About Us

Not Your Standard Craft Market

Not Your Mama’s Craft Market was born by a partnership of two gals who love handmade goods and the makers behind them!  Carrie and Chelsey, the grit behind NYMCM, are both makers.  They know what it means to pour your heart into your creations and businesses.  After being part of many local markets, they found themselves frustrated and uninspired by the lack of creative talent represented at these lackluster events.  They put their creative juices to work and Not Your Mama’s Craft Market was born.

Not Your Mama’s Craft Market is a place where you don’t just come across one or two good vendors. Here, every single vendor is a new level of awesome talent!

Whether you are a midwestern creative maker or a shopper looking for the best in Central Ohio craft markets, you’ll find what you’re looking for at Not Your Mama’s Craft Market!


Craft Markets

Not Your Mama’s Craft Market features only the best handmade crafts, curators, and small creative businesses in central Ohio.

In one stop you’ll find this and a strong supportive maker showcase! Come for the super trendy products, vibe, and inspiration. Stay for the community and a fun day with your friends.

The Not Your Mama’s Craft Market Legacy

NYMCM started in Marysville, Ohio in 2012 in a small house.  With only two shows a year and no more than 30 makers, it was a humble, but solid beginning.

The Market was started by a maker, Chelsey, because she did well in trendy stores and on Etsy but couldn’t find a local market that fit her brand. She wanted something more than just a place where all the grandma’s set up (no offense, Grandma!).  She wanted something exactly like Not Your Mama’s Craft Market.  After diligent research, she decided to create her own market that would reflect the current handmade movement and feel like Etsy in real life form.  From there NYMCM was born.

Carrie was a long-time maker and stood out as an exceptional maker at the early NYMCM events.  She posessed genuine insight and talent for organizing events and creating relationships with makers.  Her passion for the handmade movement was obvious and she joined forces with Chelsey.   Together, they moved the market from Marysville to Columbus in 2014.

Not Your Mama’s Craft Market moved to the Short North in 2014.  In a short amount of time, they accomplished growth in quality, popularity and number of markets.  They added locations all around the city, holding markets in some of the most exciting locations in the Columbus Metro area, such as German Village, the Warehouse District, and the Short North as well as areas outside of downtown such as Dublin, Canal Winchester and New Albany. 

In 2024, NYMCM announced a Weekly Farm & Flea at The Kee in the Warehouse District, Sundays may through September – powered by Not Your Mama’s Craft Market.  



Local Goods - Local Venues

At NYMCM, we celebrate everything Columbus, including our its makers and the amazing venues that make it unique.  We are honored to showcase the amazing people that make Columbus, Ohio creative.  Our community of venues, vintage curators, craftspeople, and boutiques are what make us special.

Makers Helping Makers

Being makers ourselves, we place high value on the relationships we form with other Columbus are craft makers.  We understand your art is a personal reflection of you.  We are here to build empowering and loving relationships with our makers.  At NYMCM, we support small handmade local businesses that feed the Columbus economy.

Partnerships Serving All

NYMCM isn’t just about the crafts. We believe that when you find something great, you share it.  From Roosevelt Coffeehouse, who lets us host vendors in their space twice a month, to She Has A Name, a program fighting human tracking in Columbus, we are proud to partner with the community for the betterment of us all.

Have any questions about Not Your Mama's Craft Market, upcoming markets, or our community?

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