Paint Edgebrook Pink, Sunday, 10/18, 9am race
Local Goods Chicago is a gold sponsor for the Paint Edgebrook Pink 5K race in the Bunker Hill forest preserve. We will have a booth setup for making medals with kids in the morning!
Wear your medal or your Paint Edgebrook Pink Tee Shirt when you shop at Local Goods Chicago this Sunday and receive 10% off of your purchase!
Art walk, Saturday 10/17 2pm - 5pm.
The art walk is sponsored by Everyday Edgebrook, which broke away from the Edgebrook Chamber of Commerce earlier this year in an effort to breathe new life into the area around Devon and Central avenues. 15 local business are hosting 15 different artists.
at Local Goods Chicago during the art walk!
$10 suggested donation for the art walk to benefit Everyday Edgebrook
Brickton Gallery & Art Center in Park Ridge is looking for a few good artisans!
Each month we showcase a new artisan and their work product in our unique gift shop space--Brickton's Artist Market! Brickton is a non-profit art center serving the NW Metro area. For over 15 years, we have been working to support and enhance all aspects of the arts. Brickton has over 200 members and families that come in and out of our center on a weekly basis. We also have birthday parties and artists receptions that are attended by many potential buyers!
This is a great opportunity to reach a new audience and we are currently looking to fill time slots for the remainder of 2015 and early 2016. The Artist Market works on a monthly fee basis and a commission of 10% of total sales.
If you are interested in showing and selling your work product at Brickton please contact Melissa at firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
Darlene of Sun Sea Sky Designs will be demonstrating wire wrapping, a jewelry making technique. Her handmade jewelry designs, include earrings, bracelets and necklaces using glass, pearls and semi-precious gemstones and metals.
What is lamp work? Attend our demo this weekend at 11AM. Kimberly Polka of The Glass Station is bringing in her torch and showing off her skills with fire and glass. Sign up or find out more
Lampworking is a type of glasswork where a torch or lamp is primarily used to melt the glass. Once in a molten state, the glass is formed by blowing and shaping with tools and hand movements. It is also known as flameworking or torchworking, as the modern practice no longer uses oil-fueled lamps. Although lack of a precise definition for lampworking makes it difficult to determine when this technique was first developed, the earliest verifiable lampworked glass is probably a collection of beads thought to date to the fifth century BC. Lampworking became widely practiced in Murano, Italy in the 14th century. In the mid 19th century lampwork technique was extended to the production of paperweights, primarily in France, where it became a popular art form, still collected today. Lampworking differs from glassblowing in that glassblowing uses a furnace as the primary heat source, although torches are also used.
Demo will start at 11 and will be over no later tan 1PM. All ages welcome.