A look forward and back…

JOEY-KENNEDY-HMA-2013-0031Don’t miss out on this year’s fun. Mark your calendars with the following dates! 

  • Sponsorship opportunities NOW available!
  • July 16th: Applications for vendors and hands-on handmade artists open
  • September 3rd: Applications close
  • Early October: Accepted vendors and artists notified
  • DECEMBER 6, 2014: HANDMADE ARCADE at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center!

Check out our image gallery from last year’s event.
All photographs taken by the talented Joey Kennedy. 


Handmade-Arcade-fs-0089Hello Handmade Arcade supporters and friends! The committee has been hard at work planning for our next event and we have some important news for YOU!

Applications to apply for HANDMADE ARCADE 2014 will open on July 16.

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(Applications close on September 3rd. Notices will be sent in early October.)

Thank You Pittsburgh!

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!


Ten for Ten

In honor of Handmade Arcade’s ten years of awesomeness we bring you ten handmade beauties brought to you by the fabulous vendors at this year’s Handmade Arcade!  Come out from 11am to 7pm on Saturday December 7th to the David L.Lawrence Convention Center and help us celebrate an amazing Decade of DIY.  See you there! Fotor112519039Aviator Hat by Rocks and Salt
Recycled Bracelet by Bel Monili
Tulip Print by Yardsale Press
Granny Square Brooch by Neogranny
Retro Apron by City Sparrow
Silk Scarf by Nelli Sunprinted Fabrics
Appalachian Trail Print by No-Man Illustration
Photograph Earrings by Camera Shy Photography
Keystone Tee by Garbella
Hydrangea Headband by Migration Goods

Deck the Walls

If you happened to have an art lover on your holiday shopping list this year or if you need to add a new piece to your own collection, Handmade Arcade is your place to shop! As usual we will have a colorful and captivating array of artworks to chose from. From original paintings to limited addition prints (plus plenty of artwork in other price ranges too).  Handmade Arcade will be celebrating a Decade of DIY at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center on Saturday, December 7.

1. Master Arrow Print by Just A Jar
2. Telephone Painting by Jesiiii
3. Moth Print by Tugboat Printshop

Handmade Marvels

One of the best parts of attending a shopping experience like Handmade Arcade is scoring something you just can not find on your average mall store shelves.  One of the greatest examples of this can be seen in our amazing jewelry vendors this year. We have some of the nation’s finest craftspeople selling truly one-of-a-kind treasures that you will not find anywhere else in the ‘Burgh this holiday season.  Here is a tiny sample of some of our amazing jewelry offerings this year.  Be sure to come and see them all at Handmade Arcade on Saturday, December 7th at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center from 11-7pm.

Fotor11251059351. Enameled Earrings by Huffalo
2. Ceramic Necklace by Cavatica Designs
3. Circus Necklace by  Metamorphosis Metals
4. Ring by Angelflie


“Shop local at the Handmade Arcade”

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.