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Renegade Craft Fair Holiday Sale, the Worth Your Salt Pop-up Shop, and more



Artists of Eastbank Holiday Art Sale Original works by nine artists, priced under $200.  Sun 12/6, noon-5 PM, 1200 W. 35th, 4th floor,, free parking at Racine and 34th Place. 

Beverly Arts Center Studio Sale Paintings, photographs, etchings, and more by 32 Chicago artists. All work priced under $300.  Sat 12/5, 2:30-7:30 PM, Beverly Arts Center, 2407 W. 111th, 773-445-3838,

Chicago Waldorf School Holiday Fair Organic, natural, and handcrafted items, live music, a raffle, and craft demos.  Sat 12/5, 9 AM-4 PM, Chicago Waldorf School, 1300 W. Loyola, 773-465-2662, $5.

Christmas Bazaar and St. Nick's Breakfast Crafts, used books, baked goods, photos with Santa, and free gift wrapping.  Sat 12/5, 10 AM-4 PM, Sun 12/6, 9 AM-2:30 PM (pancake and sausage breakfast 9 AM-1 PM), Saint Gertrude Catholic Parish, 1420 W. Granville, 773-764-3621,

Cornelia Arts Building Holiday Show and Sale This juried event features work by more than 40 artists.  Opening reception Fri 12/4, 6-9 PM. Sat-Sun 12/5-12/6, 11 AM-5 PM, Cornelia Arts Building, 1800 W. Cornelia, 773-935-8094,

Do-Division Holiday Shopping Event Sales, restaurant specials, free horse-drawn carriage rides, and more, lasting through the evening.  Sat 12/5, 11 AM, Division between Ashland and Leavitt, 312-850-9390,

Fair Trade Groove Benefit Local jazz artist Typhanie Monique debuts her new CD Yule Tide Groove at this benefit for Chicago Fair Trade, which receives 15 percent of the evening's sales. Fair trade wine tastings, local beer, appetizers, and more.  Wed 12/9, 5:30-8:30 PM, Greenheart Shop, 1911 W. Division, 312-264-1625,

Fine Jewelry and Timepieces Auction Contemporary items from Tiffany & Co., Bulgari, Patek Philippe, Cartier, and others.  Sun-Mon 12/6-12/7, noon, Leslie Hindman Auctioneers, 1338 W. Lake, 312-280-1212,

Firebelly Pop-Up Shop Art, food, and fashion items by Art School Girl, Good Night TV, the Post Family, Plural, Delicious Design League, Rick Valicenti, and more. Proceeds benefit the Reason to Give charity.  Fri 12/4, 5-10 PM, Firebelly Design, 2701 W. Thomas, 2nd Floor, 773-489-3200,

Gifts of Affection Holiday Sale Original art and handmade items under $100. Corresponding art exhibition "Objects of Affection" opens 12/4 and continues through 1/9.  Sat 12/5 and 12/12, 11AM-7 PM. Fri 12/11, noon-7 PM. Sun 12/6 and 12/13, 11 AM-6 PM, Chicago Artists Coalition, 2010 W. Pierce, unit 101, 773-772-2385,

Vases by the Christopher Mosey Glass Studio (see One of a Kind Show and Sale)
  • Vases by the Christopher Mosey Glass Studio (see One of a Kind Show and Sale)

Glitter Discounted merchandise from more than 35 local designers and boutiques.  Thu 12/3, 11 AM-8 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington, 312-744-6630. 

Holiday Boutique Jewelry, etchings, sculpture, and more by 30 local artists.  Through 12/20: Thu-Fri 5-9 PM, Sat 11 AM-7 PM, Sun 1-5 PM, Simply Chicago Art, 1318 Oakton, Evanston, 847-738-0716,

Holiday Pottery Sale and Show Artwork by students and staff.  Sat 12/5, 6-10 PM, Lincoln Square Pottery Studio, 4150 N. Lincoln, 773-248-4430,

Holidaze Gift Bizarre This fundraiser for the Corn Productions theater company features homemade arts and crafts, a silent auction and raffle, and a cash bar.  Tue 12/8, 6-9 PM, Wishbone, 3300 N. Lincoln, 773-407-5186,

Holiday Show of Fine Craft Work by local artists including Judy Petacque, Joyce Rebora, and Mark Brown.  Reception Fri 12/4, 5-8 PM. 12/4-1/2: Tue-Fri 10:30 AM-5:30 PM, Sat 11 AM-5 PM (holiday hours start 12/20), Vale Craft Gallery, 230 W. Superior, 312-337-3525,

