NEXT FLEA: SATURDAY, AUG. 8, 2015 // 9 A.M. - 4 P.M. // TYLER VILLAGE (3615 SUPERIOR AVE) — RAIN OR SHINE!
Dare we say it? It's almost time for back-to-school shopping! But August Flea is about more than pencils and old books. Let's savor summer. This month's 140 vendors cover vintage to flea finds, art, handmade and apparel, furniture, home decor and plenty to eat.
Booth numbers are listed in ( ). New vendors are marked with * in the listing and hot pink on the map. Download your August Flea Map (PDF) and plan your journey through this treasure hunt.
APPAREL, PORTAGE + ACCESSORIES
APE MADE (19) / Cuyahoga Collective (139) / FOUNT (80) / Fresh Brewed Tees (140) / Liz Sabo | Handcrafted Bags (115) / Made By Superior (102) / Re/Dress (88) / The Social Dept. (109) / The Wandering Wardrobe (138) / ViviAnna Banana LLC (113) / Whiskey Grade (137) / Wright and Rede (92) / Yellowcake Shop (104)
ART + HANDMADE
Blair Ritchey (97) / Brighton Wool & Honey Co. (114) / c.irene (78) / Chris Deighan Artwork (121) / Citizen Woodshop* (44) /clear blur design* (56) / erika originals (89) / Fizz Creative (99) / Foundry Woodprints (112) / Georgette Frances Jewelry (100) / Gizmo Audio (42) / Green Thumb Design Inc (64) / Grey Cardigan (73) / Heirloom Greetings by Shelly Louise (76) / HiddenWorlds (127) /Hook & Pattern* (83) / kimberly monaco designs (131) / Lackey Road Guitars (46) / the little white barn co. (35) / Love, Anji (38) / Object Apparel* (84) / Paper Cutz(93) / Seaworthi (58) / St. Croix Farms (45) / Studio KMR Photography (123) / Two Pooch Paperie (91)
CANDLES, BATH + BODY CARE
FOOD + DRINK
The Agrarian Collective (3) / Bearded Buch (22) / Brewnuts (6) /Campbell's Sweets Factory (26) / Chill Pop Shop (150) / Cleveland Bagel Co (4) / Cleveland Pickle (1) / Comrade's BBQ (29) /Coquette Patisserie (11) / DonutLab (18) / Elise's Crêpes (148) / Floured Apron, LLC (149) / Fresh Fork Market (13) / FruitVibe Juice Co. (30) / Heaven Can Wait (101) / Inca Tea (24) / La Banana Frita (12) / LaLa Custom Cake (32) / Lemonade Bar (8) / Manna Food Truck (141) / Maple Lanes (27) / Mason's Creamery (147) / Melt Bar and Grilled Inc (17) / Nathan's Coffee Roasting (5) / off the GRIDdle (143) / Old City Soda (2) / Philomena Bake Shop (20) / Piccadilly Artisan Yogurt (14) / The Pierogi Lady (9) / Pitta (34) / Pope's Kitchen (16) / The Proper Pig Smokehouse (142) / Randy’s Pickles LLC (107) / SnowBros Shavery, LLC* (151) / Team Sawyer (10) / Wholly Frijoles food truck (144) / Wok N Roll Food Truck (146) / Wolf Boy Provisions (15)
FURNITURE, CERAMICS + HOUSEWARES
Fourth Coast Design Co. (132) / Gina DeSantis Ceramics (87) / Heck's Revival (116) / Lauren H-B Studio (86) / Loisoleta (117) / Moderncre8ve (75/77) / The Salvaged Boutique (111) / SisStyle (28) / SlainteHome (110) / Storyline Design (119) / Wood-n-What Knot (106)
Allie M. Designs (41) / Beethings Studio Jewelry (48) / Bellatrix Jewelry (49) / buythebead (118) / Glam & Grace (105) / Lise Anderson Jewelry (37) / Liza Michelle Jewelry (94) / Miotal/The Sweetest Chill (71) / Océanne (79) / On the Lookout Jewelry (108) / Souls Repurpose (53) / Valerie Tyler Designs (23)
VINTAGE, SALVAGE + FLEA FINDS
2nd Look Vintage Designs (126) / All things for you. (129/130) / American Eagle Antiques (47) / American Renaissance Architectural Salvage (134/136) / ampersand (50) / B+C (67) / Black Kitten Vintage(60/62) / Blue Arrow Records & Boutique (98) / Bolted Vintage* (43) / Bus Boutique (54) / Capsule Clothing (36) / eclectic CLE (125) / Great Lake Outfitters (59/61) / Heirra Vintage (40) / Jerseygirl Vintage (122/124) / Love Shack Collectibles (52/128) / Lu-Owl Vintage (33) / Mister Landchester Vintage Style (72) / Mister Landchester Vintage Style (74) / Omega (51) / Passed Love (133) / Retread, Akron (135) / Salvage Finds Unique Designs (120) / Sassyfrass (66) / Souvenir (55) / Stash Style (21) / Sunny's Tasty Treats (82) / The Gallery in Tremont (63/65) / Vintabulous (81) / Wonderland Toys (85) / Yellow Door Goods (68/69/70)
Our new bar menu isn't messing around. We've worked with Mahall's to craft a #SavorSummer drink list that refreshes with every sip. This month's list includes Negroni boozy slush, Watermelon Spiked Agua Fresca, Pineapple Spiked Agua Fresca, Bourbon Sweet Tea, Gin Rickey, Bloody Mary, and two brews from Fat Head's: Bumble Berry and Daydream Sunshine IPA.
