The 3rd Annual Streeterville Artisan Market

 

Call for Artisans

You are cordially invited to participate in the third annual Streeterville Artisan Market.  Our participants create high quality, hand-crafted applied arts and fine crafts in a variety of media and in a wide price range, in order to appeal to a large and diverse urban audience.

The Artisan Market is sponsored by SOAR, the 501(c)3 not-for-profit advocacy organization in the important North Michigan Avenue mixed-use community.  The event is open to the public in the comfortable, intimate, street level lobby of the Lurie Research Center of Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine.  Lurie is located in the center of this busy neighborhood, just steps away from Michigan Avenue, the Magnificent Mile.

When & Where

Timed to coincide with the beginning of the 2010 holiday shopping season, this year’s Artisan Market will attract an unusually high volume of foot traffic from the annual Festival of Lights Parade and ancillary events all along nearby Michigan Avenue. The Magnificent Mile Lights Festival, sponsored by the Greater North Michigan Avenue Association, kicks off the holiday shopping season around the country and will be nationally televised on ABC-TV on Saturday, November 20. The show will be well publicized through Chicago media and the SOAR website, press releases, posters, flyers and postcards, which are free to all vendors.

Timed to coincide with the beginning of the 2010 holiday shopping season, this year’s Artisan Market will attract an unusually high volume of foot traffic from the annual Festival of Lights Parade and ancillary events all along nearby Michigan Avenue.  The Festival of Lights, sponsored by the Greater North Michigan Avenue Association, kicks off the holiday shopping season around the country and will be nationally televised on ABC-TV on Saturday, November 20.  The show will be well publicized through Chicago media and the SOAR website, press releases, posters, flyers and postcards, which are free to all vendors.

  • Friday, November 19, 2010 from 4 PM to 7 PM
  • Saturday, November 20, 2010 from 10 AM to 3 PM
  • Sunday, November 21, 2010 from 11 AM to 5 PM

At the Northwestern Universtiy Lurie Research Center, 303 E. Superior St., Chicago

Application & Deadlines

The deadline for applications is August 10, 2010.  Participants will be notified of their acceptance by August 15, 2010.

Application

Cost

The charge for a large full space (10’ x 10’) for the three days is $150; a smaller full space (10’ x 8’) is $135. A half space (6’ x 8’) is available for $90 and a double space (20’ x 10’) is $250. Each space includes one table in the size of your choice and two chairs. Access to electricity is an additional $75.

Buyers will be directed to pay for their purchases at one central location.  Because Artisan Market is both a celebration of Streeterville and a fundraiser, 15% of your gross sales will be donated to SOAR to benefit neighborhood programs.

For More Information

If you have any questions, contact us at (312) 280-2596, extension 2 or by email.  We look forward to your inquiries—and your application.

Irene Newman & Lisa Chizever, Event Co-Chairs