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.
Treat yourself – or someone else – in the new year! This 15% off sale begins Thursday, January 18, and applies to sales in my Etsy shop. It expires on Sunday, January 21, at midnight.
The sale applies only to existing pieces in my shop, and not to custom orders. It may not be combined with any other discounts.
Happy New Year, and many thanks for your support!
Here is the link to my online store:
Holiday Shopping! Brunch! Cocktails! DJ! Fashion Show! Prizes!
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.
It’s Black Friday (November 24) for night owls! RedAvaDesigns is excited to be back at this 6th annual holiday shopping event along with over 30 highly curated booths offering handmade gifts for everyone on your holiday shopping list! Support your local artists while enjoying yummy Irish comfort food, your favorite spirits, and jolly holiday music!
Doors open at 5pm and the event runs until 10pm. The first 50 people through the door get a grab bag full of goodies. They won’t last long, so get here early!
Mrs Murphy and Sons Irish Bistro
3905 N. Lincoln Ave.
Chicago, IL 60613
RedAvaDesigns is kicking off the holiday season with two great events.
On Sunday, Nov. 12, I’ll be returning to the Emanuel Congregation Holiday Market, 5959 N. Sheridan Rd., Chicago, 10am-3pm. You’re sure to find unique, locally-made gifts at this family-friendly market. Admission and parking in the attached lot are free.
Friday, Nov. 17 marks the opening of the Evanston Art Center’s 15th Annual Winter Arts & Crafts Expo, at 1717 Central Street in Evanston, where I’ll have select jewelry for sale. The Expo will feature original work by more than 100 juried artisans.
Expo Hours: Mon-Fri 9am-9pm; Sat-Sun 9am-4pm; November 17 (opening day preview party) 6-9pm. A portion of the proceeds benefits the Art Center.