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
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:
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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?
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!
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!