Vendors


  • La Tiendita Zeuqshop

    Yarnies by Mikey

    The Sick Muse

  • Petty Butter

    Natalie Woodlock

    Sarai Bernice

    Fine art prints and earrings

  • M Diaz Makes

    Handmade shirts, totes, pins, patches, cards

    MAHAL HEALING ARTS

    Botanical potions, holistic healing services

    Sparkel

    Comics, printed matter, clothing and jewelry

  • Tesoritxs

    Handmade jewelry

    Las Topo Chicas

    Zines, patches, jewelry, prints, photographs, embroidery, upcycled clothing

    Brown and Proud Press

    Zines, t's, stickers, buttons

  • Compton Q

    Hand made garments and accessories

    Marimacha Monarca Press

La Tiendita Zeuqshop
La Tiendita Zeuqshop crafts ABC’s to share with the world; these include art, books, collectibles & diverse exceptional finds.
Yarnies by Mikey
I'm Mikey a queer artist whose art-making is informed by my community-driven art therapy practice that intersects between fiber crafts, counseling, education, and craftivism. I create characters for the enjoyment of being immersed in my own queer imagination and challenge binary ways of thinking of gender. These characters range from magical unicorns to winking rainbows who come in the form of plush toys and zines I call “Yarnies.” I use my Yarnies along with my art therapy practice to connect with queers from childhood to adulthood by creating radical quilts or plush characters of queer icons together.
The Sick Muse
The Sick Muse is a collaborative effort to explore and expand the relationships that make music in Chicago. We publish an open submission-format zine that hovers around the motives, imagination, and labor in the DIY Chi. We document a particular time & place and present a forum for thinking forward. Each issue involves more than 25 contributors who submit essays, illustration, interviews, lyrics, photography, design, and poetry that pose the question of why and how they make art & music in Chicago. We publish as active participants in the worlds that we represent. We are committed to community-centered media. We believe in the power of print to demand deliberation and bring together diverse ideas and groups of people. We uphold a DIY ethos and celebrate it with beautiful graphic design and production.
Petty Butter
Itunuoluwa Ebijimi (aka Petty Crocker aka The Wife of Wrath) is an interdisciplinary artist, performer, and shea butter entrepreneur based in Chicago, Illinois. She is the current sole owner and operator of “Petty Butter,” an all natural skincare line featuring shea butter mixes, blacksoaps, and more. Ebijimi’s art and business integrate mediums such as photography, fashion, and music/performance with cultural histories of west-Africa/ the Afro-diaspora, holistic beauty practices, and decolonial theories. Ebijimi explores themes of Blackness, femininity, queerness, and post-colonial community-building. She has performed and exhibited work throughout the city of Chicago, including the Art Institute of Chicago, Gallery 400, Berlin Nightclub, Smartbar, and various apartment galleries. You can find Itunuoluwa Ebijimi and Petty Butter at www.pettybutter.com
Natalie Woodlock
Natalie Woodlock is an Australian artist currently based in New Orleans. Her work explores  queer subjectivity and subculture. She creates naked figurative portraits of queer subjects drawn from a community that has its' roots in punk subculture, radical social movements, acts of sexual deviancy and the performance of gender. In 2018 she completed her M.F.A. in Printmaking at The University of New Orleans. www.etsy.com/shop/soda4pony
Sarai Bernice
Fine art prints and earrings
Sarai Bernice is a Chicago born artist who uses dreams and the organic world as inspiration for her paintings.  Her work revolves around the many facets of identity in our current era.  She uses an Afro-surrealist lens to juxtapose biology with theory, drawing attention to political implications of her ancestral code.  With a dichotomy of rough and smooth media, she conveys the various ingredients and struggles that go into producing the self for consumption, which quite often boils down to the seduction of the aesthetic. Bringing into conversation theories of nurture vs nature vs necromancy.
M Diaz Makes
Handmade shirts, totes, pins, patches, cards
Michelle Diaz (@mdiazmakes)-  I am a queer latinx person/artist/designer/maker/thrifter/seer doing work that aims to be honest, accessible, and true.  I specialize in stamp carving, enamel pin and embroidered path designing, relief printing, greeting card making, clay scuplting, apparel screenprinting, ink/pencil drawing, and more!, with an interest in keeping prices affordable.   I consider everything I design and/or hand-make to be functional/giftable art, with self-expression and a little bit of grit. Accessibility for and acknowledgment of black/brown/poc/queer/variously marginalized folx is important to me on many levels, and by mindfully/purposefully upcycling materials and putting in long hours of craftful DIYing I am able to offer many of my makes guilt-free and at accessible prices.  Self-acceptance, humor, color, darkness, recovery, transcendance, humility, and being able to grow and continually share true selves is the way, for me, and what I offer with my work."
MAHAL HEALING ARTS
Botanical potions, holistic healing services

