SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT (4 f 4): Hot Glue Gun

Handmade Arcade sponsors allow us to support creativity and sustainability in Pittsburgh’s Maker Community!

We are excited to thank our Hot Glue Gun Event Sponsors! ($1000 Level)
Support for Handmade Arcade’s programming has been so generous this year that we have to break our Event Sponsor  “thank you’s” into THREE separate posts!

Pittsburgh Magazine
“No one knows Pittsburgh like Pittsburgh Magazine.”

Online magazine

Follow on social media:
Instagram: @pittsburghmagazine
Facebook: www.facebook.com/pg/PittsburghMagazine
Twitter: PittsburghMag

From restaurants and culture to home and garden to weddings, sports and more, Pittsburgh Magazine is our city’s leading source for engaged residents and visitors. The monthly print magazine, online videos, blogs, e-newsletters and social-media presence will keep you in the know about all things Pittsburgh.

Una Biologicals
Shop in person: 4322 Butler St., Pittsburgh, PA 15201

Shop online: unabiologicals.com

Follow on social media:
Instagram: @una_biologicals
Facebook: facebook.com/UnaBiologicals
Twitter: @UnaBiologicals

Una Biologicals is an independent natural beauty and wellness company. Started in owner Jessica Graves’ kitchen some 15 years ago, it now crafts over 90 products for the whole family. Una believes in organic, fair-trade and sustainable ingredients, guaranteeing that its line is 100 percent “crap-free.” Through truly natural products that smell and feel divine, Una hopes to help everyone live a little healthier and little happier.

Protohaven
Visit its new space! 214 N. Trenton Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15221

Follow on social media:
Instagram: @protohaven
Facebook: facebook.com/protohaven
Twitter: @protohaven

Protohaven is a Pennsylvania nonprofit founded to serve the public by providing space, tools, knowledge, and community for creation and innovation. Its workshop and studio space are designed to help the maker and DIY’er in all of us to find a place to fabricate product ideas into reality

Thank you to Handmade Arcade’s 2018 Pin Cushion Sponsors

bel monili
Center For Women’s Entrepreneurship at Chatham University
love, Pittsburgh

Real World Scholars
Whimsical Wonders
WOOD-N-YOU LIKE IT

 

Thank you to Handmade Arcade’s 2018 Paintbrush Sponsors

Evolve Modern Hair Dressing
juNxtaposition
Paper Cutz
Pittsburgh Vintage Mixer
 

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT Series

As Handmade Arcade grows and adds new programming, we are honored and grateful to have the support of the Pittsburgh community.

This year, we are excited to welcome new and returning sponsors who believe in Handmade Arcade’s mission of celebrating the cutting edge of craft by connecting creators and consumers through making, sharing and learning.

Check back weekly for our SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT Series!

While Handmade Arcade plans for another amazing event in 2018, please celebrate and support our sponsors. They are:

NEXTpittsburgh, Proud sponsor of the Early Birdie Shopping Hour

Commonwealth Press, Proud sponsor of the Craft Corridor

Google, Proud sponsor of the Youth Maker Alley

90.5 WESA, WYEP 91.3 and Yelp Pittsburgh
Media Sponsors

David Pohl
2018 Branding Art Designer and Sponsor

Hot Glue Gun Level
Artist and Craftsman Supply – Pittsburgh
Film Pittsburgh
Fort Pitt Capital Group
Kerf Case
Kidsburgh.org
Matt’s Maker Space
National Aviary
Pennsylvania Council on the Arts
PG&H: America’s Maker Foundry
Pittsburgh Magazine
Protohaven
Prototype
Threadbare Cider House & Meadery
The Artsmith of Pittsburgh
una biologicals

There is still time to be a sponsor and help support Handmade Arcade. Visit our sponsor page for more information.

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.