Our organization has participated in discussions around equity and accessibility and how to make differences in the lives of Black creatives in our community. We have landed on this stance: the best and fastest way to help Black Artists is to purchase their work.

This February, Evanston Made is highlighting Black Artists we’ve worked with in the community and will keep this list updated and published under the What We Do section. If you know of anyone that should be added to the list, email us at info@evanstonmade.org

Please take a moment to read their bios, learn about their current body of work and consider purchasing their art. This February, 100% of art sales will go to Black Artist members, EM is forgiving our 20% commission.

Are you a black artist living and working in Evanston? Use the following hashtags to grow awareness for your work;






Exhibiting Artists’ Bios

Angela Williams

EM Portfolio Page

Website: angelawilliamsartdesign.com/about-3

Instagram: @angelawilliamsartdesign



Baz Cumberbatch

EM Portfolio Page

Website: bazmauiart.com

Instagram: @bazmauiart


Ben Blount

studio at 1123 Florence Ave, where you can see his work on display.

Website: benblount.com

Instagram: @blountben


Bryana Bibbs

EM Portfolio Page

Website: bryanabibbs.com

Instagram: @bryanabibbs


Bryanna Christian Renee’

Instagram @brythegriot




Cherie Lockett

EM Portfolio Page

Website: Cherielockett.com




Courtnee Williams

Instagram @_itssimone_




David Niari

EM Portfolio Page

Website: davidniari.com

Instagram: @davidniari



Destiny Wesley

EM Portfolio Page

Website:  thereadygeneration.org



Fran Joy

Website: franjoy.com

Instagram: @fjoy5



Ila Allen

EM Portfolio Page

website: ilaallendesigns.com



James Hopkins

Website: PoeticAnglesphotography.com

Instagram: @poeticanglesphotography



Jevoid Simmons

Website: sugarcreekfolkart.com




John Wangendo

EM Portfolio Page

Email: Wangendojohn@gmail.com

Instagram: @artwak4u



Liz Brent

EM Portfolio Page

Website: lizbrentart.com

Instagram: @lizbrentart


Melissa Blount

Instagram: @beingblount




Rose Cannon

Email: cannonfineartgallery@gmail.com




Seth Simmons

website: freshprintsofevanston.com

Instagram @freshprintsofevanston 



Stephan Collins

EM Portfolio Page

Website: Sccj,art

Instagram: @stephancollins123

Verzell James

Website: awe-sauce.com

Instagram: @awe_sauce

JAM. Graphics & Publishing: jamgraphicsandpub.com.


Yancey Hughes

EM Portfolio Page

Instagram: @yanceyfoto





To explore more black owned businesses in the community, visit the Black Business Consortium of Evanston North Shore at https://www.blackbizevanston-ns.org