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Evanston Made First Saturday Evanston Art Events

June 1 @ 9:00 am - 8:00 pm

First Saturdays Evanston

First Saturday Evanston Art Events

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!

First Saturday Evanston Art Hunt! 

To participate;

  • Download the Roamli app, here
  • Search Event Code: “EVANSTONARTHUNT624”, Saturday 9a! 
  • 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.

Evanston Art Map

The 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.

Visit evanstonmade.org for citywide art event listings! 




Art on Exhibit

  • Evanston Art Center; Evanston Made All Members Group Show, 1717 Central St., 9a-4p 
  • Evanston Art Center; Opening Party: Evanston Made All Members Group Show, 1717 Central St., 5-8p 
  • Evanston Art Center; Evanston Paints Opening Party, 1717 Central St., 1-3p 
  • 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: Christie Russert, 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



Open Studio

  • Noyes Cultural Art Center: Layers, Upstairs Gallery, 927 Noyes St.,10a-6p
  • Noyes Cultural Art Center: Please Be Seated, 2nd Floor 927 Noyes St.,10a-6p
  • Noyes Cultural Art Center: Socorro Mucino and Maggie Weiss Open Studio-Gelli Plate Demonstrations 2-4p, Room 221, 927 Noyes St., 12-5p

Art Mixer

  • Coffee Lab: Pride Themed Art Mixer! Hosted by Judas Benson. Enjoy artist talks, 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., 6:30-8p, RSVP for free here.



Art on Exhibit

  • Block Museum of Art: Actions for the Earth-Art, Care & Ecology, 40 Arts Circle Drive, 12-5p
  • Creative Coworking: Artist Talk with Zhanna Biletska, 922 Davis St., 2-4p
  • Open Studio: Mark Collins, 1718 Sherman Ave. #305, 11a – 5p

Shop for Original Art

  • Alley Gallery, 1712 Rear 2, Sherman Ave, 10a-4p
  • Artem Pop Up Gallery: Meet Artist Janet Van DeCarr, 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: Sandra Ullman Memorial Show, 1310 Chicago Ave., 5-7p
  • SPACE 900 Gallery: Chaos/ORDER Group Show, 816 Dempster St., 1-6p

Make Art! 

  • Sketching at Sketchbook Brewing Company, Guest Artist, Lisa Haskin, 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 Jules Kunhardt. 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, 1522 Greenleaf St., 12-6p

Art Hop 

  • Ben Blount MAKE Studio, 1123 Florence Ave., 12-5p
  • Beth Adler Open Studio & Sale, 1125 Florence Ave., 12-5p
  • Bonnie Katz Ceramics, 1132 Florence Ave., 11a-5p
  • Alice George Open Studio, 2308 Lee St. 12-5p
  • David Rubman Open Studio, 2308 Lee St., 12-5p
  • Nina Weiss/Art Endeavors Studio, 930 Pitner Ave, 2nd Floor #10, 12-5p
  • Mill Creek Miniatures, 1127 Florence Ave., 1-4p
  • Joanna Kramer Ceramics, 1100 Florence Ave., 12-5p
  • Julie Cowan Open Studio, 1121 Ashland 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.


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