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It's One-of-a-Kind

Sunday, December 06, 2015 tgoandco

The One-of-a-Kind Show and Sale opens the doors once again at the Merchandise Mart kicking off a great shopping weekend. One of the largest shows in world with over 600 artisans and the second largest in the US, the show is a mixture of one of kind artworks, hand-made gifts, unique clothing items and independent food & spice vendors.

 During this four day event, there are one-of-a-kind fashion events and fashion shows with wearable artwork from the fashion district and food tastings at the enormous Gourmet Gallery. Life music is played through out the day and is sponsored by Potbelly Sandwich Shops. It is a chance to talk to the artists and discover the creativity of many talented individuals. This year also offers an opportunity for smaller start-ups to show work at the Etsy Art Pavilion. 

Helping Children While Having Fun

The show also helps sponsor the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital in the Chicago. Part of the proceeds of the ticket sales goes towards life-saving pediatric medicines and funding research to help fight childhood diseases. The Lurie Children’s Hospital cared for over 174,000 children last year alone and ranks as one of the best children’s hospitals in the US. The $12 ticket price offers everyone to take advantage of the show for every day of the event.  With so much to see, you will want to take advantage of the event over multiple days — it's enormous. And for your convenience, there is a packaging and shipping service to ship your gifts out for your holiday recipients. You won't want ot miss this holiday event. Ticket sales are available at the door in the first floor of the lobby of the Mart. The Mart is quickly accessible by the brown line with a door coming right in off the platform. Come out and enjoy.  For more information, go to

Should you miss this holiday event, mark your calendars for the
Inaugural Spring Show and Sale on April 29 – May 1st.

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