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Design Harvest
Photo by REP3.

We like a festival with focus, which is why you’ll find us meandering along Grand Avenue this weekend during the third-annual Design Harvest, a celebration of contemporary and sustainable home and garden design.

The creators of the fest have attempted to capture elements of the Paris Flea Market and London Design Festival, arranging vendors under uniform white tents and encouraging them to get creative with their displays.

You’ll find high-design home accessories from Morlen Sinoway Atelier alongside handcrafted wood furniture by Dock 6 Collective and one-of-a-kind Tibetan carpets by Organic Looms; the vendor lineup also includes local favorites Revision Home, I.D. and Troscan Design.  

Along with the usual live music programmed by The Hideout, food vendors and even free hayrides courtesy of Christy Webber Landscapes, there are also harvest-esque activities ranging from pumpkin-carving demonstrations to a corn-stalk maze. A station will provide everything you need to create your own container planter for $30 (free delivery in the city).

It’s a well-curated way to welcome fall. 

Design Harvest, Grand Ave. between Damen Ave. and Wood St.; 312-850-9390 or

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