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The Top Design News and Shopping Events This Week

Renegade Craft Fair returns, designers’ charity night, and two art walks

The James Stressless You chair   Photo: Courtesy of Casa Spazio

This Sunday, the Lake Forest chapter of the Infant Welfare Society of Chicago will host its 49th Annual Antiques & Treasures in the Field event from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Deer Path Middle School (95 W. Deerpath Rd., Lake Forest). Shop a variety of antiques, mid-century modern, vintage, refurbished, upcycled furniture, home goods, and décor from over 40 Midwest dealers. Admission is $10 and all proceeds benefit the Angel Harvey Infant Welfare Society of Chicago Community Health Center.

The Renegade Craft Fair (renegadecraft.com) is back this Saturday and Sunday on Division Street between Damen and Ashland in Wicker Park from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Join over 400 independent makers and more to celebrate the do-it-yourself spirit. Enjoy music by local DJs, Reckless Records, and CHIRP Radio, snack on treats and enjoy craft brews while your peruse the fair for unique home décor items. Make sure to take advantage of special workshops by Rebuild Exchange, Chicago School of Shoemaking, and take part of screen-printing and clay molding stations courtesy of BookClub.

Casa Spazio (222 W. Hubbard St., casaspazio.com) is offering credit toward the purchase of Stressless You products. Receive $750 with the purchase of two to three seats, $1,100 with the purchase of four to five seats, and $1,500 with the purchase of six or more seats. Stressless You sofas count as three seats and loveseats count as two. This is a great opportunity to revamp your seating arrangement for your home, and buy ottomans and accessories with credit to complete the look until October 24.

Hyphen (hyphensleep.com), a new online bed-in-a-box company, is now available in Chicago. Hyphen mattresses, starting at $475 for a twin bed, are shipped free in a surprisingly small box. Try the risk-free 100-night trial to make sure you love it before you keep it.

The Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS Auxiliary Board (DIFFA Chicago) is hosting its second annual White Out party tonight at 111 North Canal Street. This year, come join the “Burlesque for a DIFFArence” event to mingle with design and business professionals while enjoying cocktails, light bites, and dancing. They will be holding a special raffle featuring themed white décor, furniture, and a live art installation created by artist, Jenny Vyas, which will be donated to the raffle upon completion. All ticket, raffle, and auction proceeds will go toward supporting Chicago-area service agencies that provide assistance, education, and outreach to those living with HIV/AIDS. Buy your ticket for tonight here.

The River North Design District Gallery (rivernorthdesigndistrict.com) is having its second annual Fall Gallery Walk tomorrow from 5 to 9 p.m. Come browse 13 participating showrooms where they will exhibit artwork created by upcoming stars in the art world. Stop by Lignet Roset (441 N. Wells St.), featuring Greg Dickerson for the Michael Del Piero Good Design Pop-Up shop, or the Tile Gallery (555 N. Franklin St.) to see live art by Phillip Schalekamp.

Craving more art for your space? Stop by the Ravenswood Art Walk (ravenswoodartwalk.org) Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. to browse through 29 venues. Walk along Ravenswood Avenue from Leland to Irving Park with open studios, artists in buildings, musical performances, and live demonstrations. At the center of the Art Walk is the outdoor RAW Street Fest featuring two stages of live music, artists in tents, Begyle Brewing’s craft beer garden, food trucks and activities for children. Make sure to visit their website so you can plan your route accordingly.

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