100-plus vendors expected for Homewood’s Artisan Street Fair

The 2019 Homewood Artisan Street Fair is expanding its footprint and boasting more than 100 artists from around the Chicagoland area and the Midwest on June 7 and 8. 
  Kids dancing, one of the
  hallmarks of any Homewood 
  street festival.
(Chronicle file 
The fair also features live music, a food court and food trucks and a maker-space tent packed with activities for all ages. Hours will be from 4 to 9 p.m. on Friday and 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday.
Vendors will close up shop at 6 p.m. on Saturday for the after party featuring music and food from 6 to 9 p.m. 
The Homewood Artisan Street Fair takes place on Martin Avenue between Ridge Road and Hickory Road. It is free and open to the public.
Music will begin at 4 p.m. Friday with Homewood’s own one-man-band, MG Bailey. The award-winning McDowell Brothers will perform from 5:15 to 6:15 p.m. and the evening will conclude with Nasty Snacks, a nine-piece funk band, from 7 to 9 p.m.
  Homewood artist Annie 
  Lawrence explains her work 
  during the 2018 Artisan 
  Street Fair.
(Chronicle file 
The event resumes Saturday at 10 a.m. with Butterfield Creek, Homewood’s newest pop, folk and bluegrass group. At noon is Timeless, performing hits from the past to the present. From 4 to 6 p.m. is the Homewood favorite Work in Progress performing Americana, folk and blues.
Rocking the after party will be Homewood favorite Not My Dad.
Also on June 8 fair goers will get to spend time in the maker-space featuring activities for all ages with hands-on events, including bottle cap art with the Homewood Science Center, cardboard mosaic with The Art Corner, painting for your garden with Doughney Designs and paper garland with Loulou Belle.
“The new Artisan Street Fair was an overwhelming success last year and we are excited to expand this year’s offerings,” said Homewood Mayor Richard Hofeld. “All our events are an open invitation for everyone to come and enjoy the Homewood community. The Artisan Street Fair is the perfect way to start the summer.”
The Homewood Artisan Street Fair vendors are curated by Dodi Wians and Lisa Komorowski of Homewood’s own Loulou Belle.


Friday, June 7
  • 4 to 5 p.m. — MG Bailey
  • 5:15 to 6:15 p.m. — The McDowell Brothers
  • 7 to 9 p.m.  Nasty Snacks
Saturday, June 8
  • 10 a.m. to noon  Butterfield Creek
  • 10 to 11:30 a.m. — Bottle Cap Art at the Homewood Science Center
  • Noon to 1:30 p.m. Cardboard Mosaic with the Art Corner
  • 1 to 3 p.m. — Timeless
  • 2 to 3:30 p.m — Painting for your garden with Doughney Designs
  • 4 to 6 p.m. — Work in Progress
  • 4 to 5:30 p.m.  Loulou Belle Paper Garland
  • 6 p.m. — Artisan vendors close up shops
  • 6 to 9 p.m. — After party with Not My Dad

Scenes from past spring street fairs:





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