Do you love any of these things?
Shopping and strolling at your own pace, free from crowds
Scoring amazing handmade items before they go on sale to the public
Trying your luck in raffles featuring unique handmade products and art
Supporting Handmade Arcade’s mission
All of the above
If you said yes to any of the above (Who are we kidding? You picked “5.” right?), then we’ve got great news for you!
The 15th annual Handmade Arcade comes with TWO opportunities to beat the crowds (12,000-plus shoppers strong) and shop early! Introverts, rejoice!
You still have time to grab tickets for:
The Friday Night Preview Party
Friday, December 6
5:30 to 8 p.m.
Your $20 ticket gets you 2.5 hours of crowd-free shopping and so much more. Bask in an intimate evening shopping experience the night before Handmade Arcade opens to the public. You’ll get a first look at the award-winning marketplace, meet the makers from Pittsburgh and beyond, mingle with the local craft and maker community, make your own crafty swag bag, and maybe even score a one-of-a-kind handmade item in the raffles. Can we tempt you with a cash bar, too? Cheers!
Early Birdie Shopping Hour
Saturday, December 7
10 to 11 a.m.
No need to storm the gates. Back by oh-so-popular demand, your $15 ticket gets you one hour of crowd-free early shopping.
Shop from more than 200 vendors, participate in raffles featuring one-of-a-kind handmade artwork and prizes, make your own crafty swag bag, and be among the first to experience the shop-small, buy-local event of the year. More good news: kids 12 and under are FREE!
Handmade Arcade is a FREE event that runs from
11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday, December 7
at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center.
Hailed by BuzzFeed and more as one of the top craft fairs in the world, the 15th annual Handmade Arcade offers more ways than ever to shop, create and engage with 250 innovative crafters, makers, designers and artists from Pittsburgh and beyond.
The Early Birdie Shopping Hour is presented by NEXTpittsburgh, a locally-owned and woman-owned business, and the must-read Pittsburgh publication about the people driving change in our city and the innovative and cool things happening here. They publish stories with impact, focused on the people, projects and places taking Pittsburgh to the next level, making it a better place for all.