2020 Events

Launching on Small Business Saturday, the Handmade Arcade Virtual Marketplace will include Cyber Monday and continue through Sunday, December 6, encompassing the peak of the 2020 holiday shopping season!

Event dates: November 28 – December 6
Applications are CLOSED.
Notification date: September 25
Accepted vendor fee: $150

Have questions about the virtual marketplace? Visit our FAQ page.

Marketplace Experience

Audience experience will include:

  • NINE DAYS to shop from a curated community of talented makers, designers, artists and crafters at the start of the 2020 holiday season
  • Opportunities to support independent makers and the creative economy during a time when in-person events cannot take place
  • An easy to navigate virtual marketplace featuring a multi-layered search, filter and sort function for saving favorite products and maker profiles – and discovering new finds.
  • A variety of interactive experiences (video and live streaming), such as behind-the-scenes studio tours, hands-on demonstrations and tutorials, Meet the Maker Q&As, special giveaways and offers, online raffles, crafty discussions, and more

Virtual marketplace will include:

  • Individual password protected page populated by each maker
  • 10 product images linking to maker’s e-commerce sites
  • Images showing creative process, production, inventory, displays and/or studio space
  • Business logo and maker headshot
  • Brief introductory video and text telling each maker’s story
  • Links to e-commerce websites and social media accounts
  • Access to online tutorials and workshops, such as website user training, virtual marketplace preparation, best practices for e-commerce and social media, and more

STAYED TUNED FOR INFORMATION ABOUT OUR MAKER CURRICULUM!

Past Events

HANDMADE ARCADE 2019
Friday December 6 and
Saturday, December 7, 2019

SHOW AND SELL 2019
April 27, 2019

HANDMADE ARCADE 2018
Friday, December 7 and
Saturday, December 8, 2018

Coming Soon: Image galleries from Handmade Arcade marketplaces (2004 – 2017)