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First Saturdays Evanston

Evanston Made hosts a citywide Art Party every month on The First Saturday of the month! Visit art galleries, artist studios, stores and more to experience Evanston's thriving Art Scene.

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Maker's Markets

Sell and Shop handmade goods at Maker's Markets, May - October, in the Maple Ave. Parking Garage in Downtown Evanston. Hosted on the First Saturday of each month, 12-5p.

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The Studio Tour is Back!

Join us this October 2 and 3 from 12-5 pm for the 2021 Evanston Made Studio Tour. Registration for Evanston Members is open now.

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Donate to Evanston Made!

Evanston Made is a 501(c)3 nonprofit arts organization with a mission to connect Evanston Artists and Creatives to the World!

Your contribution supports our mission by funding programming designed to help artists show and sell their work.

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Evanston Made Group Show

Evanston Made's Annual Group Show featured over 175 pieces of art! Missed it? Visit the preview page, scroll through art and reach out to info@evanstonmade.org to Start your Evanston Art Collection!

Exhibit preview here.

Closing Party Photo Album here.

Community Calendar

List your event on the Evanston Made Community Calendar. ANYONE can enter an Evanston-based event. Any and all events including art, dance, book signings, poetry readings, trunk shows, writing, theatre, music.

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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!

Visit The Art Shop !

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.

 

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".

Interviews

Although Covid-19 inspired us to begin The Interview Project, we love getting to know our members better and helping YOU get to know them better!

In this section you will find links to videos on YouTube as well as written interviews created by talented volunteers.

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.

Winter Wonderland at Canal Shores!

This monthlong celebration of winter at the Canal Shores Golf Course was a huge success! Click for the photo gallery.

Art for the Earth

Gather those twigs in your yard!  Create a rock mandala!  Fashion a wind chime from sticks! Evanston Made is inviting the public to create a natural outdoor art experience throughout the city from. April 1-30!

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FEATURED EVENTS

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September 2021

Storm Print City Exhibit at Backlot

September 6 @ 8:00 am - September 30 @ 5:00 pm
Backlot Coffee, 2006 Central Street
Evanston, IL 60201 United States
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Russel Muits w Storm Print City

This September, see Russell Muits' Utility Covers on display at Backlot Coffee on Central Street. About the work Storm Print City is the printing obsession of Artist Russell Muits. Using block ink, raw canvas, and thousands of driving miles, Russ has created a nation-spanning collection…

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Art Workshops at ETHS!

September 11 @ 10:00 am - December 18 @ 5:00 pm
Evanston Township High School, 1600 Dodge Ave.
Evanston, 60201 United States
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Open Studio Project is coming to Evanston Township High School (ETHS) this fall! We are supporting student's with social-emotional learning. We will be hosting structured art groups on Mondays after-school & Saturdays (at Wildkit Academy). We also will have lots of open studio times in…

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Mudlark Theater After School Classes

September 14 @ 4:30 pm - December 16 @ 6:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:30 pm on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, repeating until December 16, 2021

Mudlark Theater is offering after school classes on site or ages 10-17. Classes begin September 14, 2021. Classes include: Creative Improv (Ages 7-9), Thursdays, 4:30pm-5:30pm, Sept 16 – Dec 16, 2021 Play Lab (Ages 8-11), Mondays & Wednesdays, 4:30pm-6pm, October 18th –December 15th, Sketch Comedy…

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Mudlark Theater After School Classes

September 15 @ 4:30 pm - December 17 @ 6:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:30 pm on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, repeating until December 16, 2021

Mudlark Theater is offering after school classes on site or ages 10-17. Classes begin September 14, 2021. Classes include: Creative Improv (Ages 7-9), Thursdays, 4:30pm-5:30pm, Sept 16 – Dec 16, 2021 Play Lab (Ages 8-11), Mondays & Wednesdays, 4:30pm-6pm, October 18th –December 15th, Sketch Comedy…

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Mudlark Theater After School Classes

