Virtual Artist Market
Are you missing out on wandering through art fairs this summer? Support the work of a variety of makers from all over the country in our Virtual Artist Market network. Each vendor runs their own sales and keeps 100% of their profits.
3 Cat Max
CURIOUSLY PECULIAR PUZZLES
The 3 Cat Max puzzle collections consist of: Shimmer puzzles, brightly hand-dyed, reclaimed mirror acrylic puzzles inspired by nature; Hyper-local reclaimed Georgia wood puzzle, created with locally storm downed trees reclaimed and milled nearby; and Wooden Mandala puzzles, hand-painted watercolor on primed ply, with blended color effects. All of my puzzles are like pocket-sized love letters to send to those you are missing the most, that will bring a smile to their faces and a warm fuzzy to their hearts. Send them out to a group of friends for a virtual puzzle party, full of laughter, as you intentionally reconnect and collectively reset your minds with a problem that is cheering you on to solve it.
a is for avery
handmade minimalist clay earrings & other art
aisforavery is a bespoke collection of handmade polymer clay earrings that are modern, architectural, lightweight and minimalistic. These earrings will make you feel a little bit cooler, a bit more put together, balanced and calm. For those who embrace the minimalist aesthetic some days, want to be bold on other days, and perhaps just last week wore all the colors, textures and cuts available, you’ll find something you admire here. The hand-crafted earrings twist and dangle with each step, but won’t make a sound and are light enough that you may forget they’re on. My creations are itinerant: worn to work, the airport, a wedding, the classroom, a night out with friends, the neighborhood dive, a date, a high school reunion, and an upscale whiskey bar. A pair of handmade earrings are a great way to elevate your outfit. They’ll only enhance the wonderful person that you already are. Each pair is crafted by hand and will vary uniquely.
GOOD VIBES ONLY '93 - Retro-Nostalgic Art & Apparel
Ark--Bark Arts!, run by artist Emile "Ark" Boisvert, is a business that focuses on bringing the aesthetics of retro nostalgia and combining it with modern day styles. The most recognizable creations are Ark's holographic prints, and the artist-produced “Good Vibes” apparel line–- a tropical collection focused on the anachronism of striving for constant positivity in a world that thrives on negative energy. Ark also produces card games that frequently overlap play-style categories and aim to encourage improvisation and storytelling skills while providing older audiences with lore-driven narratives, and encourage group-play regardless of skill level or experience.
Arthur's Plaid Pants
hand drawn, hand pressed, hand pulled, handmade.
Arthur's Plaid Pants' hand drawn illustrations pull you back to sentimental pop culture moments that make us laugh. My business is sustainably run, featuring locally-sourced, environmentally-conscious materials.
The style? A hand-me-down from the elegant granny. Our colors? Inspired by the wilder one.
My work is distinguished by leather, suede, faux suede (for my vegan friends!), and fringe adornments set off by natural gemstone and vintage beads. I work primarily with gold, but also include copper and brass in some combinations. Big earrings and statement necklaces are my own preference and prevalent in my work, but I do have some smaller dangles and studs for customers that prefer them -- the goal is to have something great for everyone who stops by my shop! Some of my most favorite designs involve hand-painted florals, contrasting marbled styles, and laser engraved animal prints. I love color and strive to strike a balance between statement pieces and easy-to-wear, everyday jewelry in my line.
Boxcar Metal Co.
Custom metal signs, metal wall art and farmhouse decor
Every piece we create is designed and fabricated in our barn studio workshop in rural Genoa, Ohio (just outside of Toledo, Ohio). Our shop features a custom CNC plasma cutter that uses state-of-the-art technology to cut high-quality steel. We take great pride in our work, and every piece is thoroughly reviewed and inspected before being delivered to you.
Britney Kay Embroidery
Travel inspired hand stitched embroidery
Each item is hand embroidered with DMC thread on 100% cotton fabric. They come secured in a wooden hoop and are ready to hang. Britney has embroidered her way through 10 years and 29 countries. After living abroad, she ended up returning to her midwest roots as a Toledo area transplant, and fell in love with the local metroparks, public art and warm community. Now, with travel on hold, she is reflecting on her favorite local places and international destinations to create travel inspired pieces.
Bud and Bowl
Bud and Bowl is a small batch pottery company that makes stoneware dinnerware, homewares, and planters. All pottery is thrown potter's wheel and decorated by hand.
Co.Curated was created by Colleen Yappueying, an arts professional with a background in executive arts and product design management. The current design focus is on polymer clay earrings. Earrings are all handcrafted and designed in Co.Curated's Toledo studio.
E.Lo Ceramic Art
THE CERAMIC WORK OF EMILY LOPRESTO
Handmade colored porcelain functional wears such as mugs, bowls, vases, plates and planters. Emily LoPresto is a ceramic artist who has been working with clay for more than half her life. Her current work is functional slip cast ceramic objects for every day use with an emphasis on the process of mold making. Using modern technology to aid her process Emily views each mold as a problem to solve to resulting in a functional ceramic object.
Ella Calas Jewelry
Minimal Handmade Jewelry
Ella Calas is a contemporary jewelry maker based in metro Detroit. She graduated from the College for Creative Studies with a focus in Metalsmithing and Jewelry Design. In her work she uses traditional methods of fabrication while keeping a contemporary aesthetic inspired by architecture.
I am a children's librarian by day and an artist by night. My work attempts to explore the intersection between the cute and the terrifying. My love of both picture book illustration and weird/horror fiction have deeply influenced my aesthetic. Works for sale are mostly digital prints with a few mixed media pieces.
