10th Annual Creative Chicago Expo

10th Annual Creative Chicago Expo
Friday, March 1, 2013 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
Saturday, March 2, 2013 - 10:00am to 4:00pm

The 10th annual Creative Chicago Expo will take place on Friday March 1 and Saturday March 2, 2013, from 10 - 4 pm at the Chicago Cultural Center.

Expo Vendors showcase creative services, spaces and resources for individuals, organizations and businesses in the arts.

Attendees come from across the creative spectrum - music, dance, theater, visual arts, design, fashion, literary, culinary, film and media - with the goal of reaching the next level of success and sharing best practices.

The Expo is a free public program presented by the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events.

The Artisan Faire

Bonjour Boutique Spa
Saturday, November 17, 2012 - 11:00am to 5:00pm
Sunday, November 18, 2012 - 11:00am to 4:00pm

Inaugural Artisan Faire at Santa Anita Park.  Includes: high quality Hand-crafted and custom designed creations – Bonjour Boutique Spa – Fashion Show – Live DIY Demonstrations – Health & Fitness Pavilion. 

Cost:        Free admission to general public

Parking:   $4.00 per auto

VIP Admission Packet at $50.00 per person, includes free parking in reserved section adjacent to entrance and:

  • Early Artisan Faire shopping both days from 9:30am to 11:00am before doors open to general public; parking in reserved area adjacent to entrance
  • Saturday:  Lite breakfast reception
  • Sunday:  Mimosa Breakfast Brunch
  • Pre-event scheduling for personal care services in the Bonjour Boutique Spa that may require appointments
  • RSVP seating in Regency Room for Fashion Show and DIY Demonstrations
  • Concierge service and secure location to store your purchased items
  • VIP Café Style Seating Area for Lounging

The Artisan Faire 2012 is not your usual craft faire.  In addition to an impressive grouping of high-quality, handcrafted works of art, fashions, home accessories and culinary products created by artisans selected through a juried process, this event is designed to enhance your shopping experience. 

Enjoy a massage or makeover consultation in our signature Bonjour Boutique™ Salon.  Watch cooking demonstrations and get decorating tips from a live DIY presentation.  Catch a glimpse of one of the models donning eye-catching attire and accessories as they stroll through the exhibit hall.

Take your own stroll around the exhibit hall for a broad selection of novel products and personal care services – just in time for holiday shopping.  The historic Santa Anita facility will serve as the backdrop for this destination weekend shopping experience, including:

Unique SF

Unique SF
Wednesday, May 2, 2012 to Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Saturday, June 30, 2012 - 11:00am to 6:00pm
Sunday, July 1, 2012 - 11:00am to 6:00pm

Launched in December of 2008, the independent design show UNIQUE LA was created by community leader and designer Sonja Rasula as a way to bring local-made design and art to the masses. Hailed the fresh face of a growing Made in the USA movement, Sonja’s mission is simple: “I want to bring modern Made-in-America design to the masses. My goals are to help designers and small businesses grow and become sustainable, to support the local economy, and to teach shoppers the value of conscious consumerism.”

One of a Kind Show & Sale Chicago

One of a Kind Show & Sale Chicago
Friday, March 2, 2012 to Monday, March 5, 2012
Thursday, December 6, 2012 - 12:00am to 11:45pm
Friday, December 7, 2012 - 12:00am to 11:45pm
Saturday, December 8, 2012 - 12:00am to 11:45pm
Sunday, December 9, 2012 - 12:00am to 11:45pm

The 12th annual One of a Kind Show and Sale Chicago® is Chicago's holiday shopping show! A refreshing alternative to traditional retail, the show is the ideal place to find one-of-a-kind gifts for everyone on your holiday list.

More than 600 talented artists from across North America will bring their imaginative, handmade creations to this year's show offering a wide range of media and categories.

One of a Kind Spring Show & Sale

One of a Kind Spring Show & Sale
Wednesday, March 28, 2012 - 10:00am to 9:00pm
Thursday, March 29, 2012 - 10:00am to 11:00pm
Friday, March 30, 2012 - 10:00am to 9:00pm
Saturday, March 31, 2012 - 10:00am to 9:00pm
Sunday, April 1, 2012 - 10:00am to 6:00pm

Similar to most brilliant ideas, the One of a Kind Show was born out of a simple desire for something more. Premiering at Toronto's Queen Elizabeth Building in December 1975, the "craft show" was the brainchild of Steven Levy, Martin Rumack and June Bibby. June (herself an artisan) couldn't find a place to sell her work before Christmas, so the three friends decided to create their own holiday shopping venue.

After a great deal of leg work and countless all-nighters, the trio launched the first One of a Kind Show, which encompassed 25 000 square feet and 80 participants. The One of a Kind concept expanded in 1979 to include the One of a Kind Spring Show (Toronto), in 2001 with the One of a Kind Show and Sale Chicago, and most recently, in 2008, the One of a Kind Vancouver. Attracting over 200 000 visitors annually, our two Toronto shows have become a Canadian shopping tradition for those in search of the unique, handcrafted and the fantastic.

The Los Angeles International Textile Show (L.A. Textile)

The Los Angeles International Textile Show (L.A. Textile)
Monday, March 26, 2012 - 10:00am to 6:00pm
Tuesday, March 27, 2012 - 10:00am to 6:00pm
Wednesday, March 28, 2012 - 10:00am to 5:00pm

The Los Angeles International Textile Show (L.A. Textile) is the fashion industry’s West Coast destination for premier textile, design & production resources.

Offering hundreds of fabric collections and design services from around the globe, the caliber of resources and fashion direction is presented with our Contemporary designer audience in mind.  


