I’d say Crafty Supermarket was an amazing success! We had more than 1,000 shoppers come out the day of the show—there were even 100 people in line to get in when we finally opened our doors! (Extra thanks to the first woman in line, who showed up around 10:30 a.m. and held the door for crafters loading their stuff into the Tavern.) Needless to say, the 50 swag bags were gone within minutes of noon.
A huge thanks to all the shoppers—where the heck did you all come from? Your enthusiasm was absolutely radical.
And I’ve got to give an extra big thanks to our sponsors, who made it possible to reach out to the community and do some craft education!
But the biggest thanks goes to the crafters—you guys rocked it hard.
People kept asking when our next show was going to be. Some even suggested Crafty Supermarket should be monthly. (whoa!) We definitely want this to be an annual event, at the very least! We’re going to regroup and set up an e-mail list and get our stuff together. Stay subscribed to the blog, and you’ll be among the first to know when the next show hits.
grace and alisha
VisuaLingual is a small design and print studio located in Over-the-Rhine, Cincinnati. Our practice is based on a passion for multidisciplinary theory and research, which we translate to visual language inscribed onto paper, screen, and the environment. We visualize aspects of places through self-authored and commission based work. By keeping our operation compact and flexible, we are able to deeply explore the idiosyncrasies of hyper-localized cultural production, focusing on Cincinnati and beyond.
Born in Gdynia, Poland and raised in Gdynia and Brooklyn, Maya Drozdz received her BA in Philosophy+Critical Theory from Cornell University and her MFA in 2D Design from Cranbrook Academy of Art. Her interests center on graphic design theory, particularly its intersection with popular culture and the urban environment. Her professional experience includes identity, print, interaction, and environmental design, as well as teaching, lecturing, writing, and curating worldwide design exhibits.
Michael Stout was born and raised in Indianapolis. He received his BFA in Visual Communication from the Herron School of Art and Design and his MCP from the University of Cincinnati. Michael’s interests include urban geography, cartography, architecture, urban design, and typography. His professional experience incorporates these interests into print, identity, fashion, environmental, and experimental design projects for exhibits and publications.
in preparing for this epic indie craft show, we’re looking for sponsors! if you’re a cincinnati business or a crafty business or just a supporter of craft, you can reserve a space in our show program and reach out to the hundreds of people we expect for this show.
A quarter page (2 3/8 x 3 7/8 inches) is $20
A half page (5 x 3 7/8 inches) is $35
A full page (5 x 8 inches) is $60
We’re also collecting promo items for our swag bags, which is a great way to reach our crafty audience. For more info, or to reserve your space, contact me at grace dot dobush at gmail dot com.
Holy crap, what a response! Alisha and I have our work cut out for us, but we will notify all vendor applicants whether they were accepted for Crafty Supermarket by Oct. 10. There is no doubt in our minds that this is going to be a kick-ass craft show.
Gather your thoughts, round up your pix, get your typin’ hat on and submit your work! The deadline is Wednesday, Sept. 30. When the clock strikes 12, we will all turn into pumpkins and fire up the old Excel to start digging in!
Click here to fill out the application to be a vendor at the very first Crafty Supermarket
Cincinnati is gonna get rocked this fall by Crafty Supermarket, the first indie craft show in the ‘nati! Mark your calendars: Crafty Supermarket is going down 12-6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21.
Craftiness will take over the back room of the Northside Tavern, AND we’ll have copies of my book on hand! A book release party for Crafty Superstar: Turn Your Crafts into Extra Cash, Keep Your Day Job, and Basically Have It All will follow the show.
Vendors will include local and national crafters—watch for application info coming soon.