PopUp Booths and Art Fairs including work for sale by WillOaks Studio 

Nov 19 - Nov 20

Art of the Land Thirteenth Anniversary, The Land Conservancy of McHenry County

Art of the Land is one of TLC’s biggest fundraisers of the year, and celebrates the beauty of nature and open spaces. This juried event features the works of regional artists and artisans who draw their inspiration from the local landscape. The event includes artwork, photography contest, live music, appetizers, raffle prizes and much more! Thirty percent of art sold supports The Land Conservancy of McHenry County’s mission to preserve our scenic, natural and agricultural lands.

7:30pm - 11:00pm CST

The Starline Gallery, The Starline Factory 306 W. Front St. Harvard, IL

Past events

Oct 9 - Oct 10

Art in the Garden: A Grassroots Art Fair ​2021

Art in the Garden: A Grassroots Art Fair Goes Wearable will be on: October 9th and 10th!

10:00am - 5:00pm CDT

1740 Grove Street Glenview, IL 60025

Oct 3

The Open Air Farmers Market+ At The Dole

Find my booth 9/26, 10/3, 10/24, 10/31 at Crystal Lake’s newest weekend attraction, the Open Air Farmers Market+ At The Dole brings the season’s freshest locally-sourced fruits, vegetables, flowers & delicacies to Northern Illinois June through October. includes: Live Acoustic Music, Local Artists/Artisans, Children’s Activities, Food Trucks Featuring Brunch/Lunch Fare, A Bar Offering Brunch Beverages, Coffee Drinks and More for a relaxing Sunday..Winter Market Dates to be announced!

10:00am - 2:00pm CDT

401 Country Club Road Crystal Lake, Illinois 60014

Apr 4

Ready, Set, Grow CANCELLED

Cancelled due to the Coronavirus Pandemic. Master gardener annual conference at MCC. This will be my 5th year vending my garden & nature inspired artisan jewelry at this event. I am a Master Gardener besides my studio practice, & I find inspiration in all things about gardening & the natural world❤️

8:30am - 5:00pm CDT

McHenry County Community College

Dec 5

Woodstock Ladies’ Night Out Market

5:00pm - 9:00pm CST

Mixin Mingle, 124 Cass St, Woodstock, IL. 60098

Nov 30

Woodstock’s Small Business Saturday Market

WillOaks Studio is a proud Woodstock Small (Micro?!) Business. But thanks to our active local events calendar AND my big presence on the World Wide Web, being SMALL is a pretty BIG deal! And I love the holiday season, so come visit me, & find extra special OOAK gifts (for yourself too,❤️)

10:00am - 2:00pm CST

Mixin Mingle, 124 Cass St, Woodstock, IL 60098

Nov 29

Woodstock’s Lighting of the Square

On the day after Thanksgiving, we turn on about a million little white lights all over the Woodstock City Square. Drop in for our Mingler at Mixin Mingle & begin some extra special Christmas Shopping from some of the Shop Small area businesses! ❤️WillOaks Studio will have a creative mixture of artisan jewelry & gifts, all hand crafted here in Woodstock ❤️ Visit me there!

6:00pm - 10:00pm CST

Mixin Mingle, 124 Cass St., Woodstock, IL. 60098

Nov 8 - Nov 9

Art of the Land, Eleventh Anniversary

Main annual fund-raiser (& a very fun, artsy, gala event) for the Land Conservancy of McHenry County

6:30pm - 10:00pm CST

Starline Gallery, 400 N. Front St, Harvard, IL 60033

Nov 2

Green Living Expo

♻️12th Annual Green Living Expo♻️ Learn about the latest in sustainable living, get ideas for energy saving, shop for green gifts, and take in fun, educational exhibits. ⭐️Find me on the Expo’s ArtWalk!⭐️

12:00pm - 5:00pm CDT

MCC Sustainability Center, 8900 US Highway 14, Crystal Lake, IL 60012

Oct 18 - Oct 20

Autumn Drive, 2019

Luckily it’s 3 days long because there is just so much to see & do on the 32nd Annual Autumn Drive. Find a map on their website & find me at STOP #1 with my collection of WillOaks Studio handmade enamels, jewelry & gifts.

