Artists' Faire

You are invited to join us as a vendor at the CREATE Artists' Faire. CREATE Artists' Faire features unique supplies and one-of-a-kind artwork from local and national artists and suppliers. Open to the public and CREATE students alike, the CREATE Artists' Faire draws a large crowd of excited shoppers with offerings spanning all skill levels and mixed-media genres. We're thrilled to again be hosting this vibrant expo.

2014 CREATE Chicago Artists' Faire

Friday, August 15 • 6:00pm - 9:00pm • Sheraton Lisle Hotel

Sell your artwork or unique supplies by purchasing an Artists' Faire table via this website! Click on the "Register Now" button and select the "Vendor Registration" option. From there, you can sign up as a Vendor only, or you can sign up as a Vendor and participate in CREATE workshops.

Each vendor will be listed on the CREATE website (60) days prior to the event unless registration is received after that time.

Artists' Faire Vendors

Art Girls Tools / Charmed I'm Sure Studio - Jean Van Brederode
Hand-made mixed media jewelry plus jewelry tools with women in mind.
Art Glass Array
Functional and decorative glass items using stencils, stamping, and layering. Powdered glass and hand cut glass is fired in a kiln up to 1500 degrees Fahrenheit to melt the designs.
Artistcellar, LLC
Unique stencil designs
Craft Attitude
Craft Attitude is an inkjet printable ready-made skin that is translucent and malleable to other surfaces making it ideal for layering custom photos, designs and artwork in collage and other mixed media projects.
Diane Tarullo
Handmade Glass Beads, Buttons and Jewelry
Down Lilac Lane
I bring small bits and pieces that can be repurposed into jewelry and/or used in mixed media art applications. I also have ephemera from the late 1800's through the 1970's.
EK Creations - Erin Keck
Steampunk clocks and assemblage. Also Vintage supplies.
Surface design and mixed media supplies
Gracie's Cottage
I'll be bringing the popular "Fixin's Bar: Schnibbles and Bits to inspire the artist in you". Huge selection of parts, pieces, and findings…all vintage Ephemera from the 1850's on, including a large selection of French letters and documents.
Hands On Hands Dyes - Cindy Lohbeck
Will be doing hand dyeing demonstrations for a glimpse into my classes!
Helen Shafer Garcia Studio
Mixed media artworks
Jen Cushman & ICE Resin
Handmade jewelry by Jen Cushman and also products for mixed media and jewelry making by ICE Resin Susan Lenart Kazmer
Jacquie Williamson
Mixed media artists with mixed media whimsical paintings and gift items
KEO Art - Karen O'Brien
Original art and handmade items.
Kryout Arts - Kent Youngstrom
Contemporary paintings, wall art, decor and design… from a not-so-tortured artist.
Liesel Lund
Handmade mixed media jewelry, scarves, art aprons, paintings, and inspiration for your art journaling journey.

Now That's a Jig! by Brenda Schweder
The Wire Bending Jig that Sits Tight and Stays Put, Now That's a Jig! is your solution to bending everything from single wire elements, to chain links, findings and complex motifs for the pro and NewBender alike!
StencilGirl Products
Artist designed stencils for mixed media.
Sweet Repeats Studio Shoppe
Jodi Ohl's art includes a wide array of colorful and textured mixed media acrylic paintings, often whimsical or abstract in nature with empowering themes. She will also be featuring several examples from classes taught at Create along with prints, magnets, stationery, bookmarks, and exclusive supplies that you will get your creative muse singing.
The Creativity Studio
hand dyed fabric, hand made paper, paper ephemeral (pages from children's books, encyclopedias, dictionaries, maps
The Urban Beader
Jewelry tools and supplies  


Vendor Table: $200 (includes [1] 6’x30” draped table and [2] chairs)
Instructor Vendor Table (for CREATE Instructors): $100 (includes [1] 6’x30” draped table and [2] chairs)
Additional Vendor Table: $75
Additional Instructor Vendor Table (for CREATE Instructors): $50

The hotel can provide wireless internet access, and electricity (includes power strip and extension cord) for vendors. These cost for these are in addition to the table fee and will be due directly to the hotel.  We will provide specific information about internet access and electricity closer to the event date.


If you would like to ship items to the hotel, you may ship them at your expense to arrive on or after August 11. The hotel will charge an incoming and outgoing handling fee of $2.00 per package or $50 per pallet. If your package arrives before August 11, you will be charged a $2.00 storage fee, per package/per day.

Please address packages as follows:
Sheraton Lisle-Chicago Hotel
3000 Warrenville Road
Lisle, IL 60532
HOLD FOR: CREATE Artists' Faire / August 15
Hotel Rep: Sheila Haralson
ATTN: Your Company and Onsite Contact Name

For return shipping:
It is the Vendor’s responsibility to schedule a pickup with their preferred carrier. Please box, tape, label and pre-pay for your shipment with your carrier. Leave boxes in your booth and hotel staff will collect and deliver to hotel’s loading dock for Monday morning pick-up.  The hotel cannot be responsible for any boxes that are not picked up within one week after the end of the event. **Please understand that CREATE will not be responsible for your shipments **

Unloading Onsite:
Vendor set-up for the Faire is from 4:00pm-6:00pm on August 15; tear-down is from 9:00pm-10:00pm. Artists’ Faire will take place in the Savoy Ballroom [D]. Vendors can unload via the front entrance if everything can be carried in with one trip. If not, vendors must use the hotel’s loading dock. The dock area is visible from the hotel parking lot. It has a ramp and a regular door next to the dock area. Please plan to bring your own carts or dolly's since the hotel does not supply this equipment.


All Artists' Faire vendors selling goods at the Faire are responsible for collecting and remitting the appropriate sales tax directly to the State of Illinois in accordance with IL law. For complete information and to begin by electronically completing your application using the Illinois Business Gateway (average 1-2 days for processing), visit this website or call the Central Registration Division, Illinois Department of Revenue at 217-785-3707217-785-3707. Proof of Seller's Permit is not required onsite.

The Current Sales Tax rate in Lisle, IL, is 7.25%

During registration, you will be required to approve of our Vendor Terms and Conditions. Please contact the CREATE Events Staff with questions at