The official Chicago Markets For Makers is returning this weekend. The much-anticipated event will take place from October 22 to 23rd, with doors opening at 11 AM and closing at 5 PM.
Specializing in curated wares, Markets for Makers is a great chance to discover one-of-a-kind and small-batch items from entrepreneurial businesses in the area. With 90+ talented makers featured, the event specializes in home decor, fashion, art, design, food, and more, with plenty of eye-catching items to peruse.
Founder Natalie Christensen first started the market in 2015 and since then, it has grown into a key collaborative event that celebrates the local community. It’s also a standout way to shop a diverse collection of handmade items, independent art, boutique finds, and vintage treasures, with plenty of unique items that you can’t find anywhere else.
Some local makers include handmade concrete products from Alue Designs, pet brand Chicago Dog Co., high end luggage from J Panther Luggage Co. and bath products from Nude Acacia Beauty Bar and even more awesome finds!
Those looking to attend this weekend will enjoy hundreds of vendors, along with a DIY photo wall, and plenty of food and drinks, too. It’s a can’t miss annual experience and a great place to score a good holiday gift for loved ones. Hosted at the local Artifact Events venue, the space is set to be transformed into a friendly, inviting, and inclusive environment for shoppers and booth owners alike. At the event, everyone is welcome to connect, and champion each other’s work. Chicago isn’t their only market–there are also annual events in Miami and Jacksonville, FL.
They also host a holiday market in November and a spring market in April! Find out more info here.
PS: The event is pet friendly! Get general admission tickets here for $8 or go VIP for $18.
Address: 4325 N Ravenswood Ave, Chicago, IL 60613
[Featured photo from Markets for Makers]