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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.

 

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 FSE page for updates and keep up with our Instagram and Facebook pages.

Maker's Market

This year Maker's Market will come to the Maple Street Garage SIX times!

The First Saturday of each month from 12-5pm we will host a Maker's Market. Sign up to sell your goods or buy timed tickets to shop!

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Art for the Earth Returns!

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! Click for more info!

 

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.

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.

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.

FEATURED EVENTS

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April 2021

Book Release Party for Natalie Lund and “The Sky Above Us”

April 13 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
The Book Stall, 811 Elm Street
Winnetka, IL 60093 United States
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Free

On Tuesday, April 13th at 6:30 PM, The Book Stall celebrates the release of Natalie Lund's new young adult novel, The Sky Above Us with a virtual program. Natalie will be in conversation with fellow writer Kimberly Gabriel, the author of Every Stolen Breath. This program is recommended…

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Evanston Art Center, Virtual Artist Talk: Joanna Pinsky

April 15 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Evanston Art Center, 1717 Central Street
Evanston, IL 60201 United States
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Free

Join us for a virtual artist talk with Joanna Pinsky via Zoom on Thursday, April 15 from 5:30 - 6:30pm! At this virtual artist talk, guests will have the opportunity to hear from Joanna Pinsky. At the end of the event, we will have a Q&A…

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Nature Sketching with Shruti Vijay

April 17 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Bird Sanctuary Beach, 1811 Sheridan Road
Evanston, IL United States
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Free

Join Evanston Made artist Shruti Vijay for a nature walk and sketching session at Clark Street beach close to the Bird Santuary on April 17th from 10a-12p. (Rain date 4/18 11am) Shruti is an urban, plein air sketcher, watercolor artist and nature lover! You can…

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Creative Connections: An Art Exhibition

April 17 @ 10:00 am - April 25 @ 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until April 25, 2021

Space 900 Gallery, 816 Dempster
Evanston, IL 60202 United States
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Art Encounter and the Center for Independent Futures are thrilled to host this very special exhibition of artwork created by participants in our program "Creative Connection" that has been running since September 2020, all on Zoom! CIF serves independent adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities…

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Virtual Flower Arranging Party: April in Paris

April 17 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Evanston Art Center, 1717 Central Street
Evanston, IL 60201 United States
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Invite your friends to a Virtual Flower Arranging Party: April in Paris! Please join us for a fun afternoon celebrating April in Paris! At this virtual event, you will learn to make a Hand Tied Bouquet Parisian Style and decorate a Parisian themed cookie. Event…

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Creative Connections: An Art Exhibition

April 18 @ 10:00 am - April 26 @ 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until April 25, 2021

Space 900 Gallery, 816 Dempster
Evanston, IL 60202 United States
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Art Encounter and the Center for Independent Futures are thrilled to host this very special exhibition of artwork created by participants in our program "Creative Connection" that has been running since September 2020, all on Zoom! CIF serves independent adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities…

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Painting for People Who Think They Can’t Paint

April 18 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Sundays in April
Zoom, pre-register at https://us02web.zoom.us/.../reg.../WN_pFZG6EkaT36SGaCGC-q6JA + Google Map
$4 – $100

A four-week virtual workshop.

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Missing: The Tree at Greenwood Beach – Virtual Artist’s Discussion with Joerg Metzner

April 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Virtual Artist’s Discussion with Joerg Metzner about his series of photographs on Display at Perspective Gallery chronicling the tree at Greenwood Beach. Register for the virtual artist's discussion: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYpf-uoqD4jG9FhwYt7G8ZY_ctova7S_qaR

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Creative Connections: An Art Exhibition

April 24 @ 10:00 am - May 2 @ 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until April 25, 2021

Space 900 Gallery, 816 Dempster
Evanston, IL 60202 United States
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Art Encounter and the Center for Independent Futures are thrilled to host this very special exhibition of artwork created by participants in our program "Creative Connection" that has been running since September 2020, all on Zoom! CIF serves independent adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities…

Find out more »

Creative Connections: An Art Exhibition

April 25 @ 10:00 am - May 3 @ 2:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until April 25, 2021

Space 900 Gallery, 816 Dempster
Evanston, IL 60202 United States
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Art Encounter and the Center for Independent Futures are thrilled to host this very special exhibition of artwork created by participants in our program "Creative Connection" that has been running since September 2020, all on Zoom! CIF serves independent adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities…

Find out more »

Painting for People Who Think They Can’t Paint

April 25 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Sundays in April
Zoom, pre-register at https://us02web.zoom.us/.../reg.../WN_pFZG6EkaT36SGaCGC-q6JA + Google Map
$4 – $100

A four-week virtual workshop.

