This form serves as an application for Crafty Mart's Ohio Maker Box.  Any maker in Ohio is encouraged to apply.  There is no application fee needed to apply and no fee to pay when are accepted.  

Last year, we came up with the idea of offering the Crafty Mart community a Maker Box that supported local artists as well as satisfied shoppers during the pandemic when we could not gather in person.  We learned a lot about how to streamline our efforts in 2020, and we are moving forward with a quarterly Maker Box to be offered in 2021.  We will offer a Spring Box beginning April 1, a Summer Box beginning July 1 and a Fall Box beginning October 1 of this year.  

The boxes are juried/curated each season and invitations will be sent one month prior to launch. Your item(s) will be considered for all seasonal boxes.  

If invited, you must provide, 

1.  A high resolution image of your item for marketing purposes.

2.  Fifty of your items shipped or dropped off to the Crafty Mart office.  The address is 526 S. Main Street Suite 217, Akron OH 44311.  (Please include 50 business cards, we will put them inside the box for promotion).  Our plan is to collect items early so we can pack and ship boxes immediately to customers.

Some other things of note:

--We ask that you sell us your items using your wholesale price.  Please choose an item that can be sold to us for no more than $10.

--We may also ask you for additional promotional materials, ie Quick videos of you introducing yourself and your product, pictures of you in your work space, etc.

--We ask that you share this box on all of your socials at least 3 times to maximize shopper reach!

--Invoices for the total product amount can be sent via PayPal  to craftymart@gmail.com at the conclusion of the quarterly box sales.  We will ship unsold items back to you and you bill us for the products sold.

If you have any questions, please direct them to Cheryl Hopkins at cheryl@craftymart.org

Thank you!

The Crafty Mart Team


In partnership with The Halloween Charity Ball, Crafty Mart introduces a Halloween Mini Mart, located inside The Bounce Innovation Hub.  This promises to be an evening filled with shopping, DIY costume making, trick or treat and more!


A quick note about judging: Crafty Mart is a juried show. A panel of judges decide on which vendors will be accepted. We only accept handmade items.  The process has become drastically more competitive in the last few years. Crafty Mart tends to favor Akron-area artists, but strives to include at least 25% new vendors and at least 10% from out of town who can bring something new and different to our fine city. We also only accept no more than 25% jewelry vendors. Our goal is to provide a wide variety of options and price points to attract all types of people to our events and offer our shoppers a variety.


Unfortunately, the application fee is not refundable if you are not accepted, and you must pay a new vendor's fee each time you apply for Crafty Mart. The application process has become increasingly competitive in the past few years and it takes time to go through everyone's applications and emails.
 

Details for The Halloween Mini Mart:
 

Date: Saturday, September 25th, 2021 from 5pm--9pm
Location: Bounce Innovation Hub, 526 S. Main Street, Akron, OH 44311
Vendor Spaces: Each space is carefully measured out to be 8' x 4'. Bring your own 6 foot table and chairs.  
 

Price: $50.  There are a limited number of double-length spots available for $85.  
 Application Fee: $5
 Applications Due: Sunday, July 25, 2021
 Acceptances Sent Out: no later than Sunday, August 8th, 2021
 Vendor Fee Due: Sunday, August 25th, 2021


Public health guidelines will be followed to ensure the safety of all vendors and guests. Given the fluid nature of those guidelines, a full list of protocols will be provided to you closer to the event. Vendors should expect mandated masks, physical distancing, and increased sanitation efforts.  Vendors should also expect less booths per market to keep within the social distancing protocols.  In the event that this market is canceled due to Covid-19, Crafty Mart assures vendors that you will receive a refund of your booth fee minus processing fees.

Questions? See our Vendor FAQs: http://www.craftymart.org/vend#vendor-faqs


Still have questions? Email cheryl@craftymart.org
 

We're taking over downtown Akron for another amazing Small Business Saturday (and Sunday, too)!  Crafty Mart will be hosting vendors at our very own headquarters inside The Bounce Innovation Hub.  

A quick note about judging: Crafty Mart is a juried show. A panel of judges decide on which vendors will be accepted. We only accept handmade items and leans towards idiosyncratic items that are carefully constructed. The process has become drastically more competitive in the last few years. Crafty Mart tends to favor Akron-area artists, but strives to include at least 25% new vendors and at least 10% from out of town who can bring something new and different to our fine city. We also only accept no more than 25% jewelry vendors. Our goal is to provide a wide variety of options and price points to attract all types of people to our events and offer our shoppers a variety.

Unfortunately, the application fee is not refundable if you are not accepted, and you must pay a new vendor's fee each time you apply for Crafty Mart. The application process has become increasingly competitive in the past few years and it takes time to go through everyone's applications and emails.



Details for the 13th Annual Crafty Mart:

Date: Saturday, November 27th, 2021 from 10am to 4pm and Sunday, November 28th from 11am-3pm

Location: Bounce Innovation Hub, 526 S. Main Street, Akron, OH 44311

Vendor Spaces: Each space is carefully measured out to be 8' x 5'. Bring your own table and chairs.                                      

Price: $125.  There are a limited number of double-length spots available for $200.  

Application Fee: $10

Applications Due: Sunday, August 15th, 2021

Acceptances Sent Out: no later than Sunday, August 29th, 2021

Vendor Fee Due: Sunday, September 19th, 2021


Public health guidelines will be followed to ensure the safety of all vendors and guests. Given the fluid nature of those guidelines, a full list of protocols will be provided to you closer to the event. Vendors should expect mandated masks, physical distancing, and increased sanitation efforts.  Vendors should also expect less booths per market to keep within the social distancing protocols.  In the event that this market is canceled due to Covid-19, Crafty Mart assures vendors that you will receive a refund of your booth fee minus processing fees.





Questions? See our Vendor FAQs: http://www.craftymart.org/vend#vendor-faqs

Still have questions? Email cheryl@craftymart.org

Crafty Mart