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Get hygge with us throughout the month of February by taking a creative class, enjoying a warm meal, and exploring downtown Evanston cafes, bakeries and restaurants. 

Pronounced "hyoo-gah," this Danish expression is an attitude towards life that emphasizes finding joy in everyday moments. Rather than drudge through the winter, hygge is about celebrating coziness, warmth and family, as well as practicing mindfulness. 

Throughout February, local businesses will offer shopping and dining specials or host a range of workshops such as beading, journal-making, floral-arranging, painting, meditating and yoga, and much more to promote the idea of coziness, mindfulness and overall well-being. 

More events are being added every day! Stay tuned for updates. 
February 11, 11am-8pm | Hygge Fest Sauna Club

February 11, 11am-8pm | Hygge Fest Sauna Club

The sauna brings together all concepts of hygge: relaxation, indulgence, coziness, warmth and togetherness. Join My Sauna Club on February 11 at Fountain Square to experience an authentic, wood-fired sauna in the middle of beautiful Downtown Evanston. There are one-hour time slots starting at 11am. You can sign up for yourself or buy all 6 spots for a group of friends or family. We recommend checking out the urban birding with Red Hill Birding and then sign up for our hour long sessions to get the full benefits of the hot & the cold. After, walk around the town with a delicious hot cocoa and you’ll be all set to settle in for an evening of pure coziness.

There are 1-hour time slots starting at 11am for a maximum of 6 people. If you would like a private sauna hour, (the sauna to yourself or just your crew) please reserve the 6 spots available and the price will be adjusted to $125 for the hour. Per person price is $30.

Questions? Please review these FAQ or reach out to Ryan Cohen at mysaunaclub@gmail.com. My Sauna Club is available for private events and has other community gatherings throughout the week! 

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February 11 | Get Hygge at Fountain Square

February 11 | Get Hygge at Fountain Square

Join us on Saturday, February 11 for our signature Hygge Fest event! From 12-2pm, watch live ice sculpture carving and warm up with hot chocolate at Fountain Square plaza. Take home a special treat thanks to event sponsor, Beth Lewis Team, CrossCountry Mortgage.

Across the street, My Sauna Club - a mobile 6-person sauna - will be open for business from 12pm to 5pm. More info and reservations for the sauna coming soon! 

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CREATIVE CLASSES



February 9, 4-6pm | Scrappy Heart Workshop with Denise Handwerker

February 9, 4-6pm | Scrappy Heart Workshop with Denise Handwerker

Learn to create hand sewn small hearts from upcycled wool and cashmere clothing. All materials are included. The workshop is taught by Denise Handwerker, a Chicago artist and feltmaker.

Photos are examples only; all fabrics/colors not available. This workshop is suitable for anyone that can thread a needle and cut with sharp scissors. No special skills needed.

Event is free; please register at link below. 

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February 10 | Trifle Heart Workshop with Amanda Evanston

February 10 | Trifle Heart Workshop with Amanda Evanston

Come make Trifle Hearts with Amanda Evanston! Amanda will show you how to layer colorful paper and found objects to create Valentine's you can give away or treasure for yourself! No experience necessary - just a desire to have fun and get creative!

This event is free but you must register due to limited capacity. Donations will be accepted for the Moran Center for Youth Advocacy.

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February 13, 7-9pm | Galentine's Gingko Leaf Embroidery Kit Class

February 13, 7-9pm | Galentine's Gingko Leaf Embroidery Kit Class

Join Kate Wyatt Fine Art to learn some basic embroidery skills with this exclusive design collaboration using hand-dyed fabric and a ginkgo leaf design. Customize your experience by choosing your fabric and thread combination (with artist guidance if you so choose!). Thread choices will include high-end thread types to give you a one-of-a-kind piece of art. Choose from DMC Light Effects, Etoile, and Color Variations color schemes to customize your piece. This workshop is a great way to build confidence to begin a new hobby and enjoy great company.

