Events: Lincoln Park Summer Bazaar

Chicago Summer Bazaar

Festival season has officially begun – and we’re as excited as ever! We have our first event of the summer taking place in Lincoln Park and would love to see you there!

If you’re in Chicago the second week of June, join us at the first annual Summer Bazaar in the heart of the DePaul neighboorhood. We’ll be hawking a variety of vintage, handmade and one-of-kind items from Pierogi Picnic and many other Chicago designers.

What: Summer Bazaar

When: Sunday, June 16th 11am-5pm

Where: 735 W. Wrightwood / Between Fullerton & Diversey

Join us on the 16th for shopping, snow cones, hair demos and more!

An Indie Biz: Indoor Fairs

Tonight is the eve of the DIY Trunk Show and I am surprised to find I have butterflies in my stomach! No matter now many times or places I sell my wares in person – I am always anxious the night prior. And this show is different as I’m not just showing off my handmade goodies, I’m also leading DIY craft demos for participants.

What also sets the DIY Trunk Show apart from others is that Pierogi Picnic was a last-minute add-on. So between this show – and Renegade on December 4th & 5th – my brain is in fair preparation overload!

Here are some of the ideas I have up my sleeve and some things to inspire other vendors prepping for the madness of the season. If you’re anything like me you have butterflies too and could benefit from some advice! Continue reading

50/50 The Blurring of Art & Craft – this weekend!

Pierogi Picnic will be hawking our wares alongside 14 other incredible indie artists local to Chicago in the “50/50 The Blurring of Art & Craft” show. Come out on Friday for the neighborhood’s monthly First Fridays gallery walk and swing by our show to say ‘hi.’  David is running our nook solo that night so if you come out shower him with some extra love. The show takes place 6-10pm Friday, and 12-7pm Saturday and Sunday. Food, baked goods, music, and amazing handmade goodies and art will be there – and so should you!

What: 50/50 “The Blurring of Art & Craft”

When: October 1st 6-10pm; October 2nd & 3rd 12-7pm

Where: Chicago Arts District Exhibition Gallery 1915 South Halsted Ave.

Participants:

1: subversive seamstress
2: laura berger
3: my mish-mosh
4: kiku handmade
5: megan lee designs
6: souldier
7: pretty theory
8: ad love
9: corryn + lindsay
10: volk!
11: moxiedoll
12: old scratch
13: moira k. lime
14: drink deck
15: pierogi picnic