11:00am - 7:00pm CDT

18209 Collins Rd, Woodstock, IL, Stop #1, 5LazyK Ranch

Apr 6

Gardenfest at McHenry County College

Gardenfest is a one day event with vendors, presentations & workshops. It’s an effort shared by MCC & U of I Master Gardeners, as a celebrated affair to kick off the gardening season. I will display a collection of my pieces with nature and garden themes. My new pieces for Spring & Summer 2019 will debut at Gardenfest. For more information, email or call (815) 479-7570

8:30am - 5:00pm CDT

McHenry County College

Nov 29

Ladies Night Out- Woodstock Square

11/29, Thursday, Ladies Night Out at 5-9 pm Ladies Night Out is the most happenin' event of the year on the Woodstock Square. Hundreds of women from near and far come out to the shops and restaurants in this popular holiday outing. 

5:00pm - 9:00pm CST

Mix’n Mingle, 124 Cass St, Woodstock, Il 60098

Nov 23

Lighting of the Square-Woodstock, IL

To celebrate the warmth and magic of Woodstock's annual Lighting of the Square tradition (attended by thousands), Mixin Mingle is hosting a mingler featuring unique finds from community businesses. The event will be open from 5pm-9pm, and you can watch the Lighting of the Square in front of our store at 7pm. Shop here for original art jewelry by WillOaks Studio for holiday giving & beautiful wearing!

5:00pm - 9:00pm CST

Mix’n Mingle, 124 Cass St, Woodstock, IL 60098

Nov 15 - Jan 5

Winter Solstice Show

The best art gallery in the area to shop for special gifts, wearable art & jewelry! Find art to give in every media including special holiday decorations cards & gift wrap! 11-15-18 to 1-5-19

Old Courthouse Art Center, 101 N Johnson St, Woodstock, IL 60098

Nov 9 - Nov 10

Art of the Land-The Land Conservancy

“Art that reflects or is inspired by the local landscape and all it provides.” Experience two nights of exceptional artwork, beautiful photography, live music and more, all in support of land preservation in McHenry County!  WillOaks Studio has a booth display at Art of the Land and a portion of all sales will benefit The Land Conservancy

6:30pm - 10:00pm CST

Starline Gallery, 300 W Front Street, Harvard, IL 60033

Nov 3

Art Walk at MCC Green Expo

An annual Green Living Expo at McHenry County Community College which includes a curated selection of arts & crafts booths. Learn about the latest in sustainable living, get ideas for energy saving, shop for green gifts, and take in fun, educational exhibits. WillOaks Studio will be selling hand crafted, OOAK art jewelry, inspired by nature, wonderful for giving & beautiful for wearing!

10:00am - 3:00pm CDT

McHenry County Community College, 8900 US Hwy 14, Crystal Lake, Illinois 60012-2761

Sep 14

Listen to the Land

Solo exhibition of handmade paper sculpture and wearable art jewelry by Karen Stahlecker aka WillOaks Studio. The theme & inspiration for these two bodies of work are the natural world.

Lost Valley Visitors Center, Glacial Park, Ringwood, Il

May 20

Mixin Mingle During Fair Diddley

Fair Diddley is an annual Woodstock craft fair that fills the town square with arts & crafts vendors. Concurrent indoor booths are at Mixin Mingle (in my case, I do not have a tent booth BUT all will be beautiful inside-find me there!!!

10:00am - 4:00pm CDT

Mixin Mingle, 124 Cass St, Woodstock Square, IL

May 12

Mother’s Day Makers Market

Find very special one of a kind gifts made by local makers!

10:00am - 2:00pm CDT

Mixin Mingle, 124 Cass St, Woodstock, IL

Sep 9 - Sep 10

Woodstock Autumn Artwalk

Our annual "Open Studio" tour, centered in Woodstock & extended county wide. As a "charter member" of the self-guided tour, one weekend a year, I transform my live-in art studio into an art gallery featuring my jewelry, prints, paintings & blank cards. Sponsored & organized by the WPBW, this event is a fundraiser for local causes.

1:00pm - 7:00pm CDT

My location is 408 B N. Madison St & other studios are all mapped out-map copies on website

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