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We connect Evanston arts to the public.

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The 2021 Evanston Made Group Show!

Mark the dates! May 28-June 30 the Group Show returns to the Evanston Art Center! Evanston Made members are invited to sign up to participate now! This will be an in person event based on safety guidelines at the time. We expect to have an opening reception Friday May 28. More details to follow.

Artist member sign up here.

 

Art for the Earth Returns!

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! Click for more info!

 

Maker's Market

This year Maker's Market will come to the Maple Street Garage SIX times!

The First Saturday of each month from 12-5pm we will host a Maker's Market. Sign up now for one or for all six Markets!

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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 !

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.

Make a Donation to Evanston Made!

At Evanston Made, we help artists show, share and sell their works.

Your contribution directly supports our mission by funding programming that is free and open to the public, connecting artists to the community. Click here for more.

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.

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".

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 FSE page for updates and keep up with our Instagram and Facebook pages.

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.

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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March 2021

Youth Open Studio Classes at Robert Crown

March 5 @ 4:00 pm - April 13 @ 5:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Friday, repeating indefinitely

$175 – $195

Open Studio Process classes for ages 6-14 at Robert Crown facilitated by Annette O'Donnell, member artist, art educator, and Open Studio Facilitator.

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artruckISH

March 14 @ 8:00 am - May 14 @ 5:00 pm

In March 2021, we invite 100 artists to make an image on an 8.5 x 11 embossed sheet. I have embossed the 100 sheets with an outline of a room, or of an inside of a truck. We are distributing these sheets to 100 artists.…

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PRINTemps: Julie Cowan Lithographs

March 21 @ 8:00 am - May 2 @ 5:00 pm

Showing a few images at Village Farmstand at 810 Dempster Street in Evanston. Some of the works are food related, and all are related to rebirth and spring - or le PRINTemps. A few of the pieces are part of a series of "rounds" that…

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April 2021

Missing: The Tree at Greenwood Beach – Joerg Metzner at Perspective Gallery

April 2 @ 12:00 pm - April 25 @ 5:00 pm
Perspective Fine Art Photography, 1310-1/2B Chicago Avenue
Evanston, IL 60201 United States
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An exhibit of photographs by Joerg Metzner chronicling that little tree at Greenwood Beach throughout 2020.

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Art Exhibit: Imagining Evanston! New paintings by Mark Cleveland

April 3 @ 8:00 am - April 30 @ 5:00 pm
1100 Florence, 1100 Florence Ave.
Evanston, IL 60202 United States
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This April, on exhibit in the 1100 Florence Gallery windows, see new works by artist Mark Cleveland, plein air paintings of Evanston favorites. Artist Statement Immersed in wilderness, I have learned to appreciate the intimate changes of color, form and light in the distant mountains…

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Missing: The Tree at Greenwood Beach – Joerg Metzner at Perspective Gallery

April 5 - April 25
Perspective Fine Art Photography, 1310-1/2B Chicago Avenue
Evanston, IL 60201 United States
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An exhibit of photographs by Joerg Metzner chronicling that little tree at Greenwood Beach through out 2020.

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An Exploration in Porcelain

April 5 - April 30
Free

Sarah Luepker is a ceramist who explores her identity and ideas through her work. This collection in particular is an expression of how her aesthetic sense (which leans heavily on motifs of beauty in nature) is shaped by her Chinese-American identity.

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Baz Cumberbatch @ Museum of Science and Industry Chicago “Black Creativity Juried Art Exhibition”

April 7 @ 8:00 am - July 4 @ 5:00 pm
Museum of Science and Industry Chicago, 5700 S Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60637 United States
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See Art by Evanston Made artist Baz Cumberbatch and more than 200 dynamic works from both professional and amateur African-American artists from around the country.

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Virtual Storytime with Award-winning Author/Illustrator Elisha Cooper!

