Hooray! Hooray! It’s finally Handmade Arcade Time! Our favorite show of the year is the 14th annual incredible showcase of handmade artists, makers, and crafters not just from around the Western PA region but from around the country.
We will have many new goodies and classic favorites at our booth for all of your Holiday gift and Treat Yo’self needs!
There are 3 ways to experience Handmade Arcade, the regular show day:
- The Cutting Edge Fundraiser, tickets $30-$40
- Early Birdie Shopping Hour, tickets $20
- Handmade Arcade itself, FREE TO ATTEND!
Details on all 3 ways to do Handmade Arcade are below:
- GET A FIRST LOOK at the market the night before it opens to the public
- SHOP EARLY from more than 170 featured vendors (from a total of 239)
- MEET THE MAKERS from Pittsburgh and beyond
- MINGLE with Pittsburgh’s craft community
- ENJOY snacks and cider, craft activities and make-and-takes
- HELP SUPPORT Handmade Arcade, the region’s largest independent craft fair, and its community of innovative craft-based artists, designers and makers
Lots to do and make!
- Sip Crafted Apple, an exclusive collaborative release from Threadbare Cider and Handmade Arcade
- Assemble your own crafty goodie bag
- Create a glass mosaic with artist Debbie Jacknin
- Watch live demonstrations from Pittsburgh Glass Center
- Make block prints with WorkshopPGH
- Laser cut a custom wood or leather key fob with Protohaven
- Bid on fabulous silent auction items
- Music by DJ Jeff Bower
- Cash bar
- Light bites
Proceeds will support:
- Free admission to Handmade Arcade
- Free Hands-on Handmade Activity Area for all ages
- Youth Maker Scholarship Program for ages 16-18
- Craft Corridor for emerging artists
Want to beat the crowds and get a first look at all of the handmade wares?
Purchase an Early Birdie Shopping Hour ticket and enjoy the exclusive opportunity to shop one hour before the event opens to the public!
Saturday, December 8, 2018
10 – 11 a.m.
Tickets cost $20
Early Birdie ticket holders will receive a black cotton tote bag custom designed by Handmade Arcade vendor Kim Fox (Worker Bird) and filled with crafty coupons and surprises from this year’s event sponsors and vendors.
Children 12 and under are admitted free with a ticketed adult to the Early Birdie Shopping hour. A limited number of tickets available.
Hours & Location:
- The David L. Lawrence Convention Center is located at 1000 Fort Duquesne Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15222.
- The Cutting Edge: A Fundraiser for Handmade Arcade & Preview Party: is the night before Handmade Arcade on Friday December 7, 2018 from 5:30 – 8pm for $30-$40. Tickets are available for The Cutting Edge HERE.
- Early Birdie Shopping Hour: is a great way to experience Handmade Arcade minus the crowds and enjoy the exclusive opportunity to shop one hour before the event opens to the public, from 10-11am on Saturday December 8, 2018 for $20. Tickets are available for Early Birdie Shopping Hour HERE!
- Handmade Arcade proper is from 11am-7pm on Saturday December 8, 2018 – one day only! And Handmade Arcade is FREE TO ATTEND.
It’s the Holidays yinz!
We are going all in are thrilled to be a vendor the 7th Annual Peoples Gas Holiday Market again this year/ The Market will kick off on Friday, November 16th on Light Up Night and will run through December 23rd, 2018. We at strawberryluna are sharing an adorable & hygge af wooden Chalet (see below) with our friend Worker Bird right Downtown in Market Square. We have so many new handmade holiday gifts and wares that are perfect for gift giving for friends, family, and even just for you! Come out and get into the Holiday spirit!
Experience a one-of-a-kind shopping village as you stroll through an illuminated Market Square, weaving through wooden chalets brimming with high-quality gifts. Click here to see a list of vendors.
Inspired by the original German Christkindlmarkts (or “Christmas Market”), the Peoples Gas Holiday Market brings a cherished European tradition to Pittsburgh with an international flair, a touch of local charm, and a pinch of sugar, spice, and everything nice. From Friday, November 16th – Saturday, December 23rd, drop on by Market Square in the heart of downtown Pittsburgh to see for yourself! As you weave through the Alpine-style wooden chalets, brimming with high quality gifts, you’ll experience a one-of-a-kind holiday shopping experience.
