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11 . 28 . 2018

10 Shoppers Dish on Why They Attend

The 18th annual Holiday Show opens NEXT WEEK. Our One of a Kind Show regulars will surely be here! We asked them why the Show is special to them, here are 10 responses. Notice some themes? "Best show in Chicago! So many wonderful vendors. Live entertainment, yummy food, easy parking and entry!" ... Lisa Coen "I always find gifts that are so unexpected for my family. It's... Read More

11 . 26 . 2018

What's New?

A lot at the upcoming 18th annual Holiday Show! Close to 150 exhibiting artists are first-timers to One of a Kind. Check out the complete list here and enjoy this peek at just a few the goodies they'll be bringing! Joyful handmade ceramics from SOFT Studio (above) will add a pop of color and sunshine to your home this winter! EB creates the perfect... Read More

11 . 19 . 2018

Get to Know... Debbie Wood of No Denial Foods

Debbie Wood makes treats that are, first and foremost, delicious and rich but at the same time, made with simple and nutritious ingredients that happen to be grain-free, gluten-free and low in sugar. One of a Kind: Welcome to the One of a Kind Show! What will you be bringing in December? Debbie: This is a very exciting show for us because we are launching a new... Read More

11 . 12 . 2018

Get to Know... Nicole Maslowski of Maslo Jewelry

Based in Richmond, VA, Nicole Maslowski designs jewelry that is both minimal and bold. She's also an animal lover--donating a portion of Maslo's sales to Pets for Vets. One of a Kind: Tells us about Maslo Jewelry. Nicole: I like to combine industrial materials such as copper and brass with geometric shapes and asymmetry to create classic statement pieces. My... Read More

11 . 05 . 2018

Get to Know... Mary Hamby of Twenty Two West

Mary Hamby uses the classic techniques of weaving, ceramics and woodworking to create fiber jewelry and modern art. One of a Kind: Tell us about your work. Mary: I am a full time artist working out of my studio in Charlotte, North Carolina. The name of my business comes from a place that inspires me--the address of the home where I grew up in Greenville, South... Read More

10 . 26 . 2018

Get to Know... Ashley Chiang of Paper Liberated

Paper Liberated's Ashley Chiang manipulates colorful strips of paper turning them into intricate masterpieces. One of a Kind: Tell us about your work. Ashley: When you buy a three dimensional piece of art you are investing in the experience it brings. It is never just one view point but many and this is true for the 3D aspects of paper quilling. Changing light and... Read More

10 . 23 . 2018

Get to Know... Aron Fischer of Facture Goods

New One of a Kind Show artist Aron Fischer works with hardwoods, clay and metals to create small batch kitchen-wares, utensils and provisions. One of a Kind: Tell us about your work. Aron: I love to combine different materials in interesting and unexpected ways. I have a "primitive modern" aesthetic and by creating pieces that are somewhat rough and crude, I am able... Read More

10 . 05 . 2018

Art on theMART - now through December!

Projections will be running each Wednesday - Sunday at dusk from now through the end of the year. The dazzling public art display launched at the end of September and turned the city’s iconic Merchandise Mart into a 2.5-acre art canvas. With 34 projectors totaling almost one million lumens projected on the building façade, this is the largest permanent projection... Read More