Tag Archives: Chicago IL

April’s Handmade Market is Saturday

Last month’s Handmade Market Chicago was a blast as always, and I return on Saturday for the last one of the season. Hosted by Handmade Market Chicago and The Empty Bottle, vendors will be available Saturday from 12 to 4 p.m. The Empty Bottle is located at 1035 N Western Avenue in Chicago. Admission is […]

Valentine Shopping this Saturday

On Saturday, February 10 I return to the Handmade Market Chicago to sell Valentines to anyone who wants them. The handmade market is held monthly from 12 to 4 pm at The Empty Bottle at 1035 N Western Avenue in Chicago. More than 30 artists are participating and offering funky jewelry, knitted items, clothing, baked goods, handbags, […]

Another fun Ravenswood ArtWalk Weekend

In mid-September I pulled out the checklist and started gathering my art booth supplies for the weekend. This year my booth for the Ravenswood ArtWalk was in the Hayes Properties Atrium. This was a new venue to me, but a few veterans directed me in where to set up my booth. Soon we all had […]

Girls Nite Out and ArtWalk week

It’s a busy week for me! Tomorrow I head out to Elmhurst for the Girls Nite Out Event. Since I had a blast at the Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art last year, I might stroll the Elmhurst Art Museum Wednesday morning prior to my setup time.   The Wilder Mansion hosts Girls Nite Out from 4 to […]

Fine Craft Fair at Independence Park

May is here already, which means getting ready for my pre-Mother’s Day pop-up. From noon to 4 pm on Saturday, May 6 I’ll be part of the 10th Annual Pre-Mother’s Day Fine Craft Fair. Sponsored by Greater Independence Park Neighborhood Association (GIPNA), the fair will be held at the Independence Park Fieldhouse, 3945 N. Springfield Ave., Chicago, 60618. Free parking […]

LEGOs at the MSI

Last week I finally got to see the fabulous Brick by Brick LEGO exhibit at the Museum of Science and Industry. This exhibit showcases landmark buildings while also teaching about structural engineering and other scientific feats pertaining to construction and architecture. We even get an inside view of the Giza Pyramids. Adam Reed Tucker is […]

Black History Education at the Cultural Center

Last week I commuted downtown and decided to stroll over to the Chicago Cultural Center. First, Angel and I passed the Monument with Standing Beast by Jean Dubuffet. I walked in on a prototype of the story chair from the Conrad Sulzer Regional Library, which apparently doubles as a table and turns into a throne as […]

Small Business Saturday Consignments

It’s been a whirlwind of making enough angels and frosties for my pop-ups as well as the four spaces I am consigned to this holiday season. Just in time for Small Business Saturday, my ornaments are now in three Chicagoland retailers: The Collage Cafe and See Jane Sparkle in Evanston, and ChromaK8 Beautique and Sacred […]

Local Artist Bazaar at Esquina

It’s pop-up after pop-up for me. On Sunday I will be at Esquina’s Local Artist Bazaar. Founded by neighbor and fellow jewelry artisan Nomadic Ant, Esquina is “a place to explore your creative superpowers”. The space hosts art openings, poetry readings, shared stories, workshops, travel talks, a music listening room as well as discussions and […]

Ravenswood ArtWalk recap

The Ravenswood ArtWalk turned out to be a good event for me. On Saturday we had the coldest day of the season, which had me running home to get a heavier coat after my coffee run. No one was ready to get their winter coats out, but even gloves were necessary. I have to say […]