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Crafty Mart The Rubber City's longest-running indie craft marketplace.

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Meet the Maker! Kelsey Meyer, ThreadbareKelsey Meyer is one of the makers featured in our Spring Maker Box Subscription....
04/07/2022

Meet the Maker! Kelsey Meyer, Threadbare

Kelsey Meyer is one of the makers featured in our Spring Maker Box Subscription. Residing in Akron, she has been a part of the Crafty Mart maker community since 2016! She is a professional seamstress who sews everything from wedding gowns to aprons, home decor to cute pouches that hold your Aldi quarter. She even does custom orders. We are currently IN LOVE with her eco-line of products, especially the beeswax wraps featured in the Spring box.

You can find Kelsey at our markets throughout the year, and of course, you can always find her online! Show this Akron maker some hometown support by visiting her website: threadbarebeauty.net

There's still time to get it on the 2022 Maker Box subscription! You'll receive 4 perfectly curated boxes that feature 5 makers each. Pay for shipping right to your door or save some dollars and grab your box at one of our markets. This is the best way to support 20 makers and 1 super great organization! ohiomakerboxes.com

Have you heard about Crafty Mart's Maker Box?  We have committed to helping support 20 local artists in 2022 with a quar...
04/05/2022

Have you heard about Crafty Mart's Maker Box? We have committed to helping support 20 local artists in 2022 with a quarterly subscription box that can be delivered right to your door! Yeah!

The Spring Box is particularly special because it features 5 makers who currently live and work right here in Akron. If you or someone you know is missing the AK-rowdy, if you are feeling some hometown pride, or you just want to treat yourself, visit ohiomakerboxes.com to subscribe today! #craftymart #shoplocal #handmadeislove

Hey Makers! We’ve got plenty of open applications right now!  If you are interested in applying for one ours, but you’re...
04/03/2022

Hey Makers! We’ve got plenty of open applications right now! If you are interested in applying for one ours, but you’re not quite sure how it works, please visit our website, craftymart.org. Under the “For Makers” tab, you will find an FAQ sheet, our Maker Code of Conduct, and all of our applications. And if you still have questions, send Cheryl an email [email protected]. It’s that easy!! #seeyouatthemarket #handmademarket #craftymart

Do you like taking brief and SUPER HELPFUL surveys?  Did you attend last weekend’s Spring Fling!? Crafty Mart needs your...
03/31/2022

Do you like taking brief and SUPER HELPFUL surveys? Did you attend last weekend’s Spring Fling!? Crafty Mart needs your info to help us strengthen our next market! Please and thank you!

Survey link: https://bit.ly/springshopper

#craftymart

BIG HONKIN' ANNOUNCEMENT!!  WE ARE GROWING!!Want to join the Crafty Mart team?  If you are interested in handmade market...
03/29/2022

BIG HONKIN' ANNOUNCEMENT!! WE ARE GROWING!!

Want to join the Crafty Mart team?

If you are interested in handmade markets and enjoy working with local makers, we’d like to meet you! We offer a vibrant and creative work environment, as well as flexible, part-time hours.

Job description and application link: https://bit.ly/marketmanager2022

If you’re a shopper, save the date!  Crafty Mart always has a blast in Cuyahoga Falls!  If you’re a maker who is interes...
03/28/2022

If you’re a shopper, save the date! Crafty Mart always has a blast in Cuyahoga Falls! If you’re a maker who is interested in applying for this special Night Market, find the application on our website, craftymart.org. Insta link in our bio. #craftymart

Thanks to the thousand shoppers who braved the snow and came out to Spring Fling yesterday, we are blown away by your co...
03/27/2022

Thanks to the thousand shoppers who braved the snow and came out to Spring Fling yesterday, we are blown away by your commitment to shop handmade! We hope you had a great time exploring Bounce Innovation Hub and all that it has to offer. Our AMAZING volunteers made the day run smoothly and we couldn’t do it without their support, thank you, thank you! Until we shop again 😘😘😘

