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 Iâ€™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. Iâ€™ve been to many fairs and know some boothsÂ on â€˜the circuitâ€™ but this show draws artists I have not yet seen every year, along with some popular returnees.
Come and join us on Saturday December 10 and Sunday December 11 from Noon to 5 pm. Holstein Park is located at 2200 N Oakley Avenue in Chicago. There should be a visitor parking lot South of the Park, and the Blue Line Western stop is nearby.
Silent auction tables will be set up in each gym and in the auditorium with donated items from the participating artists.Â Guests are welcome to place a bid on any and as many items as they like. Participants don’t have to be present to win.
Proceeds from the Silent Auction will be donated to A Long Walk Home. A Long Walk Home is a Chicago-based national non-profit that uses art to educate, inspire, and mobilize young people to end violence against girls and women.Â
Yum Dum Food Truck will be set up just outside the entrance from approximately noon until 4 pm.
I had some last year and it was delicious.
Coffee, soda, water, muffins and some snacks are available at the food booth in the Auditorium.
Youâ€™ll also want to get some hot cocoa from Bobâ€™s Belgian Chocolate, who was set up in the West Gym last year.
The first Bucktown Holiday ArtShow took place in 1999, at Holstein Park Fieldhouse.
Admission is $2/person at the door, but you can print my newsletter to get into the ArtShow for free. There is also a half-off admission coupon on the Bucktown Promotions web site.Â Â
If you forget to prepare in advance, you can also check in on Facebook for free admission to the ArtShowÂ (and then break all the rules).Â
This is my final art fair of the year, so itâ€™s the last time youâ€™ll see my trees and letterboxes fully adorned.
Snow is in the forecast, but that hasn’t deterred shoppers in the past years.
It truly is a fun outing for families and caters to people of all ages.