Using the power of consumer choice to change the way power is generated, Green Mountain Energy works to protect our environment and enhance our communities. It shows its support for the Pittsburgh arts community with its sponsorship of Handmade Arcade for the third year in a row.
Green Mountain Energy began in Vermont in 1997 with a simple but powerful mission: Use the power of consumer choice to change the way power is made. Today, Green Mountain is still 100 percent dedicated to protecting the environment, and the company invites you to join in the process.
Stop by Green Mountain Energy’s sponsor table, talk to its representatives, and consider the benefits of clean electricity, the power of consumer choice and learn more about renewable energy.
Thank you to Modesto Studios for donating your time and talent for the third year in a row to Handmade Arcade. We are proud to call you HA supporters and friends.
Modesto Studios is more than just another graphic design firm or screen- print shop. Husband and wife, Brad and Stephanie Towell and their team of makers create custom screen – printed projects for small businesses, nonprofit, and local artist clientele. The work has expanded over the past couple of years to include movie and television graphic design, prop-making, handmade signs, and large-scale photo booths for high-profile events.
This year’s colorful tote bag (Image designed by artist Kara Reid and sewn by crafter Al Hoff) is printed by Modesto and will be for sale at HA’s welcome table. Only a limited number are available so get them before they are gone!
Stop by Modesto’s sponsor table and check their wares which will include screen-printed housewares, interior and gift products that include wall paper, gift wrap, textiles, one-of-a-kind furniture, glassware and more.
Phone: (412) 259-8401
Location: 321 Pennwood Avenue, Suite G1 Side Alley Entrance, Pittsburgh, PA 15221
Hours: Hours are typically Monday thru Friday,
PITTSBURGH VINTAGE MIXER
Kitsch! Conversation! Collectibles!
Start your day at Pittsburgh Vintage Mixer—a one-of-a-kind vintage vendor fair that melds community, creative inspiration and nostalgia. The Mixer returns with a fun atmosphere of quality, authentic vintage treasures and antiques and a variety of collectibles for all ages, styles and budgets.
Hours: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Venue: Spirit (both floors!) 252 51st Street
Details: General Admission for the Mixer is $5 for adults, kids under 12 are free. All tickets are available at the door.
This is a family friendly event—please bring your ID in case you’re considering bellying up to the bar during the vintage fair. PGH Vintage Mixer totebags, by Commonwealth Press, and retro pennants, by Oxford Pennant, will be available for purchase.
Next up check out the 12 Annual Lawrenceville Artists’ Studio Tour
This free event opens the doors to the studios and artwork of more than 50 Pittsburgh artists, showcasing a gamut of traditional and contemporary art media and styles. Studios in 18 venues throughout Lawrenceville offer a fascinating behind-the-scenes view of the processes involved in creating art of all media. Visit lawrencevilleart.com for a schedule and map. Studios are open from 11 a.m. through 6 p.m.
Una is having a big ol’ party from 6 to 10 p.m. at their shop at 4322 Butler Street. Join HA for BOTANICAL BUTTON MAKING! There will be music, craft cocktails and a trunk show and sale featuring fabulous creative works by Una staff—many of whom are makers in their own right. Visit the event page on Facebook for more details.
Handmade Arcade is excited to announce that this year’s Hands-on Handmade activity area is brought to you by THE ARTSMITHS OF PITTSBURGH. Located at 1635 McFarland Road in the South Hills of Pittsburgh, The Artsmiths is a 10,000 square foot arts and cultural center featuring local arts, music and food.
The Artsmiths is a one-of-a-kind store and makerspace. Selling curated artwork from over 250 local creators, The Artsmiths sells a variety of products including ceramics, fiber, glass, illustrations, ironwork, paintings, woodwork, candles, bath & body products, jewelry, prints, greeting cards and more.
Koolkat Café at The Artsmiths offers delicious artisan foods and drinks. It also doubles as a live performance and meeting space.
The Underground, the store’s lower level, has a second showroom which showcases large art pieces such as furniture and sculpture. It also has a rotating exhibition gallery, dedicated teaching spaces and ceramic studio for an artist-in-residence.
Like Handmade Arcade, The Artsmiths believe that when you choose to shop local and handmade, you are investing in the future of your community. Both are committed to providing a marketplace for independent craft-based businesses with opportunities to show and sell their wares.
Handmade Arcade, through its Hands-on Handmade activity area, bridges the gap between consumer and creator – inspiring creativity, collaboration, and learning. Similar in mission, The Artsmiths believes that when people participate in the making and appreciation of art, communities become more vibrant, creative, and innovative.
Handmade Arcade is proud to share a similar mission with The Artsmiths and is looking forward to an on-going collaborative relationship with founders Kate McGrady and co-founder Kate Wagle Hitmar.
Visit The Artsmiths of Pittsburgh’s website for more information about the store, artists, classes, events, exhibits and more.
Handmade Arcade 2016 is beyond thrilled to be welcoming 41 new vendors, 100+ returning vendors, student makers and new sponsors to our marketplace.
View, share and start planning your shopping day with this impressive list of talented artists, designers and makers from near & far. See you on Saturday, December 3rd!
Join us each Wednesday in September at the Wigle Distillery (2401 Smallman Street) for a night of Crafting and Drinking from 5 – 8 P.M.
Admission and crafts are FREE. Your first cocktail is complimentary from Wigle Whiskey.
- Wednesday, September 7: PUPPETS & PALOMAS
- Wednesday, September 14: ROBOTS & RUM
- Wednesday, September 21: GOOGLY EYES & GIMLETS
- Wednesday, September 28: MOBILES & MANHATTANS
APPLY NOW to be a Handmade Arcade vendor at our next big event on Saturday, December 3, 2016 at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center.
Applications close at midnight on Friday, September 2, 2016.
Accepted applicants will be notified in early October.
Pittsburgh’s first and largest independent craft fair, Handmade Arcade draws more than 8,500 attendees in ONE DAY.
We encourage new and returning vendors to apply to be a part of one of Pittsburgh’s most highly anticipated events.
GET CRAFTY WITH HANDS-ON HANDMADE!
APPLY NOW to be a Hands-on Handmade participant.
Join our growing group of innovative craft artists, arts organizations, and demonstrators at Hands-on Handmade, featuring two-hour, half-day and daylong activities for all ages.
Deadline for submissions is Friday, October 21, 2016. Accepted applicants will be notified at the end of October.
Come craft with us this fall at the following local community-based events and festivals:
Crafts and Drafts Record Hop
East End Brewing
Saturday, September 3, 12-5 PM
FREE and family friendly
Crafting and Drinking
Presented by Wigle Whiskey, Handmade Arcade and Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse
Wigle Distillery, 2401 Smallman Street
Every Wednesday in September, 5-8 PM
FREE demo series
First cocktail is complimentary.
- September 7: Puppets and Palomas
- September 4: Robots and Rum
- September 21: Googly-Eyes and Gimlets
- September 28: Mobiles and Manhattans
This event coincides with Pittsburgh’s Re:New Festival.
And also don’t miss:
Reclaim! 2016 Fall Edition
Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse
Saturday, September 17, 11 AM- 6 PM
This event coincides with Pittsburgh’s Re:New Festival.
$10 non-refundable application fee due immediately
$225 vendor fee for accepted vendors due by Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Applications close at midnight Friday, September 2, 2016. Accepted applicants will be notified in early October.
Are you ready for Handmade Arcade 2016? We ARE! Applications are going live this week! Stay tuned!