Vends + Vibes


Thank you to all of the artisans, creative entrepreneurs, artists, DJs, partners, organizers, volunteers, families, friends and visitors!

Each of you helped to make the fourth annual Vends + Vibes an incredible Washington Park holiday tradition. Each year, Arts + Public Life culminates with this two-day winter marketplace and celebration of unique handmade products made primarily by South Side artists and creative entrepreneurs. We've expanded the vibes with family-friendly holiday activities, culinary programs, and new experiences along historic Garfield Boulevard soundtracked by DJs. We look forward to celebrating the festivities with you in December, 2018! 


  • 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
  • Marshmallow Roasting + Hot Cocoa Station


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

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2017 Photo Album:

Photos: Sara Pooley