Handmade Arcade Holiday Market 2022

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!

MAIN EVENT

Saturday, December 3 • 11 AM to 7 PM
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FRIDAY NIGHT HAPPY HOUR

Friday, December 2 • 5 to 7:30 PM • $35
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EARLY BIRD SHOPPING

Saturday, December 3 • 9:30 to 11 AM • $25
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Calling all volunteers! Join our crafty team and help us make this year’s Holiday Market a success. Sign up to volunteer today!

MAIN EVENT

Saturday, December 3 • 11 AM to 7 PM

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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.

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Two opportunities to shop early and crowd-free!

Skip the line and receive exclusive giveaways and perks while supporting Handmade Arcade’s mission

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)
Tickets: $35

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.

DEMOS

  • Glass blowing by the Pittsburgh Glass Center.

GIVEAWAYS

  • 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.

MERCH

  • $5 Handmade Arcade “MAKE” T-shirt sale for early shoppers

FOOD

  • 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.

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Early Bird Shopping

Presented by Una Biologicals

Saturday, December 3
9:30 to 11 AM
(Check-in starts at 9 AM.)
Tickets: $25

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?

GIVEAWAYS

  • 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

MERCH

  • $5 Handmade Arcade “MAKE” T-shirt sale for early shoppers.

FOOD

  • Concessions will be open. Grab a coffee, breakfast sandwich, or snack while you browse.

buy your early bird shopping TICKETS

Meet the 2022 Makers!

Accessories
Ameraucana Handmade
Busy Hook Happy Heart
CandyWrap Island (Emerging Maker)
Clark Morelia
I Love Enamel Pins
Loon Designs
MF Bags
Now Boarding (Emerging Maker)
PACKPACK
RPM Treasures
Sha’Lari Couture
SLP.made
Stitches & Sass
The Daggerfish Gear Co.
Weave A Good Yarn
Witty Voyager
Woven Spectrums
YesGab
Yurko Sports

Artwork
1flychicken creation
Abby Diamond Studio
After Dark Illustration
AIR (Artist Image Resources)
Alternate Histories
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
Hiroma Katayama
Jayla Patton Art
Joe Allbright Algorithmic Art
John W Fesken
KLoRebel Art Co.
Mary Barczak
Mary Curtin – Art & Illustration
Mary Mack Prints
Moon & Yarn
MW Walker Photography
Natural States Collective
NickNack’s Handmade Magnets (Emerging Maker)
Nightengale Needles
Not Cursed Art
Resdolo Designs (Emerging Maker)
Shop Emily M
Social Living
strawberryluna
Sugar Pop Press (Emerging Maker)
The Art of Seth
The Painted Carrot
The Rots
Treksalot
Tugboat Printshop
Virginia Christman Art (Emerging Maker)
Worker Bird
Zenspire Designs
Zooguu

 

Adult Clothing
Catherine Trendz (Emerging Maker)
Charlie Darwin Textiles
Commonwealth Press (Sponsor)
Etna Print Circus
FLUX BENE
Junkella
Otto Finn
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
Lovett Sundries
Pip & Lola Soaps & Sundries (Sponsor)
Shoggoth Suds (Emerging Maker)
Sleepy Hollow Handmade
Southern Hospitality
Trail Botanica
Triple Moon Alchemy Herb Shop
Una Biologicals (Sponsor)
Wren & Rita

Ceramics
B Cramer Clay
East Wheeling Clayworks
Emmanuelle Ceramics
fdp studio shop (Sponsor)
Hannah’s Clay Creations (Emerging Maker)
Jenna Vanden Brink Ceramics
Jowdy Studio
Kara Kyle Ceramics (Emerging Maker)
Katy Lynn Pottery
Linnea Campbell Studio
mypapercrane
Reiko Yamamoto Studio
Stone + Sparrow Studio
Two Faced Ceramics
White Swan Illuminations

Children’s Products & Toys
Handwork House
The Happy Groundhog Studio
The Rowdy Ladybug
Yellow Brick Kids
Waku Waku Baby

