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 maps app.
It was wonderful to see the Artem Gallery hopping with activity. My favorite was genuine art lovers appreciate the pop up store concept and all the artisans within for the very first time.
Artem Pop Up Gallery is a consignment store that rents space out to artists and charges a small commission to cover transaction fees and packaging. Artists are vetted by owner Sarita Kamat, who is always looking for more items to curate into the store for maximum gift-giving diversity.
I had fun introducing visitors to my creations, and several pieces walked away with them.
The store has a variety of products, from maps highlighting Evanston and Illinois to wall art with local flair.
You can also find ceramics, fiber arts, and fashion here. Jewelry and home decor items are abundant as well.
It was also nice to have a local trunk show so my friends could pop by and say hello. Of course my shelves remain year-round, and you can peruse 1627 Sherman Avenue from 11 am to 7 pm in general, but check their page for updated hours.
I left some new stakes in a plant display and hope they flutter off to gardens now that the rains have hopefully stopped for awhile.
One is now gracing a brand-new home.
More Evanston Made events are coming up, so check out what else is happening in June.
Downtown Evanston also has lots of summer fun planned, and Artem Pop Up Gallery will have special events and trunk shows in conjunction with this.
Thank you for supporting me, and for supporting local arts and local stores!