Hippo began as CRAFT-O-RAMA, a seasonal holiday pop-up shop and evolved into a holiday pop-up shop that opened just after Thanksgiving and remained open until Christmas. Over 40 artists participated and filled the store with their one-of-a-kind handmade work. In 2016 we decided to expand our pop-up to a weekly outdoor Summer artisan market with a rotating group of vendors, as well as food and music each week.

In November of 2016, we opened Hippo, our permanent brick and mortar shop at 741 Purchase Street in New Bedford, MA! The CRAFT-O-RAMA name will stay, but will now be our event brand where we will be planning more outdoor markets, workshops, and special events. Follow us on social media @shopathippo to stay in the loop about upcoming events!