Oct
14
12:00 PM12:00

Evanston Art Tour

Saturday, October 14, 12 -5 p.m., visit artist studios, galleries, venues and public art throughout the city of Evanston. Maps will be printed and published online, with locations of artsy interest. All spaces are free and open to the public. Click here to see the map.

Artist Studios

Amanda Evanston • 1600 Dempster

Angela Williams • 1099 Fowler Ave.

Ausrine's Art Room • 1123 Florence Ave.

Darren Oberto, Chris Green, Ross Martens, Avram Eisen • 1712 Sherman Avenue, Rear

Fran Joy • 2527 Jackson Avenue, Apt 1W

Joyce Elias • 1210 Sherman Ave.

Carol Hammerman • 1119 Hinman

Leon Litinsky • 612 Michigan Ave.

Linda Lewis Kramer • 1236 Sherman Ave.

Noyes Cultural Arts Center Artists: Jennifer Presant, Jules Kunhardt, Daniela Kovacic, Sarah Kaiser, Bonnie Katz, Zafar Malik, Monica Sageman, Adriana Poterash
927 Noyes

Galleries

The Saw Room • 1712 Sherman, Rear

Evanston Art Center • 1717 Central St.

Perspective Gallery • 1310 1/2 Chicago Ave.
Photographs by Verna Todd + Howard Hart

Ice House Gallery • 609 South Blvd.

Block Museum of Art • 40 Arts Circle Drive
Carrie Mae Weems: Ritual and Revolution
Wiliam Blake: The Age of Aquarius

Public Art/Installation

Terrain Biennial
9 locations across West Evanston, all walking distance from one another. Map http://v1b3.com/terrain-biennial-evanston/
Evanston artists: Shawn Decker, Kristin Mariani, Ben Blount, Kevin Valentine, Mat Rappaport

Jason Brown, It's Just a Phase
Construction fencing at Fountain Square

Janet Austen, Attached
Elliot Park

Indira Johnson, 10,000 Waves
Smith Park

Murals

Ruben Aguirre • Dempster & Sherman Aves
Alfonso Piloto • Foster at Jackson &
Shawn Bullen • Elmwood between Grove & Davis
Dustin Harris & Lea Pinsky • Church Ave., btwn Darrow & Ashland
Nick Goettling • Central and Green Bay

Venues

1026 Davis Street
James Deeb • Taco Diablo
Joey Garfield • Five & Dime
LuLu’s • Madeline Kelch

Open Studio Project • 901 Sherman Avenue

Cultivate Urban Rain Forest • 704 Main Street
Works by Shar Coulson

 

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Oct
7
12:00 PM12:00

First Saturday Art Openings

Art galleries, studios and venues across Evanston celebrate art openings the First Saturday of October, 12-10p.m. Below is a full list of events, all free and open to the public.

The Saw Room Gallery at Alley Gallery
1712 Sherman, Rear
Color Systems: Joyce Elias
5 - 8 p.m.

Perspective Gallery
1310 1/2 Chicago Ave.
Photographs by Verna Todd + Howard Hart
5 - 7 p.m.

Cultivate Urban Rainforest Gallery
704 Main St.
Opening Reception: Organic Expressionism Works by Shar Coulson
6 - 8 p.m.

Block Museum of Art
40 Arts Circle Drive
Carrie Mae Weems: Ritual and Revolution
10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Platform
904 Sherman
Mixed Media Work by Scott Hassell + Rebekka Federle
5 - 7 p.m.

Terrain Biennial
9 locations across West Evanston, all walking distance from one another. Map http://v1b3.com/terrain-biennial-evanston/
Evanston artists: Shawn Decker, Kristin Mariani, Ben Blount, Kevin Valentine, Mat Rappaport

Leo Segedin Studio Tour
828 Monroe Street
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Ice House Gallery
609 South Blvd.
10 a.m. - 9 p.m.

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Jun
29
7:00 PM19:00

Black Lives Matter Witness Quilt Presentation

June 29, 7-8 p.m., Evanston Art Center, the public is invited to hear from Melissa Blount about this impactful community project.

The Black Lives Matter Witness Quilt was created by Melissa Blount, MEET (Making Evanston Equitable Together) and community volunteers. MEET gathered the community to engage in social justice handwork activities and created the Black Lives Matter Witness Quilt, to honor and draw attention to the lives of black women and girls lost to violence in Chicago by incorporating their names into a community quilt.

Community Sewing Circles have been taking place over the last several months to create this beautiful quilt, of all sewing levels, ages and genders. The finished product will be shared with public at the Evanston Art Center thru June 30.

Evanston Art Center located at 1717 Central St., Evanston, 60201.

This event is free and open to the public.


 

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Jun
25
4:00 PM16:00

Black Lives Matter Witness Quilt Reception

Black Lives Matter Witness Quilt is being created by Melissa Blount, MEET (Making Evanston Equitable Together) and community volunteers. MEET wants to continue gathering the community to engage in social justice handwork activities and create a Black Lives Matter Witness Quilt, to honor and draw attention to the lives of Black women and girls lost to violence in Chicago by incorporating their names into a community quilt.

