Hello Everyone! We are so excited to be back in our hometown for our Chicago Summer Market! Our annual Fair is taking place on Division St. between Damen and Ashland tomorrow, September 6 – Sunday, September 7, 2014. From 11am – 6pm you’ll be able to shop our largest, curated selection of today’s best and brightest Makers while you enjoy workshops, art installations, food and booze, DJs, and more. And, as always, it’s free!
At our flagship fair, shoppers will find a variety of outstanding handmade goods at the Fair – ranging from one-of-a-kind jewelry, stationery, clothing and accessories, to leather goods, art prints, ceramics and much more. You can preview this year’s line up of 300+ talented makers, food and drink, and workshops here.
Bring your friends and family to shop local and handmade! DJs from Reckless Records will be spinning both days to keep the atmosphere lively as you peruse each booth. Take your pick of food options from Mana Food Bar, Dia De Los Tamales, Seasons Sodas, and Chicago’s Doghouse among other artisan food vendors. Protea Wine will be selling and sampling wine, plus Goose Island and Tito’s Vodka will be offering beer and spirits all weekend! So, grab a drink to pair with your lunch and the shopping fun.
Need a caffeine pick-me-up? Coffee will be provided by La Colombe Torrefaction and Bow Truss Coffee Roasters. Sweet treats will be provided by Blue Sky Bakery and Cafe, Black Dog Gelato, and Puffs of Doom.
Feeling inspired by all of our Makers’ creativity? Get crafty at several workshops hosted by The Chicago School of Shoemaking, Kuhina Nui Ka’ahumanu Hawaiian Civic Club, Urban Threads Studio, and more! Plus, support a great cause at the BERNINA sewing workshop. You’re invited to Sew Pink for the Cause by sewing a quilt block in support of breast cancer awareness. Each quilt block will be sewn together as a lap quilt and donated to the Breast Health Center at Rush-Copley Medical Center in Aurora, to help provide comfort for patients during their treatment.
You can also shop a selection of vintage vendors at The Vintage Bazaar‘s pop-up on Wolcott Street, browse a variety of arts-related and animal rescue non-profit organizations on Wood Street, and commemorate your visit in the free Magnolia Photo Booth.
Renegade Craft Fair Eats + Treats Map: If you’re a maker or visitor in Chicago, we’ve collected some recommended eateries + coffee shops for your convenience! Check out our Google Map here (you can even add in your favorite spot, too).
Getting There: You can find our outdoor fair in Wicker Park on Division St. between Damen and Ashland. We encourage you to walk, bike, take public transit or grab an Uber to our fair. Uber is sponsoring rides for our Chicago Summer Market! If you are new to Uber, use the promo code RENEGADECHI to get 2 free rides (up to $15). To sign up, download the app or head to uber.com/go/RenegadeChi.
You can 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
to your RCF-related Instagram pictures and tweets! We love seeing what our followers and makers are up to!
We are extraordinarily pleased to announce our new partnership with Martha Stewart Living, the Official Media Sponsor of Renegade Craft Fair Chicago and all Renegade 2014 flagship events. Keep an eye out for our ad in the September issue of Martha Stewart Living!
For more information about this event, please visit the Renegade Craft Fair website, Facebook event, or browse the Makers on Pinterest.
Special thanks our Chicago sponsors: