WHAT WE DO

We connect Evanston arts to the public.

WHO WE ARE

We are the home for discovering Evanston art events

Artist Galleries

All member artists have a unique page created on evanstonmade.org featuring a their art, a selfie if they wish and short artist statement, as well as links to contact info, websites and social media accounts.

Events

Evanston Made hosts artist events throughout the year. We organize and promote First Saturday Art Events every month. We sponsor studio tours and collaborations with retail hosts, host pop up shows and workshops. City wide studio tours in June and September, along with the month long Evanston Made group show at the Evanston Arts Center in June is one of the biggest arts events in the city. This year we introduced the Maker's Market and monthly Members Mixers.

Calendar

The one-stop spot for what's happening today, what's starting tomorrow. The Community Calendar is a self serve calendar for all cultural events in Evanston. The EM calendar promotes our members events only.

Memberships

"Membership has its privileges," as members of Evanston Made surely know! Membership fees designed for artists, businesses and partners guarantee entry and/or participation in events all year round, as well as all of our promotional efforts, events, resources and news. We offer varied membership options to include all of the Evanston art loving community. Please click on the membership page for more details.

Resources

Our goal is to provide Evanston artists with links and recommendations for all the services they may need. In addition to our calendar of events, we provide a current listing of framers, photographers, as well as call-for-artists and more.

Shop

We are building a robust online shop filled with our member's handmade products. Online sales have become the norm for all sales, including art, and we want to make sure our artists can be found by anyone anywhere.

OUR NEWEST MEMBERS

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FEATURED EVENTS

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Past Events › Evanston Made

December 2019

A Bright Night For The Arts

December 5, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Free

Community members are invited to recognize and celebrate all those who help make Evanston a vibrant and creative community at the annual “A Bright Night for the Arts” celebration. Mayor Hagerty will present the Mayor's Awards for the Arts to honorees selected by the Evanston…

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First Saturday Evanston December Art Events

December 7, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Evanston Art Events

First Saturday Evanston Art Events, 12/7, 10-8p, enjoy Evanston's Art Scene at art openings, community art making, & more. #collectevanstonart Pottery sale with Joanna Kramer, Julia Finlayson & Cassie Rodgers, WARE Studios, 1040 Wesley Ave., 10a-5p Midwest Clay Guild Holiday Ceramics Sale, 1601 Payne St.,…

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Socorro Mucino & Janet Webber “A Show of Print”

December 7, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Noyes Cultural Arts Center, 927 Noyes Street, Studio 215
Evanston, IL 60201 United States
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Socorro Mucino & Janet Webber Exhibit Join the artist in their printmaking studio! Show continues to December 18. First Floor Gallery #220 927 Noyes St. 3-5p

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December Members Mixer at Sarah Kaiser Studio!

December 17, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Noyes Cultural Arts Center, 927 Noyes Street, Studio 215
Evanston, IL 60201 United States
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Join us Tuesday December 17 from 7-9pm for our December Members Mixer. For members only! We'll be meeting at Sarah Kaiser's studio in the Noyes Building. (We won't be painting but Sarah holds classes there!) 927 Noyes St in Evanston. Studio 215. Go to this…

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January 2020

First Saturday Evanston Art Events January 2020

January 4 @ 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm

First Saturday Evanston Art Events, 1/4, 12-8p, enjoy Evanston's Art Scene at art openings, pop up sales, community art making & more. Photo credit: Gay Riseborough #collectevanstonart  South Branch of Evanston Public Library; 900 Chicago Ave, 2-3p Molly Cranch & Shellie Argeanton, Creative Coworking, 922…

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The Art of Teaching Opening Reception

January 4 @ 5:00 pm
Ice House Gallery, 609 South Boulevard
Evanston, IL 60202 United States
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Free

Art Created by 20 local educators opens TONIGHT with an open Reception from 5-8 pm,  Come meet the artists & enjoy refreshments in the newly made-over Gallery! Spiro Bolos, Annamaria Castellucci, Alexandra Coffee, Brennen French, Anne Gavitt, Rabbi Douglas Goldhamer, Steve Hamann, Eszter Hargittai, Jordin…

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IG for Artists who don’t LOVE IG!

January 16 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
1100 Florence, 1100 Florence Ave.
Evanston, IL 60202 United States
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Yeah! Our first Professional Development Series Workshop is coming! January 16 from 6:30-8 pm at 1100 Florence Gallery. "Instagram for Artists who don't LOVE Instagram" will be presented by our own social media wiz Liz Cramer. Liz will also have a special guest...the very talented, prolific…

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Opening Reception: Azadeh Hussaini “ArchiWalls”

January 19 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Evanston Art Center, 1717 Central Street
Evanston, IL 60201 United States
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Free

ArchiWalls showcases the abstract work of Azadeh Hussaini, who uses newspaper forms to question social behavior and other aspects of the human condition. Azadeh Hussaini is a Chicago-based Iranian-American visual artist and art educator. She obtained a BFA in Painting from Azad Art University in Tehran…

