Sponsor love for WYEP, WESA, TeeRex and Commonwealth Press

mj-logo-bwWYEP 91.3 fm is an independent voice, inspiring our community with diverse music and vibrant ideas. Handmade Arcade is very much in-tune with their mission in inspiring independent artists and the creative process behind the craft. Handmade Arcade is beyond excited to have the sponsorship support of WYEP. Thank you!

Color-Horiz-Logo90.5 WESA’s mission is to work for the public to inform people in ways that engage and inspire them to create dialog about community issues and stories. Handmade Arcade is thrilled to have WESA as a sponsor for this year’s Decade of DIY celebration as we continue to engage and inspire the Pittsburgh community with our yearly shopping extravaganza. Thank you!

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TeeRex Syndicate is a local Pittsburgh t-shirt company run by a group of obsessive designers, artists and printers. Handmade Arcade is proud to again partner with TeeRex for our event. Check out the newly designed tote-bags that will be for sale at Handmade Arcade, printed by hand and with love by TeeRex. Thank you!

CWP_horsesCommonwealth Press is a small group of hardworking, fiercely independent, ink soaked, music addicted, code spewing, coffee loving, Pittsburgh embracing, hyper creative, screen printers. That sounds a lot like the organizers of Handmade Arcade! This year’s posters were printed with care by Commonwealth Press. Look for them around town or buy one at Handmade Arcade to save as a commemoration of our Decade of DIY 10 year anniversary. Thank you!

Sponsor love for Yelp, ModCloth, Moop and Port Authority

yelp_smallYelp is the best way to find great businesses in Pittsburgh! Search for everything from the city’s tastiest burger to the most renowned cardiologist. What will you uncover in your neighborhood? Thank you to Yelp for having Handmade Arcade as their Weekly Yelp Sponsor of their Holiday Gift Guide email.

mclogo_highresModCloth, founded by Pittsburgh natives Susan Gregg Koger and Eric Koger, is committed to independent design. Like Handmade Arcade, ModCloth believes in the independent spirit of talented designers and supports their originality and dreams. Join MocCloth this year at Hands-on Handmade where they will be making DIY collars. And don’t forget to stop by their booth to check out the vintage clothing they will be selling!

moop3_TM2Moop specializes in handmade bags for men, women and kids. They design and manufacture every bag, start to finish, in our Pittsburgh studio. Moop is constantly looking for ways to be more connected to the people who make the things they love. Their love of the maker’s life has lead them to be a sponsor of this year’s Handmade Arcade. Visit their table and check out their beautifully designed and constructed handmade bags.

portauthority_smallPort Authority of Allegheny County not only provides public transportation services throughout Pittsburgh and Allegheny County but are also supporters of Handmade Arcade. Every year, Port Authority underwrites our full page ad in the City Paper AND transports shoppers to the event! Thank you!

As we get closer to the event, look for more sponsor spotlights. To view the rest of our sponsors, please visit our sponsor page.

Thank You to our Sponsors

Without the generosity of our sponsors, Handmade Arcade would not be celebrating “A Decade of DIY” – our 10th anniversary event. Today we thank The Sprout Fund and Pennsylvania Council on the Arts.

sprout_smallSince the beginning, The Spout Fund has been one of Handmade Arcade’s best champions. In 2004, the Sprout Fund made the first Handmade Arcade possible with a generous Seed Award and have been supportive of our new endeavors ever since. In 2006, they funded Handmade Arcade as we hosted the first-ever Craft Congress here in Pittsburgh. In 2011, they provided a Seed Award for the first incarnation of Hands-on Handmade. And in 2012 and again 2013, they have provided generous sponsorship dollars and support. Thank you to the Sprout Fund for everything you do to support the arts in Pittsburgh. 

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Over the years, the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts has provided Handmade Arcade with numerous Project Stream Grants. PCA recognizes the high standards set by the dedicated organizers of Handmade Arcade in engaging Pittsburgh’s thriving and vibrant DIY craft scene with the community who attends our unique event. To continue to support local crafters and artists, Handmade Arcade requires their on-going support and generosity. Thank you to the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts for all that you do for foster excellence, diversity and vitality of the arts in Pennsylvania.

As we get closer to the event, look for more sponsor spotlights. To view the rest of our sponsors, please visit our sponsor page.

Thimble Sponsors

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Handmade Arcade loves our sponsors. Their support and generosity is greatly appreciated. Thank you to this year’s Thimble Sponsors who support the same small, independent and locally owned businesses that sell at Handmade Arcade each year. Boutique 208, 208 6th St., Pittsburgh ,PA 15222 Evolve, 4030 … Continue reading

Sponsor Spotlight 12/5

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Handmade Arcade loves our sponsors. Their support and generosity is greatly appreciated. Thank you to Pop City, Society for Contemporary Craft,  Nak You Out and  The Cotton Factory. Launched in March of 2006, Pop City is a weekly e-magazine and website that connects you–and the rest … Continue reading

Sponsor Spotlight 12/4

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Handmade Arcade loves our sponsors. Their support and generosity is greatly appreciated. Thank you to Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, Port Authority,  and  Wildcard. This year, Pennsylvania Council on the Arts generously awarded Handmade Arcade with a Project Stream award to support Hands-on Handmade … Continue reading

Sponsor Spolight

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Handmade Arcade loves our sponsors. Their support and generosity is greatly appreciated. Thank you to Sock Dreams and Steel Town Etsy. Based in Portland, Oregon, Sock Dreams is a unique & quirky bunch of individuals who values diversity as much as they value … Continue reading