April 13 @ 5:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Free

On Tuesday, April 13th at 5 PM, The Book Stall is delighted to host award-winning author and illustrator Elisha Cooper for a storytime featuring his brand-new picture book, Yes & No, a timeless tale of friendship and the joys (and trials) of siblinghood.  We recommend this event for ages 3…

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Book Release Party for Natalie Lund and “The Sky Above Us”

April 13 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
The Book Stall, 811 Elm Street
Winnetka, IL 60093 United States
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Free

On Tuesday, April 13th at 6:30 PM, The Book Stall celebrates the release of Natalie Lund's new young adult novel, The Sky Above Us with a virtual program. Natalie will be in conversation with fellow writer Kimberly Gabriel, the author of Every Stolen Breath. This program is recommended…

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Evanston Art Center, Virtual Artist Talk: Joanna Pinsky

April 15 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Evanston Art Center, 1717 Central Street
Evanston, IL 60201 United States
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Free

Join us for a virtual artist talk with Joanna Pinsky via Zoom on Thursday, April 15 from 5:30 - 6:30pm! At this virtual artist talk, guests will have the opportunity to hear from Joanna Pinsky. At the end of the event, we will have a Q&A…

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Nature Sketching with Shruti Vijay

April 17 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Bird Sanctuary Beach, 1811 Sheridan Road
Evanston, IL United States
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Free

Join Evanston Made artist Shruti Vijay for a nature walk and sketching session at Clark Street beach close to the Bird Santuary on April 17th from 10a-12p. (Rain date 4/18 11am) Shruti is an urban, plein air sketcher, watercolor artist and nature lover! You can…

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Virtual Flower Arranging Party: April in Paris

April 17 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Evanston Art Center, 1717 Central Street
Evanston, IL 60201 United States
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Invite your friends to a Virtual Flower Arranging Party: April in Paris! Please join us for a fun afternoon celebrating April in Paris! At this virtual event, you will learn to make a Hand Tied Bouquet Parisian Style and decorate a Parisian themed cookie. Event…

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Painting for People Who Think They Can’t Paint

April 18 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Sundays in April
Zoom, pre-register at https://us02web.zoom.us/.../reg.../WN_pFZG6EkaT36SGaCGC-q6JA + Google Map
$4 – $100

A four-week virtual workshop.

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Missing: The Tree at Greenwood Beach – Virtual Artist’s Discussion with Joerg Metzner

April 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Virtual Artist’s Discussion with Joerg Metzner about his series of photographs on Display at Perspective Gallery chronicling the tree at Greenwood Beach. Register for the virtual artist's discussion: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYpf-uoqD4jG9FhwYt7G8ZY_ctova7S_qaR

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Painting for People Who Think They Can’t Paint

April 25 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Sundays in April
Zoom, pre-register at https://us02web.zoom.us/.../reg.../WN_pFZG6EkaT36SGaCGC-q6JA + Google Map
$4 – $100

A four-week virtual workshop.

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Perspective Gallery May exhibit: ANTHONY IACUZZI and KURT KRAMER

April 29 @ 12:00 pm - May 30 @ 5:00 pm
Perspective Fine Art Photography, 1310-1/2B Chicago Avenue
Evanston, IL 60201 United States
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free

© Anthony Iacuzzi ANTHONY IACUZZI POLYTONAL: A VISUAL MONOGRAPH OF CHICAGO ARCHITECTURE The images in Anthony Iacuzzi's exhibition titled "Polytonal" are a combination of monochromatic and color images of buildings located in Chicago's central business district. Some of the buildings captured by Iacuzzi with his…

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Evanston Art Center, Virtual Artist Talk: Figures / Faces

April 29 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Evanston Art Center, 1717 Central Street
Evanston, IL 60201 United States
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Free

Join us for virtual artist talks via Zoom on Thursday, April 29 from 5:30 - 6:30pm! This event will feature our current exhibiting artists: Jenie Gao, Charity Henderson, Mary Porterfield, Nancy Rosen and Kateryna Tkachenko At the end of the talk, we will have a Q&A…

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May 2021

Maker’s Market

May 1 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Maple Street Parking Garage, 1800 Maple Street
Evanston, IL 60202 United States
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Evanston Made and Downtown Evanston present Maker's Markets 2021, where shoppers buy direct from Chicagoland makers, 50 shoppers at a time! Outdoors, in a covered parking garage, this market features hundreds of handmade goods including art, craft, wearables, jewelry, stationary, handbags, etc. Purchase Tickets to…

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Perspective Gallery opening reception: KURT KRAMER RETROGRAPHS

May 8 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Perspective Fine Art Photography, 1310-1/2B Chicago Avenue
Evanston, IL 60201 United States
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free

KURT KRAMER RETROGRAPHS  While somewhat house-bound and experimenting this past summer, Kurt Kramer decided to print a few photographs on watercolor paper. He loved the retro look and decided to use it as the basis for this collection titled "Retrographs." For this exhibition, Kramer has…

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