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My name is Gary Zidek. Welcome to The Arts Section. Tune into the radio program every Sunday morning on WDCB 90.9 & 90.7 FM or listen to it online here. I'll be showcasing a variety of arts & entertainment, as well as.highlighting some creative ideas.

Artists and Makers Bring "One of a Kind" Gifts to theMart

Artists and Makers Bring "One of a Kind" Gifts to theMart

WDCB’s Gary Zidek previews the 18th annual One of a Kind Holiday Show.

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For Chicago-area residents looking for gifts that you can’t find at the mall or on Amazon, the One of Kind Holiday Show is set to kick–off year number 18.

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Over 600 artists and independent makers will set up shop at theMart (formerly known as the Merchandise Mart) for a four-day shopping event unlike any other holiday market in Chicago.

 Aida Sarvan, Marketing Director One of a Kind Show Chicago

Aida Sarvan, Marketing Director One of a Kind Show Chicago

Attendees will be able to find everything from craft olive oil to handmade jewelry to original drawings of Chicago neighborhood architecture.

 Drawing made by Phil Thompson of Chicago-based Cape Horn Illustration

Drawing made by Phil Thompson of Chicago-based Cape Horn Illustration

Phil Thompson is the artist behind Cape Horn Illustration. He’s one of the 600-plus artists & makers who will be selling their creations at the One of Kind Holiday Show. Thompson makes prints using his drawings of local architecture, maps and other pieces of Chicago history.

 Cape Horn Illustration Marathon Map

Cape Horn Illustration Marathon Map

 Phil Thompson, Cape Horn Illustration

Phil Thompson, Cape Horn Illustration

Thompson draws things that interest him and one of his biggest inspirations is the city’s neighborhood architecture.

 Chicago home portrait by Phil Thompson, Cape Horn Illustration

Chicago home portrait by Phil Thompson, Cape Horn Illustration

You can find more information about Thompson’s work at his website capehorn-illustration.com.

There will also be plenty of tasty items at the One of a Kind Holiday Show.

 Cranberry Apple Bourbon Butter made by Hinton Cannery

Cranberry Apple Bourbon Butter made by Hinton Cannery

Daniel Vander Meade is the founder of Chicago-based Hinton Cannery.

 Daniel Vander Meade, founder of Hinton Cannery

Daniel Vander Meade, founder of Hinton Cannery

The Virginia native launched his culinary business in 2015 and has been winning over Chicago residents one pickled item at a time.

 Pickled items from Hinton Cannery

Pickled items from Hinton Cannery

Check out hintoncannery.com for more details. 

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The One of a Kind Holiday Show takes place at theMart Thursday December 6 through Sunday December 9. You can find more information at oneofakindshowchicago.com

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