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

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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.

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

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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


Thank you to Handmade Arcade’s 2018 Paintbrush Sponsors

Evolve Modern Hair Dressing
Paper Cutz
Pittsburgh Vintage Mixer

Introducing the 2018 Craft Corridor!

Handmade Arcade is celebrating the SECOND year of its Craft Corridor with 19 emerging makers and first-time craft fair vendors!

Get ready for one-of-a-kind, never-before-seen products, designs, gifts and more. Below you’ll meet a few of the fantastic NEW artists being showcased at Handmade Arcade 2018. Visit all 19 of them in the CRAFT CORRIDOR, situated in the center of all the fun. View the complete list of Craft Corridor artists below.

Craft Corridor is generously sponsored by CommonWealthPress.

Blending Traditional and Contemporary

8 Bells Scrimshandry brings an ancient art of scrimshaw — a hand-engraving folk art that developed on Atlantic whaling ships — into modern practice. A slow and methodical art, Scrimshaw, is increasingly rare in today’s fast-paced world. 8 Bells creates lovely work made from antler bone, and tagua nuts that are cut, shaped, ground, sanded and polished by hand before engraving begins.

Flora Industria

Have you ever seen an abandoned mill that is rusted and covered in lush green growth? That is the inspiration behind the jewelry of Vandalia Metal. These stunning jewelry pieces are hand-crafted to tell a story about the natural world reclaiming its territory.

Spiritual Energy

Aesthetics Collection merges fashion and the spiritual world with their unique brand of wire wrapped crystal jewelry. Rings, bracelets and crystal crowns will aid in boosting (or muting) energies depending on the crystals used.

Hand Drawn Pop Culture

Leigh Cox Illustration combines traditional illustration techniques with modern subject matter. Her love for pop culture and the arts brings a wide cast of musicians, writers and cultural icons to her lively prints, greeting cards, enamel pins and more all based on her original illustrations!

Textile Delights

Busy Hook Happy Heart, Woven Spectrums and Upcycle Gal are making gifts to that will keep you warm throughout the long winter months. From scarves and hats, to wraps and snuggly dolls these talented textile artists have you covered!

Visit all the CRAFT CORRIDOR vendors here.

THANK YOU TO COMMONWEALTH PRESS, this year’s proud sponsor of the Craft Corridor. Understanding and valuing the hard work and dedication it takes to make a small business a success, CommonWealth Press generously sponsors Handmade Arcade annually.

Visit the CommonWealth crew at TABLE 1 where they will be offering old standards and brand new, one-of-a-kind products that will make their debut at Handmade Arcade! Follow them on Instagram @cwpress for product details and up-to-the-minute specials, hours, giveaways and more!

CommonWealth Press is excited to host their good friend Paul Zdepski of ZILLUSTRATION in a pop-up shop in their Handmade Arcade space this year. Paul is a Virginia-based artist who makes truly handmade oddities from poured metal, chainsaw art and more.

Early Birdie Shopping Hour

Want to beat the crowds and get a first look at all of the handmade wares?

Enjoy the exclusive opportunity to shop one hour before the event opens to the public!

Early Birdie Shopping Hour tickets are going fast! Get yours today.

Saturday, December 8, 2018
10 – 11 a.m.
Tickets cost $20

The Early Birdie Shopping Hour is proudly sponsored by NEXTpittsburgh.

Early Birdie ticket holders will receive a black cotton tote bag custom designed by Handmade Arcade vendor Kim Fox (Worker Bird) and filled with crafty coupons and surprises from this year’s event sponsors and vendors.

This is your opportunity to shop crowd-free from 239 total vendors, including 83 first-time vendors, 19 Craft Corridor vendors and 10 Youth Maker Alley vendors!

Children 12 and under are admitted free with a ticketed adult to the Early Birdie Shopping hour. A limited number of tickets available.

NEXTpittsburgh, a locally-owned and woman-owned business, is the must-read Pittsburgh publication about the people driving change in our city and the innovative and cool things happening here.

They publish stories with impact, focused on the people, projects and places taking Pittsburgh to the next level, making it a better place for all.

Subscribe to get NEXT every Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday morning and check back often for the latest news, stories, events and job listings.

OpenStreetsPGH. Photo by Tracy Certo for NEXTpittsburgh.