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Chicago’s 9th Annual Renegade Craft Fair

Renegade Craft Fair (Photo Credit: renegadecraft.com/chicago)

Enjoy art, crafts, music, and food for free this weekend! Come to the 9th annual Renegade Craft Fair to see the best arts and crafts from Chicago and all over the nation. Bring your friends and family to Wicker Park to enjoy the festival.

The Renegade Craft Fair features handmade and do-it-yourself art from hundreds of artists. Buy chic handmade handbags from Crystalyn Kae. You can buy unique jewelry from Arrow Jewelry. Buy unique, quirky handmade crafts from Cardboard Castle. Holly Hue has clothes made from recycled materials, so you can be fashionable and eco-friendly at the same time!

In addition to shopping, festivalgoers can learn how to knit from the Chicago Waldorf School. The Marwen Foundation will sell cards made by students at the foundation. Marwen helps children from underserved communities through arts programs. If you’re a pet parent, bring your pets to the festival as long as they’re on a leash. If you’re looking for a pet, learn about adopting a dog or cat from Grateful Greyhounds or the Tree House Humane Society.

If you want to eat, have some tapas or gazpacho from Big Bite Catering, vegetarian food from MANA Food Bar, or ice cream from Black Dog Gelato. Intelligentsia Coffee will have coffee available. If you want a stronger beverage, have a beer from Goose Island or wine from Lulu B. The Renegade Craft Fair is a great way to enjoy the last few days of summer.

WHEN: Saturday, September 10 to Sunday, September 11, 2011 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Division Street in Wicker Park

TICKETS: Free admission

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