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.
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.
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!
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.