Monday, December 27, 2010

Call to Artists- Winter Art Market Jan 20, 21, 22 & 23, 2011

Winter Art Market
January 20, 21, 22, 23, 2011

"Ohio’s Eclectically Talented Artists will be gathered in Fairview Park to showcase and sell their work. Hand Crafted Jewelry, Theater Art, Hands-on Family Activities, Fine Art, Artists Demonstrations, Musicians, Food Vendors, and Much Fun. Support Local Talent By Attending This Spectacular Event."

21599 Lorain Road Fairview Park, Ohio 44126

(in shopping Plaza next to Giant Eagle)
For more info contact Chris Young
dtgallery (at) live (dot) com or (216) 370-2414

The first jury deadline is December 31st, 2010, please email Chris Young for an application and details.

(Please note: This information is posted because it may be of interest to members of the Cleveland handmade community. Cleveland Handmade and Cleveland Handmade Markets are not affiliated with the show producers.)

Tuesday, December 14, 2010


for complete details on the Last Minute Market & Screw Factory Open Studio and the Early Bird Hour to benefit the Hunger Network of Greater Cleveland, please visit:

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Selling Opportunity at Winterfest

The Downtown Cleveland Alliance's Winterfest on Nov 27th, 2010 is looking for
artistic vendors to sell during their event. $100 for a 10'x10' supplied tent, one
110v outlet and your company name will be listed on the Downtown Cleveland Alliance
Winterfest website with a hot link. Set up is at 1pm, the Winterfest Village will be
open from 3-7pm.

If you are interested in participating in the event please contact Allie Crish at

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Market Sponsorship/Advertising Opportunity

We are excited to announce a great and affordable opportunity to advertise your business, event, or organization while helping us produce our 2010 Last Minute Market. Prices for a full color ad start at $55. Details and sign-up can be found here. You don't need to be a member and your organization can be just about any kind.

Don’t have an organization? We can also print your good-spirited message or dedication. Having “I love you, Timmy!” (for example) printed and distributed in public would make a wonderful and unique gift.

Thanks for considering it!

Monday, September 6, 2010


"There is a City Council meeting Sept 7th at 7 p.m. at Euclid City Hall on E. 222nd Street to discuss more and possibly vote on this issue. I am asking that you attend this meeting to give input on how arts and culture have positively affected your own community."

"Shore Cultural Centre is an old converted school that was built between the years of
1918 and the 1930’s. Twenty some odd years ago it was taken over by the City of
Euclid and turned into a cultural center. Due to the fact that the city was unsure
of how to manage the building, they hired a management corporation, Coral, a little
over a year ago to run the building. Coral has done a spectacular job running,
maintaining, managing and bringing in new arts, cultural, health and wellness and
community outreach tenants to the building on a limited budget.

Back in May, the City Council of Euclid approved a five year strategic plan for
Coral and the management of Shore. However, we attended the Euclid City council
meeting this past Monday night about the city approving the budget for Coral
Management Company to keep managing and improving Shore. It was eye opening, to say
the least. Coral has done an impossibly stupendous job in turning the place around
in a year, yet it doesn't look good. City Council seems unsure if Euclid should
subsidize some of the operational and capital funds Coral needs to ensure that Shore
can continue to be run successfully. It is now up for a vote on the behalf of City
Council to approve the budget to continue to operate the building. The projection
that the city would have to contribute is higher than they would like it to be. Key
aspects included in the funding are for a new boiler and the hiring of a development
director to solicit grants and private donations
that will help reduce the City of Euclid’s financial commitment.

We need your help.

All of our businesses, classes, educational opportunities, quality of life in the
Downtown Euclid area and community outreach opportunities are at stake. There is
once again talk of closing the building. This will be devastating to the downtown
area, as well as the region for many reasons: it will place a brownfield and/or
boarded up building in the middle of an economic center, it will eliminate the most
recognizable and historically relevant landmark in downtown Euclid, schools,
daycares and businesses within Shore will have to either close or be uprooted, a
significant amount of money will have to be spent on tearing down a building that
may contain asbestos, lead paint and other hazards, downtown traffic flow will be
interrupted indefinitely, and an arts, wellness and cultural district and presence
will cease to exist in a town that is already battling many social and economic

Some of the council members, as well as the Mayor are NOT in favor of giving the
full amount of money to subsidize Shore, as it continues on the path to

I am reaching out because you love the arts. While I know that every one of you
have your own battles and your time is precious I thank you in advance for your

Thank you,
Joanna Longo"

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Saturday September 11th, Cleveland Handmade Market at Wooltex

Come see 22 sellers of handmade art and craft at the Cleveland Handmade Market at Wooltex on Saturday, September 11th, 2010. Our Market is part of a huge downtown Cleveland art event, The Sparx City Hop. Please click on the picture for more information about the event and the artists who will be there.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Call for Artists, Crafters, Makers

