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November 2014
Free

DIY Trunk Show

November 22, 2014 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Broadway Armory Park,
5917 North Broadway Street, Chicago, 60660 United States
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The DIY Trunk Show is a diverse gathering of creative talent to showcase, sell and promote handmade arts, crafts, goods, and endeavors of all kinds in Chicago. The 11th DIY Trunk Show takes place November 22 in Chicago’s Edgdewater neighborhood. This crafts show features more than 150 vendors in a variety of of categories including accessories, body products, jewelry, children’s items, paper goods and more. Start off the holiday shopping season right by purchasing locally and lovingly made handcrafted items…

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June 2014

Mata Traders (Ware)Housewarming Party

June 13, 2014 @ 4:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mata Traders,
1770 W. Berteau Ave., Suite 406, Chicago, IL,
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Chicago-based fair trade fashion brand, Mata Traders, has moved into a new office/warehouse space and they want to party in it. Continue reading

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March 2014
$75

Successfully Sell on Etsy

March 9, 2014 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Lillstreet Art Center,
4401 N. Ravenswood Ave., Chicago, 60640
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This workshop will teach students how to successfully sell their work on Etsy. We will start with how to open a shop, set your policies, and add items. You will learn the importance of good pictures and how it is possible to take them yourself. Learn tips and tricks as well as applications to make selling on Etsy easier. Finally we will talk about the Etsy culture and how to get noticed in the sea of millions of other items.…

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$100

The Art of Asian Ink Painting

March 1, 2014 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Lillstreet Art Center,
4401 N. Ravenswood Ave., Chicago, 60640
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Learn the art of Asian sumi-e ink painting and the symbolism behind it. Spend time experimenting with basic sumi-e brush strokes and techniques. Each participant will create several small paintings of the traditional Asian flora bamboo, plum blossom, chrysanthemum and orchid. Then use your new brush stroke skills and apply them to silk to create your own colorful hand-painted silk scarf. This retreat also includes a morning guided meditation session and delicious catered lunch. At this retreat you will: -…

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February 2014
$100

DIY Journaling: A Journal Making & Yoga Retreat

February 15, 2014 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Lillstreet Art Center,
4401 N. Ravenswood Ave., Chicago, 60640
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As wonderful as all of our electronics are, there comes a time to slow down, put aside the iPad, take a breath, and get reacquainted with paper and pen — and ourselves. Recuperate from post-holiday madness by spoiling yourself with relaxing yoga, a healthy lunch, and creating a handmade, personalized journal using time-honored techniques. The tradition of bookmaking goes back centuries, each part of the world adding their own flavor to basic binding methods. In this workshop we will investigate…

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Free

Revolution Brewing Craft Show

February 9, 2014 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Revolution Brewing,
2323 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago, IL 60647 United States
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Come shop for the perfect Valentine’s Day gift February 9 at Revolution Brewing 2323 N. Milwaukee Ave. Chicago, IL 60647. Over 15 different Midwest artisans will be selling unique crafts. Best part- you can purchase a beer (or two) to drink while you shop.

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Chicago Crafters and Musicians Pop Up Market

February 8, 2014 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Let Them Eat Chocolate,
5306 N. Damen Ave, chicago, United States
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Join us on February 8th for a little craft, a little song, & lots of sweet treats with Chicago Crafters and Musicians at Let Them Eat Chocolate….

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$75

Successfully Sell on Etsy

February 6, 2014 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Lillstreet Art Center,
4401 N. Ravenswood Ave., Chicago, 60640
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This workshop will teach students how to successfully sell their work on Etsy. We will start with how to open a shop, set your policies, and add items. You will learn the importance of good pictures and how it is possible to take them yourself. Learn tips and tricks as well as applications to make selling on Etsy easier. Finally we will talk about the Etsy culture and how to get noticed in the sea of millions of other items.…

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December 2013

Renegade Craft Fair

December 7, 2013 - December 8, 2013
Pulaski Park Fieldhouse,
1419 W. Blackhawk St., Chicago, 60622
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We’ll be bringing winter cheer to our hometown with the 8th Annual Renegade Craft Fair Winter Market in Chicago on December 7 + 8, 2013 at the Pulaski Park Fieldhouse. Join us for a curated collection of today’s brightest + best indie makers in one of the coziest venues you’ll find.

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