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WARNING: If you're looking for tissue box covers, cheesy knickknacks and other grandma-inspired craft projects for your gift-giving essentials, we'd like to suggest not checking out the following Cleveland shopping events. Really. Stay away.
Here in Cleveland, we’re a town of makers and shakers who put on a bounty of indie craft show and art walks that are chock full of cool handmade wares, locally made gifts and creative art that you'll (thankfully) never find at any big box retailer.
Avoid the Black Friday rush with a holiday stroll through Larchmere’s Historical Commercial District. Browse the shops for that perfect gift that you could never find online. If your feet are all strolled out, hop aboard the horse-drawn carriages and enjoy Girl Scouts caroling along the street. Oh, and did we mention the complimentary treats and drinks?
Bundle up for the final Little Italy art walk of 2018. Peek in the Murray Hill galleries, boutiques and eateries of Cleveland’s oldest neighborhood. Hop on Santa’s lap at Alta House, pick out the perfect poinsettia at Urban Orchid, and sample the port at Little Italy Wines. Ready to walk?
Hale Farm welcomes more than twenty vendors for a holiday market in the Gatehouse. Ohio faves like Root Candles, Waggoners Chocolates and Kirkwood Farm are calling your name. Not to mention exclusive gifts handcrafted at Hale. Be sure to check out the Bomba Tacos & Rum takeover at Cafe 1810, too.
A holiday celebration of the arts for all ages. Get your day off to a good start with “A Christmas Story” at the Capitol Theatre. $1 tickets FTW! Then fill those holiday stockings at the many pop-up shops around the Gordon Square Arts District.
This roving indie craft show is Northeast Ohio’s longest-running event of its kind, delivering more than a decade of handmade delights. At the Cleveland Bazaar, expect one-stop shopping for local loot that runs the gamut from jewelry to confections. On Dec. 8-9, kick your holiday shopping up a notch and support local makers at the annual “Cleveland Bazaar Holiday!” extravaganza at the 78th Street Studios.
Hit the Warehouse District for a night of pop-up shopping. Each district landmark hosts a different shop — Chris Deaghan Art at Barley House, Revival Body Care at Brasa Grill, Rock City Cleveland tees at Velvet Dog, among many others. Holidays wearing you down? Swing by Phoenix Coffee, where every $20 spent earns a free cappuccino.
The weather might be cold, but Walkabout Tremont is just heating up. The monthly walkabout moves inside for the holidays, but still offers the same shopping, gallery openings, live music and food/drink specials as always. Scope out the neighborhood’s best art while sampling some fall- and holiday-themed specials.
Referred to locally as the “Screw Factory,” the Lake Erie Building in Lakewood was a former factory built in the 1900s. Today, the unique industrial space serves a number of different purposes, but is most known for housing dozens of artists' studios. The facility opens its doors for an open studio shopping experience featuring more than 60 artists and craftspeople on Dec. 14-15.
With a motto of, “We’re not a market — we’re a movement,” this is no ordinary flea market. Designed as a small business incubator for creative types, the Cleveland Flea showcases the wares of 170+ artists and makers. And if your gift-giving list could use some more indie cred this year, don’t miss the Holiday Flea at the Madison on Cleveland’s near east side Dec. 14-16. [NOTE: This is a ticketed event]
Holden Arboretum presents a holiday marketplace brimming with environmentally-friendly, nature-themed gifts. Turn the season green with handmade jewelry, ceramics, stoneware and wood art. There’s no better place to get in touch with nature and cross a few names off the shopping list. Can’t wait? Hit up the Preview Party on Nov. 16.
In town this holiday season and want to blow through your holiday gift-giving list? Do it. Here are some shopping options in The Land.