Our next Handmade Market will be on Saturday, September 11th, 2010 at the Wooltex Gallery on Superior Avenue. This Market will be a part of the Sparx City Hop.
We will have indoor and outdoor spaces available. Please visit Http:// for more information and to apply online or by mail.
You can also RSVP and invite others to the event via Facebook by clicking here.
See you there! :)

Monday, June 21, 2010

Team Postcards

****************POSTCARDS ROUND 3***********

I am looking into having some more team postcards printed. Fill out this form to show your interest only if you HAVEN'T ALREADY BEEN FEATURED ON A POSTCARD:

Let me know if you have any questions and I will let you know when we have enough people signed up to get this going!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Etsy Craft Party

Cleveland Handmade is throwing an Etsy craft party!

Let us know you are coming here:

Valerie of is hosting our gathering. Rather than post her address here she would prefer you to contact her directly for an address and directions.

email her:valerietylerdesigns (at) {yahoo} dot. com


etsy convo her: Go to her shop, listed above and click the "contact Valerie" link on the right side of the screen.

Hope to see you there!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Call for Artists, Cleveland Handmade Market at Orange Art Center

Our first Market of 2010 is going to be on Sunday, June 27th at the Orange Art Center. The application (both an electronic and paper version) is available. Please visit for details and to apply.

Our second Market will also be at the Orange Art Center, on Sunday, August 22nd. We will then have two smaller shows downtown at the Wooltex Gallery in the Tower Press Building. One on Saturday, September 11th, and one on Saturday, December 4th. The last, and largest, Market of the year will be our 3rd annual Last Minute Market on Saturday, December 18th at the Lake Erie Building. For the second year in a row, we will be collaborating with I Made It! Market Pittsburgh and the Screw Factory Artists to make a wonderful Market and Open Studio event. There will also be a PIT vs. CLE Craftoff rematch!

Cleveland Handmade members will automatically receive notifications of available applications in the Member Newsletter. If you are not a member, sign up here to be notified of available applications.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Call for Artists-ART & FIBER FESTIVAL

(please note: this show is not sponsored, produced by or necessarily affiliated with Cleveland Handmade.)

"Hi-my name is Celia,

My partner & I are hosting a 3 day "ART & FIBER FESTIVAL" on
Memorial Weekend. Many types of wares will be represented
including: art, jewelry, needlework, bath & body, eco & green things,
candles, pottery, paper goods, stained glass, accessories, woodworking,
tasty morsels & cultural items, plus more to be added. We would like
to invite you to join us setting up to sell as a self representing artist.

The location is "The Ponderosa Park & Resort" in Salem, Ohio. The
grounds are 150AC's & gated, in an affluent area, including a restaurant &
is RV & pet friendly. You will be responsible for your own canopy,
tables & chairs, with a few spots under the pavilion available. You can
design your booth area the way you want & camping is allowed!

Please google "Ponderosa Art & Fiber Festival" for details & registration.
The fee is $50 prepaid, with paypal or check, which is quite reasonable.
for 3 days. You also can google the Ponderosa Resort for info on
facilities & activites. Sorry, I am not so good on the computer, that is
why I have nothing for sale on my Etsy site-LOL!

Tracey & I design jewelry with semi-precious stones & beads, do some wire
wrapping & silversmithing. We sell at outdoor venues, including fine arts,
Renaissance Faires, Wine Fests & Pow Wow's, as well as on-line, at Art
Centers & also trunk shows in Ohio & Pennsylvania. She also spins her
own wool, raising French Angora Bunnies. Tracey is a multi-faceted artist
involved in many mediums. She was just chosen to become a featured artist
in "The Mac Worthington Gallery", which is located in Columbus, Ohio.

Come join us for a holiday weekend full of artisans, craftspeople, music, food
& so much more, for the entire family!

Please tell your friends & fellow artists! If you have never set-up at an outdoor venue, now is your chance to experience a casual relaxed atmosphere, with something for every walk of life!

Looking forward to meeting you,
Celia A

Contact info:
Tracey A
wolfwalker2001 [!at]"

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Free Workshop: Pretty Packaging

Tomorrow is the Pretty Packaging Workshop for Cleveland Handmade members and pals

"Thursday, March 25
6:30-8:30 p.m.
Les Trois Fleurs Bookstore/Giftshop @ Laughing Creek
250 Richmond Road
Richmond Heights, Ohio 44143
e-mail: lestroisfleurs [!at]

Kerri of Les Trois Fleurs is hosting a Pretty Packaging Workshop for Cleveland Handmade members. This is a chance for you to share with and learn from other CH members and improve your packaging.

The shop and classroom are both on the lower level, to the right at the bottom of the stairs. Either Kerrri or someone from Laughing Creek will be at the door to greet you as you arrive.

