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

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!

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

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!

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 ( as well as the event page (

Goodbye 2011 and hello 2012. Thank you for the support.

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

HMM has a show this saturday – mark your calendars.

December 6th, 2011

Do some Christmas shopping with a handmade touch. We’ll see you then.

Handmade Holiday Pledge 2011

November 8th, 2011

Keep this in mind while doing your Christmas shopping. We’ll see you Saturday.

Winter 2012 dates are now on sale.

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
November 12
December 10
January 14, 2012
February 11
March 10
April 14

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.



Fall 2011. First show of the season. 80º+. Thanks.

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.