WHAT WE DO

We connect Evanston arts to the public.

WHO WE ARE

We are the home for discovering Evanston art events

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.

Evanston Made Community Calendar

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.

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".

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!

Make The Art Shop your holiday gift giving destination!

First Saturdays Evanston Listings

We are proud to have created The First Saturday Evanston initiative. Every month art galleries, organizations and individual artists know to plan their events for the first Saturday of the month to be part of our calendar and robust promotional effort.

Check our calendar for updates and keep up with our Instagram and Facebook pages.

Donate to Evanston by Donating to Evanston Made!

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.

 

Maker's Market

The 2nd Annual Maker's Market was a huge success! 75 vendors transformed the 5th floor of Evanston's Maple Street Garage into an art fair! 500 customers came through at staggered entrance times creating a calm socially distanced shopping experience throughout the afternoon.

We are so grateful to all the artisans and customers for braving the cold and supporting the arts in Evanston with enthusiasm and joy!

Click here for a photo recap!

The Interview Project

Lisa D interviews every artist participating in the June 2020 Group Show and Pop Up (thats 95 artists!). Once you know the artist's story you'll love their art even more.

The Interview Project

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.

Members Events

*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 Made Blog

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

 

Curatorial Services

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!

Membership Gift Cards

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!

 

FEATURED EVENTS

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January 2021

Everything That Helps Us Fly: Art that Uplifts During Challenging Times

January 15 @ 3:00 pm - February 6 @ 5:00 pm
Open Studio Project, 903 Sherman Ave.
Evanston, IL 60202
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Free

Group Exhibition by Artists: Ausrine Kerr, Sonata Kazimieraitiene Rita Shimelfarb, and Izida Valatka View this dynamic group show featuring art that depicts angels, wings, and love. The artwork was selected to help inspire us to protect ourselves from negativity and feeling lost. It has a…

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A Few Short Plays to Save The World and What You Did

January 22
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until January 24, 2021

$10,

These two short plays tackle some of the thorniest and most urgent issues of equity facing our country today through the lens that we know best: the work of the theater artist. Wryly hilarious and startlingly direct, these contemporary pieces fling us into high stakes…

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A Few Short Plays to Save The World and What You Did

January 23
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until January 24, 2021

$10,

These two short plays tackle some of the thorniest and most urgent issues of equity facing our country today through the lens that we know best: the work of the theater artist. Wryly hilarious and startlingly direct, these contemporary pieces fling us into high stakes…

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A Few Short Plays to Save The World and What You Did

January 24
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until January 24, 2021

$10,

These two short plays tackle some of the thorniest and most urgent issues of equity facing our country today through the lens that we know best: the work of the theater artist. Wryly hilarious and startlingly direct, these contemporary pieces fling us into high stakes…

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LOST AND FOUND: A Perspectives on Photography Zoom Lecture and Discussion with Kevin Myazaki

January 24 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Zoom, pre-register at https://us02web.zoom.us/.../reg.../WN_pFZG6EkaT36SGaCGC-q6JA + Google Map
free

Kevin J. Miyazaki is a fourth generation Japanese American, born and raised in Milwaukee. His childhood in a Wisconsin suburb created a desire later in life to examine his ethnicity and ancestral history in Hawaii, the West Coast and Japan. Stories from his own family…

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EAC “In Focus” Lecture Series: Holly Clayson, Modern Art and Light/s

January 31 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Evanston Art Center, 1717 Central Street
Evanston, IL 60201 United States
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Free

On Sunday, January 31, 2021 at 2pm, join us for a lecture about Modern Art and Light/s featuring Holly Clayson.  This lecture is a part of the ongoing EAC series, "In Focus." "In Focus" features a variety of talks and presentations by ​artists, art professionals, historians and more!…

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February 2021

Wine in the Wilderness

February 5
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until February 7, 2021

$10,

Vision and Voices, a Black Playwrights Reading Series Presents: Wine in the Wilderness by Alice Childress, directed by Jasmine B. Gunter. Run time: 90 minutes, with a talk back and designer presentations. “For a time I thought I was about to move into another world,…

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Wine in the Wilderness

February 6
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until February 7, 2021

$10,

Vision and Voices, a Black Playwrights Reading Series Presents: Wine in the Wilderness by Alice Childress, directed by Jasmine B. Gunter. Run time: 90 minutes, with a talk back and designer presentations. “For a time I thought I was about to move into another world,…

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First Saturday Evanston Art Events February

February 6
Open Studio Project, 903 Sherman Ave.
Evanston, IL 60202
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First Saturday Evanston Art Events invite you to enjoy Evanston's Art Scene! Please wear a mask and practice social distancing and #collectevanstonart Art Exhibits 1. Pandemic Diaries: Participatory Art by Ellen Gradman. Gallery 901, Open Studio Project, 901 Sherman Ave., 3-5p 2. SPACE900 Members, 816…

