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january art + craft events in cincinnati

The new year is looking good for art, craft and design events in Cincinnati! Here's our monthly roundup of creative events you should know about in January 2013.

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get crafty with the contemporary arts center!

The Contemporary Arts Center in downtown Cincinnati is one of the crafty treasures of the Queen City, and last year they started doing a super-fun series called One Night One Craft. This year's season has already begun, but there are five craft nights left this summer! In two hours, you'll learn to make something awesome and maybe even make some friends! It's just $5 (for materials), and there's a cash bar if you'd like to drink a little something while you're crafting. Here's the lineup for the rest of the season...

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seeking swag for our holiday craft show!

We’ll be giving away 125 swag bags to the first lucky shoppers of the day and our trusty volunteers. Contributing swag is a great way to promote your shop, services or event to a crowd that’s really hip. (As is sponsoring Crafty Supermarket, by the way.) If you’d like to contribute promo items for your local business or crafty enterprise, please send 125 pieces by Nov. 10 to:

attn: Crafty Supermarket
4037 Hamilton Ave.
Cincinnati, OH 45223

(If you’re in town, feel free to drop your swag off during normal Fabricate hours in a box or bag labeled Crafty Supermarket!)

Previous swag bags have included coupons for local businesses, stickers from Buy Olympia, ceramic brooches, crafty magazines, scrapbooking materials, fabric, buttons, postcards and more! People line up hours ahead of the show to get a swag bag—they are that good.

Note: No pornographic, racist, sexist or vulgar materials will be used in the swag bags, and we reserve the right to refuse any materials. Keep it friendly!

save the date for crafty supermarket’s holiday show!

Our next show will be 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 19, 2011, at the Clifton Cultural Arts Center! The holiday show is always an amazing time, but we’re going to make this our best show ever!

Applications for the Holiday 2011 show will be open from July 15 to Sept. 1, 2011. The link to apply will go up on our 2011 Holiday Crafters page, and there’s all sorts of details there about who we are and who we’re looking for. We’ll notify crafters of their acceptance status by Sept. 25.


What? Crafty Supermarket’s Holiday 2011 craft show
 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19, 2011
Where? Clifton Cultural Arts Center, 3711 Clifton Ave., Cincinnati, OH
Why? Because handmade is awesome!

essential guide to crafty supermarket

So, you’ve got your shopping list made and your craft-shoppin’ sneakers at the ready. What else do you need to know? Here’s everything important:


What: Crafty Supermarket’s Spring Show!
 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, May 7, 2011
Where: Clifton Cultural Arts Center, 3711 Clifton Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45220
Cost: Free to the public!
ATM: Sadly, no ATM on site. The closest ones are on Ludlow Avenue, about a half-mile south of the venue.


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • If you’ve got little ones, you should definitely come for DIY Printing’s screenprinting demo, which will run from 3-6 p.m. Little kids and big kids alike will be able to try screenprinting and learn how to fold a paper hat!
  • Music at the show will be provided all day by Ben Davis of the PROJECTMILL collective.


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.


You can’t shop on an empty stomach! We’ll have treats from these fine folks outside the main entrance:

crafter sneak peek: stores + collectives

There is craftiness in numbers, as these folks prove:

DIY Printing
Cincinnati, OH
These crazy kids are putting on a screenprinting demo at the show!

fabricate northside

Cincinnati, OH

Cincinnati, OH

wholly craft store

Wholly Craft!
Columbus, OH

crafter sneak peek: papers + prints

When it comes to books, cards, prints or posters, Crafty Supermarket’s Spring Show has you covered:

Cordial Kitten
Indianapolis, IN

The Diggingest Girl
Covington, KY

gracie sparkles books
Cincinnati, OH

Indianapolis, IN

Not Too Pink
Chicago, IL

Cincinnati, OH

Paper Acorn
Cincinnati, OH

Perfect Laughter
Detroit, MI

Sadly Harmless
Bloomington, IN

Screen Queen
Cincinnati, OH

Sloe Gin Fizz
Ann Arbor, MI

Cincinnati, OH

crafter sneak peek: accessories

Feeling fancy? Accessories with goodies from these Crafty Supermarket vendors:

Busty’s Fun Bags
Indianapolis, IN

Indianapolis, IN

Dayton, OH

Kin Ship Press
Louisville, KY

Cincinnati, OH

Off The Beaten Path
Dayton, OH

SMARTFISH footwear
Cincinnati, OH

Sprightly Strands Boutique
Cincinnati, OH