Hands-on Handmade Applications now OPEN!

Call for craft-based artists, makers, demonstrators, educators to lead interactive and innovative projects for the public during Handmade Arcade on December 2, 2017.

Deadline for submissions: Friday, July 14, 2017.
Notification of acceptance will be rolling until all spots are filled.


Hands-on Handmade (HOHA), a participatory component to Handmade Arcade (HA), offers a variety of drop-in and daylong interactive programs including craft demonstrations, mini-tutorials, make-and-take activities, craft competitions and art installations. Participants gain exposure to Handmade Arcade’s 9,000+ attendees.

HOHA is designed to:
• bridge the gap between consumers and creators
• engage attendees and vendors in a shared creative process
• increase awareness about handmade art, locally-produced craft goods and processes
• provide a platform for artists and organizations to expand their reach into the community

APPLY TODAY! Spots are limited. 

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT: WYEP 91.3 fm and 90.5 WESA

WYEP 91.3 FMwyepsm — an independent voice, inspiring our community with diverse music and vibrant ideas. With its media sponsorships, WYEP exposes listeners to a variety of cultural, artistic and community experiences that entertain, promote discourse, and increase participation in our community.

WYEP is committed to enriching the community through musical discovery, expression and education much like Handmade Arcade is committed to enriching the vibrant arts and maker community of Pittsburgh.

Handmade Arcade is honored to have WYEP 91.3 FM  as a MEDIA SPONSOR this year. Thank you!


90.5 WESA Pittsburgh NPR News — southwestern Pennsylvania’s only independent public-radio news and information station. WESA gives voice to provocative ideas that foster a vibrant, informed, diverse and caring community.

Its 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 also works hard to engage and inspire the arts and makers communities with our annual shopping extravaganza.

We are so excited to call WESA 90.5 FM a sponsor and friend.

Gotta Have It!

tmt_withcipGet your copy of Handmade Arcade’s Things Making Things: A DIY Coloring Book today!
As featured in on Pittsburgh’s Magazine’s “Gotta Have It” list, Things Making Things features 10 Pittsburgh-based artists and Handmade Arcade vendors.

Buy yours online today for $10!
(includes shipping and handling)

Whether you’re looking for some crafty stocking stuffers, need a one-of-a-kind find for that creative cousin or co-worker in your life—or you have not even made a dent in your gift list yet—we suggest you purchase a copy of Things Making Things: A DIY Coloring Book today!

All proceeds from the sale of Things Making Things will support Handmade Arcade’s educational and outreach activities, including Hands-on Handmade, DIY Days Workshops, outreach events, youth scholarships and more.