Friday
Oct312014

Passport to Prizes!

 

Saturday and Sunday, November 1 and 2; 10:00am to 5:00pm

Northwestern University Lurie Center, 303 E Superior 

Free Admission!

A portion of sales benefits SOAR’s neighborhood programs    

Something new is on the itinerary at SOAR Artisan Market Streeterville! Pick up a stamped Passport at the Huron Street Entrance (P1) stop at The Clare Lounge for a second stamp (P2) head over to the DK Condo/Wintrust-Community Advantage table at Superior Street Entrance (P3) for the third stamp and claim your free bottle of sparkling water and tote bag. Plus, you’ll be eligible for drawings for free theater tickets, dinners and other goodies. Don’t forget: discount parking’s only $10.25 for 12 hours at the 321 E. Erie Garage. And, this year free shuttles will run every 20 minutes to and from the Superior Street Entrance, with stops at the W Chicago Lake Shore, InterContinental and Westin Hotels, courtesy of GO Airport Express. Anyway you get there, the Market is your passport to great holiday shopping! C’mon down and get around! For a preview of what all artisans will be offering go to Pinterest.

Wednesday
Oct292014

The Secret of Dressing Well? Accessorize!

 

Saturday and Sunday, November 1 and 2; 10:00am to 5:00pm

Northwestern University Lurie Center, 303 E Superior 

Free Admission!

A portion of sales benefits SOAR’s neighborhood programs    

Big ladies and little ladies know that there’s nothing like a great hat to “cap off” a great outfit. This year, 20 clothing and accessories artisans gussy up SOAR Artisan Market Streeterville, among them Stacy Rauba & Yutaka Fujita (Space #32) and Diane Chikos (Space #62). C’mon down and dress up! For a preview of what all artisans will be offering go to Pinterest.

  

Wednesday
Oct292014

Julius, Meet Jo, Karl and Lucilia

 

Saturday and Sunday, November 1 and 2; 10:00am to 5:00pm

Northwestern University Lurie Center, 303 E Superior 

Free Admission!

A portion of sales benefits SOAR’s neighborhood programs    

Julius Meinl Coffee, which recently established roots in Streeterville, will be one of the new food artisans at the this year’s SOAR Artisan Market Streeterville, joining three returning vendors whose “name is on the door”: Jo’s Snow Syrups, Karl’s Craft Soups and Lucilia’s Homemade Afies. Others back this year are Bootleg Batard, DoRite Donuts and Rustic Tarts, combining with Bon Macaron, Chocolate Twist, Confection Diva, Da Lobsta, Lyfe Kitchen and Saigon Sisters to make a convenient “baker’s dozen” delicious choices to consume on site or at home, or for holiday gifts. C’mon down and eat! For a preview of what all artisans will be offering go to Pinterest.

    

Tuesday
Oct212014

Returning Artisans Full of Surprises at SOAR Artisan Market Streeterville 2014

Saturday and Sunday, November 1 and 2; 10:00am to 5:00pm

Northwestern University Lurie Center, 303 E Superior

Free Admission!

A portion of sales benefits SOAR’s neighborhood programs    

This year’s Artisan Market will bring back more than 35 returning artisans who have become familiar faces to loyal shoppers. But like creative people of all stripes, our artisans are frequently compelled to try something new. Many will bring the “best of the best” of their new ideas and skills to the Market this year. For example:

Via her business, “The Hand That Beads You,” Market co-founder Mary Baim has brought her exquisite beaded jewelry every year since the very first event in 2008. Over the years, the necklaces and bracelets became more intricate and sophisticated. Now Baim is exploring yet another complex craft and brings her new weavings to the  Market—and to a new level of art. But she has not abandoned the jewelry—and her business name has just morphed, to “The Hand That Beads & Weaves You.” See her in Space #28 and visit her at www.marybaim.com.

    

Graphic designer Marjie Best first brought her whimsical pillows and limited edition prints to the Market in 2011. Last year she “tested the waters” for a line of one-of-a-kind graphic cuff bracelets that now drive her artisan endeavor, Studio Best. Marjie will be in Space #53 at the Market. Before you go see her work at www.bestdesignchicago.com.

            

For a preview of the jewelry, clothing & accessories, vintage, two-dimensional art and photography, home décor, children’s goods and food available at 2014 SOAR Artisan Market Streeterville visit us on Pinterest. For a look at last year’s Market watch us on You Tube. 

Thursday
Oct092014

Northwestern University Medical Research Center Update

SOAR attended the community meeting on September 30 when representatives from Northwestern University and the architectural firm, Perkins + Will, presented an overview of the building's proposed final design and answered questions about the project. Since the design was first presented in November 2013, the University has considered input from SOAR and other community stakeholders and worked closely with Alderman Reilly to address concerns. The Real Estate Committee will schedule a separate meeting with representatives, consider next steps and communicate with Alderman Reilly. View the Design Presentation.