Location & Hours:
Peoples Gas Holiday Market
2 Market Square
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
November 16 – December 23, 2018
Monday – Thursday: 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Friday: 11:00 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Sunday: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Hello lovely Nashville! We are heading back to see you this weekend for the wonderful Tennessee Craft Fair and we can’t wait! And in fun news, our good friend Go Carr Go will be traveling along and our booth neighbor too. See the Fair Map below!
Tennessee Craft Fair – Friday October 12th – Sunday October 14th, 2018 in Centennial Park in Nashville, TN. We’re thrilled to be back in the wonderful Tennessee Craft Fair that features national level fine hand craft and artisans gathered together. Join the Nashville tradition of celebrating and supporting American handmade craft at this premier event on the lawn in Centennial Park. Shop one-of-a-kind, finely crafted artwork directly from the juried, award-winning artists. A unique feature of Tennessee Craft Fairs requires artists to be on-site so while shopping, you’ll meet the artists (like us!), learn what inspires us and how we take raw materials like clay, paper, wood, metal and glass and transform them into fine craft.
In addition to the array of high quality craft, visitors enjoy fun hands-on activities in our Kids’ Tent, food from area vendors and demonstrations from artisans aimed to educate as they create pieces in front of your eyes. For more info CLICK HERE.
Where: Along the intersections of West End Ave and 26th Ave. S. & 27th Ave. N. in between Vanderbilt Campus and The Parthenon.
When: Full Festival: Friday Oct. 12th from 10am to 6pm / Saturday Oct. 13th from 10am – 6pm and Sunday Oct. 14th from 10am – 5pm.
Here is a Map of the 2018 Tennessee Craft Fair for you too:
Fall Crafts At Lyndhurst – Friday September 14th – Sunday September 16th, 2018 in majestic Tarrytown, NY at the beautiful and historic Lyndhurst Estate grounds on the Hudson River. We’re heading north and we couldn’t be happier to be on our way to first time at Fall Crafts At Lyndhurst in the heart of the Hudson Valley. Come join us with over 300 top artisans and handmade makers from all around the United States. For more info CLICK HERE.
- Who: Over 260 handmade fine craft artisans from around the country!
- What: Artrider Fall Crafts At Lyndhurst
- When: Friday September 14th – Sunday September 16th. Hours: Friday 10 – 5pm / Saturday 10 – 6pm / Sunday 10 – 5pm
- Where: The Lyndhurst Mansion Estate, located at 635 South Broadway Tarrytown, NY 10591. Free Parking!
- Why: Because handmade is best.
Hello Pittsburgh friends! It’s time for the 49th Annual A Fair In The Park! And it’s so nice for us to do a show here at home. So come on out and see us + 105 other amazing handcraft artists from around the region. We will be Booth #71, in the lower section.
A Fair In The Park – Friday September 7th – Sunday September 9th, 2018 at Mellon Park, in Pittsburgh PA. Presented by the Craftsmen’s Guild of Pittsburgh, entirely artist run A Fair in the Park is held in the lush surroundings of Pittsburgh’s Mellon Park. An estimated 20,000 dedicated visitors enjoy the opportunity to interact with over 100 regional and national artists working in a variety of mediums including clay, fiber, wood, jewelry, glass, metal, mixed media, and two-dimensional art. For more info CLICK HERE.
- What A Fair In The Park, is held in the lush surroundings of Pittsburgh’s Mellon Park. An estimated 20,000 dedicated visitors enjoy the opportunity to interact with over 100 regional and national artists working in a variety of mediums including clay, fiber, wood, jewelry, glass, metal, mixed media, and two-dimensional art. A Fair In The Park is FREE to attend and very family friendly!
- Where: is held in the lush surroundings of Pittsburgh’s Mellon Park located at 6300 Fifth Ave. Pittsburgh PA 15232 in Shadyside / Point Breeze.
- When: September 7-9, 2018. The show hours are FRI: 1pm-7pm, SAT: 10am-7pm, and SUN: 10am-5pm.
- Why: Because local & handmade are best!
Hello Lakewood, OH! We can’t wait to meet you at our first appearance at the Lakewood Arts Festival on Saturday, August 4, 2018 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m in Lakewood, OH. And yep, this is just a 1-day show so don’t miss out.
For forty years, the Lakewood Arts Festival has brought local and national artists to the streets of Lakewood, Ohio the first Saturday in August. With over 10,000 attendees, this one day show with arts and entertainment all day long this show features over 165 artists. Click here for a list of participating artists.
