Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Screw Factory Artists' Open Studio Night

Cure cabin fever with a visit to the industrially beautiful Lake Erie Building and spend the evening with the Screw Factory Artists. We'll have our studio doors open to show you our work and workspace. Artwork will be on display and available for sale. This is one of only a few opportunities all year to see us, and the first time in a long while that's we've had an evening event.

Be sure to stop by the Templar Motors Factory Display to meet 9 of the Templar cars which were produced in the building between 1917-1924. MagBooth photo booth by Fred & Kristin, Mark Brabant of Hovering Object, Melissa Hale of Yates Apothecary, Theresa Yondo, Michelle Beckwith of Bella Ellie, Erika Laine Hansen of Erika Originals, Sandi Hansen of Sandi's Kitchen Culinary Herb and Spice Blends, Nancy Cintron of Good Goat Gallery, Marcello Mellino, Cherry Rappoli, Jen Buchanon of Girl's Best Trend, Carolina of Bom Truffles, and Rust Belt Anthology will all be visiting in the Templar Room on the third floor with the Templar Motors Factory Display. You'll also have the chance to make your own ceramic project. The Citizen's Committee for Lakewood Animal Shelter will also be on-hand.

Participating studio and business tenants: Megan Frankenfield, The Movement Factory, Gina DeSantis, Robb Durr, Freddy Hill of Bomb Factory Furniture, VTrendz, M.C. Nagel, Lauren Herzak-Bauman, Katie Hanrahan, Phyllis Kohring Fannin, Kathy Patton, Kim Schoel (new tenant!), Michael Hudecek of Forest City Portage, Lori Paximadis, Ryu no Sakebi, Michelle Mowery, Ursula Ryan, Ann Caywood Brown, Jenn Szalkowski, Teresa Crompton.

RSVP and invite friends on Facebook, if you'd like, by clicking here.

The Screw Factory Artists' Studios at the Lake Erie Building 13000 Athens Avenue, Lakewood, Ohio 44107

Friday, January 3, 2014

MANLY MART Feb 8, 2014 12-6pm at Mahall's in Lakewood

From our friends at Crafty Mart:
Manly Mart Valentine’s Show

February 8, 2014 From
noon until 6pm
Mahall’s 20 Lanes
13200 Madison Avenue Lakewood,

Lakewood, OH: What better way to say “Will you be
mine?” than with a new beard accessory, some brewing
supplies, guitar equipment, comics, records, or
something handcrafted
out of leather or cast iron?
Just in time for this Valentine’s Day, Manly Mart will be set up at Mahall’s 20 Lanes in Lakewood
with a plethora of thoughtfully handcrafted wares for that special dude in your life.
After attending and participating in dozens of craft shows with his wife, Mathias Noble King,
founder and organizer of the event, recognized a need for a marketplace geared towards men.
“Ladies are easy to shop for on Valentine’s Day— jewelry, flowers, a candlelit dinner,” says King,
“But a gift that a dude will appreciate takes a little extra effort, and Manly Mart can help make that
a little easier.”
There will be more than just arts and crafts at Manly Mart. All 20 of Mahall’s lanes will be open for
bowling during Manly Mart Eats and libations will be available from the Mahall’s kitchen, and Yelp
will be providing free gift wrapping to make Manly Mart Valentine’s Show a onestopshop.
Manly Mart Valentine’s Show is being put on by the people that bring you Crafty Mart, Akron’s
biannual and long running alternative arts and craft show.
Come pick up some gifts for yourself or a loved one, roll some balls, drink some craft brews and
stick around for live music after the event. For more info, check out the event page on Facebook
and make sure to RSVP




Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Call for Artists/Artisans/Crafters/Makers

Every third Thursday, May 16 through August 15, Perk Plaza at Chester Commons will host a chance for downtown workers and residents to unwind with friends and co-workers while enjoying delicious food from food trucks, a beer garden and live entertainment from 5-8pm. There will also be space for up to 4 handmade sellers to promote and sell their work. Set-up for these events will begin at 3:30pm and sellers will need to stay until the end of the events at 8pm. Sellers will need to provide their own tables, chairs, tents/canopies, and any other desired display equipment. The preferred merchandise will be items mostly in the under $35 range. Jewelry, accessories, t-shirts, and other easy-to-carry items sell better at these events. Historically, sales for the handmade sellers have not been strong, but, since there is no fee to participate and the events are relatively short, this can be a great opportunity for the right seller to get their name out there or get their feet wet in the Market pool, so to speak.

If you are interested in being a handmade seller at a Pop-Up Party, please contact Lisa Krieger at the Downtown Cleveland Alliance by emailing her (no calls please) at Tell her about your work and which date or dates you are available. Dates are May 16, June 20, July 18, and August 15. She will curate the dates partly by who requests space first while also ensuring a variety of work at each event.

Call for Artists/Artisans/Crafters/Makers

Monday, April 15, 2013

Boutique/Gallery Curator Position

ArteFino Gallery, located in the Historic Tower Press Building, has a wonderful
opportunity for a curator/designer to take over running the art/jewelry/gift sales
component of the gallery.

Have you always wanted to own and run your own gallery space but did not have the
resources to do so?  We have the perfect turn-key space for you.  The gallery has
been at this location for over 9 years and is well established.  There will be no
financial commitment on your part.

ArteFino also includes a highly successful and yummy cafe.  We will still maintain
the food component and run the cafe.

You will have the opportunity to fill our great display cases with jewelry and our
walls with art.

