Submitted by Evanston Made

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Help grow awareness for the Evanston Art Scene in 2020 by sharing events listed in this newsletter, collect Evanston Art and keep Evanston creatives living and thriving in the community! Learn more about the artists in the community at

Evanston Art Talk
Artist Talk

Join Nelson Armour and The Field Museum's Juliana Philipp for a discussion of the exhibit "Peering into the Rainforest" at Cultivate Urban Rainforest and Gallery in Evanston, 704 Main St., Thursday, Jan. 9, 7p

Perspective Photo Gallery
Heirloom Art Opening with new works by Ursula Sokolowska, Elaine Suzanne Miller, Jamie Tuttle and Jeffrey Wolin. Perspective Photo Gallery, 1310-1/2B Chicago Avenue. Opening reception Saturday, Jan. 11, 5-7p. Info 
Black Girl Magic Melissa Blount
Black Girl Magic Artist's Talk with Dr. Melissa Blount

Evanston Pulbic Library North Branch hosts an artist's talk with Dr. Melissa Blount, as she discusses her process, the meaning of her work and its relevance in the world today, and the strength that is Black Girl Magic. Jan. 11, 2p, 2026 Central St., Info


Get making in the new year with creative workshop offerings! Learn urban sketching with Shruti Vijay at The Collage Cafe, Wine Women & Mud at Ware Ceramics with Joanna Kramer, make a Needle Felt Yedi with Rachel Nador, learn Bookmaking & Poetry with Lea Basile Lazarus and Sue Gundlach! Click on the photos below for more info! 
Instagram for Artists who don't LOVE Instagram

Our first Professional Development Series Workshop for Evanston Made Members.

"Instagram for Artists who don't LOVE Instagram" will be presented by our own social media wiz Liz Cramer along with special guest, the very talented, prolific and Instagram savvy artist, Amanda Evanston! Learn how to use Instagram to promote your art!

Jan. 16, 6:30-8 p, 1100 Florence Gallery. Click here RSVP, 40 seats only.

Sponsor Memberships!

Gift your favorite Evanston artist or art patron an annual membership to Evanston Made! Membership benefits include promotional support for artists, professional development, monthly Members Mixers & more! Click here to purchase now!
Membership has its benefits!

Evanston Made Artists can submit art to exhibit w Community Partners in Evanston like Backlot Coffee on Central & Sherman. Be like artist Joyce Elias and join at

Evanston Made Member
Tuesday, February 4th, 6:30-8 p, at the Evanston Ecology Center! It's our year end All Members Meeting! Let's get all 200+ of us there!

Agenda includes:

  • What's planned for 2020
  • A quick review of 2019 
  • Brief review of Year End Survey
  • Q&A
  • Bright Nights Powerpoint presentation 
  • Refreshments and Socializing

The Evanston Ecology Center is located at 2024 McCormick Blvd. Click here to RSVP.

Events 2020

First Saturday Evanston Art Events ALL Year, Starting Jan. 4

February 4 - Annual Meeting 

February - Evanston Loves Art

April - Art for the Earth Month

May 29 - June 30 - Group Show & Pop Up at Evanston Art Center

June 6 & 7 - Artist Studio Tour

June 6 - Evanston Made Kids Pop Up

September 27 - Maker's Market

October 3 & 4 - Artist Studio Tour

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