Sidewalk Sale
Jul
20
to Jul 23

Sidewalk Sale

Save the date for this year's Sidewalk Sale in downtown Glen Ellyn! We're already gathering items for this amazing event. Don't miss the chance to SAVE up to 50% on our handmade goods and original designs that are overstocked, marked down and discontinued!

It's a perfect time to shop your favorite items & do some early holiday shopping at BIG DISCOUNTS! Event days Thu 7/20  9a-8p • Fri 7/21 9a-6p • Sat 7/22 9a-4p • Sun 7/23 12p-4p

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Wines & Finds - A Premiere Wine Tasting and Shopping Event
Jun
15
5:00pm 5:00pm

Wines & Finds - A Premiere Wine Tasting and Shopping Event

Join us for this premier Wine Tasting and Shopping Event in Downtown Glen Ellyn! We're excited to participate this year alongside many other wonderful downtown boutiques. Drop by Shawn Sargent Designs to discover something unique & enjoy colorful finds while sampling tasty foods and sipping on great wines! Wines & Finds shoppers will receive 20% off on our premium Kitchen Goods and be entered for a chance to win our raffle basket. 

See full details here and register for the event: 
downtownglenellyn.com/events/event/wines-and-finds/

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Market Francais
Apr
25
4:00pm 4:00pm

Market Francais

JOIN US! We'll be at the third annual Market Francais on Wednesday, April 26, 2017 from 4-8p.m. at the Glen Ellyn Civic Center Gymnasium, 535 Duane St. Fun, family-friendly and a great line-up this year of participating local businesses and organizations. Enjoy food, wine, craft beer and a variety of specialty items available for sale.  

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Shop Around the Block
Mar
28
to Apr 1

Shop Around the Block

Enjoy 20% savings all week during Shop Around the Block!  

Make a purchase in one of the participating stores, then present your receipt to any other participating store and get 20% off one item! Then take that receipt to another store and get 20% off another item. Then take that receipt to another store and...well, you get the idea! 

Come on over to our shop with your receipts and save 20% on any handcrafted item we offer, and enjoy fresh, original designs for you, your home or to give as special gifts.

Please note our store hours: We are OPEN Tues, Wed, Fri 10-5, Thu 11-5 and Sat 10-4.

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One of a Kind Show
Dec
1
to Dec 4

One of a Kind Show

It's that time again for Chicago's Favorite Holiday Shopping Event! The amazing One of a Kind Show features 600 artists and handmade items galore! A treat to browse and unique items to gift.

We are thrilled to be exhibiting here again, we look forward to it every year. Visit us in Booth 8050 and see our new designs, products and show specials! Our shop will be open during the event, so pop on over there if you can't make it to the show.

Sign up on our mailing list or drop by the shop for complimentary entry passes for two (regularly $12/ticket). 

Show hours: Th./Fri. 11am-8pm; Sat. 10am-7pm; Sun. 10am-5pm. Check out the details here.  

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Nov
26
10:00am10:00am

Small Business Saturday

Shop Small. Shop Handmade. Shop Local. Support Small Businesses!

Reward yourself and others by buying and gifting locally made items to keep small businesses thriving!

It's important to us that our fresh, functional and fashionable items featuring original designs are handmade in our shop by local women, and that we keep all manufacturing and production within the USA, sourcing our materials locally to create eco-friendly products. Just another reason to shop small!

 

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Autumn Festival at the Odeum
Nov
17
to Nov 20

Autumn Festival at the Odeum

Join us at the Odeum this November! This is our first time at this 4-day event and we're excited to be exhibiting locally with nearly 300 artists in this handmade show. Shop early for the holidays this year and visit us in Booth B6! 

Sign up on our mailing list or drop by the shop for entry discount tickets. Check out the details here.

Show hours: Th./Fri. 11am-9pm; Sat. 9am-7pm; Sun. 10am-5pm

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Winter Showcase Fashion Show
Oct
23
11:00am11:00am

Winter Showcase Fashion Show

We'll be "modeling" our bags and new styles at the fashion show this year! Come see us and shop the season's must have holiday gifts at the silent auction and enjoy fashions and accessories modeled by members of the Chamber of Commerce, local business owners and noble citizens of Glen Ellyn! Register in advance for this fun event.

