Presenting Ohio Handmade
Ohio Art Market began in 2011 with a handful of local artists. We have grown to 140+ Ohio artisans who sell their works in our store. In November, 2020, we launched our first online store.
Ohio Art Market was purchased by Herbert Davis and Woody Lee in 2019. Why?
"After living in Westerville for over 10 years, we knew it is the place for us. We started our Hair Salon, Uptown Hair Design, in 2012. We love the vibrant Uptown community. We love the energy, design and people in the area.
When we first started the salon, business in Uptown was scarce with very little restaurants or things that could keep you walking around looking for more. During these early years, for us, if a business tried to sell it closed. Then more restaurants began to appear, so people were around more and the shops started growing.
When Covid came around and it shut the area for 8 weeks, we wondered who would survive. After 8 weeks most businesses reopened, but we lost a couple restaurants immediately. Then, in September, we heard the news that Ohio Art Market was for sale. We could not lose such a hub of the Uptown area, but who buys a gift shop during the worst pandemic in American History? We did!
We welcomed the chance to own such a great store surrounded by artists in and environment of creativity and a light in this storm of Covid. With thoughts of the future only, we jumped in with both feet. We love Uptown Westerville and could not imagine owning businesses anywhere else. We are excited for the future and for the ability to touch so many with a great store and stories like we have at Ohio Art Market."
Ohio Art Market is like a local art festival with a wide variety of products from talented local artisans. Many of our customers comment that Ohio Art Market is their favorite store. They know they can always find something they love at a price they can afford. Our goal is to offer unique handmade items that can be enjoyed and used. After all, that's the reason they were created.
Ohio Art Market is located at 30 N. State Street, Westerville, OH 43081.
Hours: Sunday – Monday: CLOSED.
Tuesday – Saturday: 10:30 AM – 5:00 PM