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First Saturday Evanston Art Events

August 6, 2022 @ 9:00 am - 9:00 pm

First Saturday Evanston Art Events

First Saturday Evanston Art Events, August 6, 9a-9p

Plan your art-filled day in Evanston during Evanston Made’s First Saturday Evanston Art Events w this handy Google Map!

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Event listings below are organized by neighborhood. 


Downtown Evanston First Saturday Art Events 

Exhibits at Galleries

  • Evanston Plein Air Art Exhibit, Evanston Public Library, 1703 Orrington Ave., 9a-6p
  • Meet artist Maia Kalabic, Artem Pop Up Gallery, 1627 Sherman Ave., 1-3p 


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 Evanston Made. Dine in: reserve table23 at one of these times; 4:30p, 6:30p or 8:30p, call (847) 866-6969.


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! Art on display by Nina Weiss. 528 Dempster St., 8a-9p


Sketch at Sketchbook

  • Free comics workshop w artist Alice George! We’ll gather at Sketchbook Evanston and discover the joys of sketching with a beer in one hand, pencil in the other. Free art materials inlcuded. Sketchbook Brewery, 821 Chicago Ave., 1-2:30p


Exhibits at Galleries

  • Jeffrie Chirchirillo and Verna Peterson Todd Opening Exhibits. Perspective Photo Gallery, 1310 Chicago Ave. Opening 4-7p
  • Bernasconi and deCastro Exhibit, SPACE900, 816 Dempster St., 11a- 8p  
  • FriendShop pop up, Trapdoor, 1303 Chicago Ave. 12-6p
  • The Philosopher Walks by Anne Hayden Stevens, Gallery 901, 901 Sherman Ave., 3-5p


Art in Venues

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


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
  • “Dancing for Our Tribe: Potawatomi Tradition in the New Millennium” featuring the work of Sharon Hoogstraten, curated by Fran Joy. Kitchen Table Stories and exhibitions featuring Yvette Kaiser Smith and Lea Basile Lazarus, Evanston Art Center, 1717 Central St., 9a – 4p
  • Snack & Sketch at the Sari-Sari Shop with Jessica Malatia, 2601 Prairie Ave., 12-3p
  • Aydin Dincer, Prairie Joe’s WEST, 2608 Prairie Ave., 12-5p


Art in Venues

  • Kristen Neveu, Backlot Coffee, 2006 Central St., 7a-5p
  • John Liberty, Gracie’s 1939 Central St., 
  • Amy Gertler, Frolic & Detour, 1909 Central St., 12-6p


West Village First Saturday Art Events 

  • Summer Time, an exhibition of David Gista’s Students, 1100 Florence Gallery, 1100 Florence Ave. Gallery open 12-5p
  • Annual Fundraiser–art to support Xiao Space, Xiao Space Gallery, 1522 Greenleaf St., 12-5p
  • Open Studio and new works by Rachel, Adam and Becky Posnak, 1522 Greenleaf St., 12-4p
  • Amy O. Woodbury at Millcreek Miniatures with Judith Lewin, 1127 Florence Ave., 12-5p
  • Licky Lab & Alpaca Free Little Art Gallery, 1227 Dewey Ave., all day viewing


Shop Evanston Made Partners

  • Luna Delgado Botanicals, 1402 1/2 Greenleaf St, 11a-3p 
  • RetroFit, 1620 Greenleaf St., 12-5p


Temperance Beer

  • Mention “First Saturday”! when purchasing beverages, 10% of sales will go to Evanston Made! 
  • Smittytown Market! Shop for handmade goods by local artisans at the Smittytown Market, 2000 Dempster St, 12-5p



  • Strange Art Studios, 1711 Darrow, Unit 2, 12-3p


Noyes St.

  • Noyes Cultural Art Center, Second Floor Gallery, 927 Noyes St., 12-5p
  • Coffee Lab, 910 Noyes St., 8:30a-5p


Evanston Made 

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