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Kelsey Ford, Executive Director
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Past Press + Press Releases

2023 Holiday Market

16 ways to embrace December, from the Lawrenceville Cookie Tour to holiday markets
Next Pittsburgh: November 30, 2023

Shop local this holiday season at Handmade Arcade
PTL’s Heather Abraham and Ron Smiley are getting a preview of Handmade Arcade, where you can shop and buy locally-made gifts for the holiday season.
Pittsburgh Today Live, KDKA CBS News Pittsburgh: November 29, 2023

What to do in Pittsburgh this weekend: Dec. 1-3
90.5 WESA, Pittsburgh’s NPR News Station: November 29, 2023

Find Special Gifts at Pittsburgh’s Handmade Arcade Holiday Market
Pittsburgh Magazine: November 29, 2023

10 Fun Christmas Markets in Pittsburgh to Check Out
Discover the Burgh: November 28, 2023

Deck Your Halls & Walls at the Handmade Arcade Holiday Market
Check out these LGBTQ+ artists and makers!
QBurgh: November 27, 2023

Pittsburgh’s holiday markets offer a joyful alternative to “add-to-cart”
Pittsburgh City Paper: November 22, 2023

Surprises Await at Handmade Arcade’s largest ever Holiday Market!
Free Family Fun on Saturday, December 2, at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center
Macaroni Kid: November 17, 2023

VisitPittsburgh Blog

Handmade Arcade Announces Largest Holiday Market to Date
Macaroni Kid: November 10, 2023

North Hills Monthly Magazine
November Issue

Holiday Glass Pop-Up Sale at Handmade Arcade
Pittsburgh Glass Center

Finish Your Holiday Shopping Early By Supporting Local Makers, Artisans
Pittsburgh Magazine: October 23, 2023

2023 Spring Market

11 things to do with Pittsburgh kids this weekend, including lots of great children’s theater and free events
Kidsburgh / April 25, 2023

13 Fun Things to do in Pittsburgh this weekend, April 27-30
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette / April 26, 2023

Pittsburgh’s top events: April 27-May 3
City Paper / April 26, 2023

16 things to do this week in Pittsburgh, from Bark & Brunch to Art All Night
NEXT Pittsburgh / April 24, 2023

Find unique items at the Handmade Arcade Spring Market!
Made In Pittsburgh / April 2023

Handmade Arcade “Springs” Into Sustainable Market Featuring Emerging Makers
Pittsburgh Magazine / April 24, 2023

2022 Holiday Press

5 things to do in Pittsburgh this weekend: Dec. 2-4
TribLive / December 2, 2022

Support small businesses and find unique holiday gifts at Handmade Arcade Holiday Market
Pittsburgh Today Live / November 29, 2022

Pittsburgh’s Handmade Arcade Holiday Market gears up for 18th year
WPXI News / December 2, 2022

Make the most of your 2022 holiday season with these Pittsburgh events
Pittsburgh City Paper / November 23, 2022

21 things to do this week, from ‘A Christmas Story’ to ‘The Hip Hop Nutcracker’
Next Pittsburgh / November 28, 2022

Handmade Arcade Announces New Programming for 2022 Season:
18th Annual Holiday Market Returns to Pre-pandemic Peak December 2—3
Macaroni Kid / November 25, 2022

Hot List
Pittsburgh Magazine / December 2022 Print Edition

6 Holiday Markets Where You Can Get Your Shopping On
From Downtown’s Handmade Arcade to Zelienople’s ice festival, find one-of-a-kind gifts at these area artists markets.
Pittsburgh Magazine / November 14, 2022 / by Jessica Sinichak

Handmade Arcade Announces Makers for 18th Annual Holiday Market
North Hills Monthly Magazine / November Edition

Locals to Know: Meet Seiko Sisco, chemist-turned-maker of adorable goods
The Incline / October 19, 2022 / By Colin Williams

Summer Markets 2022

Night Owl? Moonrise Maker Market Debuts This Weekend at Market Square
Pittsburgh Magazine / August 1, 2022

Spring Show 2022

Handmade Arcade Spring Market features upcycling, reuse and creative craft
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette / Patricia Sheridan / April 24, 2022

What to do this week in Pittsburgh, from JFilm to History Uncorked
Next Pittsburgh / Jennifer Baron /  April 24, 2022

Holiday Market 2021

5 things to do in Pittsburgh this weekend: Dec. 3-5
Trib Live / Joanne Klimovich Harrop /  December 3, 2021 

