At Handmade Arcade headquarters, we are looking forward to the new year with hope and optimism. In the spirit of positivity, we are excited to announce our schedule for 2021.
HANDMADE ARCADE SPRING VIRTUAL MARKETPLACE
Friday, April 30 through Sunday, May 2
Our first-ever, hyperlocal, virtual event – Handmade Arcade Spring Virtual Marketplace!
- Applications open from Monday, February 1, through Sunday, February 21 at 11:59 PM (EST)
- $5 Application Fee (non-refundable; no exceptions)
- $50 Accepted Maker Fee
- Applicants must live or have their studio in Allegheny County
- Accepted applicants must have a functioning and stocked e-commerce site before the start of the virtual event on April 30
- Products must be handmade, hand-crafted, or represent each applicant’s personal creation
- Click here for details about the virtual marketplace and application
NEW VIRTUAL COLLABORATION
Coming this June.
YOUTH MAKER SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMMING
Details to be announced this summer.
SHOW AND SELL
Saturday, August 7, at Construction Junction
Indoor/outdoor, socially distanced maker market
Show and Sell features NEW and EMERGING makers who have never before participated in a Handmade Arcade event. We are excited (and hopeful) to bring this in-person event back for a second time.
HANDMADE ARCADE WINTER EVENT
Two-part handmade, holiday extravaganza!
Part One: Virtual Marketplace
Small Business Saturday, November 27 through Cyber Monday, November 29
- Shop safely from the comfort of your home
- Preview the makers who will be selling at the in-person event
- Online raffle
- Virtual programming
Part Two: Return to In-person
Friday, December 3, and Saturday, December 4 at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center
- Friday night happy hour (limited, ticketed event)
- Saturday Early Birdie hour (limited, ticketed event)
- FREE admission on Saturday from 11 AM to 7 PM
- Hands-on activities
- Youth makers
- And the return of our much-missed and much-loved maker community and YOU – the audience that supports them!
OUTDOOR WINTER MARKET
In partnership with the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership, Handmade Arcade will bring back its open-air market in the Chalet Holiday Village in Downtown Pittsburgh’s Market Square for the final weekend in 2021.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS.
Stay safe, stay healthy, stay crafty.
We can’t wait to see you all soon!