At the June 5 Maker's Market (Photo by Adina Keeling)

Evanston Made hosted another Maker’s Market on June 5 on the fifth floor of the Maple Avenue parking garage. Organizers said 67 artists showed up to sell handmade goods, including bags, knives, jewelry, candles, hot sauce, and more.

Local artist Russel Scott sold an assortment of engraved wooden signs and plaques at the market. He has attended several markets to sell his art, but this was his first time attending the Maker’s Market. 

“It’s good to be out of the house and see other people that are also excited to be out of the house,” said Mr. Scott. 

The market also included an area where kids and adults could create their own art. This month, “We are Water Evanston,” a project that asks residents to assess their relationship with water and aims to increase the community’s understanding of Lake Michigan, led the art station. Those interested in making art were encouraged to paint or put together collages showcasing water. 

Organizer Lisa Degliantoni said she was amazed by the diversity of the art. These markets are becoming something for everyone, regardless of age, interest, or price point, she said. 

Maker’s Markets take place the first Saturday of every month from 12 to 5pm. The next markets are scheduled for July 3, Aug. 7, Sept. 4, and Oct. 2. Shoppers can sign up for time slots on the Evanston Made’s website. Walk-ins are also welcome. 

Adina Keeling

Adina Keeling is a photojournalist and reporter, covering city news, sustainability, schools, and art. She also investigates mental health systems and environmental injustices in Evanston, and puts together...

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