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about

Indigo & Violet Studio is a Chicago-based venue for craft workshops, parties, and events, focusing on unique and modern handmade projects taught in a relaxed studio environment. Our mission is to empower both novice and experienced crafters to feel confident exploring their creativity and artistic expression. We work in a variety of mediums - paint, paper, yarn, flowers, and wood, just to name a few. No matter the project, our goal is for all guests to leave with a new sense of pride along with their beautifully hand-crafted piece. To help get the creative juices flowing, all events are BYOB.

We also partner with local makers who are experts in their fields. We love to collaborate with artisans who are in search of a venue or a workshop as a way to connect and teach their followers about their craft. Our Lakeview venue is also available to rent for your next offsite meeting, networking event, team-building or creative activity.

Indigo & Violet Studio - About Leigh Hardy - portrait on brick wall + plants in window

Leigh Hardy founded Indigo & Violet Studio in 2017. Leigh is an interior designer by trade and felt that it was imperative to have a brick and mortar space that was designed specifically for creative and crafty events, so she created exactly that in Chicago’s Lakeview neighborhood. As a longtime craft supply enthusiast and savvy shopper, Leigh is always on the hunt for salvaged materials and new project ideas. When she's not working in the studio, Leigh enjoys cooking, baking, walking on the lakefront, and passionately watching LSU football - Geaux Tigers! 

Photo: Katharine Hannah Photography