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PRAIRIE DISTRICT

Days: Thursdays (rain or shine)

Dates: June 17 - September 30

Times: 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Location: 1936 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago

Details:  Free Entrance - No parking provided - No bathroom on site - Pet Friendly - Most vendors accept credit cards, some only cash

Covid 19:  All shoppers must wear a mask, sanatize hands and practice social distancing

Our idyllic location on Michigan Avenue, adjacent to the stunning national landmark Second Presbyterian Church, is a picturesque place to enjoy an evening with friends & family (and pets too), support small businesses, engage with the community, and explore Chicago’s rich architectural history. 

 

Prairie District Vendors

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SLFM Prairie District Vendors are a thoughtfully curated selection of small family farms, artists, makers, and a diverse range of high quality food businesses.

  • Be a part of a vibrant, thriving community that supports local farms and small businesses.

  • Enjoy access to the most nutrient dense, farm-fresh fruits and vegetables that travel a shorter distance and are grown with your well being & the environment in mind.

  • Purchase directly from a small business and help boost our local economy when we need it most! 

  • Shop unique specialty foods and fruits & vegetables that are not easily available.

  • Learn about new makers and our local food economy!

For a complete list of our Prairie District Vendors Click Here

 

 

Prairie District Venue

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Second Presbyterian Church is a Chicago architectural gem dating to 1874. Architect James Renwick designed the Gothic Revival exterior and Howard Van Doren Shaw and Frederic Clay Bartlett redesigned the interior in the Arts and Crafts style in 1901. Stunning memorial windows made by William Morris & Company, Tiffany Glass and Decorating Company, Tiffany Studios, McCully & Miles, and Louis J. Millet enhance the Church's interior. Original Bartlett murals, light fixtures and 175 angels grace the space. In 2013, Second Presbyterian Church was designated a National Historic Landmark in recognition of its Arts and Crafts interior. This designation is reserved for buildings and sites that are determined by the Secretary of the Interior to possess national significance in American culture and history.

Architectural Tours: Friends of Historic Second Church offers weekly tours during the market of this architectural treasure to preserve, restore, and educate the public.

 

Prairie District Sponsors

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SLFM Prairie District Sponsors recognize the value in demonstrating a commitment to our shared community.  With the support of our stakeholders, we are able to provide support to local farmers and small businesses to bring their goods to market. This support is critical to providing access to locally grown food, strengthening our economy, and healing our environment.

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Prairie District Happenings

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SLFM Prairie District Happeings - Enjoy weekly (COVID 19 safety compliant) activites and events that will be offerred througout the season, including tours, childern's activites, music, and more. 

This season we are delighted to feature South Loop Artist Cove. The Cove will feature new artists, makers, and classes & activities curated by Leo Gonzalez and ALex Agudo of the charming South Loop boutique and therapy center L & A Healing Studio. Each week the Cove will feature jeweley, ceramics, art & prtnts, home goods, healing treatments, in-person classes and more.

 

If you are a local maker, artist, or practitioner and would like more info or to be considered for inclusion at the Cove, pelase email Alex at slartistcove@gmail.com

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