Arts and Crafts Chicago Show and Sale

The third annual Arts and Crafts – Chicago antique event will be on May 17 & 18, 2008 at Concordia University’s Geiseman Gym.  The show and sale will feature furniture and accessories from the American and English Arts and Crafts Movements.  Admission to the show is $7, and doors will be open on Saturday from 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM and Sunday from 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM.

This is a great opportunity for those who are interested in learning more about the Arts and Crafts Movement, those who want to learn how to furnish their turn of the century bungalows, or those experienced collectors who are looking for Arts and Crafts antiques to purchase.

In addition to the show and sale, two Arts and Crafts decorating workshops will be offered on Sunday.

·          Stenciling Your Bungalow: The Essentials of Vintage Art

Amy Miller of Trimbelle River Studio will teach participants about the vintage stenciling found on walls, curtains, and table linens in Arts and Crafts period homes.  This is a hands-on workshop where participants can practice the techniques from Amy’s recent book Stenciling the Arts and Crafts Home.  The workshop will be May 18 from 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM, and the cost is $55.  See Trimbelle River Studios for registration information.

·          Light and Color: The Essentials of the Craftsman Home

Historic Interior Designer Karen L. Hovde will share her expertise on the use of color, light, and texture in Arts and Crafts home décor.  This prestigious designer will help participants choose a Craftsman style color palette for their homes.  Participants can bring pictures of a room in their home, and they will leave with paint chips, fabric, and carpet designs to use in the room.  This interactive workshop will be May 18 from 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM, and the cost is $75.  Send an email to to register.

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