Glass
Cylindur
Pittsburgh Glass Center
Salvador Alane
Stratford Studios (Emerging Maker)
Studio Glass Company
Strittmatter Glass
Ultra Lit

Housewares
837 North
Bespoke Candle Co
Camp Copeland Studio
Chez Lapin
CJ7DESIGNS
Erel Fiber Art
Felt & Fold
Fjord and Fable
Hi Cutie Fibers
K2 Metalworks
North Ave Candles
Northern Scents Candle Company
Plant Lady Wannabe
Safran Everyday
Simon’s Granddaughter
Stak Ceramics
Syzygy Scents
Tal & Bert
TOMO (Emerging Maker)

Jewelry
All Along (Emerging Maker)
Allegory Gallery
Avert Adornments
bel monili (Sponsor)
Broken Plates
Cavatica Designs
Cindy Liebel Jewelry
Collarbone Jewelry
East End Alchemy
Electric Cat
Erika Blair
Gem & Point
Glass Sky Jewelry
Grove Avenue Design
Hannah Hoffman
huffalo
JAB Fine Art & Design LLC (Emerging Maker)
Jennybebop
Jewelry by Old Soul
Jo June
KikiReadsComics
Leo and Lynn Jewelry
Light Shine
Lines and Shapes Jewelry Shop
LUSTER
lynne&lucille
MetaMorph Jewelry
Metamorphosis Metals
Mod Evil Studio
My Beverly Jewelry
One Cat To Many
Prachi’s Bohemian Art
SASHA
Sorcery Science
Splishy Splash Craft
StitchPrism
The ExCB
Turned Turquoise
weirdlittleearrings
White Sage & Sapphire
Visceral Jewelry
You Can Call Me YOKO
Zenmetal (Emerging Maker)
Zosimos

 

Other
Ajwcreations
Apartment Two Art
Artifact Metalworks
Breadwinners
Burn Brothers Candle Co
CATSA
Circuit Breaker Labs
Construction Junction
Cuppa Stitches
Djoi Designs (Emerging Maker)
Downtown Dog
Ex Libris Fibers
Flood City Stitch
Forged in Kol, Inc.
garbella
Inclined Designs
Kin of Duncan
Long May She Rage (Emerging Maker)
Masha Fikhman
One Star Away Design Studio
Paradox Design Werx
Paw de Deux (Emerging Maker)
Ritual Soapworks
Round 2 Studios
Scrapwerx
Songbird Artistry (Sponsor)
Studebaker Metal (Sponsor)
The Barefoot Forge
The Beetle’s Dilemma
The Cuddle Cult
Threadbare Cider & Mead (Sponsor)

Paper Goods
Amelia Kieras Paper Arts
Cannibal Paper Goods
Finch + Flourish Paper Goods
Gingerly Press
Go Carr Go
Letterpress Jess
Meshwork Press
Shapelessflame

Wood
Dieter Woodworks
From These Woods
Hanna Dausch
JP & Son Woodcraft
Mars Design Studio
Morton Woodworking
Riverwood Trading Co
SheaCo Studios (Emerging Maker)
Siroh & Ivy
Squirrel Hill Design and Craft
Wood-N-You Like It (Sponsor)

On-Site Event Sponsors
Carbon Compost
City Paper
Green Mountain Energy
Harvie
Qburgh.com
State Farm
UPMC Health Plan
Xfinity

2022 Youth Makers

Youth Makers 2022 Cohort
Boss Girl Collection
Carefree Critters
Deedee Customs + Art by JoJo
deseesed
Inspire Great Things
mothball apparel
Shades of Evergreen
Skip2MyLu Designs
Spool & co.
The Crows Nest

Returning 2021 Youth Makers
Heavens Gold Products
EmilyLynnAesthetics
Scrunch Bunch and Stuff

Youth Makers Selling and Hosting a Hands-on Activity
Bat Cat Press
CAPA

Greater Pittsburgh EdCorps
BW Creations
Eagle Pride Production
Golden Oaks Designs
Handcrafted Inc.
Innovation Shop
Soarmania and Shine
SWISS
The Rustic Duck Co.
TJ3D

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.

 

Thank you to our 2022 Sponsors