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First Saturday Evanston Art Events

July 1

Evanston Made Hosts First Saturday Evanston Art Events

Citywide Arts Initiative to Connect Artists to the Community

First Saturday Evanston Art Events are a self-guided exploration of Evanston’s Creative Community. See art on display at venues across Evanston, shop for handmade goods, meet small business owners, enjoy a delicious meal. 

Spend an artsy Saturday in Evanston, use this Google Map to plan your day! Saturday, July 1, 9a-9p

Make ART • Make New Friends • Collect Evanston ART • Build Community! 






  • The Heart’s Knowledge: Science and Empathy in the Art of Dario Robleto, Block Museum of Art, Northwestern Campus, 40 Arts Circle Drive, 12:30-1:30p
  • Artists Talk Night featuring art by Itala and Jim Merriner. Creative Coworking, 922 Davis St., 2-4p


  • Alley Gallery, 1712 Rear 2, Sherman Ave, 10a-4p
  • Artem Pop Up Gallery, 1627 Sherman Ave., 11a-6p
  • 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 iStren: 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”!




  • Perspective Photo Gallery, 1310 Chicago Ave. 12-6p
  • Ken Avick: Selected Works Ken Avick: Selected Works. SPACE900, 816 Dempster St., 1-6 pm
  • Harmonic Analysis, Open Studio Project, 901 Sherman Ave., 1-3p
  • 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. 

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 for July, Sherry Smith, will be on hand with sketching tips. FREE. Materials provided! Sketchbook Brewery, 821 Chicago Ave., 1-2:30p

Art in Venues

  • Ben Blount, Wine Goddess, 702 Main St., 12-9p
  • Cate Barr, Village Farmstand, 810 Dempster, 10a-5p
  • Laurie Kwo, Evanston Pour, 528 Dempster St., 8a-9p
  • Scott Greenberg, Ten Thousand Villages, 915 Chicago Ave., 10a-6p


  • Kombucha Brava, 717 Custer Ave., 10a-3p
  • Nice Lena & Friends, 1235 Chicago Ave., 11a-5p
  • Secret Treasures, 605 Dempster St., 11a-3p
  • Marcy Calkins plein air paintings, Stumble & Relish, 1312 Chicago Ave., 11a-5p
  • Luna Delgado Botanicals, 800 Dempster St., 10a-4p




  • Anne Hayden Stevens. Evanston Art Center, 1717 Central St., First Floor Gallery, 9a – 4p
  • StormPrintCity, 2601 Prairie Ave., 12-6p
  • Aydin Dincer, Prairie Joe’s WEST, 2608 Prairie Ave., 12-5p

Art in Venues

  • Russell Mattheis 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., 3-5 p.m. 




  • Remission; photography by Christine Huck, 1100 Florence Gallery. Open 12-5p, Artist Reception 5-8p
  • Xiao Space Gallery, 1522 Greenleaf St., 10a-4p

Open Studio

  • Beth Adler Studio, 1125 Florence Ave., 12-4p
  • Ben Blount, 1123 Florence Ave., 12-4p

Open Yard

  • Cie and David Bond host “Open Yard” @ 1500 Crain (the corner of Crain and Ashland) with art displayed in the yard, garden tours and rooftop bee-gazing. 1500 Crain St., 12-4p


  • RetroFit, 1620 Greenleaf St., 12-5p
  • Smitty Town Market. Temperance Beer Co., 2000 Dempster St., 2-7p
  • WARE Ceramics, 1040 Wesley Ave., 12-5p

Art in Front Yards

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




  • Over Time, Works by Zafar Malik curated by Sadia Uqaili, Noyes Cultural Art Center, Gallery One, 927 Noyes St., reception 3-5p
  • Raw Hope by Janet Jaffke, Noyes Cultural Art Center, Noyes Upstairs Gallery, 927 Noyes St., 10a–5p

Art in Business

  • Print Pop Up Sale, Coffee Lab, 910 Noyes St., 9a-2p



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


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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,



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