Handmade Happy Hours is partnering with Evanston Made on October 2 to bring you the biggest end of summer celebration EVER!

End of Summer Extravaganza

Where: 1800 Maple Ave Parking Garage (Evanston, IL)

When: Saturday, October 2

Time: 12 – 5 PM


On Saturday, October 2, join us on the 5th floor of the 1800 Maple Ave Self-Park from 12 – 5 PM! Evanston Made and Handmade Happy Hours are partnering to bring you an entire floor full of local artists and makers showcasing their work to celebrate the end of summer and kick off early holiday shopping.

Our End of Summer Extravaganza will piggyback on Evanston’s weekly Farmer’s Market just outside the 1800 Maple Ave parking garage.

Evanston Made has been putting on the “First Saturdays Evanston Art Events,” where local businesses, galleries, food/beverage, and other organizations plan special events to occur on the first Saturday of the month, May through October. Evanston’s First Saturdays feature Evanston Made’s Makers Market, art exhibition openings, local food & beverage, and more!

Handmade Happy Hours is partnering with Evanston Made to bring more makers & artists to the Maker’s Market. We’re hosting our events together, one right next to the other, on the 5th floor off the parking garage, and we hope to take over not only the entire floor, but another floor as well!


Applications to participate are OPEN! We want YOU to showcase your work with us! To apply, fill out the form at handmadehappyhours.com/contact, and we will email you with details on how to participate.

The vendor fee of $80 includes: 2 parking spaces to set up your shop, complimentary parking pass for the day, marketing graphics, and an invite to join the Handmade Happy Hours community.

If you are already signed up for October 2nd with Evanston Made, you cannot also apply to participate with Handmade Happy Hours. Since our events coincide, you can participate in the October 2nd market with Handmade Happy Hours OR Evanston Made. *However*, if you wish to become a Handmade Happy Hours artist, we still encourage you to fill out the vendor contact form.

Stay in the know!

More details, including participating artists, promotions, and more will be released in the coming weeks! To stay in the know, follow Handmade Happy Hours on Instagram, @handmadehappyhours.

Published by handmadehappyhours

Handmade Happy Hours firmly believes in community over competition, and bringing artists & buyers together in warm & welcoming spaces.

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