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

Check each week for schedule updates or call for more information. Admission is free unless otherwise noted.

All That Glitters: A Holiday Bazaar Crafts, CDs, clothing, jewelry, and other items from local artisans and cultural organizations, plus music and theater performances. Fri 12/3, 10 AM-6 PM, Sat 12/4, 10 AM-5 PM, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington, 312-744-6630.

The Art House Paintings, drawings, furniture, and other work by local artists sold to benefit Art With Heart, a group supporting the arts and affordable housing in the Saint Ben’s/Bell School neighborhood of North Center. Also music and other art-related activities. Fri 12/3, 7-10 PM, 2037 W. Bradley, 773-497-2872.

Artists Studio Sale with ceramics, drawings, paintings, and photography by five resident artists. Fri 12/3, 6-9 PM, Sat-Sun 12/4-12/5, 1-5 PM, 4052 N. Western, 773-539-6047.

Cornelia Arts Building holiday show with work by more than 40 artists. Fri 12/3, 6-9 PM, Sat-Sun 12/4-12/5, 11 AM-5 PM, 1800 W. Cornelia, 773-935-8094.

Depart-Ment Quarterly craft sale featuring jewelry, clothing, accessories, furniture, stuffed animals and toys, books, and more. Fri 12/3, 7-11 PM, Sat-Sun 12/4-12/5, 11 AM-5 PM (with crafting workshops at 2 PM), Open End Gallery, 2000 W. Fulton, suite 310, 312-560-1442.

Finestra Art Space Parla Arte jewelry by Glenn Doering. Through 12/23. Fri 12/3, 5-8 PM, then Thu-Sun 11:30 AM-5:30 PM and by appointment, 410 N. Michigan, suite 516, 847-977-0526.

Flat Iron Holiday Art Show with work by 40 artists. Fri 12/3, 6-10 PM, Sat 12/4, 11 AM-10 PM, and Sun 12/5, 11 AM-5 PM, 1579 N. Milwaukee, 773-486-6055.

Gifted Small clay, metal, and wood objects by five resident artists. Through 12/23. Opens Sat 12/4, 6-9 PM, then Mon-Fri 11 AM-6 PM, Sat-Sun noon-5 PM, McKinley Design, 1742 W. Division, 773-252-7210.

Holiday Ceramics Sale to benefit kids’ scholarship programs at McGaw Evanston YMCA. Fri 12/3, 5-9 PM, Sat 12/4, 10 AM-5 PM, Sun 12/5, noon-5 PM, 1000 Grove, Evanston, 847-475-7400.

Holiday Delight/Kodomo Matsuri Japanese children’s festival with workshops, performances, and a “holiday bazaar” with clothing, household items, and paper goods. Sat 12/4, 10:30 AM-4 PM, Japanese American Service Committee, 4427 N. Clark, 773-275-0097.

Holiday Pet Bazaar Handmade pet-related items; some proceeds benefit the Wicker Park Dog Park. Sat 12/4, 10 AM-2 PM, Wicker Park field house, 1425 N. Damen, 773-430-2812, $3, $1 kids 5-17, kids under 5 free.

The Holiday Show Jewelry, ceramics, paintings, and other arts and crafts by Bucktown artists, and a silent auction of donated works to benefit Holstein Park arts programs. Sat-Sun 12/4-12/5, 11 AM-5 PM, Holstein Park field house, 2200 N. Oakley, 773-263-5882, $1 suggested entrance fee.

Holidaze in Roscoe Village Work by 25 artists, including birdhouses by Don Claus, kites by Frank Crowley, and textiles by Aimee Picard. Through 12/12. Fri 12/3, 6-10 PM, Sat-Sun 12/4-12/5, noon-6 PM, at August House, 2113 W. Roscoe, 773-327-5644.

Illinois Artisans Shop December Art Spree Ornaments, jewelry, functional ceramics, and wearables by 19 Illinois Artisans Program members. Wed-Fri 12/8-12/10, 10 AM-3:30 PM, James R. Thompson Center atrium, 100 W. Randolph, 312-814-5321.

In Print Books, clothing, accessories, posters, and other work by artists and designers including Steve Walters, Jay Ryan, Mat Daly, and Sayre Gomez. Sat 12/4, 1-10 PM, reception 6 PM, Diamonds on Archer, 3012 S. Archer, 773-551-8874.

