Monday, October 4, 2010

Show Schedule for October, November, December

Wanted to share where you can find me live and in person for the remainder of the year!

First up, we have the last outdoor event of the year; the Harvest Festival at St. Clare's Convent in Hartwell.  If this is your first visit to the Centennial Barn and the surrounding grounds, you are in for a treat.  The convent is holding this event to celebrate its expanded community garden and urban farm.  There will be a free petting zoo and hayrides throughout the day, as well as crafters, artists, and produce farmers selling their goods.  Can you think of a better way to celebrate Fall?  Neither can I.

Harvest Festival
Saturday, October 23rd
10:00am - 6:00pm
110 Compton Road, located on the border between Hartwell and Wyoming

November is a busy, busy month.  You ready?

First up is Oddmall.  That's right, I'm heading North to Hudson, Ohio (a stone's throw from Cleveland) to take part in one of my favorite shows.  This is my first time taking part in their Holiday show, dubbed Chrishanukwanzmadan, and it is sure to be outstanding.  Not only do I love the folks who run this show (event coordinator Andy Hopp is the artist responsible for the charming fellow below), but they have a very special guest who will be gracing us with her presence - April Winchell, the notorious wit behind Regretsy.  Ooh, I'm getting excited just thinking about it!

Saturday, Novemer 6th

10:00am - 6:00pm
Clarion Hotel and Conference Center (Akron area)
240 East Hines Hills Road, Hudson, Ohio 44236

The very next weekend, I'm on my home turf at Dater Montessori's 2nd annual Craft Show & Sale.  This is Miss Kallisto's school, and I love doing my part to support it.  I'm currently teaching a Monster Making class as part of the After School Enrichment Program, and some of my students will be working their Girl Scout table, raising funds for their troop with their crafts.  We are thrilled to be in our gorgeous remodeled building, now one of the most enviromentally-minded schools in Ohio!  Come check it out and support a wonderful community of lovely folks.

The Dater Community Craft Show & Sale
Saturday, November 13
11:00am - 5:00pm
2840 Boudinot Avenue, Cincinnati Ohio, 45238

To wrap up my craft show marathon, I'll be at Crafty Supermarket the Saturday before Thanksgiving.  This is a show I am enormously proud to be a part of.  It is located in the Clifton Cultural Art Center in the gaslight district in Clifton, formerly Clifton School.  This is a fun, old building that is filled with the very best indie craft show Cincinnati has to offer.  This show is NOT to be missed!  This is the same show I was featured in Cincinnati Magazine for earlier this year.  There will be food vendors, a live DJ, and over 50 fabulous craft vendors.  Really.  Be there.  The first 100 in the door get free bags o' swag, and the line starts forming early!

Crafty Supermarket
Saturday, November 20th 
(mere days from my 35th birthday, so come buy me something :)
11:00am - 6:00pm
3711 Clifton Avenue, Cincinnati Ohio 45220

After 3 shows in 3 weeks, I will retreat to my brother's apartment in Brooklyn for Thanksgiving and to wonder how I got so damn old.  

Now on to December.  I will be part of the Northside Art Sale in the ever hip and happening neighborhood of Northside.  This will be my first time participating in the Holiday edition of this show, and I'm looking forward to it being indoors!  The monsoon that suddenly swept over us at the summer show tested my children's' patience for their mother's chosen profession, for sure.  I can't tell you how often I've heard, "but Mommy, I don't like outdoor shows!" since then.  So, yay for indoors.  Suck it up kids.  I digress.

Northside Holiday Art Sale
Saturday, December 4
10:00am - 3:00pm
North Presbyterian Church

4222 Hamilton Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45223

That's it for now, kittens.  If other shows pop up that appeal to me and fit in my schedule, I'll be sure to let you know.  I am very picky about the shows I take part in.  It is important to me to participate in shows that support great neighborhoods and communities I am proud to be a part of.  I also work hard to find independently-minded craft shows, the ones with artists that think outside of the box, push the boundaries of the craftworld, and are up-and-coming artists.  If I'm taking part in a show, it's not to make a quick buck, it's because I believe whole-heartedly in the people involved in it.  So come show your support!  We create our art because of the passion we feel for what we do.  We are driven to create, we can't help it.  So if you come and buy it, we get to go home and make more!

And there, my friends, is the beauty of buying handmade.