Shop one-of-a-kind handmade products from 250+ talented makers and artists at the largest holiday market in the region December 2-3 at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center!
Handmade Arcade Holiday Market 2022
Saturday, December 3 • 11 AM to 7 PM
FRIDAY NIGHT HAPPY HOUR
Friday, December 2 • 5 to 7:30 PM • $35
EARLY BIRD SHOPPING
Saturday, December 3 • 9:30 to 11 AM • $25
Saturday, December 3 • 11 AM to 7 PM
Register for Free Tickets
Shop one-of-a-kind handmade products from 250+ talented makers at the largest holiday market in the region!
Come to be inspired, and leave with distinctive handcrafted products you won’t find anywhere else! Surprise and delight your loved ones with holiday gifts as unique as they are. You’ll find everything from sustainable clothing and accessories to one-of-a-kind art, innovative home decor, decadent body products, and much more. Bring your whole crew for a day of shopping, hands-on crafts, and breathtaking live demonstrations.
Hands-on Activities are back with demos, make-and-takes, and community art projects. We are excited to welcome screen printers, glass blowers, fabric artists, illustrators, custom poetry, paper artists, and more! Details. Activity Area presented by Studebaker Metals
NEW! The Pittsburgh Glass Center’s annual glass sale will be held on site! Shop from Pittsburgh’s talented glass maker community all in one room.
Looking for location, directions, parking, accessibility, and more information? Visit our FAQ page.
Download a Printable Hall Map with Vendors Listed A to Z with Table Numbers (PDF)
View the Digital Map with Vendors Listed A to Z with Table Numbers
Please note: The David L. Lawrence Convention Center is going cashless this year for all food, beverage, and parking amenities.
Friday Night Happy Hour
Presented by Pip & Lola’s Soap & Sundries
Friday, December 2
5 to 7:30 PM (Check-in starts at 4:30 PM)
Avoid the crowds and shop Handmade Arcade’s Holiday Market the night before the big event!
Meet the makers in an intimate setting and browse the market before anyone else! Celebrate our creative community with drinks, shopping, food, and more. Your ticket purchase supports Handmade Arcade’s year-round programming.
- Glass blowing by the Pittsburgh Glass Center.
- 25 tickets to the Exclusive Friday Night Raffles! Winners will be announced at the event.
- Basket of Penn Fairmont glassware from the Pittsburgh Glass Center.
- Wine & Cheese Craft class for eight from Songbird Artistry.
- One-year membership to Harvie, a locally-owned grocery subscription service that sources produce, baked goods, and prepared foods from small local farmers and artisans.
- 25 tickets to the Saturday Holiday Market raffle. Enter to win baskets filled with generous donations from the makers and sponsors.
- First 400 attendees receive a mini gift from Pip & Lola’s Soaps and Sundries.
- $5 Handmade Arcade “MAKE” T-shirt sale for early shoppers
- Cash bars.
- A special happy hour menu from Levy Concession is available to purchase.
Please see our Holiday Market FAQ page for full details about parking, accessibility measures, hands-on activities, ticketing, and more.
Early Bird Shopping
Presented by Una Biologicals
Saturday, December 3
9:30 to 11 AM (Check-in starts at 9 AM.)
Avoid the crowds and shop for 1.5 hours before the market opens to the public!
A community favorite, our Early Bird event is your chance to shop from makers in an intimate setting, allowing you to browse slowly, talk to the makers, and meet other Handmade fans! Plus, your ticket purchases supports our year-round programming.
WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT THIS YEAR?
- 25 tickets to the Saturday main event raffle. Enter to win baskets filled with generous donations from the makers and sponsors.
- First 400 attendees receive a mini gift from Una Biologicals
- $5 Handmade Arcade “MAKE” T-shirt sale for early shoppers.
- Concessions will be open. Grab a coffee, breakfast sandwich, or snack while you browse.
buy your early bird shopping TICKETS
Meet the 2022 Makers!
Busy Hook Happy Heart
CandyWrap Island (Emerging Maker)
I Love Enamel Pins
Now Boarding (Emerging Maker)
Stitches & Sass
The Daggerfish Gear Co.
