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November 20, 2020 - December 31, 2020

Shop Small Chicago Holiday E-Market

With all your plans for socially distanced Thanksgiving, don’t forget to plan ahead for your Holiday gift giving. (Don’t worry, we’re helping to make it easy for you…)


Our Holiday E-market in partnership with Shop Small Chicago is full of options for everyone on your list.

Wednesday, November 25th - Sunday, November 29th

Closed for Thanksgiving!

AIBI offices and the Fashion Lab will be closed for the Thanksgiving Holidays. 

We'll see you again soon!

Tuesday, November 24, 2020

5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

[Virtual] November Sip & Sketch!

Designers... It's time to get virtual style!


We'll provide the models and the liminal space to 'hang' in. You bring the sketchbooks, your curiosity, and drive to polish up your sketching skills. Oh, and your beverage of choice...


We'll start at 5:30 pm with a mini-lesson, and then have some timed sketching exercises. We'll close out by sharing our work (as we feel comfortable).


Aimed towards designers of all levels and students, this event will provide a live model in an informal, small group study session.


Have your drink, pencils and sketchbooks (colored pencils, markers, watercolors, etc are fine if you prefer) ready when you log on...

$5 AIBI Members, $10 Non-Members

December 1st - 9th, 2020

7:00 PM

The Center for Creative Entrepreneurship presents Nine Days Of Giving Stream-A-Thon

The Center for Creative Entrepreneurship is producing an unscripted and inspirational "Nine Days of Giving" Stream-A-Thon, showcasing our creative community and the resources available to support creative entrepreneurs. This is a virtual salon-style gathering of experts and artists, patrons and fans coming together to celebrate and enrich the culture of creativity. We have a diverse array of industry leaders Alex Pissios of Cinespace, thought leaders and celebrities like fashion icon and published author Marcellas Reynolds, and stars like Hill Harper, who will host, moderate, and participate every night. Our lineup of guest speakers will demonstrate CCE’s commitment to excellence at all levels in education of the nine sectors (Music, Film/Video, Dance, Theatre, Fashion, Visual Arts/Design, Media, Sports, Culinary).

AIBI will be participating in the Fashion Night on December 3rd, 2020, at 7:00 PM.

$0 - $250

Saturday, December 12th, 2020

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

[Virtual] Saturday Sew-cial - Holiday Edition!!

Getting the itch to be sew-cial??

We may not be able to party as usual this year, but we can still celebrate together!

Bring your projects (and your favorite holiday treats) and share what you're working on.

For Industry professionals, students and home enthusiasts alike, this working meet-and-greet is a great way to clear out any unfinished projects and up your skills!


Members: FREE Non-Members: $5

Book a day in AIBI's Fashion Lab!

Utilize the digital pattern making system, or one of the 14 industrial sewing machines. Or maybe you just need a space to do a fitting?

AIBI has the tools for you to produce your clothing line right here in Chicago!

$20 AIBI Members; $30 Non-Members

Thursday, December 24th, 2020 - Monday, January 4th, 2021

Closed for the Winter Holidays!

AIBI offices and the Fashion Lab will be closed for Christmas and New Years. 

We'll see you again soon!

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