Gorton Center - Lake Forest, IL - Inclusive Pop-Up Shop (I-POP) & Film Screening of $AVVY

Inclusive Pop-Up Shop (I-POP) & Film Screening of $AVVY

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Inclusive Pop-Up Shop (I-POP) & Film Screening of $AVVY

Sat, April 23, 2022
9:00 am
- 12:00 pm

Free – $5


Sat, April 23, 2022 9:00 am - 12:00 pm


Register for free to shop, $5 for film screening




Gorton Center
400 East Illinois Road Lake Forest, IL 60045

The Inclusive Pop Up Shop (I-POP) is a one-day-only bricks-and-mortar pop-up shop featuring a diversity of local Lake County vendors. I-POP helps expand the networks and customer base of under-resourced and marginalized entrepreneurs, including but not limited to black, Latinx/Hispanic, LGBTQIA, and women-led businesses. This inclusive retail experience is a joint venture with the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Program at Lake Forest College.

By shopping at I-POP, you will help make our entrepreneurial ecosystem a better, more vibrant, and more inclusive place.

In the morning, join us for a film screening of $AVVY, and then head to the boutique!



Film: 9am – 10:30 am
Pop Up Boutique: 10:30 am – 12 pm

Meet the vendors

Fit Your Life Into Your Life: A Small Guide To Your Big Life
Author and life coach Jemia Cunningham-Elder holds events, workshops, and 1-on-1 coaching sessions for moms looking to do it all without losing their sh*t. Her mission is to empower YOU as you take steps to set and achieve your goals while parenting with intention and increasing connection.

Brendy’s Sweet Creations
Brendy creates beautiful, custom sweets perfect for any occasion, including breakable hearts, chocolate confections, cake pops, brownies, dipped berries & Rice Krispie treats, etc.

Julianna’s Dessert Bar
Julianna’s Dessert Bar offers a wide range of traditional and vegan desserts. Some of her most popular items include gourmet conchas, homemade desserts, chocolate arrangements, and chamoy dip.

Epec Creations
Epec Creations designs customizable and personalized cups, shadowboxes, shirts, and more using engraving and a variety of other methods, as well as baked goods.

Handling cravings in a 100% THICC ‘n VEGAN way! Amanda specializes in vegan cookies and brookies made to order.

Lexine Designs
Lexine Designs is an event styling and decor rental business specializing in modern, chic, and timeless decor and design.

LeeMarie Pastries
LeeMarie Pastries is your one-stop shop for sweets and treats that are simple, rustic, delicious, and homemade!

VICEROY HAUS expresses the greatness of artistic beauty through different communities by sharing visual artistic creations, immersed in the love for music, surrounded by sustainable pre-loved vintage.

Treasure Treats Bakery
Treasure Treats Bakery offers freshly baked, all-natural & human-grade dog treats, including custom cakes & cookies for any occasion!

Foot Cushion
Foot Cushion provides handmade, custom rugs in a wide variety of designs and patterns, including your favorite characters!

Shot of Sunshine
Organic cold-pressed juices and wellness shots that will give you the boost and energy to live your best healthy life!

Reed Houcek
Reed Houcek is a local artist specializing in pottery, murals, and other 3D creations.

Plant House Inc.
Plant House Inc. provides a curated selection of beautiful and unique plants, succulents, and pots, as well as plant care products.

Dym Gift Baskets
Self-care is not selfish – it’s a divine responsibility. Dym Gift Baskets creates specialized relaxing and soothing self-care gift baskets to fit every need.

Hungry Monkey Baking, LLC
Hungry Monkey Baking is a local Lake Forest online, corporate gifting, and wholesale baking company that sells all-natural, small-batch, old-fashioned treats with a modern twist, including their Signature Chocolate Chip Banana Bread, Triple Chocolate Brownies, and much more. Stop by and taste why Howie Mandel said their banana bread is “beyond anything he has ever eaten,” and their brownies are “to die for”!

Aries Gems
Aries Gems sells handmade jewelry made with non-tarnish wire crystal rings, bracelets, wire-wrapped necklaces, anklets, and keychains.

Botanical Cake Design
Botanical Cake Design provides modern, fashion-forward, artisanal buttercream cake design & desserts for your next gathering. They specialize in floral finishings and metallic accents.

O’Bae Jewels
Wear your heart through your sparkle! O’Bae Jewels sells sterling silver and 14k, 18k, & 24k gold-filled jewelry.

Radiantly Relaxed Skin
Radiantly Relaxed is an all-natural and organic body care brand. Every product is handmade with the highest quality ingredients!

Expressive Aura – Intuitive Arts
Rachel of Expressive Aura is an intuitive artist who creates colorful, expressive paintings in various mediums.

Grow Well Farms
Grow Well Farms grows aquaponics produce to encourage healthy eating and provides educational opportunities for students of all ages.



Robin Houser’s most recent documentary, $avvy, contemplates the historical, cultural, and societal norms around women and money and explores why it’s critical for women to take an active role in managing personal finance.

Gorton Center will take and may use photos and videos from this event for its promotional purposes. Your attendance indicates your consent to the above.

There is no refund given for unused film or event tickets.


Sat, April 23, 2022
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Free – $5
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Gorton Center
400 East Illinois Road
Lake Forest, IL 60045
(847) 234-6060