Tag Archives: art fair

Sidewalk Sale fun

It is interesting to see how different pockets of Evanston participate in the Sidewalk Sale. Last year I had a blast with See Jane Sparkle on Chicago and Dempster, where the Sidewalk Sale is a big event. This year I learned that on Sherman Avenue in Downtown Evanston, the participating merchants are less concentrated. I […]

Creativity at Creative Coworking

My last pop-up in May was a set-up for Evanston Made Month at Creative Coworking. The May-June Art & Wine Night featured macro photography art by Ross Martens and vibrant paintings by Laura Engel. I set up a booth in a conference room, complemented by artwork created by Greg Palmer. As usual, art appreciators came to […]

Affair of the Arts Spring Show

Last Sunday took me to the Shores of Turtle Creek in Spring Grove for the Affair of the Arts Spring Show. The grounds are so pretty and I can imagine the festive events that are held here. Like the holiday show, we had ample setup time. The load in was smooth, and soon my table […]

Exploring Crystal Lake

On Friday I was scheduled for an evening art fair at the Immanuel Lutheran School in Crystal Lake, a suburb I had never visited before. So prior to the 4:30 pm setup time I decided to take the afternoon to explore the town. An online search produced an intriguing map of a nice walkable cluster […]

Spring Grove Show Sunday

Affair of the Arts Spring 2017

On Sunday I will be making my way to the beautiful Turtle Creek Lodge in Spring Grove. Affair of the Arts, a Fine Art & Artisan Gift Show, is held Sunday, March 5, 10 am to  5 pm at The Shores of Turtle Creek, 7908 Winn Road, Spring Grove, Illinois 60081. The spacious lodge will […]

Culture-immersion pop-ups

Last month I popped up in places that had nods to cultures other than mine. Early in November I popped up at Esquina, a new place founded by Nomadic Ant. Meaning corner in Spanish, the place is a conglomeration of artist exhibits, a gathering space for live music and poetry, and venue for monthly local artist […]

Bucktown ArtShow this weekend

On Saturday and Sunday I am returning to Holstein Field House for the 18th Annual Bucktown Holiday ArtShow. It is my third year there, and I think I’ll be in the same spot as last year. This show has 100 artists selling handmade, unique, one of a kind gifts and art in all media. I’ve […]

Wilder Mansion Holiday Market

I recently discovered my 1999 maps that helped me move across states to get to Evanston. Pre-GPS driving into the unknown was scary, but quite the road trip. So for kicks I looked up Elmhurst and got inspired. I am heading back to the Wilder Mansion on Friday and Saturday. The Wilder Mansion’s 6th Annual Holiday Market takes […]

Ladies Night Out in Elmhurst

Returning to the Wilder Mansion is always a joy. It was a gorgeous Wednesday afternoon, and I got the same table as the Holiday Market last year. Soon I was set up. The ample set up time meant I got to peruse the other booths in mid-dress after a delicious lunch. This undressed booth is […]

Girls Nite Out on Wednesday!

I am excited to return to the Wilder Mansion on Wednesday. RGL Marketing for the Arts is hosting Girls Nite Out on September 14 from 4 pm to 9 pm. The Wilder Mansion will be open with 50 vendors including artisans, pampering services, wellness experts, and gourmet food vendors.  Tannins Wine will be pouring samples […]