Yeah! You’ve found the new Evanston Made website! Thanks to tireless hours and dedication by Kathy Halper, we are live at

This new online home of all things EM is just the big beautiful site we need to grow all of the IRL (in real life) plans we have for the coming year and beyond!

When Evanston Made started 5 years (with Open Studio Tours 2014) ago, we were focused on getting the word out about all the artists in Evanston. Since then, Evanston Made has continued to grow and develop deep roots in the Evanston arts community. People have come to depend on the events it sponsors, the conversations it fosters, the art it promotes.

Here’s the plan for making Evanston Made a sustainable arts initiative in 2019;

Evanston Made 2019 Core Initiatives

  • Apply for Non Profit Status
  • Move into a membership model
  • Recruit a group of core volunteers
  • Host events year round
  • Launch Evanston Young Collectors
  • Fundraise so that we can fund arts proposals: as Evanston cut Arts Funding for 2019, we believe the Private Sector can do more! Micro-funding projects, starting at $25 will activate citizen arts philanthropists

We will still be producing the annual Artist Studio Tour, which has grown to include year-round Pop Ups, Community Arts Projects and the hugely popular annual Group Exhibit & Pop Up at the Evanston Art Center.

We hope you’ll join us as we grow. Become a member – JOIN here. Become a volunteer, fill out this form here. Be a part of Evanston Made by attending First Saturday Art Events – listing here. Reach out with any questions