We connect Evanston arts to the public.


We are the home for discovering Evanston art events

See our beautiful slideshow featuring all of the 93 pieces of art in the 2020 Group Show!

Then go to The Art Shop for details and to purchase. All art is for sale!

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Group Show in Art Shop


Starting June 1, The Art Shop will also be home to the 2020 Pop Up Shop! Discover hundreds of one of a kind items! Search by artist, medium, use and price!

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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".

*Art for the Earth 2020 in-person events have been cancelled or transitioned to online events due to ongoing health concerns.

The month long celebration of the earth through art takes place in April. Gallery exhibits, outdoor installations, presentations, a coloring book, a window contest and more.

Click here for Evanston Loves Nature Coloring Book.

Evanston Made held its first Maker's Market on the 5th floor of Evanston’s Maple Street Garage in 2019. More than 50 Makers transformed the garage into an art fair.  In conjunction with Downtown Evanston’s Oktoberfest.

*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 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.

Every member artist gets a free portfolio page on the website. They can load as many images as they like. They can load their resume, bio, artist statement and any contact links they would want the public to have.

*EM Kids 2020 events have been cancelled due to ongoing health concerns.

EM Kids is growing fast! EMK will host kids size events that coincide with June art events at the Evanston Art Center! A group show, an art expo and pop up shop are planned.

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!

SIDE/LOT, showcases experimental and short-form videos created by video makers who live or work in Evanston as part of Evanston Made.


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




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!



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June 2020

First Saturday Evanston Art Events June

June 6

First Saturday Evanston Art Events invite you to enjoy Evanston's Art Scene via self-guided art walks, community art building projects, online galleries and more. Evanston Made Group Show & Pop Up 7th Annual Evanston Made Group Show is online this year! Start your Evanston Art…

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October 2020

Maker’s Market

October 4 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Maple Avenue Garage, 1800 Maple Avenue
Evanston, IL 60201
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