Monday, February 15, 2010

UpStage Artisan Alley Artists 2010

Here are just a few of the vendors that were showcased!! 

Thursday, February 11, 2010

News-Herald Covers UpStage Artisan Alley & UpStage Players!

Steve Couch, the theatre columnist in the News-Herald, wrote an awesome column in today's News-Herald about UpStage Artisan Alley and UpStage Players! You rock, Steve!

Here's the link:

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

UpStage Artisan Alley Featured On Collinwood Observer's Homepage

PR for UpStage Artisan Alley is rolling in! Check out the event's news release on the Collinwood Observer's homepage in the "Latest News Releases" section. Click Here!

Scene Magazine Blogs About "The Alley"

We are very excited to report that Scene Magazine has posted a blog entry from their Arts blogger on the publication's website...about UpStage Artisan Alley! Here's a link to it:

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Thank You Northeast Shores

Everyone at UpStage Artisan Alley would like to thank Brian Friedman and Northeast Shores Development Corporation for their support in helping spread the word about this great event! As part of their support, they included an article on their blog about UpStage Artisan Alley. Please check it out: Northeast Shores Blog.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Grateful For Support

As UpStage Artisan Alley nears, we'd like to thank a few people, businesses and organizations who have offered their support in helping get the word out about this worthwhile endeavor.

• Sarah Gyorki and Arts Collinwood
• Nan Kennedy and her "Nan's Notes" e-mail blast
• Troy at Star Pop
• Jerry at Waterloo 7
Blue Arrow Records
• Brooke Witt at Jukebox Art
• Janiece McWilliams at JBird's Garden
• Jenn at Night Owl Glass
• The many other shops, coffee houses, eateries and libraries who were willing to display our event postcards
• The awesome participating artisans who are talking up the show

Thank you for believing in local art and talent...young and old...rookie and seasoned.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Attention All Food Vendors

I'm sorry to say but we are not accepting food vendors for this show.  I know I should have posted it earlier but I've been quite busy.  UpStage organizers will already be selling food.  We don't want to take away from their efforts to raise funds for the show.  I'm sorry.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010


Cupid is coming a day early to the Waterloo Arts District! UpStage Artisan Alley, a fresh, new indie craft show, opens its doors from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 13, 2010 at Collinwood's Slovenian Workmen's Home (15335 Waterloo Rd.; Cleveland, 44110). The event will serve as a fundraiser for UpStage Players, a local, nonprofit children's theater company, as they gear up for their spring musical, "Aladdin, Jr." In addition to raising funds for this accomplished organization, UpStage Artisan Alley's mission is to showcase the talents of Northeast Ohio artisans in an intimate, family friendly atmosphere, while allowing patrons to shop for themselves and their loved ones.
UpStage Artisan Alley will feature a variety of talented artisans from around Northeast Ohio. Patrons can choose from handcrafted bath and body products, hand painted keepsakes and magnets, rock n' roll inspired art prints, jewelry, candles, crocheted items, rock n' roll posters, fused glass items, photographic art, ceramic keepsakes, eco-friendly items and more! The event will also feature a rehearsal from UpStage Players, face painters, food and refreshments, raffles, prizes and an opportunity to socialize with the cast, crew and staff of UpStage Players, as well as the local artisans.
The arts scene in theWaterloo/Arts Collinwood area is really starting to blossom, and this indie craft show, in conjunction with UpStage Players, will surely continue to foster that growth. UpStage Artisan Alley is more than just a craft show. It is an event that will incorporate theater arts and other artistic mediums in a harmonious forum of support for one another. The event's success will further demonstrate
that the Waterloo Arts District is a unique destination for all Northeast Ohioans.
Upstage Players is a nonprofit professional children's theatre group run by an all volunteer staff in Cleveland, Ohio. The organization was founded in 1995 with 30 children and a vision to create love and respect for the arts. They have evolved into a strong group that uses theater as a vehicle to teach leadership, creativity and responsibility to nearly 150 children today. Although the UpStage family has grown tremendously over the years, their no cut policy remains unchanged.
The children of UpStage Players come from varied backgrounds and communities, yet they share the same drive to optimize their potential. They hail from a variety of communities, including: Cleveland, Cleveland Heights, Bratenahl, Euclid, Eastlake, Lakewood, Mayfield, Mentor, Richmond Heights, Willoughby, Concord and Willowick. In addition, the diverse cast/crew of UpStage Players is headed by an unpaid staff and supported by an army of volunteers dedicated to transforming everyday kids into accomplished artists.  Upstage Players provides many benefits for their artists, including building self confidence, encouraging self esteem, providing social outlets, promoting responsibility and leadership and providing a fun, safe haven. In addition to its artistic value, UpStage Players brings communities together and gives kids something to do. The organization produces numerous shows throughout the year, including the upcoming spring musical "Aladdin, Jr.," an improvisational troupe and the Upstage Underground summer show.
The UpStage Players spring musical "Aladdin, Jr.," will take place on March 26th and 27th at 7:30 p.m. and March 28th at 2:30 p.m., also at the Slovenian Workmen's Home. Advance tickets are $5 each and are reserved seats. Admission is $6 each if purchased during the week prior to the show or at the door (these are general admission seats). To order or inquire about advance tickets, email
For additional information about UpStage Players, or to download a printable ticket order form for "Aladdin, Jr.," visit

