CHICAGO -- The 4th annual City Made Fest in Andersonville exclusively showcases and celebrates all things local.
Like Revolution Brewing which opened just 6 short 1years ago with their brewpub in Logan Square. It's now Illinois' largest independent Craft Brewery. City Made Fest is featuring Revolutions Fist City & Oktoberfest beers.
"We've had a really fast growth trajectory in our short six years of existence and we think that its been done through a lot of hard work and we're really proud to be part of the city of Chicago," said Steve Nichols, senior marketing manger of Revolution Brewing
Brewers, businesses, performers and makers from all over the city showcased their talent and locally made items at the fest. Brynn Capella says keeping the manufacturing of her handbags in Chicago was important to her and her brand.
"I'd rather just pay fair wages and pay people here to help me make them," Capella said.
Chicago maker Danielle Martin has a home soap studio. Her small batch soaps, scrubs and oils feature unique smells like her number one smelling "Beer & Cigarettes."
"It's made with PBR and its fragranced with a tobacco leaf, like a fresh tobacco leaf, lavender oak moss blend, so it's kind of a masculine smell kind of musky slight floral, little bit green," Martin said.
Dan Grzeca, who is an artist and screen printer, prides himself on the time and love that goes into each of his handmade posters and t-shirts.
"All of this is drawn in reverse and then I take those drawings, all of them by hand, mind you, a computer is not used at all in any stage of what I do, and the separate colors that you see are also hand drawn layers those are transferred to screen with a photographic process and then, then you screen print them," he said.
And Martin makes sports related T-shirts and posters, like his interpretation of the iconic Cubby Bear. He hopes fans will be wearing this when he predicts the Cubs will win the World Series this year.