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Our 1st Ever Holiday Bazaar ☃️

Posted by Kirsten Agnello-Dean on Nov 15, 2016 11:00:00 AM
Kirsten Agnello-Dean


You're invited to our first ever “Holiday Bazaar” this December!

Artisan Talent and General Assembly Chicago are proud to announce the first ever “Holiday Bazaar” featuring local artisans on December 1, 2016 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. This holiday themed shopping event will be supporting local Chicago artists and designers.

What To Expect

Attendees will be treated to a winter themed coloring station, gift-wrapping services and holiday hiring help, along with drinks and snacks as they shop for jewelry, baked goods, accessories, home décor, art, zines, prints, bath products, and more from over 45 specially selected artisans, designers, and makers with ties to the Chicago design community and Artisan.

Our CEO Bejan Douraghy says:

We wanted a chance to show how Artisan is inspiring better lives by supporting the talent and clients we represent every day. In addition, we feel making charitable contributions to our community at this time of year is especially important. We will be donating all money from the door to charity.

There is no cost to any of the talent for selling their goods and they will be encouraged to donate a portion of their proceeds at the end of the evening to charity.

The event is free to attend. A $5 suggested donation at the door will be given to The Ounce of Prevention Fund: “Giving children in poverty the best chance for success.” Artisan Talent will be matching the dollar amount donated.

More Info + RSVP Here

The Details

Thursday, December 1, 2016

4 p.m. – 8 p.m.
General Assembly

27 East Illinois
Chicago, Illinois 60611

The Artisans

We're pleased to be supporting local artists, makers, designers, and more from the Chicagoland area. These artisans are our clients, talent, friends, and neighbors!

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Abhi Alwar
Adam Grossi
Adamandia Kapsalis
AIGA Chicago
Anna Repp Gifts
Art & Soul
Ayam Skincare

Brandon Novick Photography
Brevity Code Visual
Bow Truss Coffee
Cara Holtz Style
Chicago Design Museum
The Chow Brothers
Creative Crossing Designs
Delaney Gibbons Studio
Dogs on Trains
Element Self Care
Gingershells Boutique
J Jewelry Design
Kevin Sella
Knots and Needles
L+A Healing Studio
Marcia Biasiello

Michael McPherson
Nee Benn Photography
Nicole Garcia Designs
Pop of Paper
Que Lejos Estoy
Torusphere Amplexusmaille
We Cap It
White Bronco Goods

...and even more!

How To Get There

General Assembly is located at 27 East Illinois, Chicago, Illinois 60611. Visitors are encouraged to walk, bike, or take public transit. From the CTA Red Line train, exit at the Grand stop and proceed north on State Street to Illinois. Head east on Illinois and the space is on your right.



Artisan Talent is a digital, creative, and marketing staffing agency combining the service of a boutique firm with the reach of a national agency. Ranked in the top 2% of staffing agencies nationwide, Artisan advocates for the best talent, including graphic designers, web and mobile developers, UI/UX designers, interactive learning consultants, project managers, and more. Since 1988 Artisan has nurtured relationships with the best clients, from Fortune 500 industry leaders to interactive agencies and small non-profits.



General Assembly is a pioneer in education and career transformation, specializing in today’s most in-demand skills. The leading source for training, staffing, and career transitions, they foster a flourishing community of professionals pursuing careers they love. What began as a co-working space in 2011 has since grown into a global learning experience with campuses in 15 cities and over 25,000 graduates worldwide.

About The Ounce Of Prevention Fund

Since 1982, the Ounce of Prevention Fund has persistently pursued a single goal: that all American children—particularly those born into poverty—have quality early childhood experiences in the crucial first five years of life. Their work is anchored in a growing body of scientific evidence about early brain development. They use private dollars to apply that science in developing innovative programs, and then leverage public funding to support implementation and replication.

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