Chicago Artisan Market: Frequently Asked Questions

Deadlines: We accept vendors on a rolling basis. Once a category is filled — then we don’t accept additional vendors for that specific category. Certain categories such as jewelry, skincare & candles tend to fill up very quickly. We only guarantee spaces once payment is received.  We do not hold spaces without payment (i.e, if you don’t pay shortly after we accept you to the market — we may give your space to another vendor).

Acceptance: We try to get back to everyone within a week. But sometimes it can takes us upto two weeks.  Please call or email if you have not hear from us.

Sales Tax — See this link

Who produces the Market? INV Marketing Group, LLC. produces The Chicago Artisan Market. We are also the company behind the Oak Brook Artisan Market, FashionChicago and StyleChicago.com. We’ve been producing pop-up shopping event in and around Chicago for over 10 years. Read more about us here.

How many vendors at the Chicago Artisan Market: Usually about 120. The exact number changes with every market as we offer a variety of space size. As such, sometimes we have more half table vendors than full table vendor. This will increase the number of vendors. Although the floor plans are usually similar for our markets — sometimes they are different.

What type of business do you accept into the market? It’s an Artisan Market — we are looking for brands that fit that theme.  We do accept a few sponsors at each market who help us reduce the fees for the local makers.

What’s the difference between Skylight and Distillery? The Skylight Room is priced higher because more vendors prefer the Skylight Room. That said, we do have many repeat vendors who prefer the Distillery. The biggest difference is natural light. The Skylight Room has windows along the front of the building and five large skylights that traverse the space. In the Distillery, we bring in over 50 light cans to adequately light the space. The Skylight Room is also the first room consumers enter. Please see sample floor plan below showing the difference between the Skylight Room and the Distillery areas. 

Load-In Information:  About a week before the event we will send you the floor plan & your space assignment along with other details regarding useful day of the event information.

* Load-in is from 7:00 AM to 9:00 AM.
* The market opens to the public promptly at 10:00 AM and ends at 4:00 PM.
* Address: Morgan MFG – 401 N. Morgan St., Chicago, IL 60642

Skylight Room vs. Distillery