A look forward and back…

JOEY-KENNEDY-HMA-2013-0031Don’t miss out on this year’s fun. Mark your calendars with the following dates! 

  • Sponsorship opportunities NOW available!
  • July 16th: Applications for vendors and hands-on handmade artists open
  • September 3rd: Applications close
  • Early October: Accepted vendors and artists notified
  • DECEMBER 6, 2014: HANDMADE ARCADE at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center!

Check out our image gallery from last year’s event.
All photographs taken by the talented Joey Kennedy. 

MARK YOUR CALENDARS!

Handmade-Arcade-fs-0089Hello Handmade Arcade supporters and friends! The committee has been hard at work planning for our next event and we have some important news for YOU!

Applications to apply for HANDMADE ARCADE 2014 will open on July 16.

Sign up now for email list for news and updates.

(Applications close on September 3rd. Notices will be sent in early October.)

SAVE THE DATE! Saturday, December 6, 2014

ANNOUNCING HANDMADE ARCADE 2014 ON SATURDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2014!!

It’s official! Handmade Arcade will be returning to the David L. Lawrence Convention Center for our 11th year.

Date: SATURDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2014
Time: 11am to 7pm
Place: David L. Lawrence Convention Center, Downtown Pittsburgh


Handmade Arcade, Pittsburgh’s largest indie-craft sale, will return to the David L. Lawrence Convention Center. The annual Handmade Arcade was created eleven years ago to give grassroots, independent crafters an opportunity to show and sell their wares, and to provide an alternative to traditional craft and art fairs. Stay tuned for application details and more!

Thank You Pittsburgh!

WHAT A DAY! A day that could not have been possible without the efforts of so many artists and makers, Hands-on Handmaders, sponsors, volunteers, Convention Center staffers, music makers and curators, entertainers, and, of course, shoppers! We are so thankful for everyone who was a part of our massive 10th show. Stay tuned for images of the days events and the announcement of HA:2014′s date!

THANK YOU PITTSBURGH!

Handmade Arcade Day in the City of Pittsburgh

proclamationIt is official! Saturday, December 7th is Handmade Arcade day in the City of Pittsburgh per a proclamation by City Council.

Are you ready? Are you coming? Don’t miss out on this once a year shopping BONANZA!

Here is some important information you may need to know: 

  • Admission is FREE!
  • The Vendors are ready for you. You can view a our Vendor Map here to find your favorite vendors or to discover new artists and crafters.
  • Directions to the David L. Convention Center (DLCC) can found on online here.
  • The DLCC has a large parking lot with a low daily of $10 for the day.
  • The garages run by the Pittsburgh Parking Authority will be FREE Saturday, December 7.
  • You can find parking lots using this application on the Convention Center website.
  • Entrance to Handmade Arcade is through the West Lobby (across the street from the parking garage). View the map here.

The Organizers of Handmade Arcade want to thank everyone in Pittsburgh and beyond for your support. We work all year long to bring you this event and seeing it come to fruition with the fanfare and excitement makes the long hours well worth it.
ENJOY! AND THANK YOU!

 

Making news everyday! Handmade Arcade’s momentum is on the rise!


dec_newspapers“Handmade Arcade Celebrates 10 Years”
December 5 / By Liz Reid / 90.5 WESA Pittsburgh’s NPR New Station


Pittsburgh Today Live
Handmade Arcade appeared on KDKA-TV | CBS Pittsburgh on December 4th — a regular stop on our rounds leading up to the event each year — to talk about our 10th anniversary event and showcase several fabulous HA vendors on the station’s Pittsburgh Today Live program!


Downtown Holiday Markets offer Unique Local Gifts
Dec 2013 / By Stacey Federoff / Equal Magazine
We are thrilled to be featured in the December issue of Equal Magazine, a publication of the Delta Foundation of Pittsburgh!


Handmade Arcade made the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’s Weekend Hot List!” We sure hope we are on your must-do list for Saturday, December 7th, 2013!


Handmade Arcade made the Pittsburgh City Paper’s Short List, which includes a fab photo by Joey Kennedy of clothing designed by HA vendor Upcycled Designs, and her booth at our 2012 event!


Handmade Arcade Roundup
December 5 / Steeltown Anthem
Check out this fabulous roundup of Handmade Arcade by the excellent Pittsburgh-base design blog, Steeltown Anthem!

Sponsor love for WYEP, WESA, TeeRex and Commonwealth Press

mj-logo-bwWYEP 91.3 fm is an independent voice, inspiring our community with diverse music and vibrant ideas. Handmade Arcade is very much in-tune with their mission in inspiring independent artists and the creative process behind the craft. Handmade Arcade is beyond excited to have the sponsorship support of WYEP. Thank you!

Color-Horiz-Logo90.5 WESA’s mission is to work for the public to inform people in ways that engage and inspire them to create dialog about community issues and stories. Handmade Arcade is thrilled to have WESA as a sponsor for this year’s Decade of DIY celebration as we continue to engage and inspire the Pittsburgh community with our yearly shopping extravaganza. Thank you!

TeeRexSteelLogo

TeeRex Syndicate is a local Pittsburgh t-shirt company run by a group of obsessive designers, artists and printers. Handmade Arcade is proud to again partner with TeeRex for our event. Check out the newly designed tote-bags that will be for sale at Handmade Arcade, printed by hand and with love by TeeRex. Thank you!

CWP_horsesCommonwealth Press is a small group of hardworking, fiercely independent, ink soaked, music addicted, code spewing, coffee loving, Pittsburgh embracing, hyper creative, screen printers. That sounds a lot like the organizers of Handmade Arcade! This year’s posters were printed with care by Commonwealth Press. Look for them around town or buy one at Handmade Arcade to save as a commemoration of our Decade of DIY 10 year anniversary. Thank you!