The One of a Kind Show and Sale

December 4, 2010 8:09:37 AM PST
The Merchandise Mart is holding a special sale where holiday shoppers can find unique items.(News Release) The 10th annual One of a Kind Show and Sale Chicago, the city's wildly popular holiday shopping show, offers the public a fantastic opportunity to buy one-of-a-kind handmade creations. Last year, 55,000 shoppers experienced this one-of-a-kind event. More than 600 juried artists, craftspeople and designers from across North America, will showcase their work from Dec. 2-5 at The Merchandise Mart. The One of a Kind Show will showcase a wide range of media and categories including ceramics, children's gifts, clothing, fashion accessories, fiber art, furniture, glass, gourmet, holiday, jewelry, metal, mixed media, painting, photography, sculpture and wood.

Following is a sampling of some of the featured artists participating in this year's show: Kiku Handmade brings Oak Park, Ill. artist Laurie Freivogel's work to the show, offering fused glass accessories in unique styles which emphasizes color, simplicity and design. In addition to fused glass, Kiku Handmade creates knitting needles and knit hats, often made out of reclaimed t-shirts and cashmere sweaters.

Mally Designs are handmade in Canada by creator and designer Nicole Garza. Mally Designs offer durable leather accessories in modern, colorful designs. Leather products vary from change purses and bookmarks to stain resistant leather baby bibs.

Daisy Bags are custom made handbags and accessories for women and children made by designer Jill Scales. Made out of fun fabric and ribbon, Daisy Bags include handbags, laptop sleeves, felt doll bags and more at an affordable price.

Dick Cooley creates small metal sculptures out of recycled parts. His metal figures take on a life of their own with an array of different poses, such as playing a guitar to riding a motorcycle ? gifts that anyone can display and enjoy.

Visitors can meet these artists and hundreds more at this year's One of a Kind Show and Sale.

    One of a Kind Show & Sale Chicago:
  • Thursday, December 2; noon -9 p.m.
  • Friday, December 3; 11 a.m.-9 p.m.
  • Saturday, December 4; 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
  • Sunday, December 5; 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

One hundred percent of Thursday's ticket sales will benefit Children's Memorial Hospital. Tickets are $12 for adults and $9 for seniors and students with a valid i.d. Tickets are available online at oneofakindshowchicago.com


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