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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
December 22nd, 2011
Here at Handmade Market Chicago, we want to officially thank the sellers and visitors for making 2011 such a blast and success; ending the year with a bang. The last show of 2011, December 10, closed our craft season on a high note. Let’s make 2012 just as good, if not better.
HMM’s first show of 2012 is Saturday, January 14 — noon – 4:00PM. Mark your calendars. The sellers list and event banner will be listed soon.
Thanks for your support year after year. Buy local. Buy handmade.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. We’ll see you next year.
- Handmade Market Chicago
December 6th, 2011
Do some Christmas shopping with a handmade touch. We’ll see you then.
November 8th, 2011
Keep this in mind while doing your Christmas shopping. We’ll see you Saturday.
November 2nd, 2011
Winter 2012 dates (January through April) are now on sale. All shows are at the Empty Bottle. Please review all of the show details below and in the To Sell section to make sure you are an approved seller before booking.
We are going to continue with the second Saturday of the month from October to April.
Here are the dates:
October 8, 2011
January 14, 2012
There are a couple of changes this season.
1. The threshold is being increased for the approval of sellers. Here are the new guidelines.
All of your items must be handmade by you. In addition, the components you use must be handmade by you or significantly altered from their original state. This second requirement applies most often but not exclusively to jewelry sellers. Examples that would qualify would be silver smithing, upcycling, chainmaille, fused or blown glass, resin work, etc.
If you have been an approved seller in the past and are not sure how this new requirement impacts you, please email: Heather.
2. Prices will stay the same as this year. The cancellation fee is being increases to $10. Keeping and maintaining a waiting list and filling cancellations takes a significant amount of time and energy and we would like to discourage cancellations as much as possible. As always, if you arrange for a suitable and approved replacement on your own, there is no fee.
3. If you haven’t sold with us before and have not been approved to sell, you should take care of that now. Tables sell quickly and you can’t book until you are approved.
October 9th, 2011
The first show of the season felt more like a summer day and the foot traffic was ample too. Thanks to everyone who attended and participated in this season’s first Fall 2011 Handmade Market. Mark your calendars for out next show, November 12th. We’ll see you then.