SHOW of HANDS Spring | Friday Night Preview

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Artifact Events

4325 North Ravenswood Avenue

Chicago, IL 60613

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Friday Night Preview | April 26th • 5-9pm

(No tickets required on Saturday, April 27th or Sunday, April 28th)

SoH Friday Night Preview

SHOW of HANDS is a marketplace event featuring a carefully curated group of local makers, independent designers & small businesses from the Chicagoland area... and beyond!

Now entering its 6th year, SHOW of HANDS has become one of the most talked about shopping events in Chicago. Described as thoughtful and unpretentious, our show strives to create an enjoyable, relaxed shopping experience where the Vendors - and their exceptional products - are the main focus.

Without the talent, professionalism and uniqueness of the local designers & small businesses that participate in each of our events, SHOW of HANDS would be just another craft show...

SHOW of HANDS Spring 2018 Vendors

SHOW of HANDS Spring 2019 is happening two weeks before Mother's Day, April 26-28, 2019 at Artifact Events (located at 4325 N Ravenswood Avenue) in Chicago. To kick off this exciting weekend, we're hosting a Friday Night Preview Event where guests will get a sneak peek of our 100+ exhibiting vendors and enjoy refreshments including brews and cocktails from Begyle Brewing, Union Horse Distilling Co. and Jo Snow Syrups!

+Plus, the FIRST 25 TICKET HOLDERS through the door will receive one of our limited edition show tote bags filled with amazing goodies and show promos!

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What does a "sneak peek" really mean? Will I be able to shop at this event?

Absolutely! All 100+ Vendors will be set up to show off and sell their amazing goods at the Friday Night Preview. Many of our designers have limited edition and one of a kind items that may sell out quickly over the weekend...

Getting a sneak peek means that you will be among a select group of people who will have first dibs on everything our vendors have to offer - not to mention the complementary brews from Begyle Brewing, complementary show cocktails from Union Horse Distilling Co. and Jo Snow Syrups, and a chance to mix & mingle with some of the most design-savvy folks in all of Chicago!

So, ONE ticket admits ONE person?

Yes! A $5 ticket admits one person into the Preview Night Event. Each individual ticket holder will receive ONE DRINK TICKET* redeemable for either a draft beer or show cocktail (see above for details).

This is a kid-friendly show; children under 18, accompanied by an adult, do not need to purchase a ticket.

*NOTE: There will also be a Cash Bar at the show the entire weekend, but those drinks are not redeemable with a drink ticket.

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!

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.

Will tickets be available at the door?

Our past four shows' Preview Nights have SOLD OUT in the days before the event.

If you want to be guaranteed entrance to the Friday Night Preview Event, we highly recommend purchasing tickets in advance.

There is no guarantee that additional tickets will be available once they've sold out here on Eventbrite.

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.

Guests age 18-21 must purchase a ticket to enter, but will NOT receive a drink ticket.

KID-FRIENDLY SHOW Children under 18, 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!

Does the event last all weekend?

Yes! The Friday Night Preview takes place Friday, April 26th, from 5-9pm and is ticketed.

The show continues Saturday & Sunday, April 27th-28th, 10am-5pm and is FREE & OPEN TO ALL for those two days. We encourage you come all three days so you can get ALL YOUR SPRING SHOPPING DONE before it's even Mother's Day!

Is the venue called Architectural Artifacts or Artifact Events?

Artifact Events (the event space) and Architectural Artifacts (the vintage/antique retail shop) are located in the same building at 4325 N Ravenswood Avenue in Chicago.

Our show takes place on two floors in the South Side of the building; you'll find the entrance to the show about 500ft south of the main entrance to Architectural Artifacts.

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 stroller & wheelchair accessible?

Yes! The entrance to the space is street level, giving you immediate access to half of the vendors, including all food, beverages and the Women's Restroom.

The remaining half of the vendors (and the Men's Restroom) are located on the 2nd floor, which is accessible to strollers, the differently-abled, and wheelchair users by an ADA passenger elevator.

*If at any point you need assistance entering or navigating the space, please ask for a SHOW of HANDS staff member or volunteer and they will take care of any special accommodations you may require.

What is the refund policy?

All ticket sales are final.

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

You can find contact information for Show of Hands management (OrangeBeautiful) at the bottom of this page.

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