Class includes all materials, come as you are! Class will include light bites by a local restaurant (BYOB encouraged!). Participants also receive a specialized thank-you gift as a part of the experience.

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February 16, 4-6pm | Handpainted Glass: Mug & Candleholder

February 16, 4-6pm | Handpainted Glass: Mug & Candleholder

Join artist Sarita Kamat to learn how to paint a porcelain or ceramic mug AND a candle holder that you can bring home or gift it to someone special. All materials and tools will be provided during the workshop.

This fun and creative workshop is suitable for complete beginners (ages 10 years and older), as well as those with experience but are looking for new ideas. Sarita will also provide a list of resources for purchasing your own materials. 

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February 16, 7-9pm | DIY Embroidery How To Class: Ferns

February 16, 7-9pm | DIY Embroidery How To Class: Ferns

Join Kate Wyatt Fine Art to learn basic embroidery skills with this paint-by-numbers style kit! You basically color in the lines and it's very soothing. Embroidering is a fun way to keep your brain busy and cut down on screen time. This workshop is a great way to build confidence to begin a new hobby and enjoy great company. 

Tickets are $75. Class will include one full botanical embroidery kit ($60 value) and 2 hours of instruction. Participants also receive a specialized thank-you gift as a part of the experience. 

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Friday, February 17, 5-6:30pm |  Charcuterie Board Workshop at Trufit Wellness

Friday, February 17, 5-6:30pm | Charcuterie Board Workshop at Trufit Wellness

The charcuterie board: Possibly one of modern civilization's greatest dinner party inventions. But how does one create a board that wows guests, balances ALL of the flavors, and doesn't break the bank? Don't worry. We've got you.

Chef Jacquelyn Lord, CEO of The Dinner Belle Chicago, will take guests through all of those talking points plus she will:
- Talk about what beverages -- alcoholic and non -- pair best with what's on the board
- How to style the board
- How to take one's newfound knowledge and translate into how to create any other kind of board: Brunch board, cheese board, vegan board, you name it

Then, guests will have the opportunity to work together to create (and then devour) a gorgeous board full of flavors and style. Join us after the class for a cocktail party!

The class is at Trufit Wellness located at 604 Davis St. If you can, come at 4:30pm to celebrate a ribbon cutting event! 

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February 18, 10am-12pm | Watercolor Landscape Class

February 18, 10am-12pm | Watercolor Landscape Class

Join Kate Wyatt Fine Art for a relaxing painting session where Kate will walk you through how to paint a simple, abstract watercolor landscape. You will learn some basic watercolor techniques and enjoy the process of creating something from scratch. This workshop is a great way to build confidence to begin a new hobby and enjoy great company.

All materials are provided. No prior experience is necessary. Expect to learn some basic watercolor techniques and leave with 2-3 5"x7" watercolor paintings of your own!

Participants also receive a specialized thank you bag as a part of the experience.

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February 19, 10am-12pm | DIY Embroidery How-To Class: Sunflower

February 19, 10am-12pm | DIY Embroidery How-To Class: Sunflower

Join Kate Wyatt Fine Art to learn basic embroidery skills with this paint-by-numbers style kit! You basically color in the lines and it's very soothing. Embroidering is a fun way to keep your brain busy and cut down on screen time. This workshop is a great way to build confidence to begin a new hobby and enjoy great company. 

Tickets are $75. Class will include one full botanical embroidery kit ($60 value) and 2 hours of instruction. Participants also receive a specialized thank-you gift as a part of the experience. 

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February 23, 4-6pm | Bottlecap Pin Cushion with Denise Handwerker

February 23, 4-6pm | Bottlecap Pin Cushion with Denise Handwerker

Learn how to hand sew a tiny useful pincushion from upcycled wool fabric and plastic bottle caps. All materials supplies and included. Photos are examples only, all fabrics/colors not available. This workshop is suitable for anyone that can thread a needle and cut with sharp scissors. No special skills needed. For ages 13+.