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Opening Reception: Evanston Art Center Faculty Exhibition

January 19 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Evanston Art Center, 1717 Central Street
Evanston, IL 60201 United States
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Free

The Evanston Art Center (EAC) boasts over 90 accomplished artists as faculty members teaching in ten visual art departments. This January, we spotlight over 60 of our talented instructors in this biennial exhibition displaying the breadth and depth of our faculty's artistic abilities. This exhibition…

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Panel Discussion: Azadeh Hussaini “ArchiWalls”

January 26 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Evanston Art Center, 1717 Central Street
Evanston, IL 60201 United States
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Free

Join us for a panel discussion with Azadeh Hussaini and Leili Adibfar, PhD Candidate, Modern and Contemporary Art with an Emphasis on Iran at UIC. They will be discussion Hussaini's solo exhibition ArchiWalls. ArchiWalls showcases the abstract work of Azadeh Hussaini, who uses newspaper forms…

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Winter Meditations by Sara Piepmeier

January 29 @ 8:00 am - February 3 @ 5:00 pm
Noyes Cultural Arts Center, 927 Noyes Street, Studio 215
Evanston, IL 60201 United States
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Morning Meditations by Sara Piepmeier runs through February 3 at Noyes Cultural Arts Center, First Floor Gallery. Sally (Sara) Piepmeier Noyes Studio 212 312-358-5703

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February 2020

I Love Evanston Group Show

February 1 @ 8:00 am - February 12 @ 5:00 pm
1100 Florence, 1100 Florence Ave.
Evanston, IL 60202 United States
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Group Show featuring works by Evanston Made Member Artists expressing their love for Evanston! Exhibit includes photography, painting, ceramics, fiber art and more. All priced to move. All ideal gifts to help your loved ones collect Evanston art! Photo by artist Wendy Scofield. Opening reception…

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First Saturday Evanston January Art Events

February 1 @ 10:00 am - 9:00 pm

First Saturday Evanston Art Events, 2/1, 10-8p, enjoy Evanston's Art Scene at art openings, pop up sales, community art making & more. #collectevanstonart Transgender witness quilt sewing circle with Melissa Blount at the North Branch of Evanston Public Library, 2026 Central St., 1-4p The Sarah…

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Art and Meditation Workshop

February 1 @ 1:00 pm
Studio 215, 927 Noyes St Studio 215
Evanston, IL 60201
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$40.00

Explore the connection between meditation and drawing by practicing simple and expressive drawing techniques. Experience how the act of drawing itself can be used as a meditation technique. Focus on drawing expressive rhythmic lines that are analogous to musical beats. Draw/paint non-objective patterns and shapes…

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Melodies on Canvas II

February 2 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Evanston Art Center, 1717 Central Street
Evanston, IL 60201 United States
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The Evanston Art Center (EAC) is excited to collaborate with students from the Academy of the Music Institute of Chicago (MIC) to create a series of four musical performances inspired by four pieces of artwork on display in the 2020 EAC Faculty Exhibition. Each string quartet will perform in…

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Evanston Made All Members Meeting

February 4 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
evanston ecology center IL 60202 United States + Google Map

Please join us for a year end/year beginning meeting for Evanston Made members only. February 4th from 6:30-8 pm we will meet at the Evanston Ecology Center Schedule includes: Plans for 2020 Reviewing 2019 Reviewing the Year End Survey Q&A Bright Nights Powerpoint presentation Refreshments…

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Art Encounter’s Night Vision at Kathy Halper Studio

February 6 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Art Encounter, 927 Noyes St. Studio 222
Evanston, IL 60201 United States
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$10 – $25
Satire on Trump Balloon

Next Session: Thursday, February 6, 2020, 7:30-9:00 pm Where: The studio of Kathy Halper, address provided upon registration Evanston Made members get a $10 discount! Only $15! Member Price: $22 per session Non-Member Price: $25 per session Balancing playful humor and poignant self-reflection, Kathy Halper…

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“Variety Show”, an exhibit of paintings by Amy O. Woodbury at Three Crowns Park

February 13 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Three Crowns Park, 2323 N. McDaniel Avenue
Evanston, IL 60201 United States
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Free

"Variety Show", an exhibit of paintings by Amy O. Woodbury at Three Crowns Park, will be on display February 13th - March 8th, 2020, with an opening reception with the artist, Thursday, February 13th, 4-6-pm.

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60×60 by Jaimie Brunet

February 15 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 pm, repeating until February 16, 2020

1100 Florence, 1100 Florence Ave.
Evanston, IL 60202 United States
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Look60 small paintings, $125/each Saturday & Sunday 12-5p Opening reception Saturday 3 - 5p

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60×60 by Jaimie Brunet

February 16 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 pm, repeating until February 16, 2020

1100 Florence, 1100 Florence Ave.
Evanston, IL 60202 United States
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Look60 small paintings, $125/each Saturday & Sunday 12-5p Opening reception Saturday 3 - 5p

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