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Our July Maker Box is all about Christmas in July! 5 great products from 5 great Makers! $50 gets you one of each of the...
07/20/2020

Our July Maker Box is all about Christmas in July! 5 great products from 5 great Makers! $50 gets you one of each of these products and also supports a local nonprofit, Crafty Mart and our friends at Cleveland Bazaar! You will be supporting something amazing while receiving something amazing! Get it here! https://ohiomakerboxes.com

We needed a quick gift, so of course we headed to Northside Marketplace.  So many Crafty Makers to choose from!  Stop in...
07/16/2020

We needed a quick gift, so of course we headed to Northside Marketplace. So many Crafty Makers to choose from! Stop in and you almost feel like you are at one of our markets. ❤️ @ Northside Marketplace

Financial relief for our maker community!  Please share!
07/15/2020

Financial relief for our maker community! Please share!

CERFplus is now accepting applications for the first cycle of our COVID-19 Relief Grant Program. This program will provide one-time $1,000 grants to artists working in craft disciplines who are facing dire circumstances due to food, housing, and/or health insecurities.

The first cycle will accept applications starting July 8 and close Friday, July 29. The second cycle will open on Wednesday, August 19, and close on September 9. Priority will be given to eligible artists who have traditionally been underserved by the grantmaking community, including people of color and folk and traditional artists.

Please share this announcement with your networks so that we can reach as many artists as possible. https://cerfplus.org/cerf-covid-19-relief-grant/

If you’ve been eyeing our July Maker box and you just can’t wait until the end of the month for it....we’ve got a local ...
07/14/2020

If you’ve been eyeing our July Maker box and you just can’t wait until the end of the month for it....we’ve got a local pick up happening this Saturday in Akron. Choose the free pick up option when you place your order, but you’ve got to hurry! Pick up option ends at midnight! Order: https://ohiomakerboxes.com

Beat the heat and order one of our July Maker Boxes!  We’re boxing up a little bit of the holiday for you as we celebrat...
07/13/2020

Beat the heat and order one of our July Maker Boxes! We’re boxing up a little bit of the holiday for you as we celebrate five local makers. Order by Tuesday night if you want to take advantage of the local pickup option. Other boxes will be shipped out by the end of the month. https://ohiomakerboxes.com. #craftymart #clebazaar @rigmarolestudios @popeskitchen @bake350bakery @revivalbodycare @strungbyshawna

Sigh.  Today would have been our summer Night Market in Cuyahoga Falls.  We'd like to shine a light on some of the wonde...
07/10/2020

Sigh. Today would have been our summer Night Market in Cuyahoga Falls. We'd like to shine a light on some of the wonderful local vendors who would have been there sharing an incredible evening with shoppers, local music and great food! Looking forward to being down on the water front with you all in 2021!

Summit County is mandating masks in public spaces starting Friday at 6pm.  Which makers are still sewing masks?  We know...
07/09/2020

Summit County is mandating masks in public spaces starting Friday at 6pm. Which makers are still sewing masks? We know JENCI is! Put yourself in the comments below so shoppers can find you!

We’re looking forward to celebrating local artists in Cuyahoga Falls this summer!  Mark your calendars!
07/08/2020

We’re looking forward to celebrating local artists in Cuyahoga Falls this summer! Mark your calendars!

Chalk It Up in Downtown Cuyahoga Falls's Featured Artist Ron White will be installing his chalk mural at the end of this week! Be on the lookout for this amazing artist at work outside near the Cuyahoga Valley Art Center - CVAC. We'll post more specifics when we are more certain about the weather, but for now, learn about Ron here (http://ronwhiteart.com/) and get excited to come downtown to check out his work!

07/08/2020

July has a new maker box and it’s got a Christmas in July theme! Help us support five local artists through a season of in-person market cancellations. For more info: https://ohiomakerboxes.com. Rigmarole Pope's Kitchen Strung by Shawna Revival Bake at 350 Bakery, LLC

Wow!  Go, go, Akron!
07/07/2020

Wow! Go, go, Akron!

