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To celebrate and support local, independent crafters, artists and makers, four Chicago businesses, Sacred Art, Neighborly, Mint Home and Lillstreet Art Center, teamed up for a fun evening of craft activities & tasty craft brews. The party featured four DIY craft tutorials by local artists including lettering by Vichcraft, felted wool by Heart of an Astronaut, letterpress by Prairie Kate Creations, and weaving by KraeO Handmade.

Please support our generous sponsors


  Neighborly hand selects products for your kitchen, office, bath and home decor that are made with consideration for basic human rights and for the Earth we all share. Most often these products come from local and independent suppliers. Neighborly is proud to be locally owned and operated by the purveyors of Ork Posters - the city neighborhood map makers.

Neighborly can be found at 2003 W Montrose Ave and online, including a webshop, at


  Mint Home offers refurbished and handmade furniture from the mid century era, alongside unique vintage house wares. In concert with vintage furniture, they offer a wide array of products handmade by local and national artisans.

Mint Home is located at 2117 W Irving Park Rd and can be found online at


  For over 40 years, Lillstreet Art Center has been bringing together a community of artists, offering classes in a variety of art forms for students of every age (0 – adult) and skill level (first-time artists to professional). It supports the arts through studio rentals, artist residencies, gallery exhibitions and an artisan shop of independent makers (now available online at Lillstreet also offers a private event space, custom art parties and team-building events.

Lillstreet Art Center and Gallery is located at 4401 N Ravenswood Ave. For more information, visit


minthome2   Sacred Art was founded in 2006 with the motto “Art Is Not A Luxury.” Art, as we see it, can be accessible to everyone, and we are here to bridge the gap between artists and clients. We can answer your questions about process and value, help you pick the perfect gift, assist you in choosing art for your collection, and find the right piece to bring a room together (or create a room around!).

We are strong supporters of shopping local and small. We put our money where our mouth is and work only with independent makers. We don’t discount prices or haggle; our artists deserve to set prices that return them a living wage. At Sacred Art you will find unique, quality work created by an independent maker – and that person is likely to be your neighbor!

Sacred Art is located at 4619 N Lincoln Ave. For more information, visit