Art for the Earth 2021

Welcome back Art for the Earth!

Join us in creating an outdoor nature art exhibit across Evanston this April in celebration of Earth Month!

Evanston Made invites the public to create outdoor art experiences across parks, green spaces and yards!

April 1 through 30, the public is invited to create visual treasures throughout Evanston to surprise and delight visitors. Projects can range from the simplest activities that children can produce to thought provoking installations created by professional artists.

Scheduled Activities

April 15th:
"Green is the color of Hope"  installation Lee Street beach
Call for Nature Art /Seed Swap
April 10, 11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
in Harbert-Payne Park Shelter

(McDaniel Ave along the canal between Main and Dempster)
Get free seeds and share your saved seeds. In person, outside in Harbert Park.


April 17th:

Join Shruti ViJay at Clark Street Beach near the Bird Sanctuary
10a-12p for a morning of Nature Sketching.  Bring your favorite sketching materials. Session is free and there are some spaces available.  RSVP at Eventbrite. (Rain date April 18th 11a-1p)

Evanston Made: art-for-the-earth-nature-sketching-with-shruti-vijay-tickets

April 24:
10:00 a.m.–Noon
at the Ecology Center Earth Day Celebration
(McCormick Blvd and Bridge St)
In person, outside. May be directed across the street.
Bring seeds and seedlings to share if you have extra. Seeds are free. Limits will be posted. Masks and social distancing will be required.


City of Evanston Earth Month Calendar

How to Participate

Create your own Nature Art through Evanston and share with us on social media #evanstonmade and complete the form below!

If you plan on being a visitor, RSVP at: eventbrite

How to Participate with art:

There is no need to "pre-register" with Evanston Made! Just create your art and install after April 1.

  • Create your nature art and install in a public space or your own yard within Evanston.
  • Take a photo of your art and upload photo and location to social media and the Evanston Made website
  • Share photo of your nature art on social media using #evanstonmade #evanstonartconnects
  • Fill out the form below so we can share your art and location!

What kind of art can I make?

We are encouraging participants to make "nature art", or art that uses natural materials that can be found outdoors. This can be sculptures created in the parks or art pieces created at home/studio. Check out our Winter Wonderland gallery for ideas or the hashtag #landart on Instagram.

Any materials brought in will need to be removed by May 1, 2021 and are the responsibility of the artist. Deinstallation will happen on a case by case basis.


  • What is nature art? We are encouraging people to make art using materials they find in nature. We are also happy to hang non-natural pieces such as yarn art and painted boxes. BUT they must be removed at the end of the month!
  • Will the art be protected? Absolutely not! Do not hang or install anything valuable. In addition to snow, rain and wind, it would not be surprising to find art disrupted by human interference.

Thanks for submitting images of your Art for the Earth creations! Keep sending!