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Shoppers Can Find Something New Every Time At The Hyde Park Handmade Bazaar

The next installment of the year-round art fair takes place at this Sunday at The Promontory.

David Anthony Geary poses with his works at the Hyde Park Handmade Bazaar.
Courtesy of the Hyde Park Handmade Bazaar
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HYDE PARK — The Hyde Park Handmade Bazaar will continue its year-round sales of pieces from Chicago artisans this Sunday, Aug. 18 from noon to 4 p.m.

About 30 artists are on display every month at the bazaar, held at The Promontory, 5311 S. Lake Park Ave.

There are options for every budget, as items are usually priced from $5 to $300, event organizer Vera Videnovich said.

Bazaar regulars include the Double Stitch Twins and their crocheted club wear, multifaceted artist David Anthony Geary and For the People Artists Collective member Ruby Pinto, who creates jewelry out of upcycled copper.

Vendors must apply for a spot at the bazaar, and Videnovich said she typically receives four times more applications than she has space for.

With that in mind, she tries to always include new vendors alongside the regulars, sometimes offering half-price tables to first-timers.

Vendors “network like crazy” at the event, offering opportunities for newbies to build their brand and meet fellow artists, Videnovich said.

“It’s great for people just dipping their toes in the water to see how (art sales) work,” she said. “We try to find stuff that people have handcrafted … where you can see the person who made it in their work.”

Looking ahead to the holiday season, Videnovich said a bonus bazaar is planned for November, to be held the day after Black Friday.

There will also be a sale held the Sunday before Christmas for last minute gift shopping.

For the full schedule, click here.

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