Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Help Wanted-sewing

"Hello Cleveland Handmade,

I am expanding my party accessory business and am looking for someone that has more sewing abilities than I have to collaborate our skills. I am looking for a seamstress, designer, pattern maker, embroidery user and/or hat milliner. The person will be monetarily compensated with the possiblity of equity in the business.

Thank you!
Bridget Williams
Imagine Hat!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Call for Artists-Rowdy Indie Craft Fair, Akron

Rowdy Indie Craft Fair, Sunday December 4th, 2-10 pm (Vendor's selling hours are 2-8pm) at Studio 526 located at 526 Grant Street, Akron, OH 44302


Vendor's hours will be from 2pm-8pm. Bands will play in the lobby starting
at 6:30 until about 10pm. Vendors must stay until 8pm but have the option to
continue selling until 11 if they wish.

Applications are due October 21 and those accepted will be informed no later
than October 28. Contracts and a $30 vendors fee will be required by
November 4 in order to reserve a space.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

CH Members on Panel at Entrepreneur Presentation

On Wednesday, September 21, 2011 the Warrensville Heights Area Chamber of Commerce Women in Business Breakfast will present a Q & A panel discussion with four local, accomplished entrepreneurs who will discuss the inspiration and drive that led them to build their own businesses.

Cleveland Handmade artists Chris Zielski, of Copper Leaf Studios, LLC and Jane Pierce, of zJayne, will field questions and discuss their enterprises along with Susan Swartzwelder, The OPS Network and Michelle Filler, Fillers Finds, LLC.

Time: 7:30 AM to 9:00 AM
Cost: $10.00
Place: Advocare, 25001 Emery Road, Warrensville Heights, OH

Registration is required. You can register on-line or by phone: 216.454.0199

Monday, August 22, 2011

call for crafters-Cincinnati

the super cool Crafty Supermarket event on November 19th, 2011 in Cincinnati is looking for crafters! the application deadline is September 1st!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Seeking Eastside Studio Mates

Are you an artist seeking an eastside studio? There are currently two artists looking to share a space on Larchmere with another two artists. Rent will be less than $250/month.

Interested? Please contact Nancy by email.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

call for artists: Halloween Hay Day in Fairview Park

Different Things Gallery will be hosting a Halloween Hay Day in the Fairview Park Shopping Plaza with games, contests, family acttivities live music and lots more.

Art and craft sellers will present their handmade items inside the spacious former Blockbuster video location.

Please contact Chris Young at or 216 370 2414 for an application. Applications will be due October 15th, 2011.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Last Minute Market Applications Available

Last Minute Market + Screw Factory Open Studio
Dec. 17th, 2011 10am-6pm
Last Minute Market Application Process Schedule:
Applications available August 1st through September 12th, $10 non-refundable application fee
Participant decisions made and notifications sent by September 19th
Space fees for chosen participants will be due October 1st

This is our biggest and longest running Cleveland Handmade event! Please see application for details and frequently asked questions:

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Our Sept 10th Market at Tower Press/Sparx City Hop

Save the Date for our next Handmade Market on Saturday, September 10th, 2011!

It runs in conjunction with the Downtown Cleveland Alliance's Sparx City Hop event. Make us your first stop during this great event which highlights the cultural wealth of our city.
Our September 10th artist/sellers will include:

Janiece McWilliams of JBird's Garden Kristina Haberek of Henna Me Therese Taylor of The Keyhole Gallery Jen Nemrava of SJDF Leather Bags Meg McIntyre of MMsquared Judy Crighton of Modern Pixie Geri Coletta Ceramics
Cindy & Vinny Tirpak of Blastmaster Glass Nancy Markham Photography Kelly Noon of Sunshine and Memories
Jen Buchanon of Jenbuza Bags with Jackee Clark Mosaics Chris Keener of Beach Glass Artifacts

The Cleveland Handmade Market at Tower Press during the Sparx City Hop will feature a dozen artists from Northeast Ohio, open studios of the resident artists at the Tower Press Building, delicious food and espresso drinks, as well as art, from the on-site cafe and gallery Artefino, and perhaps a peek into the work of one of Cleveland's treasures at the soon-opening Schreckengost Museum.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Show Opportunity in Akron- Sunday August 14th

Cleveland Handmade team member Brit Charek of is helping to organize an event in Akron on Sunday, August 14th at
Studio 526 right across from Thirsty Dog Brewing Co. The plan is: open the doors and start selling at noon, along with artwork on display on the gallery side, then around 7pm there will be bands performing.

She is hoping to work in cooperation with the University Park Street Fair, held on Saturday, August 13th, and she will have access to Sunday's
venue on Saturday night, so sellers who want to work both shows can move
their set-up just down the street.

