a unique event to connect the makers of beautiful things to people who appreciate the unique and handmade.
did you know that in the city there are many makers who create jewelry, clothing, scarves, handbags, journals, greeting cards, and more? did you ever want your money to go directly to the people that make the things you buy? here you can establish a personal connection, and our makers have even been encouraged to demonstrate or make their products during the event.
craft yourself or think of your valentine holiday shopping had pretty much run its course, but we all like to look good after all those resolutions. plus if you're a romantic, it doesn't hurt to get a jump on valentine's day. at the handmade market, you'll have the chance to find a wide range of unique gifts, from cards to jewelry to funky jewelry to knitted items to clothing to handbags. and remember ladies, valentine's gifts aren't just for me to give, be an equalist and get your man something thoughtful to show your care. no need to get all commercial- prices range from low to high (by design).
sustainable crafterness this is a regular monthly event. we strive to create a crafter's market, with affordable handmade, mostly local items. there are a ton of crafters in the city, and we do try to make this accessible to up and coming designers, jewelry makers, and others. come out and help support your monthly crafter's market.
market hours are noon to 4:30pm.
caveat: 21+ and parents with kids (same goes for sellers)
transit: #49 western bus or check transit chicago
the empty bottle starts serving at noon, so feel free to shop with mimosas in hand. (we do encourage relaxed shopping.) and you can also grab a brunch at the tasty bite café next door.
location: the empty bottle 1035 N. Western Ave. 773-276-3600
Official Website: http://www.handmadechicago.com
Added by silsby on February 4, 2007