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. Can you believe this will be our 14th year?!
Details for the 14th Annual Crafty Mart:
Date: Saturday, November 26th, 2022 from 10am to 4pm and Sunday, November 27th from 10am-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: $175. There are a limited number of double-length spots available for $250. Application Fee: $15
Applications Due: Sunday, August 21st, 2022
Acceptances Sent Out: no later than Sunday, August 28th, 2022
Vendor Fee Due: Sunday, September 18th, 2022
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. 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 20% 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. An in-depth explanation of how we jury our markets can be found on our website, craftymart.org. Find it under "Crafty Mart Maker FAQs".
A note about Covid-19: 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 may 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 at craftymart.org. Look under the "For Makers" tab.
Still have questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org
To apply, please fill out the form below. We're looking forward to seeing your work!