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Listings of holiday craft fairs, trunk shows, open studios, and special gallery events will run through December. Send information to artlistings@chicagoreader.com.

See chicagoreader.com for updates throughout the month. Admission is free unless otherwise noted.

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Artisans 21 Gallery Chicago's oldest artist cooperative presents its 30th annual holiday group show and sale of fine art and crafts. a Through Sun 12/31: Sat 10 AM-6 PM, Sun noon-5 PM, Tue-Fri noon-6 PM, Artisans 21 Gallery, 5225 S. Harper, 773-288-7450.

Bucktown Holiday ArtShow This eighth annual sale includes work by 50 different artists each weekend. Friday ArtNosh offers food and drinks while shopping. a ArtNosh Fri 7-10 PM, $5. Through Sun 12/17: Sat-Sun 11 AM-5 PM, 1914 N. Milwaukee, 312-409-4658, bucktownpromotions.com, $2.

Christkindlmarket Chicago Inspired by the German Christmas Market in Nuremberg, this 11th annual event features hand-blown ornaments, handmade toys, nutcrackers, cuckoo clocks, delicate laces, scarves, sweaters, and jewelry from around the world. Gluhwein, a hot spiced red wine, will be served in signature mugs. German and other European delicacies will also be available. a Through Sun 12/24: Sun-Thu 11 AM-8 PM, Fri-Sat 11 AM-9 PM, Richard J. Daley Civic Center Plaza, 50 W. Washington, 312-644-2662, christkindlmarket.com.

Gallery 37 Store Original items created by Gallery 37 apprentice artists. a Closed Fri-Sat 12/8-12/9, work will be featured at the One-of-a-Kind show at the Merchandise Mart instead. Regular hours Mon-Fri 10 AM-6 PM, Sat 11 AM-4 PM, Gallery 37 Store, 66 E. Randolph, 312-744-7274.

Greenleaf Art Center Gift Shop Moderately priced paintings, drawings, prints, jewelry, glass art and ornaments, T-shirts, hats, and more by the center's artists. a Daily noon-6 PM, Sat 12/9 and 12/16, 10 AM-6 PM, Mon-Thu 12/18-12/21, 10 AM-8 PM, Greenleaf Art Center, 1806 W. Greenleaf, 773-465-4652 or greenleafartcenter.com.

Holiday Bazaar Hundreds of fine crafts from more than 60 artisans, priced from $5 to $1,000. a Through Sat 12/23: Wed-Fri noon-7 PM, Sat-Sun noon-4 PM, Woman Made and Artisan Gallery, 685 N. Milwaukee, 312-738-0400.

Holiday Exhibition and Sale Fine crafts by more than 50 artists. a Through Sat 12/30, Tue-Fri 10:30 AM-5:30 PM, Sat 11 AM-5 PM, Vale Craft Gallery, 230 W. Superior, 312-337-3525 or valecraftgallery.com.

Holiday Show and Sale Discounted sculptures, paintings, and fine-art photography by artists exhibiting in 2006. a Through Sat 12/23: Tue-Fri 10 AM-6 PM, Sat 10 AM-8 PM, Blake Palmer Gallery, 1656 N. Bosworth, 773-384-4142 or blakepalmergallery.com.

Lillstreet Annual Holiday Exhibition and Sale Gifts created by Lillstreet studio artists and more than 100 others from around the country. a Free kids' activities, Sat-Sun through 12/23, noon-3 PM. Sale runs through Mon 1/8, Mon-Thu 10 AM-7:30 PM, Fri-Sat 10 AM-6 PM, Sun 10 AM-5 PM, Lillstreet Art Center, 4401 N. Ravenswood, 773-769-4226 or lillstreet.com.

Morlen Sinoway Atelier Home accessories and holiday gift items with sales benefiting Chicago Honey Co-op and Artisans Angkor Cambodian Co-op. a Through Sat 12/23: Mon-Fri 10 AM-5 PM, Sat-Sun 11 AM-5 PM, Morlen Sinoway Atelier, 1052 W. Fulton Market, 312-432-0100 or morlensinoway.com.

Santa's Workshop Handmade Hanukkah, Christmas, and Kwanzaa gifts starting at $1. Made by artists, non-artists, or participants in the Differently Minded Art Studio program. a Through Sat 12/23: Sat 11 AM-4 PM, Liz Long Gallery, Urban Art Retreat, 1957 S. Spaulding, 773-542-9126 or urbanartretreat.org.

The Shop at the Cultural Center Trunk shows featuring different local designers and artisans each week. This week it's stained glass jewelry and pendants by Lorien Menhennett. a Through Sat 12/30: Sat 11 AM-3 PM, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington, 312-744-6630.

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2006 Holiday Mini Craft Show Artful ceramics, jewelry, garments, and furniture crafted in small studios. a Fri-Sat 12/8-12/9, 10 AM-5 PM, Hilton Garden Inn, Lakeshore Room, 1818 Maple, Evanston.

Holiday Art Sale Paintings, drawings, and photographs by Lisa Kowalski, Shawna Molenaar Schooneveld, Mariellen Johnson, and Leslie Schwartz. a Fri-Sat 12/8-12/9, 11 AM-7 PM, 2511 W. Maypole, 312-733-0028 or 312-455-1064.

One-of-a-Kind Show and Sale Chicago Featuring hundreds of artists, artisans, and designers. a Through Sun 12/10: Fri 11 AM-8 PM, Sat 10 AM-8 PM, Sun 10 AM-5 PM, Merchandise Mart, 350 N. Orleans, merchandisemart.com/oneofakindshow, 800-677-6278.

