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!

OUR NEWEST MEMBERS

Go to Artists page to check them out!

FEATURED EVENTS

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Upcoming Events

May 2019

Discover the Art of Gold Leaf

May 30 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 12:00pm, repeating until May 31, 2019

Ice House Gallery, 609 South Boulevard
Evanston, IL 60202 United States
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$245.00

Evanston Artist Valeria Martin will take you step by step through the wonderful lost art of gilding. Its beautiful, delicate, and translucent properties will be studied in this 2-day workshop, and you will learn how gold is used in water gilding, the art of applying genuine gold…

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Evanston Made Pop Up Shop

May 31 - June 30
evanston art center, 1717 Central Street
evanston, IL 60201 United States
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Hosted by the Evanston Art Center and produced by Anomaly Productions, the Pop-Up Gallery and Store is an "all-inclusive" event, located in the lobby of the Evanston Art Center May 31 - June 30. Artists are accepted on a first come, first serve basis. Merchandise…

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SIDE/LOT Experimental Film Festival

May 31 @ 8:45 am - 10:00 pm
evanston art center, 1717 Central Street
evanston, IL 60201 United States
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Join us for the first screening on the north side of the Evanston Art Center on Friday on May 31st starting at 8:45 pm. Screenings will be repeated indoors at regular times throughout the Evanston Made exhibition.

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Discover the Art of Gold Leaf

May 31 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 12:00pm, repeating until May 31, 2019

Ice House Gallery, 609 South Boulevard
Evanston, IL 60202 United States
+ Google Map
$245.00

Evanston Artist Valeria Martin will take you step by step through the wonderful lost art of gilding. Its beautiful, delicate, and translucent properties will be studied in this 2-day workshop, and you will learn how gold is used in water gilding, the art of applying genuine gold…

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Evanston Made Group Show

May 31 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
evanston art center, 1717 Central Street
evanston, IL 60201 United States
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Join us for the opening reception the the 6th Annual Evanston Made Group Show! Held at the beautiful Evanston Art Center, this show has the largest attendance of any event at the venue! It's a great party and a great way to discover new art,…

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June 2019

First Saturdays Evanston June 1

June 1 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 pm

On this very special First Saturday, you will find art events happening ALL day from 9am-10pm. Thanks to Alley Gallery, there will be a FREE Trolley from 4-8p! Click for Map! Stops will be in this order: 1. Alley Gallery 2. Perspective Photo Gallery 3. Ice…

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Studio Tour

June 1 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Evanston Made's Annual Artist Studio Tour is a self-guided tour of studios in Evanston, June 1, 2019 at 12-5p.m and October 19, 2019. The online version of the map is below, followed by a slideshow of participating artists. Create your tour by visiting the Evanston Made Group Show on Friday,…

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Free Portrait Workshop with Sarah Kaiser

June 1 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Noyes Cultural Arts Center, 927 Noyes Street, Studio 215
Evanston, IL 60201 United States
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Learn the basics of portrait drawing during a fun and free workshop. Students will work from casts and use dry media such as graphite or charcoal. Appropriate for artists ages 16 and up. Children under 16 must be accompanied by a parent. Supplies included. 

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Janice Wojciechowski Featured Artist Reception

June 1 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Ice House Gallery, 609 South Boulevard
Evanston, IL 60202 United States
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Join us for an evening of art, refreshments and conversation! Meet the artists to discuss her watercolors!

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Steve Geer | Verna Todd at Perspectives Gallery

June 1 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Perspective Fine Art Photography, 1310-1/2B Chicago Avenue
Evanston, IL 60201 United States
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May 30 - June 30, 2019 Opening Reception: Saturday, June 1, 5-7 p.m. Conversation with the Artists: Thursday, June 20, 7 p.m. Discarded by Steve Geer Behind shops and restaurants in Chicago, there are service alleys. These narrow passages are lined with trash dumpsters which are filled each day and emptied…

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