Annual Events

Evanston Made started five years ago with the Artist Studio Tour. It has since become an anticipated annual event that grew to include Evanston Made Group Show at the Evanston Art Center, which now includes the biannual Pop Up Show. These core events are free to all Evanston Made members. Join the fun and get seen!



Evanston Made Group Show - Sign Up Now Open!

  • Deadline: Entry form and THREE images of proposed works are due May 1, 2019 (This year's show will be curated)
  • 2D Size Maximum: 24”w x 36”h
  • 3D Size Maximum: Must be installed on a 12”w pedestal.
  • Work must have been completed within the past year
  • Pricing: All work must be for sale
  • Exhibit Dates; Opening Party, May 31, 6-9p. Exhibit dates May 31-June 30. All art openings and exhibits are FREE and open to the public.

The Evanston Made Group Show is curated and produced by a group of volunteers.

Go to sign up.

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Annual Artist Studio Tour - Sign Up Now Open!

Evanston Made's Annual Artist Studio Tour is a self-guided tour of studios in Evanston, June 1, 2019 at 12-5p.m and October 19, 2019. The online version of the map is below, followed by a slideshow of participating artists.

Create your tour by visiting the Evanston Made Group Show on Friday, May 31, 6-9p, choose which studios to visit, then visit studios June 1, 12-5p, shop for new art & meet Evanston creatives!

Copies of the June Evanston Made Artist Studio Tour Map are available mid-May at Evanston Art Center and online.

Click here to participate in the June 1 Tour.

Go to sign up.

Pop-Up Gallery & Store

Pop-Up Gallery and Store

Hosted by the Evanston Art Center and produced by Anomaly Productions, the Pop-Up Gallery and Store is an "all-inclusive" event, located in the lobby of the Evanston Art Center May 31 - June 30. Artists are accepted on a first come, first serve basis.

Merchandise includes ceramics, clothing, glassware, jewelry, letterpress/print, metalwork, mosiac, sculpture, soap/oil, textile/fiber, woodwork/furniture & more.

Click here to sign up.

SIDE/LOT Experimental Film Festival

SIDE/LOT Experimental Film Festival - Sign Up Now Open!

SIDE/LOT is accepting submissions of experimental and short-form videos created by video makers who live or work in Evanston as part of Evanston Made.

  • Work must be three minutes or less in duration.
  • Work will be juried by a panel of three artist/filmmakers.
  • Student work is welcome.
  • Collaborative work is welcome.

Screening North Side of the Evanston Art Center on Friday on May 31st starting at 8:45 pm and indoors at regular times during the Evanston Made exhibition. Click here to sign up.

Evanston Made Kids

Evanston Made Kids

Evanston Made Kids, June 9, 11a-3p, features a family-friendly FREE day of making, creating, selling and celebrating Evanston's Young Creatives hosted by the Evanston Art Center!

The Evanston Art Center opens art studios for demos and making, giving kids the chance to explore creative activities and take home their creations. FREE w RSVP, click here to RSVP


Evanston Made Kids

Evanston Made Kids Pop Up Shop

The Evanston Made's Kids Pop Up Shop is located in the lobby of the Evanston Art Center during Evanston Made Kids (June 9) and features works for sale by Evanston Creative Kids! Only 18 vendors are invited to sell their wares, so be sure to sign up early. Ages 9-18 welcome.

Free to participate. Click here for form.


Evanston Made Sip’n’Shop

Evanston Made Sip’n’Shop

Enjoy a night of art, shopping, bevvies, ladies and community! We're hosting the annual Evanston Made Pop Up Shop Sip 'n Shop Sale, June 27, 6-8 p.m. at the Evanston Art Center. Ladies are invited to enjoy adult beverages and enjoy merchandise at the Evanston Made Pop Up Shop: select items on sale!

The Evanston Made's Pop Up Shop is located in the lobby of the Evanston Art Center (May 31 - June 30) and features works for sale by Evanston Creatives.

This event is FREE and open to Ladies Only, we're just asking Attendees register at so we know how many buckets of wine to order. Click here to RSVP