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Inspire the art enthusiast in your life with thoughtful, original creations from Chicago museums, galleries and boutiques.

MCA Store, 220 E. Chicago Ave.

Sound Off

For those who love music and visual art in equal measure, pick up Martin Creed’s Work #1370: Chicago (2012). The album cover for this limited-edition vinyl record ($320 each) was painted by the British artist and musician during his recent MCA residency. He recorded the album’s four songs at Soma Studios in Ukrainian Village.

1007 W. Armitage Ave.

Fashion Statement

Local painter and sculptor Cathy Bruni Norris has teamed up with Lincoln Park-based handbag company Laudi Vidni to create these beautiful, one-of-a-kind “Sotto” clutches ($345), which feature Norris’s vibrant abstract paintings transferred to beaded canvas. Available in-store only; call 773-697-7847 to order.


Color Commentary

Nikon's D3200 HD-SLR is available in Black and Red for a standard retail price (SRP) of $699.99. In other words, it's yours to make your own.

4401 N. Ravenswood Ave.

What a Dish

We love supporting Lillstreet Art Center, the Ravenswood artists’ community and gallery where classes in printmaking, ceramics and more are a wonderful way to nurture your creative streak. Among the gift shop’s holiday offerings is this charming porcelain mug ($50) by artist Mike Jabbur.

Booth 2068, Merchandise Mart, 222 Merchandise Mart Plaza

Photo Booth

Chicago photographer Rebecca Plotnick (RL Photography) is one of nearly 600 artists who will be selling handmade creations at the One of a Kind Show and Sale, which kicks off tomorrow at the Mart. Tech-savvy aesthetes will love Plotnick’s iPhone cases ($45) printed with opulent travel images from Paris, Italy and New York.

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