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First Saturday Evanston Art Events

July 2, 2022 @ 9:00 am - 9:00 pm

First Saturday Evanston Art Events, Saturday, July 2, 12-9p

Plan your art-filled day in Evanston on July 2, 12-9p, during Evanston Made’s First Saturday Evanston Art Events with this Google Map!

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Event listings below are organized by neighborhood. 


Downtown Evanston First Saturday Art Events 


Exhibits at Galleries

  • A Site of Struggle: American Art against Anti-Black Violence, Block Museum of Art, Northwestern Campus, 40 Arts Circle Drive, 12-5p
  • Komal Wadhwa &  Amethyst Cannady, Creative Coworking, 922 Davis St., 4-6p
  • 70+ Local artists showcased, Artem Pop Up Gallery, 1627 Sherman Ave., 11a-6p


Open Houses, Studios

  • Open Studio with Kids Create Change, Studio3, 617C Grove St., All Ages, Free, 10a-12p


Shop Evanston Made Partners

  • Alley Gallery, 1712 Rear 2, Sherman Ave, 10a-4p
  • Ayla’s Originals, 1511 Sherman Ave, 11a-4p


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 at one of these times; 4:30p, 6:30p or 8:30p, call (847) 866-6969 or Via, a percentage of the bill will go to Evanston Made! Be sure to say “table23” and “evanston made”! For takeout phone orders, simply mention to the host “Evanston Made”. For takeout online orders, click on the “Table23 Charity” and pick Evanston Made! 


Main Dempster Mile First Saturday Art Events 


Food & Drink

  • Visit Evanston Pour and enjoy delicious small plates, coffee drinks and adult bevvys, mention “First Saturday”! 10% of sales will go to Evanston Made! 528 Dempster St., 8a-9p


Sketch at Sketchbook

  • Gather at Sketchbook Evanston and discover the joys of sketching with a beer in one hand, pencil in the other. Guest Artists will be on hand with sketching tips. Free event with free art materials. Sketchbook Brewery, 821 Chicago Ave., 1-2:30p


Exhibits at Galleries

  • Vicinity” exhibition, featuring recent work by 25 Chicago-area photographers. Perspective Photo Gallery, 1310 Chicago Ave. Opening 5-7p
  • True Grit Show, Sarah Kaiser-Amaral, Mark Cleveland and Joseph Taylor at SPACE900, 816 Dempster St., 12- 8p
  • FriendShop pop up market, Trapdoor, 1303 Chicago Ave. 12-6p
  • Seeds of Change: Art Exhibition with Connections for the Homeless & Open Studio Project. 901 Sherman Ave., 1-3p


Art in Venues

  • Ben Blount Prints, Wine Goddess, 702 Main St., 12-9p
  • Village Farmstand, 810 Dempster, 10a-5p
  • Nina Weiss Paintings, Evanston Pour, 528 Dempster St., 8a-9., Meet artist Nina Wiess, 6-8p


Shop Evanston Made Partners

  • Kombucha Brava, 717 Custer Ave., 10a-3p
  • Nice Lena & Friends, 1235 Chicago Ave., 11a-5p
  • Secret Treasures, 605 Dempster St., 11a-3p
  • Stumble & Relish, 1312 Chicago Ave., 11a-5p


Central Street First Saturday Art Events


Exhibits at Galleries

  • Reclaiming Cultural Treasures, Mitchell Museum of the American Indian, 3001 Central St., 10a-5p
  • Evanston Art Center, 1717 Central St., 9a – 4p
  • Prairie Avenue Artsy Card Shop, 2601 Prairie Ave., 12-6p
  • Aydin Dincer, Prairie Joe’s WEST, 2608 Prairie Ave., 12-5p


Art in Venues

  • Backlot Coffee, 2006 Central St., 7a-5p
  • John Liberty, Gracie’s 1939 Central Street


West Village First Saturday Art Events 

  • kindon mills artist talk at 2p, 1100 Florence Gallery, 1100 Florence Ave. Gallery open 12-5p
  • “Women + Tarot + Haiku”, tarot card-inspired art. Licky Lab & Alpaca Free Little Art Gallery, 1227 Dewey Ave., all day viewing
  • Animality curated by Nicholas Alexander Hayes. Xiao Space Gallery, 1522 Greenleaf St., 12-5p
  • One Year Anniversary Celebration and Sale, RetroFit, 1620 Greenleaf St., 12-5p & 6-9p


Smittytown Market

  • Shop for handmade goods by local artisans at the Smittytown Market! Hosted at Temperance Beer Co. Enjoy delicious craft beer, mention “First Saturday”! 10% of sales will go to Evanston Made! 2000 Dempster St, 12-5p



  • Patrick Duncan Open Studio, 1731 Dodge, 12-4p
  • Strange Art Studios, 1711 Darrow, Unit 2, 12-3p


Noyes St.

  • “Wave After Wave” Exhibit by LP Lundy, Noyes Cultural Art Center, Second Floor Gallery, 927 Noyes St., 12-5p, Meet the artist 1-4p
  • Coffee Lab, 910 Noyes St., 8:30a-5p


Evanston Made 

Evanston Made is a membership-based 501(c)3 nonprofit arts organization in Evanston, IL. with a mission to connect artists and artisans to art enthusiasts and also to provide community and professional development to our members to further their careers. Membership is open to artists, artisans, makers who make everything from art to clothes to music. We also welcome members who are art lovers and patrons who want to help us carry out our mission. Learn more at EIN# 84-3971750

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Perspective Fine Art Photography
1310-1/2B Chicago Avenue
Evanston, IL 60201 United States
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