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august calendar of craft, art and design events in cincinnati

Who’s ready to get crafty? The craft, design and creative entrepreneurship scene is growing every month in Cincinnati, and these are the best things to do in the Queen City for August:

  • Life’s a Pitch: Check out the business ideas from the latest class of MORTAR graduates in Walnut Hills on Tuesday, August 2.
  • Drink and Draw: And stitch and sip with the Hoop and Needle at the Contemporary Arts Center on Thursday, August 4.
  • Northside Summer Market: It’s a big garage sale and art fair combined into one big neighborhood festival on Saturday, August 6!
  • Art on Vine: This monthly art show takes over Fountain Square on Sunday, August 7.
  • Big Art Party: The Evendale Cultural Arts Center is hosting a big interactive arts festival on Friday, August 12.
  • Hamilton Flea: This northern suburb hosts an urban market of its own on Saturday, August 13.
  • Second Sunday on Main: Shop with vendors and retailers monthly on Main Street in Over-the-Rhine on Sunday, August 14.
  • The City Flea: Shop the big flea and a new kids market in Over-the-Rhine’s beautiful Washington Park on Saturday, August 20.
  • Art After Dark: Enjoy a beer at the Cincinnati Art Museum the evening of Friday, August 26.
  • The OFF Market: Shop the day away in Oakley Square on Saturday, August 27.
  • Cincy Summer Streets: Northside is taking it to the streets on Sunday, August 28.

 

july calendar of craft, art and design events in cincinnati

Summer in the city is the best time! These are the top crafty things to do in Cincinnati for July:

  • Art on Vine: This monthly art show celebrates Independence Day at Fountain Square on Sunday, July 3.
  • Drink and Draw: Booze your own adventure with Chase Public at the Contemporary Arts Center on Thursday, July 7.
  • Hamilton Flea: This northern suburb hosts an urban market of its own on Saturday, July 9.
  • Second Sunday on Main: Shop with vendors and retailers monthly on Main Street in Over-the-Rhine on Sunday, July 10.
  • One Night One Craft ($): Make a map of your experiments at the Contemporary Arts Center on Wednesday, July 13.
  • The City Flea: Shop the big flea in Over-the-Rhine’s beautiful Washington Park on Saturday, July 16.
  • One Night One Craft ($): Turn an old shirt into mudcloth at the CAC on Wednesday, July 20.
  • The Good People Festival: Enjoy music, craft activities and artisan vendors in Covington on Sunday, July 24.
  • CAC Makerspace ($): Learn how to incorporate circuits into your sewing at the CAC on Wednesday, July 27.
  • Art After Dark: Enjoy a cocktail at the Cincinnati Art Museum the evening of Friday, June 29.
  • The OFF Market: Shop the day away in Oakley Square on Saturday, July 30.

Save the date: Applications will be posted July 15 for our big holiday show, happening this year at the University of Cincinnati Rec Center on Saturday Nov. 19!

june calendar of art, craft and design events in cincinnati

It’s festival season in Cincinnati, and how! These are the best artsy and craftsy things to do in Cincinnati for June:

  • Drink and Draw: Draw some dogs at this monthly art happening at the Contemporary Arts Center on Thursday, June 2.
  • Summerfair: This annual art festival will draw thousands of people to Coney Island Friday to Sunday, June 3 to 5.
  • Art on Vine: This monthly art show moves down to Fountain Square on Sunday, June 5.
  • Hamilton Flea: This northern suburb hosts an urban market of its own on Saturday, June 11.
  • Northside Second Saturdays: The Hoop and Needle is having its first anniversary party and a big destash sale on Saturday, June 11.
  • Summer Pottery Sale: Queen City Clay opens up their studios with this big sale on Saturday, June 11.
  • Second Sunday on Main: Shop with vendors and retailers monthly on Main Street in Over-the-Rhine on Sunday, June 12.
  • The City Flea: Shop the big flea in Washington Park in Over-the-Rhine, including a mobile art gallery by POPP=D Art on Saturday, June 18.
  • Worldwide Knit in Public Day: Get your needles and go to the Contemporary Arts Center on Saturday, June 18.
  • One Night One Craft ($): Make floral wearables at the Contemporary Arts Center on Wednesday, June 22.
  • Art After Dark: Have a few cocktails at the Cincinnati Art Museum the evening of Friday, June 24.
  • The OFF Market: Shop the day away in Oakley Square on Saturday, June 25.

today is the spring show!

Who’s ready to get crafty? The spring Crafty Supermarket show is today from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Clifton Cultural Arts Center in Cincinnati’s Clifton Gaslight District, with 50 awesome vendors, delicious local food, hands-on craft activities and the stylings of DJ Ben Davis. See you there!

Check out our insider shopping guide for everything you need to know to have an awesome day at our show, including parking information!

Essentials

What: Crafty Supermarket’s Spring Show!
When:
 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, May 7, 2016
Where: Clifton Cultural Arts Center, 3711 Clifton Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45220
Cost: Free to the public!

get crafty at our spring show!

Feel like getting crafty yourself? While you shop at Crafty Supermarket on Saturday, May 7, you can also try your hand at some crafts provided by local arts organizations! Here’s what you can make at the show:

Indigo Hippo — all day!

Create a glitter jar that’s like a mini snow globe! Sometimes a moment to process what you’re feeling is all you need. Watching something soothing slows down your breathing and helps your mental and emotional body reset. You can also get creative with some coloring pages — it’s your call whether to draw inside or outside the lines. Indigo Hippo will also be collecting gently used art supplies!

