Mark Your Calendars for a Virtual Pop-up Market featuring one-of-a-kind goods in support of local theatermakers and community artisans
Twenty-five Chicago artisans will showcase more than 200 homemade wares in an online pop-up shop, December 3–6, 2020. From jewelry to ceramics, knitwork, and more, this is not only a one-stop-shop for bespoke and beautifully made gifts, but a celebration of the talent and resilience of our city’s creative community.
All of the participating makers are members of the creative sector, including onstage performers, backstage technicians, designers, and community artist partners from the Theater’s annual Chicago Shakespeare in the Parks program who have been impacted by the COVID-19 industry shutdown. One hundred percent of proceeds from the market will go directly to the artisans.
A full list of the Holiday Artisan Market makers and their signature items will be announced soon.
This Week’s Featured Artisans
Inspired by the simplicity of the Chicago Flag, Paisleyandglue creates holiday pieces that celebrate the experience of living in such a vibrant city. Maggie’s talents as a theatrical costume maker have often been featured on our stages—most recently in Six (Aragon, Boleyn & Cleves), the Witches of Macbeth, and the royal finery for King Charles II in Nell Gwynn.
Fulton Street Collective
Dail Kirkpatrick is an artist and educator specializing in abstract art and contemporary painting, working primarily with vibrant colors and geometric shapes. Dail is in residence at West Town’s Fulton Street Collective—a Chicago Shakespeare in the Parks Green Show partner.
Hook Me Up, Design Co.
Hook Me Up, Design Co. offers personalized yarn work items, including scarves, hats, and ear savers. Founder Noelle is passionate about making crochet items that are beautiful and deeply personal. She is a frequent Chicago Shakespeare in the Parks collaborator and has performed for three years as the Green Show artist at Tuley Park.
Iris Atelier uses bold fabrics and colors to create gorgeous hair accessories including headbands, hair ties, and hats that are fit for any occasion. Chicago based designer and maker, Megan, works in her West Town atelier at Fulton Street Collective (a Chicago Shakespeare in the Parks Green Show partner) to create every unique piece by hand.
Black Luxe Candle Co.
Black Luxe Candle Co. began unintentionally, through founder and CEO Brittany’s love for self-care and her habit of paying that love forward through homemade candles gifted to friends. Now, it has evolved into a sophisticated brand with luxurious fragrances, handcrafted in small batches on Chicago’s Southside.
Jewlery & Accessories
Inspired by the unique charm of vintage buttons, Betherella creates one-of-a-kind handcrafted accessories, including earrings, necklaces, wallets, and hats. A gifted theatrical costume maker, Beth’s handiwork has been seen on our stages in Roxanne’s billowing gowns for Cyrano de Bergerac, sizzling showgirl attire for Gypsy, the kings of Henry V and Henry VIII, and more.