Chicago’s Renegade Craft Fair will return to Division St. in Wicker Park on September 19+20, 2015. As always, we will feature a thoughtfully curated selection of today’s finest independent Makers. Attendees will partake in an exciting weekend of shopping handmade, participating in DIY workshops, and exploring installations and activities with some of the best indie Makers around.
Renegade Craft Fair is the world’s preeminent series of events showcasing the best and brightest talents from the modern Maker community. It’s a weekend-long celebration of DIY culture; a thoughtfully curated marketplace where shoppers and micro-entrepreneurs make meaningful connections.
RCF was the first event of its kind when it was founded in 2003, creating a platform for the underground DIY community to stake a place in the design market on their own terms. 12 years later in 2015, RCF is still the largest and most far-reaching indie-craft fair out there, attracting over 325,000 attendees across 22 events in 8 cities. We currently produce Fairs in Chicago, IL; New York, NY; San Francisco, CA; Los Angeles, CA; Austin, TX; Portland, OR; Seattle, WA; and London, UK.
We are constantly on the lookout for bright new talent, and couldn’t be more proud of our reputation as a resource for advancing independent artisan and craft businesses.
Our Mission is to showcase the very best of independent handmade craft in a vibrant and lively marketplace which both reflects and shines a light on the work of today’s modern Makers. We strive to keep our events approachable and relevant to emergent and established Makers alike, focusing on the highest quality and newest voices. Renegade’s aim is to act as entrepreneurial incubator, community gathering space, and festive celebration of all things handmade.
We’re seeking the best and brightest individuals who are pushing the boundaries of what’s possible in DIY handcrafted goods. This includes Makers of innovative and original products and creative folks looking to host a hands-on handmade workshop.