TODAY!!!!  Join us for Crafty Mart Presents Spring Fling! today in downtown Akron!  It is all happening inside Bounce In...
03/26/2022

TODAY!!!! Join us for Crafty Mart Presents Spring Fling! today in downtown Akron! It is all happening inside Bounce Innovation Hub from Noon-5pm. Shop our talented handmade makers, enjoy some good times with a friend! Make a craft, have a drink! Nosh on a cookie shaped like a bunny! Check out our cooperative Crafty Supply Closet. Visit the Open Houses of two other Bounce tenants, Birchwood Supply Co. and vintage clothing dealer, Modern Traditions. #craftymart

This Saturday from Noon-5 on, there is SO MUCH happening inside Bounce Innovation Hub!  Our Spring Fling handmade market...
03/24/2022

This Saturday from Noon-5 on, there is SO MUCH happening inside Bounce Innovation Hub! Our Spring Fling handmade market. Crafty Closet Open House. The first Maker Box subscription pick up. Birchwood Supply Co. is having their open house. @moderntraditionsco, a place with tons of vintage clothing, is throwing their doors open for an open house. Food, drinks, crafts, fun! Grab your kids, grab your best mate, grab your mama, make an afternoon of it, it’s time to SPRING FLING!!!! #craftymart

03/24/2022

Wheeeee!!!! The weather may not be very lovely on Saturday, but we can all get together at Crafty Mart Presents Spring Fling! and manifest it! #wearegonnaspringfling #craftymart

03/23/2022

March 26th. Noon-5pm. 43 handmade makers. Make and take station, food, drinks, crafty closet swag swap. WE ARE READY FOR YOU! #craftymart #swingintospring

Meet the Maker:  Austi Welsh, Quirky CleanAusti is from the Columbus area and is a popular maker at our markets.  Her sm...
03/23/2022

Meet the Maker: Austi Welsh, Quirky Clean

Austi is from the Columbus area and is a popular maker at our markets. Her small business, Quirky Clean, makes handmade bath, body and beauty products for everyone. She strives to create fragrant and vibrant products in everyone's budget that are free from detergents and harmful chemicals.

Visit her booth THIS Saturday during our Spring Fling market! Shop her and 40+ handmade makers from Noon-5pm inside Bounce Innovation Hub. Free admission, free parking! Kick off Spring with Crafty Mart!

This Saturday at Spring Fling,  Stray Dog will be serving up sandwiches and dogs, Kinetic Veganhas amazing vegan eats, B...
03/22/2022

This Saturday at Spring Fling, Stray Dog will be serving up sandwiches and dogs, Kinetic Veganhas amazing vegan eats, Bereka Coffee & Kitchen - Ethiopian Cuisine & Coffee Ceremony bringing their coffee service. Behind the bar is R.Shea Brewing beer and springtime mocktails! Sweet treats from Fat T's Cookies, @_wander_bread_ and Sweet Things Baked Goods. You won’t leave hungry, just happy! See you downtown! #craftymart #shopsmall #handmadewithlove #whynotakron

Maker Spotlight:  Funky Designs Concrete Art and JewelryLocal maker Eric Strickland is the owner and operator of this cr...
03/21/2022

Maker Spotlight: Funky Designs Concrete Art and Jewelry

Local maker Eric Strickland is the owner and operator of this creative small business. He has made some new, larger pigmented concrete planters for this Saturday's Spring Fling! happening at Bounce Innovation Hub in downtown Akron. These are 6" in diameter, have drainage holes, and come with a matching drip tray. THEY ARE BEAUTIFUL!
#concreteplanter #ohiohandmade

Last call for volunteers!  We’re still looking for a few people to help greet our guests in the Crafty Supply closet, of...
03/21/2022

Last call for volunteers! We’re still looking for a few people to help greet our guests in the Crafty Supply closet, offer snacks and bathroom breaks to our lovely makers and shake up some fancy mocktails. There’s a cool tee shirt in it for you if you can dedicate a couple of hours on Saturday, March 26th at our Spring Fling market.
Sign up: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050B44AFA729A3FB6-crafty4

