Please join us on Friday October 12 from 5:30-7:30pm for the soft opening of the SMALL Ordinary Shop. It’s Public Media Institute’s latest project and it will blow yer socks off.
From October 15, 2012 through January 1, 2013 The Small Manufacturing Alliance will create and operate the SMALL Ordinary Shop. The Shop is part of the Sic Transit Gloria Mundi: Industry of the Ordinary show taking place in the Chicago Cultural Center. The Shop will be located on the first floor, re-imagining the former Cultural Center gift shop.
SMALL is an organization started by Public Media Institute that promotes companies and individuals making locally manufactured products. The goal of the organization is to amplify awareness of products made in the Chicago Metropolitan area through events, pop up shops, media, showrooms and trade shows.
At the SMALL Ordinary Shop we are featuring jewelry and accessories, apparel, gift items, housewares, body products, furniture, prints and other artisan made and hand crafted items by over 100 different SMALL member artists, designers and companies.
Think of the SMALL Ordinary Shop as an experiment in organic modernism meeting up-cycled urban manufacturing.
Local craft beer, Ginger beer and food by Pleasant House Bakery and SMALL vendors will be on hand at the soft opening shin dig.
The Chicago Cultural Center is located at 78 East Washington Street Chicago, IL 60602.
The SMALL Ordinary Shop will be open Monday through Saturday 11am to 6pm. Noon to 5pm on Sundays.