Evanston Made Kicks off May 31

I am so excited for this upcoming weekend! I am tagging and preparing ornaments and stakes to be part of the month-long pop up shop at the Evanston Art Center in conjunction with Evanston Made.

On Friday, May 31, the Evanston Art Center will be teeming with local artists and their friends for the Evanston Made Group Show Opening Party. There will also a Side/Lot Experimental Film Screening, which was a delight of moving pictures last year.

In addition to viewing plethora of visual arts created locally and meeting the artists who created the work, attendees can also take home gift items and functional art from the Evanston Made Pop Up Shop. When the party opens at 6 pm, the Evanston Art Center Lobby area will also be transformed into a storefront. Numerous local creators have provided a sampling of their best-selling items for you to peruse for one-stop gift-shopping.

The store includes ceramics, clothing, glassware, jewelry, letterpress/print, metalwork, mosaic, sculpture, soap/oil, textile/fiber, woodwork/furniture and more adornments for yourself, your loved ones, or your home.

Visual Artists include:

Mixed Media Artists include:

Textile Artists include:

Ceramics Artists include:

Jewelry Artists include:

Other creators include:

Hosted by the Evanston Art Center and produced by Anomaly Productions, the Pop-Up Gallery and Store will be open from May 31 – June 30 at 1717 Central Street in Evanston.

A sampling of their creations can be perused online at this link: https://evanstonmade.org/evanston-made-pop-up-shop/ Many of these artists will also open their studios for the Evanston Made Studio Tour on Saturday, June 1. View the interactive map here to see who creates in your neighborhood! https://drive.google.com/open?id=1IDG4FBRfawgZFdvKRmnF-3ZpGPE&usp=sharing

I will be having a trunk show and possibly a wire-wrangling demo at the Artem Pop Up Gallery between noon and 5 on June 1, so be sure to make Downtown Evanston part of your tour on Saturday.

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