Take a look at the 40+ handmade makers that will be at our Crafty Mart Presents Spring Fling! THIS Saturday, March 26th!...
03/20/2022

Take a look at the 40+ handmade makers that will be at our Crafty Mart Presents Spring Fling! THIS Saturday, March 26th! Kick off Spring with Craft Mart! Shopping for unique, one-of-a-kind gifts! Food, drink, make-and-take crafts! Check out the Crafty Supply Closet while you're here, it is filled with new and gently used crafting supplies to spark your own crafting at home. Birchwood Supply Co. and vintage clothing store Modern Traditions will be hosting their own Open Houses inside Bounce on the same day. Free for all to attend, lots of free parking! WE CAN'T WAIT TO SEE YOU!!!! #craftymart

03/20/2022

So much happening on Saturday, March 26th! Our Crafty Supply closet will be open AND our Spring Fling market takes place Noon-5pm. You can drop off your unwanted craft supplies, shop for upcoming occasions such as Mother’s Day, Easter and graduations, have some great food at @straydogakron and @kineticvegan, drink some beers by @rsheabrewing. Make a craft or two, chat with old friends and new. IT IS GONNA BE SO GREAT!!

See Sarah’s finished piece on March 26th from Noon-5pm at our Crafty Mart Presents Spring Fling! Market!  40+ makers, fo...
03/18/2022

See Sarah’s finished piece on March 26th from Noon-5pm at our Crafty Mart Presents Spring Fling! Market! 40+ makers, food, drinks, crafts, crafty supply closet open house! Free to the public, free parking, ADA compliant. Kick off springtime with Us in downtown Akron! #uniquegifts #oneofakindjewelry

Meet the Makers!  Nepali Artisans  is a small business based in Cleveland and offers handcrafted products made by artisa...
03/16/2022

Meet the Makers!

Nepali Artisans is a small business based in Cleveland and offers handcrafted products made by artisans from marginalized communities in Nepal, primarily women. They collaborate with small cottage industries and non-profit organizations in Nepal that trains and employs women.

You can find hand-felted sheep, wool home decor & accessories, and handmade paper journals in their collection. Portions of their proceeds are shared with these Nepalese artisans and local non-profit organizations in Ohio that support their community.

Find them on March 26th from Noon -5pm at our Crafty Mart Presents Spring Fling! market!

Repost!  Akron’s going to have some of the best dressed babies after next week!  Find this maker at Spring Fling on Marc...
03/16/2022

Repost! Akron’s going to have some of the best dressed babies after next week! Find this maker at Spring Fling on March 26th from Noon-5pm!

We have been some busy bees 🐝 getting ready for our spring launch! We have a new bow fabric coming just in time for spring 🌷 and one of our best selling bee fabric will be fully available again! These bows and SO much more will be available at the @craftymart spring fling show on March 26th!

#spring #craftymart #craftshowprep #smallbusiness #shoplocal #babybows

It’s cold and blustery. If you’re a maker snuggled up under a blanket right now, it’s the perfect time to apply to one o...
03/13/2022

It’s cold and blustery. If you’re a maker snuggled up under a blanket right now, it’s the perfect time to apply to one of our 2022 markets! Open applications on our website, craftymart.org. #craftymart

Linda's Other Life will bring her tea towels and other springtime decor to Crafty Mart Presents Spring Fling! on Saturda...
03/11/2022

Linda's Other Life will bring her tea towels and other springtime decor to Crafty Mart Presents Spring Fling! on Saturday, March 26th from Noon-5pm. 40+makers, food, drinks, crafts and MORE happening at Bounce Innovation Hub in downtown Akron. We’re so ready to swing into Spring?!

