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Kids Create Change is providing free online arts engagement for Evanston kids and families.  Their website will be offering ongoing virtual art activities for toddlers through teens this summer.  This online resource will be updated weekly and will contain art project ideas, how-to's, art tutorials, videos, storytelling with related art making, links to artist talks and virtual museum tours, and links to live videos.  We’ve even enlisted D65 and D202 students to run guest blog posts with art making projects and videos, and are working to build a platform where kids and teens can submit their artwork and creative ideas to be featured on the site. The virtual resource will include many projects kids can make with recycled materials, everyday household materials, and materials found in nature, but there will be plenty of ideas that will require art materials as well. Kids Create Change is working with community partners to try to secure donations to make free art materials available to kids and families who need them.  


See how you can help us provide free art materials to Evanston kids and Families below!

access art virtual art resource


Check out our art-based resources for kids and families! you'll find creative inspiration, how-to videos, links to art projects, art blogs, and ideas for art making at home!

Help us provide free art kits and virtual art engagement for Evanston kids!
Your donation will help us reach our goal of providing 1,500 free art kits and free art and social-emotional resources to Evanston kids and families this summer 2020.  Each kit costs $15 to assemble.  Any amount large or small will go a long way!

Donate Art Materials!


We are also accepting donations of new and gently used art materials!​  Please see the list of the materials we need below.


  • *New* marker sets (8, 10, 12 pack, thick or thin)

  • New or gently used colored pencils (sharpened please!)

  • New or gently used crayons

  • Multicolor construction paper, cardstock, origami paper 4X6" through 12X18"

  • *New* glue sticks

  • Any craft materials or collage materials


If you are able to purchase materials and would like to help support local businesses please contact the following Evanston stores to see what they have in stock:

Becky & Me Toys

Oliver Toys & Trains

Blick Evanston


If you would like to purchase art materials online and have them sent to us directly, we have created a wishlist with Amazon to make it easier for you to donate using this option!

Click Here for Amazon Wish List


Art material donations can be dropped off at:

ArtMakers Outpost

609 South Blvd.

Evanston, IL 60202

Drop-Off Times Are By Appointment:

Please contact Valerie at or reach out to to make other arrangements.

Help us reach our goal!  


We need to raise $15,000 for the Summer 2020 Access Art program.


Thank you to Northwestern University for their generous donation of $1,500 to help kick-off the Access Art program!

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