YOUTIME  2018- 2019

Enjoy our fourth year of YOUTIME, an evening series of stimulating art discussion, wine and refreshments without the kids or career pressures. Join us as we discover Evanston’s cultural treasures through visits to artist studios, galleries, and unique collections!

Time: Thursdays, 7:30- 9:00 pm

Fee: $25 per individual event OR $80 for the series of four

Proceeds from YOUTME support Art Encounters’ outreach programs in area schools.

Justine Bianco and Maggie Meiners at Platform

Platform Gallery & Open Studio Project 

October 11, 2018 

Meet photographers Maggie Meiners and Justine Bianco  this fall to explore MISSbehaving, their thought- provoking exhibit, investigating female identity and the roles it has played throughout history. Next, we bring our beloved snack wagon across the street to Open Studio Project to talk about The Art of Infertility, a multi-media travelling exhibition that portrays the realities and emotions of living with infertility.

The Saw Room @Alley Gallery

January 17, 2019

Join us in our return to this charming gallery space in winter to view a group exhibition of artwork by the four artists who run the Alley Gallery: Darren Oberto, Ross Martens, Chris Green, & Avram Eisen.  After discussing their work on display, in a variety of media, see how it’s created in their lively studio spaces in the back of the store.

Vanessa Filley and Ellen Greene at home of Vanessa Filley

April 11, 2019

In spring, get to know Vanessa Filley and Ellen Greene, two Evanston artists whose work portrays narratives around womanhood, girlhood, domesticity, and place at Vanessa’s lovely Victorian home in south Evanston. We will explore their current series of work and learn about their inspiration and journeys as artists working in their home studios.

Creative Co-Working Gallery

June 20, 2019

This summer, tour three floors of curated artwork at Creative Co-Working in downtown Evanston.  This  shared work space is run by Angela Valavanis, who believes that working around art, is essential to nurturing collective creativity and productivity. We will discuss the main exhibition in her first floor gallery, explore the space, and talk to Angela about her vision as a curator and business owner.

Darren Oberto at the Saw Room