Goods of Evanston stocks the supplies you need for every step of your artistic project. This expansive, three-lot store just west of the tracks is the perfect place to put the finishing touches on your personal masterpiece, be it painted or photographic. The roomful of custom-made frames offer a high degree of quality and craftsmanship for the pieces that need to last a lifetime, while the racks of assembled picture frames proffer an easy way to make the vacation snap shots look pretty. For artists just starting out on a new undertaking, Goods of Evanston has canvases, sketch pads, pencils and erasers to support the artistic process. Whatever miscellaneous item may be needed as your creative genius takes you from vague idea to finished product, this art emporium probably has it, too.
Goods of Evanston is a great place to check out, even if, like your correspondent, you aren't much of a painter or sculptor. Not all of the materials are exclusive to serious artists, and much of the inventory is ideal for a novice. Whether you are a sixth grader working on a school project or an emerging Picasso looking to paint something that will wind up at the Art Institute, you will find all you need (except the Encyclopedias for the kids) at Goods of Evanston.
Centerstage Reviewer: Patrick Corcoran