At Gather, their mission is to build a community of support for individuals and families by providing the space, materials and programs for life-long creative learning, and individual and family wellness. Their efforts focus on increasing access to opportunities for personal growth and fellowship, and inspiring positive change in our community by offering affordable, fun and meaningful events in our mindful urban retreat.
The welcoming studio in downtown Evanston, Illinois offers a place to Gather for classes, workshops and events, open to all ages and abilities. Classes and activities provide our guests with the opportunity to play, learn, move and create. They are open for drop-in art and play Monday-Saturday.
Because they believe in the power of creativity and it’s ability to act as a catalyst for positive self-expression, growth and healing, their events aim to remove the common obstacles that prevent people from delving into art projects on their own (time, space, mess, money, materials, not knowing where to start, fear of failure). By inviting guests to leave their inhibitions and limitations at the door, and providing the time, space, materials, and know-how they remove the barriers and create a pathway to positive creative experiences. Their guests will leave the studio with a completed project they can be proud of, a renewed sense of achievement and likely a few new friends.
The studio is also available for rental for private parties and events after hours and on Sundays.