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Shop Holiday Handmade
Amidst COVID-19 gathering restrictions and record-high
unemployment rates, supporting small businesses and craft artisans has never been more
important than now. To keep the safety of shoppers as well as vendors as their highest priority,
three area market organizers have collaborated to create a comprehensive shopping
experience featuring vendors throughout the Rust Belt.
Cleveland Bazaar in Cleveland,OH; Crafty Mart in Akron, OH; and I Made It! Market in
Pittsburgh, PA, created shopholidayhandmade.com. Instead of events in three different cities,
the website will serve artist communities and shoppers alike with a live event the weekend of
November 28-29, 2020 and additional material in the weeks before.
With in-person events severely restricted, artists needed to find innovative methods to continue
their livelihoods. Collectively, the three organizers have canceled over 25 events in 2020, a
devastating loss of income for vendors who rely on summer markets to keep their businesses