Thanks to tonight's unanimous action by the Akron City Council, our community officially has a plan for public art — from governance and equitable selection guidelines to maintenance and funding!

Read more about Akron's plan for public art here: www.akronpublicart.com.

Plus, the City is looking for community members interested in serving on Akron's Public Art Commission, and you can submit your name here, too.

And for visual artists looking for more info, we're hosting a training opportunity on July 23. Reserve your free spot here: bit.ly/akronartmtg

Thank you, Richard Swirsky, Phil Lombardo, Councilwoman Margo Sommerville, Russel C Neal Jr, Tara L. Samples, Brad McKitrick Akron Ward 6 City Council, Donnie Kammer, Shammas Malik - Akron City Council Ward 8, Akron's Ward 9 - Mike Freeman, Councilman, Sharon Connor, Jeff Fusco, Linda F. R. Omobien, and Ginger Baylor!

07/06/2020
Chris Rutan - Maker Boxes

Chris from Rigmarole is one of the makers featured in our July Maker Box. Check out what she's created to celebrate Christmas in July! 🎄🌟

Order before July 18th to take advantage of our local pick up option!

Learn more and order: https://ohiomakerboxes.com/

07/02/2020

We did a Zoom interview with Alex Draven from The EXCB! If you are a maker looking for inspiration or a shopper who is interested in the person behind the jewelry, this interview has it all.

Check this out, Akron, a big change in our landscape is coming!  Congratulations to Art of Matt Miller, we cant wait to ...
07/02/2020

Check this out, Akron, a big change in our landscape is coming! Congratulations to Art of Matt Miller, we cant wait to see what you do ❤️

It’s time, friends.
Hazel Tree/West Hill/Akron will be getting a new public art mural in September! 🌳 🖼 🎨

As we talked about it outside just now, I made the realization that it was exactly ten years ago today that our dear friend and an extremely talented artist, Kelly James Tighe, started painting his iconic “Akron Tree Mural”.

He started it as we were doing the final prep inside, aiming to have it completed a little over a week later to coincide with the grand opening day of our new business and design studio on West Market Street on 7/10/10.

The “Akron Tree Mural” has brought us, and countless other people, so much joy for a decade and we are grateful and awed by Kelly’s artistry in this mural. (Thank you, Kelly Bob!! We have loved it so!!)

As murals do, ours faded over the last decade - and it was clear it was time to redo it.
We decided that with this opportunity, we will start a tradition of having a new artist paint a new tree mural every ten years.

As our team discussed who that mural artist might be, we all agreed that we’d love it to be Art of Matt Miller!
And while Matt won’t be designing and painting a tree with Akron in the roots like Kelly did, it will still be a tree (of course - it’s our thing!) that brings a sense of community pride, just in a new, different way.

We can’t wait for you to see the next tree mural as his comes to life in September. 😃
🌳💜

We are grateful for the Great Streets Akron grant program to help us bring this to life this time around!
And Matt, thank you for bringing your amazing talents to our historic building! We are so excited!!

#greatstreetsakron #hazeltreeakron #treehuggers #publicart

We are humbled to receive an unsolicited Arts and Culture grant recommended by The Alan and Janice Woll Family Foundatio...
07/01/2020

We are humbled to receive an unsolicited Arts and Culture grant recommended by The Alan and Janice Woll Family Foundation on behalf of Akron Community Foundation. Thank you for recognizing and supporting the work we do, we are so very proud to have been chosen!

