April’s Final Crafty Happenings Installment

With so many events happening this April, Handmade Arcade doesn’t want you to miss a thing. We compiled a list for April 19 – 30 to keep you in the crafty loop.  Get up, get out and get creative!


Construction Junction Earth Month Celebration: Through April 28
Construction Junction continues its Earth Month Celebration with daily events to encourage reuse and sustainability in Pittsburgh. Visit CJReuse.org for the entire calendar of events.

Join Handmade Arcade organizers for a Pop-Up Shop at Construction Junction on Saturday, April 28 from 10 a.m. to 4 pm. 

The HA Pop-up Shop will feature items for sale made by HA organizers such as aprons, coasters, explorations in plastic canvas and felt, accessories, t-shirts, greeting cards, collections of odds and ends and junk-inspired doo-dads and more. Stop by to shop, say hello and make a tiny flower with vintage buttons and wires. (A portion of the proceeds will be invested back into HA to support the organization’s Youth Maker Scholarship Program, Craft Corridor for emerging artists, and Hands-on Handmade Activity Area for all ages)
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Pittsburgh Earth Day: April 18 – 21
From Steel to Sustainable is a citywide celebration dedicated to educating, inspiring, and celebrating sustainability in the region. Visit PittsburghEarthDay.org for a complete list of events.

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FULLTIME PGH:  April 19 – 29
A 10-day citywide collection of individually planned events created by separate hosts and promoted unilaterally as a single unit — with the goal of highlighting the wide array of creative culture and entrepreneurial spirit modern Pittsburgh has to offer. Visit FULLTIMEPGH.com for a complete list of events.

JFilm Festival at SouthSide Works Cinema: April 26 – May 6
The annual JFilm Festival presents international Jewish-themed films that deepen audiences’ understanding of Jewish culture, tolerance, and our common humanity. Visit Filmpittsburgh.org for a complete list of films at the JFilm Festival.

Art All Night Saturday: Starting on April 28 at 4 p.m. and ending on Sunday, April 29 at 2 p.m.
Free, 22-hour art festival featuring non-censored, non-juried artwork from hundreds of local artists.

PGH PHOTO FAIR: April 28 – 29
Pittsburgh’s only art fair promoting photography within the contemporary and fine art market. This year, PGH Photo Fair hosts 14 internationally known dealers and photography projects.Visit PGHPhotoFair.com for details.


Sweetwater Center for the Arts presents SPRING LUXE
April 26, 9 a.m – 9 p.m.

Gallery Crawl in the Cultural District
April 27, 5:30 – 10 p.m.

Art for Change: The Auction to Benefit Persad Center
April 30, 6 – 11 p.m.

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Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council Offers FREE Membership to Southwestern Pennsylvania Artists
Since launching the new Free Artist Membership program last week, approximately 60 new members have already joined the GPAC network. Artists may sign up to become members free of charge, and will receive member benefits such as: discounted legal and business consulting, art supplies, professional development, free networking, and more.