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.

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!

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.

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.

FEATURED EVENTS

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Upcoming Events

April 2019

Swantiques Spring Pop-Up event

April 26 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Swantiques, 2016 Central Street
Evanston, IL 60201 United States
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Located at 2016 Central Street in Evanston, the Pop-Up shop will celebrate its opening night on Friday, April 26th from 6 pm – 9 pm to coincide with the Central Street Business Association’s April In Paris spring event. Come mingle with friends and neighbors, enjoy refreshments, and shop the unique…

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May 2019

Confluence: Judith Roston Freilich and Casey Sills

May 2 @ 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Space 900 Gallery, 816 Dempster
Evanston, IL 60202 United States
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Contemporary Finds Opening Night Event

May 4 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Ice House Gallery, 609 South Boulevard
Evanston, IL 60202 United States
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Opening Night for our next Main Show, Contemporary Finds.  Over 20 local artists debut their work in what promises to be a fun, energizing, happy night! Fresh art, food, music.  Open house style, so do stop by, meet and greet the artists, and celebrate local artists.

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Up From Down Home

May 10 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Evanston Civic Center, 2100 Ridge Avenue
Evanston, IL 60202 United States
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An exhibit of a series of paintings which support the written narrative of the Simmon's family migration out of rural Alabama in the early 1950's. Also included in the exhibit will be the artist's wooden carvings of friends, family and acquaintances.

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Victor Ing Exhibit Reception

May 11 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Swantiques, 2016 Central Street
Evanston, IL 60201 United States
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Swantiques is excited to share a stunning collection of the watercolor paintings of Victor Ing. Ing was a graduate of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a longtime North Shore resident. He was elected to the American Watercolor Society in 1968 and…

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Tom Krol Concert Series

May 11 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Ice House Gallery, 609 South Boulevard
Evanston, IL 60202 United States
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$10.00

Join us for this and/or two more evenings of of beautiful music by classically trained guitarist and Chicago native Tom Krol. Enjoy his unique style and original songs alongside local art and refreshments! Tom’s live music shows are an eclectic mix of solo Latin & Classical guitar…

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Fire Cat!- Punk Concert

May 18 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Ice House Gallery, 609 South Boulevard
Evanston, IL 60202 United States
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$15.00

Fire Cat! plays fun punk rock with reggae influences. The song topics vary from introspective soul searching, to outward views on the political landscape all while keeping the lyrical content free of cursing (rare this day and age). So put on you dancing shoes and…

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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

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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