One of a Kind Show

2022 Features

Marwen at One of a Kind

Join Marwen, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to inspire young people to nurture their growth and build their futures through art and community, for a variety of hands-on artmaking workshops throughout the show. These free workshops are fun for all ages!

Friday, 4:00-6:00pm - Jewelry Making
Do you love jewelry? Learn how to bead earrings and pendants in this workshop. Use pliers, chains, beads, and other fun materials to create gifts for friends or yourself.

Saturday, 1:00pm-3:00pm & 4:00pm-6:00pm - Shrinky Dink Workshop
Chicago teens lead a nostalgic Shrinky Dink workshop. Learn how to design a pair of holiday earrings or a charming keychain
using shrink wrap, colorful markers, and hole punchers.

Sunday, 1:00pm-3:00pm - Handmade Postcards
Do you have long-distance friends or family? This holiday season, surprise your loved ones by sending them a handmade postcard using stamps, colored pencils, markers, and more!

Live Music from Old Town School of Folk Music
Enjoy live music daily from local musicians at the Center Stage.

Thursday, December 1
1:00-2:30pm - Tony Do Rosario (Instrumental Jazz)
5:00-6:30pm - Brandi Berry Benson (Baroque & Bluegrass)

Friday, December 2

1:00-2:30pm - Dan Fulkerson (Folk/Jazz/Pop)
5:00-6:30pm - Aaron Smith (Bluegrass, Country, Old Time)

Saturday, December 3

1:00-2:30pm - Nikki O'Neill (Twang, Soul & Rock 'n' Roll)
5:00-6:30pm - Mike Austin & Jim Conway (Irish Traditional & American Roots)

Sunday, December 4

11:30am-1:00pm - Shannon Mustard (Folk & Holiday Tunes)
2:30-4:00pm - Paul Kaye (Blues)

Gourmet Market
Indulge in artisan culinary creations and meet the makers behind them - there's something sure to satisfy all tastes in the Gourmet Market!

The Hatchery Pavilion
Within the Gourmet Market, check out emerging food entrepreneurs from The Hatchery, Chicago's premier food and business incubator.

Fine Art Gallery
Take a walk through our curated fine art gallery featuring works from exhibiting fine artists.

Emerging Market
Meet and shop from up-and-coming makers, new to the One of a Kind Show, in the Emerging Market.

Fashion District
This fashion-oriented area on the show floor features trendsetting designers with work ranging from accessories, to clothing, to jewelry