Photos: Chicago-Inspired Art at Renegade Craft Fair

My husband and I love going to Chicago's Renegade Craft Fair at the end of each summer. Coming at the start of September (this year on September 7 and 8), the annual DIY artisan festival helps us mentally bridge the gap between summer and fall. And, it entices us with blocks and blocks of unique, whimsical and always creative arts and crafts from arts in Chicago and across the nation.

We stopped by the weekend-long festival yesterday and were thrilled with the arts and crafts laid out in front of us in the booths that dotted both sides of Division St. in Chicago's Wicker Park neighborhood, from Paulina St. to Damen Ave. Even with our two sons in tow, we were able to successfully browse most of the artists' wares and even pick out a few things to decorate our home.

Of course, as someone who loves travel-inspired art, especially anything that pays homage to our hometown of Chicago -  like my favorite Metro Cuffs - I was in absolute heaven. Being a Chicago festival, there were tons of Windy City arts and crafts items to be seen - and purchased.

Here is a look at some of the Chicago-inspired items that caught my eye all along the Renegade Craft Fair:

Did you go to the Renegade Craft Fair this year? If so, what were the arts and craft items that caught your eye? Please share your thoughts in the comments below.

Didn't make it to Renegade Craft Fair this summer? Not to worry, you can check out their winter market on December 7 and 8 at the Pulaski Park Fieldhouse in Chicago.

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