2023 Evanston Made Year at a Glance

Here's a peak at what's is scheduled for 2023.. Check back for updates throughout the year!

Links to Register are updated in Member Services and in your Monthly Member Newsletter the 15th of each Month.  They will also be available on your FB EM Member page.


01/4  First Saturday

01/4-1/28 3D & Textiles Group Show Jan

1/11 Get Down for Good Fundraiser at Evanston Pour (Fundraiser)

1/12 J Thome workshop at Florence

1/18 J Elias workshop at Florence

1/20 J Chernoff demo at Florence

1/26 J Thome workshop at Florence

1/29 Artist Closing Reception



2/4 First Saturday

2/4-2/26 Printmaking Group Show at 1100 Florence

2/4 S. Mucino Lithograph workshop at Florence

2/6 Member Mixer at Art Maker’s Outpost 6-8p 

2/15 L.Pinto Woodblock workshop at Florence

2/23 S Mucino Gel Plate workshop at Florence

2/22 All Member Meeting, via Zoom 7-8p

2/25 B Adler Cyanotype workshop 

2/26 B Blount Letterpress workshop

2/26 Printmaking member closing party


3/4 First Saturday

3/4-3/12 June Chen Ahleman exhibit at 1100 Florence

3/19-3/19 35 and Under Emerging Artist Show, Curated by Scott Greenberg

3/23 Rob Larson Artist reception & Member Mixer, Ten Thousand Villages 5-7p (Fundraiser)


4/1 First Saturday

4/12 Professional Development- 7-8p REGISTER

"Presenting your work - from photography to framing, we’ll share the checklist every artist and maker needs to have before taking work to market!" 1100 Florence Ave. 30 people max.

4/22 Earth Day 

4/27 Member Mixer at Ten Thousand Villages

Artist led Workshops


5/4 MDM & EM Arty Party at Binny’s

5/6 First Saturday 

5/7 Maker’s Market 12-5p, 1800 Maple Ave Garage, 5th floor

5/18 MDM & EM Arts and Beverage Crawl, 5-7p (Fundraiser)

5/9  Member Mixer at Beer on Central



6/1: DTE Thursday Night Market

6/2 Opening reception 2nd Annual BIPOC Group Show at EAC

6/3 First Saturday 

6/3 Open Studio Tour

All Month BIPOC Group Show

June Plein Air artists workshop series tba 5/24/23


7/1 First Saturday

7/6 DTE Thursday Night Live Market

7/8, 9a-4p, Don Yang Class, “Getting Started with Plein Air Painting”. Register for a full day instructional experience. Fee $125. Scholarships available.

7/9-7/16 Evanston Plein Air Festival

  • 7/9: First formal day of painting competition at locations across Evanston
  • 7/9-7/15: 75 Artist paint across Evanston. Local competitions, “Pop up” painting challenges and educational activities for community aspiring and professional artists- special prizes
  • 7/ 9: Plein Air Festival Welcome & Orientation for Artists: Festival Director Mark Cleveland @ Temperance Beer Co. Dempster Street 1-3 PM Artist Market 
  • 7/9- 7/10: Beach Day Painting allowed on Evanston Beaches for non-residents
  • 7/15, 4-8p, MDM Plein Air Music Festival and Front Porch Concert Tour, Live Music, Local businesses selling food and wine, picnic tables, kids activity, mini classic car show, just general neighborhood family fun. 
  • 7/15, “Best of Main Dempster Mile”, Cash Prize 
  • 7/16, 8 AM-Noon: Demonstration Pastel Artist and Judge Nancy King Mertz, 12-3p, Fountain Square: Judging, Awards and Artist Pop up Sales Event
  • 7/16: Plein Air for Children (12-16) : Anna Cherkashina Instructor (location)

7/20: Central Street Pop Up Event @ Mack’s Bicycles - artist display work featuring Central Street and compete for “Best Macks” prize - food & music


8/3 DTE Thursday Night Live Market

8/5 First Saturday

8/6 Maker’s Market

8/19 Maddie and Tom’s wedding! 


9/2 First Saturday

9/7 DTE Thursday Live Market



10/6 & 10/7 Group Show of Studio Tour Artists

10/7 First Saturday

10/7 Open Studio Tour

10/8 Maker’s Market



11/4 First Saturday

Group Show


12/2 First Saturday

Holiday Market

12/31 NYE Auction 

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