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Downers Grove Handmade Market

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2018 DG Handmade Market Application – Now Available!

Applications for the 2018 DG Handmade Market on

Saturday, April, 28, 2018, 9am-3pm

are now available via this link:  2018_HandmadeMarket_Application

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2017 Directory & Map

The directory and map for the 2017 DG Handmade Market are now available under “Plan Your Visit”.

2017 Crafter Profiles

Please check out the “2017 Booths” page under the “Crafters & Artisans” tab for profiles of the crafters who will be exhibiting at the April 29, 2017 DG Handmade Market.  We’ll post a few new profiles each week, so please come back often to learn about the talented individuals who will be participating in this year’s event.

2017 Handmade Market application now available!

DOWNERS GROVE, Illinois – After years of being known simply as the Craft Fair, last year the Downers Grove Junior Woman’s Club renamed their signature event.  The refreshed name represented Downers Grove Junior Woman’s Club continued commitment to bring the newest artisans and undiscovered handmade goods to Downers Grove residents. In addition, the 2016 rebranding included the addition of a community service element.

“The Downers Grove Junior Woman’s Club Craft Fair has been a great local tradition for the last fifteen years,” says Anne Healy, DGJWC Club President. “We are excited about the new line up of artisans at the DG Handmade Market and we are pleased to feature a service project for our community.”

LOCATION:

The 2017 craft show will be held at O’Neill Middle School
635 59th Street, Downers Grove, Illinois

DATE & TIME:

Hours of the craft show are Saturday, April 29th from 9am to 3pm.

This year, based on feedback from shoppers and crafters, the event will be held indoors at O’Neill Middle School, which allows crafters some reprise from the historically unpredictable summer heat and rain.

The DG Handmade Market offers a mix of handmade products, a community service project, and several local not-for-profit booths.  Historically roughly 50 artisans have showcased their work in the handmade marketplace, from clothing and accessories to home decor, apothecary, and specialty items.  New artisan specialties in 2016 included items such as twisted jump ropes made on-site and brewery-inspired products. “The 2016 event had a fantastic group of artists, and the addition of the service element and non profits really rounded out the event for many attendees,” said DGJWC member Laura Hill, “I’m really looking forward to building on the success of the 2016 event, and making it an annual tradition for visitors who like to shop local and find one-of-a-kind items.”

“We hope the community service craft gives residents even more reason to explore the DG Handmade Market” says Anne Healy, DGJWC Club President.

Visitors are invited to stop by the booths of several local not-for-profit organizations.  “We see this event as one part arts and crafts, one part community service, and one part fun and fellowship,” says Anne Healy. “We encourage everyone to come enjoy a great day of shopping and socializing.”

CRAFTER PROCEDURE OF ENTRY:

Application can be found HERE.
Previous show participation does not guarantee acceptance. Crafts are judged only on photographs provided.

2016 Event Rebranding

June, 2016 — After years of being known simply as the Craft Fair, the Downers Grove Junior Woman’s Club has renamed their signature event. Beginning today, it will be known as the Downers Grove Handmade Market. The refreshed name represents Downers Grove Junior Woman’s Club continued commitment to bring the newest artisans and undiscovered handmade goods to Downers Grove residents.

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DG Handmade Presents: L’Amour Scarves

Laura Schubert has been sewing since lessons in Home Economics while in high school.  She now brings that talent to the DG Handmade Market in the form of hand sewn scarves.
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Each of her scarves feels incredibly soft to the touch, with materials from fashion capitals such as Paris, Chicago, New York, and Los Angeles.  These materials bring a truly unique garment to the marketplace and Laura loves taking the time to hand pick each fabric.  She has also recently added hand knit and embroidered fabric shawls to her collection.

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DG Handmade Presents: Mandy Park

When Mandy Park, potter, is creating she likes to think about how that specific piece can be used in someone’s everyday life and how can she can make it uniquely beautiful.  Pottery has inspired Mandy to fulfill her desires of making innovative functional ware with a modern perspective.  Please join Mandy at the DG Handmade Market as she shares her simplistic elegance with others for practical use in their everyday lives.

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DG Handmade Presents: Nefertem Naturals

As Owner & Artisan of Nefertem Naturals, Brittany Hogan wants to bring the Power of Nature into daily routine.  Her skincare products are made from the best cow fat on earth … grass fed!

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Brittany’s grass fed tallow soaps, body butters and balms are nothing like you’ve ever tried before. The tallow is hand-rendered (it’s a dirty job but someone has to do it) and triple-purified to ensure clarity; never bleached, deodorized or refined. Her products are then blended with organic essential oils and organic vegetable oils to produce a powerhouse of essential nutrients to feed and hydrate your skin properly. Continue reading “DG Handmade Presents: Nefertem Naturals”

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