May 03

DIY wood sign workshop opens in Evanston

Valko and Spengler co-own another Evanston business, Little Beans Café, located at 430 Asbury Ave. Valko said Evanston is a “creative town,” and owning the cafe and children’s playspace in the city helped her decide to open up another business locally.

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Valko owns Board & Brush — a national chain that now has a location at 802 Dempster St. — with her husband, Drew Valko, and brother, Rob Spengler. Customers can create a personalized wood...

Although Bottle & Bottega — located at 1016 Davis St. — offers a similar experience combining wine and painting, Valko said Board & Brush differs in the types of craft activities it offers, and it’s more individualized.

    DIY wood sign workshop opens in Evanston
    Workshops at Board & Brush - a wood sign creative studio that opened in Evanston on Saturday - are "kind of like a party," said co-owner Shannon Valko. "We have loud music and music videos blasting, and we do have beer, wine, soda, water," she said. "It's a really social, creative atmosphere."


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500-512 Barton Ave.

Nearby: Evanston, 60202, Evanston