We will be in Booth #83 at Detroit & Gladys Avenues, (see Map below – so we’re easy to find!) and will have lots of our hand pulled silkscreen Art Prints, our popular screenprinted Alphabet Prints, our silkscreen printed Rock Posters, all of our current Greeting Cards and lots of new goodies along with us so come on out and enjoy the day celebrating handcraft and art by working artists and craftspeople.
- Who: Over 165 Artists and Craftspeople from around the region.
- What: The Lakewood Arts Fest
- When: Saturday, August 4, 2018 (ONLY!)
- Where: Lakewood, OH – Detroit Ave. & Warren Rd., Lakewood, OH 44107
- Why: Because handmade in the US is best.
Dear Pittsburgh, it’s Arts Fest Time! Come join us at Three Rivers Arts Festival where we will be showing and vending along with hundreds other nationally recognized artists and craftspeople for the amazing Artists Market. Find us at Booth #76 on Gateway Plaza – but note that we’ll ONLY be in the Artists Market from Friday June 1st – Tuesday night June 5th (and then a whole new set of artists will be in the Market for the next week) each day from 12 noon – 8pm.
For the full music line up, click here. Here’s a map of the Gateway Center Artists Market, and the full map is just a bit farther down for you.
Three Rivers Arts Fest – This year the Festival runs from Friday June 1 – Sunday 10, 2018 in Pittsburgh, PA. Yay! We love Three Rivers Arts Fest! *BUT PLEASE NOTE* we will ONLY be in the first 5-day session on Gateway Plaza at Booth #76 from Friday June 1st to Tuesday June 5th – ONLY.
The Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival, a production of the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, is a celebration of the arts in downtown Pittsburgh unlike any other in the nation. For more info CLICK HERE.
Full 3 Rivers Arts Fest Market Map Below, with just Gateway Center (where our booth is!) below that.
DATES: June 1 – 10, 2018
ARTIST MARKET HOURS: 12-8pm each day.
LOCATION: Downtown Pittsburgh, PA in and around Gateway Center & Point State Park.
ARTIST EXHIBITORS: There will be literally hundreds of fine art and contemporary craft artists from around the country representing the highest quality work including painting, photography, mixed media, garden sculpture, ceramics, glass, wood, furniture, metal, jewelry, wearables and so much more. The Artists Market has multiple sections and changes many times throughout the Festival so do check out the Artists List here with dates and Booth locations.
Hello Louisville, KY! We’re hitting the road once more for the St. James Court Art Show – Friday October 6 – Sunday October 8, 2017 in the historic Old Louisville neighborhood. We are thrilled to be returning to the Third Street Section, Booth (3S) 870 between Magnolia Ave. & Burnett Ave near the Samuel Culbertson Mansion. This autumn tradition draws 200,000 visitors who come to purchase unique handcrafted items directly from the hands that created them. The Show features a juried selection of over 700 of the county’s top artisans, makers, crafters and artists show at this amazing fair. It’s a doozy ya’ll!
Always held the first full weekend of October, the St. James Court Art Show has been running continuously for 60 years. For over 60 years, the first full weekend in October has meant that it’s St. James Court Art Show time. What originally began as a way to pay the bills has become an autumn tradition that draws hundreds of thousands of visitors to see (and purchase) original art from talented artists.
For more info CLICK HERE.
What: St. James Court Art Show
Where: Old Louisville, for GPS purposes use this address: 1402 St James Court, Louisville, KY 40208. Find the Art Show on Google maps here.
When: Friday October 6, 2017 – Sunday October 8, 2017. Friday & Saturday 10am – 6pm, Sunday 10am – 5pm.
And here is a Map of the entire gigantic show spanning a few dozen blocks:
Hello Tennessee Craft Fair! Tennessee Craft hosted the state’s first craft fair in 1972. This Nashville tradition continues this fall when over 200 juried and award-winning artists from across the nation come together to showcase their work. Come celebrate and shop American handmade fine craft!
Tennessee Craft Fair – Friday September 22 – Sunday 24, 2017. We’re awfully excited to head to to Nashville (one of our favorite cities!) for the historic Tennessee Craft Fair. It’s our 1st time at this beloved Tennessee outdoor show. Join us on the lawn of Nashville’s Centennial Park for the 39th Annual Fall Tennessee Craft Fair! Shop directly from over 200 juried national fine craft artists, see live demonstrations & have fun in the Kids’ Tent. Join the Nashville tradition of celebrating and supporting American handmade craft at this premier event on the lawn in Centennial Park. Shop one-of-a-kind, finely crafted artwork directly from the juried, award-winning artists. While shopping, you’ll meet the artists, learn what inspires them and how they take raw materials like clay, wood, metal and glass and transform them into fine craft. For more info CLICK HERE.
