Cleveland Bazaar is Northeast Ohio's longest running indie handmade event. We've been doing shows since 2004 in spaces all over Cleveland, and continue to grow from year to year.

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.

Hello and welcome! Cleveland Bazaar will return to Market Square Park in Ohio City on the first and third Saturdays of each month (May-Oct) in 2020 and our maker application is now open!

Deadline for all applications is March first 2020.

You must have all application materials submitted by that date to be considered, and we have instituted a $10 jurying fee to ensure only serious applicants. This covers all events listed on this application and is a non-returnable, one time fee. Please note that our events are handmade- and local designer-focused and we do not accept MLM sellers such as LuLaRoe, Jamberry, etc.

Market Square Park

Held in the park across from the West Side Market from 10-4:00, this show gets extra traffic from not only the Market but also other events happening in the neighborhood such as the Sparx City Hop in September. You will need a 10x10' tent. Spaces are $70 per date.

Dates (RSVP on Facebook here)

  • Saturday 23 May
  • Saturday 6 June
  • Saturday 20 June 
  • Saturday 4 July
  • Saturday 18 July
  • Saturday 1 Aug
  • Saturday 15 Aug
  • Saturday 5 Sept
  • Saturday 19 Sept
  • Saturday 3 Oct
  • Saturday 17 Oct


Jurying, acceptance and billing:

Please note: this has changed slightly from previous years so that we can accommodate as many different vendors as possible, and so we aren't billing vendors for dates they are no longer able to do. In addition, as our application software only allows us to mark applications accepted or declined, there is no way to mark individual show dates acceptances, so read on for how the process works:

After the main application deadline (1 March) has passed, our jury will meet to consider applications. If you are in the first round of accepted applicants, you will receive a preliminary list of dates for which you have been accepted before we begin billing, at which point you will need to confirm all chosen dates and agree to the show terms.

If vendors are unable to do any of the dates selected during this application process, we'll revisit our wait list and offer second round acceptances to the next set of applicants until all dates are filled.

Thank you for your interest in our 2020 summer shows! We are very much looking forward to seeing your work.

This form will allow you to apply to all three currently-scheduled holiday Bazaar shows in 2020. We are opening applications now 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: November 28th
Lake Affect Studios: December 5th
78th Street Studios: December 12th-13th

As in previous years, we have established a $15 administrative/jurying fee for applications to encourage only serious applicants.

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 handmade vendors can find us!

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