Last call to get the June Maker Box! Crafty Mart and Cleveland Bazaar have collaborated to create themed monthly boxes t...
06/29/2020

Last call to get the June Maker Box! Crafty Mart and Cleveland Bazaar have collaborated to create themed monthly boxes together from different local makers. This month includes one of my tie bars from The EXCB, a wallet from ReGeeked, local honey (great for allergy sufferers) from Akron Honey , some grilling rub from Juliabelle's Seasonings, Rubs & Mixes and beard oil from Quirky Clean for only $50!!! Get yours before midnight at www.ohiomakerboxes.com

We are excited to be paired with Limitless Ambition as recipients of the 2021 Halloween Charity Ball funds.  The more we...
06/27/2020

We are excited to be paired with Limitless Ambition as recipients of the 2021 Halloween Charity Ball funds. The more we learn about this Akron-based organization, the more we love ❤️

Did you know Limitless Ambition provides Dream Kits for young women transitioning through the foster care system. Want to help? Check them out here. https://www.limitlessambition.org/dreamkit

Maker Spotlight:  Randi launched her company, Goods, as a natural line that uses organic ingredients that add value to t...
06/26/2020

Maker Spotlight: Randi launched her company, Goods, as a natural line that uses organic ingredients that add value to the whole person. Her hair butter is lush and we are fans of her underarm oil as well. She’s got a bug repellant that we’ve been hearing so much about these days! Do yourself a favor and look into this Akron-based body, skin and wellness line. You can shop her website: http.goods-here.co/

Maker Spotlight:  This is Tanya Green.  She owns and operates Juliabelle's Seasonings, Rubs & Mixes, a local small busin...
06/25/2020

Maker Spotlight: This is Tanya Green. She owns and operates Juliabelle's Seasonings, Rubs & Mixes, a local small business that specializes in hand-made seasonings, rubs and mixes. Our favorite is the pasta lovers mix! You may have seen her biz at Crafty Mart, at local farmer’s markets or inside Northside Marketplace . She’s featured in June’s Maker Box and you can also check her out on Facebook or Insta.

Our June Box ships out on Monday the 29th, there’s still time to order!  We cannot thank you enough for supporting us, @...
06/25/2020

Our June Box ships out on Monday the 29th, there’s still time to order! We cannot thank you enough for supporting us, @clebazaar and five local makers amid all of our summer market cancellations. To order or just take a peek inside the box: www.ohiomakerboxes.com ❤️. #ohiomakerboxes. ReGeeked. Juliabelle's Seasonings, Rubs & Mixes Quirky Clean The EXCB Akron Honey

Congratulations to local artist Lenny Spengler, we cant wait to see what you do!  Lenny has vended with us before under ...
06/23/2020
Canton-Akron Airport selects artist for terrazzo floor

Congratulations to local artist Lenny Spengler, we cant wait to see what you do! Lenny has vended with us before under the name Studio Lené. He’s a master metalsmith and his jewelry is exquisite. Check him out!

GREEN You’ll be welcome to tread, shuffle and walk all over a piece of art to be placed at Akron-Canton Airport later this year.Airport officials

For our friendors who live up north!
06/23/2020

For our friendors who live up north!

We've teamed up with gener8tor to launch the Cleveland & Northeast Ohio Creatives Emergency Response Program, a new initiative supporting Northeast Ohio artists, musicians, and creatives affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, who will have access to a free, five-day webinar series designed to identify and leverage critical resources.

In addition to webinars, free one-on-one consultations will also be available for participants to ask specific questions about various federal, state, local and private programs, including loans, grants, deferrals and relevant law changes.

Learn more and sign up: https://bit.ly/3dqigMO

We feel so loved and supported by this organization.  Along with them,  we are looking forward to 2021!  ❤️
06/20/2020

We feel so loved and supported by this organization. Along with them, we are looking forward to 2021! ❤️

Friends and party goers, we like so many others have made the difficult decision to cancel this year’s Halloween Charity Ball in October. The unknowns are simply too great to weigh right now. We will continue to support the amazing Limitless Ambition and Crafty Mart throughout this year and into 2021 and we urge you to do the same. Please visit their pages, donate if you can, or reach out to work with them in a safe way. With love and for this post a bit of heartbreak, The Halloween Charity Ball Team.
💕 Samantha Coldwell, Jessica Goldbourn, Getta Kutuchief

06/19/2020
Akron Entrepreneurs

June Maker Boxes still available! Local pick up tomorrow from 11-1pm at Bounce Innovation Hub or mail delivery shipped to you on June 29th. Surpise your Dads, grads, or grab one for yourself!

