Three local artists will compete for a chance to win a $2000 grant at the 2021 Creative Catapult by Crafty Mart. Crafty Mart is a local non-profit that serves and empowers artists, makers, and artisans in the greater Akron area.
The 2021 Creative Catapult will be held on on Saturday, October 9, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m., located at the Signal Tree Event Space in Bounce Innovation Hub, at 526 S. Main St. in Akron. Each artist will prepare a pitch and a display of their handmade goods so attendees can review their work and vote for their favorite.
2021 Creative Catapult Artists:
● Black Culture Candles: Small-batch, hand-poured candles that honor the culture and legacy of the experiences that unite us and celebrate Black joy through scent.
● Blue Door Atelier: Intuitive art that creates joyful, adventurous experiences for adults and children.
● P31 Art & Design LLC: Hand-painted canvases and items to build networks that last a lifetime and inspire others to a life of grace and good works.
“These makers have worked so hard to get to this point, and Crafty Mart is thrilled to give them this opportunity to advance their small business,” said Marissa McClellan, Executive Director, Crafty Mart. “After last year’s virtual event, we are so excited to gather in person again and connect our makers with community members who are passionate about supporting entrepreneurship and the arts here in Akron.”
General admission tickets are $50, which includes admission to the event, dinner, and a box with products from each maker. VIP tickets are $75, which includes admission to the event, dinner, a box with products from each maker, champagne, and open bar.