Last Winter, Pittsburgh-based artist and designer Kara Reid was selected to create the marketing materials and branding for this year’s 2015 Handmade Arcade. 900 nails and many yards of string later, Reid designed and hand-constructed two custom-made string and stencil painted art pieces. Her inventive and eye-catching concept radiates around and showcases Handmade Arcade’s signature “Scissor Girl” logo.
“I definitely wanted to do something that conveyed the innovative spirit of all these crafters,” says Reid, sharing her vision.
Handmade Arcade vendors have different ways of crafting their works of art. When technology and video games are involved, the creative process takes a unique and fascinating turn. From laser cutters, to palm sized computers, look for all kinds of technology inspired crafts at Handmade Arcade!
Retro Built Games, KerfCase, 1UP Gallery and PuzzlePax are a few Handmade Arcade vendors who are using technology and video games to create their works.
Join us on Saturday, November 28th at 5 p.m. for a make-and-take herbal infusion demonstration with Apothecary Muse! In support of our local vendors and sponsors, Handmade Arcade is excited to host a Meet the Maker night at Boutique 208, located at 208 6th Street in Downtown (across the street from Heinz Hall).
Join Eryn Hughes of Apothecary Muse at 5 p.m. for a Hands-on Handmade Demo. Learn about herbal oil infusions. Select and prepare herbs and oils to collect and infuse in labeled jars, discover the healing properties of plants, gain a new sense of respect for nature, explore your own health and well-being, and learn about the significance of locally grown plants.
This is a FREE make and take demo while supplies last. To find out more about what Boutique 208 is offering for shoppers on Small Business Saturday, visit their Facebook page.
Handmade Arcade will also be raffling off 2 Early Birdie tickets and our new tote-bag to one lucky winner! Join us on Small Business Saturday! Shop Small! Shop Local!
Handmade Arcade is thrilled to announce the launch of our inaugural print publication, Things Making Things: A DIY Coloring Book, featuring original commissioned artwork by 10 Pittsburgh-based artists and Handmade Arcade vendors. Inside the creative pages of this 28-page book, you will meet imaginative creatures who are all crafting,making and designing things—from robots screen-printing to spiders painting—and ready for you to turn into artworks of your very own.
Handmade Arcade is excited to welcome 40 NEW vendors on Saturday, December 5th. Always on the look out for indie-crafters on the cutting edge of craft, Handmade Arcade is thrilled to add these new businesses to our list of vendors.
Help us welcome this week’s highlighted vendors Silk Denim, Mod Evil Studio, SorceryScience and Hip Modern Soap.
Handmade Arcade is grateful for our sponsors. Because of their on-going and generous support, we are able to bring you our annual event. Every year, Handmade Arcade pushes itself to the limit of creativity and strives to be on the Cutting Edge of Craft. The support we receive is humbling and encourages us to continue moving forward. Thank you.
Handmade Arcade is proud to sponsor this fall’s two-day Pittsburgh Vintage Mixer on Friday, November 6 and Saturday, November 7. Sign up to win a pair of tickets for Friday, November 6 NIGHT OWL PARTY! Eat, Drink, SHOP Vintage!
Visit pghvintagemixer.com for event details.
It’s official: Handmade Arcade 2015 is excited to feature more than 150 vendors at this year’s event! Check out & share our impressive list of talented artists & makers from near & far. We hope to see you all on Saturday, December 5th!
Congratulations to HANDMADE ARCADE 2015 VENDORS!
Each year, Handmade Arcade welcomes the students of Pittsburgh Creative and Performing Arts (CAPA) High School to sell their handmade wares as well as to assist in leading an activity in our popular Hands-on Handmade interactive area. Having had great success at Handmade Arcade, the Friends of CAPA are branching out and having a vendor fair of their own to raise money for CAPA students and support small businesses in the community.
Download their application if you are interested in participating in the first CAPA Vendor Fair or if you would like to make a donation for their raffle.
Support Pittsburgh’s young artists and entrepreneurs today!