Are you ready to start planning your day at HANDMADE ARCADE 2018? 
Announcing our TALENTED & DYNAMITE list of vendors and our Hands-on Handmade Activity Area schedule and project descriptions! 


Check out the Handmade Arcade vendor list to see this year’s unbelievable list of makers, start planning your shopping list and learn more about what is NEW in 2018.

Hands-on Handmade Activity Area welcomes 16 local artists, art collectives and nonprofits who will lead FREE art, craft, tech and learning activities.

Handmade Arcade (HA) celebrates its 14th anniversary on December 8, 2018, at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center. HA is more than just one of the region’s most anticipated annual craft and art events. HA works year-round to continue a tradition of excellence that includes:

  • Hosting an annual event for craft-based artists and designers to sell, share and promote handmade goods (Showcasing 180+ innovative craft-based artists and designers);
  • Recruiting both new and returning vendors, and reaching out to under-served audiences;
  • Featuring arts groups, nonprofits and individual artists in its popular Hands-on Handmade activity area;
  • Pursuing partnerships with organizations that promote youth and minority entrepreneurs;
  • and so much more!