MAHAL HEALING ARTS by Kiam Marcelo Junio helps clients integrate the body, mind, emotion, and spirit through Holistic Healing Services (yoga, meditation, mindfulness coaching, aromatherapy, CranioSacral, and East Asian Bodywork) and handcrafted self-care potions (BLOOM:Booty & Body Mist, MORNING DEW: Skin Renewing Serum, and DEEP EARTH: Grounding + Meditation Perfume) using all-natural botanicals.  MAHAL HEALING ARTS aims to aid in the healing of self and society by creating spaces for people to better know themselves, the meanings they make, and their relationship to the world outside and within. The word “Mahal” appears in many languages to mean “dear,” “valuable,” “expensive,” “palace,” “a place of reverence,” “a place of rest,” “love.”

 

Kiam Marcelo Junio is a holistic healer and interdisciplinary artist creating work through writing, performance, photography, and new media. Their research and art work center around queering identities, creation myths and herstories, and personal and collective transformation through collaborative projects. Kiam served in the US Navy for seven years during the DADT era. They were born in the Philippines and have lived in the US, Japan, and Spain.

 
Sparkel
Comics, printed matter, clothing and jewelry
Emily Schulert lives in Chicago and grew up in Maine. She is an artist, teacher and organizer. Her store "Sparkel" pops up here and there with comics, prints, clothing, jewelry and more. She organizes monthly DIY workshops in art, craft, health and more with her friends in The Chicago Skillshare Network.

www.chicagoskillsharenetwork.tumblr.com

 
Tesoritxs
Handmade jewelry
Karari Olvera is the genderqueer femme first born of Mexican immigrant parents. An activist, writer, performer, and makeup aficionadx, Karari is the person behind Tesoritxs, an art side project dedicated to beautifying the life of folx through jewelry made with natural gemstones and crystals.
Las Topo Chicas
Zines, patches, jewelry, prints, photographs, embroidery, upcycled clothing
Las Topo Chicas are a femme & queer people of color artist collective based in the southside of Chicago. Our mission is to cultivate and sustain creative space in and around the south side that invites femmes & queer people of color. We commit to creating financially and physically accessible spaces that center non-normativity, pro-hoe, and radically compassionate community building.        
Brown and Proud Press
Zines, t's, stickers, buttons

Brown and Proud Press is a collective of intersectional creatives who provide a platform for communities of color to heal through zine making, poetry workshops and events. We are composed of writers, illustrators, designers, music lovers and photographers based in Chicago. People of color are invited to attend our monthly writing meet-ups and to submit their work to our next zine, "On Struggling Queerness" Contact us at brownandproudpress@gmail.com & follow us on IG or Twitter via @BPPZINES

 

 

 
Compton Q
Hand made garments and accessories

As a Chicago based artist and designer Compton Q is passionate about exploration, research, and the ways in which their identity as a Queer Non-Binary PoC drives creation. By focusing on cultural histories, gender, popular & material culture, sci-fi narratives, queer clubbing spaces & the rapidly evolving world of street fashion, they transport my audience to imagined futures & impossible worlds. Through the vehicles of fashion and performance the futuristic narratives and garments they create come to life through movement, time, and space.

 
Marimacha Monarca Press
marimacha monarca press is a queer and trans* people of color creative collective for and by nuestra queer familia based in Chicago, IL.  These marimachas monarcas are into screen-printing shirts, block printing undies, stickers and prints, making zines, embroidering patches, hosting film screenings and open mics, relearning love and embracing queer resilience sin pelos en la lengua. The press just released the first ever "August 2018 - July 2019 calendar: mmp sexy edition" that explores bodies and holidays throughout queer hxstory. instagram | facebook | issuu - @marimachamonarcapress