Check out the 1st Annual Pittsburgh Creative Arts Festival the weekend of August 22-23! Get 20% off any class by using the code “HA.” For more details, class descriptions, and a full schedule visit pghcreativearts.com.
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!
Fabulous preview of Handmade Arcade by veteran vendor strawberryluna!
Join craftsman Jason Kirker, of Kirkiture at Assemble, for a hands on workshop. Participants will have the opportunity to create an original pendant lighting fixture using one of Kirker’s newest designs as a model for inspiration and structure. Through the use of shape and repetition participants will design and construct their own hanging fixture from mat board.
Be sure to make Unblurred part of your Friday evening plans!
Handmade Arcade will be at TeeRex (5440 Penn Avenue) from 6-10, with some other great makers, Mexican food, and beer from East End Brewing! Stop by and make an embroidered button with us.
In celebration of our Decade of DIY, Handmade Arcade is hosting three hands-on, interactive learning workshops. Recommended high school students or craft artists ages 14 and up.
September 22: Join HA as we host Pittsburgh based designer, illustrator and screen printer Allison Glancey, of strawberryluna*, at Artists Image Resource (AIR) for a workshop in screen printing. During the workshop, Allison will demonstrate the art of screen printing, and discuss her business and work as an artist. You will learn to print Allison’s custom designs on coasters, and will design and screen print your own single color design on both paper and fabric (shirt provided by Handmade Arcade; or bring your own plain t-shirt to ensure fit).
October 20: Join HA as we host artist Jason Kirker, of Kirkiture at Assemble Gallery, in Garfield. Jason will demonstrate his creative process using reclaimed wood to create original housewares, such as lamps and custom woodworking projects. You will gain insight into Jason’s techniques while creating a piece of functional art.
November 10: HA hosts Canonsburg-based artist Lynne Kropinak, of Charmed by Nature and the Travelling Pittsburgh Craft-O-Tron, at Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse. Participants will explore the art of jewelry-making using recycled and repurposed items.
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!
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!
Celebrate a Decade of DIY with Handmade Arcade on Saturday, December 7, 2013.
Applications are due by Sunday, September 15, 2013.
Applicants will be notified by Sunday, October 6, 2013.
Food vendors not permitted.
Apply here today!
Penn Avenue Arts in Motion is seeking artists, artisans, makers and crafters to participate in the first annual Penn Avenue Arts in Motion Fair, on June 15, 2013 from 12-6 p.m.
The fair will take place on Penn Avenue between Pacific and Atlantic. In addition to vendors, music and dance performances will occur throughout the day.
The participation fee is $25 for a 10×10 booth space, $40 with a table provided, or $225 with a tent and table provided. Please send an email to pennavenueartsinitiative@gmail