Vends + Vibes


Shop local this holiday season!
SAT. December 9 & SUN. December 10
12:00-5:00 pm each day
Along the historic Garfield Boulevard in Washington Park


Vends + Vibes is a two-day winter marketplace of unique handmade products made primarily by South Side artists and creative entrepreneurs.

Enjoy sounds by DJs Duane Powell, Selah Say, Joe De Presser and AfroBang, and get your photo taken with Brother Nick. Creative activities for children and adults at four locations along historic Garfield Boulevard: Arts Incubator, BING Reading Room, Currency Exchange Café, and the KLEO Community Family Life Center.



  • Handmade Crafts
  • Unique Productions
  • Services
  • Specialty Foods Items
  • Creative Products


  • Cocktail Demonstrations
  • Family Photos with Brother Nick, Santa’s Little Brother
  • Healthy Holiday Food Demonstrations


  • Music by Local DJs
  • Screening Holiday Home Movies from the Jean Patton Collection
  • Artists-in-Residence Open Studios
  • and more!

Explore the 2017 Vendors: