Sponsor

Sponsors receive valuable recognition and benefits, including a presence at high-profile events, robust social media reach, high-visibility brand and product exposure to loyal audiences, affiliation with Pittsburgh’s largest and most-anticipated annual craft and maker event and more.

Download a PDF of the Full Sponsorship Package.

Sponsor Levels: (Click the + for more info)

Sponsor Benefits:

  • Logo, name and website listed in event program
  • Small logo displayed on sponsor webpage and sponsor-appreciation sign
  • Social media posts with other Event Partners to Facebook, Twitter and Instagram
  • Promotional materials on take-away table
  • Four passes to December 6 Friday Night Preview Party (5:30 – 8 p.m.)
  • Two Early Birdie shopping passes (10 – 1 a.m.)

Interested in sponsoring Handmade Arcade at this level?
Email tricia@handmadearcade.org for details or use our online sponsor form to pay via credit card today!

Sponsor Benefits:

  • Name and website listed in event program
  • Name displayed on sponsor webpage and sponsor-appreciation sign
  • Social media posts with other Event Friends to Facebook, Twitter and Instagram
  • Promotional materials on take-away table
  • Two passes to December 6 Friday Night Preview Party (5:30 – 8 p.m.)
  • Two Early Birdie shopping passes (10 – 11 a.m.)

Interested in sponsoring Handmade Arcade at this level?
Email tricia@handmadearcade.org for details or use our online sponsor form to pay via credit card today!

Sponsor Benefits:

  • Name and website listed in event program and on sponsor webpage
  • Social media posts with other Event Fans to Facebook, Twitter and Instagram
  • Promotional materials on take-away table
  • Two passes to December 6 Friday Night Preview Party (5:30 – 8 p.m.) OR Two Early Birdie shopping passes (10 – 11 a.m.)

Interested in sponsoring Handmade Arcade at this level?
Email tricia@handmadearcade.org for details or use our online sponsor form to pay via credit card today!

Handmade Arcade will consider sponsorship trades. 

Email your trade proposal to tricia@handmadearcade.org.

SPONSORSHIP LEVEL NO LONGER AVAILABLE

Sponsor Benefits:

  • “NAME AND LOGO proudly presents Handmade Arcade’s Hands-on Handmade Activity Area” listed on all promotional materials including:
    • Two 33.5-by-85-inch customized signs
    • HOHA homepage slider image
    • HOHA webpage
    • HOHA blog posts
    • HOHA e-communications
    • Sponsor webpage
  • Full-page event program ad
  • Logo on posters, sponsor-appreciation sign and event maps
  • Promotional table at event to share information or sell products
  • Blog post highlighting sponsorship shared to social media
  • Social media posts to Facebook, Twitter and Instagram
  • Two targeted emails highlighting sponsorship
  • Sponsorship highlighted in press release and acknowledgment in press coverage
  • DJ thank-you announcements throughout event
  • Promotional materials on take-away table
  • Ten passes to December 6 Friday Night Preview Party (5:30 – 8 p.m.)
  • Four Early Birdie shopping passes (10 – 11 a.m.)

SPONSORSHIP LEVEL NO LONGER AVAILABLE

SPONSORSHIP LEVEL NO LONGER AVAILABLE

Sponsor Benefits:

  • “NAME AND LOGO proudly presents Handmade Arcade’s Early Birdie Shopping Hour Preview” listed on all Early Birdie promotions including:
    • One 33.5-by-85-inch customized sign
    • Early Birdie webpage and tickets sales page
    • Early Birdie blog posts
    • Early Birdie shopping hour e-communications
    • Sponsor webpage
  • Full-page event program ad
  • Logo on posters and sponsor-appreciation sign
  • Promotional table at event to share information or sell products
  • Blog post highlighting sponsorship shared to social media
  • Social media posts to Facebook, Twitter and Instagram
  • One targeted email highlighting sponsorship
  • Sponsorship highlighted in press release and acknowledgment in press coverage
  • DJ thank-you announcements throughout event
  • Promotional materials included on take-away table
  • Ten passes to December 6 Friday Night Preview Party (5:30 – 8 p.m.)
  • Four Early Birdie shopping passes (10 – 11 a.m.)

