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1  UNITED STATES / Ohio / Re:Ohio Craft show? on: January 20, 2004 10:29:21 PM
hi all,
i found another group of people putting the same together in baltimore...  maybe they can help with ideas


2  UNITED STATES / Ohio / Re:Ohio Craft show? on: January 18, 2004 09:12:56 PM
I think it was at the Beachland Ballroom in the Flats - (the rock n roll flea market).  I don't know that it was an actual "flea market" but I think it was part of some guy's tour...  but I could be thinking of something else.  My husband used to book DIY bands in our area and he remembers someone sending a press kit that was titled "Zombos rock n roll flea market".

I have to agree with the bring your table and set up yourself with free parking idea...  that is if you don't want to go the club route or something.  There is a craft fair in Kent  (Kent State) annually that is held at a local park.  It is in the middle of summer with a rain date and it is primarily dominated by jewelry and metals people from Kent State, although there are cooks, glass blowers, flame swallowers and the like in attendance as well.  It is a community thing, but it is an outdoor venue that is really relaxed.  I know of sevaral parks in the Cleveland area as well as the Columbus area that would provide a similar venue.

Those would also be the people I would kind of look for interest in as well...  the crafts majors at universities.  Although Ohio can be cool I don't know anyone who knits "vibrator cozies"  although maybe I am hanging with the wrong crowd!  Smiley

I typed Chicago before but I meant Detroit...  although I have never been there, I just saw Detroit Rock City ~ ha! ha!
3  UNITED STATES / Ohio / Re:Ohio Craft show? on: January 18, 2004 03:24:33 PM
 Lips sealed

After reading my message, I think I sound a little bit rougher than I am .  Let me first admit that I am pregnant and sometimes my words make me sound like a real b*&ch...  I really am not...  and I am truly sorry if I offended anyone or shot down righteous ideas in a negative or unconstructive manner.  

I feel very passionately about what I do and I also feel for what other crafters do.  I tend to be an over protective person and I am really overprotective of my craft and of my business.

I really think the idea is an awesome one and one I would love to participate in.  My mind is overflowing with thoughts and ideas and I would love to find a way to put them in motion....


4  UNITED STATES / Ohio / Re:Ohio Craft show? on: January 18, 2004 02:39:11 PM
Hey....  I know I emailed this to you, but after thinking about it, I thought "why not post it"

I read the thread and I am totally into it.  I have a ton of PR experience
and I have a great business head on my shoulders. I have worked as PR
representation for a fortune 500 company in Philadelphia and events coordination
was my specialty.  Of course, that was my foo-foo pay the rent job, I am
pretty DIY at heart, but my training was the best of the best.  I worked
as the direct personal assistant to the VP and she cut me no slack...  she
happens to be a fellow crafts person in New Jersey so we were of the same

I would be willing to work on putting something together, but I want to
work with people who want it to work and who want to work for it.  I don't
know that I really got much more than "the bizarre bazaar is cool" from
the thread.  Have you spoken to other Ohio crafters with genuine interest?

I like your idea about central location, however Columbus is a bit of a
dead spot right now.  My husband worked in a club and it actually closed
down because there is just no "scene" around.  We spend a fair amount of
weekend time there and we pretty much just got the frat party vibe from
the kids around.  What have you heard?  We are pretty close to Cleveland
and the scene in Lakewood is awesome.  I think there could be the
potential for a real draw there. Attendee participance should serve as a
reason for choosing location.

I read the thread aboout using the IX center craft show and while that
might provide a great media presence, I am pretty sure that the Cleveland
media sticks to the folks they know. I think it might be a little
mainstream for bizarre bazaar types...  I also don't know that you want to
have people that would be interested in DIY type crafts being charged an
astronimical entrance fee...  I personally would not participate, or even
attend if it were held at the IX...  its owned by the Gunds and they have plenty of money as it is...  they don't allow food, beverages, cans, or even cameras and they do not allow re-entrance.  As it is sponsored by the likes of the Pepsi Co. and Huntington Bank ... it is as corporate hell as Cleveland gets...  even worse than the "Rock Hall".
I think we could do MUCH better than that!

Have you been in touch with the Boston crew or any of the participants for
ideas?  Boston is an awesome city, but it has an irreplicable scene.  It
works there because everything good works there.  I think it could work in
Ohio, but it would have to be coordinated really well.

The thread also seemed to deal with much more than an Ohio "bizarre
bazaar"...  I think at this point although it is important to brainstorm,
it is important to get together ideas with the same focus...  a show.
Remember, the Bostonians are Boston College, Harvard and Boston University
kids...  they have a knack for organization and a drive for success.

So here are a few of my ideas...  as I said before, I think its a GREAT
idea and I would love to be a part of it.  It will be work. but I think we can really pull this off!
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