For Immediate Release – October 23, 2023


Evanston Made is Popping Up this Holiday Season in Downtown Evanston


Evanston, IL — Evanston Made is hosting its 3rd Annual Holiday Market, a pop up market at the former Found restaurant located at 1631 Chicago Avenue in Downtown Evanston. Evanston Made plans to create a vibrant, art-filled experience for arts enthusiasts and patrons during the Holiday Season, this December 1-17, 2023.

This space is on a busy Chicago Ave block (across from Whole Foods) and will join Evanston Made partners and members, to bring energy and excitement for the arts and handmade goods to this section of Downtown Evanston.

“We are always looking for creative uses of vacant spaces that bring art and community together! Evanston Made supports hundreds of creative entrepreneurs in Evanston, and we are thrilled to be able to take their goods to market,” says Lisa Degliantoni, Co-Director of Evanston Made.

The pop up market will feature art exhibits and pop up sales of handmade goods by Evanston Made members in addition to “Meet the Makers” events, mixers, art demos, workshops and more. The programming calendar will be available at 

Andy Vick, Executive Director of Downtown Evanston: “I’m really pleased that Evanston Made was able to secure such a wonderful venue for their holiday pop-up shop here in Downtown Evanston! It’s going to be a great addition to our holiday retail mix, and I wish the participating artists and creatives lots of success. I also want to acknowledge and applaud the leadership at Horizon Realty Group for being community-minded collaborators in this exciting venture!” 

The space for the Evanston Pop Up Art Event has been happily donated by The  Merion, Evanston’s Signature Senior Living Community, who is owned and managed by Horizon Realty Group. “We are excited to be a part of this wonderful cultural event celebrating Downtown Evanston and showcasing the art and handmade goods of Evanstonians.” – Maria Hammer, Executive Director of The Merion.

“Evanston Made can utilize any space to create opportunities for artists and creative entrepreneurs to connect with new audiences. We are grateful to Downtown Evanston and Horizon Realty for the support and enthusiasm” says Liz Cramer, Co-Director of Evanston Made. 

Evanston Made will announce further details about the pop up market and special events at and on Facebook and Instagram. 

Evanston Made members who are interested in selling their goods can fill out this vendor application form here.


About Partners

Evanston Made is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit arts organization with the mission to connect Evanston creatives to the public through programming and events. Learn more at

Visit to learn more about this independent senior living lifestyle located in bustling downtown Evanston, IL. 

Evmark d/b/a/ Downtown Evanston is a 501(c)(6) nonprofit corporation that provides marketing, special event, placemaking, and management services to the downtown Evanston business district. Learn more at



For more information, contact Lisa Degliatoni, Co-Director of Evanston Made at or (847)544-8205