2018 Handmade Arcade Vendor List!

CAN YOU BELIEVE IT’S ALREADY TIME TO START THINKING ABOUT HOLIDAY SHOPPING?
Here at the Handmade Arcade HQ, we sure can!

Be the first to see who is joining us for Pittsburgh’s largest independent craft fair on Saturday, December 8, 2018 at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center.

Handmade Arcade is celebrating 14 years of bringing talented, dynamic makers from near and far together for handmade holiday shopping, making and sharing in Pittsburgh. So, pop on over to the Handmade Arcade vendor list to see this year’s unbelievable group of makers, start planning your shopping list and learn more about what is NEW in 2018.

VENDOR QUICK STATS

  • 216 vendors
  • 83 first-time vendors
  • Youth Maker Alley featuring 10 student entrepreneurs ages 16 – 18
  • Craft Corridor featuring emerging makers and first-time craft fair vendors

Youth Maker Alley sponsored by Google and supported in part by Remake Learning and The Grable Foundation

Craft Corridor sponsored by Commonwealth Press

2018 HANDS-ON HANDMADE ACTIVITY AREA

Welcoming 16 local artists, art collectives and nonprofits who will lead FREE art, craft, tech and learning activities. FREE for all ages!

Check out the Hands-on Handmade Activity Area schedule and project descriptions.

STAY TUNED FOR DETAILS ABOUT
THE CUTTING EDGE: A FUNDRAISER FOR HANDMADE ARCADE
and EARLY BIRDIE SHOPPING HOUR!

THE CUTTING EDGE: A FUNDRAISER FOR HANDMADE ARCADE

Meet and mingle with more than 150 HA vendors on Friday, December 7, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Be the first to shop at the Handmade Arcade 2018 marketplace. This 18+ event features crafty making, demonstrations, signature cider from Threadbare, a cash bar and light bites.

A limited number of $30 tickets will go on sale starting Friday, October 19.

Proceeds will benefit Handmade Arcade’s free admission, Hands-on Handmade Activity Area, Youth Maker Scholarship Program and Craft Corridor.

EARLY BIRDIE SHOPPING HOUR Don’t miss this exclusive opportunity to shop before the big crowds arrive on Saturday, December 8, from 10 to 11 a.m. — one hour before the event opens to the public! Each Early Birdie shopper will receive a custom designed cotton tote bag designed by Worker Bird.

A limited number of $20 tickets will go on sale starting Friday, October 19. (Children 12 and under are admitted free with an adult.)

Early Birdie Shopping Hour sponsored by by NEXTpittsburgh

Want to attend the fundraiser AND the Early Birdie shopping hour?
You can do both for $40! Ticket includes entrance to both events and includes the custom designed cotton tote bag.