Thursday, April 17, 2014

Citywide Art Party on June 7 at Open Studios Evanston

Visual artists with a studio in the City of Evanston and select art galleries and organizations will open their doors to the general public 3-8 p.m. on Saturday, June 7, in celebration of the arts in Evanston. 

The website ( will feature a list of all participating artists on a Google Map; the public can choose how to get to the studios and what time. Artists are encouraged to provide marketing materials to share with the public, treats and refreshments are encouraged too.

This is a 100% FREE event!

Participating artists and gallery spaces will be listed below. Please share this information with anyone interested!

Interested in being a part of the fun? Email

List of Participating Artists in Alphabetical Order by First Name

Adriana Poterash -
Annie Andrews
Alfonso Piloto Nieves Ruiz -
Alice George -
Ausrine Kerr - 1123 Florence Ave., Ausrine's Art Room

Beth Adler - 1125 Florence Avenue

Carol Hammerman -

Dana DeAno -
Dana Shearin -
Dave Ford -

Emily Testa -

Fran Joy -

Heather Hancock -

Janet Trierweiler -
Jennifer Presant -
Jerry Woods -
Jessica Jacobs -
Jill Birschbach  -
Jill King -
Joann Rea -
Joanna Kramer  -
Joanna Pinsky -
Joyce Elias -
Julie Cowan -
Julie Meridian -
Justin Hart -

Kim Jones -  -

Lauren Levato Coyne -
Lea Lazarus -
Lea Pinsky -
Lindsay Sherman

Maggie Weiss -
Matthew J. Schaefer -

Naomi Sondak - Noyes Cultural Arts Center
Nicole Gordon -

Ray Schooley -
Rory Coyne -

Sarah Kaiser-Amaral -
Sheila Ganch
Sheila Oettinger -
Susan Curry - 

Ted Glasoe -

Continue to check back for event information and if you know anyone interesting in participating in this event, email 

Save this tree on Chicago Avenue!

Attend City Council meeting on April 28 and tell City Council to adhere to the 5 feet set back required in the zoning code.

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Thursday, March 27, 2014

This Friday: Heather Hancock Art Opening at Creative Coworking in Evanston

Heather Hancock opening Friday, March 28th at 5-8p, at Creative Coworking922 Davis St, Evanston

Photo of Bloom 4.0 and Scan 3.0,

Heather will also participate in Open Studios Evanston on June 7 click here for more info or visit

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Evanston Birding: Is this bird a hawk?

Today on my way to Jewel, I spotted two large birds building a nest. Below are three images; the tree where they're building, the nest (see the tail feathers on the left?) and a close up of one of the two birds. Are these hawks, falcons?

Monday, March 17, 2014

Save the Date: June 7, 5-10p, Open Studios Evanston

We are so excited to announce the first Open Studios Evanston which will take place in June and October. The October date is pending, stay tuned. 

All Evanston artists, organizations and galleries are welcome to participate and as we get closer to the event date, we'll have maps, and artist's bios and photos of work on the event website

Email and help make this first annual event a marvelous evening!

(I told you I was turning into the Julie McCoy for the Evanston Arts!)