Andersonville City Made Fest 2014: Meet Our Vendors!

cmf2014_600x600_v2The second annual Andersonville City Made Fest is Saturday, September 20 and Sunday, September 21, 2014, and we are excited to host a diverse group  of craftspeople and vendors who are living and creating their wares right here in Chicago!  From jewelry and furniture to shoes and visual artists, we’ve assembled a diverse lineup for City Made Fest that’s sure to please. We invite you to join us that weekend for the best in local beer, local artisans, local food and great local music!  Be on the lookout for more information next week about the beer we will be serving.  But now, meet our 2014 City Made Fest vendors:

  1. Amelia Kieras Illustration Don’t miss Amelia’s digital art prints, handmade pop up cards, and hand bound story books.
  2. Brynn Capella Brynn Capella’s specialty is classically elegant but casual Italian leather handbags. Functional with a size and shape for every taste, each one is meticulously crafted but without the couture price tag.
  3. CHIRP Radio A volunteer-driven, online community radio station that focuses on music, arts, and culture. We are live and local every day from 6am-midnight from our studios in Chicago’s North Center.
  4. Circa Ceramics    Since 1999, Circa Ceramics has designed eye-catching, fun and colorful tableware & accessories that are still functional and durable enough for everyday use. Their often-witty pieces are sure to brighten your cupboards.
  5. Danilo Cuevas Fine Art    Danilo Cuevas is a self-taught painter who specializes in urban landscapes, cityscapes and botanical still lifes.
  6. Ground Up Press    A Chicago-born illustrator and printmaker who today makes posters for many big bands, but say he gets the most satisfaction from the work that ties into music produced by his friends. Clients include the Black Keys, Veruca Salt, MUSE and others.
  7. Hilary’s Cookies Hilary’s Cookies is an all natural bakery where you will never find an artificial color, flavor, or preservative. Everything is made from scratch and includes both vegan and non-vegan options for every taste.
  8. Imaginary Girl Jewelry A jewelry designer for 15 years, she is a self-described life-long “vintage junkie.” Her finds inspire her designs and her goal is to let the history of each piece shine through in her work.
  9. Jules Vance Jewelry is a luxury fashion jewelry line by Chicago metalsmiths, Jules & Brian Vance. Together they fabricate modern, artisan jewelry by human hands for those who seek to know the artists behind design and value authentic craftsmanship. They will also be customizing personalized initial ID Tag necklaces on-site!
  10. Juliet Jewelry Julie Schmidt’s line of women’s jewelry combines her love of shapes, fine details and architecture. The jewelry visualizes details, texture, and balance, to play with positive & negative space transforming them into wearable works of art.
  11. Katherine Anne Confections Since 2006, the chocolatiers at Katherine Anne have perfected the art of the decadent truffle and built quite a following as a result. Sample their seasonal caramels, marshmallows and the famous truffles to see what the buzz is all about. They’ll also have their nationally-acclaimed hot chocolate as well.
  12. Keelan Rogue  Keelan Rogue’s flasks, notebooks, bow ties and wallets are made with recycled neckties, suits, shirts and even kilts, with a smooth, durable, black cowhide leather interior.
  13. Koval Distillery Established in 2008, KOVAL produces organic whiskey, liqueurs and specialty spirits in Chicago’s first distillery since the mid-1800s.
  14. Maureen Ewing Photography    A frequent traveler for whom writing and photography go hand in hand. Maureen’s pen and shutter find inspiration on every road trip she takes and international flight she boards.
  15. Mohop Shoes  Founded by an architect in 2005, Mohop is an eco-friendly footwear company specializing in shoes with nearly infinite design options thanks to Mohop’s patented interchangeable soles.
  16. moss design  Moss is a multi-faceted architecture and design studio. Their modern benches, shelves and cabinets are entirely designed, sourced and produced in Lakeview and West Loop.
  17. Neighborly    Neighborly offers a fresh take on home goods and accessories, gifts and artwork for the urban, Midwest home, with materials often sourced right from the Midwest.
  18. One Man Surf Party    In 2013, Kickstarter, launched One Man Surf Party and their line of video game-inspired tees, posters and stickers. Today, each shirt is lovingly hand-screened in Chicago in small batches.City Made Fest Vendors
  19. Organica by Laura    Laura Garza’s jewelry is not only inspired by nature, but often takes the shape of flowers and petals, using the lost wax method. Others are clean and modern, showcasing her diverse range.
