Photo by Mary Mumbrue

Ausrine’s Arts Room, a gallery, studio and classroom located at 1123 Florence Ave. in the budding arts district of west Evanston, offers the public the opportunity to purchase and to create art.

Owner and artist Ausrine Kerr displays her own creations as well as those of other artists, many of whom share her Lithuanian background.

Because she works on multiple projects simultaneously, elements of each medium – leather, fiber and paper – continuously feed into and off one another.  The colors and very tactile texture of her felted fiber and embossed leather work encourage viewers to reach out and touch the displayed artwork.

Ausrine’s Arts Room is generally open from noon to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, and by appointment.