The price ($30) includes all supplies and tools, one beverage (water, apple juice or coke), and instruction. Class is limited to 6 people.

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February 23, 7-9pm | Watercolor Landscape Painting Class

February 23, 7-9pm | Watercolor Landscape Painting Class

Join Kate Wyatt Fine Art for a relaxing painting session where Kate will walk you through how to paint a simple, abstract watercolor landscape. You will learn some basic watercolor techniques and enjoy the process of creating something from scratch. This workshop is a great way to build confidence to begin a new hobby and enjoy great company.

All materials are provided. No prior experience is necessary. Expect to learn some basic watercolor techniques and leave with 2-3 5"x7" watercolor paintings of your own!

Participants also receive a specialized thank you bag as a part of the experience.

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February 25, 10am-12pm | DIY Embroidery How To Class: Iris

February 25, 10am-12pm | DIY Embroidery How To Class: Iris

Join Kate Wyatt Fine Art to learn basic embroidery skills with this paint-by-numbers style kit! You basically color in the lines and it's very soothing. Embroidering is a fun way to keep your brain busy and cut down on screen time. This workshop is a great way to build confidence to begin a new hobby and enjoy great company. 

Tickets are $75. Class will include one full botanical embroidery kit ($60 value) and 2 hours of instruction. Participants also receive a specialized thank-you gift as a part of the experience. 

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February 25, 10:30am-1:30pm | Rebuilding Exchange Make It, Take It Bench

February 25, 10:30am-1:30pm | Rebuilding Exchange Make It, Take It Bench

Is making your own furniture on your bucket list? Then cross it off at this workshop! Select, plan, and construct your own bench from reclaimed wood during this 3 hour workshop. 

This workshop takes place at Rebuilding Exchange, 1245 Hartrey Ave.

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HEALTH & WELLNESS



February 11, 11am | Winter Bird Walk with Josh Engel

February 11, 11am | Winter Bird Walk with Josh Engel

Join Josh Engel of Red Hill Birding for a free family-friendly winter bird walk on the frozen lakefront! Even in the depths of winter, birds manage to thrive on the Evanston lakeshore. Maybe we will find winter resident ducks like mergansers and goldeneye or the familiar year-round crows and woodpeckers. 

Meet at the entrance to Clark St. Beach at 11am and expect to be out for about an hour. Bring binoculars if you have them, but Josh will also have optics to share.

Event is free and co-hosted by the Evanston North Shore Bird Club, a non-profit membership organization dedicated to the study, protection and enjoyment of wild birds and the protection of natural resources.

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February 12, 1-2pm | Self Care Sunday February 12, 1-2pm

February 12, 1-2pm | Self Care Sunday February 12, 1-2pm

Sign up for some self-care! Join Grateful Yoga for a class with pleasurable movement, supported stretches and guided relaxation -- a true day of rest! 

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Sunday February 19, 2pm | Winter Meditation

Sunday February 19, 2pm | Winter Meditation

Join Zubin Sherring of The Clairvoyent Center of Chicago to explore your dream space. We often go into our dreams to work out issues and many times we don’t recall the fun things like travel, meeting friends and just have fun. Join for a meditation to explore this space and walk away with having learned how to ground, and clarity on how dreams can work.


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February 28, 5:30-7pm | TruFit Evanston Acupuncture Happy Hour

February 28, 5:30-7pm | TruFit Evanston Acupuncture Happy Hour

You're in a room with dimmed lights, soft music playing, and Evanston acupuncturist Dr. Melanie Katin, L.Ac. who's putting 2-5 tiny needles in your ears. Then you full-on bliss out for 20 minutes. Amazing! Afterwards, enjoy a little nosh and drink and a relaxing evening with friends.

If this is your first experience with acupuncture, you will be amazed how little you feel when the pins are inserted and how much you relax. The state of relaxation that acupuncture evokes is deep, an Acu-High, but all natural.

