We think this market is quite the ARTful choice for holiday shopping. Get your tickets now!
If you’ve started looking for holiday gifts, we have the perfect place to find something truly unique. The Chicago Artisan Market features the Midwest’s best food, fashion, home decor, and art. The market is filled with incredible small businesses whose products are guaranteed to wow those on your gift shopping list this year.
What can I expect?
A celebration of independent, small businesses and their one-of-a-kind products! There’s something for everyone at the Chicago Artisan Market. Nibble on delicious sweets from XO Marshmellow, get a unique scarf for that special someone from Isabelle Gougenheim, furnish your home with products from Plankgroad Home Decor all at the Chicago Artisan Market. There will also be vendors selling photography, wine, beauty products, stationary, pottery, food, and more!
Food, you say?
Yes, incredible food! After a long day of shopping, reward yourself with a delicious treat from one of the market’s many food options. Enjoy fine French baking at Recette, sip on a glass of Juicy Luzy Sangria, or pick up a panini at Orso’s Restaurant. Yum! Sign us up!
Is there something for my kids to do?
Absolutely! At the Kids Zone, children can enjoy free arts & crafts lessons as well as complimentary snacks and beverages. It’s a great opportunity for your kids to make a handcrafted gift for a friend or relative while you check off a few items on your shopping list, too! Everyone wins!
Why should I shop at the Artisan Market? I can get cool stuff online.
Supporting local artisans and small businesses is important for a number of reasons:
- Small businesses hire locally and keep money in the local economy.
- They pay taxes locally which fund Chicago schools, parks, public safety, and infrastructure.
- Artisans and small businesses often have a lower carbon footprint than big corporations because they don’t have to ship or deliver their products as far.
- They enrich our culture and local communities.
- Local businesses are more invested in the community than chain stores.
- Approximately 66% of the small businesses at the Chicago Artisan Market are either women-owned or minority-owned. Buying from these vendors supports marginalized communities.
Does online shopping at big brands do that? We didn’t think so.