Meet Daniel Aquino, co-owner of Coffee Lab & Roasters on Noyes St., a coffee shop where Northwestern students mix with artists from Noyes Cultural Arts Center and the community to drink delicious coffee and enjoy artisan pastries influenced by Filipino, Korean and Japanese recipes.

Coffee Lab has gifted walls, counter tops and windows to exhibit and sell Evanston Made Art to the hundreds of customers who come through daily. Shop for prints, cards and more by artists like Shellie Argeanton and Geraldine Martinez-Benz.

This weekend, Daniel opened a second business in Evanston on Prairie and Central Ave., “Evanston Artsy Card Shop”, where the community can shop for original art, cards and delicious Filipino, Korean and Japanese treats. We love that Daniel is expanding his support of Evanston Made artists and makers! 

The Art Star award is presented to members of the community who work to connect Evanston Artists to the community. Sponsored by C3 Evanston, the trophy was made by artist Amanda Evanston. Learn more at

Photo; Left Daniel Aquino holding the Art Star award, Lisa Degliantoni, Executive Director of Evanston Made.