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Food Vendor Spotlight

December 1st is just around the corner! Let’s get real, shoppers need fuel and we have the best around. Check out these food vendors and make your shopping and meal list. Challenge: eat at least one thing from each, you will thank us later!

Adesso Coffee

Adesso Coffee

Cheese N Chong

Cheese N Chong

Dojo Gelato

Dojo Gelato

Eli’s BBQ

Eli’s BBQ

Macaron Bar

Macaron Bar

The Screaming Goat

The Screaming Goat

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New Vendors!!!

The best thing about each show is meeting new makers! Help us give these makers, vending Crafty Supermarket for the first time, a big Queen City welcome. Save your pennies people! This show is on fire!

Each show we try to have a blend of returning favorites, local vendors, makers from beyond our city limits and some awesome newbies! Here are some stats to show you what to expect:

  • 52% of the makers are Cincinnati peeps
  • 71% of the makers are from Ohio
  • 20% are newbies showing for the first time at Crafty Supermarket.

Check out this batch of makers vending Crafty Supermarket for the first time!

Clayflower Studios

Fathom House Art

GUDWKND

Hazelmade

Jellykoe

KIRBY KLOTH

Merry Fiber Arts

Nerfect Artistic Novelties

Pointelle Design

Pop Rocket Creations

PotHead Pottery

ShayMade

Sinisters

The Heart Dept.

The Robot Consortium
Trinket & Crow
Wild Helix

Wolf Bomb

essential info for shoppers

Are you ready for the big Crafty Supermarket Holiday show? We sure are, and so are our 100 makers! Here’s all the info you need to have a successful day out, including insider info, a parking map and detailed directions to Music Hall.

Essentials

What: Crafty Supermarket’s Spring Show
When: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, December 1, 2018
Where: Music Hall Ballroom at 1241 Elm St., Cincinnati, OH 45202
Cost: Free to the public!

Directions

The Music Hall Ballroom at 1241 Elm St., Cincinnati, OH 45202, on the southern end of Music Hall, right across the street from Washington Park in Over-the-Rhine. Many buses stop within a few blocks of Music Hall — plan your trip at Go Metro.

Here are detailed Google Maps directions to Music Hall:

Parking

Music Hall is right next to Washington Park in Over-the-Rhine, with plenty of parking nearby. The garage across Central Parkway is open but you will have to walk around to the Elm Street entrance now that the covered skywalk is gone. There’s also easily accessed parking under Washington Park — from there you’ll go across Elm Street and take the stairs up to the ballroom or use the newly installed passenger elevator for easy access.

 

Insider advice

  • Want one of our 100 swag bags? Arrive early! By the time the show starts at 11 a.m., we usually have a good line going. The swag bags will be available from the Elm Street entrance.
  • If you arrive at the Music Hall Ballroom before the show opens at 11 a.m., please wait in line. The line forms outdoors so come prepared and bring a friend to keep you company! We can’t allow shoppers in the venue until the show officially starts for everyone’s safety!
  • Many of our vendors accept credit cards, but not all of them do, so we recommend bringing cash to the show. There are ATMs in Washington Park across the street if you need one.
  • We love pets, but the only animals allowed inside the show are service animals.
  • Ben Davis of Bad Veins will be spinning tunes all day as our in-house DJ.
  • If you prefer to leisurely peruse all our vendors’ wares, come in the afternoon! Things will slow down after 4 p.m., and our vendors are well-stocked so you don’t have to worry about missing the good stuff!
  • In terms of food at the show, we’ll have food trucks outside and some food vendors inside, plus a cash bar.
  • Music Hall is located in the heart of OTR. You can easily spend a whole day in the neighborhood. The OTR Chamber has a great map you can explore here! There are tons of great shops to check out. Make a day of it!

Finally, if you want to scope out the new talent before you arrive, the new vendor spotlight here. Make your list and check it twice! Thank you so much for checking out our show and supporting handmade this holiday season at the longest standing indie crafty show in Cincinnati. We can’t wait to see you!

