Maker Town app links consumers with Northeast Ohio’s creative sector


Artist Anne Harrill knows she’s fortunate to have kept her business open during a pandemic that shuttered small storefronts nationwide.

Océanne – which deals in vintage-inspired jewelry, apparel and accessories – has been buoyed by a combination of online sales, a $23,000 Paycheck Protection Program loan and a dedicated shop-local movement.

Further support arrived in early November with the mobile launch of Maker Town, a web application created by Cleveland artist Susie Frazier to help consumers find Northeast Ohio’s art-related businesses, boutiques and galleries.

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Story excerpt provided by Crain’s Cleveland Business.

Written by Douglas J. Guth.

Originally published November 28, 2020.

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