Made in the 216


The one-of-a-kind, creative Cleveland showcase Made in the 216 kicked off in style on Friday, June 26 at 4 p.m. sharp. The Gordon Square Arts District of Detroit Road filled quickly with eager and artsy supporters interested in checking out the extensive selection of products that were featured by local designers. 

Immense talents were displayed for all to see, including felt necklaces from Get Felt Up, cutting boards made from recycled wood by A Piece of Cleveland, and handmade handbags made from vintage and repurposed fabrics, from Bags by Buzz. The entire assortment was truly original and so different, from one product to the next.

With a long line of customers waiting to purchase their unique finds and many others browsing for their own, Made in the 216 founder Danielle DeBoe commented, “It’s been like this since four o'clock, and I’m so excited.” 

Vanessa Aron, from the local online magazine Messy Magazine, was a first-time participant in the event and was very pleased with the turn out. 

The very first event started in one location with 12 designers, and its success grew to an impressive event featuring nearly 40 designers this summer. This third and largest event yet was held between two locations, including the Room Service boutique as well as a space utilized across the street, which also featured a live DJ, drinks and fun finger foods to enjoy. 

The event was held from 4-9 p.m. on Friday, June 26 and from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday, June 27. The festivities continued both nights at Happy Dog bar with live entertainment.

If you missed out and couldn’t attend last weekend’s amazing event, you don’t have to wait another year! Made in the 216 is featured twice a year, in June and November. Visit for more information.

Designers included:
Wrath Arcane
Exit Stencil Recordings
Small Screen Designs
C.L.E. Clothing
Michelle Murphy
Oddball Press
The Bubble Process
Super Industrial Love
Modern Pixie
Brian Andrew Jasinski
Cicli Polito

Tuesday, June 30, 2009