Dates / Times:
Friday, September 22, 2017 • 10am – 6pm
Saturday, September 23, 2017 • 10am – 6pm
Sunday, September 24, 2017 • 10am – 5pm
2500 West End Avenue
Nashville, Tennessee 37203
We are in Booth A01, and we’ll have lots of our hand silkscreen printed Art Prints, Greeting Cards, Alphabet Prints, Rock Posters and more along for the trip too (some examples below as well as a map of the Fair), so do drop by and say hello!
Above, our new “Howdy Love” silkscreen print and below, our Mini Cardinal Seasons Print Set.
And below is a map of the Fair and Exhibitors List here too:
Hello Lexington, KY! We can’t wait to meet you. Come out for a beautiful weekend of soft summer air and incredible handcrafted American art. Get a preview of the work that will be on hand and the artists by clicking here.
Woodland Art Fair will be held on August 19th and 20th, 2017, inside the Woodland Park grounds (601 East High Street, Lexington, KY 40502). Shop over 200 artists, enjoy live music, Kentucky food, beer gardens, and create your own family art-all with free admission. Woodland Art Fair has received several national, regional & local honors including being voted a Top 200 Fine Art & Design Show in the nation in 2007-2016 by Sunshine Artist Magazine, a Top 20 Event by The Southeast Tourism Society & a Top 10 Festival by The Kentucky Travel Industry Association.
Woodland Art Fair is FREE to attend and will be held rain or shine, so let’s hope for shine!
WHAT: Shop 200 artists, enjoy live music and food, and create your own family art- all with free admission.
WHEN & WHERE: August 19-20, 2017, inside the Woodland Park grounds (601 East High Street, Lexington, KY 40502). HOURS: 10am-6pm Saturday, 10am-5pm Sunday.
We’re heading north and we couldn’t be happier to be on our way to the lovely Rhinebeck Crafts Festival in the heart of the Hudson Valley. Come join us with over 200 artisans and handmade makers from all around the United States in the Dutchess County Fairgrounds in Rhinebeck, NY.
It’s our first time at this storied show and we’re very much looking forward to getting some time to explore Rhinebeck & the Hudson Valley a little wee bit too! We’ll have lots of our hand silkscreen printed Art Prints, Greeting Cards, Alphabet Prints, Rock Posters and more along for the trip too (some examples below), so do come say hello!
View the full Exhibitor list here, and find you favorite artists ahead of time. Or, just wander through the beautiful Fairgrounds. Even better, click here to receive a Discount Admission Coupon to use too! Admission is good for both days, unlimited in and out visits!
Fun for the whole family with great activities including interactive puppet theater with Middle Earth Studios, kids accessories and toys, face painting, stilt walkers, balloon animals, hands-on demos, tasty treats and much more!
Exciting demonstrations of everything from blacksmithing and wheel-thrown pottery to canoe building and leatherworking.
Tantalizing gourmet foods foods and beverages such as truffle-infused condiments, Hudson Valley wines and bourbon, horseradish, ginger elixers and many more!
Yay! It’s here! It’s here! It’s Handmade Arcade Time! Come join us + over 150 other amazing Handmade Makers from around the country this Saturday, December 3, 2015 (one day only!) for the best of the best in every way. Handmade Arcade is FREE to attend and very family friendly with lots of maker-activies for everyone.
Handmade Arcade is highly anticipated event that attracts more than 9,000 attendees in one day. HA provides craftspeople and artists working outside mainstream and fine arts sectors with a grassroots, high-visibility venue to sell wares, build community, network and share their artistic practice. Handmade Arcade, founded in 2004, is Pittsburgh’s first and largest independent craft fair. Now in its twelfth year, HA brings young, innovative crafters and progressive do-it-yourself designers to the David L. Lawrence Convention Center on December 5, 2015 to sell, their handmade, locally produced, and offbeat wares at a bustling marketplace.
Come join in one of the best, biggest, and brightest Holiday Shopping and Maker events in the US this Saturday and share good times with friends & family while finding incredible, Made In The US handcrafted goods.
Here is a list of the 2016 Vendors and for more info about Handmade Arcade visit their About Page here.
