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shopper tips for the spring edition of crafty supermarket

Thank you for your interest in our spring Crafty Supermarket show! We are EXCITED, and so are our 50 awesome crafters, artists and designers! Here’s all the info you need to have a successful day at our craft show, including insider advice, a parking map and detailed directions.

Essentials

What: Crafty Supermarket’s Spring Show!
When:
 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, April 29, 2917
Where: Clifton Cultural Arts Center, 3711 Clifton Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45220
Cost: Free to the public!

Directions

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, 19, 51 and 78 buses have stops within a half-mile of the CCAC. Get more details at go-metro.com.

Here are detailed Google Maps directions:

Parking

The closest parking is in the Clifton Recreation Center lot right behind the CCAC. You can also park by the Fairview German School — enter from McAlpin Avenue or from Clifton Avenue — or use the lot behind the Church of the Nazarene on Clifton Avenue. There’s also plenty of free street parking around the Clifton Gaslight neighborhood. If you’d like to take a stroll, the CCAC is only a 15-minute walk from the Ludlow business district, where there are also public parking lots. Here’s a map of where our shoppers can park:

CCAC crafty supermarket parking map

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? Plan to arrive early! By the time the show starts at 11 a.m., we usually have a line.
  • If you arrive at the CCAC before the show opens at 11 a.m., please wait outside. People will still be setting up their displays, and things can get a little crazy in there!
  • 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 a lighter crowd, come in the afternoon! Things usually slow down after 3 p.m. Our vendors bring plenty of stock, so you don’t have to worry about people being sold out!
  • We love animals, but please don’t bring your dog inside the CCAC during the show unless it is a service animal!
  • If you’ve got kids in strollers, we recommend coming to the show in the afternoon. Things can get very crowded, which can be overwhelming for tots!
  • If you wanna get in the maker spirit, we’ll have free hands-on craft activities all day, provided by the Fat Quarter in the first half of the show and Indigo Hippo in the afternoon, as well as Queen City Clay, DIY Printing, Cincinnati Art Museum and ArtWorks Cincinnati.
  • DJ Ben Davis of Bad Veins and PictureMusic will be spinning tunes all day.
  • We’ll have seven local food vendors at the show with tasty treats including:

Dojo Gelato

Fireside Pizza

La Terza Coffee

Macaron Bar

Street Chef Brigade

Red Sesame

Best Thing Smokin’

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