Saturday Schedule

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City Made Handmade Market

11AM-5PM: $5 suggest donation | Supported by the Andersonville Sustainable Community Alliance, the City Made Handmade Market will kick-off outdoors on Saturday, October 14 and run through Sunday, October 15. Visit the Swedish American Museum parking lot on either day to check out over a dozen local makers, as well as live entertainment!  The outdoor market is held in conjunction with the indoor pop-up located at Arts Week Headquarters (5202 N Clark)

Outdoor Handmade Market Vendors: @ the Swedish American Museum  (5211 N Clark) Due to Saturday’s impending thunderstorms, the outdoor vendors have been relocated indoors to the Swedish American Museum gallery space for Saturday ONLY. The outdoor market will take place on Sunday, October 15 as planned in the lot at 5201 N Ashland.

Featured Artists:
Ava’s Change4Youth, art boxes
Chop Chop Woodshop, electric fans
Dapper and Urban, bowties
Edgewater Candles, soy candles
J&L Pogonotrophics, apothecary
Katherine Anne Confections, chocolates
Molly Costello Art, paper illustration
Soap Distillery, handmade soap
The Mala Workshop, mala & bracelets
We are Lions, original art/pillows/apparel

Performances @ Swedish American Museum (5211 N Clark)
11AM-1PM: Thomas Perry, guitar
1-3PM: Blue Horse Blue, indie folk band
3-5PM: Pete Trilio, guitar

Indoor Handmade Pop-Up Vendors: @ Arts Week Headquarters (5202 N. Clark)

Featured Artists:
Bret Grafton of Sound Off Design, prints/clothing
Colunga jewelry
Hot Tix, League of Chicago Theatres – discounted theatre tickets
Lilla Barn, children’s clothing
Lily Niedererem, painting
Michelle Starbuck Designsjewelry
Oorn, illustration/stationary/caricatures
Orange Beautiful, art prints/greeting cards
Pancake Town, podcast
Sophia Reyes, women’s clothing


Block Parties

10:30AM – 5:30PM: Philadelphia Church Block Party | Rascher between Clark and east alley

All day activities for the family, including “A Crafty Project with Deena.” Having difficulty with a crochet project or want to learn to crochet? Join Crochet Connecting Chicago, Chapter of the Crochet Guild of America

1PM: Live music with New Life Arts featuring Tiffany Daniels and other performing artists

Rain contingency plan: If necessary, all outdoor block party activities will move indoors to Philadelphia Church at 5437 N Clark

12:30PM – 9PM: First Free Block Party | Berwyn between Clark & Ashland

First Free will host a block party for the entire family on Berwyn featuring pumpkin painting, outdoor games for the kids, a chili cook-off, special appearances by the Chicago Police Department horses and a Chicago Fire Department fire truck, and live performances all day!

On Berwyn:
1-3PM: Trillium Trio | Celtic, folk, ragtime, bluegrass & Dixieland music
3-4PM: The pH Comedy Theater | comedy/improv
7-9PM: The Diving Bell | complex front-porch Americana rendered strange by technology

Rain contingency plan: If necessary, all outdoor block party activities will move indoors to the First Free Church sanctuary space at 5255 N Ashland.

In the Sanctuary:
5-6:30PM: First Free Church | Gallery viewing of Marissa Voytenko’s artwork. Artist talk at 6PM


11AM-6P: Self-Guided Art Walk | See mobile map on home page

10AM-1PM: StudioUs | Fine art classes. Call or email StudioUs to schedule a free class during Arts Week

11AM-7PM: Andersonville Galleria | Various artist demos throughout the day

Noon-4PM: Andersonville Antiques | Live painting demonstration with Kate Augustyn

Noon-5PM: Andersonville Cryotherapy & Athletic Recovery Center | View artist Gaby Silva Bavio’s work while sampling pastries

Noon-5PM: Las Manos Gallery | Open gallery viewing

1-3PM: Bethany Retirement Community | Open gallery viewing of photography by Photography by Chris Carollo and “Meet the Artist” reception with photographer Tracy Poyser. Refreshments served

1-3PM: Murray & White | Artist and instructor with Misericordia will be onsite creating an original art piece. Handmade desserts served from Misericordia’s Hearts & Flours Bakery. Misericordia artwork sale with proceeds benefiting Misericordia.

