We welcome applications from artists outside Northeast Ohio, especially for our larger holiday shows, and we particularly welcome applications from artists typically underrepresented at handmade events. All shows are juried, so some product categories are more competitive than others.
Cleveland Bazaar has a longstanding tradition of being welcoming and inclusive, and of treating our fellow artists like family. We expect that you will treat your peers with respect and consideration, and that you will do your best to help promote and otherwise make the shows a success.
We are adding additional workshops to our calendar that will help our artists improve their marketing and communications skills. Please join our private vendor group on Facebook after you've submitted your application, where we post opportunities such as these.
All Cleveland Bazaar applications will be made using Submittable, and all billing* will be done via Xero invoice unless other arrangements are made. (You can use PayPal to pay these invoices).
*Timely invoice payments are expected; unless you have communicated with the show organizers for an extension, you risk losing your place if you do not pay on time.
Cleveland Bazaar is northeast Ohio's longest-running indie handmade holiday popup. We got our start at what is now 78th Street Studios in 2004 and have steadily expanded in the years since. Bazaar prides itself on being an inclusive, welcoming environment for makers, artists and small businesses at all levels of development, and we have an active private online community that provides support and education year-round. Forget the buzzwords. We're about doing business, having fun doing it, and finding like-minded makers who can help each other along the way. If that sounds good to you, read on!
This form will allow you to apply to all three currently-scheduled holiday Bazaar shows in 2021. We are opening applications as early as we can to give you additional time to plan your show schedule for the year. The dates for each show are as follows:
- Winterfest/5th Street Arcades: Saturday November 27th
- Lake Affect Studios: Sunday December 5th
- 78th Street Studios: Saturday December 11th and Sunday December 12th
Please click "going" on each of the linked Facebook events above to help us spread the word, and/or share them to your timeline so other great makers can find us!
As in previous years, we have established a $15 administrative/jurying fee for applications to encourage only serious applicants. We are a handmade only show, which means we do not accept MLM vendors such as Lularoe, Jamberry, doTerra, etc.
We are a juried show, which means that your application will go in front of multiple people who will rank your application based on the information you supply. Applications in various categories are then compared against each other and rank ordered. Some categories are more popular than others (jewelry is particularly full every year).
We strive for a balance of quality, a variety of price points across all exhibitors, and a number of other factors on the individual seller level, including success at previous Bazaar events, effective social media usage, and active promotion of prior Bazaar shows, if any.
The last point is very important: we are far more effective when we work together. For the holiday shows we provide a hands on, how-to guide with instructions and expectations for pre-show social media promotion by our accepted sellers. If everyone does their part, EVERYONE succeeds. If you are accepted please understand we will expect you to participate, or ask for help if needed.