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Holiday Arts and Crafts Sales 

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Listings of holiday craft fairs, trunk shows, open studios, and special gallery events will run through December. Send information to Check back for schedule updates or call for more information. Admission is free unless otherwise noted.

Affordable Art Gift Sale

Photos, drawings, and other work priced at $25 and up. Through 12/31. Tue-Sat 11 AM-6 PM, Sun noon-3 PM, Flatfile Gallery, 217 N. Carpenter, 312-491-1190.

Artisans 21

Ceramics, calligraphy, clothing, jewelry, and more. Through 12/24. Tue-Fri noon-6 PM, Sat-Sun 11 AM-7 PM, 5225 S. Harper, 773-288-7450.

Circa Ceramics and Fabrications Open Studio

Functional and decorative ceramics, plus art metal and metal jewelry by Mary Laskey. Sat-Sun 12/18-12/19, 10 AM-7 PM, 3759 N. Ravenswood #134, 773-404-1655.

Evanston Art Center Open House and Jewelry Sale

Jewelry in silver, copper, enamel, glass, semiprecious stones, and found objects, by current and former students and instructors. Sat-Sun 12/18-12/19, 10 AM-4 PM, Noyes Cultural Center, 927 Noyes, Evanston, 847-491-0336.

Finestra Art Space

Parla Arte jewelry by Glenn Doering. Through 12/23. Thu-Sun 11:30 AM-5:30 PM and by appointment, 410 S. Michigan, suite 516, 847-977-0526.

Futran Studio Sale

Color and black-and-white culinary and food photographs. A portion of proceeds benefits the Roscoe Village Education Coalition. Sat 12/18, noon-5 PM, the Futran Studio, 3454 N. Bell, 773-525-5020.


Jewelry and small clay, metal, and wood objects, by five resident artists. Through 12/23. Mon-Fri 11 AM-6 PM, Sat-Sun noon-5 PM, holiday "get-together" Fri 12/17, 7-10 PM, McKinley Design, 1742 W. Division, 773-525-7210.

HotHouse Holiday Market

Japanese textiles, lamps, jewelry, vintage clothing, and other work. Sat-Sun 12/18-12/19, 11 AM-6 PM, 31 E. Balbo, 312-362-9707 or

Lillstreet Holiday Show and Sale

"Small Treasures," ceramics measuring no more than 6" x 6" x 6", plus work by six jewelry artists. Through 12/31. Mon-Fri 11 AM-7 PM, Sat 10 AM-6 PM, Sun 10 AM-5 PM, Lillstreet Art Center, 4401 N. Ravenswood, 773-769-4226 or

Liz Long Gallery

Rag dolls, kente cloth jewelry, raku pottery, and other work. Sat 12/18, 11 AM-4 PM, 1957 S. Spaulding, 773-542-9126.

Navidad Folklorico

Tin, wood, straw, and ceramic ornaments, Nativity scenes, and holiday textiles from Mexico, Guatemala, and Peru. Through 12/31. Tue-Wed and Fri-Sat 11:30 AM-6 PM, Thu 11:30 AM-7 PM, Sun noon-5 PM, Casa Loca, 1130 N. Milwaukee, 773-278-2972.

Seasonal Artistry: A Collection

Glass, ceramics, ornaments, cards, jewelry, and more by 30 artists. Through 12/31. Tue-Sat 11 AM-8 PM, Sun noon-6 PM, Wag Artworks, 2121 W. Division, 773-772-2922.

Studio 9 Gallery

Jewelry, hats, stuffed animals, bath and body products, "functional collages," and more by 26 local artists. Through 12/24. Daily noon-6 PM, party Fri 12/17, 7-10 PM, 1450 W. Webster, 773-330-1322, 773-865-2410, or

Thai Holiday Market

Packaged snacks, rocking horses, and other imports from Thailand, with Thai dance and music performances. Sat 12/18, 10 AM-4 PM, Golden Triangle warehouse, 325 N. LaSalle, 312-755-1266.

Tucker Gallery

"Works for gift giving" by seven artists. Through 12/31. Tue 11:30 AM-5 PM, Wed-Sat 11 AM-5 PM, 1939 Central, Evanston, 847-570-9825.

Woman Made Gallery Holiday Bazaar

Small-scale arts and crafts by women artists, including jewelry, ceramics, tiles, scarves, and ornaments. Through 12/23. Wed-Fri noon-7 PM, Sat-Sun noon-4 PM, Woman Made Gallery, 2418 W. Bloomingdale, 773-489-8900 or


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