On Friday, September 27th, from 6-10 pm, more than 12 local organizations are joining together to give Evanston what it wants and deserves: a home-grown high-quality arts and culture scene. This DIY event will feature open studios, gallery exhibitions, a wide variety of demos (printing, weaving, sculpture, movement, etc), an open mic (spoken work & acoustic music), and a live jazz jam. Clustered around the corners of Wesley and Greenleaf, and Florence and Crain, this fall &ldquo Art Hop&rdquo will also feature tastings by Temperance Beer Company.
This &ldquo Art Hop&rdquo is the second collaborative event of its kind in Evanston&rsquo s West Village neighborhood, which has been slowly gaining energy as a visible arts district in Evanston. The first &ldquo Art Hop,&rdquo on June 8, attracted approximately 150 people to this unique neighborhood, where storefront galleries and offices sit side by side with residential homes. Over the last few years, this neighborhood&mdash which has been often referred to as &ldquo Artists Row&rdquo &mdash has been gaining momentum and attracting new businesses.
A full schedule of events will be posted mid-September at: https://www.facebook.com/Space900/events. A map will be available online and at Space 900 and King George Gallery (Wesley and Greenleaf). Confirmed participants at this time include:
Ausrine's Art Room
Evanston Aikido Center
Evanston Print and Paper Shop
Harvey Art & Antiques
Innovative Design & Graphics
Jazz Play Studio (Donovan Mixon)
King George Studio & Gallery (Jill King & Alice George)
North Shore Yoga
Serious Play Poetry Workshop
Temperance Beer Company