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!
An exciting morning spent in City Council Chambers! Here is a glimpse of today’s adventures: receiving the official proclamation for December 7th to be “Handmade Arcade Day,” being serenaded by The Pittsburgh Banjo Club and being interviewed by KQV news radio! Thank you to Council member Natalia Rudiak for sponsoring the proclamation (and for her great words about Handmade Arcade!) and to all of you for your tremendous support & inspiration over the past decade!
Share your love of ALL kinds of craft with our special 2013 pint glass!
All Early Birdie ticketholders will receive one of these beauts in their goodie bags, and we’ll have a limited number for sale at the merch table, too. Get your Early Birdie tickets online or at Wildcard (4209 Butler Street in Lawrenceville).
The Vendor Maps are now online and Vendor Information page has been updated with load-in times and maps to the loading docks.
ELECTRICITY: An “E” beside your space means that you requested electricity. If there is not an “E” and you did request electricity before the deadline, please email email@example.com immediately. (Requests for electricity can no longer be submitted and are only honored if your craft requires electricity.)
TABLE REQUESTS: There is an “N” beside your space if you asked to not have a table set up. If you requested to not have a table and your space is NOT marked with an “N”, please email us. Conversely, if there is a “N” beside your space and you DO need a table, let us know immediately.
We did our best to honor all table placement requests that were made. At this time, we cannot move anyone’s table. We can’t wait to see you and your amazing crafts on December 7th!
Want to be part of the fun of Handmade Arcade? Be a volunteer.
Short shifts put you in the action, while leaving plenty of time to shop. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or
sign up to volunteer online..
Mt. Lebanon Magazine recommends
Handmade Arcade in the “Shop Til You Drop” section of their Holiday Calendar, featured in the November issue. We do too, and we suggest you snag an Early Birdie pass on our website or at Wildcard. Thanks so much, Mt. Lebanon Magazine! Look for several Lebo-based crafters at our big event on December 7th!
View the entire magazine here.
Attention Handmade Arcade vendors, the Vendor Information page has been updated with important information. Handmade Arcade is less than a month away! We hope you are as excited as we are!
See you soon!
- The Handmade Arcade Planning Committee
Submit your questions for Jessica, Al & Elizabeth today!
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Do you want to teach or demonstrate a craft in on Hands-on Handmade area during our December 7 event?
The deadline for submissions is Sunday, October 13, and notification of acceptance will be sent by October 27.
About Hands-on Handmade
Situated on-site, our welcoming Hands-on Handmade area features a variety of drop-in, short, and day-long interactive programs — including craft demonstrations, mini-tutorials, make-and-take activities, craft competitions, and art installations — all designed to bridge the gap between consumers and creators. Hands-on Handmade provides a wonderful opportunity for partnerships with local artists and nonprofit arts organizations.
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.
Time: 12 – 3 p.m.
Place: Assemble, 5125 Penn Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15224-1636
Sign for the free workshop here. Space is limited.