Tiny Expo is on Saturday, December 9, 2023 from 11am-6pm at the Ann Arbor District Library at 343 S. Fifth Ave.
Tiny Expo features over 50 artists and crafters selling handmade wares in the library in the heart of downtown Ann Arbor. Our annual holiday show is a great way to support your community and find unique gifts.
Hands-On Crafting, 1pm-4pm: Drop-in hands-on activities! If Tiny Expo inspires you to craft, head down to the Secret Lab to make your own pop-up cards, 3D snowflakes, or gift tags. There will also be a chance to screen print a tote with Modati Studios!
Also during Tiny Expo: The Friends of the Library Book Shop will be open 11am-6pm, and Sweetwaters Coffee & Tea will be set up selling beverages.
2023 Vendor List
5 Eye Studio specializes in creating products that offer a unique blend of bright colors, snark, sass, humor and quirk! Whether you’re shopping for stationery, stickers, greeting cards, handmade earrings, or small ceramic items, we’ve got you covered! Everything is designed and made by Maria with support from her studio cats Walter and Zoey the one eyed-cat.
Almapottery Ceramics illustrated by Lavinia carry a story in each piece. Sometimes inspired by ancient world legends the characters might start on paper and travel trough different ceramic pieces. Everything is made in small limited series, by hand, in her Ann Arbor studio.
Angelica's Embroidery Shop Angelica Esquivel creates hand-embroidered art pieces with cozy vibes. Her art tends to include themes of books, plants, animals, and magic.
Beacon & Batten is a home goods company providing modern and minimal home and personal accessories that are inspired by the mid-century modernist aesthetic. Using soft 100% Merino wool felt, all items are designed and sewn by Emily Donald in her home studio in Dearborn, MI.
Belleweather Design Co. I create beautiful objects meant to honor the everyday. My modern ceramics are designed with simplicity and functionality in mind and highlight the inherent beauty of objects made by hand.
Big Mitten Linocuts As a printmaker I sketch original designs onto linoleum blocks, carve the designs in relief, apply ink to the carved blocks, and apply pressure to transfer the designs onto paper and textiles. I print in limited, numbered editions and sign and each work.
Bubble Babes Soaps Sustainable, vegan, palm free and women owned functional artwork on the form of soap and bath products!
Cameo.K is a design line created by Hannah Kirkpatrick. Trained as a glass maker, she specializes in cameo glass jewelry and hand blown glass work. Her craft and jewelry practice draws upon the rich, historical techniques and knowledge passed down from generations of glassmakers but leaves room open for experimentation to influence the process and objects created.
Clarkes Terrariums I build closed bio-active terrariums that are fully alive, 100% unique, living pieces of art that require some occasional maintenance (mostly watering when needed). These pet-safe, contained-ecosystems are perfect for dorms, apartments, or anyone who is fascinated enough simply to watch life flourish with time.
Courtney Fischer Jewelry All work is hand forged in my backyard studio using copper and brass. I aim to create tiny pieces of art that can be enjoyed on a daily basis that are affordable, versatile, and have an antiqued look with a modern approach.
Danni Little Handmade with Love Danni Little is a lover of writing who weaves enchanted stories together with words that make the reader feel at home.
She creates thought provoking and unapologetically real poetry books that reaffirm the fact that one can simultaneously be vulnerable & strong through experiences presented via honesty & frankness.
Dcreated Boutique Making and designing baby garment's in her Metro Detroit studio, Brianna creates and curates clothing for little ones that are not only one of a kind; but an heirloom to pass down.
DD Knits LLC Hand Knitted modern and luxury winter accessories, crafted from 100% Merino Wool. I take pride in my pattern and color choices to make every item elegant, timeless and cozy for the colder months.
Delicious Gold My work centers on embodiment and joy. My compositions are a celebration.
Electric Pink Crafts creates unique fiber art pieces for the home using both hand-woven and hand-printed textiles.
Elle Jae Essentials is a skin care company that curates All natural products with custom items to match. This includes but is not limited to: All Natural Body butters, body scrubs, body wash, hair care, beard care and more!
Field Sparrow Studio Stephanie Ellis is an illustrator and printmaker based out of Grand Rapids, Michigan. Her work is largely inspired by the natural world and how humans perceive it. Using flora and fauna as a vessel for narrative elements, her work aims to connect viewers with things they may recognize from nature with storytelling.
Fleur Plants & Gifts Heirloom quality, handmade dolls & stuffed animals for the young, and the young at heart
Flora + Fungi Apothecary is an eco artist who works with plants native to the Great Lakes Bioregion to create a range of natural skincare products and functional plant dyed textile art.
Goldeluxe Jewelry is a Dexter-based line of handmade jewelry intended for daily wear – created to be design forward, delicate, and versatile. Focusing primarily on cast brass and sterling silver jewelry, this collection draws inspiration from art history, graphic shapes, and ancient lore.
Hann of the Wood is the artwork of Kalamazoo-based artist/illustrator, Hannah Gregus. Hannah's work ranges from whimsical children’s book illustrations to abstract imaginings, celebrating shape, pattern and color.
honeydew moon studio Natalie makes functional and decorative work that creates a space for curiosity (as well as a bit of magic). Each piece is unique and represents a dedication to detail and a love of whimsy.
J. A. Richard Miniature work of larger places that capture those in-between places. The places where our stories become part of us.
JBL Woodworks Modern housewares hand-made from locally fallen or salvaged urban wood, which are minimalist in style & functional. I also in-house propagate/sell tillandsia(air plants) & hand-turn unique decorative holders for them.
