Dec 14th 2019

Vends + Vibes 2019: An Arts Marketplace

@ Arts and Public Life

301 E Garfield Blvd, Chicago, IL 60637

Opening Saturday, December 14th, from 12PM - 5PM

On view through Sunday, December 15th

The Arts Block, along the historic 300 East Block of Garfield Boulevard in Washington Park
Arts Incubator (301 E Garfield) & Green Line Performing Arts Center (329 E Garfield)

Arts + Public Life invites you to shop local this holiday season at the 6th Annual Vends + Vibes, a two-day winter marketplace of unique handmade products made primarily by over 30 South Side artists and creative entrepreneurs. Join us on the Arts Block in Washington Park to discover one-of-a-kind holiday gifts as you take in soulful vibes from some of Chicago’s hottest DJs and partake in family-friendly fun including art-making activities, marshmallow roasting, photos with Santa and more!


Astratesh | BDavis Designs | ChiTech Handmade | Committed Knitters | Dawning Day Creations | Design Apprenticeship Program (DAP) | Dr. Herbal’s Organic & Vegan Hair Care | EELPHIN | Esenshel | Found Objects | Good Thoughts Tea Company | Hemp Heals Body Shop | Hoodmommy | ILAVA: It Can Be Done | K-FLEYE | KnottyLoop Creations | Lilly Grant Candle Studio | Madre de Perla Designs | MASHALLAH | Millicent Kennedy | October Lotus | Onli Studios | Pottery By Pai | Random Thoughts Lagos | ReformedSchool | SAHRAMIC | Samantha Jo | Sista Dolls | Smart Cookie Vegan | Soap Junkii | Trading Races | Triple A Gourmet Treats | Tuanis Chocolate | YerbaXBuena

Ayana Contreras | Peace RTG | Cqqchifruit | Greg Gray

We’d love your help! Volunteers are needed, and different shifts are available for set up, vendor check-in, info desk support, general floaters, and greeters. We have perks for all volunteers.
Learn more and sign-up at


Arts + Public Life (APL), an initiative of UChicago Arts, provides platforms for artists and access to arts programming through artist residencies, arts education, creative entrepreneurship, and artist-led programs and exhibitions. APL advances and promotes a robust, collaborative, and evolving relationship between the University of Chicago and the South Side’s vibrant civic, cultural, and artistic communities.

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