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!


Knit the Bridge Art Party

Last year at Hands-on Handmade, our attendees knitted squares for the Knit the Bridge project. Now it is time to celebrate its success! Join us at the Knit the Bridge Art Party on Sunday, August 25th, from 3 to 7 p.m. Hope to see you all there!

Visit us at Maker Faire this Sunday

Pittsburgh Mini Maker Faire is this Sunday, August 18th, from 10 to 4 at the Children’s Museum!

We join nearly 70 makers in showcasing projects focusing on 3D technology, robotics, rideables, electronics, sustainable living, hacking, and more! From low tech to high tech, you can make hand-sewn pins with a needle and thread, or turn an old t-shirt into a tote bag via sewing machine! Bring your own t-shirt, or use one of ours!


Handmade Arcade presents the DIY Portrait Studio

This Friday night, Handmade Arcade presents the DIY Portrait Studio during the Gallery Crawl in the Cultural District! A team from Handmade Arcade will supply the accessories and backdrops for you to craft a new look and take your own portrait to share with the world.

See you there!
811 Liberty Avenue
5:30 to 9:00 p.m.
For more information visit the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust’s website.  

Etsy Craft Night at Wildcard in Lawrenceville

When: August 24, 2012
Where: Wildcard, 4209 Butler Street, Pittsburgh PA 15201
Plan to Attend? RSVP Here! 

Etsy is holding craft parties ALL OVER the country on August 24th (5pm-9pm) and Wildcard will be participating in lieu of Crafternight this month! We are planning some fun make-and-take craft activities and we”ll have snacks & beverages as well as lots of fun surprises.

The theme for the parties is “Wish You Were Here,” focusing on projects that reflect our town, Pittsburgh! Think black and gold bunting, upcycled map crafts, button making, postcard designing, and much more!

For more information about this nationwide event, visit