CHECK OUT THE CREATIVE WAYS SOME OF OUR CRAFTY COLLABORATORS ARE KEEPING OUR COMMUNITY CONNECTED.

Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse:

Join PCCR  for a virtual Earth Day Extravaganza like no other!

Your crafty MCs, Ash (Executive Director) and Melissa (Creative Education Manager), will take you on an adventure through the wild lands of reuse, sustainability and creativity. The virtual event includes DIY crafting segments by PCCR staff and teaching artists, garden tours n’ tips, special guest appearances, a riveting tour of the shop, discussions on sustainability in times like these, and much more. Also featured will be a special call to action to make your very own Earth Day Pledges! 

Tune in TODAY (Wednesday, April 22) anytime from 5 to 7 p.m.-ish — or make a date night and join them for the entire program!

Visit the event page for all the details!

Songbird Artistry:

Check out Songbird Artistry’s amazing new series, “Be Social While Distant.” Participants can purchase a craft kit and then participate in a Zoom session to “socialize” while making art. This new take on a craft class allows you to enjoy crafty camaraderie from the safety of your home. (Socially distant pickup or delivery is available within 10 miles) 

Find out more about this series.

While visiting their website, be sure to also check out their “Pay it Forward Kits.” If you are able to do so, you can purchase a kit that will be given to a community member who is experiencing financial hardship, allowing them to participate in an online crafting social.

Hatch Art Studio:

A bright and welcoming art and play studio in Point Breeze, Hatch has created some fun ways for parents and their children of all ages to get creative at home. 

Check out their video series with creative ideas for using what you have or can find in nature to keep kids crafty while at home.

Hatch is also offering “On the Go Kits.” Delivery is available within 10 miles; kits can also be picked up during Saturday “yellow bench-side” contactless pickup times.

Hatch owner Shannon Merenstein also publishes a comprehensive weekly guide for Learning at Home through Art and Play on Art Bar Blog. 

It is with great sadness that we are announcing the indefinite postponement of our Show and Sell 2020 event scheduled for June 27 at Construction Junction.

While we hope that people will be able to gather again for community and arts events, the safety and health of our community are at the forefront of our decision-making.

Show and Sell was created in 2019 to celebrate and provide a platform for emerging makers. Our event model also includes pre-event workshops to assist makers and new business owners with selling at in-person marketplaces, launching e-commerce websites, strengthening social media and more.