What We Do 2020

What We Do.

Discover Evanston Art Events. Discover Evanston Artists.


We are the home for discovering Evanston artists through our commitment to producing exhibition opportunities and promoting Evanston Art Events.

Evanston Made produces art events throughout the year. Most of these events are open to the public but we also host members only events.

Maker's Market

The 2nd Annual Maker's Market was a huge success! 75 vendors transformed the 5th floor of Evanston's Maple Street Garage into an art fair! 500 customers came through at staggered entrance times creating a calm socially distanced shopping experience throughout the afternoon.

We are so grateful to all the artisans and customers for braving the cold and supporting the arts in Evanston with enthusiasm and joy!

Click here for a photo recap!

Community Calendar

The Evanston Community Calendar is available to the public.  ANYONE can enter an Evanston based event by filling out the form, scroll down page. Any and all events including art, dance, book signings, poetry readings, trunk shows, writing, theatre, music. We will review submissions before they become public.

Go to this link.

Members Portfolio Pages

Every member artist gets a free portfolio page on the website. They can load up to 15 images. They can load their resume, bio, artist statement and any contact links they would want the public to have.

Go to this link for page creation instructions.

Become a Member!

It's easy to become a members of Evanston Made and join in the fun! We have memberships for individual and student artists, partner businesses and art loving patrons. Sign up today!

Curatorial Services

Brighten up your professional space and support your local artist at the same time! We are often asked to provide artists for "alternative" spaces and we would love to work with you! Check us out at Backlot Coffee on Central and Sherman, the Council Chambers and the Mayor's Office in City Hall and more!

Professional Development Series

In 2020 we launched our Professional Development Workshop series. Every other month we offer expert advice on different aspects of the working artist's life. Past workshops include "Instagram for Artist who don't Love Instagram" and "Photographing Your Work". Upcoming is "Pricing Your Work" with much more to come.

For more go to this link.

Side/Lot Experimental Video Showcase

Join us for the third year of SIDE/LOT, showcasing experimental and short-form videos created by video makers who live or work in Evanston as part of Evanston Made.

Join us for the first OUTDOOR Screening North Side of the Evanston Art Center on Friday on May 29, 8:45pm!

Follow this link.

The Interview Project

Lisa D interviews every artist participating in the June 2020 Group Show and Pop Up (thats 95 artists!). Once you know the artist's story you'll love their art even more.

The Interview Project

2020 Group Show Gallery Page

The 2020 Group Show entries can be seen here.

Gallery Page



2020 Pop Up Shop in The Art Shop

The Pop Up Shop is closed. Please go the The Art Shop for tons of art, gifts and one of a kind goodies!

Shop here.

Member's Events

These are monthly social & networking events. We select a different art venue for each meeting, often an artist studio or arts business.

Art for the Earth

* Due to Corona Virus, all events have been cancelled or transitioned to online events.

While our original vision for April has changed significantly due to the Coronavirus, we are still celebrating the earth! Visit our page for online Art for the Earth activities, coloring book downloads, and other stay-at-home suggestions!

Go to this link for more.