March Meet the Maker - Seasonal 💐

Linda’s Other Life loves making seasonal home decor items. These new spring kitchen tea towels are the perfect example! Trimmed in pretty bright blue gingham and embroidered in pretty pastels! #marchmeetthemaker2022 #seasonal #teatowels #popofcolor #springdecor #springforward #easterdecor

Have you seen the latest edition of our Maker Box?  It’s extra special because all 5 makers live and create right here i...
03/11/2022

Have you seen the latest edition of our Maker Box? It’s extra special because all 5 makers live and create right here in the AK-rowdy. Order a subscription at Ohio maker boxes.com. Grab one for yourself or to send to a homesick pal! #shoplocal #akronislovely #handmadeinakronohio

Meet the Maker!  Lori Henry-Parnell owns and operates Black Culture Candles.  She is an Akronite who went through our Ma...
03/10/2022

Meet the Maker! Lori Henry-Parnell owns and operates Black Culture Candles. She is an Akronite who went through our Master Maker Program in 2021 and last October, she was the winner of Crafty Mart's Creative Catapult grant! She has a loyal following who will tell you all about how great her candles smell and burn.

"Black Culture Candles is a luxury consumer and wholesale brand that celebrates Black Joy. Each natural, vegan, wax candle is inspired by a cultural shared memory or experience that reminds us that Joy is an important part of our culture".

You'll find Lori at our Spring Fling handmade market on Saturday, March 26th from Noon-5pm, along with 40 other handmade makers. It all takes place in downtown Akron at Bounce Innovation Hub. Free admission! Free parking! We can't wait to see you! #craftymart #mastermakersessions #creativecatapult #madeinakron

We kicked off our entrepreneurial Beginner Maker Sessions this week.  All twenty of our spots were filled with new and e...
03/10/2022

We kicked off our entrepreneurial Beginner Maker Sessions this week. All twenty of our spots were filled with new and emerging creative businesses, it is exciting!

We’d like to send a huge THANK YOU to Burton D. Morgan Foundation for supporting The Maker Sessions.

We were able expand our sessions to include two tracks in 2020; a beginner education series and one for our Master Makers as well--information about the Master Maker Cohort will come this summer, stay tuned. What a win for our creative community! What a win for Akron!

Glitter and watercolors, knitting needles and wooden frames.  Fleeces and flannels, envelopes and storage containers.  I...
03/10/2022

Glitter and watercolors, knitting needles and wooden frames. Fleeces and flannels, envelopes and storage containers. It’s different every time you come in, because that’s what our cooperative crafty supply closet is all about! Visit us Saturday, March 26th from Noon-5pm to shop, swap or drop your unwanted or gently used crafting supplies! #craftymart #downtownakron #tellyourteacherfriends

Wow, Mary is working hard to bring you some lovelies!  She’ll be at our Crafty Mart Presents Spring Fling! Market on Sat...
03/09/2022

Wow, Mary is working hard to bring you some lovelies! She’ll be at our Crafty Mart Presents Spring Fling! Market on Saturday, March 26th, along with 40+ other handmade makers. We hope you join us to see what she decided to make!

Workin away at the studio, trying to get some stuff done for the @craftymart Spring Fling on the 26th! I’ve yet to decide if I’m doing to be cranking out some goobies or if it’s time to try my hand at some florals 🤔

#ceramics #pottery #wip #stoneware

We’d love to spend a few hours with you on March 26th for our Spring Fling market!  Or if you prefer, hang out with us i...
03/08/2022

We’d love to spend a few hours with you on March 26th for our Spring Fling market! Or if you prefer, hang out with us inside the Crafty Supply Closet Open House. We’re looking for some fun folks to help organize supplies in the closet, relieve our makers when they need a lunch break, hang around at the craft table as shoppers do a make-and-take. Sign up: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050B44AFA729A3FB6-crafty4

Join the Crafty family for the day!

