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Welcome to Open Studio Project!

We are all equally artists - creativity has a place in everyone's life, including yours.

For more than 18 years, Open Studio Project has provided dynamic, award-winning arts programming in a welcoming atmosphere of supportive non-interference - free of all comment and critique. We invite you to reconnect with your own creativity while making art alongside others. Our unique art and writing process empowers you to bring meaningful change into your life and out to your community.

A non-profit arts organization located in Evanston, Illinois, OSP serves the entire Chicagoland area and far beyond. Our mission is to utilize and bring the creative process to interested individuals and groups of all ages and backgrounds, and to empower people to turn to art for personal growth.

Through our many workshops, classes, exhibitions, and community outreach activities, we encourage you to explore art as an arena for reflection and creative play.

Check out the many events and opportunities on our website, and don't hesitate to call for more information or drop by to visit.


Introduction to the Open Studio Process
One-Day Workshop

Register at the link "Classes and Workshops" above
Open up to your wise inner self!

Take part of a day to open the window to your creative side. In this 2.5 hour workshop, explore our OSP Process to learn to combine uninhibited art-making with thoughtful writing and reflection.

"Messier and more fun than meditation!"
- Connecting with the Creative Process Participant

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Drink wine, eat food & make art at OSP during the 2016 Evanston Charity Wine Walk!

Please buy tickets now! Event is Thursday, October 13 5:00-8:00PM

Please stop by the studio to enjoy amazing wine paired with lovely Mediterranean inspired food! You'll also get to see the wonderful Shorefront exhibit currently up in our gallery. Keep in mind there are over 60+ other business to visit and enjoy wine. There are also raffle baskets at specific locations!

Additionally there will be music AND art-making. All proceeds from ticket purchases go to benefit the Mudlark Theater. We are so excited to be a part of this incredible community event.

<B>Rotary Club International Peace Festival
Rotary Club International Peace Festival

Jan Ellenstein helped facilitate a big community weaving at this year's Rotary International's Peace Festival.

This summer Open Studio Project participated in FOUR major festivals. We absolutely love connecting with our community and encouraging art-making with our neighbors!

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Art & Adventure ALL AGES<br> (D65 Early Release)
Art & Adventure ALL AGES
(D65 Early Release)

October 12, 2016
Wednesday Afternoon 1:30 - 2:45pm
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Art & Renewal: An Open Studio Process Workshop for Helping Professionals & Educators
Art & Renewal: An Open Studio Process Workshop for Helping Professionals & Educators
Oct 14, 2016
Friday Afternoon 1pm - 4pm
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Art & Renewal: An Open Studio Process Workshop for Helping Professionals & Educators
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For school-age children: "After-School Artists" Mondays
(4 - 5:30 pm)

October 10 - December 19, 2016
Monday afternoons 4 - 5:30 p.m.
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Legacies: A Shorefront Legacy Center Exhibit
Legacies: A Shorefront Legacy Center Exhibit

Opening Reception:
The Legacies exhibit celebrates the current and historical contributions of the African American communities on Chicago’s suburban North Shore. The installation consists of a sampling of three exhibit themes: Portraits of a Community is a growing collection of 75 contemporary portraits of North Shore residents. Normal installation does not include names. It is intended to stimulate conversation between viewers and ask the question, “Do you know this person?”, “What clues in the photograph tell about them?” North of Chicago is a series of panels that share a brief history of the Black communities in Evanston, Wilmette, Glencoe and Lake Forest. Legacies is a growing collection of subject specific graphic panels on contemporary and historic people and organizations throughout the North Shore. The initial collection consists of 14 panels. Join Shorefront for a reception to be held on Saturday, September 10 from 3-6pm at Open Studio Project

August 1 - September 30, 2016
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