Be Thankful for Small Business Saturday and Arts in Columbus

This is the weekend to be thankful for so many things including the art scene in Central Ohio and Small Business Saturday….not a lot going on because of the holidays BUT think about supporting local businesses instead of spending all of your money at Black Friday events.  Every little burg has plenty of neighborhood stores and many of them support local artists.  Get out there and support them on Saturday!!!

Small Business Saturday

Short North District

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Beginning on Black Friday, shop at select retailers in the Short North Arts District to receive a free, limited edition Short North Arts District Black Friday Messenger Bag. Bags will be available with purchase at participating retailers while supplies last through Small Business Saturday and the remainder of the weekend.

The high-quality bag displays a map of High Street, and is available to the first 1,000 shoppers at participating businesses. Bring them back to the District all season long for special deals and gifts with purchase.

Continue to shop small and local in the Short North Arts District on Small Business Saturday, and make sure to grab a Short North Arts District Black Friday Messenger Bags with purchase, before they run out. Want to watch the Ohio State vs. Michigan game? Shop before or game time and hit your favorite Short North Arts District spot to see the Buckeyes battle the team from up north.

The event is free and open to the public. More information is available here:

Not Your Mama’s Big Holiday Market


10 a.m.-3 p.m.

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Come shop 70 + of the most amazing artist and makers Ohio has to offer. Each vendor has been hand selected for their quality and impeccable taste and talent!
This year’s market will again be held in the Short North‘s beautiful Greek Orthodox Catherdral
555 N High St, Columbus, OH
100 swag bags filled with local goodies and coupons will be sold at the door for $5 each with profits benefiting She Has A Name, a local human trafficking advocate. These bags went quickly last year, so be the first in line to grab yours.

Columbus Idea Foundry

Small Business Saturday


10 a.m.- 2 p.m.


Shop small during Small Business Saturday hosted by Columbus Idea Foundry resident blacksmith Adlai Stein of Macabee Metals.
The CIF will be open to shoppers 10am-2pm who can score unique handcrafted gifts, furniture, decor, fine art, jewelry and more from the CIF community including:
Kate Morgan Art
Devon Palmer Woodturning
Noeldoubt Designs
Nearing Polymer Clay – ornaments for people and places
Eric Lanese Woodcraft
Joseph May – Ohio Light Boxes
Tim Bradford – Pen Turning Make and Take.
John Noel – NoelDoubt Creations
Tery Griner – Casting make and take
Megs LeVasure – Pottery
Adlai Stein / Macabee Metals – Iron Work


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