WHAT WE DO

Shop Evanston Made Holiday Market

This November & December, Evanston Made is hosting “Shop Evanston Made Holiday Market" at the former Urban Outfitters location at 921 Church Street in Downtown Evanston.

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Members Info.

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.

Check our FSE page for updates.

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, 12-5 p, for the 2021 Evanston Made Studio Tour. Visit artist studios in garages, coach houses, attics and more!

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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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Shop Evanston Made

We have a brand new shop on the Shopify platform! It's called Shop Evanston Made with a new look, new logo, new products, new everything! Just in time for holiday shopping!

Visit Shop Evanston Made!

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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October 2021

Artists Book House presents A House, Haunted

October 15 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 6:00 pm, happening 21 times

Free
Artists Book House

The spirits are stirring. The nights are growing longer. The Harley Clarke Mansion is buzzing with phantasmic vibrations. This October, prepare yourself for a few Tricks and plenty of Treats as Artists Book House resurrects its Halloween fundraiser A House, Haunted.  We’ve been toiling till…

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Celebrate Jarrett Dapier’s Brand-New Picture Book, “Mr. Watson’s Chickens”

October 16 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Book Stall, 811 Elm Street
Winnetka, IL 60093 United States
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Stop by The Book Stall (811 Elm Street in Winnetka) anytime between 10 AM and 12 noon on Saturday, Oct. 12th to meet Evanston-based author Jarrett Dapier! His new picture book, Mr. Watson's Chickens, has already received glowing reviews. Jarrett will be installed on the…

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Fall Fest at Downtown Evanston

October 16 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Downtown Evanston Fall Fest

It's fall y'all! Let's celebrate at a block party at Fountain Square with DJ Johnny Price, arts & crafts activities, craft beer, artist & maker's market, face painting and henna, snacks and special musical entertainment, the Swing Set Drum Kit! A special thanks to event…

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Artists Book House presents A House, Haunted

October 16 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 6:00 pm, happening 21 times

Free
Artists Book House

The spirits are stirring. The nights are growing longer. The Harley Clarke Mansion is buzzing with phantasmic vibrations. This October, prepare yourself for a few Tricks and plenty of Treats as Artists Book House resurrects its Halloween fundraiser A House, Haunted.  We’ve been toiling till…

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Vintage Garage Chicago Oct 17 Season Finale

October 17 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
1800 Maple Self Park Garage, 1800 Maple Self-Park Garage
Evanston, IL 60201 United States
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$6

Vintage Garage season finale with a holiday twist! Our last event of 2021 features all the great vintage you've come to expect AND vendors are saving their best holiday vintage for this show! Not only vintage clothing, vintage furniture, home decor, art and ALL of…

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Painting for People Who Think They Can’t Paint

October 17 @ 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until November 7, 2021

Zoom, pre-register at https://us02web.zoom.us/.../reg.../WN_pFZG6EkaT36SGaCGC-q6JA + Google Map
$6 – $150

Do you want to paint, but don’t know how to start, what supplies to get, and are anxious about being in a room with other people who might be “better” than you?  If that sounds like you, join Janis Post Painting for People Who Think…

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Evanston Art Center, Dan Oliver: Afire

October 17 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Evanston Art Center, 1717 Central Street
Evanston, IL 60201 United States
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Free

EXHIBITION DATES: October 16–November 10, 2021 OPENING RECEPTION: Sunday, October 17, 2021 from 1–4pm GALLERY HOURS: Monday­­–Friday, 1pm–6pm; Saturday and Sunday, 9am–4pm THE EVANSTON ART CENTER (EAC) ANNOUNCES THE OPENING OF AN EXHIBITION, DAN OLIVER: AFIRE The Evanston Art Center is pleased to invite the…

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Artists Book House presents A House, Haunted

October 17 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 6:00 pm, happening 21 times

Free
Artists Book House

The spirits are stirring. The nights are growing longer. The Harley Clarke Mansion is buzzing with phantasmic vibrations. This October, prepare yourself for a few Tricks and plenty of Treats as Artists Book House resurrects its Halloween fundraiser A House, Haunted.  We’ve been toiling till…

Find out more »

Artists Book House presents A House, Haunted

October 18 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 6:00 pm, happening 21 times

Free
Artists Book House

The spirits are stirring. The nights are growing longer. The Harley Clarke Mansion is buzzing with phantasmic vibrations. This October, prepare yourself for a few Tricks and plenty of Treats as Artists Book House resurrects its Halloween fundraiser A House, Haunted.  We’ve been toiling till…

Find out more »

Artists Book House presents A House, Haunted

October 19 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 6:00 pm, happening 21 times

