Holiday: Crafty Supermarket

This year’s Holiday Show — the 13th event since 2009 — takes place on Saturday in the Music Hall Ballroom.

click to enlarge Chris Salley Davis (left) and Grace Dobush prepare for the 13th Crafty Supermarket event.
Chris Salley Davis (left) and Grace Dobush prepare for the 13th Crafty Supermarket event.

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n the darker pre-Etsy days in the early 2000s, Grace Dobush had a website that served as her handmade shop for paper goods. It included a little note for people to mail her checks or money orders. This seemingly shady operation happened in a time when DIY crafting was a lesser-known art.

But Dobush, then attending Kent State for journalism, took printmaking and bookbinding classes and got hooked on the crafty community there. She went to the Cleveland Bizarre Bazaar craft show and Handmade Arcade in Pittsburgh, where she later lived, and wanted to solidify a similar community when she moved to Cincinnati in 2007. 

She did that just two years later with the conception of Crafty Supermarket, the area’s premier and now overwhelmingly popular “indie craft fair.” This year’s Holiday Show — the 13th event since 2009 — takes place on Saturday in the Music Hall Ballroom. Read a full interview with Dobush here.


Crafty Supermarket’s Holiday Show takes place 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday at Music Hall. More info: craftysupermarket.com.


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