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Picturing Evanston Portrait Session & Talk

  • Evanston Art Center 1717 Central Street Evanston, IL, 60201 United States (map)

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. Hear from Joerg June 21, 7-8p, at Evanston Art Center, on how this documentary project came to life.

Metzner began his documentation by visiting the artist studios of Beth Adler, Ben Blount and James Deeb. He plans on meeting ALL Evanston Creatives in person, and if off to a fast start. Visit to see the results of Joerg's work.

Evanston Creatives are invited to have their portraits taken by Joerg at the Evanston Art Center, June 1, 6-9p.m. during the Evanston Made Group Show Opening Party.


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 ( and Instagram account ( 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,

Earlier Event: June 1
Evanston Made 2018