LOCATION: Stacy Rauba & Yutaka Fujita have been married and creating together for over 20 years. They make fine quality custom clothing and do specialized sewing for movies and TV commercials filmed in Chicago. They exercise their own Artistic vision making hats, clothing, scarves, and more for Artisan shows. They love beautiful fabrics, feminine design, comfort and practicality are reflected in…
Solder & Sage is an adornment apothecary creating spiritually focused products to help set daily intentions. Expect to find beautifully crafting hand-made jewelry, emergency smudging kits, chakra incense and ceramic incense holders. Each item is handmade by the artist in Chicago, IL.
I love to mimic natural and supposed landscapes, imagining the vastness of nature and outer space. Forms are created by both hand building and on a potter’s wheel. My functional wares are finished by a glaze firing. Decorative pieces go through the firing process in a Saggar “kiln” alongside organic materials that smoke, smolder, and burn against the surface.
I feel a deep connection to the simple but profoundly elegant sculptural forms and colors of the natural world. I have always collected little bits of nature – dried flowers, leaves, shells, stones, pine cones, twigs. These tiny treasures have become my inspiration. In my work, I strive to translate their beautiful colors, textures and shapes into wearable art. Using traditional metalworking techniques of fabrication and casting, I hand form each jewelry piece. My goal is to offer the wearer a reminder of the delicate and transient gifts nature gives us.
RAW VENUE #5 – Bit Space, a youth only maker lab, is excited to return to the RAW Children’s Corner. Look for announcements on this year’s projects and activities soon!
Visit the KOVAL tent in the Begyle Beer Garden at Ravenswood and Berteau for tastings of some of their organic, made-in-Ravenswood whiskies, liqueurs and gins, then walk a block north to 4241 N Ravenswood and get a peek inside their production distillery and pick up some swag, including tour passes, branded flasks and liqueur scented candles!
Dutch painter Josefien Stoppelenburg has garnered international praise and attention for her colorful and imaginative paintings. A keen admirer of Marc Chagall, Paul Gauguin and Odilon Redon, Josefien has been a lifelong student of art and art history. She has presented exhibitions in the Netherlands and the USA.
Stoppelenburgs work was used as opera sets, on the cover of a rock album, as post cards, in magazines, and her personalized paintings are in many private homes. She has exhibited her work in hospitals, galleries (such as a solo exhibition in Gallery 3 in Manitowoc) and art fairs. She painted on commission for the Boulder Bach Festival, the Peninsula Music, the Arizona Bach Festival and was the Artist in Residence of the Evanston Art Center in 2014.
Her lectures on Art and Music were featured in the Chicago Artist Month in 2014. She took part in ‘Birds in Jeopardy’ Exhibition in 2015 in the Noyes Cultural Arts Center.
Josefien’s work is inspired by nature, dreams and music. Her fascination with painting is deeply connected with her sense of musical expression.
Fun, modern, colorful T-shirts that bring Abraham Lincoln and his message into the 21st century. All shirts feature the original artwork of Chicago artist and designer Chris Umhoefer and are 100% American made.
Eric The Red – Creations started with just making unique Day of the Dead Teddy Bears, called Skelositos, which then branched out to include Dragons and other Fantasy Creatures. Eventually I started to include a variety of bags ranging from Messenger Bags, Book Bags, to over-sized Totes and ipad/tablet covers.
The vernacular of both aspects is to make one of a kind creations , while using unique fabrics and techniques.
Karma Neutral Ceramics is a pottery studio and gallery that was founded on Ravenswood Avenue in 2010. Currently, there are two ceramic artists working out of the studio, Sangeet Gupta and Carl Mankert. They use a variety of types of clay and firing techniques to produce a both functional wares and sculptural art.
Each beer bottle is cut & sanded by hand. We pour natural soy wax that’s grown in the Midwest. Cotton wicks are free from lead & zinc. Scents are a combination of pure essential & fragrance oils.
Maureen Duffy is a Chicago based artist honing her creative skills at Lill Street Art Center. Creating innovative, show worthy, local celebrity owned, fine art ceramics for the past eight years. Her work surpasses functionality with a unique flair for design.
Award winning Chicago/LA based artist Michele McManmon designs unique functional jewelry reflective of the variety of topics explored in her highly regarded photography/journalistic pursuits. Working with publications like Crains Chicago, Guardian, Playboy and others has inspired a variety of topics which constantly evolves as well as influences her work.
Using Silver, Copper, Brass, a variety of stones and found objects I aim to create unique wearable art pieces. Most of witch are one of a kind or of a small collection. From a variety of rings, bracelets, pendants, necklaces, pin and brooches as well as tie/money clips I try to create for everyone. All of my pieces are handmade using traditional metalsmithing techniques.