WHO WE ARE

The Cleveland Flea is a pop-up event that operates under Indie Foundry, our branding and visioning parent company. 

WHAT WE DO

We are creative engagement specialists who activate neighborhoods and venues through events.

In turn, our events work as business incubation for Cleveland's small, creative businesses.

PRE-DEVELOPMENT

The good thing is that we also activate vacant space (or space looking to get filled) and work almost as a leasing agent for properties looking for exposure and to fill their space. To date, we've spurred development in each of our host neighborhoods--pretty impressive for a place you thought was just a flea market.

HOW WE DO IT

We have a unique background that combines architecture, small business start-up experience, and straight-forward marketing techniques. This formula extends the success of our events to our vendors and our host--exposing our on-site audience of roughly 20,000+ shoppers to neighborhoods, businesses, venues and causes they might not otherwise have access to. 

WHY WE DO IT

We are connectors and we understand that a rising tide lifts all ships. Our work is entirely need-based.  We see the large number of local start-ups as a powerful, united front instead of as competing forces. We've managed to create community where none existed--among our hundreds of creative small businesses-- and we know that's necessary to brave the storms that our businesses will face as they grow. And at the end of the day, we are also people who want beer donuts, great vintage finds, beautiful handmade goods, and fun, interesting events to be a part of our everyday life. 

HOW YOU CAN BE A PART OF IT.

Our ideal partners buy into the Indie Foundry and Cleveland Flea methods. They share our vision and and goals. They join us in asking, "Why not?"

We have worked hard to redefine commerce and events and we need partners who are open-minded to the new systems we're building and trusting of our expertise. 

WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE A NEIGHBORHOOD OR PROPERTY PARTNER?

We're always looking to activate new spaces and neighborhoods.  If you've got a property or space for us to look at, please email us at theclevelandflea@gmail.com.  For a list of what we'll need in a partner/space, check out our WISH LIST.