Summer is finally HERE! If you are anything like me, you're looking for opportunities to get out of the house and explore our wonderful city. The monthly downtown Artwalk is just the experience you're craving. The Artwalk always includes the wonderful restaurants along Main Street and up Market, the galleries and events at Northside, and, of course--the art and the Crafty Mart Pop-Up Market at Summit Artspace as well. Please join us on Saturday, June 4th to experience the excitement of Akron's art & culture. Also in Summit Artspace this Saturday is the Wandering Aesthetics' Full Circle Storytelling event, a Rubber City Shakespeare performance, and the final weekend for the pop up Akron Sound Museum exhibit.
Our Pop-Up Market is your opportunity to find Dad a fun, locally made gift for Father's Day (Sunday, June 19th). We're bringing 21 of our favorite handmade makers and artists to showcase their wares. We'll also have traditional Greek cuisine from Western Fruit Basket and wine will be available. You'll find us--as usual--on the 3rd floor of Summit Artspace (140 E. Market St. Akron, OH 44308) and we'll be doing our thing from 5pm-10pm on Saturday.
Our WORKSHOP opportunity this month is amazing! Join Jake and Lisa, the makers behind the felted animals of Ninna Nanna to create your own felted miniature pet or favorite animal! Using needle felting techniques, participants will turn loose wool fibers into miniature animal sculptures. Special felting needles will help you shape and poke the wool to form a base, add details, facial features and personality to your little creation. Bring a photograph of the animal you'd like to make, we'll supply all materials and tools. Check out the super cute Ninna Nanna website.
Tickets for the workshop can be purchased HERE. You have only 2 more days to sign-up, so grab a friend and reserve your spot now.
Check out this list of artists/makers who will be joining us for the Pop-Up Market:
Lulu June Handmade Creatives
Sugar Bomb Confections
Rocks Are People Too
Chris Deighan Art
Meggie Sue Designs
Holstein Candle Shop
Layers of Me
There's something for everyone at the June Pop-Up Market during the Artwalk. There's tons to experience from 5pm-10pm. See you then.
Looking forward: the next Crafty Mart is Saturday, June 18th, 9am-noon when we'll be joining Countryside Conservancy at Howe Meadow Farmers' Market. Mark your calendars for that now--you don't want to miss it!