Evanston Made Annual 2018
Jun
1
to Jun 30

Evanston Made Annual 2018

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Evanston Made is a community arts initiative that facilitates engagement between the public and Evanston creatives.

Founded in 2012 with an Artist Studio Tour, this initiative has grown to include annual events, pop up shops, curated art exhibits and so much more. We are passionate about celebrating and elevating Evanston's Creatives, and invite you to join in the artsy fun!

Artist & Artisans

The annual events listed here take place in June, and are open to artists and artisans living or working in Evanston. Sign up to participate at evanstonmade.com/sign-up

Contact evanstonmade@gmail.com for more information

Evanston artists photographed in their studios by Chris Bradley. Left to right Jennifer Presant, Fran Joy, Joe Taylor and Heather Hancock.

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Picturing Evanston Artist Portrait Session
Jun
1
6:00 PM18:00

Picturing Evanston Artist Portrait Session

Evanston Made is excited to announce a partnership with photographer Joerg Metzner on Picturing Evanston, an intimate look at Evanston’s arts community, one of the most vibrant and creative communities around.

Evanston Creatives are invited to have their portraits taken by Joerg at the Evanston Art Center, June 1, 6-9p.m. on the second floor gallery, during the Evanston Made Group Show Opening Party. See below for project details.

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Picturing Evanston is an intimate look at the city’s arts community, one of the most vibrant and creative communities around.

Documenting community has always been important to me. I’ve lived in Germany, Ireland and California, but Evanston has been my home longer than any other place. 

Here is a growing arts community, fueled by the many visual artists, writers, musicians, and other creatives that call Evanston home. There is a palpable energy and excitement that enterprises such as Space, Hewn, the Squeezebox, 1100 Florence and others are tapping into.

I plan to document all this in a book and photography exhibit featuring the artists and artisans in their spaces. A companion website (picturing-evanston.com) and Instagram account (instagram.com/picturingevanston) will be updated frequently as the project progresses. 

Along with the portraits of people and their environments I will examine the natural and built environment that inspires and nurtures so many creatives on the shores of Lake Michigan, just north of Chicago.

-Joerg Metzner, picturing-evanston.com

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Evanston Made Group Show Opening Party
Jun
1
6:00 PM18:00

Evanston Made Group Show Opening Party

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Celebrate & Elevate Evanston Creatives at the Annual Evanson Made Group Show Opening Party!


The Annual Evanston Made Group Show at the Evanston Art Center, June 1-30, is a non-juried show designed to showcase Evanston visual artists. More than 100 artists participate; it's an impressive volume of work.

The opening party will include a pop up shop filled with works by Evanston Creatives; a video installation by artist Mat Rappaport and Anne Hayden Stevens; 2D/3D work by more than 100 artists; bevvies and a fantastic crowd.

Pick up MAPS for the Artist Studio Tour too!

Free and open to the public at Evanston Art Center, 1717 Main Street

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Evanston Made Pop Up Shop
Jun
1
to Jun 30

Evanston Made Pop Up Shop

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The Evanston Made's Pop Up Shop is located in the lobby of the Evanston Art Center, 1717 Central Street, June 1-30, and features works for sale by Evanston Creatives. The Pop Up Shop is open during Evanston Art Center hours, visit evanstonartcenter.org

Vendors must live or work in Evanston to participate. This shop is produced by Amy Amoroso with AnoMaly Productions, fill this form to participate evanstonmade.com/popup

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Evanston Made Group Show
Jun
1
to Jun 30

Evanston Made Group Show

Visual artists living and/or working in Evanston are invited to participate in the Annual Evanston Made Group Show at the Evanston Art Center, June 1-30, 2018. This is a non-juried exhibit designed to showcase Evanston artists. More than 100 artists participate; it's an impressive volume of work.

Below are details about how to participate in the Group Show:

  • Deadline: Loan Document and photo of exhibiting piece due MAY 14, 2018

  • 2D Size Maximum: 24”w x 36”h

  • 3D Size Maximum: Must be installed on a 12”w pedestal.

  • Pricing: All work must be for sale

  • Exhibit Dates; Opening Party, June 1, 6-9p. Exhibit dates June 1-30. All art openings and exhibits are FREE and open to the public.

  • Sign up at

The Evanston Made Group Show is curated and produced by a group of volunteers. Contact info: Lisa Degliantoni at evanstonmade@gmail.com.

Below are photos of the Annual Evanston Made Group Show Opening Reception at the Evanston Art Center.

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Evanston Made Studio Tour
Jun
2
12:00 PM12:00

Evanston Made Studio Tour

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Evanston Made's Annual Artist Studio Tour is a self-guided tour of artist studios in Evanston, June 2, 12-5p.m. Maps are available online and in print, and provide access to more than 50 studios.

Create your tour by visiting the Evantson Made Group Show on Friday, June 1, 6-9p, and choose which studios to visit. Then hit the road Saturday, June 2, 12-5 p.m., visit studios, shop for new art and meet Evanston creatives!

Evanston Artists and Artisans are invited to register to be on the map by May 1, 2018 at evanstonmade.com/sign-up

Below is Evanston Made's 2017 artist studio tour map with a list of participants.

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Evanston Made Kids
Jun
10
11:00 AM11:00

Evanston Made Kids

Evanston Made Kids, June 10, 11a-4p, features a family-friendly FREE day of making, creating, selling and celebrating Evanston's Young Creatives hosted by the Evanston Art Center!

The Evanston Art Center opens art studios for demos and making, giving kids the chance to explore creative activities and take home their creations.

Kid Makers can sell their wares in the Kids Pop Up Shop, 12-3p. Sign up your kid to sell goods at evanstonmade.com/sign-up, choose Evanston Made Kids and we will be in touch!

This event is FREE and open to the public.

