work in Evanston as part of Evanston Made.


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




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!



Go to Artists page to check them out!


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Upcoming Events › Evanston Made

May 2020

Evanston Art Connects

May 20 @ 8:00 am - June 9 @ 8:00 pm

Evanston Art Connects is a citywide art initiative inviting anyone and everyone to make art and display it for all to see. Beyond front doors and yard signs, we’re inviting all Evanston residents to “art-bomb” Evanston through June 9!                        Share your art by uploading…

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Evanston Made Members Group Show Launch Party

May 31 @ 5:00 pm

Come join us on Zoom for the unveiling of our June 2020 Group Show and Pop-up Shop! We miss you and look forward to seeing your faces for our meet and greet! BYO snacks and bevvies and get yourself to the nearest computer screen to…

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June 2020

Evanston Made Group Show Unveiling

June 1

Join us to see the public opening of the Evanston Made June Group Show!  In our new virtual gallery tour this year we will not only have the incredible art created by our Evanston Made members, we will also get to meet each of them,…

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October 2020

Maker’s Market

October 4 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Maple Avenue Garage, 1800 Maple Avenue
Evanston, IL 60201
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