Crafty Mart is offering a really great and easy way to support local artists and makers during this strange time. Last month was a self-care box and this month is all about handmade gifts for dads!
Check out www.ohiomakerboxes.com to see the items and order one before Father's Day.

Maker Spotlight:  Meet Seth Steward, the beekeeper and operator of Linda’s Bee Farm, LLC. This is a family business—The ...
06/18/2020

Maker Spotlight: Meet Seth Steward, the beekeeper and operator of Linda’s Bee Farm, LLC. This is a family business—The apiary is named after Seth’s mother and his beautiful wife Adrienne comes to our market to sell things made with their honey: jarred honey, honey sticks, soaps and skin care products. It’s fascinating to hear Seth and Adrienne talk about their family, their farm and their products. You can shop them at http://lindasbeefarm.com/

Have you looked inside the June Maker Box yet?  It’s filled with goodies that were handmade by five local small business...
06/17/2020

Have you looked inside the June Maker Box yet? It’s filled with goodies that were handmade by five local small businesses. Order one today! We have a local pick up option this Saturday from 11-1pm at Bounce Innovation Hub so you can grab it in time for Father’s Day! All others will be shipped to their destination on June 29th. #shoplocal #shopsmall #supportyourneighborhoodbusinesses

Crafty Mart and Cleveland Bazaar have once again teamed up to bring you a MakerBox for June. This time we're offering a local pickup option during checkout on the Saturday before Father's Day, so all your last minute gifting needs are covered! This month's box includes items from

* The EXCB
* ReGeeked
* Quirky Clean
* Juliabelle's Seasonings, Rubs & Mixes
* Akron Honey

Buy yours at https://ohiomakerboxes.com today and help support local makers as we navigate this unusual, event-less summer!

Hey Akron, are you ready to show off your creative skills? #ArtBloomsInAkron
06/16/2020

Hey Akron, are you ready to show off your creative skills? #ArtBloomsInAkron

The City of Akron has announced a collaborative effort to bring art and nature to residents across the city titled,
“Art Blooms in Akron.”

Beginning June 15, 2020 residents of all ages are encouraged to share their Akron pride by creating pieces of art and displaying them in their front yard.

Thanks to the support of Akron Community Foundation’s Community Response Fund for Nonprofits, supplies and instructions will be delivered to the first 250 people to register. To register, visit www.Lock3Live.com/event/150 or call 330-375-2877. All participants are encouraged to share on social media using
#ArtBloomsinAkron.

Akron Children's Museum ArtsNow Akron Soul Train Myers School of Art
@AkronArtMuseum Akron Urban League Akron Public Schools Crafty Mart @AkronCommunityFoundation

Maker Spotlight:  Meet Rebecca Christian-Lipker.  She owns and operates James Lauren Beauty.  She specializes in hair an...
06/16/2020

Maker Spotlight: Meet Rebecca Christian-Lipker. She owns and operates James Lauren Beauty. She specializes in hair and body care products. We love her cocoa butter pomade! Her shower bombs smell out of this world. She sews silk-lined bonnets and has been making masks during the pandemic. Check her out on Facebook or Instagram!

Looking for a unique Father’s Day gift?  Order a box featuring five local makers.  Take a peek inside one of our June Ma...
06/15/2020

Looking for a unique Father’s Day gift? Order a box featuring five local makers. Take a peek inside one of our June Maker Boxes: https://ohiomakerboxes.com

Akron location pick up this Saturday only from 11-1pm. Mail deliveries shipped on June 29th.

