Tag Archives: holiday fair

Closing out December

The last months of the year were hectic, and two multiday shows capped off the art fair season. In late November, just before Thanksgiving the Jewelry and Gift Show was held at the Highland Park Art Center. I always love visiting this town, and enjoyed the Pegasus horses that were set up for the holidays. […]

Wilder Mansion Holiday Market Nov 3 & 4

This coming weekend I return to Elmhurst for the 7th Annual Wilder Mansion Holiday Market. This lovely gift show takes place Friday, November 3 from 4 to 9 pm and Saturday, November 4 from 10 am to 4 pm. A lot of the vendors look familiar, so get your shopping list ready for unique holiday […]

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 […]

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 […]

My third Bucktown Holiday ArtShow

This weekend I am returning to the Bucktown Holiday ArtShow for the third time. This fair is full of amazing and unique gifts for the last-minute holiday shopper. You should check out all the goodies that will be on display in 4 large rooms on Saturday and Sunday from 12 am to 5 pm. There […]

Fun at the Wilder Mansion Holiday Market

The Wilder Mansion Holiday Market was a lovely event. The drive to Elmhurst was bright with scenic Fall colors. The Mansion is impressive. I can only imagine what it must have been like to live there in the stately rooms with beautiful crown molding, fancy chandeliers and gran fireplaces. Unloading was in full swing when […]

Elmhurst Holiday Market this weekend

On Friday I’m taking an excursion to Elmhurst for the 5th Annual Holiday Market at the Wilder Mansion.  Presented by Edward Jones Investments, the holiday market includes 60 artisans who have created one of a kind art and seasonal gifts including jewelry, ceramics, glass, scarves, hats, mittens, fashion knits, kid’s clothing,  handbags, photography, painting,  paper […]