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Buy DIY At the Chicago Art Department's First MAKE Sale

By Carrie McGath in Arts & Entertainment on Dec 11, 2014 9:30PM

12_10_MakeSale_poster.jpg Friday evening, the Chicago Art Department (CAD), a Pilsen gallery and arts space run by artist, educator and curator Mike Nourse, will host its first holiday market called the Make Sale. CAD is a space that is always looking for new ways to nourish the arts scene in the city at large while showing their pride for the ever-growing Pilsen neighborhood. The gallery exhibits many local artists, hosts screenings and workshops and is home to several resident artists.

One of those resident artists, Marta Sasinowska told us, "I've been really inspired by our neighborhood lately, with more and more new businesses opening, new creatives coming in and contributing to the growth of the artist and maker scene in Pilsen. I'm also aware that not a lot of people know about those people and their businesses, so initially I wanted to create the Make Sale as a way to promote them and give them an opportunity to show how great they are."

Spend a fun Friday night in Pilsen, discover new artists and even get some holiday shopping done at this distinctive sale that will be burgeoning with local talent and will make you a holiday hero gifting lovingly handmade swag.

The Make Sale is this Friday, Dec. 12 at CAD Gallery (1932 S. Halsted, #101) from 6 to 10 p.m.