Chicago Market for Makers
Apr
6
to Apr 7

Chicago Market for Makers

Tickets on sale now!

Full list of makers: https://marketsformakers.com/pages/chicago-market-for-makers

Markets for Makers is heading to Chicago for the first ever Chicago Market for Makers located on the north side of Chicago inside the iconic Artifact Events Center. Come and discover tons of makers and emerging brands.

Once inside the door you will be able to enjoy a free DIY crown station, a full bar, food trucks, take photos at our many unique photo walls, music and more! April 6+7 from 12pm-5pm with a VIP hour from 11am-12pm! Tickets starting at $7 & kids under 12 free!

Find the building just off the Montrose Brown Line or Ravenswood Union Pacific N line! Free parking is ample and surrounding the building!

Makers apply at www.MarketsforMakers.com

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The Toy Factory Open House
Feb
16
6:00 PM18:00

The Toy Factory Open House

  • The Toy Factory Artist Studios (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Please join us for the annual OPEN HOUSE!
Here's your chance to see into the private studios of the artists as well as the work of visiting guest artists for one night ONLY:
Nut Factory (red brick) 3720 N Fratney St
Toy Factory (white building) 3707 Richards
(these building are connected by Nash St)

RSVP HERE!


TOY FACTORY ARTISTS AND GUESTS:
Jessica Laub
Jonathan Kirn
Derek d'Argrella
Josh Roy
Kevin Key
Jason Riekoff
Christina Thomas
Akai Coit
Amy Schmutte
Wes Tank
Shannon Molter
Bradley Burns

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Valentine's Pop-Up at West Elm Milwaukee
Feb
9
10:00 AM10:00

Valentine's Pop-Up at West Elm Milwaukee

Persika Design Co. is popping up at West Elm Saturday, February 9th!

Christina (Persika Design Co.) will be in the shop from 10am - 2pm selling Valentine’s Day cards, art prints and maybe even some original paintings and new-to-sale items!

This is a free event & all are invited to shop, peruse, chit-chat, etc.

I can't wait to see some of you folks there!!! Share the love & invite your friends. ♥


RSVP HERE!

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Final Exhibit MARNmentors 2018/19 Season
Feb
1
5:30 PM17:30

Final Exhibit MARNmentors 2018/19 Season

Opening Reception
Friday February 1
5:30-9pm
17 Mentors and 21 Mentees all worked very hard this past year to create this final phenomenal event. Visual artists, Musicians and Spoken Word artists will be on hand to entertain and inspire.
Works available for sale.
The exhibit runs through March 8th

The MARNmentors program is made possible through grants from the Brico Fund and the Greater Milwaukee Foundation (GMF).

RSVP HERE!

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Good Day Market Holiday Edition
Dec
7
to Dec 8

Good Day Market Holiday Edition

Good Day Market is a highly curated (free) shopping event featuring food, drinks, handmade goods and the artisans that make them. This year we're featuring 45+ midwest makers and a curated retail section. More details on line-up and experiences coming soon. In the meantime, mark your calendars & invite your friends.

RSVP ON FACEBOOK!

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Madison Makers Black Friday Market & Pub-Crawl
Nov
23
12:00 PM12:00

Madison Makers Black Friday Market & Pub-Crawl

Get out and shop local this Black Friday! The second ever Madison Makers Black Friday Market & Pub-Crawl is taking place this November 23rd, from noon to 5pm. 

Persika Design Co. will be vending at The Brink Lounge!

RSVP ON FACEBOOK!

This event has a variety of local and regional area makers assembled at The Brass Ring, The Brink Lounge, High Noon Saloon, Bos Meadery, Old Sugar Distillery and Giant Jones Brewing Co, enjoying drinks and selling their various goods. 

This is a family friendly event, with fun shopping for the entire family!

Find gifts within the handmade community and meet the makers who create what you take home in categories like knit wear, candles, jewelry, paper goods, bath and body products, baked goods, kids toys, wood working, embroidery, fiber arts, photography, live sketching... and the list goes on! 

There will also be a kids craft corner run by Wendi Kent at the Brink Lounge! This kids craft corner is FREE though donations are highly appreciated. More info on this to come! 

This event is free and no tickets are needed to come and enjoy the fun! You only pay for the items you want to buy from vendors, and the drinks or food you want to consume. 

