The Edgewater Arts Festival is happening this weekend, September 24-25 on Granville, east of Broadway. Hours are 11am-6pm. I will be in booth #62 (just east of Winthrop St.) and I hope to see you there!
Now in its fourth year, the Edgewater Arts Festival is rapidly growing into one of Chicago’s premier artistic events. It combines fine art with a unique, contagious “block party” atmosphere. Each year, the Festival hosts an impressive multi-cultural and multi-generational lineup of Chicago artists and attracts thousands of art lovers and buyers coming from all over the city.
I’m excited to be back at the 14th Annual Ravenswood ArtWalk this weekend, September 10-11, from 11am-6pm. I’ll be located on Ravenswood at Berteau, booth #2 at the RAW Street Fest!
At the center of the ArtWalk is the RAW Street Fest, which features over 50 exhibitors, two stages of live music, the craft beer garden, a children’s activity corner and food truck roundup.
For over 14 years, RAW has grown into what it is today; a dynamic celebration of the arts that features over 150 artists and 50 venues, while placing special focus on the diverse talents of the Ravenswood Corridor.
I’ve been working on several brand-new pieces for the upcoming 15th Annual Glenwood Avenue Arts Festival, one of my favorite events of the year. Check them out this Saturday and Sunday, August 20-21, from 11am-9pm. The fest is located at Morse and Glenwood, in Rogers Park. Admission is free. I’m in Booth 170, on Morse just west of Glenwood!
This Sunday, August 7, RedAvaDesigns will be at the Made in Chicago Market, sponsored by the Chicago Reader, at Plumbers Hall, 1340 W. Washington, from 11am-5pm. Find locally-made jewelry, accessories, apparel, housewares, and more, along with delicious food and drink vendors. Indoors, air-conditioned, free admission and parking!
The Hyde Park Handmade Bazaar is this Sunday, July 24, at The Promontory, 2nd floor, 5311 S. Lake Park West (behind Akira), from 11am-4pm. Indoors and air conditioned! Join RedAvaDesigns in the Promontory’s beautiful music venue for a gathering of some of the area’s best artisans and farmers, while listening to Hyde Park’s finest deejays spinning soulful soundtracks to your shopping. Admission is free, the bar is open, and brunch is being served downstairs, so make a day of it!
RedAvaDesigns will be back again with Coterie Chicago at the Pitchfork Music Festival, July 15-17 in Union Park, 1501 W. Randolph, Friday 3-10pm, Saturday & Sunday, 12-10pm. Coterie Chicago is an annual market that features a selection of artists, makers, and creative service providers during the three-day event.
RedAvaDesigns has two great events in June at opposite ends of the city!
This weekend, June 4 & 5, I’ll be at the Hyde Park Community Art Fair at Bixler Park, 57th Street and Kenwood, from 11am to 6pm, both days. Started in 1974, this is one of the oldest art fairs in the country and runs concurrently with the 57th Street Art Fair. There’s a large food court and food trucks nearby, music, and kids’ activities too.
Beginning on June 3, RedAvaDesigns will be have select pieces in the Evanston Made Pop Up Gallery and Store at the Evanston Art Center, 1717 Central Street, Evanston, IL. The event opens on June 3, from 5-9pm and runs until June 30. Regular hours are 11am-6pm. Hosted by the Evanston Art Center, the Pop-Up Gallery and Store features locally created wares in categories from ceramics to jewelry to housewares.
Victory Gardens Theater contacted me to provide jewelry for the promotional photography for their newest production, The House That Will Not Stand, set in 1836 New Orleans, and opening in June. I sat in on the photo shoot and took a few pics of my own. It was exciting to see the actors wearing my pieces! Can’t wait to see the photographer’s work.
RedAvaDesigns’ first outdoor event of 2016 is Handmade Chicago, this Saturday and Sunday, May 14-15, at Plumbers Hall, 1340 W. Washington. This juried festival features all original, handmade items including jewelry, art, soaps and body products, candles and home goods.
There will be live music by Cirrus Falcon, delicious food from Fresh & Fruity Concessions, Home Bakery, Dumpling House, The NutMan Company, and Tiki 2 Nite, and a youth art tent for children to create clay works of art.
Admission and parking are free and open to the public.
Mother’s Day is almost upon us! RedAvaDesigns will be at the 9th Annual Pre-Mother’s Day Fine Craft Fair. The event is held in the Independence Park Gymnasium, located at 3945 N. Springfield (Irving Park, just east of Pulaski), this Saturday, May 7, from 12 noon until 4pm.
The Fine Craft Fair will feature original, handmade-only craft items such as jewelry, textiles, glass, ceramics, pet products, apparel, and home accessories. Sponsored by the Greater Independence Park Neighborhood Association with free admission.