The sixth annual Crafty Mart takes place Nov. 29 and 30. Not only will the annual non-traditional holiday arts and crafts show take place over two days, but it is stretching to include three separate locations in the downtown area.
Crafty Mart will take place at Musica, as well as the Akron Art Museum and Summit Artspace. The expansion is a coordinated effort by three community-minded venues to offer Akron residents the best opportunity to discover, meet and purchase from some of the area’s best fine artists, artisans and crafters.
Once again, Crafty Mart coincides with Small Business Saturday (Nov. 29), a consumer movement that encourages holiday shopping from small local businesses. It is Crafty Mart’s intention to not only support local artists by giving them an opportunity to vend their wares but also to provide an exciting event for local residents to shop from small-business individuals.
The sixth annual Crafty Mart will also expand to include workshop opportunities so members of the community may sign up and take classes from skilled artists. Crafty Mart’s workshops were first introduced during the outdoor Summer Faire 2014, July 5 Crafty Mart. For workshop dates, visit www.craftymart.com/#workshops.
Crafty Mart was first established in 2009 as a haven of uncommon, quality-made, local arts and crafts. In 2013, Crafty Mart was voted one of the “Best of the City” by Akron Life Magazine. For info, visit www.craftymart.com.