Join our group of over 220 local Chicago artists & makers today!

Our group of creatives ranges from brand new artists making jewelry, candles, etc., to experienced designers who’ve been in the industry for decades. We strive to create a safe, welcoming, and fun space for everyone.

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About Us

Handmade Happy Hours was founded in May 2019 as a solution for Chicago Makers & Artists to participate in affordable, well-organized, and regularly scheduled markets.

*As of October 2021, we have hit the pause button on live events. We’re excited to see what 2022 holds for us!

Since May 2019, we have grown from a group of 6 artists, to a community of over 230 local artists & makers.

Pre-pandemic, HHH hosted monthly curated pop-up markets, aimed at providing artists with an affordable space to sell their work.

Our Events

Carefully curated by our founder, we provide a unique selection of handmade goods in a fun, welcoming atmosphere.

We’ve been complimented by vendors, venues, and customers on our positive and supportive environment.

When you attend an HHH event, you can expect to see a wide variety of handmade goods. HHH curates and selects vendors for each event to provide a selection of handmade wares and allow each vendor to shine in their own light.

You can expect to see both new & experienced artists, all from within the Chicagoland community.

We strive to offer both new & experienced artists with a comfortable, affordable, and welcoming environment to sell their work and network with other makers in Chicago.

Our motto is “Community over Competition,” and we live that by fostering a collaborative environment amongst venues, artists, and customers alike.

See what our Vendors say about us!

“Great organizing, attitude and overall vibe. These shows always feel collaborative and supportive as well as fun!”

Shelly of Gingershells Boutique

Great pre-show promotions, and pre show instructions, a well organized floor plan. Everything was well planned and I felt very informed. Quick response time to questions.

Amanda of Forever Comely

One of the things I like best about Handmade Happy Hour markets is the community of makers & artisans… every singly vendor is kind, helpful, knowledgeable, and so friendly.

Lauren of Twidley Bits

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