Renegade Craft Fair

January 7, 2020

2020 Perspective

2020 Perspective

Over these past 18 years, we’ve been growing and striving and connecting with communities from coast to coast ~ following our intuition and desire to bring our vision to as many people as possible. Change has been the only constant as we have ebbed and flowed from city to city and venue to venue, always aiming to make Renegade the best it can be. Renegade’s essence, really, is change: exemplified so perfectly through the course of a Fair’s setup and breakdown. And so! In this seminal 2020 year, we’re welcoming change as a guide to the future as we enter a new decade.

First off – Chicago! We were given the news last year that we wouldn’t be able to return to two of our venues in Pilsen and Bridgeport, so we had to widen our scope and find new horizons for our small business, community of creatives, and attendees. Therefore, we will be setting up shop in Andersonville this June and in Fulton Market this Winter! It’s always bittersweet when moving from one beloved neighborhood to another, but we’re excited to see what these opportunities will allow for us, our creatives and fans from around the city as we continue to flow with change.

This year also marks us taking a break from our two newest city additions, Detroit and Miami. We love our communities in these cities, and are hopeful to find new opportunities for each in the coming years that are sustainable for our small business as well as the artists we serve. We can’t say a big enough thank you to all our friends, supporters, and participants in both of these special places and would love to hear from any collaborators interested in teaming up to make something special happen!

Last but not least, we’re looking ahead for new opportunities in London for 2020. While we have some good ideas percolating, we’d love to hear from you if you produce an event, have a space, run a festival or something similar and would like to collaborate! Hit us up by filling out our contact form here

Amidst these changes, we are thrilled and grateful to continue to build momentum with you at all our other events throughout the year. We’re driven to create better than ever experiences, are inspired to build upon our strengths, and be thoughtful and intentional in our path forward – always in support of the creative economy.

We’re looking forward to a balanced and successful 2020 Renegade season with you. You can find our calendar here, so save the date! We are so, so grateful for all of you, and can’t wait for all the beautiful change to come. ☺︎