Free
Artists Book House

The spirits are stirring. The nights are growing longer. The Harley Clarke Mansion is buzzing with phantasmic vibrations. This October, prepare yourself for a few Tricks and plenty of Treats as Artists Book House resurrects its Halloween fundraiser A House, Haunted.  We’ve been toiling till…

Find out more »

Artists Book House presents A House, Haunted

October 20 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 6:00 pm, happening 21 times

Free
Artists Book House

The spirits are stirring. The nights are growing longer. The Harley Clarke Mansion is buzzing with phantasmic vibrations. This October, prepare yourself for a few Tricks and plenty of Treats as Artists Book House resurrects its Halloween fundraiser A House, Haunted.  We’ve been toiling till…

Find out more »

Poetry reading with Ann Hudson, Liz Ahl, and Joanne Diaz

October 20 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
The Book Stall, 811 Elm Street
Winnetka, IL 60093 United States
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Free

On Wednesday, Oct. 20th at 6:30 PM, The Book Stall is pleased to present an online program, with poets Ann Hudson, Liz Ahl, and Joanne Diaz reading in celebration of Hudson’s new book of poetry, Glow. This virtual event is free and open to the…

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Artists Book House presents A House, Haunted

October 21 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 6:00 pm, happening 21 times

Free
Artists Book House

The spirits are stirring. The nights are growing longer. The Harley Clarke Mansion is buzzing with phantasmic vibrations. This October, prepare yourself for a few Tricks and plenty of Treats as Artists Book House resurrects its Halloween fundraiser A House, Haunted.  We’ve been toiling till…

Find out more »

Artists Book House presents A House, Haunted

October 22 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 6:00 pm, happening 21 times

Free
Artists Book House

The spirits are stirring. The nights are growing longer. The Harley Clarke Mansion is buzzing with phantasmic vibrations. This October, prepare yourself for a few Tricks and plenty of Treats as Artists Book House resurrects its Halloween fundraiser A House, Haunted.  We’ve been toiling till…

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Art & Wine Night featuring Melanie Deal and Jerry Alt

October 23 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

See new works by Melanie Deal and Jerry Alt at Creative Coworking (922 Davis in Evanston) in November and December. The opening is Saturday, Nov. 6, 4–6 p.m. Enjoy three floors of artworks by 40+ local artists plus free food and drink.

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Artists Book House presents A House, Haunted

October 23 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 6:00 pm, happening 21 times

Free
Artists Book House

The spirits are stirring. The nights are growing longer. The Harley Clarke Mansion is buzzing with phantasmic vibrations. This October, prepare yourself for a few Tricks and plenty of Treats as Artists Book House resurrects its Halloween fundraiser A House, Haunted.  We’ve been toiling till…

Find out more »

Painting for People Who Think They Can’t Paint

October 24 @ 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until November 7, 2021

Zoom, pre-register at https://us02web.zoom.us/.../reg.../WN_pFZG6EkaT36SGaCGC-q6JA + Google Map
$6 – $150

Do you want to paint, but don’t know how to start, what supplies to get, and are anxious about being in a room with other people who might be “better” than you?  If that sounds like you, join Janis Post Painting for People Who Think…

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In Focus Lecture Series: City on Fire, Chicago 1871

October 24 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Evanston Art Center, 1717 Central Street
Evanston, IL 60201 United States
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Free

On Sunday, October 24 at 2pm, join us for a virtual lecture, "City on Fire: Chicago 1871" featuring Julius L. Jones. Register today! This virtual lecture is a part of the ongoing EAC series, "In Focus." "In Focus" features a variety of talks and presentations…

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TERRAIN ON MY BLOCK

October 24 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
2759 Garrison Avenue, Evanston, Il 60201, 2759 GARRISON AVE
EVANSTON, IL 602011705 United States
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Free

Sunday, October 24, 3–5pm 2759 Garrison Ave, Evanston, ILJoin CNL Projects in a celebration of outdoor public installations on four neighboring lawns in Evanston by artists Paul Lederer, Spencer Krywy, Julie Rivera, and Rahma Shahid, as part of the Terrain Biennial. Meet new friends, talk to artists, and share in…

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Artists Book House presents A House, Haunted

October 24 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 6:00 pm, happening 21 times

Free
Artists Book House

The spirits are stirring. The nights are growing longer. The Harley Clarke Mansion is buzzing with phantasmic vibrations. This October, prepare yourself for a few Tricks and plenty of Treats as Artists Book House resurrects its Halloween fundraiser A House, Haunted.  We’ve been toiling till…

Find out more »
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