Handmade Arcade Holiday Market offers small shopping, live demos, art, and more
Pittsburgh City Paper / Tia Bailey / December 3. 2021

Handmade Arcade Returns To David L. Lawrence Convention Center
KDKA-TV News Staff

Pittsburgh Today Live: We’re chatting with Tricia Brancolini-Foley, the executive director of Handmade Arcade, about the Holiday Market coming up at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center.
KDKA / December 1, 2021

Holiday Bucket List: 30 festive activities and adventures to help you get into the holiday spirit.
In Community Magazine / Winter 2021

Down In Front: Holiday Edition!
Mt. Lebanon Magazine / Stephanie Hacke / November 29, 2021

At Handmade Arcade this weekend, check out maker demonstrations and gifts by local crafters — including teens!
Kidsburgh /

12 December events not to miss in Pittsburgh Next
NEXTpittsburgh / Jennifer Baron / November 29, 2021

Pittsburgh’s Handmade Arcade returns with pandemic precautions
90.5 WESA / Bill O’Driscoll / November 26, 2021

Pittsburgh’s biggest holiday mart, Handmade Arcade, returns
Beaver County Times / Scott Tady / November 26, 2021

Tis the Season to Get Festive with These Local Holiday Markets
Pittsburgh Magazine / Haley Daugherty / November 10, 2021

Show and Sell 2021

Moraine State Park Regatta Begins; Moe’s Thank You Tour at Cobblehaus Brewing; Show and Sell Event

Entertainment Central / Rick Handler / August 5, 2021

5 things to do in Pittsburgh this weekend: Aug. 6-8
TribLive / Joanne Klimovich Harrop / August 6, 2021

Handmade Arcade Returns to In-Person Events with Show and Sell Market
Pittsburgh Magazine / Haley Daugherty / August 2, 2021

Spring 2021

Handmade Arcade spring online marketplace to feature a hyperlocal focus
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette / Sara Bauknecht / April 29, 2021

Handmade Arcade Offers First Spring Marketplace For Local Makers Only
90.5 WESA / Bill O’Driscoll / April 26, 2021

Handmade Arcade hosting virtual spring event, other happenings in 2021
TribLive / Joanne Klimovich Harrop / April 14, 2021

Handmade Arcade announces virtual Spring Marketplace, other events
The Almanac / Harry Funk / April 12, 2021

Here’s How to Support Local Makers — By Shopping Online
Pittsburgh Magazine / Julianna Poljak / March 8, 2021

Handmade Arcade Virtual Marketplace: Spring Edition
Pittsburgh City Paper

Craft Industry Alliance Podcast Episode #188: Tricia Brancolini-Foley of Handmade Arcade
Host Abby Glassenberg / Mar 1, 2021

2023 Press Releases:

September 21: Handmade Arcade Announces Leadership Transition

March 28: Handmade Arcade Announces Featured Makers, Event Details for 4th Annual Spring Market: April 29th market features food trucks, artist demonstrations, and more
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January 17: Handmade Arcade Unveils Plans for 2023 and Beyond: Feb 1 Town Hall Invites Community Feedback
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2022 Press Releases:

RELEASE: Handmade Arcade Announces New Virtual Catalog, Youth Makers, & Interactive Programming (Nov. 16)
18th Annual Holiday Market Returns to Pre-pandemic Peak

RELEASE: Handmade Arcade Announces Makers for 18th Annual Holiday Market (Oct. 13)
December 3 Market Hosts 250 Makers and Return of Hands-on Crafts

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RELEASE: Open Call for Artists – Largest Holiday Market in the Region (June 2)
Applications for 2022 Holiday Market open June 15–August 21, 2022

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March 24, 2022:
30 regional makers chosen for April 30th Spring Market
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January 19, 2022:
Handmade Arcade Doubles Down on Pittsburgh’s Creative Economy in 2022
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2021 Press Releases:

November 9, 2021: 
Announcing Artist-Led Demonstrations and New Details for the Handmade Arcade Holiday Market

October 14, 2021:
Handmade Arcade Announces New Details for In-Person Holiday Market on December 4

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June 22, 2021:
Handmade Arcade Brings Back Live Events with In-person Summer Pop-up and Hybrid Winter Marketplace
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Handmade Arcade Announces Innovative 2021 Season, Launching with its Virtual Marketplace Spring Edition
Media Images: HA Spring Virtual Marketplace Dropbox

Handmade Arcade to host its first-ever hyperlocal marketplace for makers living and/or working in Allegheny County.