The application deadline for the 2019 One of a Kind Holiday Show has passed. To submit your late application entry, please click on the link below.

The One of a Kind Show, held in April and December each year, can be your best opportunity to sell to tens of thousands of affluent consumers who value handmade work and love to shop! The award winning show boasts an ideal downtown Chicago location, a premium indoor exhibiting environment, and unparalleled marketing and promotional opportunities.

Late Application

We invite artists, designers and makers with high quality, handmade, original work to apply to be a part of the One of a Kind Holiday experience in Chicago! Eligible work ranges from giftable craft to premium fine art. Applicants will be juried and chosen based on uniqueness, craftsmanship and attention to detail.

Show Facts

  • The show is entering its 19th year
  • More than 70,000 shoppers came to the show in 2018
  • Featuring approx. 600 artists, designers and makers
  • Show promotion to our database of over 200,000
  • Held in a premium indoor environment with all inclusive hard wall booth package in the heart of downtown Chicago
  • Top ranked on the Sunshine Artist’s 200 Best list and by ArtFairCalendar.com

Marketing That is One of a Kind

The show's comprehensive multi-media campaign includes:

  • Extensive print and online advertising
  • Show postcards with complimentary ticket offers mailed and distributed to targeted shoppers in the Chicago area
  • Wide reaching e-mail campaign to 200,000+ subscribers
  • Major promotional outreach via strong show partnerships within the art/craft industry
  • Media partnership with the Chicago Tribune and its affiliates
  • Outdoor advertising including street banners in prime city shopping locations
  • Media hits generating over 10 million impressions and featuring TV interviews on major networks
  • Full-color Show Guide with floor plan, show highlights and exhibiting artist information

Unparalleled Support for Artists

Unique, pre-event and on-site visibility opportunities, including exposure in show promotional and advertising material are offered to promote the sale of your art and create interest and excitement.

Exhibiting artists are equipped with generous materials and exceptional opportunities to promote their presence and enjoy their experience at the show:

  • Listings in online directory featuring artist images and link, and on-site Show Guide
  • Complimentary marketing materials for artist use including printed complimentary passes, emailable complimentary tickets, show banner ads, and booth signage
  • PR exposure via the show's extensive media relations
  • Opportunities for on-site promotion
  • Pre-show artist webinar
  • On-site educational programming
  • Artist lounge with internet access
  • Discounted hotel rates

Unique Partnerships

One of a Kind Show partners elevate the show by providing valuable programming and promotional support. Partners have included:

Ann & Robert H. Lurie's Children's Hospital, Toyota, Chicago Tribune, Nissan, NBC, ClearChannel Communications, Etsy, Lillstreet Art Center, Old Town School of Folk Art, Goose Island, Gallery 37/After School Matters, The Chicago Department of Tourism, Andersonville Galleria, Susan G. Komen for the Cure®, National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Chicago Loop Alliance, The Chicago Art Foundation