Very flexible terms and we would work with you on the best arrangement whether it be
consignment or rental.

The successful entrepreneur will be highly motivated, detail oriented with a strong
desire to succeed.  Great opportunity for the right individual.

Please call Karen at 216.440.0759 or email her at to
discuss this exciting opportunity.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Sat Dec 1st Market at Tower Press

Cleveland Handmade Market at Tower Press Saturday, December 1st, 2012. 10am-6pm 1900 Superior, Cleveland, Ohio 44114

Free off-street parking in the lot behind the Tower Press Building easy access from I-90, on-site cafe and gallery Artefino Tower Press Collective Studios will be open in the artfully decorated halls of the first floor

Participating Market Sellers for the December show: Sarah Hurt T BY SARAH Jen Buchanan JENBUZA BAGS Beth Hess CLEVELAND TART Kerri O'Connor LES TROIS FLEURS Amy Thompson RURAL URBAN Linda Moore Renee Flynn FIRE STONE CANDLES The Tirpaks BLASTMASTER April Bleakney APEMADE APPAREL Karen Koch LIFE NEEDS ART Adriel Meyer CONTRIVE Alicia Costello SIMPLE HANDS Summer Aims SUMMER C. AMBER Ana Molnar ANABANANA JEWELRY Cristina Bruce-Kaiser PICCOLINO DESIGNS Jenn Szalkowski NIGHT OWL GLASS Erica Frazier-Young ON THE LOOKOUT Elaine Slea KEEPING MOTHER NATURE GREEN-KMG, LLC

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Winterfest is the all-day street festival and celebration that kicks off the holiday season in Cleveland. Starting at 1:00PM on Saturday November 24, families will enjoy free entertainment and activities all day long on Public Square. Cleveland Handmade is thrilled to be a part of this wonderful tradition again! Please visit the Holiday Pop Up Shop: 2:00-7:00pm featuring the Cleveland Handmade Market, offering amazing locally-designed items. Here are the sellers you will see there: anabanana bling inc., Jerry Wang Painting, Art Cellar Studio LLC, Kp3 Photography, BLASTMASTER, Kuukisu Art, Clay Creations, Linda Parthemer, Cynde H Designs, mE~ by bridgette d., Diviniteez and Les Trois Fleurs, Miche Mozaix Art Tiles and Jewelry, EarthLight Art Source, Pack Rat Patty Art, Handmade Lovelies, Pooch Pie Hand Crafted Dog Apparel, Heather Smotzer Jewelry, Scentsational Soap, Sunshine and Memories and nearby food vendors: Savannah's Sweet & Salty Kettle Corn, Cinnamon Roasted Nuts, Cleveland Chestnut Roasting & Phoenix Coffee. You can find a complete list of all of the days many many activities, as well as a map here: Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!

Monday, November 5, 2012

Handmade Rock Stars Needed

From Mr. Lewis at Ohio City Writers:
"Ohio City Writers, a nonprofit youth creative
writing center, is exploring the possibility of opening a pop-up shop
called the Cleveland Rock Star Supply Co. We are looking for locally made
products that fit that (admittedly vague) theme. If you make something that
might be suitable, please send images or a link to your web site to Frank
Lewis at "

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Call for Artists/Crafters/Artisans

Brit Charek of Rowdy Indie Craft Fair is looking for people to vend (indoors!) at Ingenuity Fest Cleveland! You can apply to work just one day, or all three.
Please pass along, thanks!
Applications due by Aug 30, 2012

Apply here:

Thursday, July 5, 2012

CH+Project Learn= Art & Beer (for a cause!) in Cleveland

Cleveland Handmade was honored and excited when Project Learn, Greater Cleveland's premier adult literacy and education center, asked us to help with their annual benefit event. Get your tickets now to attend this unique combination of local business, art, wonderful craft beer, and a fantastic
non-profit organization.
From Project Learn:
"The 1st Annual ABC Benefit
Art & Beer In Cleveland for Project Learn!
Shop this exclusive Art Sale while sampling summer beers at relaxed, inviting Visible Voice Books in Tremont!

Saturday, August 11, 2012 1pm – 6pm
Visible Voice Books in Tremont 1023 Kenilworth Cleveland, OH 44113
ABC Benefit tickets are $25 each. Ticket sales go 100% to support the programs of Project Learn, Cleveland’s renowned adult literacy organization, now in its 38th year.
Click on the link below to purchase tickets. Please note the following important information before you click!
  1. Please print the page that shows your ticket purchase is complete. This will serve as your receipt. Our system is not able to email a receipt to you.
  2. Your name, and the number of tickets you purchased, will automatically appear on the official guest list for the ABC Benefit for Project Learn. There is no need to bring your receipt to the event.
  3. If you purchase tickets for people who will arrive separately from you, please tell them to check in using your name.
ART by the artisans of Cleveland Handmade

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Cleveland Handmade Gathering & Demo

Ramona will be demonstrating her soldered glass technique
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
6:30-9:30 p.m.

Third Floor #337
Screw Factory
13000 Athens Ave.
Lakewood, OH 44107

Please join us for a Cleveland Handmade social to kick off the summer. Reconnect with old friends and meet some new ones, too!

Ramona Pacheco will be demonstrating soldering using a soldering iron at 7:15.

BYOB; light snacks will be provided
Please let us know you're coming by signing up here:
The Rust Belt Series Artisan Market  on Saturday, June 9th from 10am – 4pm in the Ohio City Market Square Park (across from the West Side Market) More information here:

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