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Evanston Made First Saturday Evanston Art Events

May 4 @ 9:00 am - 8:00 pm

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Evanston Made hosts First Saturday Evanston Art Events

Join the Evanston Art Hunt!

Evanston Made hosts First Saturday Evanston Art Events, a self-guided exploration of Evanston’s Creative Community, featuring art on display at venues across Evanston.  Shop for art and handmade goods, meet small business owners, enjoy a delicious meal, learn to sketch and make ART Friends!

Big news! On First Saturday, May 4 we will be introducing a new element to the mix…we are partnering with ROAMLI to introduce the First Saturday Evanston Art Hunt! 

ROAMLI is a Scavenger-Hunt App that will list all First Saturday event locations and award points to the participating “hunters” who enter a location and send a selfie with the artist/art OR the business owner/staff. The person who goes to the most sites sending photo proof of their visit will win a prize!

Visit 10 First Saturday Art Events, upload a selfie with the artist/art OR the business owner/staff, and win 10% off your purchase at shopevanstonmade.org. The person who visits the most events and sends in approved photos will win the GRAND PRIZE: 30% OFF AT SHOPEVANSTONMADE.ORG! Winners are announced on the 15th of the month, on Instagram. Follow us at @evanston_made to see if you won. Email info@evanstonmade.org with questions.

As always, our Evanston Art Map is updated the First Saturday of every month, scroll this Google map for locations to see and shop for art in Evanston. Double check open hours before going to venues.




Art on Exhibit

  • Evanston Art Center: The Process of Discovery, Julie Rotblatt Amrany, 1717 Central St., 9a-4p 
  • Evanston Art Center: Sinag: Ray of Light, Sinag Filipino-American Art Collective, 1717 Central St., 9a-4p 
  • The Tower Gallery: Mandala Meditation: Peace, Healing & Connection – Meet the Artist – Alexandra Volkova, Northminster Presbyterian Church, 2515 Central Park Ave., 10a-12p
  • Prairie Avenue Gallery: StormPrintCity, 2601 Prairie Ave., 12-6p 
  • Prairie Joe’s WEST: Aydin Dincer, 2608 Prairie Ave., 12-5p  

Art in Venues

  • Backlot Coffee: Al Gabor Photos, 2006 Central St., 7a-5p
  • Gracie’s: John Liberty Paintings, 1939 Central St., 11a – 5:30p  
  • Beer on Central: Jay Ryan, 1930 Central St., 12 – 10p

Shop for Original Art

  • Gallery 1925, 1925 Central St., 12-5p 
  • Frolic & Detour, 1909 Central St., 11a-5p


Art on Exhibit

  • Noyes Cultural Art Center: Galleries Open, 927 Noyes St.,  9a-5p
  • Noyes Cultural Art Center: 2nd Floor Please Be Seated – Artist David Rubman, 927 Noyes St., 9a-5p

Open Studio

  • Noyes Cultural Arts Center: Bonnie Katz Art – Open Studio #219, 927 Noyes St., 1-4p 

Art Mixer

  • Coffee Lab: Art Mixer! Meet emerging artists and make Art Friends. Free to attend, this event helps artists practice artist talks and includes a “Show and Tell” plus booze. 910 Noyes St., 6-8p, RSVP for free



Art on Exhibit

  • Block Museum of Art: Actions for the Earth, Northwestern University, 40 Arts Circle Drive, Art Talks! at 12:30, Gallery Open 12-5p
  • Creative Coworking: Art & Wine Night – Featuring Bruce Lee Vernon and Zhanna Biletska, 922 Davis St., 4-6p

Shop for Original Art

  • Alley Gallery, 1712 Rear 2, Sherman Ave, 10a-4p
  • Artem Pop Up Gallery: Meet the Artist – Jacob Holstead, 1627 Sherman Ave., 12-4p

Shop our Partners

  • Ten Thousand Villages, 1509 Chicago Ave., 10a-6p

Food & Drink 

  • Table23 Fundraiser at Koi! Koi Evanston’s “Table23” donates 23% of the total check to a local non-profit. Dine in: reserve table23, call (847)866-6969 or Resy.com, a percentage of the bill will go to Evanston Made! Be sure to say “table23” and “evanston made”!



Art Openings

  • Perspective Photo Gallery: Student Perspectives – Show Opening + Awards Reception, 1310 Chicago Ave., 5-7p
  • SPACE 900 Gallery: Looking UP, Looking DOWN. Meet the Artist – Todd Anderson Photography, 816 Dempster St., open 12-6p

SHOP for original ART

  • Alley Cat Studios: Open Studio – View art, talk to artists, ceramic & furniture art for sale, 821 Main St., 2-6p Evanston Art Hunt participants using the ROAMLI enjoy 10% off!

Make Art! 

  • Sketching at Sketchbook Brewing Company, Guest Artists will be on hand with sketching tips. FREE. Materials provided! Sketchbook Brewery, 821 Chicago Ave., 1-2:30p, RSVP here

Art Exhibit plus Food & Drink

  • Evanston Pour: See new works by artist John Wangendo. Enjoy delicious small plates, coffee drinks and cocktails, mention “First Saturday” and 10% of sales will go to Evanston Made! 528 Dempster St., 8a-9p. 

Shop our Partners

  • Stumble & Relish, 1312 Chicago Ave., 11a-5p
  • Luna Delgado, 800 Dempster St., 11a-5p
  • Village Farmstand, 810 Dempster, 10a-5p 
  • Evanston Pour, 528 Dempster St., 8a-9p
  • Ben Blount prints, Wine Goddess, 702 Main St., 12-9p   
  • Masterpiece Framing + Imaging, 714 Main St., 10a-5p
  • Nice Lena & Friends, 1235 Chicago Ave., 11a-5p
  • Secret Treasures, 605 Dempster St., 11a-3p



Art on Exhibit

  • Xiao Space Gallery: A New Language: Speaking with the Earth, 1522 Greenleaf St., 12-6p

Open Studios

  • Janice Fleckman Art Open Studio, 1129 Florence Ave., 12-5p

Art in Front Yards

  • Licky Lab & Alpaca Free Little Art Gallery, 1227 Dewey Ave., 24/7 

Sip ‘n Shop

  • Temperance Beer Tap Room: Smittytown Market, the home of your favorite local artisans. Bonus: you can enjoy a beer as you browse and buy! 2000 Dempster St., 2-7p




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About Evanston Made

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 evanstonmade.org and consider making a donation of any amount to support programs that drive our mission.

For additional information, please contact Lisa Degliatoni, Executive Director of Evanston Made at evanstonmade@gmail.com or (847)544-8205.



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