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One of a Kind Holiday Show Chicago 2017
The Chicago Merchandise Mart
Chicago, Illinois (Midwest)
Phone: 312-527-7642 or 312-527-7757
Event Dates: 12/7/17 - 12/10/17
Application Deadline: 5/10/17 Midnight CST
17 day(s) and 2 hour(s) remaining
Images: 5 (a booth shot is required)
Fee (One of a Kind Chicago 2016 Application Fee): $35.00
You can submit up to 2 applications for this show.
Jury Deadline: May 10, 2017
The One of a Kind Show, held in April and December each year, can be your best opportunity to sell to tens of thousands of affluent consumers who value handmade work and love to shop! The award winning show boasts an ideal downtown Chicago location, a premium indoor exhibiting environment, and unparalleled marketing and promotional opportunities.
Artists, designers and makers with high quality, handmade, original work are invited to apply to be a part of the One of a Kind experience! Eligible work ranges from giftable craft to premium fine art. Applications will be juried and chosen based on uniqueness, craftsmanship and attention to detail.
The Mart (Indoor Venue)
Show Dates and Hours
December 7-10, 2017
Thursday, December 7, 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Friday, December 8, 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Saturday, December 9, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Sunday, December 10, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Important Dates and Deadline
December 28, 2017 Application is open/available
May 10, 2017 Deadline to apply
May 16, 2017 Jury selection
May 24, 2017 Notifications of participation status (accepted, waitlisted, declined)
June 8, 2017 Deadline for submitting contracts with payment to ensure participation
October 2017 Booth assignments/show information emailed to artists
November 3, 2017 Deadline for pre-show discount on operational needs
December 5, 2017 Move-In and set-up for show begins
December 7, 2017 Show opens
Acceptance Criteria for Artists (Non Emerging Artist)
Artists work, booth design and application information will be juried based on quality, authenticity, uniquesness, salability, booth presentation and overall balance of show categories. To be considered, you must meet the following requirements.
Acceptance Criteria for Emerging Artists
The One of a Kind Show will be including emerging artists in this year’s holiday show. The designated spaces will be dedicated to talented up and coming artists, designers and makers. To be considered, you must meet the following requirements:
Bath & Body
All applications must be submitted online through Zapplication at www.zapplication.org. To be considered you will be asked to do the following:
Online Application Assistance
For an additional fee, one of our preferred professional photographers will update, digitalize and format photos for your One of a Kind application through Zapplication. Please contact them directly at:
Christy Clow Photography
Sanders Visual Images
Notification of your jury status will be emailed to you at the end of May and posted on your profile through Zapplication. Please do not call.
Accepted artists will receive an acceptance email including a contract, booth payment schedule and additional show information via email. A 50% deposit is due with the contract no later than 2 weeks after receiving your acceptance notification- June 8, 2017. (In special situations, payment plans can be arranged.)
Artist Booth (Non Emerging)
Your booth will include 8' high hard walls (1" thick, painted white), six incandescent flood lights, electricity, carpeting, booth signage, waste basket, booth cleaning and free drayage (labor moving your work to and from the dock to your booth).
Standard Booth - approx. 10x10 - $2,550
Standard Corner* - approx. 10x10 - $2,975
*Corner configurations consists of 2 walls & 2 sides of exposure, not 3 walls.
Multiple and Multiple Corner Booth configurations are also available.
Emerging Artist Package
Your package will include drayage, signage, lighting and carpet in a designated emerging artist space.
Package cost - $1200 (please note the spaces will not be full size booths)
Space dimensions and details (which may vary from year to year) will be given upon acceptance.
If you have any questions regarding applying to the show, please contact:
Kathleen Hogan, Show Director
Erin Hartz, Artist Relations
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