SHOW of HANDS has quickly become one of the most talked about shopping events in Chicago. Described as thoughtful and unpretentious, our show strives to create an enjoyable, relaxed shopping experience where the Vendors are the focus. Without the talent, professionalism and uniqueness of the artists, designers & craftspeople that participate in our events, SHOW of HANDS would be just another craft show...

Instead, we're in the business of changing the way people shop, changing the perception people have of independent makers and encouraging everyone to support small businesses all year round!



show swag

Grab your own little piece of the show with our screen-printed show poster (designed & printed by Vendor, Dan Grzeca; edition 200) or our limited edition, custom-designed MAKE IT RAIN canvas tote!

*Only a small quantity of each still remain, so get yours now!


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