Firenation Glass Studio and Gallery
Firenation Glass Studio and Gallery was opened in 2002 by glass artist Matthew Paskiet. Located in Holland, Ohio, the gallery offers handmade glass gifts. Everything in the gallery was made in our studio. Our custom work includes awards, memorials, wedding frit pours, retirement gifts, and home décor. We also hold glass making experiences and private events in our studio, allowing individuals to experience glassblowing firsthand. The last several summers the Firenation Team has taken glass blowing on the road, traveling with a mobile hot shop. This year marks our 18th year as a brick and mortar gallery and studio.
Flying Magnolia Studio
Art for storytellers
Flying Magnolia Studio is a creative venture from Bailey Freeman, a visual artist, circus performer and writer based in Nashville, Tennessee. Her art marries the organic and inorganic, exploring the interplay between paint, textiles and other found objects.
Jaci Riley Jewelry
Jaci Riley is a jewelry designer + maker who is passionate about creating jewelry that is subtle and modern, but will still make a statement and draw a smile. She finds inspiration through nature, texture and her life in the Midwest. She is passionate about sustainability and loves spending time outdoors. Much of her work focuses on metal etching, and metalsmithing. Jaci's goal is to create pieces that you'll love and reach for on a daily basis. She has been making jewelry since 2007 in her studio just outside of Toledo, Ohio.
Lynnette is an artist living in Toledo, OH. She primarily crafts through polymer clay and resin, beads and found objects, and drawing (both traditional and digital). Her interest in a variety of arts and crafts prompted the name for her business, a play on "jack of all trades." Jackdaw Trades provides a variety of pieces, for decoration of both home and body, meant for interesting (perhaps too interesting) people.
Zine by Jordan Collins
This summer I made a zine called “Pandemic” and it is 52 pages of photos I’ve taken during the pandemic from March-June. The book takes you on a journey from small to big effects the pandemic has had in the community to peaceful Black Lives Matter protest turning violent. Designing this zine took a long time and a lot of learning but I love the outcome
Jodi Lynn's Emporium of Doodles
After a friend suggested that Jodi try showing her illustrations at a show, what was once a hobby became Jodi Lynn’s full-time career. Jodi works out of her home studio in Oak Park MI, and for the past 10 years has been working as an illustrator. Her work can be found in many artist shops, schools, and homes around the world.
Katrina Niswander Art & Design
Art Prints & Originals - vintage with a graphic touch
Katrina Niswander is an internationally collected fine artist and interior designer with a passion for all things that “feel like home.” Working out of her home studio in Toledo Ohio she creates artwork inspired by her large found vintage photo collection. Her work explores the complexity of nostalgia, family dynamics, group rituals, and celebrates the small moments and shared experiences that make our lives special. At times the work is more playful, and . At times the work aims to inspire conversation around shared experiences and the ways humanity must continue to grow. She creates art that bridges the gap between past and present to inspire happiness and healing in our futures.
Lauren HB Studio
Born and raised in Cleveland, OH, I received a BFA in Ceramics from Bowling Green State University and an MFA in Studio Art from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. I returned to Cleveland, Ohio after living in Minneapolis, MN for several years. My studio is in a former electric car-manufacturing factory in Lakewood, Ohio.
Meghan Yarnell was born and raised in Toledo, Ohio. She graduated from Bowling Green State University with a degree in 3D studies in 2005 and has been teaching junior high art and making pottery in her basement ever since. She makes functional porcelain pottery.
Luxury Fashion. Artist Brand.
A fun collection from MFINITY FASHION called UrbanDigitz! Enjoy original artwork you can wear. You’re invited to push your limits on color and pattern introducing a street style mix of photography, graphics, and painted canvases. This pattern-heavy brand emerges from past, present, and future exhibitions of video, live dance performances, and gutsy colorways. Create a gallery in your closet with funky wearables to exhibit your bold collection with a cool strut down your local sidewalk.
Mini Miscellaneous is the work of Toledo artist Kelly Brown. Inspired by popular foods, she creates miniature versions without any polymer clay.
by Anusree Sattaluri
Hi there! I am Anusree Sattaluri, the artist behind Outer Peace. Outer Peace by Anusree Sattaluri is a collection of Prints and Ceramics depicting overly romanticized everyday scenes designed to visually bring warmth and calm to the viewer and through the process to the creator, me! I am a self-taught artist and I draw and paint out of my apartment in Ann Arbor, Michigan while drinking copious amounts of tea. At other times you can find me at the local ceramic studio experimenting away.
Scarlet Crane Creations
In 2013 I started Scarlet Crane Creations to create high-quality products featuring screen-printed sentiments, contemporary minimalist illustrations and pattern design. Scarlet Crane Creations is located in the Jefferson-Chalmers neighborhood of Detroit, offering a variety of DIY screen printing workshops along with handmade goods that are also available in local retail stores. The product line includes tea towels, throw pillows, baskets, bags, scarves and wall art also produced along with cut and sew partners here in Detroit. A few of the collections also celebrate the architecture and landscape of Detroit. In the past year, Scarlet Crane Creations has expanded to printing fabric yardage for makers and designers and most recently printed the fabric for the “Hope for Flowers” collection of world-renowned designer, Tracy Reese.
Stacy Wong Handmade
Modern wood goods + meaningful gifts. I design and create goods which are modern, aesthetically pleasing, and functional. They are products which make you feel good about giving.
Handmade weavings and all things yarn
I learned how to crochet so I could make yarnbombs. From there, streetspun was born and has turned into a committed, constant learning of fiber art. I am a one woman team and everything I offer is handmade by myself. Fiber art is a medium where you can mix art, accessories, clothing and so much more! The possibilities are endless and that is why I love it so much!
Co-owners Drake and Chris Bunn, brothers, created Toledope. Established in April 2018. Toledope is a clothing brand that offers the latest trends in fashion to represent the people in the city of Toledo.