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Maker’s Market 2020

Community members are invited to shop unique with more than 75 vendors. Evanston Made and Downtown Evanston are hosting the second annual Maker’s Market from noon to 5 p.m. in the Maple Avenue garage.

There are more than 250 parking spaces on the 5th floor of the Maple Street Garage, covered, offering easy elevator access for shoppers, rain or shine. COVID-10 protocols will be followed, allowing 50 shoppers every hour. Tickets are available through eventbrite.

Art Under Glass

Evanston Made is working with building owners, Downtown Evanston, SSAs and the City of Evanston, to activate vacant spaces and empty commercial storefronts with art, fashion, design and more. During October in Downtown Evanston, several buildings host installations in storefronts; 700 Church St. and 1704 Sherman Ave.

Art Under Glass, features works by Barbara Ruiz, Christie Russert, Destiny Wesley, Ellie Hazlett, Rob Larson, Shellie Argeanton at 700 Church Ave. and Aidan Dillon, Bryana Bibbs, Sarah Kaiser-Amaral, Peter Mudd at 1704 and 1706 Sherman Ave. 

Artisan Market

Community members are invited to the Graduate Hotel Evanston x Evanston Made Artisan Market, where they can shop for art, ceramics, letterpress posters and jewelry for sale by Ben Blount, Joanna Kramer Ceramics, Kathy Halper and Lena Kim. The event will take place 2-4 p.m. on Oct. 24 at 1625 Hinman Ave. 


Artists Book House Evanston Bound Quarantour with graphic novelist Emil Ferris

Ms. Ferris grew up in pre-Urban Renewal Chicago at a time when Chicago was a down-at-the-heels, blue-collar palace where the silent picture stars of Essanay Studios still hobbled the streets of Uptown. Ferris gets a good portion of whatever strength or inspiration she has from the beauty and tenacity of this amazing city.

It was not possible for Ferris to grow up in Madmen-era Chicago and not believe in monsters. Growing up in an ornately grimy Gotham combined seamlessly with Ms. Ferris’s childhood addiction to “Creature Features,” a late-night Saturday airing of famous (and often offbeat) black and white B-movies of the monster genre. No doubt these two influences have had a big hairy-clawed hand in making her a lifelong fan of creaturely and undead beings everywhere.

Quarantours are appropriate for curious humans, ages 9-99!


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