On Friday, December 6 and Saturday, December 7, 2019, Handmade Arcade will celebrate its
15th anniversary at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Downtown Pittsburgh.
Vendor applications are closed. Applicants will be notified by September 20, 2019.
About the Annual Marketplace
Held in December, Handmade Arcade’s award-winning annual marketplace provides an unparalleled opportunity for independent crafters, makers, designers and artists to interact with more than 13,000 attendees at a high-profile and highly-anticipated marketplace, while also sharing their products, creative practice and passions. Attendees come from all over Western Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Ohio and beyond to shop, create and be inspired.
Handmade Arcade presents an annual marketplace that:
- Showcases 180+ innovative craft-based artists, designers and makers from around the region and country
- Empowers makers of all ages
- Recruits emerging and established artists, new and returning vendors and under-served audiences
- Features arts groups, nonprofits and individual artists in its popular Hands-on Handmade Activity Area
- Bolsters the local craft and maker economy
- Connects artists to more than 13,000 attendees in one day
- Stimulates economic opportunity and growth
- Features never-before-seen emerging artists in its Craft Corridor
- Supports Youth Makers through a scholarship program