HMC5 Vendor List

Happy October You! It has been hard keeping this list to ourselves the past couple weeks. We are very excited to announce the Holiday 2012 vendor list of awesomeness with 33 SUPER TALENTED artists! Visit their *websites to see what they may be bringing to the show. Let us know who you are most excited to see – we can’t pick a favorite cause they’re all so good! Remember we will begin our Vendor Spotlight series starting in November. This will include a brief description of each vendor and a few pictures of some items they make! *dark blue text links to artist webpage

Adventure Orange– Awesome Handmades
Angel Sister– Soaps and candles
B.A.B.E. Jewelry – Unique jewelry
Beck’s Buttons – Buttons!
Bent River Bobbins – Sewn accessories for home & baby
Boho Chic Gallery – Fine art & photography
Chaotic Harmony – hand-bound journals & origami accessories
Decadence – chic re-purposed jewelry
Earth Faeries – soaps, perfumes and accessories
Fangrrl Fiber Arts – hand dyed yarn
Hartley Studio – handcrafted jewelry
Helena Sophia – sewn accessories
I’ll Be Yarned – hip yarn accessories for baby
Innad – wallets and book-bags
J.Bird Stitch – sewn accessories
Ladynoble – art, jewelry and decor
Leah & Seth – art and lanterns
Leo & Lola – baby clothing
Lil’ Squeeks – pet items and decor
Miss Maehem’s Accessories – accessories for women and girls
Maynie’s Bowtique sewn accessories galore
Obvious Front – fun junk sculptures
Pajama Love – handmade toys and decor
Plaid Peony – accessories for babies and girls
Phono Orange & Olive – letterpress goods
Photography by Tassy – photography
Rise Above Leathers – leather accessories
Sweet William Handmade – crocheted jewelry and accessories
SystirWares – ceramic tile coasters and jewelry
Totes & Toggles – handmade bags and clutches
Vintage Chic Crochet – crocheted accessories
Warm Fuzzies – handmade up-cycled mittens
Wiredowl Designs – handmade jewelry
Rozz-Tox – coffee and cupcakes
theplace2be – charity raffle
Bucktown Center for Arts – our venue and studio artists

We also have our updated flier done and hopefully you will be seeing it hanging around town soon. We will be flier bombing the QC and hanging them up in the windows of our HMC friends. YOU CAN HELP SPREAD THE HMC  LOVE!!! Download this flier right here and print out copies to pass out and hang up. Simply click on the image below to download a PDF version of the flier.

Don’t forget to check our Facebook page and website often. We will be posting more information about the event including our local charity and fun giveaways. Stay tuned and get excited!

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thank you thank you thank you!

Can you believe it has been a month since Handmade City took over Bucktown for HMC4?! Time flys when you’re having fun! We haven’t had much time the past few weeks to sit and type our official show recap post. So here is our best attempt at a sorta-recap & THANK YOU to all everyone who made Handmade City’s fourth show a success.

Bucktown Center for the Arts was such an awesome space and we had a lot of people come up and tell us how much they liked the venue. Did you like HMC4 there? We loved the openness and exposed elements of this historic building and we were very welcomed by the Bucktown artists and shops. Everyone was so nice! We would like to especially thank Brittany Klarkowski, Bucktown’s Galleria Manager for helping us set-up and get situated comfortably. She also helped promote the event heavily through the Spring leading upto the event. She managed to juggle moving into a new house the same weekend as HMC4 too – crazy! Remember Bucktown is open all year, visit their website to learn more about special events and artist studios!

Rozz-Tox rocked it at HMC4! Every time we looked over they were cranking out some fresh coffee for our shoppers and cupcakes were flying off the table. Thanks Ben and Donnie for bringing the caffeine! We absolutely love Rozz-Tox and hope to keep them as a part of our future events. If you didn’t have a chance to check out Rozz-Tox during our HMC2 & HMC3 events you really missed out and should visit them now. They are open Tuesdays–Sundays. It is such a great space, staff and menu – the perfect hangout vibe with art & music galore.

Handmade City volunteers unite! Sarah, Luanne, Amber and Alex you gals were a huge help directing shoppers, answering questions and hanging at the HMC merch table. Thanks so much for sticking around all day with us. We would love to have you back at the next event!

