The Crafty Supermarket
|The Crafty Supermarket will be at the Music
Hall Ballroom November 23.
As hard as it is to believe, the holiday season is right around the corner. It’s finally time to break out the winter boots, hang the decorations, and of course buy presents! While you’d love to shop local and get unique items for everyone on your list, you certainly don’t have the time for that. Or do you?
The Crafty Supermarket, held November 23 from 11am-6pm at the Music Hall Ballroom, aims to be just the solution you’re looking for. This year, they’re hosting 90 makers, who had to apply to get into the event, that will showcase unique and handcrafted items for everyone you’re buying for — including yourself!
“Crafty Supermarket is the biggest show in the Tri-State devoted to handmade. We’re an indie craft show,” says Grace Dobush, co-organizer of Crafty Supermarket. “Our makers range from the traditional to the totally trendy, and we’ve got people who are just starting out as well as folks who make a living making and selling things.”
The business started in 2009 as a little show in the back room of the Northside Tavern. Now, four years later, they are going to be putting on the craft show in the Music Hall Ballroom for the very first time ever.
The Music Hall Ballroom is located at 1241 Elm St., Cincinnati, OH 45202. “We have been at the Clifton Cultural Arts Center for the last three years, but our holiday shows were really pushing the limits of the space we had there,” says Dobush.
Since the space at Music Hall is much larger, they were able to bump up the number of vendors from 50 to almost 90 for this show. The vendors were selected from more than 200 applications from all over the eastern United States.
Dobush alongside of her business partner, Chris Salley Davis, go through the applications multiple times separately and then in congress to come up with the final roster. “We’re really excited to be able to have a larger space for our vendors and shoppers, plus more room for crafting areas and a cash bar! Plus, the parking on Central Parkway and under Washington Park will make it super easy for folks driving down to find a spot,” says Dobush.
The Crafty Supermarket is completely free for shoppers to attend. The first 100 shoppers of the day get one of their swag bags full of crafty goodies, samples and coupons. “We’ve got people making and selling everything from clothing and baby goods to ceramics and housewares to posters and stationery to crazy toys and lots of gorgeous jewelry,” says Dobush.
Along with vendors bringing items for the public to buy, there will also be multiple salespersons with food. This is very essential to have at each event, so you can make a day of it and get to go to Crafty Supermarket and not go hungry.
For more information on Crafty Supermarket, visit CraftySupermarket.com or visit them on Facebook.