Monday, May 28, 2012

Crafty Mart: June 2nd

Camp Crafty Mart
by Joanna Wilson

Happy Memorial Day!   I hope everyone has had an enjoyable, relaxing weekend. Memorial Day is often considered the unofficial start of summer.  And the summer season often brings memories of summer camp.  But don't worry about revisiting past nightmares of sticky bug spray, annoying canoeing lessons and moldy pup tents:  Camp Crafty Mart is all about handmade arts and crafts featuring local artists.

Photo from past Crafty Mart.

You may already be familiar with Crafty Mart as a bi-annual craft show in Akron.  It has a strong reputation for hosting artists working in a wide variety of media, from jewelry to photography, from paper crafts to textiles, and ceramics to soaps.  There's a little something for everyone on your shopping list.  This will be a great opportunity if you're looking for a unique Father's Day gift, a present for that special recent grad or even a one-of-a-kind birthday gift for a friend or family member.

Come check out the Northeast Ohio artists and their goods.

While you're there, not only can you support local artists but you can enjoy food and drink from Urban Eats and local DJs will provide musical entertainment.  If you follow Akron Empire closely, you'll know that I often sell my greeting cards at local arts and crafts shows.  Crafty Mart is one of my favorite shows--and I'll be there on Saturday.  Feel free to look for me and say 'hello.'

Artists working in a wide variety of media can be found at Crafty Mart.

Camp Crafty Mart is this Saturday, June 2nd from 10am to 5pm at Musica (51 E Market St, Akron, OH 44308) in downtown Akron.  Parking is free on the street and at the Library Parking Deck on the SW Corner of High & Market Streets (the Main Library parking deck across from the Akron Art Museum).

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