September 16 @ 4:30 pm - December 18 @ 6:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:30 pm on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, repeating until December 16, 2021

Mudlark Theater is offering after school classes on site or ages 10-17. Classes begin September 14, 2021. Classes include: Creative Improv (Ages 7-9), Thursdays, 4:30pm-5:30pm, Sept 16 – Dec 16, 2021 Play Lab (Ages 8-11), Mondays & Wednesdays, 4:30pm-6pm, October 18th –December 15th, Sketch Comedy…

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Bernasconi/DeGarcia at Space 900 Gallery

September 17 @ 4:00 pm - September 19 @ 5:00 pm
Space 900 Gallery, 816 Dempster
Evanston, IL 60202 United States
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Free

Jeweler Linda Bernasconi and mixed media artist David de Garcia are sharing the gallery space to present their work for this 3 day only pop-up.

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Mudlark Theater After School Classes

September 20 @ 4:30 pm - December 22 @ 6:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:30 pm on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, repeating until December 16, 2021

Mudlark Theater is offering after school classes on site or ages 10-17. Classes begin September 14, 2021. Classes include: Creative Improv (Ages 7-9), Thursdays, 4:30pm-5:30pm, Sept 16 – Dec 16, 2021 Play Lab (Ages 8-11), Mondays & Wednesdays, 4:30pm-6pm, October 18th –December 15th, Sketch Comedy…

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Mudlark Theater After School Classes

September 22 @ 4:30 pm - December 24 @ 6:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:30 pm on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, repeating until December 16, 2021

Mudlark Theater is offering after school classes on site or ages 10-17. Classes begin September 14, 2021. Classes include: Creative Improv (Ages 7-9), Thursdays, 4:30pm-5:30pm, Sept 16 – Dec 16, 2021 Play Lab (Ages 8-11), Mondays & Wednesdays, 4:30pm-6pm, October 18th –December 15th, Sketch Comedy…

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Celebrate the NEW “Skunk and Badger” story, with Author Amy Timberlake

September 22 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Free

On Wednesday, September 22nd at 6:30 PM, The Book Stall is proud to present Newbery Honor author Amy Timberlake in an online conversation with fellow author James Klise. They’ll be talking about Amy’s new book, Egg Marks the Spot, the second title in the delightful Skunk…

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Mudlark Theater After School Classes

September 23 @ 4:30 pm - December 25 @ 6:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:30 pm on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, repeating until December 16, 2021

Mudlark Theater is offering after school classes on site or ages 10-17. Classes begin September 14, 2021. Classes include: Creative Improv (Ages 7-9), Thursdays, 4:30pm-5:30pm, Sept 16 – Dec 16, 2021 Play Lab (Ages 8-11), Mondays & Wednesdays, 4:30pm-6pm, October 18th –December 15th, Sketch Comedy…

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SEE MY STORY – HOMELESSNESS IN EVANSTON, ARTIST TALK

September 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Perspective Fine Art Photography, 1310-1/2B Chicago Avenue
Evanston, IL 60201 United States
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free

Artist talk and in-person discussion with the team: Thursday, September 23 at 7 pm See My Story is a collaborative, photography-based, multimedia project intended to raise awareness about homelessness in Evanston. It combines life-size portraits of homeless citizens by Doug Haight along with their personal…

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Evanston Art Center “In Focus” Lecture Series: Tanner Woodford, Designing a New Museum

September 26 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Evanston Art Center, 1717 Central Street
Evanston, IL 60201 United States
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Free

On Sunday, September 26 at 3pm, join us for a lecture, Designing a New Museum, featuring Tanner Woodford.  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! ABOUT THE SPEAKER Tanner…

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Mudlark Theater After School Classes

September 27 @ 4:30 pm - December 29 @ 6:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:30 pm on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, repeating until December 16, 2021