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ArtWorks Cincinnati — all day!

You’ve seen the amazing murals that ArtWorks creates around Cincinnati. Do you have a great idea for a mural yourself? You can draw your own with coloring pages from ArtWorks!

Contemporary Arts Center — 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

The education team from the Contemporary Arts Center will be on hand with custom coloring pages as well as all the makings to create your own floral crown.

Cut and Sewn — 2:30 to 6 p.m.

This Northside seamstress will be leading Learn To Sew Mini Session to show you how to sew on a button. Take back your shirts by learning the essential skill of sewing on those pesky buttons. Learn to thread your needle correctly, make a know that will last, and sew on a button that will actually stay on. Cut and Sewn will provide buttons, thread and needles along with an instructional zine with everything you need to know.

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may art, craft and design events in cincinnati

Hoo boy, there are so many artsy craftsy things to do in Cincinnati in May! Festival season is really kicking off, and we’ve got an embarrassment of riches in the Queen City:

  • May the Fourth Be With You: Experience Star Wars through art at the Brew House in Walnut Hills on Wednesday, May 4.
  • Drink and Draw: Have a whale of a good time at this monthly art happening at the Contemporary Arts Center on Thursday, May 5.
  • Teen Art Thing: Teens can get crazy with art at the CAC the evening of Friday, May 6.
  • Crafty Supermarket! Our spring show is happening 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Clifton Cultural Arts Center on Saturday, May 7.
  • Spring Pottery Fair: The Clay Alliance takes over Woodburn Avenue in Walnut Hills on Saturday, May 7. 
  • Rhinegeist Maker Day: The Makerspace at the downtown library is hosting a day of making at everybody’s favorite OTR brewery on Saturday, May 7.
  • Northside Art in the Park: Artists will take over Hoffner Park all day Saturday, May 7.
  • Incline District Street Fair: Celebrate East Price Hill at this monthly summer event starting Saturday, May 14.
  • Hamilton Flea: This northern suburb is starting an urban market of its own on Saturday, May 14.
  • Sunset Salons: Art and Antiques: Learn about the appraisal process at the Clifton Cultural Arts Center on Wednesday, May 18.
  • The City Flea + Art on Vine: The first Flea of the year corresponds with Art on Vine and Summer Celebration at Washington Park in OTR on Saturday, May 21.
  • Art After Dark: Party at the Cincinnati Art Museum the evening of Friday, May 27.
  • The OFF Market: Shop the day away in Oakley Square on Saturday, May 28.

great eats at our spring craft show

Getting crafty can really work up an appetite! Lucky for you, we’ve got great local food vendors who are going to be with us for our spring craft show at the Clifton Cultural Arts Center in Cincinnati on Saturday, May 7! Here are all the things you can eat:

dojo-gelato

Dojo Gelato: Delicious gelato in limited edition flavors! They’re now expanding from their home in Findlay Market to Northside!

Fireside Pizza Wagon: We loved their brick oven pizza even before they opened their great restaurant in Walnut Hills! They’re firing up the mobile oven for us on May 7.

la-terza-coffee

La Terza Artisan Coffee Roasterie: Excellent espresso and coffee drinks to help keep your energy up!

 

 

Macaron Bar: Colorful almond cookies in flavors you wouldn’t believe! This shop started in OTR and now has outposts in Hyde Park, Kenwood and Loveland!

 

 

Quite Frankly: Hot dog! This mobile food vendor specializes in tasty meats. 

 

 

Street Chef Brigade: Street food with an attitude! The menu changes daily, but you can count on it to be hearty and comforting!

RSVP for our spring show on Facebook here, and invite all your friends!

april art, craft and design events in cincinnati

It’s time to get out of the house and enjoy the spring weather while supporting local artists! These are the best crafty things to do in Cincinnati that we know about for April:

  • Essex Studios Art Walk: Explore all the artists inhabiting this Walnut Hills studio center the evenings of Friday and Saturday, April 1 and 2.
  • Crafty Mart Mom and Pop Shop: Going up north? Hit up this indie craft show in Akron, OH, on Saturday, April 2.
  • The City Flea: Shop at a mini-market in honor of the Reds’ Opening Day in Washington Park on Monday, April 4!
  • Makerspace: Circuit Circus: Be a part of a crazy project for the Oxford Kinetics Festival at the Contemporary Arts Center on Wednesday, April 6.
  • Drink and Draw: Get artsy in the lobby of the CAC with L.D. Nehls on Thursday, April 7.
  • Tidal Arts x Tech Challenge: ArtsWave is connecting the arts and tech communities in this weekend-long hackathon Friday to Sunday, April 8 to 10.
  • Art on Vine: Shop with lots of local makers at Rhinegeist on Sunday, April 17.
  • Oxford Kinetics Festival: Makers rejoice at this family-friendly festival on the campus of Miami University on Sunday, April 17.
  • Craftin’ Outlaws: This major craft show in downtown Columbus, OH, is all day Saturday, April 24.
  • ArtWorks Breakfast: Join city leaders for networking and talks at the Duke Energy Center on Tuesday, April 26.
  • DAAPworks: See the best work from UC’s design, art, architecture and planning students from Tuesday to Saturday, April 26 to 30.
  • Bloomington Handmade Market: Take a little trip to Bloomington, IN, for this sweet indie craft show on Saturday, April 30.

Our next show is Saturday, May 7, at the Clifton Cultural Arts Center in Cincinnati’s Gaslight District. See you there!