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We connect Evanston arts to the public.

WHO WE ARE

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Maker's Market

Evanston Made held its first Maker's Market on the 5th floor of Evanston’s Maple Street Garage in 2019. More than 50 Makers transformed the garage into an art fair.  In conjunction with Downtown Evanston’s Oktoberfest.

The 2020 Maker's Market is scheduled for Sunday, October 18 from 12-5pm.

Go to Maker's Market page here.

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.

Member's Portfolio Page

Every member artist gets a free portfolio page on the website. They can load as many images as they like. 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".

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.

2020 Group Show

All the entries to the 2020 Group Show can still be seen here!

Gallery Page

 

2020 Pop Up Show

The Pop Up Shop is over for now. Please go to The Art Shop for tons of great art and gifts!

Shop 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.

SIDE/LOT Experimental Film Festival

SIDE/LOT, showcases experimental and short-form videos created by video makers who live or work in Evanston as part of Evanston Made.

 

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!

Art for the Earth

*Art for the Earth 2020 in-person events have been cancelled or transitioned to online events due to ongoing health concerns.

The month long celebration of the earth through art takes place in April. Gallery exhibits, outdoor installations, presentations, a coloring book, a window contest and more.

Click here for Evanston Loves Nature Coloring Book.

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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Past Events › Evanston Made

March 2020

First Saturday Evanston March Events

March 7 @ 10:00 am - 9:00 pm

First Saturday Evanston Art Events, 3/7. Experience Evanston's Art Scene at art openings, pop up sales, community art making & more. #collectevanstonart Open Studio: Gillian Muller-Greyz, 1423 Hinman Ave., 10a-4p Sarah Chapman (jewelry), Steve Skinner (pottery), Darlys Ewoldt (metal sculpture), SPACE900, 816 Dempster St., 10a…

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Opening – Kristen Neveu Paintings at Creative Coworking

March 7 @ 5:00 pm
Creative Coworking, 922 Davis St.
Evanston, IL 60202 United States
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Free

Opening: New mixed media paintings by Kristen Neveu

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First Saturday Artist Reception: “Voices” – Portraits by Chris Froeter

March 7 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Saw Room Gallery, 1712 Sherman Ave
Evanston, IL 60201
Free

“Voices” is about intimacy, forcing us to look closer, think more openly and consider more deeply, the issues that each of us face. Chris’s large scale black & white oil portraits celebrate individuals who challenge the status quo. Outspoken, action-oriented people using their voice to…

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Expressive Painting and Qigong

March 14 @ 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Inner Gate, 1213 Wilmette Ave.
Wilmette, IL United States
$65

An afternoon of creative painting, guided meditation and gentle, mindful movement For all levels of experience. Those who don’t consider themselves “creative”, or who “can’t” meditate are especially encouraged to attend! Registration and more information at: https://www.expressyourselfcreatively.com/

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Opening Reception & Award Ceremony for Lens 2020 Exhibition

March 14 @ 5:00 pm
Perspective Fine Art Photography, 1310-1/2B Chicago Avenue
Evanston, IL 60201 United States
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Free

Juror, Catherine Edelman, owner and director of Catherine Edelman Gallery Chicago, has selected the following artists to be in Lens 2020, Perspective Gallery's international juried exhibition of fine art photography: Marilyn Canning • Javier Carmona • Nick Cipra • Bridget Conn • Gina Costa •…

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May 2020

Kiss of the Spider Woman

May 1 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Hal and Martha Hyer Wallis Theater, 1949 Campus Drive
Evanston, IL 60208 United States

Based on Manuel Puig’s 1976 novel, Kiss of the Spider Woman is an impactful tale of persecution that juxtaposes gritty realities with liberating fantasies. Set in a Buenos Aires prison, the story follows the relationship of two cellmates, Valentin and Molina, as they form an intimate bond.