Community Sewing Circles of all levels have gathered over the last several months to create this unique and beautiful quilt and the final quilt will be revealed June 25, 4-5 p.m. at the Frances Willard Home at 1730 Chicago Ave. We'll hear about the importance of craftivism from the time of Frances Willard to today.

Join us in the making, send questions to evanstonmade@gmail.com

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Jun
22
6:00 PM18:00

Artist Reception: James Deeb, Joey Garfield, Lynne Miller Jones

Join artists James Deeb, Joey Garfield, Lynne Miller Jones for a reception and artist talks about their work on display in conjunction with Evanston Made. 

 

James Deeb is showing works at Taco Diablo, 1026 Davis St.

Lynne Miller Jones is showing works at LuLu's, 1026 Davis St.

Joey Garfield is showing works at Five & Dime, 1026 Davis St.

We are grateful to restaurant owner Dan Kelch for providing walls space in all three of his fine establishments, allowing for the public to engage with so much fantastic art.

Click here to RSVP

 

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Jun
17
5:00 PM17:00

Artist Talk with Matthew LaFleur

Matthew LaFleur's artwork is on display at North Shore Cider, 707 Howard St. The collection of LaFleur's work includes logos and labels from Evanston Home Brew, Transient Artisanales, Middlebrow Beer, Arcade Brewery, Hop Butcher, Sketchbookbrew, as well as prints from the children's book he illustrated, The Toothless Fairy.

Stayed tuned for details on an Artist's Talk on Saturday, June 17, but in the meantime stop by the cidery during regular business hours to fill up your growler and see LaFleur's work.

Phone (224) 300-6355

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Jun
17
12:00 PM12:00

Evanston Made Kids

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Evanston Made Kids! Celebrates young Evanston artists and their families by offering a day of fun and creativity. 

Enjoy hands-on, make-and-take art activities, how-to workshops, live performances and more. Saturday, June 17, 12 - 4 p.m., Evanston Art Center. FREE!

Oba William King, a live storyteller, will be performing at Evanston Made Kids 1-3 p.m. in the Second Floor Atrium Gallery. Oba tells fun stories while playing drums and encouraging audience participation. He has traveled to different venues around the Chicago area, and is looking to expand his audience into Evanston.

 

Enjoy live singing by Mike O'Mara and the Etc. Music School 2-4p.m. Come and hear fantastic music by Evanston Youth!

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Jun
10
5:00 PM17:00

Creative Coworking Art & Wine Party

 

Creative Coworking is a coworking space that doubles as an art gallery. With local art inhabiting the walls, creating an artistic and creative working space.

Owner Angela Valvanais is a passionate supporter and promoter of the arts and this community is better for it! Visit the numerous artists showing at Creative Coworking June 10, 5-8 p.m. for wine, networking, art and fun!

Location: 922 Davis St.

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Jun
9
6:00 PM18:00

Mix Masters Murals/EMAP Reception

Blick Art Materials in Evanston hosts artists Dustin Harris and Lea Pinsky of Mix Masters Murals and Evanston Mural Art Project for a reception and presentation.

Evanston Mural Arts Program is a new public art initiative in Evanston that exists to help artists, residents, and business districts uplift their neighborhoods through murals and mosaic art.

Hear news and plans about upcoming mural projects in Evanston and how this couple finds walls and funding to make murals happen in Chicagoland.

Blick Art Materials will host the public in their store from 6-8 p.m. with a Montana spray-paint demo, libations from Temperance, chips and snacks from Chili's.

Blick is located at 1755 Maple Ave. in Downtown Evanston. Free and open to the public.

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Jun
9
to Jun 11

Central Street Art Walk

Evanston Art Center is partnering with Central Street Business Association to host the second Central Street Arts Walk, designed to celebrate local artists and businesses! During this event, participating businesses will host one artist per store to be featured during the weekend of June 9 – 11, 2017.

Interested artists contact Cara Feeney at cfeeney@evanstonartcenter.org

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Jun
3
12:00 PM12:00

Platform Presents Art House

Platform is hosting the art house show, Staged at 1024 Hinman. It will be open May 26th 11-3pm. Stop by and see the show if you are out and about. Closing party in conjunction with Evanston Made on June 3rd.

Featuring the art by Laura Husar Garcia, Juliane von Kunhardt, Karen Connell, Anne Stevens, Katsy Johnson , Vanessa Filley, Alexa Fragnos, Maggie Mieners and Justine Bianco

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Jun
3
12:00 PM12:00

Evanston Made Artist Studio Tour

Evanston Made's artist studio tour features more than 75 artist's studios open to the public, June 3, 12-5p. Maps for the studio tour are available online and at Evanston Art Center on June 2. This self-directed tour guides the public through artist studios across Evanston, featuring ceramics, painting, photography and more.