The Abbington Distinctive Banquets Rte. 53 & Butterfield Rd, Glen Ellyn
11:00 a.m. Social/Silent Auction

12:00 p.m. Luncheon
1:00 p.m. Fashion Show & Jewelry Drawing

See details and register here

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Copyright Law for Artists-- FREE Presentation
Oct
12
7:00pm 7:00pm

Copyright Law for Artists-- FREE Presentation

Calling all artists, image-makers and creatives! Join us as local attorney Charles Wentworth answers your questions and shares lots of juicy information on copyright law, image use, business and legal considerations, negotiating contracts, consignment and licensing deals and more. Topics will be based on your questions, should be very informative.

Presentation will take place at our shop, Shawn Sargent Designs
   485 Main St, Glen Ellyn, inside the Banyan Tree Mall (free parking on street or in back lot).      
   630-474-9359 * ss@shawnsargent.com
   This is a free, informal presentation, but please try to RSVP if you're thinking of attending so we know how many to expect

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Art Around Town - Glen Ellyn's First Annual Art Walk
Sep
16
5:00pm 5:00pm

Art Around Town - Glen Ellyn's First Annual Art Walk

Join us Friday night, 9/16, from 5-9pm, for downtown Glen Ellyn's first annual Art Walk, with demonstrations ranging from hands-on to watching how the pros do it!

Drawings & Designs
We have lots planned! Stop in to DRAW your own digital Mandala designs all weekend, and enjoy 'virgin' designer drinks and a sneak peek at how we make our original patterns and handmade products Friday night!

And drop by anytime Thur-Sun to COLOR one of our fun, original coloring pages to take home! No charge for your first coloring page, $2 each additional. 

Also, SAVE 10-50% on our handmade quirky goods while we celebrate our 1-Year Anniversary all four days!

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Celebrate Our 1-Year Anniversary During Fall Crawl Shopping Weekend!
Sep
15
to Sep 18

Celebrate Our 1-Year Anniversary During Fall Crawl Shopping Weekend!

It's our Birthday! Come celebrate our 1-Year Anniversary with us and enjoy an event-filled 4-day Celebration with Creative Demos, Sales and Giveaways, Thur-Sun, 9/15-18.

• Save 10% storewide on our custom-designed handmade bags, kitchen goods, pillows and more and up to 50% on selected quirky items throughout all four days!

• Drop in anytime throughout the weekend to draw digital Mandala designs, color one of our original coloring page designs to take home and get a sneak peek at how we make our original patterns and handmade products.

• Join us for Art Around Town (Art Walk) Friday night, 9/16, from 5-9p. Participate in creative demos & hands-on activities and see our design-to-product process all while nibbling on snacks and birthday cake (yum!) and sipping designer drinks!

• Enjoy Glen Ellyn's Fall Crawl Shopping Weekend with sales, demos and giveaways at many of downtown's boutiques and shops all weekend, and attend Thursday's Fashion Show and lunch (11a & 1p) at A Toda Madre.

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Sidewalk Sale
Jul
21
to Jul 23

Sidewalk Sale

Super sales line the streets downtown Glen Ellyn...We're already gathering items for it!

Don't miss this chance to SAVE 10% store-wide on all items, and up to 50% on our markdowns and discontinued handmade goods and original designs!

Event hours: Thu 7/21 9a-8p, Fri 7/22 9a-6p, Sat 7/23 9a-4p, Sun 7/24 12p-4p.

**Usually a 3-day event, an extra day was added this year, Sunday, 7/24, 12-4p.
We may be participating Sunday if we have enough sale inventory left to offer!

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Wines & Finds
Jun
16
5:00pm 5:00pm

Wines & Finds

Taste, explore and shop at Glen Ellyn's Wines & Finds event Thursday night, June 16, from 5-8p! We will be open to support the event. While you're tasting wines at 15 downtown stores poured by wine experts, stop by our shop, Shawn Sargent Designs, at the Banyan Tree Mall, for a chance to WIN a FREE raffle basket of handmade kitchen goods, wine and goodies!! Get your tickets at www.downtownglenellyn.com.

 

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Celebrate Our Grand Opening -- Kickoff Party Friday, 9/18, 5-9pm
Sep
17
to Sep 20

Celebrate Our Grand Opening -- Kickoff Party Friday, 9/18, 5-9pm

  • Shawn Sargent Designs (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join us for this four-day Weekend Event filled with Giveaways,
Creative Demos and a Storewide Sale!

