DIY Trunk Show Celebrates 10 th Anniversary with Craft, Sweat, Tears Theme

DIY Trunk Show Celebrates 10 th Anniversary with Craft, Sweat, Tears Theme

The Chicago Craft Mafia (CCM), a collaborative organization of independent crafting business owners, announced today its 10th annual DIY Trunk
Show to be held on November 17 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Broadway Armory Park, 5917 N. Broadway. CCM has expanded the show to accommodate additional tables for vendors and more opportunities for sponsors. Last year there were some 133 craft makers and artists with tables, 12 sponsors and more than 7,000 attendees. This year’s theme is “Craft, Sweat, Tears.”

The DIY Trunk Show is an annual event that brings the best of the Chicago area’s alternative craft community to the people. It has built its reputation by supporting the Chicagoland craft community, encouraging emerging artists and crafters and helping to
promote local nonprofits and small businesses.

Vendors range from those offering jewelry of all types, clothing and t-shirts, bags and
purses, stationery and paper products, housewares and lamps, ceramics, glassware
and enamelware, fiber work and knitware, photography, pet items, plush toys, children’s
items, candles, woodwork items, pens, wallets, soaps and body care products. Also at
the event will be:

  • Free on-site workshops for children and adults
  • Live DJ’ing from the Chicago Independent Radio Project
  • Delightful breakfast and lunch options from Wishbone restaurant

Among this year’s sponsors already signed up are Blue Buddha Boutique, Orange Beautiful, CHIRP, and Local First Chicago.

Learn more about becoming a sponsor by visiting

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