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OMG!!! 2018 Holiday Vendor Announcement!!!

The 2018 holiday maker list is live! Make your shopping list and check it twice for the holiday edition of Crafty Supermarket on December 1st at Music Hall Ballroom from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. More information to come. Don’t forget the first 100 shoppers get a custom swag bag designed this season by our pal James Billiter and printed by DIY Printing. Mark your calendar peeps!

Applications Now Open!

We are excited to return again to the Music Hall ballroom on Saturday, December 1st for the much anticipated holiday edition of Crafty Supermarket. Applications are now open. Are you a shopper? Mark your calendars! Are you a maker looking to sell your goods? Apply by September 1! Do you know a maker who should apply? Tell them to get on it!

If you are just finding Crafty Supermarket for the first time you can follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to stay in the loop. You can also check out the maker list from past shows to get an idea about what you’ll find at our next show.

Thanks for tuning in, see you in December!

2018 New Spring Vendor Spotlight

We are stoked about our vendor list for the spring show at Music Hall Ballroom on May 12, 2018. Each show we try to have a blend of returning favorites, local vendors, makers from beyond our city limits and some newbies! Here are some stats to show you what to expect:

  • 46% of the makers are Cincinnati peeps
  • 70% of the makers are from Ohio
  • 31% are newbies showing for the first time at Crafty Supermarket.

Check out this batch of makers vending Crafty Supermarket for the first time!

139made, Dayton, KY

Barefoot Bee Studio, Independence, KY

Bee Mine Sunshine LLC, Oregonia, OH

Bethany Rose Pottery, Melbourne, KY

Brieck Draw, Columbus, OH

Carmela’s Garden, Liberty Twp, OH

Cincinnati Cruiser LLC, Cincinnati, OH

Design & Curiosity Studio, Cincinnati, OH

Doodles On The Daily, Covington, KY

 

Fiber Art by Lauren Dupps, Cincinnati, OH

Ink + Craft, Loveland, OH

Kylie Meiser Design, Cincinnati, OH

Little Chicago Clothing Co., East Sparta, OH


LPK Makers, Cincinnati, OH

Mae Honeybee, Cincinnati, OH

Meghan McCrary, Knoxville, TN

MeSseD Comics, Cincinnati, OH

Michelle Starbuck Designs, Chicago, IL

Midwest Handcrafted Goods, Waco, TX

MoonForest Studio, Cincinnati, OH

Olivia Saulnier, Cincinnati, OH

Paper + Petal, Cincinnati, OH

Plan-It Planet, Cincinnati, OH

Pokeycan, Delaware, OH

Smitten, Indianapolis, IN

The abbydid Millinery, Cincinnati, OH

The Alpaca Shop, New Richmond, OH

The Bathing Goddess, Cincinnati, OH

The Emerald Brush Co, Cincinnati, OH

treats, St. Louis, MO

Tryst Studios, Milford, OH

Woven Wonder, Cincinnati, OH

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Spring Show Moving to Music Hall!

Lucca Laser Workshop

That’s right on May 12, 2018 we are moving to Music Hall for our spring show from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.! We have loved our years at the Clifton Cultural Arts Center and with their pending building changes we are using this as an opportunity to grow our spring show and bring it to the heart of our lovely city.

The holiday show reminded us how much shoppers and makers love the historic Music Hall Ballroom so this move couldn’t come at a better time! We had an AMAZING day of shopping in December and we want to flood the ballroom with makers and shoppers again and we couldn’t wait another year.

Our spring show is a great time to get ready for spring from t-shirt shopping to a new bag for sunglasses and sunscreen. You can also stock up on cards for birthdays, anniversaries and occasions just to say I LIKE YOU! Let’s not forget that May 12th is Mother’s Day weekend! Bring your mama and your mama’s mama if you are so lucky and have a fun day in the city. Washington Park will be busting with energy and you can sneak away from the hot sun as you shop local with some of the most talented makers in the Midwest.Interested in being one of those makers? Click here for more information.