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COZY & MINDFUL ITEMS



Ayla's Originals Beading Creations

Ayla's Originals Beading Creations

Practice mindfulness and meditation with the art of beading! Learn about the art of beading and get materials at Ayla's Originals. Take part in Ayla's Originals BeadTV every Thursday at 6:30pm and Sunday at 5pm Live on their Facebook page. Stop by the shop between February 1-12 to meet artists in residence and view their creations. You can also peruse the bead collections...also a meditative practice! 

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Madison Grace Hygge Gift Boxes

Madison Grace Hygge Gift Boxes

Give the gift of cozy for a birthday, Valentine's Day, or just because! The Hygge Gift Set will come perfectly wrapped in a Madison Grace gift bag. Click here to view the gift sets.

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COZY EATS & OUTINGS



Prairie Moon Hygge Dinner for Two, February 3-9

Prairie Moon Hygge Dinner for Two, February 3-9

Invite friends and family over or treat your loved one to this Hygge feast! It is perfect meal for a relaxed, cozy evening! Available Friday, February 3 to February 9. Don't miss out! 

SALAD
SCANDINAVIAN SHRIMP SALAD
8 Poached Large shrimp with red potatoes, cornichons, shaved fennel over mixed greens & butter lettuce with lemon-herb vinaigrette and a hard cooked egg

ENTRÉE
NORWEGIAN GRILLED SALMON WITH DILL SAUCE
Char-grilled fresh Atlantic salmon filet with cucumber-dill sauce & horseradish mashed potatoes

SWEDISH MEATBALL STROGANOFF
8 Savory Swedish beef & pork meatballs in a crmini mushroom Stroganoff sauce with egg noodles

BUTTERCRUMB SOURDOUGH BREAD & BUTTER

DESSERT
DROMMEKAGE (DANISH DREAM CAKE)
Homemade vanilla sponge with toasted coconut caramel topping and vanilla cream

AND DON'T FORGET TO ADD:
STRAWBERRY RHUBARB MULE (32OZ = 3 COCKTAILS) … 20
vodka, ginger liquer, fresh strawberry, rhubarb simple, rhubarb bitters, ginger beer
/ includes $2 Ball jar deposit /

~OYSTERS ON THE HALF SHELL~ … ½ DOZEN 16
(Bevan’s St. James River VA) Shucked with cocktail sauce, saltines, lemon wedge

BRUSSELS & BACON … 9
roasted sprouts & applewood bacon, balsamic drizzle

BLUE CRAB CAKES … 14
Two blue crab cakes, red pepper aioli




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Thursdays at 7pm | Bingo Night at Ridgeville Tavern

Thursdays at 7pm | Bingo Night at Ridgeville Tavern

Grab your friends and get ready for a night of Bingo at Ridgeville Tavern! Enjoy dinner and drinks while you play -- there will be prizes so bring your competitive spirit! 

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February 11 & 25 | The Graduate Homestead "Tipsy Tea"

February 11 & 25 | The Graduate Homestead "Tipsy Tea"

Head to The Graduate Homestead Room for a Tipsy Tea Experience, serving sweet and savory treats, impressive tea-themed cocktails and more from 3-5 p.m. $85 includes bites and cocktails for two — guests can choose from the aptly named High Tea or Don’t You Forget About Me.

You don’t want to miss this, reserve your spot today!

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Nakorn Kitchen Tea & Snack Kits

Nakorn Kitchen Tea & Snack Kits

Create a cozy vibe in your home with the help of a tea kit or snack box from Nakorn. 

Tea Kit includes 3 delicious teas in a gift box! Start your day with our Jasmine tea, wind down at night with Rose tea, and steep up a guilt-free dessert with our top-selling Ginger-lemongrass tea.

Snack Box includes chili-lime oyster crackers, loose leaf tea and candied pecans for your sweet and savory cravings.