1-5PM: Lawrence & Clark | Open gallery viewing

3-6PM: Andersonville Insurance | Meet the Artist – Janna Jackson

3-6PM: In Fine Spirits | Meet the Artist reception for John Airo with wine tasting and live painting demos

4-6PM: Appellation Wine Bar & Restaurant | Meet the Artist, wine and cheese reception for Karen Perl

7-9PM: StudioUs | Open gallery viewing


4PM & 8PM: Rivendell Theatre Ensemble | Performance of Alias Grace. Tickets and info at

A world premiere adaptation of Atwood’s acclaimed novel, Alias Grace takes a look at one of Canada’s most notorious murderers. In 1843, 16-year-old Grace Marks was accused of brutally murdering her employer and his housekeeper. Imprisoned for years, Grace still swears she has no memory of the killings. A doctor in the emerging field of mental health arrives to try to find out the truth of the matter. Alias Grace is a fascinating study of memory, culpability, and the shadowy spaces within the human mind.

7:30PM: Raven Theatre | Performance of Choir Boy, written by Tarell Alvin McCraney, directed by Michael Menendian. Tickets and info at

Determined to make his mark like those before him, Pharus is hell-bent on being the best choir leader in his prep-school’s 50 year history. First, he must gain the respect of his peers, but he’s an outsider in a world of ritual and tradition. Laced with soaring gospel music, this coming-of-age drama is a Chicago premiere, and an exciting commencement of Raven Theatre’s 35th anniversary season.

8PM: Steep Theatre | Performance of The Invisible Hand. Tickets and info at

An American banker has been taken hostage by an isolated militant group in Pakistan. When his ransom goes unpaid, his only hope is to trade on his expertise in international finance to earn his way to freedom. In an unsteady landscape of power and control, this geo-political thriller by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Ayad Akhtar asks just how free is the free market?


1-6PM: Gus Giordano Dance School | Open house walking art gallery/museum of Gus Giordano photographs and memorabilia, and reception with visual artist Anthony Wolf. Live saxophone music, sweet treats and wine & cheese (adults only) also provided. Studio 1 will hold the art gallery and special Gus Giordano memorabilia from his distinguished career from his birth in 1923 to his death in 2008. Visitors can view all of the huge black & white photos  throughout the halls and in the studios. October 14 would have been Gus & Peg Giordano’s 67th anniversary and they honeymooned in Chicago. There is no charge/no entry fee


11AM-5PM: Winifred Grace | Kris Joynt – KJ MADE trunk show of leather boots/shoes

4-6PM: Jerry’s Andersonville | “Cocktails and Crafts with StudioUs” – This is free a DIY art session, geared towards adults (not kids). Grab a drink and create your own nail and string artwork! Space is extremely limited. Please RSVP for the 4PM or 5PM session online


10-11AM: City OliveChef Mark Costello and owner of  Bantam Brook Culinary Cottages and Farm in Indiana will provide guests with a taste from his farm. Delicious fresh eggs from his very healthy free range chickens will be available for purchase too!  Refreshments & recipes included  Space is limited!  Reserve a place at the table online at or in store 773-942-6424. Tickets: $10. A portion of all ticket sales will be donated to the Peterson Garden Project

10AM: TrueNorth Café | The Art of Coffee – Coffee delights all the senses: taste, smell, touch, sound, and sight. This workshop will give participants even more ways to appreciate this amazing drink. The TrueNorth team will cover the essential steps to extract an espresso, how to texture milk and make great latte art, and review different coffee varieties and ways to make a great cup of pour over in a v60, Aeropress, and Chemex

2-4PM: City Olive | Four Brothers Chocolate, a locally owned company, will demo their chocolates and drinking chocolate


All Day: Super Swedish Scavenger Hunt | Vidar the Viking is missing in Andersonville! Can you find him? Pick-up “Vidar’s Guide to Andersonville” and learn more at the Arts Week Headquarters (5202 N. Clark)


11AM-5PM: Rosario Rosi Open Art Studio at 1508 ½ W Balmoral | A small explosion rattled a Balmoral storefront earlier this year, exposing the amazing sculptures of artist Rosario Rosi to the Andersonville community. Now, the artist has generously opened his studio doors for a special Arts Week open house of the incredible works

Noon-3:30PM : Urban Sketchers crawl | Meet at the City Made Handmade Market, outdoor location (5201 N Ashland), at Noon. Sketchers will spread out throughout Andersonville and then reconvene for a public Q&A at the Chiro One parking lot ( 5623 N Clark) at 3PM. Please continue to check this listing for Saturday rain contingency plan


3PM: Hopleaf Bar ( upstairs room) | Tuesday Funk……on Saturday.
The Tuesday Funk Reading Series is Chicago’s eclectic monthly reading series, bringing a variety of fiction, poetry, essays, and other works, in all genres, read live by the authors. Every episode of Tuesday Funk includes five readers, plus such regular features as our Haiku by Andrew. Personal essays, science fiction, verse—like your favorite magazine, you never know quite what you might get, but you know it’ll always be interesting. Intermission gives audience members a chance to grab one of dozens of varieties of international beers, though the bartender will remain available to serve you throughout the reading.

Click below to view daily schedules, or download the Andersonville Arts Week Guide