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. The new Evanston Made model will also be hosting new events every month to connect and promote our members.

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.

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.

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!

FEATURED EVENTS

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Upcoming Events

August 2019

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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Amy O. Woodbury 19th ANNUAL FRONT YARD ART SALE

August 31 @ 9:00 am - September 1 @ 5:00 pm
Amy Woodbury, 1931 Colfax Street
Evanston, IL 60201 United States
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Evanston artist Amy O. Woodbury will host her 19th Annual Front Yard Sale, Saturday and Sunday, August 31st and September 1st, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (rain/wind date September 2nd). 1931 Colfax Street. An anticipated Evanston event, 60+ paintings, drawings and mixed media pieces will…

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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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September 2019

The F’s Have It: Flora, Fauna, and Fascination

September 7
Ice House Gallery, 609 South Boulevard
Evanston, IL 60202 United States
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Opening Reception is 5-8pm on September 7. But we will be open all day to showcase over 40 artists! One of the best things we do at Ice House Gallery! Do not miss this lively, fun evening that launches the next main show, The F's Have It:…

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The Figurative Art League: Studio 215

September 7 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Studio 215, 927 Noyes St Studio 215
Evanston, IL 60201
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$15.00

Katherine: Short poses This session will be composed of shorter poses that are good for gestural studies. The format is as follows: Warmup: 5 one-minute gestures, 1 five-minute pose, 1 fifteen-minute pose After the break, there will be 2 twenty-five minute poses, and we will…

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Donna Wesley Spencer | Sandra Ullmann

September 7 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Perspective Fine Art Photography, 1310-1/2B Chicago Avenue
Evanston, IL 60201 United States
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Perspective Gallery presents Donna Wesley Spencer | Sandra Ullmann September 5 - 29, 2019 Opening Reception: Saturday, September 7, 5-7 p.m. Conversation with the Artists: Thursday, September 26 at 7 p.m. All events are free and open to the public. A Southern Diary | Donna Wesley Spencer Donna Wesley Spencer started working…

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“Verity” by Nina Moyer

September 8 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Open Studio Project, 903 Sherman Ave.
Evanston, IL 60202
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"Verity" Exhibit September 1-30 Opening Reception: Sunday September 8th 3-5pm Dempster-Main Wine Walk Night: September 12th 5-9pm Open during Evanston Made First Saturday September 7th Open Studio Project Gallery 901, 901 Sherman Avenue, Evanston (just north of Main St.) See the latest artwork by artist Nina…

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