Pool Trade Show

Pool Trade Show
Monday, February 13, 2012 - 11:00am to 6:00pm
Tuesday, February 14, 2012 - 11:00am to 6:00pm
Wednesday, February 15, 2012 - 11:00am to 6:00pm

POOLTRADESHOW is the original independent tradeshow, established in 2001 for the boutique market and leading retailers world-wide.

POOLTRADESHOW is hosted bi-annually every February and August in Las Vegas in conjunction with MAGIC Marketplace.

POOLTRADESHOW carefully curates each show, balancing fresh talent with established brands. Each POOL brand is pre-screened to provide a well-rounded representation of items that will keep the boutique and lifestyle market at the pulse of emerging trends.

Make It! 2011 Vancouver

Make It! Logo
Thursday, November 24, 2011 - 4:00pm to 9:00pm
Friday, November 25, 2011 - 11:00am to 8:00pm
Saturday, November 26, 2011 - 11:00am to 6:00pm
Sunday, November 27, 2011 - 11:00am to 5:00pm

Find the best gifts! Shop from over 90 amazing artisans from all over Canada!

Make It is devoted to creating positive opportunities for artists, crafters and designers. On the flip side, Make It is a shopping event that gives enlightened shoppers the opportunity to buy unique, ethically made goods from top artisans from all over Canada.

The vibe at the show is funky, hip and modern - very different from you traditional granny craft show! Music is spun by top local DJs and there are always tasty treats to be enjoyed. Make It is about appreciating creativity, connecting entrepreneurs, and giving conscious shoppers an alternative to the mall.

The Croatian Cultural Centre
3250 Commercial Drive
Vancouver, British Columbia

iMake 2011: A Handmade Market

iMake 2011: A Handmade Market
Saturday, November 12, 2011 - 10:00am to 6:00pm
Sunday, November 13, 2011 - 10:00am to 6:00pm

iMake 2011 is not your average Arts & Crafts Fair. It is an integration of Hand-Made Goods, ranging from The Kitschy to the Extreme, and the Social Media movement we’re all obsessed with. Visitors & Shoppers will have the ability to interact with iMakers via our web survey and actually “Like” their favorite iMakers. Top iMakers will win a variety of prizes, and Shoppers will qualify for fun freebies, too.

iMake will take place in Century Marketplace, at 850 NW 42nd Avenue – Miami, Fl 33123, on Saturday, November 12th from 10:00am to 6:00pm & Sunday, November 13th from 10:00am to 6:00pm

Features & Entertainment will include 150+ iMakers, Live Music, Live Mural Art, Food Truck Favorites, Featured Fashion Show, and Goodie Bags for the first 150 visitors; as well as online & in-person contests!

We’re looking for Vendors & “iMakers” of ALL kinds, including:

  • Art Deco Jewelry & Items
  • Hand Made Items
  • Indie Crafts
  • Tattoo Artists
  • Kitschy Crafts
  • Hand Made Jewelry
  • Hand Made Clothing & Accessories
  • Vintage and/or Antique Jewelry
  • Vintage Clothing & Accessories
  • Up-Cycled Items
  • Specialty Children’s Clothing & Toys
  • Handmade, Vintage & Antique Furniture
  • Art Work of ALL Genres
  • Photography
  • Specialty Pet Products
  • Flea Market Finds
  • Natural Bath & Body Products
  • Organic & Natural Products
  • Organic Foods
  • Baked Goods
  • Fresh Market Items
  • Crafty Home & Garden Items

To become one of our iMakers, please fill out the “iMaker Vendor Application” by October 1st by visiting:


Space Options:

  • Main Promenade (6'x8'): $175
  • Kiosk w/ Electricity (12'x14'): $200
  • Single Indoor Space (6'x10'): $250
  • Double Indoor Space (10'x10'): $300
  • Private Indoor w/ Fitting Room : $325


Fee Includes a Set of:

  • One Six (6') Foot Table
  •  Linens for Table, for Uniformity
  • Two (2) Chairs

Referral Discounts:

Save $5 Off of your Vendor Feewhen you refer your friends & fellow Vendors to be a part of iMake2011. Tell your friends to fill in your Full Name (First & Last) in the section of the iMaker Application that asks: “How did you find out about iMake2011?”


Sponsor Packages Available:

For Sponsorship Opportunities, please contact Jacqueline, at: 305-297-1726. 

Indie Emporium

Indie Emporium
Friday, September 30, 2011 - 7:00pm to 10:00pm
Saturday, October 1, 2011 - 12:00pm to 8:00pm

Indie Emporium first took place in October of 2007.  We had hundreds of shoppers and friends join us in the Mathews Warehouse in beautiful downtown Tulsa.  We had 36 lovely vendors, 10 gallery artists, and 5 runway designers participate in the 2007 show.

In 2008, Indie Emporium more than doubled in attendance and had 40 vendors, 12 gallery artists, and 9 fashion designers participate.  Our 2008, 2009, & 2010 home was at VFW Post 577, on 6th street, just outside of downtown Tulsa.

Our 2011 show will be held at Living Arts of Tulsa at 307 East Brady.

Again, we will have the hippest craft vendors, a fashion show of handmade clothing and accessories, make-and-take crafting stations, a fine arts gallery space, workshops and demos led by fabulously crafty people, and much more.

Buffalo Blue Designs

Prudence Upcycled Silk Necktie Scarf Collar

Buffalo Blue Designs is wearable art. Handmade in St. Louis, MO, most designs feature elements in uncommon arrangements not normally seen.

All are thought provoking, eye-catching and beautiful in their own ways. Buffalo Blue specializes in handmade precious and semi-precious stone and antique skeleton key jewelry, wearable art accessories including hand-blocked millinery hats and accessories featuring feathers and vintage accents, as well as other wearables.