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The Den Theatre launches ‘The Den Marketplace’ starting Sunday, September 4

Every Sunday from 10 am – 3 pm
A New Weekly Indoor Market featuring Chicago’s Best Artists, Makers, Food Vendors, Entertainers and More 

The Den Theatre is pleased to announce The Den Marketplace, a new weekly indoor marketplace featuring the best of Chicago artists, makers, local chefs and food vendors, and an eclectic mix of entertainment launching on Sunday, September 4 from 10 am – 3 pm and continuing every Sunday at the spacious The Den Theatre, 1331 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago’s Wicker Park neighborhood. Shop, mix, mingle, network and enjoy drinks and cocktail specials at the newly-remodeled The Den Bar and Lounge.

September 2022 vendors confirmed to date include:

  1. Sweets Girl(cupcakes), Alchemy Nymph(artwork), Alyson Lyon Arts (artwork), B’s Gourmet Nuts (nuts), Band of Gold Chicago (candles, aromatherapy), DazzleBandz by Nicole K (handmade jewelry), Defensive Wounds (stickers, pins, prints), Erin’s Rugs (handmade rugs), Fast Lane to Health (healthy vegan snacks), Gracie Pie Apothecary (soaps, self-care items), Grape Utopia (clothing), Healing Power of Reiki (tarot readings, Reiki), I’ve Got The Board (charcuterie), JoyStar Handmade For Pets(handmade products for pets), Katami Studios (artwork), Lucky Jefferson (books, literature), Morbid Orchid (taxidermy, oddities) Ola Grabowski (stickers, pins, prints), OuroHermetica (candles, personal care), Puffy Houzz (Dutch pastries), Red Kimono Design, Inc. (artwork), Rob Proue Metal Sculptures (artwork), Shape Shifters Studios(artwork, jewelry), Shelly’s (ice cream), Sideboard Stitch (hand embroidery, appliqué), Solis Illuminatum (candles, tarot, herbs), Sweet Designs by Kathy (handcrafted chocolates and confections), Tarot Readings by Jean-Pierre (tarot), The Art of Alexandra Winthrop (stickers, pin, prints), Through the Void (tarot), Total Betty Goddess Deck/Michelle Shea Walker (tarot), Val Vermin (stickers, pins, prints) and Windrose Designs (stickers, pins, prints). Additional vendors to be announced.

Please note: not all vendors will be present at every market.

The September entertainment lineup includes:

Bella Donna (drag queen, 9/4, 9/11, 9/18), DJ Ariella Granados (9/4), DJ Evie The Cool (9/11), DJ Marcos Mercado (9/25), DJ Trust the Wizard (9/18), Environmental Encroachment (brass band, 9/4), Irish Marlowe (singer-songwriter, 9/25), Muffy St. Claire (burlesque, 9/4, 911), Noori (multidisciplinary performance artist, 9/4), Ryan Mannebach & The Righteous Sound (musician 9/25), Villanele (musician, 9/4, 9/18, 925) and Violet Meridian (musician/band, 9/18).

For an up-to-date list of vendors and entertainment, please visit

COVID guidelines: In the interest of keeping patrons and staff safe, The Den will continue to require proof of vaccination to attend any event for the indefinite future. While masking is no longer required, The Den strongly encourages patrons to continue wearing a mask when not eating or drinking. For the most current information on The Den’s COVID guidelines, visit

About The Den Theatre

Artistic Director Ryan Martin opened The Den in 2010 in the Wicker Park neighborhood with a single theatre space. Now celebrating its twelfth year, The Den is a multi-level live entertainment venue that boasts five intimate and unique theaters ranging from 50 – 300 seats. The first floor houses The Den Bar & Lounge – a full-service bar where audiences gather before and after performances to share a drink and community with like-minded culture-hounds. Currently, The Den is home to four resident theatre companies including Broken Nose TheatreFirst Floor TheaterHaven and The New Coordinates (formerly The New Colony). Hundreds of other companies and artists from Chicago and beyond have called The Den home – from national names to local stars, The Den consistently plays host to a lineup of exciting and diverse talent. As a building created for interdisciplinary arts, The Den has accommodated a wide variety of programming, including plays, musicals, film screenings, dance, improv and stand-up comedy, seminars and speaking engagements. For additional information, visit

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