Learn more about this event and get a map at www.evanstonmade.com

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Jun
3
12:00 PM12:00

Arts of Life at Bucephalus Bikes

The Arts of Life's North Shore studio is participating in the Evanston Made month-long celebration again! This year, we will exhibit artwork with Bucephalus Bikes in Evanston.  The Arts of Life is a non profit organization that serves adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities in an artist-community setting.

Stop by Bucephalus Bikes to check out their sweet rides and the artwork on display! The opening reception takes place on June 3rd from noon until 5pm.

Bucephalus Bikes is located at 1424 Lake Street in Evanston. This event is free and open to the public. We look forward to seeing you there! 

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May
6
3:00 PM15:00

First Saturdays Evanston

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Evanston art events happening on May 6:  

1100 Florence
Mound Town, works by Joey Garfield, 1100 Florence, 6-9 p.m.

Alice George Open Studio

1125 Florence Ave., 5-8 p.m., Artist Alice George shares very short animations (hand-drawn), which are part of a few ongoing projects. She'll be screening the films, chatting with folks, and sharing her process. Snacks and Sketchbook Brewing beer will be on hand.

Bloom3 Pop-Up Show
Ceramics, Jewelry, Flowers, and Wine.......a perfect combination curated by Joanna Kramer, 1503 Chicago Ave., 5-9 p.m.

Perspective Gallery
"Student Perspectives", annual juried exhibition of high school photographers. Juror, Glenn Hansen. 1310 1/2B Chicago Avenue, 5-8 p.m.

The Saw Room at The Alley Gallery
Fugitive, Gary Piattoni and Aron Packer assume the role of curators of lost images. 1712 Sherman Ave., 5-8 p.m.

 

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Hosting an event? Let us know and we will promote it, email evanstonmade@gmail.com

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Mar
4
5:00 PM17:00

First Saturdays Evanston

Evanston galleries and museums are working to cultivate art openings on First Saturdays. This Saturday, March 4, 5-9 p.m., art events are happening across Evanston at:   

Perspectives Photo Gallery
7th Annual International Juried Exhibition. 1310 1/2 B Chicago Ave., 5-7 p.m.

The Saw Room at The Alley Gallery
Wind Flow Photography, Collaborators Candace Wark and Shirley Nannini explore the interactions of wind and light by using an innovative approach to capture the essence of wind movement and convey its transient nature. 1712 Sherman Ave., 5-8 p.m.

SPACE 900
"Just Space", the core collective of Space 900 exhibits their diverse body of work; Ken Avick, Colleen Conley, Clark Ellithorpe, Judith Freilich & Joanna Pinsky. 1042 Wesley Ave., 5- 8 p.m.

Victoria Loeb
New works on display and Open Studio tour. Strange Lofts, 1711 Darrow,  5-8 p.m. 

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Feb
4
to Feb 28

Recollection, works by Ben Blount

ABC: An Abecedarium of Black Culture

ABC: An Abecedarium of Black Culture

Recollection

Feb. 4 - 28, 2017 - 1100 Florence in West Evanston hosts the show Recollection, works by artist Ben Blount. Recollection examines the notions of race and culture we encounter growing up in the United States. Shared through reimagined learning tools and remembered narratives, this work explores how we collect these formative ideas about identity and commit them to memory. This collection of work from artist Ben Blount includes letterpress prints, handmade books, and various interactive elements.

Ben Blount is a printer who uses books, posters and installations to explore notions of race and identity in America. Shaped by two decades of experience in design and advertising, his work draws on a common cultural language of objects, stories and experiences to draw attention to the differences between what we see, and how we are seen. With a range of contemporary influences from Dave Chappelle and Kara Walker to Mos Def and Amos Kennedy, Blount’s work is often provocative and topical. He has taught book arts courses at The Cleveland Institute of Art and Lillstreet Art Center in Chicago. A native Detroiter, he earned an MFA in Interdisciplinary Book and Paper Arts from Columbia College Chicago and currently lives in Evanston, IL

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Feb
4
2:00 PM14:00

Network North Art Openings

Art News: Evanston gallery and museum owners are working to cultivate art openings on First Saturdays in Evanston. Feb. 4, 2-9 p.m., art openings will happen across Evanston at:   

Northwestern's Block Museum, 'If You Remember, I'll Remember', Kristine Aono, Shan Goshorn, Samantha Hill, McCallum & Tarry, Dario Robleto and Marie Watt, 2 p.m.  

Platform, 'Window Wonders', Karen Connell and Jeroen Nelemans  

The Alley Gallery, 'Invisible Portraits', Julie Cowan, 5-8p.m.   

Perspectives Photo Gallery, 'Resonance', Stephanie Talber, 5-7 p.m.  

Wedge, Megan Magill and Peter Fleps, 5-9 p.m.  

1100 Florence, 'Recollection', Ben Blount, 6-9 p.m.  

SPACE 900, 'Place', Karen Perl, 5-9 p.m.

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