Yes, it was -6 degrees when we woke up this morning so this all sounds like the best day ever right? See you May 12th!

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Small Business Saturday Shopping Guide

This weekend kicks off the holiday shopping season. We know you are DYING to shop at Crafty Supermarket’s holiday market on December 2 at Music Hall but also might have a few things you want to mark off your list this weekend. An investment in your local community is more likely to stay in your local community than if you spend it in a big box store or even online from the comfort of your own home. There are some great shops around our beautiful city that will treat you right and help you find what you are looking for. Here’s our guide! Start by waking up at a respectable hour and proceed down the list.

Redtree Art Gallery and Coffee Shop

First start your morning at Redtree Gallery and Coffee Shop in Oakley, you can get your coffee fix and check out local handmade items while you do it. Relax and enjoy yourself! Ask the staff there for other shop recommendations around there. There are tons to chose from.

Tara Heilman owner of Robot Inside

Swing up to Robot Inside. Tara the owner is the nicest person ever and she offers handmade goods plus you can sign up for classes while you are at it!

Silk Road Textile

Now it’s time to stock up on supplies so you can start making yourself!  Head to Silk Road Textiles in College Hill. They have the yummiest yarn and fabric selection and you can  sign up for classes. If you need more caffeine you can refuel at College Hill Coffee. You can also stop by Fern to grab some plants to keep your house feeling alive as we head into winter.

NVISION

Next you’re going to head down the hill  into Northside. In route you are going to stop off at Nvision. She offers an impressively curated collection of vintage clothing and furniture. Forget the midcentury modern remakes that are everywhere right now, she has the REAL DEAL! She also has a small selection of handmade goods too and regular art openings.

Shake It Records

It’s time  to head to Shake It Records, if you need more vintage, you can also stop at Chicken Lays and Egg on your way. Shake It is famous for their record collection but they also have an amazing book, card and gift section. As you head in, admire the handprinted store front sign as you walk in. It’s sweet!

The Hoop and Needle

Next make your way up to the Chocolate Bee where you can buy beautiful chocolate gifts made by Chocolats Latour and beeswax goods made by Bee Haven Honey.  A few doors down you’ll find The Hoop & Needle, they offer an amazing assortment of stitching supplies.  Their store front is also the BEST. If you need more vintage before you leave Northside, Casablanca has you covered!

Dojo Gelato

Ok, now it’s time to head downtown. Stop by Findlay Market for lunch at Eli’s BBQ and grab a treat from Dojo Gelato. They are a magical pair. Be sure to wander through the market before you head down to Mica 12/v. I’d like to live inside this shop. It is so well curated and just perfectly arranged. You can find a gift for every person on your list here.

Lucca Laser Workshop

Then you’ll walk a few blocks to Main Street, grab a snack at Macaron Bar before you hit Lucca Laser Workshop and Indigo Hippo! Lucca has amazing custom options as well as ready to buy pieces. Indigo Hippo offers repurposed supplies and they have a great show hanging right now featuring local artists!

Handzy Shop and Studio

Now it’s time to head over to Covington, yes technically you aren’t in Cincinnati anymore BUT this place is worth the trip away from home, Handzy is an awesome little retail shop and design studio offering a variety of handmade items. It’s all run by two BFFs. Tell them we said HI!

Manitou Candle

Last of all you need something for yourself so you can go home and relax. Head east to Manitou Candle Co., they have every scent you’ll ever want! Perfect gift for those people you love who have everything or it’s the perfect touch to make your house all cozy as you put up for feet for the night. They are also super nice peeps.

What an exhausting day! This list is absolutely not complete, we actually started out with a goal to list ten businesses but got carried away. There are tons of other local businesses to support in our awesome city of entrepreneurs and makers. Get out there but make sure you save some funds for Crafty Supermarket on December 2 at Music Hall y’all! You’ll find many of these business there and much more.

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