Hands-on Handmade

Get Crafty with Us!
Situated on-site, our welcoming Hands-on Handmade area features a variety of drop-in, short, and daylong interactive programs ­— including craft demonstrations, mini-tutorials, make-and-take activities, craft competitions, and art installations — all designed to bridge the gap between consumers and creators. Hands-on Handmade provides a wonderful opportunity for partnerships with local artists and nonprofit arts organizations.

View the list 2015 Hands-on Handmade Activities.

Take a look back at past Hands-on Handmade activities.

Past participants include:
Alicia Kachmar
Nicole Kurtz
Gabe Felice
Encyclopedia Destructica
Cut & Sew Studio
Artists Image Resource
CAPA High School
Power Up (women’s health advocacy program)
Society for Contemporary Craft
Assemble Gallery
Evolve Productions
Fiberarts Guild Of Pittsburgh & Fiber Art International 2013
Continuum Dance Theater
Carnegie Library Of Pittsburgh
Healthy Artists
Apothecary of Esoteric Panacea
Pittsburgh Center for the Arts
Crafty Yoga with Natalie Roberson
Urban Pathways Charter School
Puppeteer Mike Mascaro
And many more…

Sponsorship opportunities available for this area!
Visit our Sponsor page for more information or contact our Sponsorship Coordinator, Tricia Brancolini, at sponsor@handmadearcade.com for more information.