July 7th, 2017 will be Crafty Mart’s third year at Canton First Friday in July! The Pop Up Market will set up shop from 4-8pm at the Canton Museum of Art with some vendors and kid-friendly crafts. So, let’s talk about some reasons why you should come to downtown Canton and visit us!

 1. Amazing Local Vendors

We know you love supporting Summit County vendors. However, for Canton First Friday, we are showcasing several talented artisans from Stark County along with some Crafty Mart regulars and other favorites from Northeast Ohio.

Lucie Shearer Art, The Wholesome Hive, The Robot Consortium, Stage Struck Puppets


 Here’s a list of this year’s vendors with links to their websites:

Gypsy Moth Vintage

Renaissance Woman


Wonder Lust Concepts

The Robot Consortium

Gingerly Made

MNK Candle

Threadbare Beauty

Knitgrrl Studio


Plan 10 Photodesign


Stage Struck Puppets

Pratherton home of pratherteam

Rubber City Prints, Inc.

Kelly Rohr Designs

Crocheted by Amy

Lindsey Jo Scott - Art

Lucie Shearer Art

Champaign Paper


Cool Critters

Annie J Williams

Cass White Ceramics

NOT Wasted

The Wholesome Hive


 Our Daily Bread Bakery


2. FREE Admission

Maybe we should call it “No Pay Friday” because admission is free to both the Pop Up Market AND the Canton Museum of Art Galleries! Before or after shopping for your favorite handmade items make sure you check out the Museum’s current exhibitions which include Avatars: Relics from the Future and In Praise of Women: Works from the Permanent Collection. The permanent collection is nationally recognized and highlights American watercolors and ceramics. For more information visit the Canton Museum of Art website HERE.

Ceramic art by Gary Spinosa on display at the Avatars exhibit


3. Your Very Own Terrarium

At Crafty Mart Canton, Every Blooming Thing Akron will be sponsoring a terrarium workshop. The cost depends on the size of the container you choose and starts at $25. It includes everything you will need to create a succulent garden. This cool craft is family friendly so bring everyone and be prepared to get a little messy!

 Succulents from Every Blooming Thing Akron

4. Something for the Kids

Crafty Mart will be organizing a free “Make It and Take It” station for children. This fun craft is always a major hit and will take place in the main lobby of the museum. But hey adults, psst: there will be a special beer tasting too!


5. A Ten-Year History

This year, Canton First Friday and Arts in Stark will be celebrating 10 years of a great community event. Of course, like any birthday, THERE WILL BE CAKE! At 6:15, the first 500 people to arrive at the information tent will score a piece of yummy cake.

After hanging out with Crafty Mart, stick around for fireworks at 9:45. Visit the First Friday event page, HERE, for a closer look at the fun-filled schedule.

 Actually, there are more like 1,000 reasons why you should come to the Canton Museum of Art on Friday, July 7th and visit Crafty Mart from 4-8pm, but then you’d still be here reading instead of navigating to the Facebook event HERE and clicking on “Going”. See you there!