Hello Chicago! We are so thrilled that our hometown Chicago Holiday Market is happening in just two weeks! This year’s fair will be held at the gorgeous Bridgeport Art Center on Saturday, December 6 – Sunday, December 7, 2014.
From 11am – 6:30pm
you’ll be able to shop our curated selection of today’s modern and innovative indie-craft Makers along with workshops, food and drinks, music, and more!
Give the gift of handmade this holiday season and support local makers! At the Bridgeport Art Center you’ll find an array of outstanding handmade goods, perfect for checking off Holiday gift lists – ranging from holiday inspired stationery and gift wrap, unique and one-of-a-kind jewelry, children’s toys, apparel and shoes, to natural beauty products, repurposed lighting and furniture, housewares and much more. Check out this year’s line up of 200+ talented makers, food and drink, and workshops here.
Expect a festive and lively atmosphere at the Bridgeport Art Center with holiday shopping and a mixture of interactive activities and free workshops. DJs from Reckless Recordsand CHIRP Radio will be on-hand spinning rock, pop, soul, and holiday tracks all weekend to provide a festive shopping and crafting soundtrack for the fair. Plus, the venue and booths will be adorned with lights, evergreen, and holiday cheer!
In need of a caffeine jolt and or something to warm your hands? The Intelligentsia coffee bar will be up and running with cozy hot chocolate, their signature coffee, and seasonal apple cider. Maria’s Packaged Goods & Community Bar will be on hand to supply beer, wine, and mulled wine to those seeking out a little extra holiday spirit. Once the post-shopping hunger sets in, grab some savory snacks and sweet treats from Dia De Los Tamales, Puffs of Doom, and Black Dog Gelato.
If you’re feeling inspired by our Makers’ creativity, join in for yourself! Learn how to craft wood ornaments using reclaimed wood with Rebuilding Exchange, watch a live screen-printing tote bag demo hosted by Martha Stewart Living and Toyota, and take part in an assortment of other DIY craft workshops. Renegade Craft is extraordinarily pleased to announce our partnership with Martha Stewart Living, the Official Media Sponsor of the 2014 Renegade Craft Fair Holiday Tour.
Don’t forget to stop by the free-to-use Magnolia Photo Booth! Dress yourself in some funky props, pose, and commemorate your RCF visit with friends and family.
Getting There: The Chicago Holiday Market will be held at the Bridgeport Art Center at 1200 W. 35th St. We encourage you to walk, bike, take public transit or grab an Uber to our fair. Uber is sponsoring rides for our Chicago Holiday Market! New users can get up to $25 in Uber credits using the code RCF2014! To sign up, download the app or head to uber.com/go/RCF2014.
A complimentary trolley will bring shoppers to and from the Bridgeport Art Center and the Ashland Stop on the CTA Orange Line. Route directions to our Fair here.
Want to spread the word? Join our Facebook event and invite your friends. Grab our e-flyer and pass it around. Add #RenegadeCraftFair and #RenegadeChicago to your RCF-related Instagram pictures and tweets! We love seeing what our followers and makers are up to!
For more information about this event, please visit the Renegade Craft Fair website or browse the Makers on Pinterest.
Big Thanks to Our Chicago Sponsors: