Can we be honest with you? 2020 was a disaster for many small craft, maker, and arts businesses.
Between shutdowns, canceled in-person markets, shuttered businesses, and lost sales, the creative economy continues to face difficult challenges as the pandemic continues to disrupt daily life.
Through it all, Handmade Arcade remains hopeful and committed to our mission of connecting creatives with consumers. We continue to believe in the power of creativity to shine a light during difficult days.
Believing in the importance of the creative community:
- We reimagined our annual in-person convention and created the ultimate immersive online holiday experience for lovers of handmade goods.
- We handpicked over 130 of the region’s top makers, artists, and crafters and brought them together under one digital roof.
- We recreated our hands-on handmade activities with behind-the-scenes studio tours, virtual demonstrations, classes, and meet-the-maker panels.
This year, we encourage you to SKIP the big box stores.
Join us on Saturday, November 28 through Sunday, December 6.
Explore the marketplace and shop from independent crafters, makers, and artsits.
This is so much more than another online store!
We will miss seeing you – shopping and creating – in-person. But TOGETHER, we can continue to support our creative community. We can be the catalyst for handmade makers to end 2020 on a high and have a successful year-end event.
Thank you to Handmade Arcade Virtual Marketplace sponsors