2018 Event Information

2018 INFORMATION AND HIGHLIGHTS

VENDOR TABLE MAP

ONLY ONE OPPORTUNITY TO SHOP EARLY AND AVOID THE CROWDS! Don’t miss out on our inaugural Friday night event – The Cutting Edge: A Fundraiser for Handmade Arcade

Early Birdie Shopping Hour – SOLD OUT!

PARKING AND DIRECTIONS (IMPORTANT UPDATE: The Pittsburgh Parking Authority is NOT offering free parking this holiday season.)

2018 INFORMATION AND HIGHLIGHTS include:

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 8
FREE
ADMISSION from 11 A.M. to 7 P.M.
David L. Lawrence Convention Center, Hall B

HA:18 VENDOR LIST (200+ vendors / 83 First-time vendors)

FREE, all-ages HANDS-ON HANDMADE Activity Area with 16 make-and-take projects

Craft Corridor with 19 emerging vendors (Sponsored by CommonWealth Press)

Youth Maker Alley featuring 10 companies with12 youth makers (Sponsored by Google)

Handmade Arcade and Threadbare Cider are EXCITED to announce an exclusive cider collaborative release — CRAFTED APPLE.

Crafted Apple is a crisp and tart traditional dry apple cider. The cider is made with wild-type yeast varieties to enhance the mouthfeel and contribute unique white-wine characteristics.

It is going to be for sale EXCLUSIVELY at Handmade Arcade for $16 a bottle. Get yours before they are gone!

Limited-edition tote bags and t-shirts for sale at the Welcome Table.

Totes: $10
Plain Gray T-shirts with black ink: $5

Design by Worker Bird.

 

YOUTH MAKER ALLEY featuring 12 youth makers.

Handmade Arcade is honored to feature the work of up-and-coming young makers through its Youth Maker Scholarship Program.

Supported in part by Remake Learning and The Grable Foundation and proudly sponsored by Google.

Framer’s Market – Presented by the Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council.

Buying a 2-D work of art and want to frame it on-site? Visit the Framer’s Market, situated near the concessions, for a frame and a lesson in framing with Tom Cascone from Framehouse Gallery.

GPAC will be selling frames of all sizes at super low prices. First come, first served; while supplies last. A portion of frame sales will benefit Handmade Arcade’s Youth Maker Scholarship Program for ages 16 to 18.

 

DJs:

Pandemic Pete: 10:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Stephanie Tsong (Jellyfish):  1 – 3:30 p.m.

Mary Mack: 3:30 – 6 p.m.

Jennifer Baron (The Garment District): 6 – 7 p.m.

HUGE thanks to our 2018 SPONSORS

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The Cutting Edge: A Fundraiser for Handmade Arcade
Friday, December 7, 2018
5:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Tickets Cost: $30
Open to ages 18+.

David L. Lawrence Convention Center
1000 Fort Duquesne Boulevard, Hall B
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Don’t miss Handmade Arcade’s Inaugural Benefit Event on Friday night!

  • GET A FIRST LOOK at the market the night before it opens to the public
  • SHOP EARLY from more than 130 featured vendors
  • MEET THE MAKERS — from Pittsburgh and beyond
  • MINGLE with Pittsburgh’s craft community
  • ENJOY snacks and cider, craft activities and make-and-takes
  • HELP SUPPORT Handmade Arcade, the region’s largest independent craft fair, and its community of innovative craft-based artists, designers and makers

Lots to do!

  • Sip Crafted Apple, an exclusive collaborative release from Threadbare Cider
  • Assemble your own crafty goodie bag
  • Create a glass mosaic with artist Debbie Jacknin
  • Watch live demonstrations from Pittsburgh Glass Center
  • Make block prints with WorkshopPGH
  • Laser-cut a custom wood or leather key fob with Protohaven
  • Bid on fabulous silent auction items
  • Music by DJ Jeff Bower
  • Cash bar and light bites

Proceeds will support:

  • Free admission to Handmade Arcade
  • Free Hands-on Handmade Activity Area for all ages
  • Youth Maker Scholarship Program for ages 16-18
  • Craft Corridor for emerging artists

A limited number of tickets are available.

PARKING AND DIRECTIONS

UPDATE: Pittsburgh Parking Authority is NOT offering free parking this holiday season. 

The four closet garages to the Convention Center are:

David L. Lawrence Convention Center Parking Garage,1000 Fort Duquesne Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Friday: Before 4 pm: Hourly rates apply
Event rate: $13

Grant Street Transportation Center, 55 11th St, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Friday before 3:59 PM: Hourly rates apply
Friday after 4 PM and Saturday: $5 flat fee

Ninth and Penn Garage, 136 9th St, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Friday before 3:59 PM: Hourly rates apply
Friday after 4 PM and Saturday: $6 flat fee

Smithfield Liberty Garage, 629 Smithfield St, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Friday before 3:59 PM: Hourly rates apply
Friday after 4 PM and Saturday: $6 flat fee

Download the ParkPGH app for real-time parking availability. (Does not include Convention Center parking garage.)

Visit the David L. Lawrence Convention Center website for directions. The David L. Lawrence Convention Center is located at 1000 Fort Duquesne Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15222.

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