Event Producer

The Chicago Artisan Market® is produced by INV Marketing Group, a Chicago-based company.

We have worked with small-business owners and independent artisans for over 20 years.

  • Over the last 20+ years we have produced over 150 successful pop-up shopping events.
  • We produced and market the Chicago Artisan Market® in the Fulton Market & Ravenswood neighborhoods.
  • We also produce the Oak Brook Artisan Market, the Naperville Artisan Market, and the North Shore Artisan Market, all 2-day outdoor markets.
  • We were the team behind the StyleChicago.com media property and StyleChicago.com signature events.
  • We have produced large-scale pop-up shopping events (FashionChicago) and runway shows (StyleChicago.com’s The Art of Fashion) at venues like Millennium Park and Union Station – with as many as 15,000 shoppers over a single weekend.
  • We have also produced signature events at more exclusive venues including W Chicago – City Center, Sofitel Chicago Magnificent Mile, W Chicago Lakeshore, the Museum of Broadcast Communications, Nacional 27 and The Drake – Oak Brook

We have produced over 150 successful pop-up shopping events, fashion shows and girls night out events.

What are some common themes in all our events?

  • We offer affordable exhibit space and selling opportunities for independent, small businesses.
  • Over 70% of our exhibitors are women-owned and/or minority owned.
  • Our guests / shoppers have a reputation for being the nicest, most positive people who are generously supportive of small businesses!

We are beyond excited to bring you the Chicago Artisan Market®. 

Our mission is to create and sustain a community marketplace which supports local artisans and small businesses. We value working with people and businesses that run on passion, hard work and dedication. Our events are successful because we work with great people.

We launched INV Marketing Group in 2004 with the goal of helping people find the best local businesses and events. Along the way, we’ve created events that we would want to attend ourselves.  

If you're a vendor interested in vending – please review our vendor info page.  We’d love to get to know you!


Jonathan & Lynna