First Saturday Art Events

First Saturday Evanston Art Events

First Saturday Evanston Art Events • July 6

Evanston Made hosts First Saturday Evanston Art Events, a self-guided exploration of Evanston’s Creative Community, featuring art on display at venues across Evanston.  Shop for art and handmade goods, meet small business owners, enjoy a delicious meal, learn to sketch and make ART Friends!

First Saturday Evanston Art Hunt! 

To participate in the Scavenger Hunt:

  • Go to the Roamli Website Events Search page, here
  • Enter Lookup Code: “EVANSTONARTHUNT724”
  • Visit 10 First Saturday Art Events, upload a selfie with the artist/art OR the business owner/staff, and win 10% off your purchase at shopevanstonmade.org The person who visits the most events and sends in approved photos will win the GRAND PRIZE: 30% OFF AT SHOPEVANSTONMADE.ORG! 
  • Winners are announced on the 15th of the month, on Instagram. Follow us at @evanston_made to see if you won. 
  • Email info@evanstonmade.org with questions.

Evanston Art Map

The Evanston Art Map is updated the First Saturday of every month, scroll this Google map for locations to see and shop for art in Evanston. Double check open hours before going to venues.

Visit evanstonmade.org for citywide art event listings! 

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FIRST SATURDAY ART EVENTS LISTINGS BY NEIGHBORHOOD

CENTRAL STREET

Art on Exhibit

Art in Venues

  • Backlot Coffee: Christie Russert, 2006 Central St., 7a-5p, Closing Weekend.
  • Gracie’s: John Liberty Paintings, 1939 Central St., 11a - 5:30p  
  • Beer on Central: Jay Ryan, 1930 Central St., 12 - 10p

Shop for Original Art

  • Gallery 1925, 1925 Central St., 12-5p 
  • Frolic & Detour, 1909 Central St., 11a-5p

NOYES ST.

Open Studio

  • Noyes Cultural Art Center: Layers, Upstairs Gallery, 927 Noyes St.,10a-6p
  • Noyes Cultural Art Center: Please Be Seated, 2nd Floor 927 Noyes St.,10a-6p
  • Anne Sills Open Studio, Noyes Cultural Arts Center, Basement Studio, 927 Noyes St., 12-5p

Art Mixer

  • Coffee Lab: Emerging Artist Mixer! Meet emerging artists and make Art Friends. Free to attend, this event helps artists practice artist talks and includes a “Show and Tell” plus booze. 910 Noyes St., 6:30-8p, RSVP for free here

 

DOWNTOWN EVANSTON

Art on Exhibit

  • Block Museum of Art - Actions for the Earth: Art, Care & Ecology, 40 Arts Circle Drive, 12-5p
  • Block Museum of Art - A Little Truth: Fact and Fiction in Family Photography, 40 Arts Circle Drive, 12-5p
  • Creative Coworking: Artist Reception for Jean Cunningham and Janet Latshaw Simons, 922 Davis St., 4-6p

Shop for Original Art

  • Alley Gallery, 1712 Rear 2, Sherman Ave, 10a-4p
  • Artem Pop Up Gallery: Meet Artist Kathleen Toledano 1627 Sherman Ave., 12-4p

Shop our Partners

  • Ten Thousand Villages, 1509 Chicago Ave., 10a-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 Resy.com, a percentage of the bill will go to Evanston Made! Be sure to say “table23” and “evanston made”!

 

MAIN DEMPSTER MILE

Art Openings

  • Perspective Photo Gallery: VICINITY 2024 - “WHAT MATTERS TO YOU”, 1310 Chicago Ave., 12-6p
  • SPACE 900 Gallery: CHAOS/ORDER. Featuring work by Space 900 members: Todd Anderson, Colleen Conley, Clark Ellithorpe, Judith Roston Freilich, Bob Magrisso, Joanna Pinsky, Beth Shadur, Judy Solomon and Annie Trincot, 816 Dempster St., 1-6p

Make Art! 

  • Sketching at Sketchbook Brewing Company - Guest Artists, Hilda Raisner & Bob Kiolbassa, will be on hand with sketching tips. FREE. Materials provided! Sketchbook Brewery, 821 Chicago Ave., 1-2:30p, RSVP here

Art Exhibit plus Food & Drink

  • Evanston Pour: See plein air paintings by award winning artists and educators Nina Weiss and Tom Trausch, and Mark Cleveland, Evanston Made’s Plein Air Festival Founder. Enjoy delicious small plates, coffee drinks and cocktails, mention “First Saturday” and 10% of sales will go to Evanston Made! 528 Dempster St., 8a-9p. 

Shop our Partners

  • Stumble & Relish, 1312 Chicago Ave., 11a-5p
  • Luna Delgado, 800 Dempster St., 11a-5p
  • Village Farmstand, 810 Dempster, 10a-5p 
  • Evanston Pour, 528 Dempster St., 8a-9p
  • Ben Blount prints, Wine Goddess, 702 Main St., 12-9p   
  • Masterpiece Framing + Imaging, 714 Main St., 10a-5p
  • Nice Lena & Friends, 1235 Chicago Ave., 11a-5p
  • Secret Treasures, 605 Dempster St., 11a-3p

 

WEST VILLAGE

Art on Exhibit

  • Xiao Space Gallery, 1522 Greenleaf St., 12-6p

Art in Front Yards

  • Licky Lab & Alpaca Free Little Art Gallery, 1227 Dewey Ave., 24/7 

Sip ‘n Shop

  • Temperance Beer Tap Room: Smittytown Market, the home of your favorite local artisans. Bonus: you can enjoy a beer as you browse and buy! 2000 Dempster St., 2-7p

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FIRST SATURDAYS in 2024

January 6, February 3, March 2, April 6, May 4, June 1, July 6, August 3, September 7, October 5, November 2, December 7

 

About Evanston Made

Started as a Artist Studio Tour in June 2014, by a group of volunteer art advocates, Evanston Made has grown into a 400+ member organization with year round events and hyper local online shopping portal - shopevanstonmade.org.

Evanston Made is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit arts organization with the mission to connect Evanston creatives to the public through programming and events. Learn more at evanstonmade.org and consider making a donation of any amount to support programs that drive our mission.

 

For additional information, please contact Lisa Degliantoni, Executive Director of Evanston Made at evanstonmade@gmail.com or (847)544-8205.

 

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