Welcome to the Virtual Marketplace! Shop through December 6
We believe in the power of making. Create wonderful holiday memories, find a gift for everyone on your list, and feel good about supporting small businesses by shopping at the Handmade Arcade Virtual Marketplace! You’ll find one-of-a-kind products from over 130 of the region’s top makers, artists, and crafters in this online celebration of all things handmade.
Discover the joy of creating something by hand in these casual online classes led by our makers! All classes are free with registration.SIGN UP! Virtual Class Schedule
Meet-the-Maker: Instagram Live Series
Get to know the makers behind your favorite products in these maker takeovers! Follow us on Instagram at @handmadearcade to stay tuned.TUNE IN! Instagram Live Schedule
Meet-the-Maker: Studio Tours Series
Explore the creative homebase where makers let their creative energies take shape! Videos will be available on our site.TUNE IN! Studio Tour Schedule
Demos & Panel Discussions
Watch the makers at work as they demonstrate the intricate processes that create the products you love, then hear the artists discuss their inspiration and techniques!SIGN UP! Demos & Panel Discussions Schedule
Your support will further our mission to celebrate making, bring beautiful handmade goods to new customers, and support small businesses in our region. Even a $5 donation can help!DONATE
From ceramic homewares to intricate jewelry, funky wall decor to unique toys and baby clothes, you’ll find something for you and the whole family. Celebrate the art of making this holiday season!Marketplace
When COVID-19 hit, it crashed the creative economy, shuttering brick-and-mortar stores, closing in-person markets, and cutting off many artists' primary revenue sources. Designed to help makers survive a time of unforeseen crisis, the Handmade Arcade Virtual Marketplace helps them regain their connection to their community while learning to navigate a new world of e-commerce. By shopping with us this holiday season, you play an essential role in refueling the makers' creativity while helping them get back on their feet.
Follow us on Instagram to learn more about the makers!
Handmade Arcade is a Pittsburgh-based nonprofit that believes in the power of making. We support makers by connecting them with consumers and resources to improve their craft and business. We offer workshops, classes, and opportunities to the regional maker community year-round, including hosting one of the most extensive independent maker fairs in the Northeast.Learn More