Please write to Brit at bc36 ((AT)) zips [dot} uakron {dot] edu for details and applications.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Call for Artists- All That Matters To Me, artist run show

"Art is powerful. This show is a demonstration of the collective ability artists have to accomplish wonderful things when we pool our resources. Want to be part of ALL THAT MATTERS?

Deadline: June 6th

A one-day-only artist run show June 25, 2011 will be held at The Screw Factory in Lakewood, Ohio. We will host 25-30 artists, each will have space to display whatever they would like to create/install within the time frame of one day. After working all day on your project, the building will open to the public at 7pm and the world will gaze upon your splendor."

Apply here:

Call for Artists- Cleveland Handmade Market at Sparx/Tower Press

Applications are available for the Cleveland Handmade Market at Sparx/Tower Press which will be on Saturday, Sept 10th, 2011 at 1900 Superior, Cleveland. Please visit to find a link to more info and the online and printable applications. Application deadline is JULY 1st, 2011.

Call for Tree Art- Keyhole Gallery show in Lakewood

CALL for ARTISTS ~ Looking for tree art for a new show beginning June 3rd. Paintings, 2D, 3D, mixed media, anything within the theme will be considered! Please email keyholegallery@gmail(dot)com with pics or call gallery to set up appointment!

Friday, May 13, 2011

Call for Artists! Summer Art Market in Fairview

Different Things Gallery is organizing an outdoor Summer Art Market Art Market at the Fairview Centre, scheduled for Friday and Saturday, June 10 & 11, 11am-7pm both days.

Local artists and designers are welcome to come and sell their work. In addition to visual artists and
designers, they are looking for local dancers, musicians, comedians, actors and other

The deadline to apply is approaching soon. Please contact Chris Young at
Different Things Gallery, 21888 Lorain Rd, Fairview Park Ohio 44126, (216) 370 2414, or by email at dtgallery ((AT)) live [dot] com

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Call for Artists! Valley City Frog Jump 8/14/11

The 50th Anniversary Valley City
Frog Jump Festival, is Sunday, August 14, 2011 and its organizers are looking to add an offering of local artists to display and sell their handmade goods and art during the event.

Outdoor tables will be provided, tents are allowed but not required. The Frog Jump runs from 10am-6pm and features food and beverages sold by the local chamber of commerce and girl and boy scout troops. The event has a long-standing tradition of being a family oriented with little or no commercial or for-profit vendors.

If you are interested in a low-cost table for this year's Frog Jump, please contact Daniel Ferencz at 216 702-3312 or daniel {[At}] danielferencz {dOt} com as soon as possible so you can be included in their promotional materials.

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Cleveland Handmade Treasure Box for PBS WVIZ Auction

Here is a little preview of Cleveland Handmade's contribution to the 2011 WVIZ Televised Auction. The treasure box contains $484.00 worth of merchandise!

One square foot of great handmade treasure :)

Ickebadika doll by Claudia's Creation, celestial magnets, chainmaile keychain and oven mitts by Darkling Doll, stone coasters and blank cards by Up the Creek Studio's, embroidered onesie and heart gift tags by Here to There, woven bracelet, silk scarf and pin and recycled plastic bag crocheted purse Barb Bloom of Images in Bloom, soy candle in recycled bottle and 3 lotion bars by Terre Verde Handmade, sterling silver necklace by Lori Paximadis, body spray, lotion & wash, 3 bars of soap and mineral eyeshadow by Studio 76 Cosmetics, vintage collage brooch by Vintage Brooch Co, 2 pairs of earrings by Trinkets2Treasure, beach glass jewelry set by Beth Martin of Beach Glass Shop, dryer pillow or sachet 3 pack in upcycled pouch by zJayne, and Cleveland Handmade Market canvas tote bag.

The WVIZ auction is May 19th-22nd. Please consider supporting this wonderful PBS station!

Friday, April 29, 2011

Display Opportunity with popular Salon

The Charles Moscarino Salon, located in Strongsville near Southpark Mall, is looking for local artists to display their work in the salon beginning May 1, 2011.

Work will be displayed on a rotating basis for 60 days at a time. Sales will be split with a 20% commission to the salon and the balance to the artist. The salon has a steady stream of clients on a daily basis and all artists will be promoted on the salon's website and facebook page.

Pleae contact Jackie at jadamany {at} cox [dot} net to apply or for details.

Monday, April 11, 2011

new writer seeks fashionable Cleveland Handmakers

Colleen McGuirk recently got a position writing about local Cleveland fashion for the Examiner website, and she is looking for hand-makers to profile. She needs to cover fashion related-topics like clothing, accessories, trends, deals, and tattoo & piercing. If you have a lead or story idea for her, please contact her at colleenmcguirk [!at] You can visit her beautiful work on her website,

Friday, April 8, 2011

Yelp Cleveland seeks eco-friendly makers to feature

Cara from Yelp Cleveland is looking for local artists, talented folks, or business owners who'd love to showcase their eco-friendly products to influential Clevelanders who love to share the news about great local biz.