Weave A Good Yarn
Abby Diamond Studio
After Dark Illustration
AIR (Artist Image Resources)
Annie Heisey Fine Art
Baxter & The Bear
Black Box Art (Emerging Maker)
Buildings by Shane Henderson
Doug LaRocca ART
Feral Grandmother Artistry
Funky Pickle Art (Emerging Maker)
Gabriela Ortiz Art and Design
Geri Shields Studio
Green Blanky Studio
Half Hour Gentlemen Collage
Jayla Patton Art
Joe Allbright Algorithmic Art
John W Fesken
KLoRebel Art Co.
Mary Curtin – Art & Illustration
Mary Mack Prints
Moon & Yarn
MW Walker Photography
Natural States Collective
NickNack’s Handmade Magnets (Emerging Maker)
Not Cursed Art
Resdolo Designs (Emerging Maker)
Shop Emily M
Sugar Pop Press (Emerging Maker)
The Art of Seth
The Painted Carrot
Virginia Christman Art (Emerging Maker)
Catherine Trendz (Emerging Maker)
Charlie Darwin Textiles
Commonwealth Press (Sponsor)
Etna Print Circus
Part-time Poodle (Emerging Maker)
Rocks and Salt
The Lost Borough
Zach Merrill (Emerging Maker)
Bath & Body
EmTree Bath and Body (Emerging Maker)
Hip Modern Soap
Island Fresh Skincare
Pip & Lola Soaps & Sundries (Sponsor)
Shoggoth Suds (Emerging Maker)
Sleepy Hollow Handmade
Triple Moon Alchemy Herb Shop
Una Biologicals (Sponsor)
Wren & Rita
B Cramer Clay
East Wheeling Clayworks
fdp studio shop (Sponsor)
Hannah’s Clay Creations (Emerging Maker)
Jenna Vanden Brink Ceramics
Kara Kyle Ceramics (Emerging Maker)
Katy Lynn Pottery
Linnea Campbell Studio
Reiko Yamamoto Studio
Stone + Sparrow Studio
Two Faced Ceramics
White Swan Illuminations
Children’s Products & Toys
The Happy Groundhog Studio
The Rowdy Ladybug
Yellow Brick Kids
Waku Waku Baby
Pittsburgh Glass Center
Stratford Studios (Emerging Maker)
Studio Glass Company
Bespoke Candle Co
Camp Copeland Studio
Erel Fiber Art
Felt & Fold
Fjord and Fable
Hi Cutie Fibers
North Ave Candles
Northern Scents Candle Company
Plant Lady Wannabe
Tal & Bert
TOMO (Emerging Maker)
All Along (Emerging Maker)
bel monili (Sponsor)
Cindy Liebel Jewelry
East End Alchemy
Gem & Point
Glass Sky Jewelry
Grove Avenue Design
JAB Fine Art & Design LLC (Emerging Maker)
Jewelry by Old Soul
Leo and Lynn Jewelry
Lines and Shapes Jewelry Shop
Mod Evil Studio
My Beverly Jewelry
One Cat To Many
Prachi’s Bohemian Art
Splishy Splash Craft
White Sage & Sapphire
You Can Call Me YOKO
Zenmetal (Emerging Maker)
Apartment Two Art
Burn Brothers Candle Co
Circuit Breaker Labs
Djoi Designs (Emerging Maker)
Ex Libris Fibers
Flood City Stitch
Forged in Kol, Inc.
Kin of Duncan
Long May She Rage (Emerging Maker)
One Star Away Design Studio
Paradox Design Werx
Paw de Deux (Emerging Maker)
Round 2 Studios
Songbird Artistry (Sponsor)
Studebaker Metal (Sponsor)
The Barefoot Forge
The Beetle’s Dilemma
The Cuddle Cult
Threadbare Cider & Mead (Sponsor)
Amelia Kieras Paper Arts
Cannibal Paper Goods
Finch + Flourish Paper Goods
Go Carr Go
From These Woods
JP & Son Woodcraft
Mars Design Studio
Riverwood Trading Co
SheaCo Studios (Emerging Maker)
Siroh & Ivy
Squirrel Hill Design and Craft
Wood-N-You Like It (Sponsor)
On-Site Event Sponsors
Green Mountain Energy
UPMC Health Plan
2022 Youth Makers
Youth Makers 2022 Cohort
Boss Girl Collection
Deedee Customs + Art by JoJo
Inspire Great Things
Shades of Evergreen
Spool & co.
