Ice House Gallery — Now an Event Venue

Hosting Receptions, Celebrations, Performances, Pop-Ups, Lectures, Meetings, and Other Gatherings

When gallery director, Hannah Litvan, conceived of the Ice House Gallery, she knew it would serve as a cultural hub for events in the Evanston community. By hosting events of all types, from musical performances to book signings, movie premieres to story-telling nights, poetry slams to lectures, along with parties and celebrations of all kinds, Ice House Gallery has become a great event venue.

Parties and receptions

Parties and receptions

Musical groups and performance art

Musical groups and performance art

Lectures, group discussions and talks

Lectures, group discussions and talks


Now due to public interest, we invite others to enjoy our beautiful space as a unique venue for their events.

Community members and groups can now host an event in our sophisticated space that is upscale, yet relaxed.  Ice House Gallery in Evanston is warm, spacious, filled with beautiful local art, and has a really great energy!

We can configure the space as you need it and have lots of experience with different arrangements, food and drink services, and parties. Our first floor gallery makes a unique setting for a birthday party, cocktail party, pop-up space, wedding reception, seminar, meeting space, brainstorming session — or nearly any kind of event that will work within our space and with our aesthetic.

Flexible, Unique, Sophisticated Space at a Reasonable Rate

Event planners have been pleased with the flexibility of our ground-floor area for setting up functions and the on-premise kitchen that allows food and drink to be served to their guests. We are focused on the success of your event and we offer an ideal place for an intimate gathering at an affordable price.


To learn more, including availability and rental rates, call us or send an inquiry by clicking below.

Party or reception


For your Birthday Celebration, Anniversary Party, Retirement Party, Engagement Party, or any special occasion, Ice House Gallery offers a sophisticated, intimate venue, where you can celebrate in style with beautiful works of art surrounding you and your guests.

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Music and Performance Art

Ice House Gallery hosts musical groups and any type of performance art that fits our venue — including storytelling, poetry slams, stage readings, skits, stand-up comedy, movie premieres, and just about anything else. Our guests enjoy the performances and our featured local art, all in one venue.

pop-up shop

Pop-up Shops and Kiosks

Got a product you want to show off? Pop-up shops are the popular way to introduce or demonstrate it to potential buyers. Our unique space allows a variety of kiosk set-ups to promote your product or service. Great for apparel, book signings, fine art crafts – just about anything.

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Meeting Space

Inspire creative thinking in your next off-site meeting or brainstorming session. With lovely works of arts surrounding your colleagues, how could they not think “out of the box?”


Wedding Receptions

Our gallery offers a sophisticated, intimate venue for receptions and is the perfect place to celebrate your special day.