Chicago’s Best Winter Arts and Crafts Shows

Tired of shopping at the same big box retailers week after week? Shake up your routine and visit one of these craft shows while they are in town. You never know what treasures you may find!

HoneyCraft Market — Woodstock
February 1
This market is more of a pop-up shop, celebrating local artists, crafters and collectors and their handmade wares. HoneyCraft is a monthly market, so you’ll never see the same stuff twice.

Elgin Winter Market — Elgin
Every Sunday
This winter market has secured indoor real estate and is ready to connect local farmers and merchants with the general public. Located at Habitat for Humanity ReStore, this market is open from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Visit the Elgin Winter Market and see the great deals that keep satisfied consumers returning on a regular basis.

Grayslake Antique Market — Grayslake

February 8 – 9

This antiques and collectibles market is one of the biggest around, presenting hundreds of booths to browse. Peruse the Lake County Fairgrounds for pottery, furniture, jewelry, art, glass, toys, postcards, advertisements and more. Admission is $7 and is good for both days.


Valentine’s Art Spree — Chicago

February 13 – 14

Find a truly one-of-a-kind Valentine’s gift for your sweetheart at the Illinois Artisans Shop Valentine Art Spree at the James R. Thompson Center in downtown Chicago. From the traditional jewelry and handmade cards to glass pieces and paintings, your purchase will thrill your loved ones and support local artists.