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Renegade Craft Fair: Chicago 2011

by Ashley on September 18th, 2011

One of the great things about living in a large city is the amount of fairs and festivals that take place each year. The Renegade Craft Fair, now in its 9th year in the city of Chicago, is one of my favorite events. It brings together a whole lot of people like me: artists, designers, and crafters who love making stuff and collecting the stuff people make. This is only my second year attending the big summer fair (I’ve also attended the Holiday Fair in the winter), but I was excited to see some familiar faces, as well as artisans I hadn’t seen before. Best of all, my boyfriend came along on Saturday (September 10) and he loved the fair so much that we came back for the second day! We both bought a fair amount of stuff: some things for friends and family, other things for ourselves. Most of the booths we gravitated to where letterpress- and screen-printers, but there were some great painters, photographers, and sculptural artists as well. Below are photos from the fair and some of my favorite vendors (at least the ones I was able to snag business cards from). My repeat favorites (vendors I liked from last year or earlier) are noted with an asterisk (*). Also check out the Renegade Craft Fair site for extensive information on the artists and their products, and TONS of photos. With any luck, I’ll be selling my own stuff at the Renegade Fair in a year or two! :-)



One Comment
  1. Great captures. Thanks for including me!

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