Vends + Vibes


Save the date: the next Vends + Vibes takes place on the Arts Block on Saturday, Dec. 8–Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018

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