Come to our Grand Opening Party on Friday, September 18, from 5-9pm.
See a Live Portrait Demo by artist David Penna (www.davidpennastudios.com) and enjoy music, food and beverage.

                                              & starting Thur 9/17...

Receive a Free Gift from with every purchase while supplies last.

• And be one of the first 10 people to sign up in store to get a Complimentary Live Portrait Sketch drawn by David Penna (sketches will be scheduled for Sat & Sun at our shop).  

     September 18-  5p-9p Grand Opening Party
September 17-20-  Storewide Sale, Giveaways, Portrait Demos & Sketches

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Fall Crawl - A Girl's Shopping Weekend
Sep
17
to Sep 20

Fall Crawl - A Girl's Shopping Weekend

  • downtown Glen Ellyn, IL (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

We will be participating in this event, which coincides with our Grand Opening!

Four days of Grand Openings, Creative Demos, Birthday Celebrations, Wine Tastings, Trunk Shows and Sales. Kicks off Thursday, Sept 17th with a Fashion Show luncheon at A Toda Madre, 11am and 1pm, and runs through the entire weekend, downtown Glen Ellyn. See participating stores and reserve tickets here.

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Ribbon Cutting
Sep
11
12:00pm12:00pm

Ribbon Cutting

We are having our official Ribbon Cutting to inaugurate our new store. Come on out to join us at noon on September 11th for about half hour of light snacks, a photo opp and the official cutting of the ribbon with the big scissors. ;)  

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Glen Ellyn Arts Festival
Aug
22
to Aug 23

Glen Ellyn Arts Festival

Glen Ellyn Arts Festival
Join me this weekend at the annual Glen Ellyn Festival of the Arts, a 2-day free festival of juried fine artists and great music, including a Saturday Dusk Dance on the lawn. Stop by and browse new designs and products -- I'll be in Booth #70.

August 22-23 at Maryknoll Park, located at the corner of Pershing Avenue and Route 53.

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Jul
23
to Jul 25

Sidewalk Sale ~ Downtown Glen Ellyn

Find the best bargains all through the village during Sidewalk Sale Celebration! And come visit Shawn Sargent Designs -- we will be participating for the first time. 

The event on Main St. in downtown Glen Ellyn will also feature live music and dance student performances, fantastic discounts on merchandise from your favorite local stores.
Plan for lunch at one of Glen Ellyn's many unique restaurants and then continue your shopping all through town! Don't miss this once-a-year chance to save big and support your local stores all at the same time!

Thursday, July 23,  9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday, July 24,  9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Saturday, July 25,  9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Jul
11
8:30am 8:30am

Jazz Festival

Mark your calendar. The Jazz in Glen Ellyn 2015 will be Saturday July 11th and we'll be staying open late at the new shop. Come out and enjoy the music and stop in and say hello! Experience live jazz in a downtown festival setting featuring a line-up of top Chicago Jazz musicians, delicious food, wine, beer and other refreshments. This event transforms Main Street Glen Ellyn into a jazz garden oasis.

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Opening New Store in downtown Glen Ellyn!
Jul
7
10:00am10:00am

Opening New Store in downtown Glen Ellyn!

We're moving our home-based business into a retail store in downtown Glen Ellyn! So exciting, the shop is almost ready - we're putting the finishing touches on setting up production space and retail areas.

Join us as we open our doors on Tuesday, July 7th, at 485 Main St (Banyan Tree Mall), Glen Ellyn. Opening hours are Tuesday to Saturday, 10a-5p, with extended hours Thursday 10a-6p.

Come in and browse colorful, hand-drawn, handmade home decor and gift products...and enjoy big savings in our new shop throughout opening month!

And if you can't stop on by, use code OPENING15 to save 15% online (7/7 to 7/31).

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Artist & Creative Business Talk at Proviso West High School
Mar
23
10:00am10:00am

Artist & Creative Business Talk at Proviso West High School

I was invited to give an all-day talk about creative entrepreneurship to high school students in three classes at Proviso West in the Fashion and Design Department. What a good time sharing my handmade products, creative business story and my drawing, printing and production processes.

Here's the event written up in their district newsletter:
http://www.pths209.org/w-fashion-entrepreneurship-032315/

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