Tag Archives: Downtown Evanston

Fun at the Artem Trunk Show

From my view, it looks like Evanston Made had a bigger turnout than last year. 110 artists were represented on the map, and stop #17, Artem Pop Up Gallery, had plenty of visitors. We ran out of print maps long before the allotted 5 pm tour end, and several people found us through the google […]

Pop Up Gallery Refresh

Last week I did a Pop Up Gallery Refresh, and also moved shelves in the Downtown Evanston Gift Store. The Evanston Pop Up Gallery has changed ownership and is now Artem Pop Up Gallery. With utility work happening at Sherman Avenue, it looks like the rebranding is more dramatic than it actually is. I brought […]

Holiday Bazaar this weekend

I have been making angels and frosties like there’s no tomorrow and am excited to pack them all up this week to go to the Woman’s Club of Evanston Holiday Bazaar. This juried gift fair features more than 50 artists and makers of handcrafted, one-of-a-kind gifts. The Bazaar takes place this coming weekend. On Friday, November 16, 5 […]

Bats at the Pop Up Gallery

Halloween is coming, and last week I delivered my stakes to two boutiques. I took the opportunity to refresh my shelf at the Evanston Pop Up Gallery. I had just finished making a fall-colored infinity stake, and think it will do well here. My bats and witch books complement the remaining collection well. I also […]

Finishing the Waldo Search

This week I wrapped up my Waldo Scavenger hunt. I mainly did it for social media fun, and since I knew most of the businesses I skipped I didn’t feel compelled to complete all passport stops. Instead, I returned to Secret Treasures because not finding him there bugged me. Angel spotted a lovely teaset perfect […]

Finding Waldo in Evanston

Find Waldo Local is a community-wide scavenger hunt originated by independent bookstores. Local residents can pick up a passport that lists participating stores, and then stroll local shopping districts to locate tiny Waldo cut-outs in the shops. I believe Bookends & Beginnings instigated the scavenger hunt in Evanston, and it has expanded to various non-book stores […]

Sip & Stroll on Thursday!

On Thursday evening you will find me at the Evanston Pop Up Gallery for the Downtown Sip & Stroll. The stroll takes place June 21 from 5 pm to 8 pm in Downtown Evanston. Sip, shop and stroll your way through downtown Evanston on the fourth annual Downtown Sip & Stroll (formerly called the Wine Walk)! Stop […]

Ayla’s Trunk Show Fun

In mid-August I spend the weekend at Ayla’s Originals, a lovely bead bazaar. I frequently peruse this treasure chest of beads, and my wallet was shivering slightly at the thought of being surrounded by sparklies two full days. It was fun to have two big tables to set up. I dedicated one to jewelry. The […]

Evanston Sidewalk Sale pop up

This weekend is the annual Evanston Sidewalk sale. Retailers along the Main-Dempster Mile and in Downtown Evanston will be setting up tables in front of their businesses for a communal sale and art fest. Local artists have been invited to be a part of the action in downtown Evanston. Stroll down Sherman Ave. between Church […]