Berwyn Makers

Local support and resources for turning your craft or art into a business

About Us

Welcome! We’re glad you’re here!

The Berwyn Makers Meetup came into creation when Lisa Polderman and Kristine Fachet met on a secret Berwyn Facebook group, each looking to meet other creative types in the area.  After putting a call out to find fellow artists and hosting a few social gatherings we discovered that more than anything, these creative people wanted to connect and learn from other artists how to take the step from the creative world into the business world.

Berwyn Makers provides support and resources for local makers/artisans looking to turn their art or craft into a business.  We meet once a month at Studio 22 in Berwyn, IL – just 9 miles west of downtown Chicago.  We are focused on creating a community of Makers in the near-west suburban area of Chicago. Members hail from Berwyn, Oak Park, North Riverside, Elmwood Park, and beyond.

All members are encouraged to attend meetings to strengthen our community and enjoy the company of like-minded creative types. Meetings will vary from hand-on workshops, discussions/critiques, and social gatherings.   Check out our calendar of events to see what’s coming up!

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