We’d like to introduce a member of our organization:  Executive Director, Marissa McClellan!In February 2019, Marissa be...
06/15/2020

We’d like to introduce a member of our organization: Executive Director, Marissa McClellan!

In February 2019, Marissa became Crafty Mart’s Executive Director. Previous to this, she worked as a Crafty Mart intern and was hired on as the Director of Education in 2016. In this capacity she developed and implemented the educational program, The Maker Sessions, which are designed to assist makers as they navigate through their creative business journey! As the Director, Marissa still creates programming and works on curriculum building. She also works closely with the Board and staff to implement the purpose, goals and objectives of Crafty Mart. Marissa is also the Co-Director of Akron’s Art Bomb Brigade, involved with the planning of Highland Square’s PorchRokr and Film Festival’s, and is the founder and coordinator of Akron Pug Fest.

Marissa loves Akron with her whole heart and is proud to work, live and create here in the city! If you have any questions about Crafty Mart, please reach out to Marissa at [email protected]

Attention!  Mask Our Heroes has achieved it's goal of 15000 masks to Akron Children’s Hospital and is closing down it's ...
06/13/2020

Attention!

Mask Our Heroes has achieved it's goal of 15000 masks to Akron Children’s Hospital and is closing down it's production.

Do you know anyone who could use their unsewn kits? They have precut mask fabric, ties, and thread for hundreds more masks.

Contact Cheryl Sheppard via Studio Enso Jewelry or Kevin Fleck through their website, maskourheroes.today to arrange delivery details.

This recycled comic book page wallet was created by local maker ReGeeked.  It’s just one of the items you’ll find inside...
06/13/2020

This recycled comic book page wallet was created by local maker ReGeeked. It’s just one of the items you’ll find inside the June Maker Box! Check out what other things you can find at https://ohiomakerboxes.com. You can have the box delivered to your door or pick it up in person on June 20th. Order now, supplies are limited!

Thanks for choosing to support us and five area makers during the pandemic ❤️

Blair Scott’s business is Akron Candle Company.  He pours soy candles with delicious scents into the cutest tins.  His l...
06/12/2020

Blair Scott’s business is Akron Candle Company. He pours soy candles with delicious scents into the cutest tins. His logo features the beloved Goodyear Blimp, so you can send some Akron love to homesick friends across the country. Shop him: https://akroncandlecompany.com

Maker Spotlight:  Everyone knows Totally Tangled Creations: By April Nicholson-Couch ....and if you don’t, you should me...
06/11/2020

Maker Spotlight: Everyone knows Totally Tangled Creations: By April Nicholson-Couch ....and if you don’t, you should meet her! She’s pretty famous in Akron, having been a button designer for First Night Akron and creating the beautiful street mural down in the Northside district. April’s zentangle designs are soothing and mesmerizing. She’s expanding her shop...she’s moving to the 3rd floor of Summit Artspace so that she can add creative classes to her studio space. She’s having a huge moving sale right now, too! Check her out: http://totallytangledcreations.com @ Summit Artspace

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Good morning makers! If you or someone you know locally. is making and selling masks please send them this link to fill out some info. I am trying to push these names out and get folks to shop local for this need. https://forms.gle/DgcyLiBwgb24RBhC8
Is there an application yet for the makers session?
I'm looking for a vendor who sold environmentally friendly bar soap with mesh bags at Last Call at Goodyear Hall in 2018. I lost their card and want to get more. Help please?
Your event is so well curated! I found many things to purchase, and no buyer's remorse. :) ❤️
Looking forward to this year's Crafty Mart!
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Hey makers!! I was at a holiday event last year in Ohio and i don’t remember which one but I’m pretty sure it was Craftymart!! My mom bought a bracelet made of zippers and her friends all want one! DM me if that’s you!!!
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We still need vendors and local businesses to attend and have plenty of spots open while this is primarily a woodworking event we are looking for crafters and vendors that may want to attend because we are very low on vendors this year
Great show, great venue today!