Do you love fresh, new ideas? Then you’ll love shopping from our region’s up-and-coming makers, including artists and entrepreneurs aged 8-18!
Youth Makers, a hit at Handmade Arcade 2019, are back, featuring new and returning makers. We’re so pleased to present this partnership with EdCorps by Real World Scholars to give creative young makers real-world business and selling experience — and to give you yet another chance to shop fun and innovative handmade wares!
So go ahead and stock up on stocking stuffers, snag unique and affordable goods, and get inspired by the next generation of makers. You’ll find a selection of cute, comfy, useful, and utterly giftable items.
Let us introduce you to:
5th graders from Whitehall Elementary are bringing essentials to help you navigate the world during the pandemic, like no-contact keychains and clip-on hand sanitizer cases, plus lip balm holders, phone grips, and more.
Take the “shop small” philosophy one step further by supporting mini makers with BIG visions! These 3rd graders from South St. Mary’s Street Elementary will be offering Paracord bracelets and trendy tie-dye shirts.
Eagle Pride Productions
South Park high schoolers are returning for the second year with perfectly giftable wood and epoxy coaster sets, lamps, couch companions, and holiday ornaments. This class of makers emphasizes skilled trades and engineering as part of their entrepreneurial education.
Northgate Middle and High Schools students will also be back with holiday-themed t-shirts, kitchen items, ornaments, and more for all your gifting needs.
Young makers from Carmichaels Junior and Senior High Schools are making their Handmade Arcade debut with custom soaps and unique resin jewelry.
5th graders from Jefferson Hills Intermediate are back with 3D-printed holiday ornaments, including Pittsburgh-themed gifts for your favorite Yinzers!
Thank you to Handmade Arcade Virtual Marketplace sponsors