Maker’s Day: Celebrate National Crafts Month on March 7: Artist Demonstrations and Make ‘n’ Take Projects



Free and Open to the Public

CHICAGO—In honor of National Craft Month, a dozen makers and artisans will invite the public to get a behind-the-scenes glimpse at what they do at Maker’s Day: Watch. Make. Take! on Saturday, March 7 in Chicago’s Edgewater neighborhood. The artisans will explain the process behind their work, and many booths will give the public the chance to try it for themselves through “make ‘n’ take” projects. The sessions—from henna to chainmaille jewelry to 3D printing to lock picking—will run on a rotating schedule from 11 am through 5 pm at 1127 W Granville.  All activities are family-friendly and suitable for beginners.  Admission is free.  Most projects are free; a few have a modest fee to cover materials (under $5).

The event is sponsored by Blue Buddha Boutique, the largest brick-and-mortar store in the world dedicated to chainmaille. Blue Buddha specializes in teaching people of all ages how to weave modern versions of this  ancient art form. Their team of 18 employees serve customers in all 50 states and more than 40 countries. The company raises awareness of local, handmade goods and support Chicago crafters through Blue Buddha’s artisan market—featuring the work of more than 50 makers, designers and crafters—and the annual DIY Trunk Show in Edgewater.


Event Details:

Maker’s Day
Saturday, March 7
11 am – 5 pm

Blue Buddha Boutique
1127 W Granville
Chicago IL 60660


For more info:  Please contact Britt Johnson, Marketing Director
[email protected]
P: 773.478.3767

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