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See our beautiful slideshow featuring all of the 93 pieces of art in the 2020 Group Show!

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Starting June 1, The Art Shop will also be home to the 2020 Pop Up Shop! Discover hundreds of one of a kind items! Search by artist, medium, use and price!

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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".

*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.

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.

*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 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.

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.

*EM Kids 2020 events have been cancelled due to ongoing health concerns.

EM Kids is growing fast! EMK will host kids size events that coincide with June art events at the Evanston Art Center! A group show, an art expo and pop up shop are planned.

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!

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

 

Our blogs feature in-depth interviews with member artists, recaps of Evanston Made event, news from the Evanston arts community and more.

 

 

 

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February 2020

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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March 2020

Opening Reception: Eleanor Spiess-Ferris: Daphne’s Sister

March 1 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Evanston Art Center, 1717 Central Street
Evanston, IL 60201 United States
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Join us as we celebrate the opening of the Evanston Art Center exhibition Eleanor Spiess-Ferris: Daphne's Sister curated by Doug Stapleton, Associate Curator of Art at the Illinois State Museum. Eleanor Spiess-Ferris (b. 1941) is an American symbolist painter cited as a significant surrealist, narrative figurative and…

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Three Faces of Sculpture at Space 900

March 7 @ 10:00 am - 8:30 pm
Space 900 Gallery, 816 Dempster
Evanston, IL 60202 United States
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Three artists, Sarah Chapman (jewelry), Steve Skinner (pottery) Darlys Ewoldt (metal sculpture)  A common thread of interest in surface and detail relates their work. Saturday, March 7 - 10 am to 8:30 pm for First Saturdays Evanston Space 900 Gallery. 816 Dempster St Additional Hours: Friday…

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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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