Past Events and Programs

Sheila Oettinger - A Life Making Sculpture in Clay - Opening Reception

Saturday, February 13, 2016 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm

Opening Reception

Saturday February 13, 2016  1-4 pm


Show Runs February 8-22, 2016

Benefit for the Evanston Art Center

Silent Auction


Gallery Hours

Monday - Thursday: 9 am - 9 pm

Friday: 9 am - 5 pm

Saturday and Sunday: 9 am - 4 pm


Galleries are handicapped accessible.
Exhibitions are free and open to the public.

Community Discussion on King, Race, and the Arts

Saturday, January 16, 2016 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm

Saturday January 16

Fleetwood Jourdain Theater, Insight Arts, Evanston Art Center, Making Evanston Equal Together (MEET), and Black Lives Matter Chicago welcome the Evanston community to discuss King's work then and now, issues of race in the arts, and other topical cultural issues. Join us at Fleetwood Jourdain Community Center after the annual Martin Luther King Day celebration.


Faculty Exhibition Opening Reception

Sunday, January 10, 2016 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm

JANUARY 10 - FEBRUARY 20, 2016


The Evanston Art Center is proud to present the 2016 Faculty Exhibition. This exhibition demonstrates the talents of over 30 Evanston Art Center faculty members comprised of a dedicated group of teaching artists working in a wide array of mediums. Artwork from each EAC department is showcased including ceramics, digital and 3D arts, drawing, painting, fiber, figure sculpture, jewelry, photography, and printmaking. 



Saturday, January 9, 2016 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm

12-4 PM

Join Evanston Art Center and E2 Apartments this Saturday as we partner to exhibit the work of artists Sarah Kaiser, Wendy Miller, Didier Nolet, Robert Porazinski, and Nina Weiss. The exhibit will be free and open to the public on Saturday, January 9 from 12-4 pm at E2 Apartments, located at 1890 Maple Avenue, Evanston, IL 60201 in the 4th floor lounge. 

Verena Brassel

Saturday, November 21, 2015 - 1:00am to Sunday, December 20, 2015 - 1:00am

Expressions From Ancient RootsA Spiritual Journey
November 21 – December 20

Opening Reception:
Saturday, November 21, 2015, 1–4pm

Works From Around Our State

Sunday, September 20, 2015 - 12:00am to Wednesday, November 11, 2015 - 1:00am

September 20 – November 11

Universities from around Illinois have selected two faculty members and two students to represent their school in this exhibition, Works From Around Our State, which is designed to showcase Illinois artists. This exhibition will be a unique opportunity to see the collected and varying works of artists from the southern, central and northern part of the state, as well as to come together as a state-wide community in support of the arts. 


Spring Benefit Gala Party & Live Art Auction 2015

Saturday, May 16, 2015 - 6:00pm

The 2015 ART PARTY will be the first event to take place in our new venue at 1717 Central Street. The fun begins at 6pm and lasts for hours. Party goers will be the first to experience the Art Center's new facility. There will be silent and live auctions, dinner, dancing, and wine! All proceeds benefit the Art Center's expanded arts programming, scholarships and more.

CLICK HERE for more information about tickets and table sponsorships.

Reclaim MLK Day with We Charge Genocide and the EAC

Sunday, January 18, 2015 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

The Evanston Art Center and Insight Arts are pleased to collaborate once again in conjunction with the Evanston PublicLibrary's Martin Luther King Jr. Day program. This year we are so honored to have with us Monica Trinidad and Todd St. Hill from the Chicago organization We Charge Genocide (the grassroots organization that recently made headlines when they addressed the United Nations in November 2014).

12th Annual Winter Arts & Crafts EXPO

Saturday, November 22, 2014 - 11:00am to Monday, December 22, 2014 - 5:00pm

The Evanston Art Center's 12th Annual Winter Arts & Crafts EXPO features original, handmade works of jewelry, ceramics, fiber, metal, glass, painting, photography, mixed-media and more. All proceeds from the EXPO sale will benefit EAC's ongoing exhibition, scholarship, and outreach programs. Based on enthusiastic community support, our 12th year will run for 30 days and represent approximately 100 artists.

Get Your Holiday Style On!

Thursday, November 13, 2014 - 11:00pm to Friday, November 14, 2014 - 1:30am

Experience Hair and Makeup for the Holidays and Support the Evanston Art Center!

The Evanston Art Center is partnering with the Robert Gold Salon to offer an evening of Hair, Makeup, Shopping and Refreshments.

Gather your girlfriends and stop by the Salon, located at 2942 Central Street in Evanston, for an evening of fun!  

Proceeds of the event benefit the Evanston Art Center

Thursday, November 13th 

5:00 - 7:30 p.m.

Cost: $50 for a Shampoo, Blowout Style and Holiday Makeup look

Ensemble Black Tulip

Friday, November 7, 2014 - 8:30pm to 9:30pm

This was a Friday evening of song and period music beatifully performed by the Early Music Ensemble! Black Tulip.If you missed this live concert you will be able to listen to Black Tulip when they perform live on WFMT this Spring. Friday's music was by Handel, Purcell, Telemann, Hacquart, Bartolomeo da Selva and Bononcini.