Johnsonese Gallery Photos, assemblages, paintings, and a holiday tree installation. Through 1/1. Holiday reception with portion of proceeds earmarked for the AIDS Legal Council on Thu 12/9, 6-9 PM. Wed 5-9 PM, Thu 11 AM-2 PM, Sat noon-6 PM, Sun noon-4 PM, 867 W. Buckingham, 773-525-5877.

Juliet Jewelry trunk show Sat-Sun 12/4-12/5, noon-5 PM, 835 N. Hoyne, 773-278-2568.

Julmarknad Holiday Festival Andersonville’s annual Swedish “Christmas market” features work by 23 midwest artisans. Sat 12/4, 10 AM-5 PM, and Sun 12/5, 11 AM-4 PM, Swedish American Museum, 5211 N. Clark, 773-728-8111, $2.

Material Spirit handicraft show includes elephant-riding chairs and temple roof finials, plus art, antiques, jewelry, and textiles from Burma and Thailand. Fri 12/3, 5 PM-10 PM, Sat-Sun 12/4-12/5, noon-8 PM, What the Traveler Saw, 1452 E. 53rd, 773-955-5055.

Navidad Folklorico Tin, wood, straw, and ceramic ornaments, Nativity scenes, and holiday textiles from Mexico, Guatemala, and Peru. Through 12/30. Tue-Wed, 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.

Old Town Art Center Paintings and drawings by students and teachers, with altered postcards to benefit the center. Sat 12/4, 2-5 PM, Old Town Triangle, 1763 N. North Park, 312-337-1938.

One of a Kind Show and Sale Work by more than 300 artists, artisans, and designers. Fri 12/3, 11 AM-8 PM, Sat 12/4, 10 AM-8 PM, Sun 12/5, 10 AM-5 PM, Merchandise Mart, 350 N. Orleans, eighth floor, 312-527-4141, $10, $7 seniors and students, kids under 12 free.

Pleasant Home Work by 16 artisans including jewelry, fiber arts, soft sculpture, porcelain ornaments, hats, and aromatherapy items. Through 12/12. Sun 12/5, open house with entertainment 1-4 PM. Mon-Wed 12/6-12/8, 10 AM-7 PM, Thu 12/9, 3-7 PM, Pleasant Home, 217 Home, Oak Park, 708-383-2654.

Small Treasures, an annual holiday show of ceramics measuring less than 6″ x 6″ x 6″. Also jewelry by six metalsmiths. Through 12/31; free child care Sat 1-5 PM and Sun 2-4 PM. Fri 12/3, 5-10 PM, 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.

Lily Starr trunk show Clutches and flower pins. Sat 12/4, noon-4 PM, 4414 N. Maplewood, 773-509-9670.

Studio 9 Gallery Jewelry, hats, bags, stuffed animals, bath and body products, “functional collages,” and more by 26 local artists. Through 12/24. Daily noon-6 PM, 1450 W. Webster, 773-330-1322, 773-865-2410, or

Sun and Earth Pottery Studio Functional ceramics by Renee Baltzell, John Berton, and Julie Pitzen. Fri 12/3, 6-9 PM, Sat 12/4, 11 AM-5 PM, 4636 N. Ravenswood #105, 773-267-4879.

Tucker “Works for gift giving” by seven artists. Through 12/31. Reception Fri 12/3, 6-8 PM. Tue-Sat 11 AM-5 PM, 1939 Central, Evanston, 847-570-9825.

Winter Arts + Crafts Expo Work by 75 local artisans at the Evanston Art Center’s second annual juried fair; a portion of sales benefit the center’s programs. Through 12/12. Preview party Fri 12/3, 6-8 PM ($25), then Sat 10 AM-5 PM, Sun noon-5 PM, Mon-Wed noon-5 PM, Thu 3-8 PM, Evanston Art Center, 2603 Sheridan, Evanston, 847-475-5300.

Woman Made Gallery Holiday Bazaar Small-scale arts and crafts by more than 150 women artists. Through 12/23. Reception Fri 12/3, 6-9 PM. Wed-Fri noon-7 PM, Sat-Sun noon-4 PM, 2418 W. Bloomingdale, 773-489-8900.

Zen Buddhist Holiday Auction Silent and live bidding on handicrafts and other gift items. Proceeds benefit the Buddhist magazine Spring Wind. Sat 12/4, 7 PM, Zen Buddhist Temple, 1710 W. Cornelia, 773-528-8685, $15.