THE CUTTING EDGE OF CRAFT MAKER HAPPY HOUR
WITH HANDMADE ARCADE AND SPOOL
Join local makers, Handmade Arcade’s creative team and Spool’s independent business owners for a night of making, craft, community and conversation. Light refreshments will be served. (Beer courtesy of Rock Bottom Brewery.)
Hear firsthand experiences from veteran Handmade Arcade vendors and organizers, and learn about how to apply for the next event on December 2, 2017 (applications open June 18).
Make your own wearable creations, such as fabric covered pins and hair accessories, from a variety of Spool materials. Learn about creative reuse and upcycling, and receive information about classes and events at the shop.
Discover exciting new opportunities with Handmade Arcade for emerging artistic entrepreneurs, including Youth Scholarships and Hands-on Handmade workshops.
A free workshop and discussion that will help small business owners of handcrafted goods learn how to grow and scale their business. Suppliers will have time to network with other entrepreneurs and market channels. Learn from successful entrepreneurs, manufacturing experts and craft business leaders about pricing for profit, sourcing materials, negotiating, marketing through subscription boxes and other channels.
Refreshments and on-site childcare will be provided (childcare is limited, please pre-register).
The Art of Scaling event is especially aimed at beauty product businesses, but if you make and sell handcrafted items and want to make more products so you can make more money, this is for you! Registration is required.
Sponsored by: Innovation Works, MONMADE, and the East End Cooperative Ministry
Partners: AlphaLab Gear, Diversamé, Handmade Arcade, Kiva Pittsburgh, Minority Networking Exchange, NsideOut Spaces, Wildcard, ZaaBox.