The Crows Nest
Returning 2021 Youth Makers
Heavens Gold Products
Scrunch Bunch and Stuff
Youth Makers Selling and Hosting a Hands-on Activity
Bat Cat Press
Hands-on Handmade Activities
Presented by Studebaker Metals
Free Make-and-Take crafts
Holiday Card Making with Artist & Craftsman
Create a unique holiday card using small custom-made stamps, markers, and different-sized blank cards and envelopes.
DIY Holiday Lights + Stamped Wrapping Paper with ASSEMBLE
Create paper garlands with LEDs for holiday decorations and learn basic printmaking with stamps and colorful inks.
Mixed Media Zine Making with BatCat Press
Using repurposed materials like old book pages, maps, and magazines alongside an array of art supplies, you’ll create and walk away with a one-of-a-kind mixed-media zine.
Hand Embroidery Basics with Protohaven
Learn the basics of hand embroidery with a cool snowflake sampler. Practice your back stitch, running stitch, french knot, and more with their easy-to-pick-up pattern.
STEM Craft + Youth-Built Robots with SHARP (Sarah Heinz Advanced Robotics Program)
Join their SHARP team for a STEM-oriented craft for children while showing off some of their youth-built robotics projects.
Upcycling Tote Bags with The Refillery Pgh and Scrapwerx
Use paints and stamps to design and repurpose a canvas tote bag, then use it to shop the market! The Refillery is Pittsburgh’s first refill and zero-waste store – stop by to learn more about their planet-saving mission.
Boho Fabric Tassel Making with Scrapwerx
Make a boho tassel using shredded multicolored strips of fabrics! Scrapwerx is committed to zero waste. Since its founding in 2020, they have kept over 2000 pounds of fabric out of landfills a year with art and hands-on activities!
Collage Making with The Frick Pittsburgh
Create a one-of-a-kind collage. Participants will use previous exhibition posters, magazines, ephemera, and colored paper to create their own works of art.
Interactive demonstrations and art-making
On the Spot Poetry with Hailey Clancy
Share a feeling and your hopes with poet Haley Clancy and receive a spontaneous, personalized poem typed on the spot on her typewriter.
Yarn-Making + Spinning Demo with Healing Fibers Co.
See how wool is blended and prepared for spinning on a spinning wheel. Participants can select wool and other fibers for blending to help create a mini-batt of yarn.
Quick Draw Portraits with Jayla Patton
Sit with Jayla Patton and receive a quick, colorful portrait by email! Max of 2 people per drawing.
Large-scale Silk Screening with Artists Image Resource (AIR) and students from CAPA High School
Large-scale silk screening on enormous pieces of paper. Lucky audience members can take a sheet home to use as handmade holiday wrapping paper.
Glassblowing Demo with the Pittsburgh Glass Center
Let the artists from Pittsburgh Glass Center blow your mind! Hot Wheels, the center’s traveling glass studio, will roll into the market and bring furnace-fired fun and glass-blowing demonstrations to all attendees, creating fiery works of art from molten magma.
Blanket Crocheting Demo with Project Linus
Located in the lobby, Project Linus will be onsite crocheting blankets and sharing about their mission to provide a sense of love, security, and warmth to children who are seriously ill or traumatized.
Mobile Wheel Clay Studio Demo with Union Project
Introducing Union Project’s Mobile Clay Studio. Stop for ceramics and clay wheel-throwing demonstrations.
Framing and Wrapping Services
(Located in the lobby)
Gift Wrapping Station with Brentwood High School Musical Theater students
Buying your holiday gifts? BHS will be onsite to make your holiday a little easier by wrapping your gifts for you. All donations go directly to support the musical theater program.
Framer’s Market with the Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council
Buying 2D art? Don’t leave without getting it framed! GPAC offers a wide variety of small and medium frames, including variations on matting and glass, all at discount prices. A portion of all sales will benefit Handmade Arcade’s Youth Maker Scholarship.