2017 Features

The One of a Kind Spring Show has lots in store for you while you shop the show. Whether working with Lillstreet on your own crafting skills, watching a demonstration in our Gourmet Market, checking out one-of-a-kind fashion shows or enjoying live music from outstanding musicians, your shopping experience will be like no other.

Lillstreet at One of a Kind

Lillstreet is returning to One of a Kind Spring Show! Since 1975, Lillstreet Art Center has been proudly supporting a vibrant visual community in Chicago – embracing the skills, techniques and goals of its artists, instructors and students.

Join Chicago’s favorite art center for arts-based demonstrations, workshops and hands-on experiences during each day of the show. Adults and kids alike are invited to bring an enthusiasm to create! Skilled teaching artists will feature a variety of art forms and introduce you to Lillstreet’s unique class, workshop and camp offerings.

Lillstreet at One of a Kind Schedule

One of a Kind Fashion Shows

Experience art on the runway during our live fashion shows featuring chic, artist-designed clothing, jewelry and accessories.

Fri—Apr 28

Sat—Apr 29

Sun—Apr 30

Emerging Market

NEW this year! The Emerging Market will feature spaces dedicated to 30 talented up and coming makers.

Gourmet Market + Demos

Indulge your taste buds on edible art! Find a fantastic selection of gourmet artisans selling a range of delicious specialty items including dips, sauces, confections and baked goods in this special section on the show floor. Make sure to visit the Gourmet Market Stage for one of a kind cooking demos and presentations. 

The Hatchery Pavilion

Located within the Gourmet Market, this new area features emerging food entrepreneurs sampling, selling and showing you "how it’s made." The Hatchery will also have a table for those interested in learning more about starting and growing a food business as well as how to become involved in this thriving community.

Live Music

Enjoy live music from some of the very best musicians from Old Town School of Folk Music. From up-and-coming to more established musicians, each has a sound and style unique to them. 


Fine Art Gallery

Walk through the show's Fine Art Gallery to enjoy a curated exhibition of fine art and sculpture from the show floor. 

Join Art Encounter for an in-depth view of the exciting artworks on display in One-of-a-Kind's Fine Art Gallery. Tour guide Lea Pinsky will engage you in an interactive discussion of artworks in diverse media. Discover how artists' choices of materials, techniques and subject matter contribute to the ideas in an artwork while you learn more about your own way of seeing!

Tour Hours:
Friday 5pm
Saturday 5pm


We want your shopping experience to be the best it can be. That's why we've taken care of the little details that make a difference like coat and package check as well as offering a packaging and shipping service for your new finds.

Coat and Package Check

Check your coat for a trouble-free shopping experience. Located on the show floor.

  • $3 per coat/item

Packaging and Shipping Service
Don't feel like carrying your packages? Want to send a newly purchased gift to a friend? Our on-site service will pack and ship your purchases.