WHAT WE DO
We connect Evanston arts to the public.
WHO WE ARE
We are the home for discovering Evanston art events
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!
Make The Art Shop your holiday gift giving destination!
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.
Donate to Evanston by Donating to Evanston Made!
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 came through at staggered entrance times creating a calm socially distanced shopping experience throughout the afternoon.
We are so grateful to all the artisans and customers for braving the cold and supporting the arts in Evanston with enthusiasm and joy!
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.
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.
Past Events › Evanston Made
Shop a curated collection of one-of-a-kind antique, vintage and mid-century modern pieces at the Swantiques Pop-Up! Featuring Peak Stuff Vintage, Coucou & Olive and John Liberty Art. October 3 - 25, 2020 518 Main Street Evanston, IL Thursday-Sunday 11 am - 6 pmFind out more »
EVENT INFORMATION The Evanston Art Center's Winter Arts & Crafts Expo is one of the largest and most celebrated shows in the Chicago area. The Annual Expo showcases arts and crafts by over 140 selected artisans, featuring original, handmade works of jewelry, ceramics, fiber, metal,…Find out more »
The Evanston Art Center(EAC) is pleased to invite the public to the opening of four exhibitions featuring the work of Jelena Berenc, Chris Hyndman, Carlos Melian and Hiromi Tanaka. The artist will be present during the Meet The Artist event taking place Sunday, October 4,…Find out more »
What you see through the window is a labyrinth formed from hundreds of clay objects—artifacts of the interior of people’s fists that we call clenches. Hundreds of people made them. They forcefully squeezed soft clay to express frustration, determination, grief, a sense of urgency, or…Find out more »
Evanston Made is working with building owners, Downtown Evanston, SSAs and the City of Evanston, to activate vacant spaces and empty commercial storefronts with art, fashion, design and more. During October in Downtown Evanston, several buildings host installations in storefronts; 700 Church Street and 1704…Find out more »
October 18, from 12-5 pm, Evanston Made presents the Maker's Market, in the Maple Street Garage in Downtown Evanston, $5 entry fee, kids 18 and under free. Artists and artisans will set up shop on the 5th floor of the Maple Street Garage to sell…Find out more »
We are excited to feature music and dance performances during the Maker’s Market! At 12p, Gillian Colledge will perform several Bach and Mozart pieces on the violin. Gillian is an 8th grader at Nichols Middle School. She has been playing violin for 9 years under…Find out more »
Calling all art lovers! We've teamed up with Evanston Made to celebrate the opening of Graduate Evanston Hotel at 1625 Hinman Avenue and support our wonderful community of artists. Artists will be set up on the sidewalk space outside the front of our hotel. Come…Find out more »
The Evanston Art Center (EAC) is pleased to invite the public to the opening of the newest addition to our exhibition programming: “In Focus” Lecture Series. The series brings art professionals and practicing artists to the Art Center to share their knowledge through presentation and…Find out more »
We are pleased to present to you a selection of haunted tales, read by some of our favorite writers. For this anthology, you get to pick and choose which order you’d like to hear these creepy stories, and how many you want to experience. Curated…Find out more »
Linda Summerfield and Evanston Made are partnering to raise funds for Colin Kaepernick’s Know Your Rights Legal Defense Initiative with a Mail Art Fundraiser! Mail Art from around the world will be on display in the windows at 1100 Florence Gallery and online, and sold…Find out more »
First Saturday Evanston Art Events, 9a-9p, enjoy Evanston's Art Scene at art openings, pop up sales, studio tour & more. Mask Up & Social Distancing. Keep Evanston Artsy! See, Share, Sell Evanston Art! #collectevanstonart Click here for the Google Map that has MORE art to…Find out more »
Saturday November 7th 11-3pm-OUTDOOR POP up OUTSIDE THE OUTPOST!!!!! Get your Craftivist Kits, Activist T-Shirts & Hoodies, Kids Art Kits, Fine Art Prints, Custom T-Shirt, Hoodie & Print Ordering, Class Sign Ups and MORE!!!!!! Visit us OUTSIDE Art Makers Outpost 609 South Boulevard Evanston IL…Find out more »
The "HOPE in the DARK: Why I’m Voting" is fine art photo exhibition fundraiser that will have its socially-distanced CLOSING Open House on Sat. Nov. 7 from 12:00pm to 6:00pm at Creative Coworking at 922 Davis St. Evanston. This show's goal is to raise money…Find out more »
Art Installation Day of the Dead (front yard art) by Teresa Parod, 2319 Thayer St., best seen after darkFind out more »
Join in a virtual conversation with our November exhibition artists, Anthony Iacuzzi and Kurt Kramer Thursday, November 12, 2020, 7:00 - 8:15 p.m. (Please visit our website to register for this Zoom event.) Exhibition is now on display through Sunday, November 29, 2020 Gallery Hours:…Find out more »
Showcasing the 4th quartet of Evanston award-winning composer Stacy Garrop, a concert to benefit Evanston In-School Music Association (EISMA) will be live-streamed Sunday, November 15 at 4:00 P.M. Acclaimed Evanston musicians Elizandro Garcia-Montoya, Mathias Tacke, Sarah Plum, Catherine Brubaker, and Nick Photinos will perform to…Find out more »
Join the Evanston Arts Council and Mayor Hagerty for A Bright Night for the Arts at 5:00 p.m. on 11/19. We will celebrate the art and artists of Evanston and announce the Mayor's Awards for the Arts. Fun, free and all are welcome. Just register…Find out more »
Chris Pappan is a Native American artist, enrolled in the Osage Nation and of Kaw and Cheyenne River Lakota descent. Born in Colorado Springs, Colorado, Pappan studied at the Institute of American Indian Arts, and is a self-described "Lowbrow Native" artist, with his work based…Find out more »
At this virtual artist talk, guests will have the opportunity to hear from Barbara L. Sykes. At the end of the event, we will have a Q&A session. ABOUT THE EXHIBITION Ethereal Abstractions is an uplifting solo watercolor painting series featuring work by Barbara L. Sykes that…Find out more »