SHOW of HANDS Last-Minute!

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Artifact Events

4325 North Ravenswood Avenue

Chicago, IL 60613

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SHOW of HANDS is thrilled to announce the addition of a BRAND-NEW event to its roster: SHOW of HANDS Last-Minute!

Last-Minute Show 2018 Vendors

Sacred Art // Long Dog Dandy // Edgewater Candles // OrangeBeautiful // Wild Botanicals

Each year, our November show ushers in the holiday shopping season in local-loving style... and our hope is that SHOW of HANDS Last-Minute will wrap up it up in a kickass, small-business bow!

This very special 1-night show will be held the Thursday evening right before Christmas, December 20, 2018 at Artifact Events (4325 N Ravenswood Ave) in Chicago:

  • Shop unique gifts, receive special holiday promotions and sample seasonal treats from our 50+ exhibiting vendors
  • Enjoy festive refreshments including brews and cocktails from Begyle Brewing, Union Horse Distilling Co. and The Bitter Ex Bitters Co.
  • +PLUS complementary GIFT WRAPPING for all of your purchases... and much, much more!

This is the perfect opportunity to support the best in small business and independent design AND to secure yourself as the BEST. GIFT-GIVER. EVER. amongst your friends, family & co-workers!

Last-Minute Show 2018 Drink SponsorsUnion Horse Distilling Co. // The Bitter Ex Bitters Co. // Begyle Brewing


TICKETS: $5 / admits one

For this event, we'll be donating 50% of the profits from ticket sales to

One Tail at a Time, a no-kill, 501(c)3 all-breed dog rescue committed to lowering euthanasia rates in the greater Chicagoland area.

Did you know? SHOW of HANDS is a dog-friendly event!

See FAQs below for more details...

Last-Minute Show 2018 VendorsDirective // Bonnie™ // Madcanvases // bettyplum // Twinette Poterie




How is this event different from SHOW of HANDS Holiday 2018 that happened in November?

We've curated a special group of 50+ makers > some from past shows, some brand-new > that are perfect for a last-minute, gift-buying event such as this one. We're certain you'll find something for everyone on your list... and then some!

The show takes place at the SAME VENUE (Artifact Events) - and even in the same rooms of the venue - as the November Holiday show. *First floor ONLY this time!

So, ONE ticket admits ONE person?

Yes! A $5 ticket admits one person into the show.

Can I buy multiple tickets at once?

You may purchase up to (4) tickets per order. If you would like to purchase more than (4) tickets, you will need to make multiple transactions.

NOTE: All attendees must have their own individual ticket when entering, so we strongly encourage arriving to the show with your complete party.

If you are planning on arriving separately, either purchase your tickets individually OR email the tickets to each guest before the show!

Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?

There are no ID requirements to enter the event. However, those attendees who would like to drink/purchase alcoholic beverages on site will be carded when served.

*Children under 12, accompanied by an adult, do not need to purchase a ticket. There will also be a coat check and stroller "parking" at the front of the show for those who need it!

Can I bring my well-behaved (and adorable) dog?

Yes! Artifact Events is a DOG-FRIENDLY VENUE, so feel free to bring your dog to the show! Remember, there are valuable goods (and maybe some folks who don't like dogs as much as we do) in the space, so you will be asked to keep your pup (or pups!) on a leash at all times.

WARNING pretty much all the vendors are gonna wanna stop you and pet your dog!

Is the event just one night?

Yes! The Last-Minute Show is THURSDAY NIGHT, December 20th ONLY from 5-9pm and is ticketed.

Is the venue called Architectural Artifacts or Artifact Events?

Technically, it's both. Artifact Events is the event space, but this space is also the home of the amazing vintage/antique retail shop, Architectural Artifacts. So, if you've been to any SHOW of HANDS events in the last three years, you'll find us in the same place: 4325 N Ravenswood Avenue in Chicago!

What about transportation and parking?

Artifact Events is located at 4325 N Ravenswood Avenue on the north side of Chicago, just steps from the CTA Brown Line Montrose Station and bus stops for the #78 Bus. There is also ample parking along Ravenswood Avenue, as well as neighboring streets Montrose Avenue and Hermitage Avenue.*

*When driving, please be aware that Ravenswood Avenue runs on both sides of the Metra tracks. Architectural Artifacts is located on the east side of the tracks, where Ravenswood runs ONE WAY North. Please, drive up from the south; we recommend using Berteau Avenue, just north of Irving Park Road.

Is the space wheelchair accessible?

Yes! The entrance to the space is street level, giving you immediate access to ALL 50+ VENDORS, the food, the bar, the gift-wrapping station and the Women's Restroom.

The Men's Restroom is located on the 2nd floor, which is accessible to strollers, the differently abled, and wheelchair users by an ADA passenger elevator.

Do I have to bring my ticket to the event?

YES. You will receive a confirmation email from Eventbrite which will include a PDF image of your ticket.

Please either print your ticket and bring it with you -OR- have the ticket pulled up on your mobile device.

What is the refund policy?

All ticket sales are final.

Will we find out how much is ultimately donated to One Tail at a Time?

Of course!

We'll share the total donation made to One Tail at a Time the day after the show!

Anything else?

Visit www.showofhandschicago.com

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