Call for Exhibitors

The Auxiliary Board of Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens invites you to apply for acceptance in the 52ndAnnual Ohio Mart, a juried invitational show of fine arts and crafts.

Ohio Mart is an outdoor show, presented under large tents, with an average attendance of 15,000 guests.

  • Download the guidelines and application for Ohio Mart 2018.
  • Event dates & set up: October 4-7 2018. Set up is Tuesday, October 2, or Wednesday, October 3
  • Location: Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens, 714 North Portage Path, Akron, Ohio 44303


  • $475       10' x 10' Inline Booth under Tent
  • $475       10' x 10' Outside Space
  • $575       10' x 10' Corner Booth under Tent
  • $700       10' x 15' Inline Booth under Tent
  • $800       10' x 15' Corner Booth under Tent


  • Electricity under tent only
  • Booth sitter upon request
  • 24-hour security
  • Two tables and chairs, upon request. Additional tables and chairs can be rented for a small fee.


A booth deposit of $100 is due with your completed, signed contract within 30 days of acceptance.
The balance of your booth fee is due August 1, 2018. A late fee of $25 will be assessed on all late payments.


  • Please note the revised earlier application deadline of May 1, 2018.  Applications received after May 1 will be juried but will be accepted on an as-needed basis.
  • A $25 non-refundable application fee is due with your application. Make check payable to Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens.


Please submit seven (7) photos with your application to be used for jurying purposes.

Photos must include: four close-ups of your work with a description and the price of the item; one photo of your booth with items of your work displayed; and two photos of your work in progress. We prefer digital images in .jpg format, 800 pixels x 600 pixels. You may submit your photos on a CD with your application, or you may email them to:

If you submit your photos electronically, indicate on the subject line "Ohio Mart Application Photos for [YOUR NAME]."   Please limit your submission(s) to 1MB per email.


  • All work must be original and handcrafted by the artist.
  • Any commercially produced parts used in a work must play a subordinate role.
  • No buy-to-sell or imports allowed.
  • Unacceptable items include "Art on a Stick" of any kind, greenware pottery, sculpture from molds, mass-produced factory art and jewelry, or any other items considered by the Exhibitor Committee not to meet our guidelines.
  • A raffle donation valued at $50 or more is required from each exhibitor.
  • Download the complete rules, guidelines and application for Ohio Mart 2018

If you have questions, please call 330-315-3255 (leave a message) or email us at