  20. Prohibition Spice    Offering a variety of handcrafted spice blends and rubs made locally with fresh, premium ingredients. Whether you need to season a cut of meat, your favorite veggies, a backyard BBQ or a weekend breakfast, Prohibition Spice has just what you need.
  21. Prunella Papercraft    Prunella Papercraft specializes in arty, handcrafted notecards & collages made with an eclectic mix of vintage ephemera & unique rubber stamped images.
  22. Red Ava Designs    Roslyn Broder creates handcrafted earrings, necklaces, bracelets, and rings using vintage and contemporary beads and components, natural stones, handmade and hand-forged enamel, sterling silver, and cast bronze.
  23. Reformado Photography    Launched by a self-taught photographer specializing in alternative photographic processes, this vendor uses a kind of Polaroid film discontinued in 2005 to create one-of-a-kind coasters, magnets and posters.
  24. Reuse First    Reuse First is a husband & wife team dedicated to giving new life to discarded items. They collect paper from Chicagoland printers and binders and beer and liquor bottles from local bars that are then remade into candles, postcards and gifts.
  25. Salted Caramel    Salted Caramel’s first and only product in 2009 was the decadent Bacon Bourbon Caramel Corn. Since then they’ve grown and now make caramels, cocoa, graham treats – all using natural ingredients that often incorporate other local artisans’ products.
  26. Shawna Smith Handmade Goods    A collection of whimsical, brightly colored children’s items, inspired by the silly little monster in us all. Shawna thoughtfully designs and hand-makes each and every item with baby, family and the environment in mind.
  27. SoFo Tap Artist Booth   SoFo Tap’s laid-back atmosphere is enhanced thanks to an ever-rotating selection works by local artists on its walls. Their booth will highlight a number of local painters and photographers.
  28. Something Beautiful    Marcie is an architect and DIY-aficionado whose line of hand-made products includes soy candles, soaps, and jewelry.City Made Fest Vendors
  29. Stylish Girl    Stylish Girl is a jewelry designer who mixes vintage-inspired design with modern-urban sensibility.
  30. Sun Sea Sky Designs    Sun Sea Sky Designs is inspired by being in the sun, sitting by the sea, or gazing up at the sky. The designs draw from the natural world and include earrings, bracelets and necklaces made with glass, pearls and semi-precious gemstones and metals.
  31. Sweet Burn    Sweet Burn is a line of wood-burned and reclaimed wood animals, skulls, bowls and custom pieces, handmade by Rebecca Trivisonno
  32. Terri Horning Painting   Terri Horning is a self-taught portraitist and painter of urban scenes. This will be her second year at City Made Fest.
  33. Three Switch    The combined effort of a product engineer, glassblower and a design fabricator, 3-Switch specialize in bespoke modern glassware, lighting and terrariums.
  34. Tru Origins    TruOrigins repurposes Great Lakes glass found on Chicago’s shores. Smooth and richly clouded, these natural gems are hand drilled or wrapped into wearable art and treasured artifacts.
  35. Veronica Riley Martens Veronica’s specialty is one-of-a-kind statement necklaces made from tagua nuts. The nuts come from palm trees and are dried, sliced/cut into various shapes and dyed. They’re combined to create unique, mosaic, eco-friendly creations.
  36. Weener Ware    Weener Ware specialty is handmade, recycled bottle cap jewelry. Their work includes a wide selection of vintage designs for necklaces, earrings, brooches, rings and more!
  37. whimsy curiosities + craft    Lindsay Winkler reimagines and revives vintage furniture, decor and home goods to give them a new life.
  38. Wulfka    Wulfka is a startup clothing line designed, dyed and stitched in Chicago. With simple designs and hand-dyed fabrics, our clothes are as unique as the women who wear them.
  39. Zerobird Studio    Jennifer Burak has turned a one-time screen printing class into a full-fledged business with a line of hand-made pillows and prints. Today, all products are hand-made in River West.
Andersonville City Made Fest takes place on Saturday, September 20 and Sunday, September 21 from 12 noon-9:00 pm both days on Clark Street between Argyle and Carmen Avenues (5000-5100N).  A suggested $5 benefits the Andersonville Development Corporation, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that supports the long-term well-being of the Andersonville community by fostering sustainable community and economic development in the Andersonville commercial district.