Potluck: Please bring a snack to share. Coffee will be provided; if you'd like another kind of beverage, please bring your own."

If you can make it, please RSVP here. :)

Friday, March 5, 2010

Salty Not Sweet Grand Opening 6-11pm, March 6th

Cleveland's handmade landscape has grown and flourished. so has the evolving Salty Not Sweet. originally an indie craft show, then a series of trunk shows which highlighted a handful of hand-makers and the local businesses that hosted them. now? a retail storefront and letterpress studio that will still showcase handmade wares made here.

the opening party is SATURDAY, MARCH 6th, 2010. CHECK OUT THE INVITE and do attend. :)

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Benefit for Haiti

Donations and/or volunteers are needed for the Give Your hART to Haiti Event at 78th St. Studios. This event includes a silent auction which will benefit Save the Children.
If you would like to donate a piece of your work (or a gift
certificate to your shop) for the Cleveland Handmade basket, please email Kathy at smashing ))at(( cox ^dot^ net for the address where you may mail your donation.
To be included in the basket, your donation must be received by Friday, March 12th.

If you prefer to donate your work directly to the event, you can contact Eileen Dorsey (eileen_dorsey **at** yahoo +dot+ com) who will be accepting donations at 78th St. Studios on Friday, March 12th and Saturday, March 13th. Please contact Eileen if you
would like to volunteer to help host the event.

Click here for more information and a list of artists participationg in Give your hART to Haiti
(please note that Cleveland Handmade is not hosting or producing this event, but we are happy to help.)

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Call for Artists-Consignment Opportunity

"ArteFino Art Gallery & Cafe in the Historic Tower Press Building is looking for new artists to display their works at ArteFino.
ArteFino is looking for jewelry artists, painters, photography, potters, handmade glass works, etc.! Plus handmade cards!!
ArteFino works on a commission split of 60.40 (60 for artists) and pays out commissions monthly. We have a nice QuickBooks inventory system that manages our consignment work!
For more information, email Karen Perkowski at k p e r k o w s k i {!at!} a m e r i t e c h .net or via phone at 216.440.0759.

ArteFino Art Gallery Cafe
1900 Superior Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44114"

Monday, January 11, 2010

St. Albert the Great Fisherman's Wharf Call for Artists 2010

Cleveland Handmade members, contact Diane, whose e-mail is listed below if you are interested in doing one of these shows. There are multiple dates available. Dear Artist/ Entrepreneur,

Thank you for your interest in the First St. Albert the Great Fisherman’s Wharf being held each Friday during our Lenten Fish Frys. We are trying something new this year during our Friday evening Fish Frys and turning the small church hall into a mini market of approximately 25 tables to provide an opportunity to sell your goods during the Fish Frys.

Please review this informational letter before you return your application for our shows. The St. Albert the Great Wharf is a juried show where crafters display and sell unique and diverse hand made arts & crafts. In addition, we are offering a limited number of spaces for those of you that have home-based businesses to offer your goods for sale as well. You MUST bring items to sell during the show – no orders. Those businesses include, but are not limited to: Tupperware, Partylite, Mary Kay Cosmetics, Silpada Jewelry, commercial gift baskets, etc. No food items permitted to be sold due to allergies. It is important to enclose photos/catalog of your handcrafted/ home-based items as part of the juried selection process (your photos/ catalog will be returned to you with your acceptance or rejection letter). To have a show with a variety of beautiful craft items, we must limit the number of tables representing similar items. Please describe ALL your crafts on the application form. Failure to do this increases the chance that crafters with similar items will be close to each other.

Artists/ Entrepreneurs may purchase one or two spaces (8 ft. X 5-6 ft.) Tables are included upon request. Racks, shelves, and other displays must not be placed between tables or on the ends unless they fit within your allotted space(s). All spaces are pre-measured and our floor layouts approved by the North Royalton Fire Marshall prior to the show. All crafters must stay within their designated space(s). Information on set-up times and arrival procedures will be included with all acceptance letters. You will be required to provide your own table covering. You are not permitted to hang or affix anything on the walls.

IMPORTANT APPLICATION SUBMISSION INFORMATION: Please submit your application by the January 15th deadline, the space fee is $25.00 per space/ per week. All applications postmarked by January 15th will receive their confirmation/rejection letter no later than January 25th. Any applications submitted after the January 15th deadline will be considered and placed on a waiting list if space is not available. All submissions should include the application, check, photos, and a business-size self-addressed, double-stamped return envelope.

Please note that there are no refunds for cancellations!

If you have any questions, please contact us via email Diane Vargo at eman711 (at) sprynet (dot) com (preferred) All spaces will be filled and letters sent by January 25, 2010.

Thank you!
Diane Vargo, Fish Fry Chair
St. Albert the Great Wharf
Bringing community, artists and entrepreneurs together

(If you would prefer to contact Diane by phone, contact valerietyler on Etsy for the phone #)