Maker Town Showcases 700+ Ohio Artists
The nation’s first mobile app for discovering local makers was invented in 2020, with a focus on Northeast Ohio. Now, Maker Town is expanding to include arts-based entrepreneurs across the entire state.
Designed to help creative businesses become more visible to nearby consumers interested in handmade goods, Maker Town has evolved into a useful tool for putting hundreds of local artists, galleries, makers, and markets at the fingertips of anyone who owns an iPhone or Android. With an easy interface to filter and scroll images, videos, events and a map, this innovative directory app presents an instant view of nearby companies that offer handcrafted jewelry, furniture, wall art, home decor, fashion and more.
A MOBILE APP FOR FINDING LOCAL ART
Any art business looking to build a stronger presence with local art lovers can join the Maker Town community, whether they operate an online shop, a physical store, or a home studio. App users looking to connect or shop with an artisan they discover are linked directly to their website, Etsy page, or social media profile, eliminating the problem of makers having to manage yet another commerce platform.
As a mobile directory of over 700 creative companies, Maker Town offers any business the ability to claim its listing. Becoming a subscriber means businesses can add more images or videos, and includes a spotlight on their profile in the feed. Maker Town also offers embedded advertising options to local event planners looking to attract the app’s art-loving users to their upcoming shows.
A POPUP MARKET FOR SHOPPING LOCAL
But Maker Town isn’t just bringing mobile technology to the arts scene. It also operates sixteen popup markets annually in Cleveland at multiple locations, including 78th Street Studios’ lower level during the monthly Third Friday Art Walk. This summer, planners are teaming up with Vino Veritas Cellars Winery in Old Brooklyn to host the Maker Town Vintage + Handmade Market from 11 am to 4 pm on June 26 and September 25. This free, outdoor, dog-friendly event will feature over twenty Ohio makers nestled in the winery landscape, offering visitors a charming setting to shop locally-made art products and hand-crafted local wine.
MAKER TOWN VINTAGE & HANDMADE MARKET | 11AM-4PM SUNDAY, JUNE 26 & SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 25 AT VINO VERITAS CELLARS WINERY
Vino Veritas Cellars Winery is located at 4103 Memphis Avenue in Cleveland, Ohio.
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