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First Saturday Evanston Art Events

May 6 @ 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM

First Saturday Evanston Art Events are a self-guided exploration of Evanston’s Creative Community. See art on display at venues across Evanston, shop for handmade goods, meet small business owners, enjoy a delicious meal.
Spend an artsy Saturday in Evanston, use this Google Map to plan your day! Saturday, May 6, 9a-9p
Make ART • Make New Friends • Collect Evanston ART • Build Community!



•Art Talks! With Block Student Associates – On Wavelengths. Block Museum of Art, Northwestern Campus, 40 Arts Circle Drive, 12:30-1:30p
•Art & Wine Night featuring art by Itala and Jim Merriner. Creative Coworking, 922 Davis St., 4-6p

Make Art
•Open Studio with Kids Create Change, Studio3, 617C Grove St., All Ages, Free, 1-3p

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

Food & Drink
•Table23 Fundraiser at Koi! Koi Evanston’s “Table23” donates 23% of the total check to a local non-profit. Dine iStren: reserve table23, call (847)866-6969 or, a percentage of the bill will go to Evanston Made! Be sure to say “table23” and “evanston made”!


•Student Perspectives 2023 our twelfth annual juried exhibition of photography by Chicago area high school students. Perspective Photo Gallery, 1310 Chicago Ave. Awards and Opening Reception, 5-7p
•Curved Surfaces by Joanna Pinsky, SPACE900, 816 Dempster St., 1-5:30p
•Open Studio Project, 901 Sherman Ave., 12-3p

Food & Drink
•Visit Evanston Pour and enjoy delicious small plates, coffee drinks and cocktails, mention “First Saturday”! 10% of sales will go to Evanston Made! 528 Dempster St., 8a-9p.

Sketch at Sketchbook
•Gather at Sketchbook Evanston and discover the joys of sketching with a beer in one hand, pencil in the other. Guest Artists will be on hand with sketching tips. FREE. Materials provided! Sketchbook Brewery, 821 Chicago Ave., 1-2:30p

Art in Venues
•Ben Blount, Wine Goddess, 702 Main St., 12-9p
•Cate Barr, Village Farmstand, 810 Dempster, 10a-5p
•Laurie Kwo, Evanston Pour, 528 Dempster St., 8a-9p
•Meredith Kopelman, Ten Thousand Villages, 915 Chicago Ave.

Shop Evanston Made Partners
•Kombucha Brava, 717 Custer Ave., 10a-3p
•Nice Lena & Friends, 1235 Chicago Ave., 11a-5p
•Secret Treasures, 605 Dempster St., 11a-3p
•Stumble & Relish, 1312 Chicago Ave., 11a-5p
•Luna Delgado Botanicals, 800 Dempster St., 10a-4p


•Evanston Art Center, 1717 Central St., 9a – 4p
•StormPrintCity, 2601 Prairie Ave., 12-6p
•Aydin Dincer, Prairie Joe’s WEST, 2608 Prairie Ave., 12-5p

Art in Venues
•Shellie Argeanton, Backlot Coffee, 2006 Central St., 7a-5p
•John Liberty, Gracie’s 1939 Central St.
•Gallery 1925, 1925 Central St., 12-5p
•StormPrintCIty, Beer on Central, 1930 Central St., 12 – 10p
•Frolic & Detour, 1909 Central St., 11a-5p


•From Yanga, Mexico to Evanston, Illinois a cross cultural survey of the African diaspora”. Pop up art exhibit by Evanton Middle School Students, Curated by Yeefah Thurman & Lisa Reitman. 1100 Florence Gallery, 1100 Florence Ave. Gallery open 12-5p. Reception 5-8p
•Dancing Script, by Nanxi Jin. Xiao Space Gallery, 1522 Greenleaf St., 12-5p

Workshop & Artist Reception
•How Shall We Dwell, Art & Meditation with Alice George. Heartwood Center: 1818 Dempster St. Free Workshop 12-1p, Artist Reception 1-3p

Rachael Posnak Studio, 1522 Greenleaf St., 10a-4p
Beth Adler, 1125 Florence Ave., 10a-4p
Ben and Melissa Blount Studio Sale, 1123 Florence Ave., 12-4p
Spring Ceramics Sale! WARE Ceramics, 1400 Greenleaf St., 10a-4p

•Belle Fleur: Pop-up Sale of Botanical Jewelry and Floral-themed presents. RetroFit, 1620 Greenleaf St., 12-5p
•Smitty Town Market. Temperance Beer Co., 2000 Dempster St., 2-7p

Art in Front Yards
•Licky Lab & Alpaca Free Little Art Gallery, 1227 Dewey Ave., all day viewing
•Terri Michaels, Little Art Gallery, 1512Crain St.

•”Through the Cracks”, Maggie Weiss’ quilt exhibit. Noyes Cultural Art Center, First Floor Gallery, 927 Noyes St., reception 12-3p
•The Holocaust Series: Paintings and Drawings 1967-1979 by Leopold Segedin. Noyes Cultural Art Center, Noyes Upstairs Gallery, 927 Noyes St., 10a–5p
•Scott Greenberg, Judas Benson, Braulio Martinez, BuryMeInFlowers, Kali Paylinn, Zion Blue. Coffee Lab, 910 Noyes St., 9a-5p
•Socorro Mucino Open Studio, 927 Noyes St., Studio 221, 12-3p

•Pop up Community Bookbinding with North Branch Projects. 1408 Seward, 2-4p

•Spring Sale and Open House, Midwest Clay Guild, 8124 N Lawndale Ave., 11a-4p
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,


May 6
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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1100 Florence Gallery
1100 Florence Avenue
Evanston, 60202 United States
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