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.
Share your love of ALL kinds of craft with our special 2013 pint glass!
All Early Birdie ticketholders will receive one of these beauts in their goodie bags, and we’ll have a limited number for sale at the merch table, too. Get your Early Birdie tickets online or at Wildcard (4209 Butler Street in Lawrenceville).
Fabulous preview of Handmade Arcade by veteran vendor strawberryluna!
Enjoy this earth friendly sampling of handmade goods from Handmade Arcade artists. Because nothing feels better than giving a gift that reduces, reuses, recycles and inspires others to do the same. Come out to see the rest of our amazing artists and craftspeople at this year’s Handmade Arcade, Saturday, December 7th at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center.
1. Simple Circle Earrings by The Broken Plate
2. Upcycled Skirt by Upcycled Design
3. Stationary Set by Craftgasm
4. Army Hat by Endless Hats
5. Silverware Bracelet by Whimsical Wonders
6. Reclaimed Wood by Little Green Things
7. Salt Scrub by Una Biologicals
8. Pet Portrait by Dolan Geiman
9. Cheese Tray by Mitchell Glassworks
We are a Top 10 event for December (“Best Bets in the Burgh”) in the new issue of Pittsburgh magazine! Love their phrase “commerce meets civic pride at this 10th anniversary-fest,” and we hope you will join us all on 12/07 as we mark “A Decade of DIY” as Pittsburgh’s award-winning indie craft fair! Thank you PghMag!
Read the article here.
Thanksgiving is almost here and you know what comes after that, right? You guessed it… Handmade Arcade will be returning to the David L. Lawrence convention center again again on Saturday December 7th! We will have the best regional and national artists on hand selling some great handcrafted wares that will help you celebrate a warm and cozy holiday season.
1. Slouchy Beret by Lagelle
2. Fingerless Mittens by Xmitten
3. Birdie Teapot by Tasha McKelvey
4. Chevron Blanket by Bobaloo!
5. Art Print by Andy Kehoe
6. Neck Warmer by Nina Ramone
7. Handwoven Scarf by PidgePidge
8. Holiday Candles by 1820 House
9. Table Lamp by Nine & Twenty
The Vendor Maps are now online and Vendor Information page has been updated with load-in times and maps to the loading docks.
ELECTRICITY: An “E” beside your space means that you requested electricity. If there is not an “E” and you did request electricity before the deadline, please email email@example.com immediately. (Requests for electricity can no longer be submitted and are only honored if your craft requires electricity.)
TABLE REQUESTS: There is an “N” beside your space if you asked to not have a table set up. If you requested to not have a table and your space is NOT marked with an “N”, please email us. Conversely, if there is a “N” beside your space and you DO need a table, let us know immediately.
We did our best to honor all table placement requests that were made. At this time, we cannot move anyone’s table. We can’t wait to see you and your amazing crafts on December 7th!
The hosts of Creative Briefs interview founding Handmade Arcade organizers Al Hoff, Jessica Manack & Elizabeth Prince about the history of the event, and also sit down and talk to several long-time and new Handmade Arcade vendors.
Three of our founding members recently sat down with the Creative Briefs team and spilled all! How did Handmade Arcade start? What is the wackiest thing that ever happened at a show? What are the organizers’ favorite memories? Listen to the podcast now!
Creative Briefs is a podcast for designers and creatives focused on what inspires and motivates people in their fields. Hosts John DeGore & Carl Huelsman of AIGAPittsburgh create a dialogue between creative professionals, encouraging the design community to help pick the brains of their guests using social media. Podcast hosts interview people doing creative things about their processes, philosophies and attitudes about design with questions driven by you.
Want to be part of the fun of Handmade Arcade? Be a volunteer.
Short shifts put you in the action, while leaving plenty of time to shop. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or
sign up to volunteer online..
Mt. Lebanon Magazine recommends
Handmade Arcade in the “Shop Til You Drop” section of their Holiday Calendar, featured in the November issue. We do too, and we suggest you snag an Early Birdie pass on our website or at Wildcard. Thanks so much, Mt. Lebanon Magazine! Look for several Lebo-based crafters at our big event on December 7th!
View the entire magazine here.