And as always Early Birdie Shopping Passes are available for stress-free first looks before the crowds roll in.
With past Handmade Arcade Photos and Videos here. It’s a super fun time, and we can’t wait to see you all this year!
Who: Over 150 Maker Artists and Handmade Crafters from around the USA.
What: Handmade Arcade, founded in 2004, is Pittsburgh’s first and largest independent craft fair.
When: Saturday December 3, 2015 from 11am – 7pm – ONE DAY ONLY!
Where: David L. Lawrence Convention Center, Downtown Pittsburgh – 1000 Fort Duquesne Blvd. Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Why: Because Handmade is best yinz!
Hello! A quick and heartfelt word from us on this Black Friday / Small Business Saturday / Cyber Monday holiday gift buying weekend. We are just a two-person studio and every single purchase is incredibly meaningful to us. Each & every single one. We’ve met many thousands of lovely people in person at shows and those encounters are warm and wonderful. (We love to nerd out about art!) But it’s not always as simple to have that same connection with an online transaction. We know, we get it. So we just wanted to take a moment to say how much it means to us that with every purchase, someone is living with our work in their homes, offices, or even school rooms.
As a big thanks, we love to do some Holiday Sales & Deals, so here you go friends! Feel free to use any of these coupon codes on our Bigcartel Shop here or in our Etsy Shop here.
Well hello hello Louisville! We are awfully excited to get to know you this weekend at the historic, 60th Annual St. James Court Art Show! This is our 1st participation in this amazing show, so come find us and say hello at Booth 909, South 3rd Street Section (3S). We’ll have our Art Prints, Rock Posters, Lunch Bags, Alphabet Nursery Prints and one-of-a-kind Test Prints along.
The St. James Court Art Show is a juried fine arts and fine crafts show that hosts an impressive 750 artists from North America. Held in the heart of historic Old Louisville among the country’s largest collection of Victorian homes, the St. James Court Art Show® has for over five decades provided our neighborhood, city and state with a rich cultural and artistic legacy.
A huge event for the Louisville area, St. James Court Art Show is FREE and open to the public. There is parking in the area (check here for more info), and there are 2 Shuttle Services to choose from. Parking Shuttle Service directions 2016.
- What: St. James Court Art Show, now in its 60th consecutive year with over 750 participating artists from around the country.
- Where: Old Historic Louisville, KY – For GPS location use this address: 1402 St James Court, Louisville, KY 40208. For more info click here.
- When: September 29th – October 2nd 2016. Hours: Friday 10am – 6pm / Saturday 10am – 6pm / Sunday 10am – 5pm
Below is a Map of the show for you, so come on out!
Hello Pittsburgh! Join us this weekend for the first of TWO awesome Holiday shows right here at home in the super fun I Made It! For The Holidays Market.
We will be at the nomadic and always changing I Made It! For The Holidays on the evening of 11/22 and during the day on 11/23 vending with over 80 other cool Makers of all things Handmade and awesome. This is a great opportunity to find special, handmade and hand crafted gifts for Hanukkah, Kwanza and Christmas, and everyone on your list. Both naughty AND nice.
Our booth is in the old Abercrombie & Fitch store space (can you get more Pittsburgh than that for direction?) directly across the from the Starbucks. Just look for the brightly colored prints and come say hello! As always we will have lots of our hand pulled silkscreen Art Prints, Rock Posters, Alphabet Prints, Lunch Bags and brand new, fresh off the presses 2014 Turtledoves Wall Calendar (both in Spearmint and Kraft colorways) and more!
The first 50 shoppers each day will receive a GOODIE BAG filled with awesome goodies from the vendors at show. YAY!!!
- Who: Over 80 of the region’s best Handmade Makers, Artists, & Crafters. Prints, jewelry, ceramics, apparel, home goods, bath & beauty, and so much more!
- What: I Made It! For The Holidays
- When: 2 days ONLY – Friday, November 22 (from 5pm – 10pm) and Saturday, November 23 (from 11am – 6pm)
- Where: at The Waterfront INSIDE two vacant retail spaces (next to The Gap and across from Starbucks ~ previously Hollister and Abercrombie & Fitch). Our storefronts are located directly across from each other via a walkway that passes in front of Starbucks which is located at 270 West Bridge Street, Homestead, PA 15120. Here is a google map.
Visit The Waterfront’s Website here.
See you at the I Made It! For The Holidays show Pittsburgh & Homestead!