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!
It 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!
“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!
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!
“Annual Handmade Arcade entices crafters to the ‘Burgh”
December 2, By JoAnne Klimovich Harrop / Tribune-Review
Thank you so much to writer JoAnne Klimovich Harrop for her wonderful feature story on Handmade Arcade & our 10th anniversary in the TribLIVE.com – Pittsburgh’s News Source (see today’s print edition!), which includes interviews with & insights from HA vendors The Broken Plate Pendant Co., Nine & Twenty and Red Prairie Press, as well as event organizers. Be sure to check out their online slide show filled with images of some of the fabulous wares that will be for sale on December 7th!
“10TH ANNUAL HANDMADE ARCADE TAKES PLACE DECEMBER 7″
November, 2013 / By Michelle Dickson / WHIRL Magazine
Huge thanks to WHIRL Magazine for this terrific preview of Handmade Arcade in their new issue, which features a fab photo by Joey Kennedy of strawberryluna’s colorful booth. We love what they have to say about our 10th year!
“The Handmade Arcade Giveaway”
November 25 / NakYouOut
Check out NakYouOut‘s amazing prereview of Handmade Arcade and sign up to win FREE Early Birdie passes!
Email Newsletter Coverage:
For more Handmade Arcade press coverage and our press release, visit our Press page.
Take a minute to read about Handmade Arcade in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette! We are thrilled that three talented HA vendors and independent business owners and artists — John the Craftist, RedRaven Studios & Trokart – are featured in this weekend’s paper, and we hope to see all of you next Saturday, December 7th, when we celebrate “A Decade of DIY!”
Holiday cards by John the Craftist will be among the items at next weekend’s
Handmade Arcade at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center.
Fabulous preview of Handmade Arcade by veteran vendor strawberryluna!
We are a Top 10 event for December (“Best Bets in the Burgh”) in the new issue of Pittsburgh magazine! Love their phrase “commerce meets civic pride at this 10th anniversary-fest,” and we hope you will join us all on 12/07 as we mark “A Decade of DIY” as Pittsburgh’s award-winning indie craft fair! Thank you PghMag!
Read the article here.
The hosts of Creative Briefs interview founding Handmade Arcade organizers Al Hoff, Jessica Manack & Elizabeth Prince about the history of the event, and also sit down and talk to several long-time and new Handmade Arcade vendors.
Three of our founding members recently sat down with the Creative Briefs team and spilled all! How did Handmade Arcade start? What is the wackiest thing that ever happened at a show? What are the organizers’ favorite memories? Listen to the podcast now!
Creative Briefs is a podcast for designers and creatives focused on what inspires and motivates people in their fields. Hosts John DeGore & Carl Huelsman of AIGAPittsburgh create a dialogue between creative professionals, encouraging the design community to help pick the brains of their guests using social media. Podcast hosts interview people doing creative things about their processes, philosophies and attitudes about design with questions driven by you.
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.