Happy New Year, crafty friends! We're so excited to tell you about just a few of the many opportunities to get involved with Crafty Mart in 2015: 

1. The Mom & Pop Shoppe

First of all, we'd like to announce that the 2015 Mom & Pop Shoppe will take place on Saturday, April 25th. Vendors and events will take place at Musica, Summit Artspace and the Akron Art Museum, just we did for the 6th Annual Crafty Mart last November!

If you're interested in applying as a vendor, there is a $10 application fee. Applications are being accepted now through March 21st and vendors will be notified of their acceptance by April 4th. Get the details and apply here!

If you are interested in teaching a class at the Mom & Pop Shoppe, email us at craftymart@gmail.com with the subject line "Workshop Idea".

If you want to volunteer at the event, make sure to join our Volunteer Group on Facebook. Did I mention you get free lunch out of the deal? 

2. Manly Mart

Manly Mart is the brainchild of Mathias, who is the husband of Crafty Mart's director. It started as a one-time show in 2013 to showcase the menfolk of the crafty circuit, and has quickly taken off as its own brand.

The next Manly Mart is a Valentine's Day show, taking place on February 6th & 7th at the 5th Street Arcades downtown Cleveland. (Friday the 6th is an optional date for vendors.) If you're a dude and you're interested in vending, fill out the application form here.

3. Monthly Pop Up Market at the Akron Artwalk

We're so excited to be partnering with the Akron Artwalk to host a monthly marketplace during the Artwalk! Each market will take place from 5-9pm on the 3rd floor of Summit Artspace, which, if you haven't already seen it, boasts one of the best views of downtown Akron around!

We're seeking handmade, art and food vendors for these monthly events. We will take applications on a rolling basis, and you can apply for one or many dates. Click here to apply!

Wishing you all the best in 2015!

With love,

Brit and the Crafty Mart Team