Here’s what you need to know.
- Who can apply: Makers, crafters, and artists of all levels are encouraged to apply. From emerging makers to year-round professionals, Handmade Arcade has vendor spaces for everyone. Products must be handmade, hand-crafted, or represent the artist’s personal creation. Click here for more info.
- NEW: Makers can apply to participate in only the virtual marketplace, or only the in-person marketplace, or BOTH!
- Deadline: Applications close on August 13, 2021, at 11:59 PM (EST). Late applications will not be accepted. No Exceptions.
- Cost to Apply: $20 non-refundable fee*
- Acceptance: Applicants will be notified by email on Monday, September 13, 2021.
- Have more questions? Visit our FAQ page.
About the marketplace:
Handmade Arcade is Pittsburgh’s premiere holiday gift marketplace with 10,000+ attendees in 2019 and 23,000+ visits to the virtual marketplace in 2020. Participating makers have reported unbelievable sales, not to mention the benefit of exposure to an audience who understands the ethos of shopping local and handmade.
Accepted makers must participate in the three-day virtual marketplace and both days of the in-person marketplace.** Visit our Vendor Info page for everything you need to know about booth fees and sizes, the virtual marketplace, and more.
About the Schedule:
Three Day Virtual Marketplace: Saturday, November 27 – Monday, November 29
- Strategically timed to open on Small Business Saturday through Cyber Monday
Two Day In-Person Marketplace: Friday, December 3 – Saturday, December 4
David L. Lawrence Convention Center: Upper-level hall
- 12 – 4 PM: Vendor load-in and set-up
- 5 – 7:30 PM: Happy Hour Preview Party (Ticketed event)
- 10 AM – 11 AM: Early Birdie shopping hour (Ticketed event)
- 11 AM – 7 PM: General Admission (Free)
*If the application fee presents a barrier to participation, visit our application fee assistance form to receive a coupon. Handmade Arcade is committed to making sure all makers have an opportunity to apply.
**Makers without an e-commerce site SHOULD apply. Handmade Arcade will work with you to participate in the virtual marketplace.