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Since October 2007, Cleveland Handmade has brought together artists and craftspeople from Northeast Ohio and promoted the value of buying and selling handmade goods. We foster relationships and provide opportunities for education, socializing, and networking among creators. We bring together resources that benefit our members and share our members’ stories with the public.

Cleveland Handmade members specialize in a wide range of fine and funky art and craft, including jewelry, clothing, handbags and other accessories, fiber arts, handmade glass, ceramics, paintings, prints, photography, home decor, and repurposed vintage pieces.

Cleveland Handmade Markets LLC spun off as a separate organization in 2010. Cleveland Handmade LLC and Cleveland Handmade Markets LLC are two legally separate organizations, but we work closely together for the benefit of artists and craftspeople in Northeast Ohio.

All original content on this site is © Cleveland Handmade LLC unless otherwise noted.


Cleveland Handmade maintains a mailing list for its members where we list calls for artists and show opportunities. To get your show listed, please email info {{at}} clevelandhandmade {{dot}} com. Be sure to include the date(s), time, location, a short description of the show, the contact person’s name and email, and a website where artists can go for more information if possible. We are NOT able to include any files, such as applications, contracts, or the like, although we can include a web link to them if you already have them posted somewhere (Dropbox is a good — and free — choice). We send our member newsletter about once a month, so please note that last-minute calls for artists may not reach our membership in time. Please plan ahead.


Lori Paximadis, co-founder, membership director:
info {{at}} clevelandhandmade {{dot}} com

Kathryn Patton, co-founder, Markets coordinator:
kathy {{at}} clevelandhandmade {{dot}} com


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