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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.

 

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.

Maker's Market

The 2nd Annual Maker's Market was a huge success! 75 vendors transformed the 5th floor of Evanston's Maple Street Garage into an art fair! 500 customers visited at staggered times to create a calm socially distanced experience throughout the day.

We are so grateful to all the artisans and customers for braving the cold and supporting the arts in Evanston with enthusiasm and joy!

Click here for a photo recap!

Winter Wonderland at Canal Shores!

Join us for a monthlong celebration of winter at the Canal Shores Golf Course. Make nature art for the community to enjoy, stop by for a fire pit visit or just stroll the open land. Click for more information.

 

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 calendar for updates and keep up with our Instagram and Facebook pages.

The Interview Project

Lisa D interviews every artist participating in the June 2020 Group Show and Pop Up (thats 95 artists!). Once you know the artist's story you'll love their art even more.

The Interview Project

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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January 2021

LOST AND FOUND: A Perspectives on Photography Zoom Lecture and Discussion with Kevin Myazaki

January 24 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Zoom, pre-register at https://us02web.zoom.us/.../reg.../WN_pFZG6EkaT36SGaCGC-q6JA + Google Map
free

Kevin J. Miyazaki is a fourth generation Japanese American, born and raised in Milwaukee. His childhood in a Wisconsin suburb created a desire later in life to examine his ethnicity and ancestral history in Hawaii, the West Coast and Japan. Stories from his own family…

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EAC “In Focus” Lecture Series: Holly Clayson, Modern Art and Light/s

January 31 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Evanston Art Center, 1717 Central Street
Evanston, IL 60201 United States
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Free

On Sunday, January 31, 2021 at 2pm, join us for a lecture about Modern Art and Light/s featuring Holly Clayson.  This lecture is a part of the ongoing EAC series, "In Focus." "In Focus" features a variety of talks and presentations by ​artists, art professionals, historians and more!…

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February 2021

Winter Wonderland

February 1 - February 28
Canal Shores, 1030 Central St
Evanston, IL 60201 United States
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Canal Shores, Downtown Evanston + Evanston Made invite the public to create an outdoor art experience across 18 holes with a Nature Art Exhibit! Feb. 1-28, the public is invited to create visual treasures throughout the golf course to surprise and delight visitors. Projects can range…

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Wine in the Wilderness

February 5
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until February 7, 2021

$10,

Vision and Voices, a Black Playwrights Reading Series Presents: Wine in the Wilderness by Alice Childress, directed by Jasmine B. Gunter. Run time: 90 minutes, with a talk back and designer presentations. “For a time I thought I was about to move into another world,…

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Wine in the Wilderness

February 6
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until February 7, 2021

$10,

Vision and Voices, a Black Playwrights Reading Series Presents: Wine in the Wilderness by Alice Childress, directed by Jasmine B. Gunter. Run time: 90 minutes, with a talk back and designer presentations. “For a time I thought I was about to move into another world,…

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First Saturday Evanston Art Events February

February 6
Open Studio Project, 903 Sherman Ave.
Evanston, IL 60202
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The weather outside will be more than cold and we want everyone to stay safe and warm during this cold snap. That being said, our art partners have been working hard to create and curate First Saturday Evanston Art Events this Saturday, Feb. 6, for…

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CoffeeLab Artist Series February Exhibit

February 6 - February 28
coffeeLab, 910 Noyes St
Evanston, IL 60201
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Free

Various Evanston Artists highlighted each month at CoffeeLab Evanston on Noyes St.

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Wine in the Wilderness

February 7
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until February 7, 2021

$10,

Vision and Voices, a Black Playwrights Reading Series Presents: Wine in the Wilderness by Alice Childress, directed by Jasmine B. Gunter. Run time: 90 minutes, with a talk back and designer presentations. “For a time I thought I was about to move into another world,…

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Creative Badassity: Painting for People Who Think They Can’t Paint

February 7 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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Weekly for four Sundays in February,
$4 – $100

Registration is open for the February session of  Creative Badassity: Painting for People Who Think They Can't Paint  This course is specifically designed for anyone who would like to paint/have a creative outlet, but stopped yourself because: You don’t think you’re “creative”, “talented” or an…

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EAC “In Focus” Lecture Series: Rebecca Zorach, Abolition Art

February 7 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Evanston Art Center, 1717 Central Street
Evanston, IL 60201 United States
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Free

On Sunday, February 7, 2021 at 2pm, join us for a virtual lecture about Abolition Art featuring Rebecca Zorach.  This lecture is a part of the ongoing EAC series, "In Focus." "In Focus" features a variety of talks and presentations by ​artists, art professionals, historians and more! As…