She is looking for items made with hemp, that are tie-dyed, re-purposed, or upcycled. Things that make or re-make something great and eco-friendly. Interested? Email cleveland [!at]

Monday, April 4, 2011

Call to Entry from Mary Urbas at Lakeland CC Gallery

"CALL TO ENTRY: 2nd Annual May Show at Lakeland Juried Art Exhibition May 19 - July 8, 2011. Please visit to download the information and entry form. Douglas Max Utter and Anna Arnold will jury the actual entries. Drop off is May 8 & 9. Pass this on... Please and Thank You!"

Eligible media: Oil, Acrylic, Watercolor and Encaustic Painting, Drawing, Pastel, Conventional and Digital Photography, Photo Manipulation, Mixed Media/Assemblage/Collage, Ceramics, Printmaking, Textiles/Fiber, Jewelry/ Enamels/Metals, Glass, Wood, Sculpture.

(image at right: Stanka Kordic, Best in Show 2010)

Sunday, April 3, 2011

PBS donations and Mini Team Meet-up April 8th 6-10pm

Cleveland Handmade is putting together a basket (or two!) to donate to the PBS Auction. If you would like to contribute a handmade piece, please drop off your item at Dovecote in the Screw Factory in Lakewood during Dovecote's open house on Friday, April 8th from 6-10pm and stick around to socialize at our mini team meet-up!

If you can't make the meet-up on April 8th, please mail your contribution as soon as possible to: Kathy Patton, 871 Canterbury Unit J, Westlake, Ohio 44145 with a note detailing the retail value of your donation and a few business cards so we can place them in the basket with your item.

You don't need to donate to the basket to come to the meet-up. Just bring yourself (friends are welcome, too!) and a snack to share if you wish. RSVP/invite on Facebook here (optional.)

Dovecote is located on the 3rd floor in the Screw Factory Studios at Lake Erie Building, 13000 Athens, Lakewood, Ohio 44107. Please use the West Drive to park in the lot behind the building and use the door by the first docks. Signs will be posted to direct you.

Call for vendors Sat April 9th Wellington, Ohio

The Wellington Relay for Life is having a Vendor Sale/Craft Show on Saturday April 9 from 10-2 at the Town Hall to benefit the Relay for Life event that is coming up in July. Tables are $25 to rent plus a $10-15 valued item we can raffle off. Please contact Lauren Riddle by convo at if you are interested in renting a table.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Call for Artists- Roxboro Art Festival Cleveland Hts

"For almost 30 years, the Roxboro Elementary PTA has hosted an arts festival designed to bring together the Heights community in celebration of the arts, our school and our children. This year’s event will take place on Saturday, May 21, 2011 on school grounds from 11am‐3pm. The Roxboro Arts Festival is a day of hands‐on fun for children highlighting arts and crafts activities. It is also a party for the community with food, entertainment and an arts and crafts sale. Every year, local artists and craftpersons join our celebration to exhibit and sell their wares. We invite you to join us on Saturday, May 21st to share your talents with families of the Roxboro schools and the entire Heights Community. The registration cost is a flat fee of $35 per table and includes a spot at our festival and associated PR/Marketing including advertisements or articles in the Heights Observer (the Future Heights local newspaper), Reaching Heights, and the Sun Press. Note: 100% of the profits are yours and you are responsible for any necessary taxes. We would appreciate the opportunity to view a copy of your work so please include a photograph and/or website link [with your registration.] Roxboro School will be offering a limited number of tables at request (tents are not provided). Alternatively, we encourage you to bring your own table and tent setup, if available." For more information, please contact Sharon Sanders at skkrankel AT hotmail DOT com Deadline for registration is Friday, April 29, 2011 Click here for registration form

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

4th Coast Pop Up Market at Survival Kit Gallery

"Survival Kit Gallery at 78th St Studios presents the first ever 4TH COAST POP UP
MARKET, sponsored also by Lu-Owl Vintage, Music Saves, and Superelectric Press.

The 4th Coast Pop Up Market is a collective of local designers and artists and
features limited edition pieces from emerging Cleveland businesses.. The market will
also include vintage clothing, records and other unique items.

Additionally, Survival Kit's current show, "ninety-four", which features the
artwork of Alex Tapie & photographs of Suzanne Cofer, will still be up if you
happened to miss it last month!

Stop by during 78th St Studios Third Friday event on Friday, January 21, 2011 from 5
pm to 11 pm (DJ Friday Night - Devon Stephens) as well as Saturday, January 22, 2011
from 12 pm to 6 pm.

For more information, please visit

4th Coast Pop Up Market Facebook Event Page:!/event.php?eid=182202451797532

78th Street Studios
1305 West 80th Street, Suite 3C"

(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.)