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ohio craft show love!

ohio craft shows, november 2012

This Saturday, Nov. 17, is going to be extra crafty, because not only is it Crafty Supermarket day, Columbus is also having its big craft show that day. Craftin’ Outlaws usually happens in October, but because of scheduling it falls on the same day as Crafty Supermarket this year. We know some of our crafty fans like to go to both shows, so we have a challenge for the adventurous:

Shop at both Crafty Supermarket and Craftin’ Outlaws on Nov. 17!

Take a picture of yourself at each show as photographic proof, and present the pictures to the organizers at your last show, and you’ll get a super swag bag for your efforts! The shows are about 2 hours apart (links to directions below), which is totally doable for a fall road trip.

Craftin’ Outlaws is at The Gateway Film Center in Columbus, Ohio. General admission is free, and doors are open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. This “alternative craft fair” was started in 2005 for DIYers to sell their hip handmade wares to people looking for one-of-a-kind gifts. It’s one of the longest-running indie craft shows in the Midwest! Check out the vendor list here.

Crafty Supermarket is at the Clifton Cultural Arts Center in Cincinnati. Admission is free, and doors are open 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Founded in 2009, Crafty Supermarket is an indie craft show of metropolitan proportions that showcases crafters, artists and makers from all over North America and draws shoppers from Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky. Check out the vendor list here.

Going north? Directions from Crafty Supermarket to Craftin’ Outlaws:

Going south? Directions from Craftin’ Outlaws to Crafty Supermarket:

send in your swag!

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 show off 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 May 1 to:

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

Our 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!

wanna get in our swag bags?

The first 50 shoppers at Crafty Supermarket (and our esteemed vendors) will get swag bags full of goodies! If you want to promote your craft business, project or local store, you can send in promotional items or samples to be included in the bags. These can be postcards, business cards, stickers, coupons, flyers, samples or anything else you dream up that’s smaller than a breadbox.

Send in up to 75 (we prefer at least 50) of your item by Nov. 10, and we’ll put it in the swag bags for the lucky shoppers to see! You can mail your stuff to:

Grace Dobush
The Artist’s Magazine
4700 E. Galbraith Road
Cincinnati, OH 45220

Because this is a family-friendly event, we ask that your promo items have no profanity or nudity.