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.

Year at a Glance:

First Saturday Evanston Art Events ALL Year, Starting Jan. 4
April 2020 - Art for the Earth Month
May 29 - June 30, 2020 - Group Show & Pop Up at Evanston Art Center
June 5th- 6-8pm - Kids Exhibit Opening Reception

June 6 & 7, 2020 - Artist Studio Tour
Evanston Made Kids Pop Up - June 6, 10am-2pm
October 4, 2020 - Maker's Market
Fall Artist Studio Tour (TBD)

June 2020 Events & Sign Up Forms

Every June Evanston Made hosts a bounty of arts events!

Starting with the Evanston Made Group Show on May 29-June 30 at the Evanston Art Center. The Evanston Made Pop Up Shop runs at the same time.

On June 6 & 7, Evanston Made hosts a two day Studio Tour to coincide with June First Saturday Art Events.

Sign Ups are now open for all the above events. Follow these links:

Group Show

Studio Tour

Pop Up Shop

Evanston Made Kids Events

Art for the Earth

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.

Maker's Market

On September 29, 2019 Evanston Made held its first Maker's Market on the 5th floor of Evanston’s Maple Street Garage. More than 50 Makers transformed the garage into an art fair.  In conjunction with Downtown Evanston’s Oktoberfest, the Maker's Market was a great success and we can't wait for the 2020 event!

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.

Next Members Mixer
Friday March 20, 2020

Join our next "Progressive" Member's Mixer at the home of two Evanston studios.
1601 Payne Street
6:00 - 8pm

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.

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 as many images as they like. 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.

Evanston Made Kids

EM Kids is growing fast! This June, EMK will host three kids size events! A group show, an art expo and pop up shop, all at the Evanston Art Center?

Go to this link to sign up and more info.

Evanston Made Art Shop

We began to stock the Evanston Made Online Art Store prior to the 2019 holidays. In 2020, we hope to add many more items and promote it as a wonderful gift center for Evanston shoppers of all shapes and sizes, prices, and tastes!

Shop here.

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!

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.

ArtSpark Fund

We are busy building the ArtSpark Fund to provide our member artists grants for projects and materials. We accept donations to the fund, send queries to info@evanstonmade.org