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LOGAN SQUARE — More than 50 local artists and crafters will sell their wares at the Logan Square holiday market this weekend.

The first Windy City Made market is set for noon-6 p.m. Sunday at the Stan Mansion, 2408 N. Kedzie Blvd. Those who RSVP online (and use the code “RSVP”) get in for free. Otherwise, it’s $5 at the door.

The market will feature a mix of vendors selling a range of last-minute gifts, from handmade jewelry and small-batch soaps to vintage barware and art prints. Gathering Hands, Primaries Vintage and Chicago Wick Stop are among the vendors scheduled to participate.

Decked out in festive decorations and offering seasonal drinks and snacks, the event will have the feel of a “fantastic” holiday party, according to a news release.

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Emma Lewis makes stationery and prints under the brand The Twentieth.

The market is presented by Emma Lewis, an art historian and art dealer who sells art-inspired stationery and gifts under the moniker The Twentieth.

After a year of selling at 30 markets across the city, the Andersonville resident decided to organize his own market that would double as a community celebration of Chicago’s makers.

“Since I’m a vendor, and I’m not an event organizer, I know a lot of these vendors — they’re my friends and people I’ve met as co-workers in one way or another,” said Lewis. “We were all working hard [leading up to] holiday season; I wanted to have a party atmosphere. For many people, it will be their last show of the year.”

So far, more than 1,000 people have RSVP’d to the market, “a huge show of support” for local builders, Lewis said.

If all goes according to plan, Lewis plans to return to the market next year, perhaps every quarter, he said.

“One thing I always felt before I started my business with small business owners in Chicago is that if people choose to shop with us, it makes a big difference. That’s the way we want to get us out in 2023,” said Lewis.

Limited free parking will be available at 2323 N. Albany Ave.

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