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The Trashy Earth Market 2024

Wrap up Earth Month with our junky jamboree at Gallagher Way featuring artisans who transform reclaimed materials into one-of-a-kind goods and promote zero-waste activities. Shop for home goods, art, planters, fashion, body care, stuff you’ve never seen before and more. There is no better way to show love for our one-and-only planet than to gather together as a community! We have nowhere else to go, so let’s go nowhere together.

EVENT DETAILS: Hosted at and by Gallagher Way next to Wrigley Field on April 27th, 11am-4pm. If the weather insists on shutting us down (again!), our back up date is April 28th, 11am-4pm. This is a free, outdoor, all-ages event.

IMPORTANT: The back up rain date for this Market is Sunday, April 28th, 11am-4pm.

RSVP is encouraged but NOT REQUIRED. By registering here, we will be able to communicate with you about updates, changes, and potential cancellations/contingencies due to weather. You are agreeing to be added to our email newsletter, which you can opt-out at any time.

NEW! Welcome Reduce Waste Chicago for our first collab market! They’ll be hosting their usual Reuse & Recycling Pop-Up, where you can drop off unwanted items for reuse, redistribution, repurposing, reclamation and recycling. Check their “accepted items” list now to know what to bring and start saving for the big day.

NEW TOO! Join the frayed parade with our latest community-activated live art installation, LOOM360. Created by Katy Osborn, Nandi Duszynski, and Janara Banks. Made possible by Natural Investments. Bring one article of unwearable clothing or scrap textile to cut into ribbons. Attendees will weave rubbish ribbons into our 4-sided loom and create unique tapestries, large and small.

Check back soon for our list of eco- & socially-conscious Trash Smashers offering an array of of uniquely trashy, locally-crafted wares.

The Trashy Earth Market is part of a series of recurring Trashy Markets all throughout the year in various neighborhoods of Chicago as we love to shake things up and support rotating vendors and local businesses! To keep in touch, please follow us on our Eventbrite page and social media channels:

Learn More at: and Gallagher Way and our Eventbrite event page

Follow on Instagram: @nowhere.collective and @gallagherwayc

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Is this event family-friendly? Yes! The entire event is open to all ages and there will be a few kid-friendly creative reuse activities.
  2. Is this event outdoors? Yes, all activities and booths will be hosted outside on the lawn at Gallagher Way next to Wrigley Field. This event will take place weather permitting. Back up rain date is April 28th. Please check back in closer to the event for any changes, updates and cancellation notices.
  3. What are other ways to participate in Earth Month? You can learn more about creative reuse activities through Check out and on Facebook. Inquire with your Alderperson’s office about green councils and sustainability activities near you.
  4. Who organizes this event? The Trashy Earth Market event is made possible by Gallagher Way and organized by Nowhere Collective in collaboration with Reduce Waste Chicago. If you would like to participate in future Trashy Markets, follow the Nowhere Collective Eventbrite page.
  5. Is the event space accessible? Yes, the community space at Gallagher Way is accessible from the street and sidewalk from all entrances.

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