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Newport Coffee "Fika Och Bulle" in February

Newport Coffee "Fika Och Bulle" in February

Used as both a noun and a verb, fika is a Swedish institution. Most simply put, it refers to taking a break to enjoy coffee and a snack - a sweet (cookie, kannebulle) or savory (a small open-faced sandwich). Whether you enjoy fika at a coffee shop or at home, it is best enjoyed with a friend, coworker, family member.

Schedule a weekly fikarast or fikapaus at Newport Coffee, offering a special "Fika och bulle" throuhgout the month: a kannebulle (Swedish cinnamon roll) and regular coffee for $6.95 (not including tax). 

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Celtic Knot Knotty Cocktails to Go, Live Music & Hearty Eats

Celtic Knot Knotty Cocktails to Go, Live Music & Hearty Eats

Just thinking about the Celtic Knot warms us up! Gather friends to enjoy live music (always no cover!) and a delicious meal every Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday. Bring the kids to experience traditional Irish music with dinner and warm up with a Hot Toddy or Irish Coffee! The Knotty

If you'd rather stay in, order dinner and add an 8 oz Knotty Cocktail To Go for $25. The Knotty Cocktail is made with Irish Cream Liqueur, Hazelnut Liqueur & Irish Whiskey. 

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Patisserie Coralie "High Tea at Home"

Patisserie Coralie "High Tea at Home"

Get together with friends to enjoy a High Tea in the comfort of your own home. There is a menu for adults and children featuring a selection of artisanal teas, pastries and savory bites and finger sandwiches. Vegetarian options available. 

  • All our high teas are offered "to go" only at this time. We package the food as well as the tea in individual bags to be brewed at home.
  • We require a minimum of 24 hour advance notice. (The food is made fresh the morning of your pick up date).
  • We offer a full refund for all cancellation notices at least 24 hours in advance. Cancellation within 24 hours will receive a partial refund.

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Tuesdays, 6-9pm | Evanston Games & Cafe Board Game Night

Tuesdays, 6-9pm | Evanston Games & Cafe Board Game Night

Get your friends and family together to learn a new board game at Evanston Game Board Game Nights on Tuesdays from 6-9:30pm. Each week the team will highlight a new board game with opportunities to learn how to play and meet new friends! The third week will feature Evanston-based Kate Hunt who created Ultimate Treehouse, a family-fun game for all ages.

Feb. 7: Learn how to play a classic -- Ticket to Ride (8+)

Feb. 14: Small World (8+) is a cooperative game and good way to get that competitive fix! There will also be a variety of two-person games if you stop by with a special friend.
 
Feb. 21: Learn how to play Ultimate Treehouse (7+), a family-fun game for all ages, from the creator herself! Evanston resident Kate Hunt will be there to show you how to build a treehouse.
 
Feb. 28: Debuting due to social demand, Blood on the Clock Towner (16+) is a bluffing and social deduction game, so bring your acting skills! Evanston Games will have a storyteller there to help guide you through your first game.

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February 17, 7:30pm | Music Institute Concert: Reveron Piano Trio

February 17, 7:30pm | Music Institute Concert: Reveron Piano Trio

Spend an evening enjoying classical music by the Reverón Piano Trio, which co-curates the Music Institute’s concert series. The Reverón Piano Trio musicians, originally from Venezuela, have emerged as the foremost advocates for the music of Latin-American composers through their performances, research, and composer commissions, combining underrepresented music with contemporary and standard repertoire.

 The performance also will be available via livestream.


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Saturday, February 25, 5-8pm | Naked Lady Clothes Swap at Creative Coworking

Saturday, February 25, 5-8pm | Naked Lady Clothes Swap at Creative Coworking

Scanadavian way of life is often minimalist! Take some inspiration from Marie Kondo and go through your closets and drawers and put aside clothes including dresses, sweaters, jeans, blouses and accessories like belts, shoes and purses. Days before the event, you will drop them off and on February, 25th join us for a free clothing swap! Snacks and refreshments provided as well as changing rooms...you don't have to get naked :)

Register here and we'll follow up with pre-event clothes drop-off information. 

