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First Saturday Evanston Art Events

April 1

First Saturday Evanston Art Events April 2023

About this Event

First Saturday Evanston Art Events invite the community to explore Evanston’s Creative Community. Use this handy Google Map to plan your art-filled day! 

Make ART • Make friends • Collect Evanston ART • Build Community! 


Artist Studios

  • Strange Art Studios, 1711 Darrow, Unit 2, 12-3p
  • Joyce Elias Studio, 1210 Sherman Ave., 1-5p
  • Patrick Duncan Open Studio, 1731 Dodge, 12-4p
  • WARE Ceramics, 1400 Greenleaf St., 10a-4p


Downtown Evanston First Saturday Art Events 


Exhibits at Galleries

  • The Heart’s Knowledge: Science and Empathy in the Art of Dario Robleto. Block Museum of Art, Northwestern Campus, 40 Arts Circle Drive, 12-5p
  • Adriana Poterash & Fran Joy, Creative Coworking, 922 Davis St., 1-4p


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
  • 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”!


Main Dempster Mile First Saturday Art Events 


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


Sketch at Sketchbook

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


Exhibits at Galleries

  • Anthony Iacuzzi & Dianne Kittle. Perspective Photo Gallery, 1310 Chicago Ave. Opening 5-7p
  • Ellen Holtzblatt, SPACE900, 816 Dempster St., 12- 8p
  • Visibility Arts: NeurodiVERSED Video Series & Art Showcase, 824 Dempster St., 3-5p


Art in Venues

  • Ben Blount, Wine Goddess, 702 Main St., 12-9p
  • Cat Barr, Village Farmstand, 810 Dempster, 10a-5p
  • J. Allen, Evanston Pour, 528 Dempster St., 8a-9p
  • Jim Parks, Ten Thousand Villages, 915 Chicago Ave., 10a-6p


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
  • Luna Delgado Botanicals, 800 Dempster St., 10a-4p


Central Street First Saturday Art Events


Exhibits at Galleries

  • “23” featuring Matthew Dicks and “All The Water That Ever Was, Now Is” featuring Rebecca Keller. 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

  • Elisa Lindstrom, Backlot Coffee, 2006 Central St., 7a-5p
  • John Liberty, Gracie’s 1939 Central St., 10a-4p
  • Gallery 1925, 1925 Central St., 12-5p
  • StormPrintCity, Beer on Central, 1930 Central St., 12 – 10p


West Village First Saturday Art Events 

  • Personality Crash :: Portraits of My Father Who Suffered from Advanced Stages of Parkinson’s Disease, Dementia and Sundowners Syndrome by Safi Alia Shabaik. 1100 Florence Gallery, 1100 Florence Ave., 12-5p, opening party 5-8p


Shop our Partners

  • RetroFit, 1620 Greenleaf St., 12-5p


Art in Front Yards

  • Licky Lab & Alpaca Free Little Art Gallery, 1227 Dewey Ave., all day viewing
  • Terri Michaels, Little Art Gallery, 1512Crain St.


Food & Drink

  • Visit Temperance Beer Co.and enjoy delicious craft beer, mention “First Saturday”! 10% of sales will go to Evanston Made! 2000 Dempster St, 2-7p


Noyes Street

  • Art Swap starting at 1p. 2nd Floor Art Gallery, Black History/My History. Noyes Cultural Art Center, Second Floor Gallery, 927 Noyes St., 12-5p


First Saturday Art Events are hosted by Evanston Made, a 501(c)3 nonprofit arts organization with the mission to connect Evanston creatives to the public through programming and events. Your donation helps make events like this possible, free and open to the public. Donate here, any amount helps,



1100 Florence
1100 Florence Ave.
Evanston, IL 60202 United States
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