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Mother's Day MArket

Ravenswood Farmers Market

Wednesday May 10th, 2023 // 4p-8p

4900 N Damen Ave, Chicago IL 60625

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Your mom deserves better than plastic, assembly-line trinkets delivered by an Amazon drone! Need help finding the perfect gift? 

We’ll be outdoors at the site of the Ravenswood Farmers Market --- just a block south of beautiful Winnemac Park. Shop from neighborhood retailers, local artists, & Farmers Market favorites - including flower baskets from Patyk Farms & Greenhouse! Other vendors will offer great Mother’s Day gifts like sweets & baked goods, beauty and skincare essentials, handmade jewelry and artwork, & more.

Enjoy live music by Farmers Market favorite Teel Short, thanks to our partners at Ravenswood Covenant Church.

Deerfield Art Festival

June 3rd + 4th, 2023 // 10a - 5p

821 Park Ave Deerfield, IL 60015

The Deerfield Art Festival is filling Park Avenue with 80+ original artists on June 3-4.  Enjoy free entry and easy, free street parking or arrive via the Deerfield Metra stop. Get your steps in – accessible and easy to walk! Start your day downtown with coffee & breakfast, then head to the fest to paint a masterpiece at our live painting class or stop in the Kid Zone. Break for lunch and enjoy a cold beer, lemonade, & delicious snacks at the fest. Be sure to look for Kid’s Art Stop and Live Art Demo signs to get interactive with the artists.  Many of Deerfield’s great restaurants, cafes and retail stores are open all weekend.

Enter to win a $100 Art Fest Gift Card to spend at the fest!

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Gold Coast Art Festival

June 17th + 18th, 2023 // 10a - 5p

Grant Park, Chicago IL  

Celebrating 65 years, the Gold Coast Art Fair returns to Chicago’s Grant Park! This award-winning, family-friendly art fair welcomes 200 juried artists from around the country and draws thousands of art enthusiasts from Chicago and beyond, creating an exceptional retail art experience. Paintings, sculpture, jewelry, ceramics, mixed media and more will be exhibited and available for purchase. Live music stages in various locations along with delicious food, beer, wine and sangria add to the festive atmosphere. $10 admission per person, per day, will benefit Chicago Furniture Bank. Kids 12 and under are admitted for free. Easy parking is available in the Millennium Parking Garage right off Columbus Street. The show is handicap accessible and wheel friendly. Attendees are invited to bring their gently used wall art to the festival where it will be donated to the Chicago Furniture Bank, a nonprofit that distributes furnishings and art to those leaving shelters and moving into permanent housing. 

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Chicago ARtisian Market

Sunday, July 16th // 10a - 4p

Fulton Market 

401 N. Morgan St. Chicago, IL 

The Chicago Artisan Market features the best of Chicago & the Midwest in food, fashion, home and art. Our vendors are small businesses run by people who carry on the City’s rich history as a “city that works.”  The sheer ingenuity and passion that goes into making their products is a cause for celebration, so we created a market to do just that! We are dedicated to our mission of supporting independently owned, local businesses. There are strong economic reasons why communities should support local artisans and independent, small businesses.

They hire local. They pay taxes locally that fund our schools, parks, trains, hospitals, public safety and infrastructure. They grow faster than big companies. They enrich our culture. They are the soul of our neighborhoods. 

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Nearly two-thirds of the small businesses we work with are either women-owned or minority-owned. Join us for the Chicago Artisan Market, and celebrate the fact that nearly every successful business starts small.

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