Mudlark Theater is offering after school classes on site or ages 10-17. Classes begin September 14, 2021. Classes include: Creative Improv (Ages 7-9), Thursdays, 4:30pm-5:30pm, Sept 16 – Dec 16, 2021 Play Lab (Ages 8-11), Mondays & Wednesdays, 4:30pm-6pm, October 18th –December 15th, Sketch Comedy…

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Mudlark Theater After School Classes

September 29 @ 4:30 pm - December 31 @ 6:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:30 pm on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, repeating until December 16, 2021

Mudlark Theater is offering after school classes on site or ages 10-17. Classes begin September 14, 2021. Classes include: Creative Improv (Ages 7-9), Thursdays, 4:30pm-5:30pm, Sept 16 – Dec 16, 2021 Play Lab (Ages 8-11), Mondays & Wednesdays, 4:30pm-6pm, October 18th –December 15th, Sketch Comedy…

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Mudlark Theater After School Classes

September 30, 2021 @ 4:30 pm - January 1, 2022 @ 6:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:30 pm on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, repeating until December 16, 2021

Mudlark Theater is offering after school classes on site or ages 10-17. Classes begin September 14, 2021. Classes include: Creative Improv (Ages 7-9), Thursdays, 4:30pm-5:30pm, Sept 16 – Dec 16, 2021 Play Lab (Ages 8-11), Mondays & Wednesdays, 4:30pm-6pm, October 18th –December 15th, Sketch Comedy…

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October 2021

The Ghosts on the Shore

October 1 @ 5:00 pm - October 3 @ 5:00 pm
Space 900 Gallery, 816 Dempster
Evanston, IL 60202 United States
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  Evanston artist James Deeb presents “The Ghosts on the Shore,” a pop-up exhibition featuring paintings and drawings from last three years, including a large number of works created during the pandemic and the aftermath of the last election cycle.  Space 900 Gallery, 816 Dempster,…

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The “Comfort Women” Project Exhibition and Interactive Installation by Rose Camastro-Pritchett

October 1 @ 6:00 pm - October 27 @ 6:00 pm
1100 Florence, 1100 Florence Ave.
Evanston, IL 60202 United States
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The “Comfort Women” Project Exhibition and Interactive Installation

The “Comfort Women” Project Exhibition and Interactive Installation Artist Rose Camastro-Pritchett brings the “Comfort Women” Project to 1100 Florence Gallery, October 1 - 27, 2021. Photo above, "Comfort Women" Quilt Patch, 2016. 10 ½ " x 10 ½" Handmade paper, pulp painting, hand stitching, silk…

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First Saturdays Evanston

October 2 @ 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
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One event on September 19, 2021 at 10:00 am

Space 900 Gallery, 816 Dempster
Evanston, IL 60202 United States
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First Saturday Evanston

First Saturday Evanston Art Events, Oct. 2, invite the community to explore Evanston’s Creative Community. Use this handy Google Map to plan your art-filled day! Maker's Market •Maker's Market, 1800 Maple Ave. Parking Garage, $5 suggested donation at the door! 12 -5p. The first 150…

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Maker’s Market

October 2 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Maple Avenue Garage, 1800 Maple Avenue
Evanston, IL 60201
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Maker's Market Sale

Don't Miss the Final Maker's Market of 2021! October 2! Evanston Made and Downtown Evanston present Maker’s Markets 2021, where shoppers buy direct from Chicagoland makers! Market Date: October 2, 12-5p The first 150 shoppers to purchase a ticket to shop, receive a FREE shopping…

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Evanston Made Fall Studio Tour

October 2 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 pm, repeating until October 3, 2021

Noyes Cultural Arts Center, 927 Noyes Street, Studio 215
Evanston, IL 60201 United States
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Evanston Made Artist Studio Tour

The Evanston Made Artist Studio Tour is BACK! Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 2 & 3., 12-5p* Connect with artists, see their work, learn about their process and Collect Evanston Art! Click here to preview participating artists. Artist Studios are located throughout Evanston inside attics, garages,…

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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.

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