Thank you to the people at Dabble!

January 14th, 2015

Thank you to the people at Dabble for the review of our January show!


A HUGE thank you!

January 14th, 2015


Happy new year! Join us THIS Saturday.

January 7th, 2015

Handmade Market Chicago January 10, 2015 event web banner

THIS Saturday we’re starting the Winter craft season with our first show of 2015 and we’d love for you to join us!

the empty bottle ★ noon – 4:00PM ★ more than 30 amazing sellers

http://www.handmadechicago.com/

Shopping (Of course. . .) – Eating (A must. . .) – Drinking (Mmm!) – Enjoying (Mmmhmm!) – All in one place (Oh boy!)

Ring in the new year with something handmade while you meet some of the finest local artists and crafters! After you’ve worked up an appetite, grab something to eat at Bite cafe and have a drink at The Empty Bottle. Win/win.

We can’t wait to have you here. You’ll thank us and we thank you.

A complete list of sellers can be viewed on the official site as well as the event page.

We look forward to seeing you this Saturday!

https://www.facebook.com/events/744558908949610/

Join us THIS Saturday :-)

December 8th, 2014

Handmade Market Chicago December 13, 2014 event web banner

the empty bottle ★ noon – 4:00PM ★ more than 30 amazing sellers

http://www.handmadechicago.com/

Shopping ✔ Eating ✔ Drinking ✔ Enjoying ✔✔ All in one place ✔✔✔✔

Get your Christmas shopping done with some handmade influences! Eat until your heart’s content at Bite cafe and cozy up to a drink at The Empty Bottle.

You’ll love it and we’ll be glad to have you here. Bring one, tell one, bring some or tell some.

A complete list of sellers can be viewed on the official site as well as the event page.

We look forward to seeing you. Save the date!

https://www.facebook.com/events/319835028175887/

Join us next Saturday, March 8th at the Empty Bottle

February 28th, 2014

Lookie at what’s just around the corner. . .Yes. . .

Join us. You know you want to. Do it. Do it. Do it :-)

Next Saturday, you can find us:

Saturday, March 8th event web banner

Saturday, March 8th ★ Empty Bottle ★ noon – 4:00PM ★ more than 30 amazing sellers

** Come support local artists. There’s always something tasty at Bite cafe. Satisfy your thirst at the Empty Bottle. All in one place for your convenience. **

We look forward to seeing you. Bring a friend and/or spread the word.

A complete list of sellers can be viewed on the official site (http://www.handmadechicago.com/sellers) as well as the event page (https://www.facebook.com/events/1398055627081962).

The application for Winter 2014 is now closed.

November 16th, 2013

The application for the winter (January, February, March and April) Handmade Market is now closed.



All applications will be juried in November.



Sellers who are invited to sell this Winter will book tables through the same process where you book through the website and are able to choose which space you would like.



Thank you to all of those that applied.



Mark your calendar for our next show, Saturday, December 14th.

We look forward to seeing you.

Booking for the fall shows is closed until. . .

August 9th, 2013

Booking for the fall shows is closed until I return from vacation on Labor Day. Everyone who applied was approved to sell for at least one month. If you didn’t book yet, you will need to message me.

– Heather

Applications for the Fall 2013 shows are closed

July 31st, 2013

The applications for the October, November, and December Handmade Market are closed.

All applications will be juried at the beginning of August.

Sellers who are invited to sell this Fall will book tables through the same process where you book through the website and are able to choose which space you would like.

Thank you to all of those that applied.

We’ll see you in October.

Applications for the Fall 2013 shows close tomorrow

July 30th, 2013

Just a little friendly reminder:

Applications for the October, November, and December Handmade Market shows close tomorrow, Wednesday, July 31st.

Buy local. Buy handmade.

Handmade Market new Fall application process

July 14th, 2013

We have a new process for applying to sell at the 2013-2014 Handmade Market season. Incredible demand from interested sellers has made it necessary to move to a jury process for shows this year. The application is available now and will be accessible until the end of July. All applications will be juried at the beginning of August. Sellers who are invited to sell this fall will book tables through the same process where you book through the website are able to choose which space you would like. I will be traveling for 3 weeks as of August 10th so my goal is to get all the fall shows booked before that date. Willingness to be in either a 4 or 6 foot spot will increase your chances of being selected, as there is always more demand for 6 foot spaces.

The application can be found here: http://www.handmadechicago.com/seller_application

There are a couple of other changes for this season. In order to support the jury process and some additional promotional support, I need to raise the cost of tables. I am only increasing prices by $2 a table so 4 foot spaces will be $32 and 6 foot spaces will be $37. As always, I am trying to keep costs low and manageable for sellers.

There will also be a change in the cancellation policy. I will maintain a waiting list from the juried applicants and all cancellations will have to be through me. I will do my best to find a replacement from the waiting list for cancellations that I receive in a reasonable time frame. The cancellation fee this year will be $10. While I understand that emergencies occur, please do not book a space unless you are sure you are available for the show.

I know that there will be mixed reactions to these changes. Some of you have requested juried shows and others of you like the open to all old way. I have mixed feelings about the change as well, but am making the change to keep the Handmade Market strong and viable for years to come.

Happy crafting!
Heather