JKM Soy Candles uses 100% soybean wax & a wide range of premium fragrance oils to create candles that are unique, inspired, & intoxicating. Their vast array of collections, styles, & scents find the juxtaposition of whimsical elegance and truly provide something for all, making their candles the perfect gift for everyone on your list!
Jocelyn Gotlib My work is bright, joyful and great for writing holiday cards, thank you cards, friend notes.
Jodi Lynn's Emporium of Doodles Inspired by pop culture, science, nature and travel Jodi Lynn creates fun and colorful art that is intended to bring smiles to people's face.
Karen Waggoner Printmaking My work celebrates nature and specifically focuses on the rural landscape of southeast Michigan where I live. I typically use the reduction print method of relief printing, creating small, limited edition multicolored prints.
Kelly Kaatz Ceramics Kelly creates sculptural hand built works from clay. Each piece is one of a kind and made to use on a daily basis.
Kill Taupe creates character driven pieces that are cute, colorful, slightly bonkers and sometimes crude.
Lisse Williams Design Abstract contemporary works focused on pattern work along with my botanical sketches and hand drawn one of a kind botanical cards.
luke-thing I make a lot of brightly colored/heavy duty bags, I started off making traveling/weekender bags and have gotten into fanny packs & other smaller bags.
The Mighty Mitten is dedicated to expressing joy and passion for the state of Michigan, most notably through my ever expanding series of Michigan travel prints, which are inspired by the iconic imagery, bold colors, and nostalgic charm of the famous national parks and "See America" tourism posters of the 30s and 40s.
Object Apparel produces handmade clothing using sustainable processes. Every piece is made with organic fabrics and natural dyes in our Detroit studio.
Old Growth Creative I specialize in screen printing wood panels, which are either displayed as a finished artwork or turned into earrings. I use a lot of bold and vibrant color schemes matched with detailed line work screen prints. I also print apparel and flatstock as well.
Outer Peace by Anusree Sattaluri is a collection of Prints and Ceramics depicting overly romanticized everyday scenes designed to visually bring warmth and calm to the viewer and through the process to the creator, me! My work is inspired by the peace that can be found in stillness and solitude. My work portrays (my) home as a sanctuary filled with everything that brings one (me) peace - light, order, books, tea, and an abundance of plants.
Paloma Nunez-Regueiro Fun ideas printed in my etching press. Some are later stitched, or turned into stationary or stickers. These are works that make anyone smile, and that I offer only at pop up shows exclusively.
SAJEEV VISWESWARAN ART My works are primarily drawing. I use the drawing as a tool to create my jewelries. I also make mini drawings. I also use printmaking techniques to make mini prints, note cards etc
SAMAAJ Ceramics are functional, colorful pieces with tactile forms and unique glazes. These wheel thrown ceramics are meant to make everyday rituals brighter.
Saving Throw Pillows Established in 2017, Saving Throw Pillows celebrate the geeky gaming nerd in home accessories. In addition to dice pillows,we also create hardwood pet themed dice storage and tabletop accessories, as well as stickers, pins and other accessories, all to show off your love of Tabletop Gaming.
Scarlet Crane specializes in home decor and accessories made with sustainable textiles that are hand screen printed in our studio in Detroit. The collections are developed from the original artwork of Shayla Johnson and also available as wall art. Fabrics are printed using eco-friendly, water-based inks.
Science Bee advocates for science by making beautiful items that highlight anatomy, curiosity, and the natural world. From housewares to kids' clothes, to jewelry, you're sure to find a gift for your favorite scientist or weirdo from The Science Bee.
Sloe Gin Fizz is the illustration work of Nicole Ray, bringing you a lively, cerebral mix of whimsical animals, nostalgia-filled interiors and calming views of nature. Nicole's hand-drawn scenes are highly accessible, infused with a playful sense of humor and a strong narrative quality.
Stacey Malasky creates timeless screen prints that evoke joy and beauty for the natural world with a strong emphasis on eco friendly practices and principles.
Sunny Beach Design Unique hand carved woodenware for your home from wood sustainability harvested in southeast Michigan. A functional and decorative assortment of pieces are available.
Taneko Says Hello encourages you to play with your food—and words and animals. Through plush friends and art, the Taneko brand seeks to share a moment of joy (or multiple moments, an extra large helping of a moment—ideally, several significant scoops) with you. Sometimes, it’s a harsh, hard world we live in: it wouldn’t hurt to nurture ourselves with a bit more softness.
tYpsi Woodworking provides quality utilitarian wooden art intended to bring the ambiance of a five-star restaurant into your own home. In addition to helping entertain your guests, we offer seasonal items to help decorate your home for the holidays!
Wander & Gather Illustrations of the natural world in pen and watercolor, featuring native Michigan species.
White Bird Pins is a small business based in Ann Arbor that sells simple enamel pins, wooden pins, and stickers.
WonderFool Art & Designs Uniquely foolish and fun jewelry, many naturally foraged materials from nature and hand crafted into beautiful pieces.
WoollyMammothDesign Multi media fiber art with a primary focus on embroidery featuring the natural world; and with a focus on creative reuse and sustainability.
The Woven Good Sumptuous handwoven cloth accessories and home goods, made from sustainable fibers, all woven on a four-harness loom. I strive to make handmade goods that are both beautiful and useful, with the help of my yarn-tangling assistant (my cat Bea).