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Wine in the Wilderness

February 7
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until February 7, 2021

$10,

Vision and Voices, a Black Playwrights Reading Series Presents: Wine in the Wilderness by Alice Childress, directed by Jasmine B. Gunter. Run time: 90 minutes, with a talk back and designer presentations. “For a time I thought I was about to move into another world,…

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EAC “In Focus” Lecture Series: Rebecca Zorach, Abolition Art

February 7 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Evanston Art Center, 1717 Central Street
Evanston, IL 60201 United States
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Free

On Sunday, February 7, 2021 at 2pm, join us for a virtual lecture about Abolition Art featuring Rebecca Zorach.  This lecture is a part of the ongoing EAC series, "In Focus." "In Focus" features a variety of talks and presentations by ​artists, art professionals, historians and more! As…

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The Death of the Last Black Man in the Whole Entire World AKA the Negro Book of the Dead

February 12
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until February 14, 2021

$10,

Vision and Voices, a Black Playwrights Reading Series Presents: The Death of the Last Black Man in the Whole Entire World AKA the Negro Book of the Dead by Suzan Lori-Parks, directed by Manna-Symone Middlebrooks. A woman tries to feed her husband a fried drumstick.…

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The Death of the Last Black Man in the Whole Entire World AKA the Negro Book of the Dead

February 13
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until February 14, 2021

$10,

Vision and Voices, a Black Playwrights Reading Series Presents: The Death of the Last Black Man in the Whole Entire World AKA the Negro Book of the Dead by Suzan Lori-Parks, directed by Manna-Symone Middlebrooks. A woman tries to feed her husband a fried drumstick.…

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The Death of the Last Black Man in the Whole Entire World AKA the Negro Book of the Dead

February 14
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until February 14, 2021

$10,

Vision and Voices, a Black Playwrights Reading Series Presents: The Death of the Last Black Man in the Whole Entire World AKA the Negro Book of the Dead by Suzan Lori-Parks, directed by Manna-Symone Middlebrooks. A woman tries to feed her husband a fried drumstick.…

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March 2021

Tomás and the Library Lady, an Imagine U Production

March 12 @ 9:00 am - March 14 @ 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Sunday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until March 28, 2021

$20

Available On Demand After Livestream MARCH 12-28 Directed by Ismael Lara, Jr. Tomás and The Library Lady tells the true story of a nine-year-old Tomás Rivera, the son of Mexican migrant workers who move from Texas to Iowa to work in corn fields in the…

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Tomás and the Library Lady, an Imagine U Production

March 13 @ 9:00 am - March 15 @ 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Sunday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until March 28, 2021

$20

Available On Demand After Livestream MARCH 12-28 Directed by Ismael Lara, Jr. Tomás and The Library Lady tells the true story of a nine-year-old Tomás Rivera, the son of Mexican migrant workers who move from Texas to Iowa to work in corn fields in the…

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Tomás and the Library Lady, an Imagine U Production

March 14 @ 9:00 am - March 16 @ 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Sunday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until March 28, 2021

$20

Available On Demand After Livestream MARCH 12-28 Directed by Ismael Lara, Jr. Tomás and The Library Lady tells the true story of a nine-year-old Tomás Rivera, the son of Mexican migrant workers who move from Texas to Iowa to work in corn fields in the…

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Tomás and the Library Lady, an Imagine U Production

March 19 @ 9:00 am - March 21 @ 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Sunday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until March 28, 2021

$20

Available On Demand After Livestream MARCH 12-28 Directed by Ismael Lara, Jr. Tomás and The Library Lady tells the true story of a nine-year-old Tomás Rivera, the son of Mexican migrant workers who move from Texas to Iowa to work in corn fields in the…

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Tomás and the Library Lady, an Imagine U Production

March 20 @ 9:00 am - March 22 @ 9:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Sunday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until March 28, 2021

$20

Available On Demand After Livestream MARCH 12-28 Directed by Ismael Lara, Jr. Tomás and The Library Lady tells the true story of a nine-year-old Tomás Rivera, the son of Mexican migrant workers who move from Texas to Iowa to work in corn fields in the…

Find out more »

Tomás and the Library Lady, an Imagine U Production

March 21 @ 9:00 am - March 23 @ 9:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Sunday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until March 28, 2021

$20

Available On Demand After Livestream MARCH 12-28 Directed by Ismael Lara, Jr. Tomás and The Library Lady tells the true story of a nine-year-old Tomás Rivera, the son of Mexican migrant workers who move from Texas to Iowa to work in corn fields in the…

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