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Mark Cleveland Closing Reception

April 25 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
1100 Florence, 1100 Florence Ave.
Evanston, IL 60202 United States
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This April, on exhibit in the 1100 Florence Gallery windows, new works by artist Mark Cleveland. Join us for a closing art reception with artist Mark Cleveland at 1100 Florence Gallery. We'll gather on the sidewalk outside the gallery, April 25, 2-4p. Masks and social…

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First Saturday Art Events for May 1, 2021

April 28 @ 7:00 am - 7:00 pm

First Saturday Evanston Art Events, May 1, invite the community to explore Evanston’s Creative Community. About this Event All events require masks and social distancing. Maker's Market Maker's Market, 1800 Maple Street Garage, Downtown Evanston. Click here for to purchase timed tickets to shop, 12…

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Evanston Art Center, Virtual Artist Talk: Figures / Faces

April 29 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Evanston Art Center, 1717 Central Street
Evanston, IL 60201 United States
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Free

Join us for virtual artist talks via Zoom on Thursday, April 29 from 5:30 - 6:30pm! This event will feature our current exhibiting artists: Jenie Gao, Charity Henderson, Mary Porterfield, Nancy Rosen and Kateryna Tkachenko At the end of the talk, we will have a Q&A…

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Kaleidoscope: Art Encounter Spring Benefit

April 29 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

YOU ARE INVITED TO JOIN US FOR A SPECIAL CELEBRATION! Meet us online on Thursday, April 29 at 7:00 pm CDT as we come together to support Art Encounter's mission: educating, empowering, and connecting people of all ages and backgrounds through interactive encounters with visual…

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May 2021

Maker’s Market

May 1 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Maple Street Parking Garage, 1800 Maple Street
Evanston, IL 60202 United States
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Maker's Markets, First Saturdays May-Oct, 12-5p @ Maple Parking Garage Evanston Made and Downtown Evanston present Maker's Markets 2021, where shoppers buy direct from Chicagoland makers, 50 shoppers at a time!  Outdoors, in a covered parking garage, this market features hundreds of handmade goods including…

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Dempster Spring Visibility Arts Show

May 1 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Come see our Dempster Spring Visibility Arts Show on Saturday, May 1st, 2021.  From 1 pm- 3 pm  view window display and in-person viewing inside paintings, prints, glassware, and more from our Visibility Artists. Purchases can be made in person.  Visibility Art supports and works…

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esilient Evanston Youth Showcase “REYS of Sunshine” A Variety of Art Forms By Youth, For Youth, About Youth Healing From Trauma

May 1 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Open Studio Project, 903 Sherman Ave.
Evanston, IL 60202
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This special exhibit honors the traumatic experiences and healing of Evanston youth. The show depicts what isolation has felt like during COVID, thoughts/feelings around racial trauma, and ways to heal from a traumatic event.  Artists ages 12-24 express themselves and their message in whatever way…

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Creative Coworking: Art & Wine + 10 Year Anniversary!

May 1 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Creative Coworking, 922 Davis St.
Evanston, IL 60202 United States
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Free

Art & Wine Night returns to in-person! Come out to see some great art, have a drink, and meet the artists! Creative Coworking is also celebrating 10 YEARS IN EVANSTON! Sponsored by OnShore Security, this month’s free event features: Rich Sparks Art & Kyriakina Valavanis Also including ongoing exhibitions by…

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Julian Sancton discusses his new book, “Madhouse at the End of the Earth: A Riveting Tale of Survival”

May 5 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Free

On Wednesday, May 5th at 6:30 PM Central Time, Indie bookstore The Book Stall presents an online program, as bookseller Jon Grand talks with journalist and author Julian Sancton about his new nonfiction title, Madhouse at the End of the Earth: The Belgica's Journey Into the Dark Antarctic…

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