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Craft Show popping up for Holiday Hop

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Veteran crafter Mary Martineau has a new event for the holidays, the Holiday Hop PopUp Shop, happening this Saturday, December 7th in the Garden Theater.

“The “new show” is totally Clinton Reno’s fault,” says Martineau. “I mean, to his credit. We have set up together for various holiday shows through the years. He came up with the idea of having a pop up shop during the Holiday Hop. And then he said something like, “I could look for a space for us in the Short North, but let’s face it, who has better contacts?” I agreed, but told him that if I found a space he’d have to design us a cool image for posters and promotions and he conceded.”

Reno certainly delivered on the cool poster art with a snowman jack-in-the-box, a toy that’s definitely not from the Island of Misfit Toys.

When checking for venues, the Garden Theater was available for the December 7th date, which was serendipitous for Martineau.

“We absolutely created this event to coincide with the Holiday Hop,” she says. “I owned a gallery in the Short North for five years, then I became the Director of the Short North Business Association for a few years. I LOVED (and still do) the Holiday Hop. The whole holiday season in the Short North is just magical and wondrous to me.”

She reached out to all of the Crafty Cotillion members which got the word out to the entire Columbus Crafting Community and will have a good amount of vendors with unique handmade goodies for you to gift to family and friends for the holidays.

What will be special for Saturday’s event?

“My friend Mara Marcom is an elementary school art teacher and she volunteered to orchestrate some kids activities,” says Martineau. “From 12-4PM your kiddos can come in and make an ornament or faux stained glass window. I worked with the Short North Arts District and they are going to station Santa Claus at the theater for kids of all ages. Stage Left is the theater’s bar and they will be open both to house some of our artisans and to serve some special holiday-inspired beverages. They don’t usually have draft beer, but The Actual Brewing Company is going to deliver some just for the Holiday Hop Pop Up Shop. Featured on draft will be Fat Julian Imperial Stout, Ingenuity Lemongrass Saison and Orthodox Winter IPA for sipping while shopping.”

Jewelry by M.E. is a collective handmade jewelry business of pieces created using Precious Metals Clay that is sculpted, stamped, sanded, cured, fired and polished resulting in beautiful one of a kind designs.

There will also be a special table with donated items where all money raised will go to help Alison and Nick Nocera, the couple behind Alison Rose, get back on their feet after a car accident a couple of weeks ago.

Martineau will be selling her hats from felted wool sweaters, along with her regular Short North and comic image coasters, magnets, mirrors, pendants and buttons.

“To have the opportunity to have the one day Holiday Hop Pop Up Shop makes me nostalgic for my little shop at E. 2nd Avenue and High Street,” she says. “But more than that it’s a wonderful way to support those who are creating unique items that will make wonderful gifts all the while supporting small, local, independent artisans and businesses.”

What the Rock?! will be making buttons free to attendees. Collaborators behind the Holiday Hop PopUp Shop include Martinuea (head HHPUS wrangler), Clinton Reno (graphic designer extraordinaire), Mara Marcom (kids activity activist), Noah Rogers (Short North Stage’s spectacular manager), Betsy Pandora (Short North Alliance’s awesome Executive Director) and donations from great supportive shops like What the Rock?!, Wholly Craft! and Allison Rose.

The Holiday Hop Pop Up Shop is will take place at the Garden Theater on Saturday, December 7 from 12-10 p.m. Admission is free to The Garden Theater located at 1187 North High Street, Columbus, OH 43201. For more information visit their Facebook page.

Participating vendors include:

AlisonRose: apparel and accessories silk-screened with original designs
Annette Lasker Art & Illustration: holiday cards, keychain charms, coin purses, puff and stuffs, art prints
Beaniestalk: upcycled leather and suede hair accessories and jewelry
beau and pearl: handmade jewelry and accessories
Ben Boh Botanicals: vegan soap and body products
Black Market: handcrafted jewelry, hand knit scarves, crocheted hats
Clinton Reno: hand-screened illustrations and indie rock posters
Corazon y Mano: jewelry, knitted items and coasters
Crafty Beavers: knitted kitty hats, plush kitties, marble magnets, scarves and arm warmers
Creux Poche: fabric bowls, baskets, candle holders and bookmarks
Dragon Ikka: Japanese calligraphy art and jewelry
Ecomaram: felted wool flowers and accessories, bags, sewn artwork, map pins
Ethix Skincare: Queen Anne’s face cream, DIY lip balm kits and aromatherapy sprays
Forget Me Knots by Maly: art and home décor made from recycled wooden pallets
Good Food Bakery: gluten-free baked goodies and tasty treats
Green Handle Designs: handmade jewelry and duct tape accessories including flowers and clutch purses
The Heirloom Tomato: jewelry made from colorful vintage earrings and brooches, hair accessories, infinity scarves
Hev-Vin Designs: tote bags, messenger bags, bunting banners and pillow shams from feed sacks and feltedsweaters
Homohio: original screen printed t-shirts with Ohio and GLBT-positive messages
Honeyrun Farm: raw and infused honey, beeswax candles, soap, lip balm and bee pollen
humble soap co.: handmade vegan soap
Igloo Letterpress: cards, gift wrap, books, tags, coasters and bookplates
Jennifer Sadler Designs: jewelry designs incorporating repurposed elements including vintage beads and telephone wire
Jennifer’s Custom Designs: vintage-inspired, steampunk and repurposed jewelry
Jewelry by M.E.: metal clay jewelry
Juli Rogers: notecards and holiday cards with original designs and witticisms
Once Upon a Time, Again: recycled Golden Book Journals and Disney Autograph Books
Patrice Lehocky Designs: dinnerware deconstructed: jewelry from broken China dishes
Pattycake Bakery: sticky buns, cupcakes, cookies and whoopee pies
Petal Handmade: handbags, clutch purses, bowties, lanyards and watchbands
Poor Sparrow: necklaces, bracelets, earrings and rings
Poshta Design: handcrafted paper goods including greeting cards, calendars and magnet sets
Red Giraffe Designs: jewelry, home décor and accessories
Sharone Putter: original prints and enameled jewelry
Shaterra: repurposed jewelry and leather accessories
Soaps n Suds: soaps, bath and body products
Sweettooth Studio: lampworked glass bead pendants, earrings, key chains and bookmarks
Transformations: coasters and mirrors with Short North and comic book images, upcycled sweater hats
Umbrella Girl Productions: potholders, kitchen towels, sewn stationery and hair scarves
Wholly Craft!: handmade goods from more than 200 artisans and crafters
Zebra Pie Gifts: 100% soy candles, glass tile jewelry and handmade greeting cards

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