Category Archives: art fairs

Bier und Bretzel Engelchen

So, this year I’ve made 70 pieces of Jewelry, 71 Stakes and Swarm ornaments, and, believe it or not, 231 angels, frosties, trees, and stars! No wonder my pliers were getting worn out cutting all that 16-gauge steel. So I visited Brenda Schweder’s lovely site to reorder the ‘Buttah Cuttah,’ and since I had just […]

DANK Haus Weihnachtsmarkt

The holiday assembly line continues as I prepare for the next and final Holiday Market. On Friday evening and Satur-day, I will be at the DANK Haus for their Weihnachtsmarkt. On Friday, December 14 from 6 pm to 10 pm, there will be an exclusive Weihnachtsmarkt Party. This ticketed event includes: Rahm Schnitzel Dinner-  Pork tenderloin medallions […]

20 years of Bucktown Holiday ArtShow

This Saturday and Sunday I will be vending at the Bucktown Holiday ArtShow. The Bucktown Holiday ArtShow brings together artists whom make one-of-a-kind works of art for sale to offer to an audience of holiday shoppers. The artists represent photography, textiles, watercolors, oils, jewelry, ceramics, greeting cards, jewelry, and a variety of other mediums. DJ […]

I love Elmhurst

Remember Fall? Hard to believe it is not quite December yet. On a glorious Fall day I drove to Elmhurst for the kickoff of my holiday fairs. The Wilder Mansion filled up fast with vendors who had wonderful creative displays. I set up mine, and barely had a chance to peruse the other wonderful hand […]

Ornament pop-ups December 1 & 2

I’ve got a busy weekend ahead and am busy making some new creations for the occasions. On Saturday Sacred Art Chicago is throwing me a “Maike’s Marvels Ornament Pop Up!” party so you can get your tree-trimming on. I will bring my full array of ornaments and have them available to you Saturday, December 2, […]

Holiday Bazaar this weekend

I have been making angels and frosties like there’s no tomorrow and am excited to pack them all up this week to go to the Woman’s Club of Evanston Holiday Bazaar. This juried gift fair features more than 50 artists and makers of handcrafted, one-of-a-kind gifts. The Bazaar takes place this coming weekend. On Friday, November 16, 5 […]

8th Wilder Mansion Holiday Market

I am super-excited to return to Elmhurst on Friday. RGL Marketing for the Arts is hosting its 8th Annual Holiday Market presented by Brewpoint Coffee this weekend. More than 60 artisans and gourmet food vendors will be present, including frame art, jewelry, hats, scarves, pottery, ornaments, stationery, and chocolates. You can peruse last year’s experience […]

Upcoming Events

I am gearing up for holiday production, and while you are busy decorating for Halloween, here are upcoming dates for you to find my ornaments and adornments. All of these are in the state of Illinois. November: The Wilder Mansion Holiday Market takes place at the Wilder Mansion, 211 Prospect Avenue in Elmhurst. The doors open […]

Ravenswood ArtWalk: 17th Annual Tour of Arts & Industry

Can you believe it is September already? Suddenly it is time for one of my favorite art fairs of the year, the Ravenswood ArtWalk! This year I return to the Atrium building, formally known as Hayes Properties, and will set up my stands there. I look forward to seeing familiar artists and getting to know new […]

Gifted artists at the Friendly Coffee Lounge

My last June pop up was on the 16th. I made some Berwyn-specific map angels and also added to the depleted musical angel collection. The Berwyn Craft & Vintage Market has been ongoing for a while, but I was late to the application table. Only a June slot was available. I loaded up the car, and […]