See handmade items for free live entertainment at the Homewood Artisan Street Fair – Chicago Tribune

More than 80 artisans and live entertainment and crafts are flocking to the historic downtown Homewood.

The town and Loulou Belle, a homewood store owned by Dodi Wains and Lisa Komorowski, are teaming up to present the free Homewood Artisan Street Fair from June 3-4.

“With their shop they have wonderful crafts that show. Getting these wonderful artists to the event and curating them can make for a much wider network, ”said Allisa Opyd, head of events for the town of Homewood.

“It’s so exciting to have more than 80 vendors at the Artisan Street Fair in Homewood, before we started working with Loulou Bell in the past, because we couldn’t get that much access.”

Vendors in Chicagoland and the Midwest offer handmade products, including food, vintage pieces, and garden decor.

This year’s Homewood Artisan Street Fair will return to full programming after the town unveiled its Homewood Artisan Market in 2021.

“We started in 2018 in collaboration with Loulou Beller. We had a great event in 2019, but then, unfortunately, in 2020 we couldn’t do the event. Last year we were lucky to have some artists and vendors and food vendors, so that’s why it’s so big this year, ”Opyde said.

“It simply came to our notice then. It’s our only two-day event. We look forward to returning all the programming we had in the past. ”

June 3 live entertainment MG Bailey of Homewood (4pm) and How Rude! (19: 00-21: 00) on June 4, while Mark Alexander (10:00), Eric Lambert (13:00) and Timeless Evolution (16: 00-18: 00).

“MG Bailey is back from his national tour, so it’s really nice to be able to come back and sing. How rude! It’s a 1990s tribute band, so we’re excited to have a lot of these fun 90s songs. It’s going to be fun to relive those years, ”said Homeyod Opyde.

“Then we have the actors we had before, for example, at the farmers’ fair. Working with Mark Alexander has been wonderful and has great followers. We used Eric Lambert at our Wednesday night market.

“Saturday will also be Timeless Evolution, the rising actors we’ve worked with in the past, but now they’ve really come together and had this strong team. They’re touring Chicago. ”

The fair also has a makerspace for all ages on Kroner Avenue, with Bloom Bouquets with Blum for adults on June 3 from 6pm to 7pm and June 4 from 4pm to 5pm; gemstones from 4pm to 8pm on June 3rd and Create a Herb Garden with Flower Bouquets with Blum from 10am to 11:30 am on June 4th.

June 4 children’s makerspace activities include cardboard mosaics with Art Corner 12:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

“We’re coming back strong with something that’s available to everyone,” Opyde said.

“It’s just a fun way to listen to music, eat food and do an activity.”

Other activities include yoga on June 4th. Serendipity Yoga sponsors adult yoga starting at 9 a.m., and children’s yoga circuits and art are offered throughout the day at Independence Park, Hickory Road and Dixie Highway.

“It’s a wonderful opportunity, especially for an adult who is afraid to start a class, to attend a free class,” Opyde said.

Also on June 4, Zumba with Yvette Roberts from 11:30 a.m. to 11:50 a.m. and Dawn Avery line dance from 12:00 a.m. to 12:20 p.m. on Kroner Avenue Anew: Building Beyond Violence and Abuse, Dance Away Domestic As a breakthrough of Violence. , June 11th.

Fair entrants can purchase $ 10 by 5pm on June 4 for a raffle for a Sun Bicycles’ Streamway, which costs more than $ 800 and is donated by GoodSpeed ​​Cycles in conjunction with the Bike Smart community art project.

“We are just happy to be part of the event. The winning ticket will be released on Saturday at 6pm as soon as the Timeless Evolution screening is over, ”Opyde said.

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The raffle benefits the Homewood Business Association, which has partnered with GoodSpeed ​​Cycles, Ford of Homewood and the town for a public art installation. A map of the 20 painted bike racks is available at the association’s booth.

Homewood Artisan Street Fair

When: 16: 00-21: 00 June 3; 10: 00-18: 00 June 4

No: Martin Avenue and Hickory Road, Homewood

Tickets: free

Information: 708-798-3000;

Jessi Virtusio is a freelance journalist for Daily Southtown.

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