It's time for our monthly Pop Up Market, this Saturday May 2nd, 5-9pm.  It is being held in conjunction with the downtown Akron Art Walk which takes place the first Saturday of each month.  You can find Crafty Mart's Pop Up Market on the third floor of Summit Artspace (140 E. Market St. Akron OH 44308.) 

Even if you attended last week's Mom & Pop Shoppe, we encourage you to join us this week--there will be new faces and new experiences to be had at this month's Art Walk Pop Up Market.  Looking for something special to give as a gift for Mother's Day, May 10th, 2015?  Let us make this easy for you--and help you support local, small-business makers!

Just who is ShiSho? "We are like ethereal cherub twins who sing acoustic punk rock songs with the zeal and fury of a thousand jumping beans and one thunderstorm. Also Midge plays accordion." Hahaha!

Just who is ShiSho? "We are like ethereal cherub twins who sing acoustic punk rock songs with the zeal and fury of a thousand jumping beans and one thunderstorm. Also Midge plays accordion." Hahaha!

Crafty Mart is super psyched to welcome the folk-punk duo ShiSho to perform this Saturday at our Pop Up Market.  The teenage sisters Vivian and Midge Ramone, who perform together as ShiSho, are playing at Oddmall earlier in the day.  (Oddmall is Sat. May 2nd, noon-8pm, and Sun. May 3rd, noon-6pm at John S. Knight Center.) ShiSho will perform at Crafty Mart's Pop Up Market around 7pm.  I asked Vivian about her performance for us and she replied, "Crafty Mart is near and dear, and we're proud to be invited back. We go every year and we think it's a great staple of the local arts scene."  We love you too, ShiSho!  You don't want to miss our very first pop up concert at our Art Walk Pop Up Markets.  Follow the adventures of ShiSho on Facebook HERE.

 

Three Sisters Momo employs former Bhutanese refugees now living in the Greater Akron area.  Positive, uplifting things are happening in North Hill!

Three Sisters Momo employs former Bhutanese refugees now living in the Greater Akron area.  Positive, uplifting things are happening in North Hill!

Saturday's Pop Up Market is another opportunity to taste and enjoy the Nepali dumplings of Three Sisters Momo.  This woman-owned mobile food business is a success story straight out of Akron's own North Hill.  We're all looking forward to devouring more delicious dumplings from Three Sisters Momo at Akron Better Block on May 15th, 16th and 17th on N. Main St in North Hill.  You'll be there, right?  Follow Three Sisters Momo on Facebook HERE.

 

Did you hear the buzz about Lily Jars after last week's Mom & Pop Shoppe?  I sure did.  Everyone was talking about the delightful cakes in jars.  What fun it must be to be a cake designer!  Crafty Mart is lucky to have these new-to-us vendors return for this Saturday's Akron Farm & Flea Market.  Did you see that they have a special Mother's Day cake in a jar too?  Where's my spoon?  Follow Lily Jars on Facebook HERESaturday, May 2nd from 9am-2pm is the very first Akron Farm & Flea Market monthly event of the season.  You can find this downtown event in the parking lots next to Urban Eats and Musica (51 E. Market St)  For more information about the Akron Farm & Flea Market, click HERE.

As always, admission to the Akron Art Walk and Crafty Mart's Pop Up Market is FREE.  Come and join us on the 3rd floor of Summit Artspace (140 E. Market St.) in downtown Akron on Saturday, May 2nd from 5pm-9pm.  For a complete list all participating vendors and more information about the event itself, please click HERE.  We'll see you on Saturday!

 

 

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