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Jerry Schmidt/Waterloo 7 On Display

We are excited to announce that Jerry Schmidt of Waterloo 7 has agreed to participate in the UpStage Artisan Alley.  Jerry is a very talented metal sculptor who has supported the UpStage Players extensively over the last couple of years, often lending his gallery and sculpture garden as a venue for performances and gatherings. Jerry's artwork has received much acclaim and his gallery is one of the best destinations in Collinwood.  Jerry's support of this event further demonstrates the type of commitment the shop owners and proprietors of the Waterloo Arts district have for their community.

Check out Jerry's website at

Sunday, December 20, 2009

List Of Vendors To Date

Here is a list of the vendors that have signed up to date for the show. This list will be updated as new vendors apply. Please check out the vendors' links so you can enjoy a preview of what you'll see at the show. We look forward to having each and every vendor. You are greatly appreciated.

 JBird's Garden
Jerry Schmidt (Waterloo 7)
Wickwood Creations
From The Blue Bag
Cleveland Rock And Roll
sleepy robot 13
The Sign Guy (Facebook Fan Page)
O Nana
The Organic Element Artwork
Helen Harry Photography
Nifty Driftwood
Kris Walsh
Martha's Waxy D-Lites
Earnestine Dawson
Birds Head Forge
J Rachel Interiors
Candice Dangerfield
The Extended Family

Monday, December 14, 2009

Jewelry & Candle Vendor Announcement

I'm sorry to say that all of the jewelry & candle spots have been filled. Thanks for all of your interest. We will E-Mail you and let you know who signed up in time.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009


UpStage Artisan Alley Announced

Date: Saturday, February 13, 2010

Time: 9:00am - 2:00pm
Location: Slovenian Workmen's Home
Street: 15335 Waterloo Rd.
City/Town: Cleveland, OH 44110

UpStage Artisan Alley is an arts and crafts show that will feature a variety of talented artisans from around Northeast Ohio.

Choose from handcrafted bath and body products, handpainted keepsakes, rock-n-roll themed prints, jewelry, candles, crocheted items, t-shirts...and more! The event will also feature a rehearsal from the UpStage Players Children's Community Theater Company, face painters, and refreshments.
UpStage Artisan Alley will serve as a fundraiser for UpStage Players, as they gear-up for their spring musical, "Aladdin."
Local artisans who wish to participate can e-mail Matt/Joanna at Table fees are $5 for UpStage families and $10 for others.