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Dave's Down to Earth Rock Shop

Dave's Down to Earth Rock Shop

Address: 711 Main Street, Evanston, IL 60202

Phone: (847) 866-7374

Website: www.davesrockshop.com

Evanston hidden gem (pun intended).

Dave’s Down to Earth Rock Shop is an Evanston mainstay (their first storefront opened in 1970) offering a wide selection of rocks, fossils, gems and jewelry. Whether you are an avid rock collector or just a curious passerby, you won't regret a visit to Dave’s. There is always something interesting to see and a knowledgeable staff to listen to, and the best part is the free “Prehistoric Life Museum” in the basement featuring an impressive variety of fossils to peruse.



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Open Studio Project

Open Studio Project

Address: 903 Sherman Ave, Evanston, IL 60202

Phone: (847) 475-0390

Website: www.openstudioproject.org

Encouraging arts environment with a mission.

Open Studio Project is an award-winning arts organization that brings the creative process to individuals of all ages and backgrounds. The studio is free of all comment (both critical and supportive), providing all artist levels with a value-neutral space to make art alongside others, have fun, reduce stress, and find balance in their lives. They hosts classes, retreats, gallery shows and more.


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Address: 602 Davis St, Evanston, IL 60201

Phone: (847) 859-2312

Website: www.meetatgather.com

Calling all creative kids!

Known as a “creativity focused playspace & community art studio,” Gather is the perfect place to inspire your child’s creativity in Evanston. Participate in sign language, music classes, art tutorials, yoga demonstrations or cooking classes all geared towards you and your child, or just drop by to play and unwind.