Press Release: Urban Folk Circuit

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Urban Folk Circuit (@urban_folk) will be joining forces one last time with Swap-O-Rama Rama (@SORR_Chicago) and theLogan Square Farmer’s Market(@lsfarmersmarket) at the Congress Theater (@congresstheater, 2135 N. Milwaukee Ave.) for their final installment of this craft-tastic partnership.

On Sunday, March 24, shop local art, local food and take part in Swap-O-Rama Rama’s DIY workshops from 10 am to 2 pm.

As Chicago’s only year-round craft market, Urban Folk Circuit features the work of local vendors in an effort to promote small-scale and sustainable consumerism.

Hand-printed cards, soaps and baby bibs—there is something for everyone.

Fotio, “the photo booth without the booth,” also will be there for you to document your time and add photographic fun.

Admission is free to shop both the Urban Folk Circuit market and the Logan Square Farmer’s Market.

With a suggested donation of $10 and a bag of clothes per person (or for families, $20 and a bag of clothing), swap out and recycle your old clothes with Swap-O-Rama Rama. Upon entry to Swap-O-Rama Rama, you will have access to all the creative DIY workshops with materials readily available to you. Last month, these included a T-shirt scarf making workshop and “Put a Bird on It” rubber stamping.

These separate entities each advocate the importance of handmade goods and local items, making for a whirlwind event of crafting power. If you are a supporter of handmade and shopping locally in Chicago, don’t miss their last hoorah at the Congress Theater. Urban Folk Circuit will continue their monthly markets come April 20, at The Grafton in Lincoln Square.