The leaves aren’t doing much hereabouts just yet, but it’s definitely on its way. You can smell it.
With autumn comes the end of the outdoor show season, but the beginning of the INDOOR show season. You know what that usually means? I don’t have to set up a tent or worry about the weather. I realize it’s not as exciting for you as it is for me, but that’s ok. I’ll be excited for both of us.
So! This is where I’ma be at for the rest of the season.
THIS WEEKEND!! The very last outdoor show of the year (for me, anyway)! Edgewater Fall Arts Fest on Granville between Broadway and Kenmore. 11-6 Saturday and Sunday. A boatload of killer artists of my personal acquaintance will be there. I can totally vouch for the content of this show, if not for the beer. Which I hope for your sakes there will be. But if not, you know I won’t tell on you. Winkwink.
ALSO! Monday the 12th of October brings a small, cozy popup art market in Evanston. The Prairie Moon restaurant on Sherman will host me and a bunch of other rad makers between 5 and 9 pm. There will definitely be beer, and food and if I’m lucky, the cake lady will be doing samples again.
NOVEMBER! Busy busy month for your holiday shopping pleasure. Milwaukee-ans, on the weekend of the 14th and 15th, I’ll be at the indoor sports complex just south of you in Franklin for Re: Craft and Relic, a brand new show featuring upcyclers, vintage pickers and funky indie crafters of all sorts. Come support local indie makers in yer ‘hood you guys!
Then on the 22nd I will once again be supporting homeless puppies, kitties and bunnies at the Red Door Animal Shelter’s Holiday Bazaar! Held at the Warren Park field house on Western from 11-5 that Sunday. There is a cookie bake sale of truly epic proportions, and you can bring your critter (the four legged kind, though I’m pretty sure Santa will let your kids in on the action too) for a picture with Santa, who I know for a fact is secretly a sassy ol’ biker dude who loves puppies.
Lastly in November is the Black Friday indie craft hootnanny known as the Late Late Craft Show! Hosted by Mrs. Murphy and Sons Irish Bistro on Lincoln Ave., this event starts at 5 and goes till 11 pm. There is food and whiskey and art. Which is all I need for a recommendation, really. Cooooome!
If all goes as expected, December will bring us Shop Jarvis Square to close my season out. The event is trying to change management, as the organizer said eff this noise and moved south and west away from this godforsaken latitude after the last blisteringly cold winter we had up here. Who can blame her? But I haven’t heard if she’s managed to pass the torch on, or if it’s happening this year, or what, so stay tuned for updates on that score.
Otherwise, that’s the rest of the season mah peeps. Enjoy the turning of the leaves and the gutting of the gourds and the begging of the candy!