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Happy Valentines Day! Since we love you so much, we have decided to keep our Maker Session Scholarship Apps open through...
02/14/2020

Happy Valentines Day! Since we love you so much, we have decided to keep our Maker Session Scholarship Apps open through the weekend!! Make sure you apply by February 16th at midnight!!

We will notify our winners on Tuesday, Feb 18th! EVEN IF you are not awarded with a scholarship, YOU WILL still receive a discount!

Beginner Makers can apply here: https://forms.gle/zypdPSHmft9kWtHJ7

Master Makers can apply here: https://forms.gle/Nqcd3kjkz1bdu7Qq7

It's Wednesday night and it's REALLY snowing outside, so take the time to apply to our Maker Session Scholarships! The M...
02/13/2020

It's Wednesday night and it's REALLY snowing outside, so take the time to apply to our Maker Session Scholarships!

The Master Maker track was designed for creative entrepreneurs who have been in business for some time and need more individualized attention and consulting to work through specific areas where help is needed. Makers who are interested in leveling up, diversifying their income and/or moving into other revenue opportunities aside from markets will greatly benefit. Master makers can expect to connect with and learn from experts who will discuss topics such as: brick and mortar sales, studio space, hiring, online traffic, social media and marketing, collaborations, funding options, wholesale and merchandising, business finances, and taxes.

This track will end in our annual Creative Catapult event, which will be held on October 9th, wherein each maker in the Master Maker track series has the opportunity to pitch their business to the community in a Shark-tank-like event. Each maker will create a pitch on how they would like to level up their business, and the public will vote for one winner to receive a prize package and $2,000 from Crafty Mart on the spot!

Scholarships are available for *3* Master Makers with applications available until February 14th at midnight. Apply here: https://forms.gle/Nqcd3kjkz1bdu7Qq7

Maker Sessions Beginner Track is designed to help new makers (or makers who want a refresh or extra help somewhere) walk...
02/12/2020

Maker Sessions Beginner Track is designed to help new makers (or makers who want a refresh or extra help somewhere) walk through the process of planning, production, pricing, marketing, merchandising, budgeting, booth building, branding, and more including expert advice, hands-on learning and access to community resources.

This track will culminate in an exclusive Launch Market on May 30, 2020, where makers will combine everything they've learned to sell their products at a Crafty Mart Market! We will invite the public to come and celebrate with our Beginner Friends as they show off their handmade products and business!

**Scholarships are available for 5 beginner makers with applications available until February 14th at midnight. Tag a maker that should apply!

Still unsure about The Maker Sessions? Take it from one of last years scholarship winners and our 2nd Annual Creative Ca...
02/11/2020

Still unsure about The Maker Sessions? Take it from one of last years scholarship winners and our 2nd Annual Creative Catapult winner, TaRee Avery, owner of Dough House Cookies!

"There's so much to say about the Maker Sessions and Creative Catapult, but what I valued most was that I didn't just gain knowledge, but multiple skills that I could apply to my business immediately. The sessions were engaging and interactive and utilized up to date information and trends that I could take home and apply the same day. I now take better photos, pitch, present and tell our story better. I've also made invaluable connections with key people in my industry that have made wholesaling opportunities a lot easier. Lastly, the opportunity to compete for funding directly impacted our ability to open our brick and mortar location. Without my experiences with Crafty Mart, Dough House Cookies wouldn't be where it is today; flourishing in our local community as a business that adds value, jobs, and helps families create memories that linger beyond expectation."

For more information on The Maker Sessions check it out here: http://craftymart.org/the-maker-sessions

Makers! We have applications ready for you to apply to our Maker Sessions Beginner and Master Maker Tracks! Apps are ope...
02/10/2020

Makers! We have applications ready for you to apply to our Maker Sessions Beginner and Master Maker Tracks! Apps are open until February 14th at midnight! So get to it!

We encourage you to apply because even if you are not awarded one of the scholarships, you will get a discount code for the package deal JUST for applying!

5 Beginners will be awarded and they can apply here: https://forms.gle/zypdPSHmft9kWtHJ7

3 Masters will be awarded and they can apply here: https://forms.gle/Nqcd3kjkz1bdu7Qq7

Thank you to Burton D. Morgan Foundation for making these scholarships possible!