This month's nonprofit partner is CEOs for Cities, a national, Cleveland-based and member-supported nonprofit that connects urban leaders, across sectors and generations to build and activate teams with research, events and a national network of changemakers.
ON THE MAHALL'S STAGE
In August, we'll keep rocking in the Flea world.
On the north end of the Flea, you'll hear DJ Genna Petrolla spinning your fave Flea tunes.
If you've heard something you like this season or want to see what's coming up, check out the full-season lineup for the Mahall's Stage.
(Poster designed by Green Escalators' Benjamin Mcmillan)
DIRECTIONS + PARKING
Tyler Village (3615 Superior Ave.) is home of the Cleveland Flea during our outdoor season. Located 36 blocks directly east of Public Square, it's easy to find, no matter how you roll.
Like any urban event in any city, parking can be more stressful than abundant. We work with our neighbors to pluck as many spots possible for you. But our #1 recommendation: don't drive. At least not one-by-one. Tyler Village is easy to reach via bike and bus (RTA #1, 3 and 38 drop within one block). Carpooling with family, friends and neighbors is an awesome option. Consider Lyft, Uber or the ridesharing service of your choice too.
HOW TO GET HERE: Tyler Village is located on Superior Ave at East 36th Street, just five blocks east of I-90 exit 173C. Need turn-by-turn? Google Maps is our BFF. The address is Tyler Village is at 3615 Superior Ave.
WHERE TO PARK: Parking at Tyler Village is easy. We have a few lots open on-site (3615 Superior Ave) and spaces available a couple blocks away at Asian Town Center (3820 Superior Ave). Ample street parking is available along Superior and St. Clair Avenues, pretty much from Tyler Village almost to downtown. ADA-compliant handicap parking spaces and drop-off are available at the Tyler Village lot.
Note: Be respectful of all our neighbors. Do not park in the lot of a neighborhood business (open on Saturdays or not), particularly if it's clearly marked "PARKING FOR [OUR] CUSTOMERS ONLY." You can and will likely be towed. If you'd like to be a patron AND park, be a great customer and then ask if you can continue to park after you're done in the shop or restaurant. But be a great customer first. Cool? Cool.
1. WHAT IS THE CLEVELAND FLEA?
The Cleveland Flea is a monthly urban treasure hunt that pulls in thousands of Northeast Ohioans to lesser-known neighborhoods in the city. It’s curated vintage meets culinary adventures on the road to the most talented artists and makers in the region. But it’s always been more than just a market. Founded in 2013 by Stephanie Sheldon (Indie Foundry), the Flea started as a way to support the makers, dreamers and creative small businesses that call Cleveland home, while giving shoppers an experience they couldn’t get anyplace else.
The Flea welcomes 140+ vendors and 20,000-30,000 shoppers each month to our Tyler Village home. We consider ourselves matchmakers, connecting Cleveland shoppers with the businesses they love, all in a dreamy and fun way.
2. WHAT'S THE BEST WAY TO SHOP THE FLEA?
Totally depends on what kind of shopper you are! Stay tuned to our blog, Facebook page, @ClevelandFlea on Instagram and Twitter for vendor highlights, shopper guides and other resources for making the most of your trip the Flea! Have questions? Tweet @ClevelandFlea or email email@example.com.
3. WHO RUNS THE CLEVELAND FLEA?
Founded in 2013 by Stephanie Sheldon of Indie Foundry, the Cleveland Flea is run by a small (but so mighty) team of full-time awesome peeps who live, breathe and dream Flea. Sarah Wilt is our magical market manager. Emilie Hongosh and Emily Chumbler are interns turning creative processes into progress. Gina Kelly tells the story of the Flea, its shoppers, artists and makers. Heidi Rolf designs everything amazing you see. And Stephanie is at the helm, steering the ship toward brilliant tomorrows!
Team Flea organizes the event, vets vendors, recruits shoppers, procures permits and licenses, hires security, removes trash, rents furniture, builds stuff, plays the music, listens to your feedback, markets the market, encourages partnerships and aims to pair shoppers with their new favorite businesses in a fun and dreamy way. Have questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our stand at the next event.
4. WHERE DO I PARK?
Stop. Put yourself in reverse. And back up to the Directions + Parking section above. You flew right past it!
5. WHAT IF I CAN'T FIND A SPOT TO PARK?
Best advice: don't freak out, go home and look wistfully at other people's Instagrams. Take a deep breath and turn onto Superior Avenue toward downtown Cleveland. There's street parking for most of the 36 blocks between Tyler Village and Public Square. Will you have to park 36 blocks away? No. Will you have to parallel park? Probably. We can't guarantee anything, but we're willing to bet you'll nab a spot within 5-7 blocks. Stink at parallel parking? Bike, bus, carpool or start practicing now!
6. DO VENDORS ACCEPT CREDIT CARDS?
Many Cleveland Flea vendors do accept credit cards, but not all do. Plus: the Flea Bar is CASH ONLY. Need an ATM? Here's a map of all area ATMs (or check with your specific bank).
7. HOW CAN I BECOME A VENDOR AT THE FLEA?
Direct your attention to our Vendor Application and Process. While most spots have been filled for our 2015 markets, please check out the application, prep your photos and website and get your biz ready for a killer 2016 application. We look forward to learning more about you and your business! NOTE: Holiday 2015 market applications will be open later this summer.
8. MAY I BRING MY DOG TO THE FLEA?
We love dogs. We absolutely welcome well-behaved dogs at the Flea. We just ask that you keep your furry BFF on a leash!