about

Indigo & Violet Studio is a Chicago-based venue for craft workshops and art parties. We focus on modern handmade projects taught in a relaxed studio environment and our mission is to provide a creative outlet to adults of all experience levels. We work in a variety of mediums and 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 love to collaborate with local artisans and makers to host a workshop as a way to connect and teach the community about their craft.

Our north Lakeview studio is conveniently located just steps from Southport and a creative space to host your next birthday, baby shower, bridal shower, or team-building activity where you'll celebrate, learn a new skill, and leave with a handmade memento of the celebration - or gift your handmade craft to the guest of honor!

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

Leigh Hardy founded Indigo & Violet Studio in 2017. Leigh has a background in Interior Design and felt that it was imperative to have a brick and mortar space that was designed specifically for creative and crafty events. She set out to create exactly that in Chicago’s Lakeview neighborhood and Indigo & Violet Studio was born. As a longtime craft supply collector 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 spending time with her rescue pittie pup, Penny (say that five times fast), walking on the lakefront trail, and watching LSU football - Geaux Tigers!

Photos: Katharine Hannah Photography