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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 […]

Staycation

Since Independence Day fell on a Wednesday, I gave myself permission to take the whole week off. As a self-employed person, work is always on the brain. However, since most regular job people would be taking some time off, I figured I should cut myself some slack after two intense months. The vacation kicked off […]

Evanston Winewalk for Mudlark

Last Thursday the Main-Dempster mile was adorned with lime green aprons galore. Almost all the retailers between Chicago Avenue and Sherman on Main Street participated in the Evanston Charity Wine Walk benefiting Mudlark theater. I bought a raffle ticket, and many others tried to win the 12 gift baskets offered this evening. I’m curious which […]

Birthday Break

Monday was my birthday, and I started the celebration early with my mom’s visit on Thursday. We took a long weekend and explored Evanston, while meeting friends for food and libations among various stops. Prior to mom flying in a ceiling fan fell on my head, so we made this a walking weekend while monitoring […]

Fun at the Sidewalk Sale

I always have a bit of a hangover after a weekend fair, and this week is no different. The Sidewalk sale was lots of fun, but setting up and tearing down two tents 6 times is a workout. Construction workers had just finished pouring cement when we started setting up but they were eager to […]

Evanston Sidewalk Sale next weekend

Next week is the Evanston Sidewalk sale. Independent retailers and national chains will set up shop with specials on the sidewalks throughout downtown. I am teaming up with Sara Jane at See Jane Sparkle to scatter more sparkle into the world. I will have a table outside with newly created sparkle sets from 10 am […]

Evanston Made kicks off June 3

June is promising to be a fun month. I will be exhibiting at the Evanston Art Center as part of Evanston Made. Formerly Open Studios Evanston, Evanston Made is a month-long celebration of the arts in Evanston designed to create opportunities for artists to engage with the community (and vice versa). Art studios, galleries, museums and […]

Evanston’s Community Yarnbomb

Last year Evanston yarn bombed the Dempster-Chicago merchant area, and this year the initiative expanded to include Main Street as well. Intrigued by promises of finger knitting I signed up for the May 7 workshop, but then was more incentivized last month by a yarnbomb-making session at La Principal. Jaime gave us a tutorial on […]

Strolling Evanston’s Studios

Saturday was a glorious day to wander about town for Open Studios Evanston. I attended the opening evening of Made in Evanston at Noyes Cultural Art Center on Thursday and marked my map with the works I wanted to learn more about. photo by an Open Studios Evanston organizer I walked over to Creative Coworking […]

Open Studios Evanston this Saturday

June promises to be a busy and artful month. The artist community in Evanston has banded together to host Open Studios Evanston. In its second year, June 6 allows Evanston residents and visitors to poke around the studios of local artists, including those who do not generally open their studio to the public. This Saturday […]