Arts & Crafts Galore

Ashley is a 22-year-old A&D alum who is drawing her way through a post-grad life.

I recently moved to Chicago and just found a small sense of home here when I happened upon the Renegade Craft Fair about two weeks ago.  Picture Ypsilanti's Shadow Art Fair...times 3000!  If you like Etsy, backpacks, silkscreen, interesting jewelry, or just walking in an environment of excited people, boy is this the place for you!  Chicago closes down a few blocks of its busy Division Street two times a year to replace it with tent upon tent filled with nice people who make lots of goods that I know you'll love.  A few of my favorite parts about this craft fair are (1) sure Chicago is its home, but you can find it throughout the year in San Francisco, Brooklyn, Los Angeles, and Austin, (2) they have a shop that's open year-round in Chicago, and (3) if I create enough drawings, zines, books, etc., I could totally be part of this!

Images above:  Jen Skelley and Nate Duval, Jay Ryan Silkscreen, Featherproof BooksTimber!, and Elevated Press (located in Ann Arbor!)


ooh, this sounds yummy, wish i could've been there. ash, go girl yes!

Posted by Kath Weider-Roos on September 24, 2010





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