Thank you HMC4 Vendors. We can not tell you how many people told us how awesome the vendors at this show were! Everyone was very impressed with the level of quality that you guys rocked. We are so lucky to have such a wonderful collaboration of artists supporting the handmade movement. Not only were you all very chic but so nice and easy going! Thanks for helping us put on such a great event and we most definitely will keep you posted on future shows!

Leah and Lewis took over a hallway around noon and jammed some lovely tunes for our crowd. Thanks so much for playing!

Shoppers & Supporters, thank you so much for attending this event and purchasing from our vendors. We know that our collaborative artists are amazing and make amazing stuff but it is refreshing to meet so many Quad Citians who feel the same way! We are excited for what the Summer brings, with a few mini events up our sleeve we will be more than busy crafting away until Handmade City Holiday plans roll in. Expect to see applications for our Holiday event open at the end of Summer. Tentativly planned for the first week in December 2012, we will keep you updated through our site and facebook page. We also have a mailing list and if you would like to be on it, email us: handmadecityinfo (at) gmail.com  .  As far as the mini events we have planned for Summer 2012, we will post more information in the very new future. Check back soon!

Luminology – Bucktown Studio Feature!

One of our favorite candle makers and past Handmade City vendor Luminology will open it’s brand new studio for a sneak peek tomorrow during HMC4! Angela Sands, owner and artisan, recently moved Luminology to its new studio #200 at Bucktown Center for the Arts. She plans on launching her retail shop Grand Opening very soon! Follow Luminology on Facebook to learn more about the items (like the Skinny Laminx textiles & Adesso bracelets pictured above) Angela will be selling in addition to her alluring candles. Take the opportunity tomorrow to browse this new space before the grand opening, we know you will LOVE it!

Bucktown Manager’s Galleria – Bucktown Studio Feature!

Our friend Brittany from Klarkowski Pottery also happens to run the very cool Bucktown Manager’s Galleria! Located on the 2nd Floor of Bucktown, it consists of Klarkowski Studio and over 15 regional artists & artisans.  Within the space, you’ll find many wonderful gift items and fine art such as pottery, paintings, jewelry, collage, sculpture & more. Can’t wait to see this galleria in person on Saturday!

Studio 56 Décor Fine Art & Photography – Bucktown Studio Artist

Studio 56 Décor Fine Art & Photography is a creative design studio specializing in affordable fine art for your home and office. Studio 56 offers a diverse range of media including paintings, sculptures, photography, prints, cards and hand painted glassware that’s exciting, innovative, and memorable.
From our artistic concept to your home, Studio 56 offers you beautiful unique and original art and gift items to enjoy and share with friends and family.

Located at Suite 201-B, Bucktown
Studio 56 Faccbook page

Klarkowski Pottery – HMC4 Vendor Spotlight!

Klarkowski Pottery’s consists of awesome handmade cement pots for your home and/or business. Their handmade concrete and cement pottery is made right in Moline, Illinois and they offer custom designs and finishes. We’re happy to have these guys back with us for HMC4. Brittany Klarkowski has also been a huge supporter of Handmade City & HMC4 and deserves a ginormous THANK YOU for everything she has helped us with so far. Make sure you stop by the Klarkowski booth on April 28 and let Brittany know she rocks. P.s. She will also be selling artwork that is pretty amazing, so plan on spending some cash when you visit!

Subtopia – Bucktown Studio Artist

Subtopia Studios is a design and printmaking studio dedicated to artist’s books, letterpress, obscure printmaking techniques, digital animation, illustration, and creative visualization.  Designer and Art Professor Kelvin Mason develops and produces everything from video games to woodcut greeting cards.

Located at Suite 201A, Bucktown Center for the Arts
Owner: Kelvin Mason

Small Wonders Photography – Bucktown Studio Artist

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Quinn & Anne Kirkpatrick are the dynamic duo behind Small Wonders Photography. Specializing in fine art lifestyle photography, they strive to capture moments “that will be cherished for generations.” Be sure to visit their Bucktown Studio when at HMC4. While you’re there go ahead and book your next photo session! ~ Check out the Small Wonders Website here and “like” their Facebook page here!

Located at suite 103, Bucktown Center for the Arts