WHAT WE DO

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

Artist Galleries

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.

Events

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.

Resources

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.

Sponsorships

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!

Memberships

"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.

Calendar

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.

OUR NEWEST MEMBERS

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Upcoming Events

April 2019

Workshop for Second Annual SIDE/LOT Evanston Experimental Video Showcase

April 3 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Join us for a workshop on How to Enter this year's Experimental Video Showcase April 3, 7-9 pm at One River School of Art + Design 1033 Davis St, Evanston Workshop is FREE. Register here. We will do a short demonstration of how to compress your…

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First Saturday Evanston Art Events

April 6 @ 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
1100 Florence IL United States + Google Map

Saturday, April 6: Celebrate and elevate the visual arts in Evanston, attend First Saturday Art Events 12-8p.

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Allen Meyer Solo Show

April 6 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Ice House Gallery, 609 South Boulevard
Evanston, IL 60202 United States
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Local photographer Allen Meyer will open his solo show for the month of April! Join us for an evening to meet the artist, see wonderful art, and hear live music!

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What a Day It’s Been – New Work by Kathy Halper

April 6 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
1100 Florence IL United States + Google Map

New paintings by Kathy Halper exploring the feelings of angst in the current political climate, as well as personal narratives told through cardboard and mixed media.

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Take Great Photos of Your Work with Jordan Scott

April 10 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Your photos of your artwork are everything! They’re what you use to submit your work to exhibitions. They’re what you post on social media to get noticed. They’re what you send to potential customers! But are the images that you’re using the best they can…

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Evanston Made Member Mixer

April 12 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Edgewater Candles, 2113 Greenleaf St, #14
Evanston, IL 60202 United States
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Free

We are thrilled to host our April Evanston Made Member Mixer at the Edgewater Candles headquarters. Thank you Mark Towns and Stephen Pearlman for hosting the group.

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Turning Point – An Evening with Spoken Word Hosted by Lee Melchoir

April 13 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Ice House Gallery, 609 South Boulevard
Evanston, IL 60202 United States
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Join us for an early-spring evening of spoken word art bound together with a theme. Since April is poetry month, we’ll feature pieces from poets and storytellers with true, personal stories. And we’ll save time for an open mic. So bring us your one-sentence stories…

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