Tactile and Textile Trunk show featuring artist Cathy Boyd's glass jewelry and Elizabeth Garver's hand-dyed silk garments. a Opening reception Fri 12/8, 7-9 PM, sale Sat 12/9, 10 AM-6 PM, At the Gallery, 135 N. Oak Park, Oak Park, 708-445-9793 or atthegallery.com.

XII Group show, art demos, and holiday treats. a Fri 12/8, 6-10 PM, 4Art, Inc, 1932 S. Halsted, 312-850-1816 or 4artinc.com.

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Artists of the Heartland Holiday Sale a Sat 12/9, 9 AM-4 PM, No Exit Cafe, 6970 N. Glenwood, 773-743-3355.

Big Cat Press Studio Sale Up to 30 percent off limited-edition etchings by Tony Fitzpatrick; refreshments served. a Sat 12/9, noon-6 PM, Big Cat Press, 2124 N. Damen, 773-342-5381.

Delilah's Holiday Show Jewelry, mixed media art, and ornaments. a Sat 12/9, noon-5, Delilah's, 2771 N. Lincoln, 773-472-2771. Free to shop upstairs, holiday beer tasting downstairs $20, 21+.

Eidolon Art Studio Second annual holiday gallery show featuring seven artists working in photography, sculpture, ceramics, silk screening, graffiti art, leather crafts, and batik. a Sat 12/9, 7-10 PM, Eidolon Art Studio, 7001 N. Glenwood, 773-381-5462 or eidolonartstudio.com.

Eric Futran Studio Sale Food and culinary photography; a portion of proceeds benefits the Roscoe Village Education Coalition. a Sat 12/9 and Sat 12/16, 11 AM-5 PM, 3454 N. Bell, coach house, 773-525-5020 or eric@chefshots.com.

Holiday Art Show Gala Featuring locally produced holiday ornaments, sculptures, prints, and more. a Reception and party Sat 12/9, 3-9 PM. Through Sun 12/31: Mon-Wed, Fri 11-7 PM, Thu 11-8 PM, Sat 10 AM-6 PM, Sun noon-5 PM, Holiday Shoppe, 2151 W. Division, 773-276-5200 or windycityvespa.com.

Holiday Bazaar Small artist-made gift items including jewelry and soaps. a Sat-Sun 12/9-12/10, noon-8 PM, Glessner Coach House, 1800 S. Prairie, 312-326-1480.

J.P. Studio Artists Group Show and Holiday Art Sale One-of-a-kind and limited-edition work in a variety of media. Silent auction benefiting the Greater Chicago Food Depository. a Sat 12/9, 1-9 PM, J.P. Studio, 2059 W. 95th, 773-418-9953 or 773-779-4991.

Made in Rogers Park: Holiday Bazaar Original items including jewelry, textiles, soaps, and more. a Sat 12/9, 10 AM-3 PM, Loyola Park, 1230 W. Greenleaf, 773-262-8605.

Renegade Craft Fair Holiday Sale The first winter edition of the popular late-summer fair featuring more than 100 crafters, food, and DJs. a Sat-Sun 12/9-12/10, noon-5 PM, Pulaski Park Field House, 1419 W. Blackhawk, renegadecraft.com.

Sarmite Wearable Art Trunk show featuring vintage-inspired coat designs by Sarmite Svilis and Diaga Henson. a Sat 12/9, 10 AM-5 PM, Sun 12/10, 11 AM-4 PM, Ware in the World, 609 Dempster, Evanston, 847-424-9609.

Small Print Show and Holiday Open House Members of the Chicago Printmakers Collaborative and invited guests sell a variety of print media, most priced under $100. a Sat-Sun 12/9-12/10, noon-7 PM, Chicago Printmakers Collaborative, 4642 N. Western, 773-293-2070.

Winter Arts + Crafts Expo Fourth annual juried show of one-of-a-kind gifts created by local artisans. a Nonjuried student sale Sat-Sun 12/9-12/10, 11 AM-5 PM, Winter Expo through Sat 12/16: Mon-Thu noon-6 PM, Fri noon-8 PM, Sat-Sun 11 AM-5 PM, Evanston Art Center, 2603 Sheridan, Evanston, 847-475-5300 or evanstonartcenter.org.

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Christmas Bazaar Handmade and fairly traded gifts including items from 10,000 Villages, the Chicago Peace Museum, and Concern America. a Sun 12/10, noon-3 PM, Wellington United Church of Christ, 615 W. Wellington.

The Holiday Show Juried show featuring jewelers, ceramists, painters, textile artists, and more. Architectural Artifacts also holds its annual sale. a Sun 12/10, 10 AM-5 PM, Architectural Artifacts, 4325 N. Ravenswood, 773-263-5882.

HotHouse Holiday Market Handmade gifts from area artisans. a Sun 12/10 and 12/17, 11 AM-6 PM, HotHouse, 31 E. Balbo, 312-362-9707 or hothouse.net.

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Hideout Annual Holiday Sale Handmade jewelry, garments, and other crafts by local artisans. a Tue 12/12 and 12/19, 6 PM, Hideout, 1354 W. Wabansia, 773-227-4433 or hideoutchicago.com, 21+.

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Chicago Art Brigade Holiday Open House Showcases the work of local artists, including jewelry, photos, ceramics, knits, soaps, stationery, and more. a Wed 12/13, 7-11 PM, Fizz Bar & Grill, upstairs room, 3220 N. Lincoln, chicagoartbrigade.com.

Art accompanying story in printed newspaper (not available in this archive): photo/Kat Ramsland (necklaces).

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