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LIST OF EVENTS

Below is a list of events by category with links to registration. In addition, please click here to download a printable PDF.

Hygge Workshops & Classes
• Thursday, Feb. 9, 4-6pm | Scrappy Hearts with Denise Handwerker - SOLD OUT BUT SIGN UP FOR THE WAITLIST
• Friday, Feb. 10, 6-7:30pm | Trifle Heart Workshop with Amanda Evanston - SOLD OUT BUT SIGN UP FOR WAITLIST
• Monday, Feb. 13, 7-9pm | Galentine's Gingko Leaf Embroidery Kit Class with Kate Wyatt
• Thursday, Feb. 16, 4-6pm | Hand-painted Glass & Mug Class with Sarita Kaman at Artem Pop Up Gallery
• Thursday, Feb. 16, 7-9pm | DIY Embroidery How To Class: Ferns with Kate Wyatt
• Friday, Feb. 17, 5-6:30pm | Charcuterie Board Workshop with The Dinner Belle Chicago at Trufit Wellness
• Saturday, Feb. 18, 10am-12pm | Watercolor Landscape Class with Kate Wyatt
• Sunday, Feb. 19, 10am-12pm | DIY Embroidery How-To Class: Sunflower with Kate Wyatt
• Thursday, Feb. 23, 4-6pm | Bottlecap Pin Cushion with Denise Handwerker
• Thursday, Feb. 23, 7-9pm | Watercolor Landscape Painting Class with Kate Wyatt
• Saturday, Feb. 25, 10am-12pm | DIY Embroidery How To Class: Iris with Kate Wyatt
• Saturday, Feb. 25, 10:30am-1:30pm | Make it, Take it Bench with Rebuilding Exchange

HYGGE EATS
• February 3-9 | Prairie Moon “Sunday Dinner for Two: Minnesota Style”
• February 11 & 25 | Graduate Homestead “Tipsy Tea”
• Celtic Knot "Knotty Cocktails" To Go
• Newport Coffee "Fika Och Bulle" | Kanebulle & Pour Over Coffee 
Nakorn Kitchen “Tea Kit”
• Patisserie Coralie "High Tea at Home"
• Kilwin’s Evanston Signature Hot Chocolate

HYGGE PRODUCTS
Madison Grace “Hygge Gift Sets”
cloth + home "Mid-Winter Trunk Show"
Ayla’s Originals Beading Kits & BeadTV

HYGGE GATHERINGS
• February 10-11 | cloth + home Mid-Winter Trunk Show
• Thursdays at 7pm | Ridgeville Tavern “Bingo Night"
• Tuesdays, 6-9pm | Evanston Games & Café “Board Game Night”
• February 17, 7:30pm | Music Institute Concert: Reveron Piano Trio

HYGGE WELLNESS
• February 11, 11am | Winter Bird Walk with Josh Engel co-hosted by Evanston North Shore Bird Club
• February 12, 1-2pm | Self Care Sunday with Grateful Yoga
• February 19, 2pm | Winter Dreaming Meditation with The Clairvoyant Center of Chicago
• February 28, 5:30-7pm | TruFit Evanston Acupuncture Happy Hour

PAST EVENTS
• Thursday, Feb. 2, 4-6pm | Tissue Paper Flower Making at Artem Pop Up Gallery
• Thursday, Feb. 2 & 9, 12:30-3pm | Rebuilding Exchange Reclaimed 2-Day Mosaic
• Saturday, Feb. 4, 10am-12pm | DIY Embroidery How To Class: Peony
• Saturday, Feb. 4, 1-3pm | Make a Heart, Share a Heart with Angela Lyonsmith at Studio 3
• Sunday, Feb. 5, 10am-12pm | Watercolor Landscape Class with Kate Wyatt
• Sunday, Feb. 5, 1-3pm | Family Cork Crafts at Rebuilding Exchange
• Tuesday, Feb. 7, 5:30-7:30pm | Macrame Bracelet Workshop



PAST EVENTS



February 2, 4-6pm | Tissue Paper Flowers at Artem Pop Up Gallery

February 2, 4-6pm | Tissue Paper Flowers at Artem Pop Up Gallery

Sarita Kamat, owner of Artem Pop Up Gallery, will lead a workshop to teach you how to make tissue paper flowers. All materials supplied and included. This workshop is suitable for anyone. No special skills needed.