SPONSORSHIP LEVEL NO LONGER AVAILABLE

SPONSORSHIP LEVEL NO LONGER AVAILABLE
Sponsor Benefits:

  • “NAME AND LOGO proudly presents Handmade Arcade’s Craft Corridor” listed on promotional materials including:
    • One 33.5-by-85-inch customized sign
    • Craft Corridor webpage
    • Craft Corridor e-communications
    • Sponsor webpage
  • Half-page event program ad
  • Logo displayed on posters, blog posts and sponsor-appreciation sign
  • Promotional table at event to share information or sell products
  • Social media posts to Facebook, Twitter and Instagram
  • DJ thank-you announcements throughout event
  • Promotional materials on take-away table
  • Eight passes to December 6 Friday Night Preview Party (5:30 – 8 p.m.)
  • Two Early Birdie shopping passes (10 – 11 a.m.)

SPONSORSHIP LEVEL NO LONGER AVAILABLE

SPONSORSHIP LEVEL NO LONGER AVAILABLE

Sponsor Benefits:

  • “NAME AND LOGO proudly presents Handmade Arcade’s Youth Maker Alley” listed on promotional materials including:
    • One 33.5-by-85-inch customized sign
    • Youth Maker Alley webpage
    • Youth Maker Alley e-communications
    • Sponsor webpage
  • Half-page event program ad
  • Logo displayed on posters, blog posts and sponsor-appreciation sign
  • Promotional table at event to share information or sell products
  • Social media posts to Facebook, Twitter and Instagram
  • DJ thank-you announcements throughout event
  • Promotional materials on take-away table
  • Eight passes to December 6 Friday Night Preview Party (5:30 – 8 p.m.)
  • Two Early Birdie shopping passes (10 – 11 a.m.)

SPONSORSHIP LEVEL NO LONGER AVAILABLE

SPONSORSHIP LEVEL NO LONGER AVAILABLE

Sponsor Benefits:

  • Quarter-page event program ad
  • Logo displayed on sponsor webpage and sponsor-appreciation sign
  • Company name displayed on posters
  • Promotional table at event to share information or sell products
  • Social media posts to Facebook, Twitter and Instagram
  • DJ thank-you announcements throughout event
  • Promotional materials on take-away table
  • Six passes to December 6 Friday Night Preview Party (5:30 – 8 p.m.)
  • Two Early Birdie shopping passes (10 – 11 a.m.)

SPONSORSHIP LEVEL NO LONGER AVAILABLE

Thank you, your sponsorship supports creativity and sustainability in our community!

Quick STATS from 2018

  • $450,000+ in vendor sales (estimate from 2018 vendor survey results)
  • 12,000+ attendees
  • 200+ artists, crafters, makers and designers
  • 83 first-time Handmade Arcade vendors
  • 20 FREE activities in the Hands-on Handmade Activity Area
  • 12 youth makers in the Youth Maker Alley
  • 19 emerging makers in the Craft Corridor
  • 4 middle and high school entrepreneur groups showcased in the Hands-on Handmade Activity Area and main marketplace
  • 1 sold-out hour of Early Birdie shopping (10 – 11 a.m.)
  • 1 venue centrally located in Downtown Pittsburgh
  • Debut of the Friday Night Preview Party (5:30 – 8 p.m.)
  • FREE admission from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Social Media STATS

  • Facebook: 10,800+ followers
  • Instagram: 6,800+ followers
  • Twitter: 5,200+ followers
  • Email List: 6,000+ followers

PRESS

Handmade Arcade receives significant press coverage via print, television, radio and digital media. Each year, more than one million people in the Pittsburgh region and beyond are made aware of this unique marketplace. For complete press coverage, visit our online Media Room.

Handmade Arcade is my best show all year. My profits at Handmade Arcade are 3x to 4x what they are on a typical day at other markets, and the exposure is phenomenal. People remember seeing me at Handmade Arcade, even years later. It’s really an “event” for customers.

There are so many GREAT things about Handmade Arcade! Sales are phenomenal. The holiday atmosphere of the event is fun for both vendors and shoppers. The organizers are brilliant at load-in and load-out, making it one of the easiest shows I do all year. The amount of advance promotion and excitement about the day is unmatched in Pittsburgh. Customers ask me throughout the year if I’ll be at Handmade Arcade. (I always say, ‘I sure hope so!’)

My participation at past Handmade Arcade shows has enabled me to pay my gallery rent several months ahead and buy new product for the next year. The profits I’ve made at Handmade Arcade have directly contributed to me being able to open my own brick-and-mortar gallery