Evanston Made curates and hosts First Saturday Evanston Art Events, inviting the community to explore Evanston’s Creative Community. 

Google Map lists all events at evanstonmade.org 

Hosts can fill out this form and we’ll add your event to the promotions! 


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 Resy.com, a percentage of the bill will go to Evanston Made! Be sure to say “table23” and “evanston made”! 

Art for Earth Events

Evanston Made is working with the Evanston community to host events and art installations in celebration of Earth Month. Click here to sign up.

Sketch at Sketchbook

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

Exhibits at Galleries

  • Noyes Cultural Arts Center, 927 Noyes St., 2nd Floor Gallery, 10a-6p
  • Evanston Art Center, 1717 Central St., 2nd Floor, 9a – 4p
  • Perspective Photo Gallery, 1310-1/2B Chicago Ave.
  • Creative Coworking, 922 Davis St.
  • Open Studio Project, 901 Sherman Ave.
  • Prairie Avenue Artsy Card Shop, 2601 Prairie Ave.
  • Prairie Joe’s WEST, “Evanston’s Smallest Art Gallery,” 2608 Prairie Ave.p
  • School Room Gallery, 1321 Emerson St.
  • SPACE900, 816 Dempster St.
  • Xiao Space Gallery, 1522 Greenleaf
  • TreMain Art, 838 Custer Ave.
  • A Site of Struggle: American Art against Anti-Black Violence, Block Museum of Art, Northwestern Campus, 40 Arts Circle Drive, 12-5p
  • Reclaiming Cultural Treasures, Mitchell Museum of the American Indian, 3001 Central St., 10a-5p
  • Trap Door Studio, 1303 Chicago Ave.

Art in Venues

  • Backlot Coffee, 2006 Central St., 7a-5p
  • Ben Blount Prints, Wine Goddess, 702 Main St., 12-9p
  • Cherie Lockett, Daniel Barnett, Darren Oberto, Ross Martens. Evanston Pour, 528 Dempster St., 7a-9p

Open Houses, Studios

  • Open Studio with Kids Create Change, Studio3, 617C Grove St., All Ages, Free, 10a-12p
  • Ware Ceramics Studio, 1400 Greenleaf Ave., 10a-4p
  • Patrick Duncan, 1731 Dodge, 12 – 4p

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
  • Backlot Coffee, 2006 Central St., 7a-5p
  • Coffee Lab, 910 Noyes St., 8:30a-6p
  • Kombucha Brava, 717 Custer Ave., 10a-3p
  • Modern Vibe, 611 Dempster St., 11a-4p
  • Nice Lena & Friends, 1235 Chicago Ave., 11a-5p
  • Retro*Fit, 1620 Greenleaf St., 12-5p
  • Secret Treasures, 605 Dempster St., 11a-3p
  • Stumble & Relish, 1312 Chicago Ave., 11a-5p

EVENT PHOTOS by Rich Cahan


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, evanstonmade.org/donate/