The Uprising Craft Market returns to Blue Island Beer Company, 13357 Olde Western Avenue, Sunday, April 3rd, 12-5pm. Thirty artists will offer handmade, one of a kind craft and artisanal items for the perfect gift or gift to self. DJ Scary Lady Sarah(!!!) will spin cool tunes, BIBC will serve its best brews, and local food offerings will be available.
Applications are still being accepted – apply online until February 28th.
Join us Sunday, December 6, 12-5pm at Blue Island Beer Company, 13357 Olde Western Avenue, for a freaky fabulous Uprising Handmade Holiday Fair. Thirty artists will offer handmade, one of a kind craft and artisanal items for the perfect holiday gift or gift to self. Live music, craft beer, Creme of the Crop food truck, and a mini-golf challenge to support the Beverly Area Arts Alliance. $1 a chance for a hole in one – and be entered in a drawing to win a swag bag of items from participating vendors. Not your momma’s craft fair!
Neil Brideau – comics; Susi Daniel – fiber/wearables; Bridget Fennessy – pottery, painting, jewelry; Jessica Matushek – photography, Natalie Picchi – jewelry; Alex Dunham – furniture/decor; Sasha Twell – jewelry/knitting; Anna Waldron – pottery; Romelia Garcia – candles; Alejandra Aranda – terrariums; Jane Doherty – paper craft; Joe Wislar – sculpture; Tiffany Olvera – mixed media designs/cultural; Jane Hasty – fiber/decorative; Matthew Coglianese – photography; Sue Dorsch – pottery; Lauren Smith – painting; Mindy McConnell – candles; Nicold Ologundudu – fiber/wearables, jewelry; Leslie Jenner – decor, painting, mixed media, paper craft; Joy Walsh – decor, drawings, mixed media, painting, sculptures, jewelry; Jennifer Meyers – painting, jewelry; Nicole Burns – baby or children items; Doris Barnes – quilts; Jane Zia – bath & body; Karina Shimkos – Upcycled & re purposed items.
In the spirit of giving, we are collecting donations for the homeless with the goal of filling 25 Art Walk totes. We are partnering with a local group of volunteers that delivers blankets to the homeless living in Lower Wacker Drive each weekend during the winter. Items include: toiletries (tooth paste, tooth brushes, floss, deodorant, cleansing wipes (baby, lysol, or hand wipes), small packets of kleenex), non-perishable healthy snacks (granola bars, fruit strips, nuts, etc), as well as hats, gloves, and hand warmers. Blankets and lg/xl hoodies also welcome. Please give generously.