It’s finally springtime in Chicago, and Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 13th! RedAvaDesigns will be at three events over the next two weeks, with free admission at all events!
On Saturday, May 5, I’ll be at the Independence Park Neighborhood Association 11th Annual Fine Craft Fair, at the Independence Park Gymnasium, 3945 N. Springfield Ave., Chicago 60618, from Noon to 4 p.m. Over 30 local artisans with original and handmade work will be there.
On Sunday, May 6, I’ll be co-hosting the Week Before Mother’s Day Pop Up Sale at newly-opened Susanhat, 7231 N. Sheridan Road, Chicago, from Noon to 5pm. I will be joined by store owner Susan Abelson of Susanhat (maker of one-of-a-kind hats from recycled materials), Jessica Snively of Milton and Margie’s Soy Wax Candles, and Joanne Vena, designer of vintage art aprons. We’ll have complimentary food and beverages too!
And on Wednesday, May 9, I’ll be at the Mother’s Day Gift Market at the Ravenswood Covenant Church at 4900 N. Damen, Chicago, from 4pm to 8pm, with over 20 local artisans. Sponsored by the Greater Ravenswood Chamber of Commerce.
I’m excited to announce that I will be in a 4-person show at the Evanston Art Center from April 6-26 in the first-floor gallery space. The show features four enamel artists who explore the boundaries of this beautiful medium, each in a unique way. In addition to jewelry, I’ll be showing all-new wall art and vessels, and all work is for sale.
On Friday, April 6, from 5-8pm, we’ll be having an opening reception for the show, with complimentary food and beverages. All artists will be present, so come out and meet us!
Here’s a sneak peek of artwork I’m creating for an upcoming 4-person enameling show at the Evanston Art Center. This one is called “Flower Girl”, collage enamel on steel. I’ve been experimenting with creating other enamel works in addition to jewelry, a fun and interesting challenge.
This Saturday, March 10, I’ll be returning to (30 minutes north of Milwaukee), sponsored by Cedarburg High School, featuring 80 artists from the Midwest exhibiting and selling their original work in many artistic disciplines. 10am-5pm.
RedAvaDesigns’ very first event of 2018 is the Handmade Market at The Empty Bottle, 1035 N. Western, Chicago, IL! I’ve been working on a few new collections and will be debuting them at the Handmade Market on Saturday, February 10, from 12 noon until 4pm. Walk next door to delicious Bite Cafe for a bite, grab a drink at The Empty Bottle while you shop, and pick up a Valentine’s Day Gift for a loved one or for yourself. More than 30 sellers will be on the premises.
Haven’t finished your holiday shopping yet? What, you haven’t started? Visit me at the Hyde Park Handmade Holiday Bazaar!
This Sunday, December 17, check out RedAvaDesigns’ latest work at the Hyde Park Handmade Holiday Bazaar at The Promontory, 5311 S. Lake Park Ave., Chicago, from 12-4 pm. Join us in The Promontory’s second-floor lounge for a gathering of the some of Chicago’s best artisan craft and food makers. Free admission, the bar is open, and brunch is being served downstairs, so make a day of it! All ages welcome.
This is my final event of 2017, so I hope you can make it!
This Saturday and Sunday, December 9 & 10, RedAvaDesigns will be at the Bucktown Holiday ArtShow, Holstein Park Field House, 2200 N. Oakley, Chicago, from 12-5 pm.
The Bucktown Holiday ArtShow offers art from all media, from ceramics to photography, watercolors to oils, jewelry to textiles. 100 artists participate in the ArtShow. Don’t miss out on the Silent Auction benefiting adults with developmental disabilities, where you can find great deals on donations from artists in the ArtShow.
EL PATRON will be the food truck offering delicious tacos, and live DJ AKUMAL will be providing great music for the event. $2/person at the door.
On Saturday, December 2, RedAvaDesigns will be at Waters Annual Holiday Craft Market, 4540 N. Campbell Ave. from
Shop local and handmade for the holidays!Come shop from 40 talented local artists bringing their amazing work right to your community. Support your Chicago public neighborhood school, and gather with neighbors and friends in the true spirit of the season for a fun-filled day of food (The Fat Shallot, Pierogi Wagon), local shopping, and community.
And on Sunday, December 3, we’ll be at Uprising Craft Holiday Market, Olivia’s Garden, 10730 S. Western, in Beverly, from 12-5 pm.
The Beverly Area Arts Alliance will host its 2nd annual Uprising Craft Holiday Market with more than 40 Illinois makers and artisans with a variety of unique, handmade items. Crème of the Crop food truck—a Beverly Art Walk favorite—and Coco’s Tamales will offer tasty treats, while Ruta Spenser, dj at St. Xavier University’s WXAV radio station, will spin not-your-average holiday tunes. Olivia’s Garden will also be selling Christmas trees and greenery.