Friday, November 15, 2013

5 Reasons to Shop Crafty Mart November 30

Akron Empire would like to welcome back guest blogger Dina from Dina's Days.  Dina has previously shared with Akron Empire her favorite thrift store in Akronabout local musician, guitarist Dan Wilson and a vintage clothing sale at NOTO in downtown Akron.  Thanks Dina!

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This month marks the 5th anniversary of Akron's best handmade craft marketplace, Crafty Mart. While preparing to write this post I reached out to Dina's Days Facebook and Twitter fans to hear what they love most about Crafty Mart. Here are five reasons why you should be there on November 30 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Musica, We Gallery and Uncorked Wine Bar, 51 E. Market St. in Akron:

1. It's their 5th anniversary!

After five years, this bi-annual craft marketplace continues to be one of Akron's must-see events. With over 50 vendors, the event boasts an incredible array of handmade crafts, up-cycled treasures, and one of a kind gifts. Musica, We Gallery, and Uncorked Wine Bar serve as the perfect venues for this local event in Akron's historic district. 

2. There's a photo booth! 

Another fan favorite, Magnolia Photobooth Company offers free high quality photos in their photobooth upstairs at We Gallery. As you can see, the props are so much fun.

3. You could win a $100 shopping spree while supporting a good cause! 

Shoppers can purchase a raffle ticket to enter to win one of several $100 shopping sprees to Crafty Mart. All proceeds benefit the Battered Women's Shelter of Summit and Medina Counties, the only shelter providing domestic violence services within a two county radius. 

4. It's a one stop local shop for all your holiday needs! 

Just in time for post-Thanksgiving shopping, Crafty Mart not only gives artists a platform to share their talents, but also provides shoppers with the ultimate local shopping experience. On November 30th, you can join thousands across the nation by participating in Small Business Saturday right here in Akron. While you're there, you can begin checking items off your list by picking up a few unique gifts. 

{every year I pick up a dressed up box from Monica Whelan. This Kodak one was the perfect addition to my vintage camera collection}
{an adorable ring made by Barbara from Toony Jewelry}

5. Meet new people, get inspired, and spend time with loved ones!
Okay, that's really three reasons but one of my favorite things about going to Crafty Mart every year is making an afternoon out of it with my friends or sisters. We grab a delicious drink from Urban Eats and make our rounds. One of the best responses I received from a fan on Facebook was that Crafty Mart leaves her feeling inspired to create and craft.  I couldn't agree more! 

Be sure to join the event on Facebook and share with your friends! 

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1 comment:

  1. Crafty Mart is a tradition for us! We can't wait to see everyone there!