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

About Face Theatre Holiday Market

Jewelry, decorative crafts, bath and body products, handmade chocolates, and more. Staged in conjunction with About Face’s The Gift and Other Stories, which starts at 7:30 PM in the MCA theater. Tickets to the show are $35. Fri-Sat 12/10-12/11, 6:30-10 PM, Museum of Contemporary Art theater lobby, 220 E. Chicago, 773-784-8565, ext. 111, or

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.

Art Auction ExtravaGOWNza & Holiday Sale

Beyondmedia Education hosts a benefit auction and holiday sale featuring work by Michelle Peterson-Albandoz, Mark DeBernardi, Nicole Hollander, and others. There’s also a DJ, plus drinks, hors d’oeuvres, and dessert. Fri 12/10, 7-11 PM, Las Manos Gallery, 5220 N. Clark, 773-973-2280 or, $12.

Bucktown Holiday ArtShow

Juried selection of work by more than 100 local artists, plus a silent auction to benefit Holstein Park arts programs and Zephyr Dance. Sat-Sun 12/11-12/12, 11 AM-5 PM, Holstein Park field house, 2200 N. Oakley, 312-409-4658.

Delilah’s Holiday Craft Fair

Jewelry, knitwear, art objects, and a Christmas beer tasting. Sat 12/11, noon-5 PM, Delilah’s, 2271 N. Lincoln, 773-472-2771.

Finestra Art Space

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

Futran Studio Sale

Color and black-and-white food and culinary photographs. A portion of proceeds benefits the Roscoe Village Education Coalition. The Futran Studio, 3454 N. Bell, Sat 12/11 and 12/18, noon-5 PM, 773-525-5020.


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

Hideout Holiday Sale

Handmade soaps, rubber purses, hats, scarves, and other goods by ten crafters. Wed 12/15, 5-8 PM, Hideout, 1354 W. Wabansia, 773-227-4433.

Holiday Studio Sale

Jewelry, textiles, paper goods, ceramics, decorative accessories, and more by nine artists. Fri 12/10, 5-8 PM, Sat 12/11, 10 AM-4 PM, LFN Textiles Studio, 1700 W. Irving Park #205 B, 773-883-1888.

Holiday Studio Sale

Paintings, prints, pet portraits, and graphics. Sat-Sun 12/11-12/12, noon-6 PM, Anne Leuck Feldhaus Studio, 2156 N. Oakley, 773-772-1085.

Holidaze in Roscoe Village

Work by 25 artists, including birdhouses by Don Claus, kites by Frank Crowley, and textiles by Aimee Picard. Fri 12/10, 6-10 PM, Sat-Sun 12/11-12/12, noon-6 PM, August House Studio, 2113 W. Roscoe, 773-327-5644.

Images Gallery

Ceramics, sculptures, paintings, and decorations made by participants in the Community Counseling Centers of Chicago art therapy programs. Fri 12/10, noon-7 PM (reception at 4), Sat-Sun 12/11-12/12, noon-4 PM, 1823 W. Wilson, 773-728-1000, ext. 392.

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

Navidad Folklorico

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

Pleasant Home

Work by 16 artisans, including jewelry, fiber arts, soft sculpture, porcelain ornaments, hats, and aromatherapy items. Fri-Sun 12/10-12/12, 3-7 PM, 217 Home, Oak Park, 708-383-2654.

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.

Small Print Show

Artists’ books, frames, cards, and other work by friends and members of the Chicago Printmakers Collaborative. Bring your “thanks for voting” receipt and receive a free print. Sat-Sun 12/11-12/12, noon-7 PM, Chicago Printmakers Collaborative, 4642 N. Western, 773-293-2070.

Marlene Stowe Trunk Show

Jewelry. Fri-Sun 12/10-12/12, noon-8 PM, Gregory Gaymont Gallery, 3948 N. Southport, 773-935-2971.

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, 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 12/11 and 12/18, 10 AM-4 PM, Golden Triangle warehouse, 325 N. LaSalle, 312-744-1266.

Tucker Gallery

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

Winter Festival of Art

East Pilsen galleries and studios, including Parts Unknown (645 W. 18th), New Context (1915 S. Halsted), and 4Art (1932 S. Halsted #100), open to show pinhole-camera photos, textiles, neon sculpture, voodoo flags, and other work. Fri 12/10, 6-10 PM, Sat 12/11, noon-7 PM, Sun 12/12, noon-5 PM, 773-274-6215.

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. Fri 12/10, noon-8 PM, Sat 12/11, 10 AM-5 PM, and Sun 12/12, noon-5 PM, Evanston Art Center, 2603 Sheridan, Evanston, 847-475-5300.

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