Pore 1 is an abstract graf aerosoul Murualist & Hip hip/House Music Producer.
Cynthia Elisa Torres, Founder & Designer, is a Little Village Chicago Native with a passion for designing and making unique, custom jewelry. Elisa Jewelry is hand-crafted, custom-made jewelry established in the spring of 2014. Named after her grandmother, Elisa Arellano, Elisa Jewelry embodies Elisa’s pure spirit and love for Mother Nature. Each piece is specially crafted and made with precious natural stones. Elisa’s butterfly symbolizes the deep love and passion that transforms her jewelry into beautiful creations. Full of life and bright colors, like the butterfly, Elisa Jewelry represents the transformative, life-changing power of love.
ELLOO – Tatiana Garcia
Elloo is an artist from Chicago, born and raised in Pilsen. She primarily produces original paintings and illustrations, as well as works on objects and nick nacks. Elloo began emerging in the art scene with her lovable “donut and candy devouring characters.” Her passion has always been to create monsters that that “out-creep” the ones before. She challenges herself to constantly evolve her style, while still creating creepy, cute, and magical monsters. She welcomes you into her world, Tateeland.
Michelle West is an Illustrator, painter and Designer who’s focus of work is based upon the female form, psychology, and graffiti. Michelle has been featured in other art shows at the Silver Room, and at Sir and Madame in Chicago.
Ursula Andreeff is a Chicago based mult-media artist and event producer.
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.
Organically instinctive, Rachel Lechocki (IG: @raylechocki), is an artist, dancer, and collaborator who since 2006 has been founding & teaching a wide variety of fine art, dance and yoga classes to children ages 2-12 around Chicago, Oak Park, Riverside and Elmhurst. With an Associates in Fine Art & BA from Columbia College Chicago in Art History, minoring in Cultural Studies, Rachel has had a well-rounded palette of experiences, professors/mentors, collaborators and opportunities to exhibit her work and inspire others. She currently owns Studio Zero Eleven at the Zhou B Art Center and teaches K-5 Art at a Chicago charter school as well as yoga to all age levels.
JTrevor is a Chicago-based Chemist and Artist with an eye For the female form. The juxtaposition of what lies below the surface and what can be revealed Is Ever present in her work.
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.
Rendezvous: A Community Confectionary
Bringing passed on, tried and true, family approved desserts and confections to Chicago’s neighboring hoods. Facebook page
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 two years. 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.
Betty Heredia is a Chicago artist whose work ranges in a variety of mediums, from comics to murals. Her most recent exhibitions include Voices & Visions, a group exhibition at the Highland Park Art Center, and a mural installation at Glass Curtain Gallery in Chicago and is also currently working on a series of comics entitled Life Before Death, as well as AutoSpasms. Most recently, her comics have been published in New City and Linework Comics Anthology IV.
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 Glass Terrariums
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.
(live nail art)
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.
Piñatas Don Beto
Piñatas Don Beto is bringing the beauty of Mexico to the Windy City. I travel throughout Mexico and find some of the most beautiful handmade crafts and Jewelry.
La Tribu, artesania en macrame, alpaca, bronce, cobre, plata, piedras, accesorios unicos, confeccionados y tejidos a mano, unete a esta tribu!
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.
Calli Calli features home created goods that adorn our temples…from our bodies and skin to the places we dwell in. Unique pieces for unique souls/sols.
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.
My passion for design comes from a fulfillment in self expression and creativity. I appreciate the innovative and unique, and try to implement those characteristics in my pieces. I love to breathe new life and reinvent what once was through the re-purposing of used and vintage pieces. It is also important to me to honor our natural resources and create deeper connections to ourselves and our Earth’s elements. I enjoy giving my creations a story all of their own. Archetypes Design was created with a purpose of embracing us all. Facebook page
Photos: AngMir, Bodega18, Spilz by Carolina Sanchez; Tarot by Laura, Twenty Thou & Eco Boutique by William Camargo