Hook Pottery Paper Exhibition and Sale Wood-fired pottery by Jon Hook and paper art made from indigenous plants by Andrea Peterson.  Reception Fri 12/4, 6-9 PM. Sat-Sun 12/5-12/6, 10 AM-6 PM, Loveleaf Press, 1211 N. Wood, 773-697-4205,

International Small Print Show and Holiday Sale More than 60 artists display hundreds of prints at this 20th annual show.  Opening party Sat-Sun 12/5-12/6, 11 AM-7 PM. Through 12/20: Tue-Sun noon-5 PM, Chicago Printmakers Collaborative, 4642 N. Western, 773-293-2070,

Irish American Heritage Center Christmas Bazaar and Bake Sale Works by local artisans, holiday treats, and visits from Santa Claus from 1 to 3 PM.  Sun 12/6, 9 AM-3 PM, Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox, 773-282-7035,

Lambs Farm Holiday Lights Gift & Craft Fair Fine art and craft items by more than 600 vendors. Lambs Farm serves adults with developmental disabilities.  Fri 12/4, 11AM-9 PM, Sat 12/5, 9 AM-7 PM, Sun 12/6, 10 AM-5 PM, Arlington Park Racetrack, 2200 W. Euclid, Arlington Heights, 847-694-2220,, $6 (free for children under 15).

Lillstreet Holiday Show Jewelry, paintings, ceramics, drawings, and more.  Holiday party Fri 12/4, 6-10 PM, open house with demos and workshops Sat 12/5, noon-5 PM. Through 12/31: Mon-Thu 10 AM-7:30 PM, Fri-Sat 10 AM-6 PM, Sun 10 AM-5 PM, Lillstreet, 4401 N. Ravenswood, 773-769-4226,

Lincoln Square Christkindl Market Traditional food and beer, ice sculptures, children's entertainment, and live music complement the neighborhood's German boutiques.  Fri 12/4, noon-10 PM, Sat 12/5, 9 AM-10 PM, Sun 12/6, 10 AM-7 PM, Lincoln Square, Lincoln and Leland,, $3 (kids free).

Logan Square Holiday Art Sale & Show Organized by the Chicago ARTillery Collective, this sale of handmade items by local artists takes place in two locations. Sat 12/5, 2-9 PM, 2328 and 2338 N. Milwaukee, 773-862-9609,

N.A.I.L.S. Holiday Art Sale and Silent Auction The collective Neighborhood Artists in Logan Square offers paintings, prints, jewelry, stained-glass panels, CDs, and more.  Sat 12/5, 2-8 PM, Sun 12/6, noon-5 PM, 2328 N. Milwaukee, 2nd floor,

Native American Holiday Bazaar More than 20 artists and craftspeople offer their wares.  Sat 12/5, 10 AM-5 PM, Sun 12/6, 10 AM-4 PM, Mitchell Museum of the American Indian, 3001 Central, Evanston, 847-475-1030,, $2.50-$5 suggested donation (includes museum admission).

One of a Kind Show and Sale More than 500 North American artists have original works in this juried sale.  Thu 12/3, noon-9 PM, Fri 12/4, 11 AM-9 PM, Sat 12/5, 10 AM-7 PM, Sun 12/6, 10 AM-5 PM, Merchandise Mart, 350 N. Orleans, 800-677-6278,, $12.

Renegade Craft Fair Holiday Sale This DIY extravaganza features more than 150 crafters. DJs spin both days, and a free trolley circulates between the fair and shops and bars along Division between Ashland and Hoyne.  Sat-Sun 12/5-12/6, 11 AM-7 PM, Pulaski Park Field House, 1419 W. Blackhawk, 312-742-7559,

Seeds of Change Marketplace This annual sale features fair-trade coffees, teas, chocolate, soaps, toys, and more.  Sat 12/5, 10 AM-4 PM, Berry United Methodist Church, 4754 N. Leavitt, 773-275-9735,

Worth Your Salt Pop-up Shop This temporary shop features objects by 19 emerging American designers who bring together "themes of industriousness and play."  Reception Thu 12/3, 5-9 PM. Through 12/11. Tue noon-6 PM, Wed-Fri noon-9 PM, Sat noon-6 PM, Sun noon-5 PM, Pavilion, 2055 N. Damen,


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