ShopColumbia Presents Ninth Annual Holiday Market

Columbia College Chicago’s art boutique to sell exclusive pieces from artists and feature daily promotions, Nov. 27-Dec. 22

CHICAGO (Nov. 22, 2017) – Columbia College Chicago’s art and clothing retail boutique ShopColumbia will host its Ninth Annual Holiday Market from Nov. 27-Dec. 22. The month-long showcase of unique items designed and created by Columbia artists will be hosted in the newly expanded and renovated space at 619 S. Wabash Ave. This year’s market will feature more than 150 student, alumni, faculty, and staff artists selling fine art, photography, paintings, clothing, fashion accessories, stationary, music, zines, and more. Many of the items for sale are exclusive to ShopColumbia.

Featured artists at this year’s market include:
Paper Heart Dispatch  - stationary goods
PINTL + KETY - fashion line
Vice Versa Press  - DIY gifts
ESA Creations - art and clothing
Idrine Beshweka - fashion line 

Through the month the market will feature a variety of daily promotions – free gift wrapping, gift bags, customer appreciation days, in-store karaoke, and discounted mystery gifts. For a complete list of programming and details on extended hours, visit


About ShopColumbia
ShopColumbia is a year-round boutique located in the heart of Columbia’s South Loop Campus. In addition to selling the best of what Columbia artists make, ShopColumbia is a learning laboratory for emerging artists. ShopColumbia supports students by providing a professional environment to hone the process of presenting, marketing, and selling work to the public. Students earn 75% from sales and Faculty, Staff and Alumni earn 50%. Since ShopColumbia opened fall of 2008, ShopColumbia artists have earned over $350,000 from the sale of their work. For more information, visit

About Columbia College Chicago
Columbia College Chicago is a private, non-profit urban institution offering a distinctive curriculum that blends creative arts, media, liberal arts and business for nearly 7,500 students in more than 100 undergraduate and graduate degree programs. Dedicated to academic excellence and long-term career success, Columbia College Chicago creates a dynamic, challenging and collaborative space for students who experience the world through a creative lens. For more information, visit


Danielle Wilcox
Columbia College Chicago