Handmade Arcade believes craftspeople should be able to make a living from their hard work, their talent, and their craft. We are working hard every day of the year to make Handmade Arcade happen and to grow the ways we can uplift Pittsburgh makers. We believe Handmade Arcade is a public good. The maker community in Pittsburgh is special and strong — and you’re a part of it. If you believe in what we’re doing — and we think you do — we hope you’ll help by making a donation, becoming a volunteer, or sponsoring a market.


Handmade Arcade supports makers, designers, and craft-based artists and uplifts the region’s creative community and economy. With only one full-time staff supported by a small but dedicated team of volunteers and a board of directors, Handmade Arcade stretches every dollar and makes a lot happen with a little, including:

  • Annual Holiday & Spring Markets
  • Youth Maker Accelerator Program
  • Maker Educational Workshops
  • Partnering with like-minded nonprofits and individuals to support the region’s creative economy

Show your support by making a tax-deductible donation today.



Our volunteers help make Handmade Arcade events and programming a success! Handmade Arcade was founded and run for many years by volunteers. We understand your time is precious and appreciate your willingness to support us with your time and talents. Sign up for our volunteer list to learn about coming opportunities to get involved.


Interested in volunteering as a member of our Board of Directors or Advisory Committee?

Please email info@handmadearcade.org for more information.


Promote your business and support Pittsburgh’s thriving creative economy! Sponsoring Handmade Arcade Markets allows us to provide artists and makers the opportunities to sell products and build community, all while advertising your mission and business to thousands of our dedicated followers and shoppers.

To learn more about sponsoring an upcoming Handmade Arcade Market, please email us info@handmadearcade.org.