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last minute show advice!

Are you stoked for the big show this weekend? We sure are, and so are our 50+ awesome crafters! Here’s all the info you need to have a successful shopping trip, including insider info, a parking map and detailed directions.


What: Crafty Supermarket’s Spring Show!
 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, May 5, 2011
Where: Clifton Cultural Arts Center, 3711 Clifton Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45220
Cost: Free to the public!

Insider advice

  • Got a wheelchair or a stroller? There’s an elevator on the west side of the building off the driveway between the CCAC and the recreation center.
  • Want one of our 100 swag bags? Get in line real early! By the time the show starts at 11 a.m., we usually have a line around the block.
  • If you arrive at the CCAC before the show opens at 11 a.m., please wait in the stairs or the hall by the elevator. People will still be setting up their displays, and things can get a little crazy!
  • Many of our vendors accept credit cards, but not all of them do, so we recommend bringing cash to the show. There’s no ATM on site, but there are plenty on Ludlow Avenue, about a half-mile south of the CCAC.
  • Want to shop in peace? We totally understand—some folks just don’t like crowds. If you prefer to leisurely peruse all our vendors’ wares, come in the afternoon! Things usually slow down after 3 p.m.
  • We love animals, but please don’t bring your dog inside the CCAC during the show. (Unless it is a service animal, of course!)
  • If you’ve got little ones, especially if they’re in strollers, we recommend coming to the show after the initial rush. Things can get very crowded, which can be overwhelming for tots!
  • If you wanna get crafty, the BombShells will show you how to do yarn crafts at the show from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. And then we’ll have a demo on buttonmaking from 3-6 p.m!
  • Music at the show will be provided all day by Ben Davis of the PROJECTMILL collective.
  • Yelp! will be offering free gift wrapping at our show! You’ll find them at the front of the hall near the door.


The Clifton Cultural Arts Center in the Gaslight District is at 3711 Clifton Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45220. It’s right at the corner of Clifton and McAlpin avenues. The 17, 18, 19, 39 and 78 buses have stops within a half mile of the CCAC. Get more details at

Here are detailed Google Maps directions:


The closest parking is in the Clifton Rec Center lot right behind the CCAC, but if it fills up, you can park behind the Fairview German School—enter from McAlpin Avenue or from Clifton Avenue. There’s also plenty of street parking around the Clifton Gaslight neighborhood.

Crafty Supermarket map

3 Comments Post a comment
  1. Thanks, you’ve answered pretty much every question I have!

    May 5, 2012

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