Columbus visitors curious about locally crafted items now can follow a carefully curated trail for home-grown creations. The trail features 20 businesses, including top-rated distilleries, freshly cold-pressed juice shops, fashions and accessories, and artfully designed home furnishings. Travelers can pick up a Made in CBUS Trail passport at any participating stop or at one of three Experience Columbus Visitors Centers, located in the Arena District, Easton Town Center and the Greater Columbus Convention Center (GCCC). After purchasing an item at any four stops, “explorers” can redeem the passport for a free “Made in CBUS” t-shirt at the Experience Columbus Visitors Centers in the Arena District or the GCCC.
Participating stops include:
Alchemy Juice – An innovative health food space featuring fresh, cold-pressed juice, superfood smoothies, coffee drinks, acai bowls, sandwiches, salads, toast and snacks.
Brothers Drake Meadery – Columbus’ hyper-local meadery, offering tours that show the basics of sustainable mead making using local honey and local ingredients and selling only within a 50-mile radius of the city.
Camelot Cellars – An urban boutique winery handcrafting wines using premium juices sourced from vineyards worldwide and offering tours, tastings, retail and the chance for visitors to make, bottle, cork, cap and custom label their own wine to take home.
Celebrate Local – A small business incubator and retail store that showcases the best of Columbus-made artisanal goods.
Helen Winnemore’s – Founded in 1938, it is the nation’s oldest American craft gallery, featuring functional and wearable art from American artisans, including Columbus makers of greeting cards, leather goods and kaleidoscopes.
Middle West Spirits – An award-winning local craft distillery offering visitors a bottle shop, tasting room and tour programs.
Native Cold Pressed – 100% organic, raw, cold-pressed juice, smoothies, superfood bowls and other delicious nutrient-dense provisions.
Red Giraffe Designs – A jewelry studio and boutique offering handmade and vintage jewelry and other carefully selected accessories.
The Smithery – A working jewelry studio and artist-made shop featuring the work of resident artists Anne Holman and Jen Townsend and others from around the world, as well as the chance for visitors to make their own creations to take home.
Watershed Distillery – Nationally recognized craft distillery where visitors can learn how to make spirits and stay for a cocktail.
Wholly Craft! – A fun, quirky shop in Clintonville with handmade gifts made by more than 400 CBUS crafters and artists.
zer0z – Super-skinny, ultra-cool wallets, invented and made in Columbus and shipped around the world.
For information: www.experiencecolumbus.com and www.madeincbustrail.com