Handmade Arcade thanks you – the shoppers, the makers, the sponsors, the volunteers, the artists, the crafters, the web team, the marketers, the designers, the teachers, and the dreamers.

We set out to accomplish the difficult task of recreating our in-person marketplace as an immersive virtual event in a short amount of time.

With creative thinking, ingenuity, and a willingness to dive into the unknown, again and again, we believe that we accomplished that goal.

From creative content from our makers to classes, demonstrations, meet-the-makers panels, Instagram lives, Facebook live events, studio tours – so many amazing things over the course of nine-days! Thank you to you everyone who made the virtual event happen.

Stay tuned for surveys, updates, replays of the virtual events on our blog, and brand NEW events in 2021.


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Welcome from Handmade Arcade’s Executive Director

Meet the Handmade Arcade Team

We’ll miss the energy of our in-person event and spending time with the people who make it possible each year.

Join us in celebrating the dedication and spirit of our planning committee and long-time volunteers.

Thank you for your hard work!

Support Handmade Arcade

We couldn’t continue our work to highlight the resilient maker community without your support. As a nonprofit, we do not earn anything from the sales of the makers’ wares, and we’re going to keep it that way. 

Even during this difficult year, we were able to open our virtual doors to you for free. We crafted a series of free online demonstrations and classes and are paying each of the makers who are participating. We launched an innovative online curriculum—which is evergreen and freely accessible—helping small business owners gain the skills they need to weather the pandemic.

Your support will further our mission to celebrate making, bring beautiful handmade goods to new customers, and support small businesses in our region. Even a $5 donation can help!