Collaborations are really hot right now in the maker world, aren’t they?  Have you ever worked on something with another...
02/06/2020

Collaborations are really hot right now in the maker world, aren’t they? Have you ever worked on something with another maker to come up with a brand new product? We’d love to hear about it! DM us or shoot Marissa an email: [email protected]

The 2020 Maker Sessions ticket packages are now live!  This year, we are running two different tracks—one for beginners ...
02/05/2020

The 2020 Maker Sessions ticket packages are now live! This year, we are running two different tracks—one for beginners and one for those we call Master Makers. Please read through the program descriptions to see which track suits you best.

Maker Sessions: Master Track

Master Maker Track is designed for makers who are ready to cut back on shows and explore other options. We have invited experts and other community resources to offer feedback to level up your creative businesses. Breakout time will follow a panel discussion or presentation in a round robin or a small group share with the session instructor(s). Master Maker Track will guide professional makers who have been a part of the market scene for a few years on how to level up their creative businesses: moving into a larger studio space, hiring, more traffic through websites, social media and online markets, collaborations on new lines, wholesale and merchandising, funding options and opportunities, business finances and in depth tax talk, that will lead to our annual Creative Catapult event on October 9th where each Master Maker has the opportunity to pitch an idea on how they plan to level up their business to the public. The public will vote and the winner will receive a prize package and $2,000 from Crafty Mart to get them started.

Ticket Link for ALL 7 sessions: https://ticketstripe.com/mastermakerpackage

*All Maker Session Tracks will meet at 6-8pm at Bounce’s Signal Tree Event Space

Individual Tickets for each session will be available for purchase in March. $20 ticket per session so you will be saving money with the package!

The 2020 Maker Sessions ticket packages are live!  We are running two tracks this time, one for beginners and one for fo...
02/05/2020

The 2020 Maker Sessions ticket packages are live! We are running two tracks this time, one for beginners and one for folks we call Master Makers. Read through each description to see which track suits you best.

Maker Sessions: Beginner Track

Beginner Maker Track is designed for makers who are just getting started on their journey from hobby to market. We have invited experts and community resources to offer important information for getting your small creative business up and running. We will lead new makers through the process of selling at their first market: setting up social media, how to build a booth, how to package their products, branding your business, setting up a vendor’s license, building a budget and tracking inventory that will culminate in a Launch Market on May 30th, where you will put everything you’ve learned to use and sell at your first market with us!

Ticket Link for ALL 7 sessions: https://ticketstripe.com/beginnertrackpackage

*All Maker Session Tracks will meet at 6-8pm at Bounce’s Signal Tree Event Space

Individual Tickets for each session will be available for purchase in March. $20 ticket per session so you will be saving money with the package!

We’re really crazy for this community Crafty Supply Closet, y’all!  Here are some snapshots of what’s waiting for you to...
02/04/2020

We’re really crazy for this community Crafty Supply Closet, y’all! Here are some snapshots of what’s waiting for you today! Remember, the closet is open to the public Tuesday thru Friday, Noon-5pm. We operate on a donation system, so feel free to throw a buck or two into the coffer on your way out, whether you’re shopping, swapping or dropping! @ Bounce Innovation Hub

01/30/2020

The Crafty Supply Closet is open and waiting for you! Hours currently Tuesday-Friday from Noon-5pm. We hope to announce some evening hours soon. Tell your teacher friends, bring your kids! If you have a question about how the closet works, please ask below ❤️

Our closet works on donation. If you have some crafty items to donate, feel free to bring them in. We gladly accept cash donation as well, donate what you can and help keep our closet running.

We thought you’d like a peek at what’s currently waiting for you in the Crafty Supply Closet.  It’s open Tuesday-Friday,...
01/30/2020

We thought you’d like a peek at what’s currently waiting for you in the Crafty Supply Closet. It’s open Tuesday-Friday, Noon-5pm. We will add some evening hours eventually. Tell your teacher friends, bring your kids! There’s something for everyone here. If you have any questions about how our closet works, please ask below ❤️

We are excited to announce the 2020 Crafty Mart schedule!You should enter these dates into your calendar right now, beca...
01/29/2020

We are excited to announce the 2020 Crafty Mart schedule!

You should enter these dates into your calendar right now, because you are going to want to do ALL. THE. THINGS. 🤩

Please continue to follow us here and on Instagram for additional information and other fun announcements. If you'd prefer to receive this information via your inbox, sign up for our newsletter (you can do this on our website)!

Thank you for your continued love and support. We hope to see you doing something Crafty in 2020! #whynotakron?

