Listings of holiday craft fairs, trunk shows, open studios, and special gallery events will run through December. Send information to

See for updates throughout the month. Admission is free unless otherwise noted.


Artisans 21 Gallery Chicago’s oldest artist cooperative presents its 30th annual holiday group show and sale of fine art and crafts. a Through Sun 12/31: Sat 10 AM-6 PM, Sun noon-5 PM, Tue-Fri noon-6 PM, Artisans 21 Gallery, 5225 S. Harper, 773-288-7450.

Deck the Walls Original paintings and photography about Ireland. a Through Sun 1/14: Sat noon-3 PM, Sun 1-4 PM, and during the week by appointment, Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox, 773-282-7035, ext. 10.

Gallery 37 Store Original items created by Gallery 37 apprentice artists. a Mon-Fri 10 AM-6 PM, Sat 11 AM-4 PM, Gallery 37 Store, 66 E. Randolph, 312-744-7274.

Holiday Art Show Gala Featuring locally produced holiday ornaments, sculptures, prints, and more. a Through Sun 12/31: Mon-Wed and Fri 11 AM-7 PM, Thu 11 AM-8 PM, Sat 10 AM-6 PM, Sun noon-5 PM, Holiday Shoppe, 2151 W. Division, 773-276-5200 or

Holiday Exhibition and Sale Fine crafts by more than 50 artists. a Through Sat 12/30: Tue-Fri 10:30 AM-5:30 PM, Sat 11 AM-5 PM, Vale Craft Gallery, 230 W. Superior, 312-337-3525 or

Lillstreet Annual Holiday Exhibition and Sale Gifts created by Lillstreet studio artists and more than 100 others from around the country. a Free kids’ activities, Sat-Sun 12/23-12/24, noon-3 PM. Sale runs through Mon 1/8, Mon-Thu 10 AM-7:30 PM, Fri-Sat 10 AM-6 PM, Sun 10 AM-5 PM, Lillstreet Art Center, 4401 N. Ravenswood, 773-769-4226 or


Christkindlmarket Chicago Inspired by the German Christmas Market in Nuremberg, this 11th annual event features handblown ornaments, handmade toys, nutcrackers, cuckoo clocks, delicate laces, scarves, sweaters, and jewelry from around the world. Gluhwein, a hot spiced red wine, will be served in signature mugs. German and other European delicacies will also be available. a Fri-Sat 12/22-12/23, 11 AM-9 PM, Sun 12/24, 11 AM-8 PM, Richard J. Daley Civic Center Plaza, 50 W. Washington, 312-644-2662 or

Christmas Gifting Art Bazaar Art and other gift items by local artists and inventors. a Fri 12/22, 1-7 PM, All Rise Gallery, 1542 N. Milwaukee, 773-292-9255 or

Holiday Bazaar Hundreds of fine crafts from more than 60 artisans, priced from $5 to $1,000. a Fri 12/22, noon-7 PM, Sat 12/23, noon-4 PM, Woman Made and Artisan Gallery, 685 N. Milwaukee, 312-738-0400.

Holiday Show and Sale Discounted sculptures, paintings, and fine-art photography by artists exhibiting in 2006. a Fri 12/22, 10 AM-6 PM, Sat 12/23, 10 AM-8 PM, Blake Palmer Gallery, 1656 N. Bosworth, 773-384-4142 or

Morlen Sinoway Atelier Home accessories and holiday gift items with sales benefiting Chicago Honey Co-op and Artisans Angkor Cambodian Co-op. a Fri 12/22, 10 AM-5 PM, Sat 12/23, 11 AM-5 PM, Morlen Sinoway Atelier, 1052 W. Fulton Market, 312-432-0100 or


Santa’s Workshop Handmade Hanukkah, Christmas, and Kwanzaa gifts starting at $1. Made by artists, nonartists, or participants in the Differently Minded Art Studio program. a Sat 12/23, 11 AM-4 PM, Liz Long Gallery, Urban Art Retreat, 1957 S. Spaulding, 773-542-9126 or