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December 9 @ 12:00 pm - December 10 @ 5:00 pm
Oddmall: Chrishanukwanzmadan at a glance
WHAT: Northeastern Ohio’s most unique exhibition of art, craft, and everything interesting.
WHEN: December 9-10, 2017.
WHEN WHEN: Saturday 10am-6pm, Sunday 10am-5pm
WHERE: Cultural Center for the Arts – 900 Cleveland Avenue N.W., Canton OH 44702
HOW MUCH: Admission is free, but we suggest a $5 donation so we can keep bringing you Oddmall awesomeness.
HOW: Drive, walk, take the bus, fly on a reindeer-driven sleigh, swim (probably not).
HUH: Vendor information can be found here.
WHY: So, so many reasons. It’s the goosin’ holiday season, for cripes sake. Surely there must be someone in your life who digs awesome handmade jazz and geeky, odd, unusual, mysterious, and awesome things…
Oddmall is part art fair, part craft show, part comic con, part gaming festival, part cosplay extravaganza, part toy show, part antique show, part vintage fashion show, part geeksplosion, part music fest, part magic show, and part various undefinable othernesses. If it’s fun, artsy, geeky, crafty or odd, chances are it can be found at Oddmall. It’s the Emporium of the Weird.
Oddmall is founded on several core tenets:
1. Nobody will be turned away because they can’t afford to get in. Sure, we encourage visitors to toss a few clams ($5 is the suggested amount) in the coffers so we can keep it that way, but if you don’t have five bucks it’s all good. The donations help us to cover costs and make sure as many people as possible are able to attend!
2. Oddmall is open to everyone (except people who infringe upon anybody else’s right to be who they are). At Oddmall there’s no judging people for the things they enjoy. If you like to dress up like a giant action figure and have your picture taken with strangers GO FOR IT! If you dig making life-sized models of your pet cat out of old socks, do your THANG! Are you a collector of unusual art? Is your other car a TARDIS? Do you know Bruce Wayne’s middle name? Do people call you weird, strange, bizarre, nerdy, geeky, artsy-fartsy, or Gertrude? If so, Oddmall is the place for you. ONE OF US! ONE OF US!
The Oddmall Art and Craft Fair
Oddmall is more than just an ordinary craft show. It’s a celebration of uniqueness, creativity, imagination, and wonder where artists, crafters, and like-minded sorts gather to offer their unusual creations for public consumption. It’s a forum for creative expression, a classroom for esoteric wisdom, a soapbox for wild ideas, a miraculous marketplace of the unconventional, a metaphorical Serengetian watering hole where the zebras and wildebeests of inspiration and artistry congregate amidst the snapping crocodiles and scorching sunbeams of originality and ingenuity. …umm yeah. Anyway, it’ll be fun. Trust me.
The Oddmall Comic, Game, & Toy Exhibition
(The Geek Exposition)
It’s an overflowing cornucopia of raw, burning geekiness! This amazing combobulation of toys, games, comics, books, and all things fun and geeky is a HUGE part of Oddmall. There will be special guests, superheroes, a costume contest, dozens of vendors, and all sorts of other snazzy jazz. At Chrishanukwanzmadan the Geek Exposition and the Art Show are best friends, sharing the same space.
Oddmall: Expedition Elsewhere gets its groove on at the
Cultural Center for the Arts
900 Cleveland Avenue N.W., Canton OH 44702
The Cultural Center for the Arts is located just outside of downtown Canton between the Art Museum and the Civic Center.
**Please note, there are two entrances – one on Cleveland Ave and Market Ave North. Both are correct and will get you to Oddmall!
Oddmall: Expedition Elsewhere is:
December 9, 2017 from 10:00am until 6:00pm
December 10, 2017 from 10:00am until 5:00pm
Vendor Setup: 5pm-9pm on Friday December 8 and 7am-10am on Saturday December 9.
Where else can you find such an eclectic fecundity of oddness? It’s the perfect place to find something unique for that special someone and pick out something really unique for that hard to buy for relative. Need cool Christmas gifts… Browsing Oddmall Ohio’s indoor profusion of vendors is a great way to beat the wintery goodness of Ohio and a fantastic and totally free way to spend an afternoon with the family (or friends).
Demos and Hands-on Activities
Many of Oddmall’s vendors and artists will be onhand to host demonstrations of their unique creations. Who knows, you might just learn something and have fun doing it.
Oddmall presents a variety of performers for your edification and enjoyment. Check out this page for a current list of what’s up with what’s going down and so forth.
Several amazing guests, from comic and game writers and illustrators to television and film celebrities, will be in attendance. Nab yourself an autograph or three or just shoot the beans for a bit. We’re still compiling the invites, but you can click on over to this page for a current guest list.
It’s Might as well be Free
Did I mention it’s only five bucks? That means lots of traffic if you’re a vendor and extra cash in your wallet if you’re a shopper.