Are you ready to make a living from your craft? Do you dream of selling your wares at Crafty Mart and other handmade mar...
01/28/2020

Are you ready to make a living from your craft? Do you dream of selling your wares at Crafty Mart and other handmade markets? Want to expand your existing handmade business? Join Crafty Mart for the new and updated Maker Sessions, a 7-week course designed to help you map out a financial plan, establish your audience, sell your products, take professional product shots, market your business, address legal matters, and much more.

Maker Sessions will launch in March 2020 with two tracks for Beginner and Master Makers. Beginner Makers will be given a roadmap from idea to market, culminating in an invite-only show to help you launch your business on May 30th.

Master Makers will be supported with lectures, panel discussions, consulting and individual feedback and an opportunity to pitch your creative idea to expand your business and win $2,000 micro grant at the annual Creative Catapult event on October 9th 2020. Stay tuned for ticket links and more details coming next week!

We are THRILLED to announce that we’ve been chosen as one of the fund recipients of the 17th Halloween Charity Ball!  Wh...
01/24/2020

We are THRILLED to announce that we’ve been chosen as one of the fund recipients of the 17th Halloween Charity Ball! What an amazing opportunity that will allow us to enhance our programming for the local creative community we serve. What an honor!

Welcome to the Halloween Charity Ball family and congratulations to the recipients of our 2020 funds Limitless Ambition and Crafty Mart. We couldn't be more excited to support young women and local entreprenuers this year!

We're in the office today, tidying up our Crafty Supply Closet.  It feels so good to organize, doesn't it?Currently, the...
01/23/2020

We're in the office today, tidying up our Crafty Supply Closet. It feels so good to organize, doesn't it?

Currently, the closet is open for shop or swap Tuesday-Friday Noon-5pm.

We're also collecting your donations. Enter through the front door of Bounce Innovation Hub and an attendant will guide you to The Workshop space where our closet is located.

The Crafty Supply Closet works on the "Honest John" system, you'll find a lock box nearby. Donate what you can, it helps to keep our closet up and running!

FYI: Your donation is a tax write off; Forms can be found at the closet for your convenience.

Are you a maker?  Are you thinking about becoming a maker in the future?  If you sign up for our Vendor Newsletter, we w...
01/16/2020

Are you a maker? Are you thinking about becoming a maker in the future?

If you sign up for our Vendor Newsletter, we will send you information about our upcoming markets, educational opportunities and other maker-related things from time to time. We deliver it straight to your inbox, sign up today: https://tinyletter.com/CraftyMartVendors

Well, we had a good run with naps and fuzzy blankets and Netflix and more naps, but our hibernation has come to an end. ...
01/14/2020

Well, we had a good run with naps and fuzzy blankets and Netflix and more naps, but our hibernation has come to an end. This week we are back in the office, planning an exciting year for us all! Look for announcements regarding Maker Sessions, our event space buildout, a website refresh, Crafty Supply Closet special events, and of course, our holiday market schedule. Your support and feedback has been instrumental in our 2020 planning and we are excited to be able to share it with you..... soon! Soon!

01/09/2020
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Need some inspiration as we gently roll into 2020? This may be your year to jump in and make a splash.

Doodling for a Living: Working out of Summit Artspace, Totally Tangled Creations: By April Nicholson-Couch puts a unique spin on meditative drawing.
Read more: https://bit.ly/2FvpW1H

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12/20/2019

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Hey! Makers!Are you ready to make a living from your craft? Do you dream of selling your handmade wares at Crafty Mart a...
12/20/2019

Hey! Makers!

Are you ready to make a living from your craft? Do you dream of selling your handmade wares at Crafty Mart and other markets? Do you want to expand your existing handmade business? Join Crafty Mart for the new and updated Maker Sessions, a 7-week course designed to help you map out a financial plan, establish your audience, sell your products, take professional product shots, market your business, address legal matters, and much much more!

Maker Sessions will launch in March 2020 with two tracks for Beginner and Master makers. Beginner makers will be given a roadmap from idea to market, culminating in an invite-only show to help launch your creative business. Master makers will be supported with individual consulting and an opportunity to pitch your product and win cash at the annual Creative Catapult event. Stay tuned for applications in early 2020!!

We are thrilled to receive funding from GAR Foundation.  Thank you for your huge and generous support!
12/13/2019
GAR Foundation

We are thrilled to receive funding from GAR Foundation. Thank you for your huge and generous support!

GAR awarded more than $2 million to nonprofits this quarter. Join us in congratulating these awesome nonprofits!

