Market Bleu is a curated artisan market held quarterly at the Contemporary Arts Center. The twist? It's in the evening, from 6-10 p.m.
The market showcases elevated handmade products and fine arts from vendors across the region, ranging from Greater Cincinnati makers to those from Cleveland, Columbus and Louisville as well as Lexington, Philadelphia and Virginia.
The artisans are selected by co-founders Beth Kalinsky, the maker behind hand-dyed textile brand Eliza Dot Design, and her partner Mathew Frantz. The more streamlined approach to a modern market means there is a focus on high-quality works from working artists — think an upscale flea with vetted vendors. And the evening hours means it’s a perfect place to pop by before or after dinner or cocktails.
Expect to see glasswork, ceramics, upcycled and ethical jewelry, small-batch candles, paper art and the like.
6-10 p.m. Saturday, July 27. Free admission. Contemporary Arts Center, 44 E. Sixth St., Downtown, marketbleu.com.