By far one of the most rewarding initiatives I have undertaken, my work as the Founder and Executive Director of Evanston Made has given me the opportunity to connect Evanston creatives with the public and build Evanston's art community.
Started as a artist studio tour in 2013, Evanston Made has grown into an initiative impacting hundreds of artists.
Launch community arts initiative to create awareness and appreciation for Evanston’s creatives
Cultivate community partners (civic & private) like Evanston Art Center, Evanston Arts Council , Backlot Coffee, City of Evanston
Recruit a board of volunteers to focus on sustainability
Obtain 501c3 status
Transition to Membership model
2019 Evanston Mayor's Award
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Pictured left to right in the image above; Jennifer Presant, Fran Joy, Joe Taylor and Heather Hancock. Photos by Chris Bradely.
Flyer on left created by Evanston Art Center, 2017