Early Childhood Resource Center
Building For Tomorrow
The University of Akron Foundation
Boys and Girls Club of Northeast Ohio (Boys & Girls Clubs of the Western Reserve)
Project GRAD Akron
Summit Education Initiative
Jobs for Ohio's Graduates
Greater Akron Chamber (and partners City of Akron, Ohio - Mayor's Office, County of Summit Executive Ilene Shapiro for Elevate Greater Akron)
Downtown Akron Partnership
The Devil Strip
The Well Community Development Corporation
Akron Civic Theatre
Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park
Magical Theatre Company
Tuesday Musical Association
Crafty Mart
The Nightlight
None Too Fragile Theatre
The National Center for Choreography at The University of Akron
Rubber City Theatre
Summit Artspace
Heart to Heart Communications
Candid (Cleveland)
Torchbearers

https://garfoundation.org/news-updates/2019/12/gar-foundation-awards-more-than-2-million-to-akron-area-nonprofits/

Photo c/o Bounce Innovation Hub

If you’d like to continue to shop local and shop small, check out Akron’s own Hazel Tree Design Studio; they carry some ...
12/06/2019

If you’d like to continue to shop local and shop small, check out Akron’s own Hazel Tree Design Studio; they carry some of our makers’ items in the shop.

https://www.facebook.com/HazelTreeInteriors/photos/a.143975722299828/2867823959914977/?type=3&theater

Looking to find something special this holiday season? We’ve got you covered with great locally-made giftable items such as ornaments, candles, coasters, ceramics, art prints and more. In addition, we just refreshed the showroom for the winter season and have lots of new furniture, decor and fine art, perfect for any space.
Need that special something picture framed or enclosed in a shadow box? With over 30 years of certified picture framing experience, we can also help you create the perfect gift.

Hazel Tree hours:
Closed Thanksgiving and Black Friday
Tuesdays-Fridays, 11:00-5:30
Saturdays, 11:00-3:00
Closed 12/22 through 1/1

Happy holiday season to you and yours!

We hope you enjoyed shopping our holiday market last weekend!We'd love to hear about your experience at The 11th Annual ...
12/03/2019

We hope you enjoyed shopping our holiday market last weekend!

We'd love to hear about your experience at The 11th Annual Crafty Mart. What you liked and what you didn't like. Your feedback is very important to us. You have a say in next year's market!

SURVEY LINK: https://forms.gle/8hJYZbdDkwMoV7C8A

📸Mollohan Photography

Show us what you got at #the11thannualcraftymart!  Here’s Cheryl’s stash! @biburypaper @parchmentpetaldesign @thepetites...
12/03/2019

Show us what you got at #the11thannualcraftymart! Here’s Cheryl’s stash! @biburypaper @parchmentpetaldesign @thepetitestegosaurus @aromasoy @sweetsugarcookieco @discounteddreams

12/02/2019

Tree Raffle Winners!

Thank you, Akron!  3,181 people shopped local, shopped small and supported Crafty Mart in the loveliest of ways! We coul...
12/01/2019

Thank you, Akron! 3,181 people shopped local, shopped small and supported Crafty Mart in the loveliest of ways! We couldn’t have done it without a fabulous board of directors, a rock star volunteer crew, our high quality makers and YOU. Thanks to our generous sponsor, R.Shea Brewing, the people who house us at Bounce Innovation Hub, @artbombbrigade for hosting a moving mural dedication, workshop leader smART Studio, Sunshineonsilk and Jeff Smith, entertainment Rubber City Ukes and @jccuret, and food trucks @scottsfireandice and @thescratchfoodtruck . We can’t wait to do it again next year!

Sadly, these lads were eliminated in the first round of the Iron Craft competition.  The first task was to make a Christ...
12/01/2019

Sadly, these lads were eliminated in the first round of the Iron Craft competition. The first task was to make a Christmas ornament 😀 @ Bounce Innovation Hub

We had a behind the scenes ‘Best Booth Display” yesterday.  @lightuplabs is our blue ribbon winner this year!  Stop by a...
12/01/2019

We had a behind the scenes ‘Best Booth Display” yesterday. @lightuplabs is our blue ribbon winner this year! Stop by and admire that big, beautiful bow.

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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!
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!!!
My number is 9818325311 please contact me regarding the product. Kindly would be greatfull if you do do
I tried to sign up for newsletter Would not let me Please add me to your list [email protected] Thank you
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!
Hey fellow vendors- has there been a vendor info email sent out yet?
Greetings! I am a vendor and would like to be part of the Crafty Mart. Would someone contact me with more information or someone i can contact? Bright Blessings and Happy Holidays!!!