The Uprising Handmade Holiday Market

The Uprising Handmade Holiday Market

Join us Sunday, December 6, 12-5pm at Blue Island Beer Company, 13357 Olde Western Avenue, for a freaky fabulous Uprising Handmade Holiday Fair. Thirty artists will offer handmade, one of a kind craft and artisanal items for the perfect holiday gift or gift to self. Live music, craft beer, Creme of the Crop food truck, and a mini-golf challenge to support the Beverly Area Arts Alliance. $1 a chance for a hole in one – and be entered in a drawing to win a swag bag of items from participating vendors. Not your momma’s craft fair!

Vendors include: Neil Brideau – comics; Susi Daniel – fiber/wearables; Bridget Fennessy – pottery, painting, jewelry; Jessica Matushek – photography, Natalie Picchi – jewelry; Alex Dunham – furniture/decor; Sasha Twell – jewelry/knitting; Anna Waldron – pottery; Romelia Garcia – candles; Alejandra Aranda – terrariums; Jane Doherty – paper craft; Joe Wislar – sculpture; Tiffany Olvera – mixed media designs/cultural; Jane Hasty – fiber/decorative; Matthew Coglianese – photography; Sue Dorsch – pottery; Lauren Smith – painting; Mindy McConnell – candles; Nicold Ologundudu – fiber/wearables, jewelry; Leslie Jenner – decor, painting, mixed media, paper craft; Joy Walsh – decor, drawings, mixed media, painting, sculptures, jewelry; Jennifer Meyers – painting, jewelry; Nicole Burns – baby or children items; Doris Barnes – quilts; Jane Zia – bath & body; Karina Shimkos – Upcycled & re purposed items.

In the spirit of giving, we are collecting donations for the homeless with the goal of filling 25 Art Walk totes. We are partnering with a local group of volunteers that delivers blankets to the homeless living in Lower Wacker Drive each weekend during the winter. Items include: toiletries (tooth paste, tooth brushes, floss, deodorant, cleansing wipes (baby, lysol, or hand wipes), small packets of kleenex), non-perishable healthy snacks (granola bars, fruit strips, nuts, etc), as well as hats, gloves, and hand warmers. Blankets and lg/xl hoodies also welcome. Please give generously.

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