When customers walk into Sacred Art (http://www.sacredartstore.com), they immediately know that they're in Chicago. Sarah Chazin, the proprietor, does support local artists throughout Chicago - they are the suppliers of her store's merchandise. Much of the work on display in the small, cozy Lincoln Square shop celebrates the city, from El stop posters to small pins that allow the wearer to show allegiance to their neighborhood.
Chicago artisans Kelli Wefenstette and Jessica Duff believe that every Chicago resident should have easy access to quality handmade wares, right in their own neighborhoods. As they grew their own handmade businesses, though, they realized that most craft fairs were concentrated in the same parts of the city, and many were costly for crafters in both time and money.
December 2011 marked the 3rd Annual Renegade Craft Fair Holiday Market in San Francisco. Third times a charm indeed! This year's Market was a huge success and boasted crowds over 15,000 for the weekend.