One of a Kind Show

2023 Features

Whether you're working with Marwen on your own crafting skills, sampling goodies from the Gourmet Market, or enjoying a walk through the onsite Fine Art Gallery, your shopping experience will be like no other.

Marwen @ One of a Kind

Get creative and enjoy a variety of hands-on art-making workshops, perfect for kids and adults alike, led by Marwen teaching artists! Marwen will be hosting workshops at the Spring Show, free and fun for all ages!

Saturday, 1 - 3PM
Learn the artistry behind Byzantine chainmail. Create a necklace or earrings with gorgeous laser-cut leaf pendants using pliers and jump rings.

Saturday, 4 - 6PM
Draw your own designs to create Shrinky Dink accessories. Bring a few images in mind (food, cartoon, characters, flowers, etc.), and learn how to turn them into wearable art.

Sunday, 1 - 3PM
Learn how to draw the human figure from a live model! A Marwen teaching artist will guide you from drawing simple lines and circles to a complete figure in 2 hours or less.

Emerging Market

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

Gourmet Market

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. The Gourmet market artists can be found here.

The Hatchery Pavilion

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

Cafe & Bars

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

Old Town School of Folk Music

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

Friday, April 28
11:30am-1:00pm -Nathan Hunter (Eclectic Americana Accordion)
4:30-6:00pm - Rachael Claire (Classical/Folk Fiddler)

Saturday April 29

11:30am-1:00pm - Jacob Sweet (Solo Acoustic Guitar)
4:30-6:00pm - Zosia Lau (Indie-Jazz Pianist /Singer)

Sunday, April 30

11:30am-1:00pm - Abby Lyons (Light Pop/Folk- Vocals & Ukulele)
3:00-4:30pm -Shoji Naito (Instrumental Jazz/Blues Guitar)

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.

Tulip Time Market

Flowerchild will be providing a seasonal mix of fresh spring flowers and holding a Tulip Time Market! Guests can either create their own flower bouquet, build a bouquet with the assistance of one of their friendly experienced florists, or choose a beautifully pre-arranged floral item. In addition, a Tulip Wall will be on display where guests can select from a variety of beautiful spring tulips and even snap a photo with their beautiful floral creations.


VOOMcart is the perfect chic and stylish shopping companion! Designed to carry 70lbs effortlessly, its ergonomic design allows you to easily shuffle gear around the show and loading and unloading is a breeze with its two removable gear bins. Visit them in booth 6023 to learn more!