2012 Press

2012 Press Release: Download .pdf here.

2012 Press:


  • PITTSBURGH 360°WQED, January 10, 2013
    In this episode of Pittsburgh 360, we uncover some abandoned wells, get high-tech in the classroom, and find out how some witty artists have given new life to old material. (Handmade Arcade coverage begins at 18:56)
  • Handmade Arcade Craft Fair, Handmade Arcade Organizers Jennifer Baron and Jessica Manack on Pittsburgh Today Live, December 4. 2012
  • Listen to Creative Briefs, the podcast featuring Pittsburgh creatives & makers run by AIGA Pittsburgh featuring Handmade Arcade’s own Carolyn Kelly. November 21, 2012
  • Saturday Light Brigade, Handmade Arcade Sponsorship Coordinator Tricia Brancolini-Foley talks about Handmade Arcade with Larry, December 1, 2012
  • Cheers to the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership for featuring Handmade Arcade in their “get into it” weekly e-blast featuring Downtown Happenings! We are thrilled that the free Holly Trolley — which runs throughout Downtown — will be making a stop at the Convention Center!

Blog Posts / Email Newsletters:

In Print and Online:

Handmade Arcade Offers More Than Crafts
December 7, 2012, By Paul Ruggiero / The Sprout Fund

The Handmade Tale: 150 artisans sell their wares at annual shopping arcade, December 5, 2012, By Marylynne Pitz / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Handmade Arcade set for Dec. 8 with more vendors, expanded hands-on area, live music and more, December 5, 2012, Writer: Marty Levine / Pop City

City Paper Short List: December 5 – 11,December 5, 2012

Handmade Arcade inspires attendees and expands opportunities for crafters
Point Park News Service, 
November 13, 2012
Thanks to Point Park Globe reporter Ligaya Scaff, who talked with Handmade Arcade attendees, as well as vendors Allison Glancey (strawberryluna) Melissa Venneri McCabe (Whimsical Wonders), for her fabulous preview of our next event on December 8th!

Pittsburgh’s Upcycling Projects, October 26, 2012
Thanks to WHIRL Magazine for mentioning Handmade Arcade in this great article about upcycling in craft. Also featured are Handmade Arcade vendors Jen Primack (Upcycled Designs) and Lynne Kropinak (The Traveling Pittsburgh Craft-o-Tron) and Handmade Arcade organizer Rebecca Morris, owner of Wildcard!

 A Pocketful of Seeds Blooms in Pittsburgh
Congratulations to The Sprout Fund on their 100th round of Seed Awards! Read about Handmade Arcade & dozens of additional recipients here.

Mt. Lebanon Magazine
“ready, set, shop!”
November 2012 Issue
Volume 32/No. 9 

 Post Show Articles:
HERO Sans HealthcareHealthy Artists, December 19, 2012