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Pop-Up at West Elm Milwaukee
Nov
17
10:00 AM10:00

Pop-Up at West Elm Milwaukee

Persika Design Co. is popping up at West Elm Saturday, November 17th to kickstart your holiday gift shopping with a healthy dose of color & fun! 

Christina (Persika Design Co.) will be in the shop from 10am - 3pm selling her brand new art prints, greeting cards, 2019 calendars, original art, and other handmade home and gift items.

This is a free event & all are invited to shop, peruse, chit-chat, etc.

I can't wait to see some of you folks there!!! Share the love & invite your friends. ♥

RSVP HERE

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LIVE  Watercolor & Mixed Media Floral Painting Workshop
Nov
10
4:00 PM16:00

LIVE Watercolor & Mixed Media Floral Painting Workshop

Christina from Persika Design Co. & The Ruby Tap in Mequon host watercolor novices, wine connoisseurs, & flower lovers alike for this one-day, two-hour painting workshop on Saturday, November 10th. 

Grab a drink at your favorite neighborhood wine bar & settle in as Christina teaches you firsthand her unique techniques for combining painting & drawing in mixed media artworks. Enjoy the old school method of painting from actual still life subjects – i.e. gorgeous floral arrangements at your table! 

Early bird tickets are $38! General admission tickets are $45.
Buy tickets on Eventbrite HERE


EACH ATTENDEE WILL: 

- Receive their own kit of art supplies with the same hand-selected brands & products that Christina uses to make her own paintings 

- Create their own one-of-a-kind painting with guidance

- Learn intermediate-level watercolor and mixed media painting techniques

* The Ruby Tap will offer specials on their wines on tap! 


Christina can't wait to meet you & answer any questions you may have so that you can get started on your own art practice!

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VENDOR (Mpls) at Sociable Summer: Market Fest III
Sep
8
12:00 PM12:00

VENDOR (Mpls) at Sociable Summer: Market Fest III

Persika Design Co. is going to MINNEAPOLIS!!! & I'm so excited!

Minneapolis Craft Market returns to Sociable Cider Werks on September 8th Noon - 5 PM. 

"We have a different lineup of makers each time, so visit us all summer long. Our markets are always dog and family-friendly, so bring the whole crew, sip, shop, and spend the day with us.

MEET YOUR MAKER
With a rotating selection of makers, Minneapolis Craft Market is a mobile marketplace to discover emerging artists and new design talent of the North." 

RSVP HERE!

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VENDOR at Madison Makers Market
May
12
12:00 PM12:00

VENDOR at Madison Makers Market

Madison Makers Market is having their third Market and Pub-Crawl Saturday, May 12. 

Shop over 50 vendors with a drink in hand! RSVP HERE!

The Madison Makers Spring Market & Pub-Crawl will have a variety of local area makers assembled at The Brass Ring, High Noon Saloon, The Brink Lounge, Bos Meadery, and Old Sugar Distillery enjoying drinks and selling their various goods. 

Community Unity Arts will also be present hosting a pop-up photo shoot on the patio at High Noon Saloon, where photographer Amanda Swan of CUA will have a backdrop and fun props for kids and families to have their photos taken! The photo shoot pop-up is FREE but donations are highly appreciated as all funds will be directed back to CUA and future community art events.

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Art of Water Opening Reception
May
4
5:30 PM17:30

Art of Water Opening Reception

ART OF WATER II:

An exhibition celebrating our most vital resource. RSVP HERE!

Water is the most crucial resource for life. James May Gallery is seeking all mediums of work to be included in an exhibition focusing on water. The work could be about serious topics such as water conservation and protection, but it could also be about the simple beauty of water. There is something about water that attracts and fascinates us. It is our hope that by celebrating the beauty and necessity of water in all our lives that we can better protect it.


Participating Locations: James May Gallery, JM North, Steele Street Trading Co. Gallery, Jabberwock Gallery, and Studio, Clay on Steele, Steele Street Hopps, von Stiehl Winery. 


Event Schedule:

Art Openings on Historic Steele Street: Friday, May 4th from 5:30-8

-Art celebrating water from over 100 regional & national artists
-Water's Edge Artists- Painters for Preservation- will be painting around Algoma 9am-dusk
-Food Truck- Pay it Forward Ethiopian Food Truck
-Music

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