Holiday markets abound – Evanston RoundTable

 Holiday markets abound – Evanston RoundTable

There are several busy, welcoming holiday markets in Evanston this fall. Markets and gift sales always sprout (“pop up”) around Thanksgiving – lately, even earlier, as gift-giving season marketing kicks into ever-higher gear and Christmas music plays on public speakers beginning the day after Halloween.

Evanston Made Pop-Up

First floor at Evanston Made Pop-Up. (Photo by Yancey Hughes)

The newest market this year is the Evanston Made Pop-up, at the former Urban Outfitters store, 921 Church Street, at the corner of Church and Maple Avenue. This area was touted as the “new center of Evanston,” before the renovation of Fountain Square and its traffic pattern change. Whether because of COVID-19 or some other reason, this store is vacant and for rent, along with the huge 18-theater movie complex.

But the folks at Evanston Made, the new nonprofit artists’ organization (membership 400), were delighted to…

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