#craftymart #volunteerwork

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526 South Main St., #217
Akron, OH
44311

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Thursday 10am - 2pm

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Last year, I donated to the Crafty Mart #kickstartercampaign to beautify their space at Bounce Innovation Hub and I must say they are doing a spectacular job. Come see for yourself at their Spring Fling event today from noon to 5:00.
On our list this weekend: Crafty Mart's Spring Fling Market, Ohio Shakespeare Festival's "All My Sons" and lots of good food from local restaurants. Get the details on these ideas and more in The 330 Connect. What are your weekend plans? https://mailchi.mp/bakermediagroup/the-330-connect-akron-lifes-essential-events-f50s5e2921-1383021
Saturday, March 26 is Crafty Mart's Spring Fling Market at Bounce Innovation Hub. AND, just next door R.Shea Brewing - Canal Place, Downtown Akron is hosting a Wedding, Corporate Events & Vendor Mall Open House.
🎉Happy Friday March 25, 2022 Everybody! This is it, the last weekend of March. If we all work together, I think we can make it a good one! Okay, on the count of 3 — 1… 2… Arts and Entertainment are always popping in downtown Akron, just a quick example Cleveland Jazz Orchestra plays at BLU Jazz+ TONIGHT, and 2 heavily Oscar-nominated films at The Nightlight Belfast & Drive My Car, and it's Yellowstone Trivia Night at the Barley House Akron: https://bit.ly/AandE_3_25-31 Live Music includes Supermonkey at Jilly's Music Room and Sounds of Spring by Summit Choral Society at the Akron Civic Theatre): https://bit.ly/LiveMusic_3_25-31 Food, Dining & Drink (R.Shea Brewing - Canal Place, Downtown Akron is hosting a Wedding, Corporate Events & Vendor Mall Open House on Saturday, right next to Crafty Mart's Spring Fling sale, aka Crafty Mart Presents Spring Fling!): https://bit.ly/FoodandDrink_3_25-31 As always, you can find the full list of things to see and do in downtown Akron on the DAP event calendar page: http://bit.ly/DAP_Calendar BONUS: Tuesday, March 29 from 10 am to noon your can check out the NEW Akron METRO Regional Transit Authority Electric Buses, plus a vendor fair & refreshments at the METRO RTA Electric Bus Launch ⚡️
Fat T leaves for Vegas on Wednesday, so a quick update for next week: -No MarketWagon (online farmers market serving NE Ohio) inventory for this week - The Northside Marketplace won’t be restocked on 3/25 (we’ll add some more cookies before he leaves) - no orders placed after Saturday are guaranteed to shipped - Momma T and Poppa T WILL be at Crafty Mart on the 26th in Akron
Concrete and Steel earrings that are stunning. New styles are coming soon online and in person. (I'll have two events in March, Summit Artspace on the 11th and the Crafty Mart Spring Fling on the 26th, both in Akron.)
I’m so excited to see this episode! 🥰 Bounce Innovation Hub Crafty Mart
Everyday we're shovelin'... Suffering from the winter blues (and aches)? This week's #SmallBusinessSpotlight shines on The Green Cottage Makery, a handmade makery featuring products for healthy living using plant-based & sustainable materials. We're happy we found this amazing earth friendly maker at Crafty Mart!
Looking for some natural relief? This week's #SmallBusinessSpotlight shines on Purple Thistle Botanicals, a maker of honest skincare, handmade with love. The lavender oatmeal bath soak we picked up at Crafty Mart is amazing! 🌿💜
#HeyAkron today is Artists Sunday! It's your opportunity to support local artists and makers while purchasing one-of-a-kind gifts for the holidays. Summit Artspace is open today from 12 - 5 pm, and it's the last day for The 13th Annual Crafty Mart at Bounce Innovation Hub from 11am-3pm.
It’s getting colder here in northeast Ohio so why not stock up on some heat?! We’ve got four flavors of handmade hot sauce (made by our hands!) and two spice blends. Find us at Bounce Innovation Hub with Crafty Mart today until 3 and keep those holidays hot!
Tomorrow you're invited to join the Art Bomb Brigade reveal of the new mural for Crafty Mart! The celebration will take place at 1:30 pm, Sunday, November 28th at the 13th Annual Crafty Mart Holiday Show! Not only will you get the chance to see this HUGE new mural, it's a great opportunity to shop small and local for the holidays with all the vendors present at Crafty Mart! Crafty Mart's Holiday Show is at Bounce Innovation Hub, 526 S. Main Street in Akron, Ohio. See you tomorrow!