Event is free but please RSVP. Artem Pop Up Gallery is located at 1627 Sherman Ave. 

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Saturday, February 4, 1-3pm | Make a Heart, Share a Heart at Studio 3

Saturday, February 4, 1-3pm | Make a Heart, Share a Heart at Studio 3

Join Angela Lyonsmith at Studio 3 to create hearts wrapped with fibers, fabric, feathers and care to adorn your walls, wear or share with someone you love. We will use a process and materials that encourage slowing down, building connections and repetition to calm our busy minds, hands and feet. Your one of a kind creation can serve as a wonderful reminder of care and warmth this season. This workshop is free and open to makers of all ages. No RSVP - just show up!

Studio 3 is located at 617C Grove St in downtown Evanston. Our studio and gallery is entered through the alley just north of Grove in the alley that runs parallel to Sherman and Chicago Ave. You will know you found us when you see our sign and a black and white striped awning hanging above our door. We look forward to sharing and making art with you! 

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February 2 & 9, 12:30-3pm | Rebuilding Exchange Reclaimed 2-Day Mosaic

February 2 & 9, 12:30-3pm | Rebuilding Exchange Reclaimed 2-Day Mosaic

Have fun and be creative in the Rebuilding Exchange Community Mosaic Class. We will be creating mosaic pieces from our own supply of tiles and surfaces. Create your own design, make it bold and bright; or monotone and cool. It’s up to you!

This two-day class takes place at Rebuilding Exchange, 1245 Hartrey Avenue. 

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February 4, 10am-12pm | DIY Embroidery How To Class: Peony

February 4, 10am-12pm | DIY Embroidery How To Class: Peony

Join Kate Wyatt Fine Art to learn basic embroidery skills with this paint-by-numbers style kit! You basically color in the lines and it's very soothing. Embroidering is a fun way to keep your brain busy and cut down on screen time. This workshop is a great way to build confidence to begin a new hobby and enjoy great company. 

Tickets are $75. Class will include one full botanical embroidery kit ($60 value) and 2 hours of instruction. Participants also receive a specialized thank-you gift as a part of the experience. 

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February 5, 10am-12pm | Watercolor Landscape Class

February 5, 10am-12pm | Watercolor Landscape Class

Join Kate Wyatt Fine Art for a relaxing painting session where Kate will walk you through how to paint a simple, abstract watercolor landscape. You will learn some basic watercolor techniques and enjoy the process of creating something from scratch. This workshop is a great way to build confidence to begin a new hobby and enjoy great company.

All materials are provided. No prior experience is necessary. Expect to learn some basic watercolor techniques and leave with 2-3 5"x7" watercolor paintings of your own!

Participants also receive a specialized thank you bag as a part of the experience.

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February 5, 1-3pm | Rebuilding Exchange Cork Crafts

February 5, 1-3pm | Rebuilding Exchange Cork Crafts

Wine corks are worth saving. Cork is a natural, sustainable and incredibly versatile material for making. Drop in and create Valentine’s gifts, creatures, art or whatever the material inspires in you. All ages welcome! 

This class takes place at Rebuilding Exchange, 1245 Hartrey Ave. 

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February 7, 5:30-7:30pm | Macrame Bracelet Workshop

February 7, 5:30-7:30pm | Macrame Bracelet Workshop

Create a macrame bracelet with Evanston artist Silvana Tandeter. All materials and instruction are included. No prior experience necessary. Invite a friend and feel free to BYO snacks and beverages.

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