Friday, September 12, 2008

This Weekend: The Renegade Craft Fair in Chicago

When: September 13th and 14th, noon to 10pm
Where: Division St. between Damen and Hermitage, Chicago, IL in Wicker Park
What: The Renegade Craft Fair is a unique DIY event held 4 times a year in Brooklyn, Chicago, and San Francisco. It has gained a reputation over the last five years as being the biggest, best, and most well-known of all the DIY craft fairs out there. This year's event features over 300 artists selling their cool handmade wares.
This year's fair has been expanded to include fantastic live music from Northern State, Mahjongg, Hey Willpower, Califone, Pit er Pat, and The Living Blue. And on top of that, the entire event is completely free to attend! Click here for directions.

Prix-prix from the New Orleans Craft Mafia will be there with mountains of necktie wallets, necktie necklaces, recycled notebooks, purses, and more!

Some other great artists to check out at the Fair: Louisiana local Supermaggie, silkscreened handbags from Ryan Green, eco-friendly t-shirts from Partybots, city neighborhood posters from Ork Posters, vintage-looking ceramic jewelry from Olaria Studio, great jewelry from Loyalty & Blood and Erika Weiner, recycled book journals from Ex Libris Anonymous, recycled silk poppy pins from Foundling, porcelain pendants from Lusterbunny, fabulous handbags from MABeL and MADEBYHANK, screen printed totes and votives from maryink, amazing laser-cut jewelry from nervous system, gorgeous prints from Tugboat Printshop, and SO MUCH MORE! If you're in the area, don't miss this fair!

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