Evanston Board and Brush | Wine & Painting Wood Sign Studio

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Welcome to the Evanston
DIY Wood Sign Workshop!

Are you looking for a night out with friends? Is your inner DIY itching for a fun new project without having to buy all your own supplies and make a mess at your house? Then BOOK A CLASS at Board & Brush Creative Studio in Evanston.

Evanston is a beautiful town situated on Lake Michigan, the first town north of Chicago. The town and the people are very creative with a small town feel right outside of the city. It’s very accessible from Chicago and other north shore towns and is developing a great night life. With three distinct shopping districts, Board & Brush Evanston is centrally located just South of Downtown Evanston in the Main Dempster Mile. It is located steps from the Dempster Purple Line station, 3 blocks from the Davis St. Metra Station and on a street with ample parking. They are located steps from restaurants, cafes, bakeries, music venues, and a 15 minute walk from the beach.

Board & Brush Evanston is a licensed establishment, beer and wine are available for purchase in the studio.
Please note, BYOB is not permitted.

Evanston Board and Brush | Wine & Painting Wood Sign Studio


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Wine, Paint & Wood Signs

Evanston Board and Brush | Wine & Painting Wood Sign Studio

At Board & Brush in Evanston, we marry the joy of wine and paint with the classic timelessness of wooden signs. Our instructor led DIY wood sign workshops allow you to combine your creativity and willingness to learn new skills. We provide you with the instruction, materials and design for you to distress, sand, stain, paint, and customize your personalized piece of art!

Check out our Calendar to view upcoming wine, paint and wood sign workshops!

Private Workshops, Birthday Parties, Bachelorette Parties, Corporate Events & More

Whether you’re looking for a fun way to celebrate your birthday, a distinctive evening out with a group of friends, or a unique relationship-building outing for your employees, look to our DIY wood sign workshops in Evanston. Our space is uniquely set up to provide a warm, welcoming environment that allows everyone to feel comfortable and excited to create their own custom piece of décor.

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Evanston Board and Brush | Wine & Painting Wood Sign Studio

Meet Board & Brush Evanston Owners
Shannon and Drew Valko & Rob Spengler

Board & Brush Evanston is a family affair! Shannon and her husband Drew own two businesses with Shannon’s brother Rob! Shannon started her career in marketing and PR working with brands like Wrigley, Gatorade, Whirlpool & more. Drew spent six years in corporate finance and was a commercial lending banker for twelve years. Rob started his career as a banker for Citibank.

After having their first child, Shannon decided to move away from the corporate life and open a kids play space called Little Beans Café with her brother Rob which turned into a huge success and allowed them to open a second location. They came across the Board & Brush in Lake Geneva and loved the brand the experience and the company feel. They knew it was the perfect opportunity to expand on their businesses! They are a family of entrepreneurs and live by the “work hard, play hard” credo.

Shannon and Drew have three kids, Will Sydney & Emily and are Evanston residents.

Make Your Own Personalized Sign at Board & Brush Evanston

Pick your preferred custom wood sign design, sign up for a DIY wood sign workshop that best works for you and your friends or family, and then show up for a fun, instructor led, hands-on experience.

Board & Brush Evanston is located in Downtown Evanston on Dempster one block from Chicago Ave & not far from the Metra tracks.

Have any questions? Please feel free to contact us via phone or email. We are happy to help and would love to see you in our wood sign workshop very soon!


Board & Brush

802 Dempster
Evanston, IL 60202

(847) 756-7219  |  evanston@boardandbrush.com

Evanston Board and Brush | Wine & Painting Wood Sign Studio
Evanston Board and Brush | Wine & Painting Wood Sign Studio


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