Moon Baths-Cemeztli, part of Mujeres en Resistencia Xicago, is a beautiful way to reflect, transform, renew and honor your inner self with aromatic bath of flowers and herbs. Putting into practice the ancient count, cultural healing, arts, dance, food, talking circles, language and community building through my experience as a woman of Indigenous Mexican decent. Your support will be help fund my current studies in pursuing a law degree to practice family law. Serving as an advocate for youth and families.
Las Crafty Anties
Evelyn Medina, born in Mexico City and raised in the north side of Chicago. Through Las Crafty Anties, she focuses her arts and crafts by celebrating life based on Dia de los Muertos.
Made by Julio
My name is Julio Sanchez, I am an undocumented and queer artist and the creator behind #MadebyJulio. I have been creating jewelry for over a year. My ideas for pieces are inspired by Southwest, Urban, and Mexican cultures. Most of my jewelry include colorful stones from Arizona, New Mexico, California, and Mexico. Every piece is original, one-of-a-kind, and handmade by me with lots of love and detail.
Afrofuturistic Fine Art Jewelry | Limba Gal is a celebration of African Culture. Embracing the chic, sassy, colorful vibrancy of the culture as well as the subtle, dominant, mysteriously elegant strength of the continent.
Bodega18 was inspired by 18th street in the Pilsen Community in Chicago. A community where many generations of families have planted their seeds. 18th street, also known as, “la diez y ocho”, is the street that runs through the heart of it all. Although, Pilsen is now an up and coming community, it was once a community of many immigrant and low income families. Nevertheless, this community has always taken pride in our Mexican culture and showed it through murals and art all throughout our streets. “Diez Y Ocho” is now expressing that art in a different way, through custom handmade purses and bags. Each one is uniquely made and influenced by the inspirations of our Mexican culture, such as Frida Kahlo, Maria Sabina and even favorite childhood memories. “La Catarina”, is translated as, “The Ladybug”.
Glitter Guts Photobooth
GlitterGuts is the bastard child of portraiture, installation art, and event photography. Our aim is to capture the world we live in at its best, the culture, the subcultures, and the counterculture. Find us where people are enjoying themselves.
Tarot by Laura
Laura is a natural psychic and tarotologyst and also enjoys consulting Spanish cards and various oracles. Born in Mexico City, she is very familiar with Mexican folk magick and pagan practices of her native land. A “Bruja” in tune with the cycles of nature and the magick within, she is always willing to help those in need.
Eco Boutique by Alejandra
Alejandra Araseb was born in Iguala, Guerrero and has lived in Chicago for over two decades. Her family has worked for two generations making cut crystal, silver and gold-handcrafted jewelry. Once in Chicago she decided to follow her family creative tradition and began to explore fashion design and home decorating. But it wasn’t until recently — as a transgender woman — that she decided to start her own business. In pursuit of her family artistic tradition, she began making floral arrangements, curiosities made out of plants and terrariums.
The idea of working and creating art out of living organisms that Mother Earth gives us has always been one of Alejandra’s greatest passions. She has been doing floral arrangements for the last 15 years and last year she started to create small works of art out of plants, called terrariums. These small ecosystems inside crystal containers, help her to promote an ecological culture and philosophy. Each terrarium that Alejandra creates is a unique artistic creation produced with the offspring that mother Earth gives us. Facebook page.
Growing up I always had love to design and paint. And now here I am in Chicago doing what I love most. I been doing nails for 17 years now and passionate about my job. As years go by I notice that I have a great eye for nail art. I most likely freestyle my art on clients and they would always love it! What inspired me is just seeing beauty in all expect in life and what better way to express it then on nails.
Angela Hernandez aka AngMir is a mixed media artist who was born & raised in the Pilsen neighborhood in Chicago. Growing up she immediately fell in love with her cultura Mexicana & watching & helping her grandma & mother create. It was enriching family time. Something about visiting outdoor markets & festivals was so inviting, so accepting, so normal that she now proudly enjoys participating in them to share her work.
AngMirs’ work range from wearable art, photography, handmade dollies & shadow boxes. She incorporates bright bold colors, clay & recyclable items into her pieces as a way to make it more lively & give it new life.
La Tribu, artesania en macrame, alpaca, bronce, cobre, plata, piedras, accesorios unicos, confeccionados y tejidos a mano, unete a esta tribu!
Eating is For Winners
Gabriella Giovana Parra aka Eating is for Winners is Chicago-based but her roots are from her hometown Puebla, Mexico. She has had some formal training but her strongest foundation and influence has come from her seven aunts and her Mother. Gabriela specializes in Mexican comfort food, essentially the food she grew up eating with her family, but recreates it using the Farm to Table ideology.
Twenty Thou is the project of Nicold Ologundudu. She’s an accessory designer based in Chicago who loves working with her hands and strives to look for unique, funky, cool beads and findings that can make her work stand out. Twenty Thou is her own personal student loan bailout, the story behind the name is that her goal is to sell twenty thousand pieces to pay off her student loans.
Arts & handcrafts from Chicago
Ivan Vazquez is a Chicago based artist whose style draws from varied influences in realism surrealism, abstract expressionism, Pop art, and portrait art. Active since 1992, his work speaks of humanistic, political, domestic, cultural and social issues from an urban vantage point forged throughout his upbringing in Chicago. Humanistic and wide-reaching, his insightful work questions systematic oppression and the social structure of modern life and and it’s effects on current and future society. Reflecting the Chicago music scene and street life that first inspired him, Ivan’s budding collection “Stakes is High” is populated with powerful works that reflect a dissatisfaction with the status quo and a desire to incite fervor for social change.