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Peerless

May 15 @ 7:30 pm
Josephine Louis Theater, 20 Arts Circle Drive
Evanston, IL 60208 United States
$25

A modern twist on Macbeth, Peerless follows M & L, twins who are determined to gain admission to The College. When they discover someone else has been awarded “their” spot, the twins decide to resort to alternative methods to get what they want and let…

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Evanston Made Members Group Show Launch Party

May 20 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Come join us on Zoom for the unveiling of our June 2020 Group Show and Pop-up Shop! We miss you and look forward to seeing your faces for our meet and greet! BYO snacks and bevvies and get yourself to the nearest computer screen to…

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Evanston Art Connects, Day of Creativity

May 30 @ 12:00 am - 11:59 pm

Celebrate Evanston, build community and honor our front line workers, helpers, graduates … through ART!   Join us in a month-long Evanston community art event where anyone and everyone can make art at home and display it for all to see. Beyond front doors and…

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Evanston Made Members Group Show Launch Party

May 31 @ 5:00 pm
Evanston Art

Come join us on Zoom for the unveiling of our June 2020 Group Show and Pop-up Shop! We miss you and look forward to seeing your faces for our meet and greet! BYO snacks and bevvies and get yourself to the nearest computer screen to…

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June 2020

Evanston Made Group Show Unveiling

June 1
Evanston Made Group Show

Join us to see the public opening of the Evanston Made June Group Show!  In our new virtual gallery tour this year we will not only have the incredible art created by our Evanston Made members, we will also get to meet each of them,…

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First Saturday Evanston Art Events June

June 6

First Saturday Evanston Art Events invite you to enjoy Evanston's Art Scene via self-guided art walks, community art building projects, online galleries and more. Evanston Made Group Show & Pop Up 7th Annual Evanston Made Group Show is online this year! Start your Evanston Art…

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August 2020

Evanston Art Center Summer Gala Virtual Art Party & Auction 2020

August 28 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

The Evanston Art Center (EAC), a non-profit arts organization, proudly presents its 34th Annual Art Party and Auction taking place on Friday, August 28th, 2020 from 5:30 pm-6:30 p.m. virtually on Zoom. New this year we are having this as a virtual event!  We are…

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September 2020

First Saturday Evanston Art Events September

September 5
Amy Woodbury, 1931 Colfax Street
Evanston, IL 60201 United States
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Baz Maui Art

First Saturday Evanston Art Events, 10a-6p, enjoy Evanston's Art Scene at art openings, pop up sales, community art making & more. About this Event First Saturday Evanston Art Events invite you to enjoy Evanston's Art Scene at art openings, pop up sales, community art making…

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Pop-Up Ceramic Shop with Andryea Natkin

September 5 @ 11:00 am - September 6 @ 5:00 pm
FREE

Please join me for the weekend of Labor Day art celebration with Evanston Made! Saturday 9/5 and Sunday 9/6 from 11am - 5pm I'll set up my event tent to host a safe outdoor sale featuring my hand-built functional ceramic dishes, tumblers and tableware that…

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FROM THEN UNTIL NOW

September 5 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
1209 Maple Ave., Evanston, Il., 1209 Maple Ave.
Evanston, Illinois, IL 60202 United States
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Lea Basile-Lazarus will be having a backyard art sale on Saturday, September 5, 2020, from 11:00am - 5pm, at 1209 Maple Ave., in Evanston, IL. Please use the alley on Dempster St. or Crain St. to enter the backyard.   Lea will be selling work that…

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The Art of Recovery Exhibit

September 8
Open Studio Project, 903 Sherman Ave.
Evanston, IL 60202
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View this series of round canvases created by Veterans from the Edward Hines Jr VA Hospital. Each image represents what recovery means to them. Recovery is both a personal journey and a community process. The exhibit allows you to ponder the meaning of recovery, what…

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Studio Art Classes at the NEW Robert Crown Art Studio!

September 11 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00 am on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating indefinitely

Small, safe, socially-distanced expressive arts classes at the NEW Robert Crown Community Center! Join Open Studio Project for PreK, After-School (ages 6-12), Middle School, and adults programs! Saturday classes too!  Support your creativity, mental health, and join a supportive community if makers! Critique free and…

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Kids Studio Art Classes at Robert Crown Community Center

September 11 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

For ages 3-6, 6-12, and middle school

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Breonna Taylor: Stitching Circle

September 12 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Colvin House, 5940 N Sheridan Rd
Chicago, IL 60660 United States
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On the 6-month anniversary of Breonna's death at the hands of the Louisville MPD, join us for a solidarity stitch-in. About this Event September 12th will be 6 months since Breonna Taylor was shot and killed by officers of the Louisville Metropolitan Police Department. Please…

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