One of a Kind Show


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 free, hands-on artmaking workshops and activities throughout the show, including jewelry making, DIY holiday postcards, zines, and a gigantic community draw wall open to all ages.

Free workshop schedule:

Friday, Dec 8, 4-6pm

Looking for a charming gift for the holiday? Bring your family and friends by and learn how to use paint markers to create a one-of-a-kind gingerbread “cookie” ornament for yourself or someone special during the holidays.

Saturday, Dec 9, 1-3 pm and 4-6 pm
Do you love jewelry charms and pendants? All ages are welcome to join our D.I.Y jewelry workshop and learn how to create original and wearable works of art for your loved ones this holiday season.

Sunday, Dec 10, 1-3 pm

Do you have long-distance friends and family? This holiday season, surprise your loved ones by sending them a handmade holiday card or learn how to create a zine booklet with instructions on how to make your favorite top-secret family recipe, holiday crafts, and more!

Live Music from Old Town School of Folk Music

Enjoy live music daily from local musicians at the Center Stage.

Thursday, December 7
1-2:30pm - Tony Do Rosario & Sam Peters (Jazz Duo)
5-6:30pm - Dan Fulkerson (Jazz & Blues)

Friday, December 8
1-2:30pm - Jacob Sweet (Rootsy Folk, Blues and Beyond)
5-6:30pm - Sophie Creutz (NOLA inspired Jazz & Chicago Blues)

Saturday, December 9
1-2:30pm - Luciano Antonio (Brazilian Jazz)
5-6:30pm - R&L Rhythm Revue (Multi-Genre Guitar/Mandolin/Percussion/Vocals

Sunday, December 10
11:30am-1pm - Abby Lyons (Light Pop /Folk Vocals & Ukulele
2:30-4pm - Shoji Naito (Jazz & Blues Instrumentals

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, and jewelry.

Cafes & Bars

Find a wide variety of gourmet foods and drinks for any taste palate throughout the show floor, provided by Foodstuffs Gourmet Foods & Catering.


VOOMcart is the perfect chic and stylish shopping companion! Designed to carry 70lbs with ease. Borrow a courtesy cart for your packages, to lighten the load and effortlessly shop the show. Courtesy carts will be available at the VoomCart booth 6021.