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Claire Tarnacki

Claire Tarnacki Paintings at Backlot Coffee

July 6 @ 8:00 am - July 31 @ 5:00 pm

See paintings on display by Claire Tarnacki Paintings at Backlot Coffee this July. Claire Tarnacki Bio "I have lived in Evanston for 35 years. For most of that time I hopped on the train to Chicago where I worked as an art/ creative director at…

At Perspective Gallery in July: Student Perspectives 2021 Winners Showcase and What Was…Isn’t by Bob Tanner

July 8 - August 1

Student Perspectives 2021 Winners Showcase All are invited to view the work of the winners of our 10th Annual Juried High School Show at the gallery and onlne at https://perspectivegallery.org. Jurors Award: Jeremy Carter: “Hoop Dreams” (Shown at left)1st Runner-Up Tanya Chigurupati: “Voiceless" 2nd Runner-Up:…

THURSDAY AFTERNOON PAINTING CLASS

July 29 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until August 20, 2021

ONGOING TIME: 1 TO 4 PM FEE: $35 PER CLASS BUY 4 CLASSES, GET ONE FREE ($140) Learn how to paint in a stimulating environment with your medium of choice. In this class, students expand upon their painting experience by addressing concepts such as composition,…

Evanston Made Mixer

Evanston Made Mixer at Graduate Hotel

July 29 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join Evanston Made Members for a night of friendraising and community building. Everyone is invited to gather at the Graduate Hotel on Hinman in Downtown Evanston, free to attend, purchase your own beverages! Curious to learn more about this growing arts organization and how you…

Sherry Smith Urban sketches at Brother’s K

August 1 - August 31

See Sherry Smith’s pen and watercolor sketches of Evanston sights and scenes at Brother’s K coffee shop during August.  A 20+ year resident of Evanston, she celebrates her neighborhood and community.

At Perspective Gallery in August 2021: LARRY CHAIT: THE SKY FROM THE AIR & HOWARD HART: REMAINS

August 5 - August 29

LARRY CHAIT THE SKY FROM THE AIR Larry Chait's latest photo exhibition is titled, “The Sky from the Air.” It consists of black-and-white photographs of cloud formations taken through airplane windows. The images are meant to convey the sense of awe and quiet contemplation that…

THURSDAY AFTERNOON PAINTING CLASS

August 5 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until August 20, 2021

ONGOING TIME: 1 TO 4 PM FEE: $35 PER CLASS BUY 4 CLASSES, GET ONE FREE ($140) Learn how to paint in a stimulating environment with your medium of choice. In this class, students expand upon their painting experience by addressing concepts such as composition,…

First Saturday Evanston

First Saturdays Evanston

August 7 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 10:00 am on day First of the month, repeating until December 5, 2021

Evanston Made is working with community partners to drive traffic to this creative capital nestled next to Lake Michigan just north of Chicago! Evanston, IL, is packed with creative citizens and Evanston Made is excited to help you connect with them via exhibits, pop up…

We are Water Evanston visual art workshop

August 7 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 12:00 pm on day First of the month, repeating until September 4, 2021

We are Water! Using a variety of visual art materials--including maps of Evanston and watercolors, come help us connect to our wonderful water: Lake Michigan! We are Water Evanston is a community research project that explores our relationship with and concerns about water. It represents…

Maker's Market Sale

Maker’s Market

August 7 @ 12:00 pm

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. Click here to preview vendors! Outdoors, in a covered parking garage, this market features hundreds of handmade goods including…

Woven Stories: The We Were Never Alone Project with Bryana Bibbs

August 7 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Woven Stories are weavings from the workshops of The We Were Never Alone Project. The We Were Never Alone Project are a weaving workshops for domestic violence victims and survivors led by survivor and textile artist, Bryana Bibbs. These workshops have taken place throughout Illinois at galleries and local community…

Studio 3 Grand Opening Event

August 8 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Studio 3 is a community art studio and gallery by and for young artists, Black, Brown, Indigenous artists, and individuals who utilize the arts as an expression, exploration, or act of social justice. We are hosting our grand opening on Sunday, August 8, 2021 from…

THURSDAY AFTERNOON PAINTING CLASS

August 12 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until August 20, 2021

ONGOING TIME: 1 TO 4 PM FEE: $35 PER CLASS BUY 4 CLASSES, GET ONE FREE ($140) Learn how to paint in a stimulating environment with your medium of choice. In this class, students expand upon their painting experience by addressing concepts such as composition,…

THURSDAY AFTERNOON PAINTING CLASS

August 19 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until August 20, 2021

ONGOING TIME: 1 TO 4 PM FEE: $35 PER CLASS BUY 4 CLASSES, GET ONE FREE ($140) Learn how to paint in a stimulating environment with your medium of choice. In this class, students expand upon their painting experience by addressing concepts such as composition,…

Evanston Art Center Spring Benefit Art Party & Auction 2021

August 20 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The Evanston Art Center (EAC), a non-profit arts organization, proudly presents its 32nd Annual Spring Benefit Art Party and Auction taking place on Friday, August 20, 2021, at 6:00 pm at 1717 Central Street. This yearly tradition includes silent and live auctions that raise money…

Perspective Gallery virtual artist talk : Howard Hart and Larry Chait – register online for this event

August 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Howard Hart and Larry Chait will discuss their respective works, "Remains" and "The Sky from the Air."  Register online for this online talkat https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwoceivqD8iGdewUQ2iKZZvAxn6v9svTNSK or https://www.perspectivegallery.org/   LARRY CHAIT THE SKY FROM THE AIR Larry Chait's latest photo exhibition is titled, “The Sky from the…

AMY O. WOODBURY’S 21st ANNUAL FRONT YARD ART SALE

September 4 @ 9:00 am - September 5 @ 5:00 pm

September 4th and September 5th, 9am - 5pm, rain date September 6th, 9am-5pm, 1931 Colfax Street. Paintings, drawings, and notecards by Amy O. Woodbury, with prices starting at $20. With so many good deals, this is a great way to start your collection of AOW…

First Saturday Evanston

First Saturdays Evanston

September 4 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 10:00 am on day First of the month, repeating until December 5, 2021

Evanston Made is working with community partners to drive traffic to this creative capital nestled next to Lake Michigan just north of Chicago! Evanston, IL, is packed with creative citizens and Evanston Made is excited to help you connect with them via exhibits, pop up…

We are Water Evanston visual art workshop

September 4 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 12:00 pm on day First of the month, repeating until September 4, 2021

We are Water! Using a variety of visual art materials--including maps of Evanston and watercolors, come help us connect to our wonderful water: Lake Michigan! We are Water Evanston is a community research project that explores our relationship with and concerns about water. It represents…

Maker's Market Sale

Maker’s Market

September 4 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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. Click here to preview vendors! Outdoors, in a covered parking garage, this market features hundreds of handmade goods including…

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