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First Saturday Evanston Art Events

November 4

First Saturday Evanston Art Events

Evanston Made hosts First Saturday Evanston Art Events, a self-guided exploration of Evanston’s Creative Community, featuring art events and shopping opportunities at venues in neighborhoods across Evanston.  

Join us Saturday, November 4, check for times per location in Evanston. Click on the Google Map here and at to plan your day. Events listed below by neighborhood. 



Art in Front Yards

  • Day of the Dead installation by Teresa Parod, 2319 Thayer St., all day and especially night viewing!

Art on Exhibit

  • On view: John Wagendo and Yancey Hughes. Horizons Group Show. David Gista Studio Show. Jyl Bonaguro: Tabula Rasa Inflight. Evanston Art Center, 1717 Central St., 9a-4p
  • StormPrintCity, 2601 Prairie Ave., 12-6p 
  • Aydin Dincer, Prairie Joe’s WEST, 2608 Prairie Ave., 12-5p  

Art in Venues

  • Mark Collins paintings. Backlot Coffee, 2006 Central St., 7a-5p  
  • John Liberty paintings, Gracie’s 1939 Central St., 11a – 5:30p  
  • Gallery 1925, 1925 Central St., 12-5p
  • Jay Ryan, Beer on Central, 1930 Central St., 12 – 10p 
  • Frolic & Detour, 1909 Central St., 11a-5p 

Terrain Biennial 2023 Artist

  • Melissa Blount: The Myth & the Magic, Evanston Art Center, 1717 Central St., All day viewing


Art Opening

  • November Art & Wine Night with Mike Berns and Robert Shiverts photography. Creative Coworking, 922 Davis St., 4-6p

Shop for Original Art

  • Alley Gallery, 1712 Rear 2, Sherman Ave, 10a-4p
  • Celebrate Artem Artists! Shop for original art by more than 20 artists! Artem Pop Up Gallery, 1627 Sherman Ave., 11a-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, a percentage of the bill will go to Evanston Made! Be sure to say “table23” and “evanston made”!



Make Art, Learn Sketching! 

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

Art Openings

  • Isaacson + Chirchirillo Photo Exhibit. Perspective Photo Gallery, 1310 Chicago Ave. Gallery hours 12-5p, Opening Party 5-7p
  • Gallery show: 4 core members of Space 900 exploring messages. SPACE 900 Gallery, 816 Dempster St., 1-6p
  • Uncaged Art – Tornillo Children’s Detention Camp- Uncaged art presents the work of youth ages 13-17 who were detained at the Tornillo detention Center in West Texas. Open Studio Project, 901 Sherman Ave., 3-5p


Open Studio

  • Design Exploration with Len Koroski, 822 Monroe St., 11a-4p



  • New work by Ros Smith. TremainART, 838 Custer Ave., 8a-3p

Food & Drink

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

Shop our Partners

  • Spend $100+ and get a free aromatherapy mood mist! Luna Delgado, 800 Dempster St., 9a-3p
  • Stumble & Relish, 1312 Chicago Ave., 11a-5p
  • Village Farmstand, 810 Dempster, 10a-5p 
  • Beth Adler, Evanston Pour, 528 Dempster St., 8a-9p
  • Molly Wherry Art, Ten Thousand Villages, 915 Chicago Ave., 10a-6p
  • Ben Blount, 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

Terrain Biennial 2023 Artist

  • Maggie Leininger: Mother Tree, 1231 Oak Ave., All day viewing



Open Studio

  • Jack Kraig Photography Inc., Studio work on display with some Fall discounts.1532 Crain St., 1:30-4:30p
  • Fireheads Clay Studio, 1042 Wesley Ave. 12-5p

Art Openings

  • Terrain Biennial Artist Reception for Krissi Turpin’s “Meet Me Outside (From 6 Feet Away, Please.)” Licky Lab & Alpaca Free Little Art Gallery, 1127 Dewey Ave., 11a-1p
  • “I See You”, exhibit of portraits in all mediums. 1100 Florence Gallery. 1100 Florence Ave., Gallery hours 12-5p

Shop Art and Handmade Goods

  • Petals and Presents: A Holiday Art and Jewelry Show. Xiao Space Gallery, 1522 Greenleaf St., 10a-5p
  • Retrofit Boutique, 1620 Greenleaf St., 12p – 5p
  • Smitty Town Market. Temperance Beer Co., 2000 Dempster St., 1-5p

Art in Front Yards

  • Terri Michaels, Little Art Gallery, 1512 Crain St.

Terrain Biennial 2023 Artist

  • Brian Petrone: Adrift, 1507 Lake St., All day viewing
  • Julie Rivera: Traces, 1415 Wesley Ave., All day viewing
  • Krissi Turpin: Meet Me Outside , 1127 Dewey Ave., All day viewing
  • Gabriella Boros: Tap Root, 1125 Florence Ave., All day viewing



Open Studio

  • Artist Socorro Mucino, Studio 221. 927 Noyes St., 12-5p

Art Swap

  • Bring up to 4 carryable art pieces labeled with your name and email or phone. Draw a number from a hat; pick new art work when number is called! Register at Activity Number 933901-B3. 927 Noyes St., 2nd Floor Gallery, 1-2p

Art Exhibits

  •  Charcoal – Towers – Lightness. Artist talk accompanying exhibit w Alice George, David Rubman, Jeanine Coupe Ryding. 927 Noyes St., 2nd Floor Gallery, 12p
  • Traveler’s Eye: Photographs and Memories with artists Maureen Crowley, Susan Cua, Rubow & introducing Lisa Haskin. Coffee Lab, 910 Noyes St., 3-5p

Terrain Biennial 2023 Artist

  • Lindsay Johnson: Rest, 2315 Ridge Ave., All day viewing


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1717 Central Street
Evanston, IL 60201 United States
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