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august art, craft and design events in cincinnati

Feeling hot, hot hot: August’s full of things to do in Cincinnati.

Hey you! Applications for our big holiday craft show at Cincinnati’s historic Music Hall are open until Sept. 1. Learn more and apply here!

our holiday craft show apps are open!

It’s time to start thinking about holiday craft shows, and your favorite indie craft show in Cincinnati is looking for makers! Applications for Crafty Supermarket’s 2015 holiday craft show are open from July 15 to Sept. 1!

The craft show is at the Music Hall Ballroom in downtown Cincinnati from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 28, 2015. Our show features handmade goods only — no commercial products. We expect more than 5,000 shoppers at our handmade market, and we’ll also have a live DJ, hands-on craft activities, a cash bar, local food and free swag bags for the first 100 shoppers!


Please read our Crafter FAQ before you apply.

In the online application, you’ll be asked to upload up to five images in JPG, GIF or PNG format. (The images should be at least 400×600 pixels but no bigger than 1 MB in size each.) Please name your files in this format: BusinessName1.jpg,BusinessName2.jpg, and so on. (If you need help resizing your images, try a free service such as ShrinkPictures.)

There’s a nonrefundable application fee of $10. (You’ll be guided to pay via PayPal when you complete the application. If you need help, PayPal has tutorials on its website — click on the Send Money tab.) The vendor fee for our show is $150, but if you’re accepted, the application fee counts towards the table fee.

When you submit the application, you should receive a confirmation message and a confirmation email from us and be taken to PayPal to pay the application fee. If that doesn’t happen, your application might not have gone through — email us to check on it.

We will stop accepting applications at 11:59 p.m. Sept. 1. We’ll notify all crafter applicants of their acceptance status by Sept. 15. Thanks for your interest!

Click here to submit your application!


What? Crafty Supermarket Holiday Show
11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 28, 2015
Where? Music Hall Ballroom, 1241 Elm St., Cincinnati, OH 45202

fall + holiday 2015 midwest craft shows

If you're hunting for indie craft shows, fleas and markets to do this year, you are in the right place! We've compiled all the upcoming fall and holiday craft shows we know about for September to December, 2015.

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july art, craft and design events in cincinnati

Summer festival season is in full swing! If you’re looking for things to do in Cincinnati, these are the art, craft and design events that you need to know about.

  • Art on Vine: This monthly OTR art market is downtown on Fountain Square on Sunday, July 5.
  • One Night One Craft: State Embroidery: ($) Make a wallworthy sampler with Purple Hippo Stitches at the Contemporary Arts Center on Wednesday, July 8.
  • All Star Market: The City Flea celebrates the All-Star Baseball game with a special market in Washington Park on Saturday, July 11.
  • Second Sunday on Main: Everybody’s taking it to the streets for this OTR outdoor market on Sunday, July 12.
  • One Night One Craft: Rope Coil Weaving: ($) Learn how to make a basket at the Contemporary Arts Center on Wednesday, July 15.
  • City Flea: And the flea is back to Washington Square Park on Saturday, July 25.
  • OFF Market: Shop your way around Oakley Square on Saturday, July 25.

PS: We’ll be updating our site with information about our big holiday show in November shortly, and the application for vendors will be open in mid-July! Stay tuned.

june art, craft and design events in cincinnati

There are so many things to do in Cincinnati this month, it's practically criminal to stay inside!

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may art, craft + design events in cincinnati

So many reasons to be out and about this month! This is our list of things to do in Cincinnati for May:

  • Spring Pottery Fair: The Clay Alliance takes its makers to the street in East Walnut Hills on Saturday, May 2.
  • Cincinnati Cooks ($): Talk about the local food revolution at the Mercantile Library downtown on Monday, May 4.
  • Drink and Draw: Join Rock Paper Scissors at Collective CAC to have a beer and get artsy on Wednesday, May 6.
  • Glass Lab: Learn about glass cutting systems at Brazee Street Studios on Thursday, May 7.
  • Gone in Sixty Seconds: Core Clay is selling not-quite-perfect pieces in Walnut Hills on Saturday, May 9.
  • Spring Fiesta Pottery Sale: Shop ceramics at Funke Fired Arts on Saturday, May 9.
  • Makerspace: Super Hero Tech: Power up some gear fit for a super hero at theContemporary Arts Center on Wednesday, May 13.
  • Opening Party: The Contemporary Arts Center hosts a free party for its new exhibits on Friday, May 15.
  • The City Flea + Summer Celebration: Go to OTR for the first City Flea of the season, Art on Vine, the GO OTR 5K and more fabulous happenings on Saturday, May 16.
  • Price Hill Thrill ($): Taking part in this studio tour across Price Hill benefits the Weston Art Gallery on Sunday, May 17.
  • Art Fair 562: Shop at the Listerman Brewing Co. in Norwood on Saturday, May 23.
  • One Night One Craft PLUS: Wearable Flowers ($): Make flower crowns and boutonnieres at the Contemporary Arts Center on Wednesday, May 27.
  • The OFF Market: The first Oakley Fancy Flea of the season is happening Saturday, May 30.
  • Gem City Flea: Dayton’s first flea is also going on Saturday, May 30.

thanks for making our craft show awesome!

It was a rainy day, but our spring show was a big success! Big thanks go out to our sponsors, our trusty volunteers, our resident DJ Ben Davis, the incredible staff of the Clifton Cultural Arts Center and the 50 vendors who traveled from near and far to be with us. But especially to the 2,000+ shoppers who braved the rain to come hang out at the show!

Cheers to Dojo Gelato, C’est Cheese, Fireside Pizza, La Terza CoffeeMacaron Bar, and Red Sesame Korean BBQ for keeping us well-fed throughout the day!

Set up and getting ready to feed the masses at the spring @craftysupermarket at @ccaccincinnati . Come on down to see us & get your fix!

A photo posted by C'est Cheese Food Truck (@cestcheesecincy) on

A hip hip hooray to Half Hazard Press for designing and printing the beautiful totes for our swag bags:

Our swag bags for tomorrow's show are #screenprinted by @halfhazardpress!

A photo posted by Crafty Supermarket (@craftysupermkt) on

And a crafty salute to this lady who was first in line for one of those swag bags shortly after 9 a.m.!

First in line for a #swag bag! @ccaccincinnati #craftysupermarket

A photo posted by Crafty Supermarket (@craftysupermkt) on

Thanks are due to the fine folks of the Contemporary Arts Center and the Cincinnati Main Library’s MakerSpace for running the hands-on maker table all day.

Here are a few more of our favorite shots from the show on Instagram!

Great rainy day event! 😍✌️🎨 #craftysupermarket #cincinnati

A photo posted by Kelsey Folzenlogen (@kelseyfolzenlogen) on

Two more hours to shop at the @ccaccincinnati ! #Cincinnati #craftshow #makersgonnamake

A photo posted by Crafty Supermarket (@craftysupermkt) on

Our next show is Nov. 28 at the Music Hall Ballroom, and application info for vendors will be posted in July. Stay crafty!

Chris + Grace

today is the day of the show!

Are you ready to shop?! The spring Crafty Supermarket show is today from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. in Cincinnati’s Clifton Gaslight District, with 50 awesome vendors, delicious local food, hands-on craft activities and the stylings of DJ Ben Davis. See you there!

Check out our visitor’s guide for everything you need to know to have an awesome day at our show!


What: Crafty Supermarket’s Spring Show!
 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, April 25, 2015
Where: Clifton Cultural Arts Center, 3711 Clifton Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45220
Cost: Free to the public!



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