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“DEAR EDWARD” A CONVERSATION WITH NOVELIST ANN NAPOLITANO

February 7 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Book Stall, 811 Elm Street
Winnetka, IL 60093 United States
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Free

On Sunday, Feb. 7th at 2:00 PM CTS, The Book Stall welcomes novelist Ann Napolitano for a virtual event! She'll be discussing her acclaimed novel Dear Edward (new in paperback!) with Wilmette librarian Amy Barrow. This event is free, but registration is required. Sign up…

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The Death of the Last Black Man in the Whole Entire World AKA the Negro Book of the Dead

February 12
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until February 14, 2021

$10,

Vision and Voices, a Black Playwrights Reading Series Presents: The Death of the Last Black Man in the Whole Entire World AKA the Negro Book of the Dead by Suzan Lori-Parks, directed by Manna-Symone Middlebrooks. A woman tries to feed her husband a fried drumstick.…

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The Death of the Last Black Man in the Whole Entire World AKA the Negro Book of the Dead

February 13
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until February 14, 2021

$10,

Vision and Voices, a Black Playwrights Reading Series Presents: The Death of the Last Black Man in the Whole Entire World AKA the Negro Book of the Dead by Suzan Lori-Parks, directed by Manna-Symone Middlebrooks. A woman tries to feed her husband a fried drumstick.…

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The Death of the Last Black Man in the Whole Entire World AKA the Negro Book of the Dead

February 14
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until February 14, 2021

$10,

Vision and Voices, a Black Playwrights Reading Series Presents: The Death of the Last Black Man in the Whole Entire World AKA the Negro Book of the Dead by Suzan Lori-Parks, directed by Manna-Symone Middlebrooks. A woman tries to feed her husband a fried drumstick.…

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Creative Badassity: Painting for People Who Think They Can’t Paint

February 14 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Weekly for four Sundays in February,
$4 – $100

Registration is open for the February session of  Creative Badassity: Painting for People Who Think They Can't Paint  This course is specifically designed for anyone who would like to paint/have a creative outlet, but stopped yourself because: You don’t think you’re “creative”, “talented” or an…

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Artist talk with Perspective Gallery photographers Sandra Ullmann and Bob Tanner

February 18 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Perspective Fine Art Photography, 1310-1/2B Chicago Avenue
Evanston, IL 60201 United States
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free

Sandra Ullmann and Bob Tanner will talk about their current exhibits at Perspective Gallery.  See the Perspective Gallery website to sign up for this online Zoom discussion:  https://www.perspectivegallery.org/ Sandra's show is entitled Representation/Abstraction:  Bangladesh in Light and Shadow.  "In this series, I am fascinated by light…

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Evanston Art Center, Meet the Artist: Jiaqi Zhang

February 21 @ 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Evanston Art Center, 1717 Central Street
Evanston, IL 60201 United States
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Free

The Evanston Art Center is pleased to invite the public to the opening of an exhibition featuring work by Jiaqi Zhang. --- REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Please register online through Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/meet-the-artist-jiaqi-zhang-tickets-138862749221?fbclid=IwAR2v5J38EkRv_zVJ3pfA4G3XMjabyKAWchYSM28QvqKkfjFmB4olegn5JCY --- ABOUT THE EVENT | 吃了吗? Have you eaten? I invite you to this…

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Creative Badassity: Painting for People Who Think They Can’t Paint

February 21 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Weekly for four Sundays in February,
$4 – $100

Registration is open for the February session of  Creative Badassity: Painting for People Who Think They Can't Paint  This course is specifically designed for anyone who would like to paint/have a creative outlet, but stopped yourself because: You don’t think you’re “creative”, “talented” or an…

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Evanston Art Center, Meet the Artist: Michael K. Paxton

February 28 @ 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Evanston Art Center, 1717 Central Street
Evanston, IL 60201 United States
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Free

On Sunday, February 28, 2021, the Evanston Art Center is pleased to invite the public to the opening of Interpolations featuring the work of Michael K. Paxton. The artist will be present during the event. Registration is required. Sign up via Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/meet-the-artist-michael-k-paxton-tickets-139485832881 Time slots…

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Creative Badassity: Painting for People Who Think They Can’t Paint

February 28 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Weekly for four Sundays in February,
$4 – $100

Registration is open for the February session of  Creative Badassity: Painting for People Who Think They Can't Paint  This course is specifically designed for anyone who would like to paint/have a creative outlet, but stopped yourself because: You don’t think you’re “creative”, “talented” or an…

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