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First Saturday Evanston Art Events

April 2nd, 2022

First Saturday Evanston Art Events invite the community to explore Evanston’s Creative Community, at openings and events across Evanston. Build your art-filled day using the event listing below (all have different times and locations) and the Google Map at

Food & Drink
Table23 Fundraiser at Koi! Koi Evanston’s “Table23” donates 23% of the total check to a local non-profit. Dine in: reserve table23 at one of these times; 4:30p, 6:30p or 8:30p, call (847) 866-6969 or Via, a percentage of the bill will go to Evanston Made! Be sure to say “table23” and “evanston made”! For takeout phone orders, simply mention to the host “Evanston Made”. For takeout online orders, click on the “Table23 Charity” and pick Evanston Made!

Art for Earth Events
Evanston Made is working with the Evanston community to host events and art installations in celebration of Earth Month. Click here to sign up.

Sketch at Sketchbook
Gather at Sketchbook Evanston and discover the joys of sketching with a beer in one hand, pencil in the other. Free event with free art materials. Guest Artist Sherry Smith will be on hand with sketching tips. Sketchbook Brewery, 821 Chicago Ave., 1-2:30p

Auction & Fundraiser
Artopia 2022 is an art auction in support of Open Studio Project. Art by friends of Open Studio Project will be available online and in person at the group show in Gallery 901. All auction earnings will go toward outfitting Open Studio’s new 5th ward studio at the Family Focus building at 2010 Dewey Ave. Auction located Open Studio Project, 901 Sherman Ave., 11a-5p

Exhibits at Galleries
•Reclaiming Cultural Treasures, Mitchell Museum of the American Indian, 3001 Central St., 10a-5p
•Abstraction as Metaphor; 4 Solo Shows: Verena Brassel, Bob Nonnemacher, Sandra Perlow, Cole Pierce; Studio Exhibition: Paper Re-mix; Monochrome Tone. Evanston Art Center, 1717 Central St., 2nd Floor, 9a – 4p
•Marjorie Davidson, Prairie Avenue Artsy Card Shop, 2601 Prairie Ave., 12-6p
•Aydin Dincer, Prairie Joe’s WEST, 2608 Prairie Ave., 12-5p
•A Site of Struggle: American Art against Anti-Black Violence, Block Museum of Art, Northwestern Campus, 40 Arts Circle Drive, 12-5p
•Noyes Cultural Arts Center, 927 Noyes St., 2nd Floor Gallery, 10a-6p
•David Bender and Daryl Wilkerson Photography Exhibit and Artist Talk, Creative Coworking, 922 Davis St., 2-4p
•Student Perspectives 2022. Perspective Photo Gallery, 1310-1/2B Chicago Ave. Open 12-5p, Opening Reception and Awards. 5-7p
•Beth Shadur, SPACE900, 816 Dempster St., 12-4p
•New, tasty, pieces by K. Heitmann. TreMain Art, 838 Custer Ave., 8a-3p
•Tatiana Sky: The Earth is Moving but I Can’t Feel the Ground, Trapdoor Studio, 1303 Chicago Ave., 6-9p

Art in Venues
•Heather Eidson, Backlot Coffee, 2006 Central St., 7a-5p
John Liberty Paintings, Gracie’s,
•Ben Blount Prints, Wine Goddess, 702 Main St., 12-9p
•Cherie Lockett, Daniel Barnett, Darren Oberto, Ross Martens. Evanston Pour, 528 Dempster St., 7a-9p
•Bonnie Katz, Village Farmstand, 810 Dempster, 10a-5p
•Sarah Kaiser, Coffee Lab, 910 Noyes St., 8:30a-6p
•Daniel Burnett, BrothersK Coffee Shop, 500 Main St., 7a-7p
•”The Beauty of Trees” Paintings. Artem Pop Up Gallery, 1627 Sherman Ave., 12-5p

Open Houses, Studios
•Open Studio with Kids Create Change, Studio3, 617C Grove St., All Ages, Free, 10a-12p
•Stepping Out on Faith Open House,1632 Orrington, 3-8p
•Patrick Duncan, 1731 Dodge, 12 – 4p
•Strange Art Studios, 1711 Darrow Ave., unit 2, 12-3p
•Studio WIP, 526 Kedzie, 11a-1p
•Socorro Mucino & Jennifer Schuman, Studio 211, 927 Noyes St., 12-5p

West Village Art Crawl
•Joanna Kramer, Ware Ceramics Studio, 1400 Greenleaf St., 10a-4p
•Luna Delgado Botanicals, 1402 1/2 Greenleaf St., 12-4p
•Julie Cowan, 1121 Ashland Ave., 12-5p
•Cie Bond, 1500 Crain St., 12-5p
•RetroFit Life, 1620 Greenleaf St., 12-5p
•Hen&Jay Pop Up, 1100 Florence Gallery, 1100 Florence Ave., 12-5p
•Jack Kraig Photography, 1532 Crain St., 12-5p
•Beth Adler Studio Sale, 1125 Florence Ave., 12-5p Sale
•Ben and Melissa Blount Studio Sale, 1123 Florence Ave., 12-5p
•Monika Wulfers, Xiao Space Gallery, 1522 Greenleaf, 12-9p
•Licky Lab & Alpaca Free Little Art Gallery, 1227 Dewey Ave.

Shop Evanston Made Partners
•Alley Gallery, 1712 Rear 2, Sherman Ave, 10a-4p
•Ayla’s Originals, 1511 Sherman Ave, 11a-4p
•Artem Pop Up Gallery, 1627 Sherman Ave., 11a-6p
•Kombucha Brava, 717 Custer Ave., 10a-3p
•Modern Vibe, 611 Dempster St., 11a-4p
•Nice Lena & Friends, 1235 Chicago Ave., 11a-5p
•Secret Treasures, 605 Dempster St., 11a-3p
•Stumble & Relish, 1312 Chicago Ave., 11a-5p


First Saturday Art Events are hosted by Evanston Made, a 501(c)3 nonprofit arts organization with the mission to connect Evanston creatives to the public through programming and events. Your donation helps make events like this possible, free and open to the public. Donate here, any amount helps,


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