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Evanston Made Kids Pop Up Shop
Jun
10
12:00 PM12:00

Evanston Made Kids Pop Up Shop

Evanston Made Kids, June 10, 11a-4p, features a family-friendly FREE day of making, creating, selling and celebrating Evanston's Young Creatives hosted by the Evanston Art Center!

From 12-3 p.m., we're inviting Kid Makers to sell their goods at the Evanston Made Kids Pop Up Shop. Parents will need to sign up their kids and attend the sale with them, which is a good thing as the Evanston Art Center will be full of amazing art on display and a pop up shop for grown ups to.

Sign up your kid to sell goods at evanstonmade.com/sign-up, choose Evanston Made Kids and we will be in touch!

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Evanston Made Sip 'n Shop
Jun
28
6:00 PM18:00

Evanston Made Sip 'n Shop

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Enjoy a night of art, shopping, bevvies, ladies and community! We're hosting the annual Evanston Made Pop Up Shop Sip 'n Shop, June 28, 6-8 p.m. at the Evanston Art Center. Ladies are invited to enjoy adult beverages and 10% off ALL merch!

The Evanston Made's Pop Up Shop is located in the lobby of the Evanston Art Center (June 1-30) and features works for sale by Evanston Creatives.

Visit evanstonmade.com/popup to sign up as a vendor!

This event is FREE and open to Ladies Only!

Email evanstonmade@gmail.com for more info.

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The Midnight Broadcast: Paintings and Drawings by James Deeb
Apr
13
to Apr 15

The Midnight Broadcast: Paintings and Drawings by James Deeb

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Opening: Friday, April 13, 6-9p

Slow Art Day Discussion w Joanna Pinsky of Art Encounter, Saturday, April 14, 12-1p

Artist talk/mirror drawing demonstration: Sunday, April 15, 3-4p

Evanston artist James Deeb presents The Midnight Broadcast, featuring paintings and drawings from his on-going series, Mythic City. The work is made up of tronies (composite faces) pieced together from the artist’s memory, creating a personal and sometimes fantastical record of Deeb’s observations. Infused with pathos and mystery, James Deeb’s art adds up to more than the sum of its parts.

Exhibit Hours:
Friday, April 13, 6-9p
Saturday, April 14, 12-5p
Sunday, April 15, 12-5p

Artwork above: Mummer, 2018, oil on board, 30" x 22"

Learn more at jamesdeeb.com

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Photographic works by Joerg Metzner
Mar
2
to Mar 4

Photographic works by Joerg Metzner

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TOMORROW NEVER KNOWS – Exhibit Opening March 2nd, 2018

In a world that feels unreal, I ask myself, “What is real?”

Uncertainty at every corner. I say “Hello old friend”.

There is beauty in not knowing, in seeing what you want to see,

in places that don’t exist until you get there.

Embracing existence at this moment, in a reality of my own making.

Photographic works by Joerg Metzner

 

What: Photography Exhibit

Where: 1100 Florence Ave., Evanston

Opening: Friday, 3/2, 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Artist Talk: Sunday, 3/4, 2 p.m.

Gallery Hours: Friday - 11 a.m.-9 p.m.; Saturday 12 - 9 p.m.; Sunday 12- 5 p.m.

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Click here to listen to Joerg's interview on The Lisa D Show podcast

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Sue Arends at Backlot Coffee
Mar
1
to Mar 30

Sue Arends at Backlot Coffee

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We're excited to showcase artist Sue Arends this March at Backlot Coffee in Evanston. We are grateful for community partners like John Kim and the team at Backlot Coffee for activating their walls to build community through the arts!

Where: Backlot Coffee at 2006 Central Street in Evanston.

Each month Backlot features an art exhibit of Evanston artists. All works are for sale, with 100% of the proceeds going to the artist.

This art partnership is a fantastic way for the business community to support the arts in Evanston. Interested in showing your work or hosting an artist? Email evanstonmade@gmail.com

 

 

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Social Justice Sewing Circles with Melissa Blount
Feb
23
to Feb 24

Social Justice Sewing Circles with Melissa Blount

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Join Melissa Blount, Evanston-bas­­­ed artist and activist and creator of the Black Lives Matter Witness Quilt, to produce a new collaborative quilt. The community is invited to two evenings of craft, activism and dialogue, remembering the names of women and girls who lost their lives to gun violence in Chicago.

The sewing circles will take place at 1100 Florence Ave. in Evanston. No sewing skills needed, just an RSVP as there are only 30 spaces each day. All ages welcome.

Feb., 23, Friday, 6-9p, RSVP at http://ow.ly/koPI30isbKw
Feb. 24, Saturday 10a-2p, RSVP at http://ow.ly/5HFv30isbzK

Photograph taken at the Block Museum's Witness Quilt Event on February 2, 2018.

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Feb
9
to Feb 10

I Love Evanston Pop Up Sale & Tastings

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Show how much you love Evanston and give the gift of Evanston this Valentine's Day...shop the I Love Evanston Pop Up Sale & Tastings featuring Evanston artisans. AND the 1st 25 shoppers (each day) get an Evanston-themed gift bag from stumble & relish!

Vendors List:

Edgewater Candles
Letterpress by Ben Blount
Ceramics by Jill Birschbach and Joanna Kramer
Chocolate and Pastries by Shannon Sudduth of Noir d'Ebene
Hot Sauces by Verzell James of Awe-Sauce Hot Sauces
Photography by Jessica Zoller Kaplan of Jessica Kaplan Photography
Weavings by Amy Gabbert with moss wood + moon
Greeting cards with Cards by June, Caroline Brown and Gecommunetrics
Jewelry by AnoMalY by Amy and Nice Lena
Wine tastings w Walter Clements of MetaWine

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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 Austin, 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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