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Come Out To Handmade Arcade With Us!

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:

  1. The Cutting Edge Fundraiser, tickets $30-$40
  2. Early Birdie Shopping Hour, tickets $20
  3. Handmade Arcade itself, FREE TO ATTEND!

Details on all 3 ways to do Handmade Arcade are below:

Don’t miss Handmade Arcade’s inaugural benefit event on Friday night! (Open to ages 18+.) Tickets are available for The Cutting Edge HERE.

  • 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.

Tenessee Craft Fair in Nashville Oct. 12th – 14th!

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.

THE DETAILS:

Who: Tennessee Craft Fair in Nashville, TN is Free & Open to All!

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:

An Occasion For The Arts in Williamsburg!

 

Hello Williamsburg! We will be showing for the first time at the historic An Occasion For The Arts on Saturday & Sunday October 6th & 7th in Williamsburg, VA. Yay! An Occasion For The Arts was founded in 1969 to provide Williamsburg with an arts extravaganza. Since then it has grown, year by year, to become the area’s premier art and music festival. An Occasion For The Arts draws outstanding artists from around the country on the first weekend in October each year. Lively performances are held both days on our two stages, and the popular food court provides a culinary taste of fall. For more info CLICK HERE.

We will be at Booth 62 in the Duke of Gloucester Section, with loads of our new Art Prints, and new Rock Posters plus Greeting Cards and Alphabet Prints too, long with 145  artists from around the United States. A list of participating artists can be found here and a full map and listing can be found here.

We hope to see you there Williamsburg!

THE DETAILS:

Who: An Occasion For The Arts Arts & Music Festival in Williamsburg, Virginia is Free & Open to All! With 145 Artists from 21 states + Israel & Canada.

Where: Along the intersections of Prince George, Boundary St. and Duke of Gloucester

When: Full Festival: Oct. 5th – 7th / Art Show is ONLY: Saturday Oct. 6th & Sunday Oct. 7th

 

Woodland Art Fair

Hello Lexington & Kentucky! We are heading your way this weekend for the Woodland Art Fair 2018  • Hours: Sat.8/18 – 10am-6pm and Sun. 8/19 – 10am-5pm RAIN ☔️ OR SHINE☀️ so come on out and get your art on!

Woodland Art Fair is held on the beautiful Woodland Park grounds (601 East High Street, Lexington, KY 40502). Over 200 artists, enjoy live music, Kentucky food, beer gardens, family art engagement activities all available with FREE admission.

Every August for more than 40 years, Woodland Park transforms into a venue filled with over 200 artists and craftspeople selling unique, handcrafted items. Items for sale include ceramics, wood, jewelry, painting, metal, fiber, mixed media and photography. In addition to hundreds of art vendors, the Woodland Art Fair features live entertainment, local food and beverage vendors, and free hands-on art activities for children and families. For more info CLICK HERE.

Below is a map for you (our booth is #142) and the details you need for this year’s Woodland Art Fair 2018:

  • When: Sat.8/18 – 10am-6pm and Sun. 8/19 – 10am-5pm RAIN ☔️ OR SHINE☀️
  • Where: 601 East High Street, Lexington, KY 40502

strawberryluna at Lakewood Art Festival – 8/4/18

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.

THE DETAILS

  • 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.

Come Join Us at American Artisan Festival in Nashville!

Hi Nashville! We’re excited to see you again! This coming Father’s Day Weekend the wonderful American Artisan Festival returns to historic Centennial Park  in Nashville, TN for a long weekend of Fine Craft & Fine Art this Friday June 15th – Sunday June 17th, 2018. We are thrilled to be returning to Music City and participating in the revival of the historic American Artisan Festival as this show of American fine hand craft showcases 150 artists from over 30 states and it truly a one of a kind show.

We will be in Booth #2, (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, and lots of new goodies along with us so come on out and enjoy the day celebrating handcraft and art by working American artisans.

  • What: American Artisan Festival, now in it’s 44th year.
  • Where: Historic Centennial Park, in Nashville, TN located at 2500 West End Ave., Nashville, TN 37203
  • When: Friday, June 15 – Sunday June 17, 2018, with hours as follows:
  • Hours: Friday – 12PM – 8PM  / Saturday – 10AM – 7PM / Sunday – 10AM – 5PM
  • Who: Over 150 juried Fine Craft & Fine Artisans from around the U.S.

A Father’s Day Tradition

The city continues to hold a special place in its heart for this great festival and the Father’s Day tradition that is all about enjoying fine art and family fun. Always free to the public, fair goers enjoy live music all day by some of Nashville’s most talented musicians, FREE children’s art activities including ceramics and craft making, and more than fifteen artisanal food and drink vendors including craft cocktails, beer and wine.

For the complete list of of the artists & booth numbers & musical performers click HERE and for overall info about American Artisan Festival for more info CLICK HERE.

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Hooray! Country Living Fair Ohio is this weekend!

CLFair_2017_headerWe are so happy to be heading back to the adorable and quaint Ohio Village in Columbus, OH this weekend for the unique and ultra fun Country Living Fair, Ohio – Friday September 15 – Sunday September 17, 2017.

If you’ve never been to the Country Living Fair you are missing out on a really special weekend. For reals. It’s a great big show and sale of antiques, vintage, handcrafted goods, art, furniture, home decor, handcrafted clothing and jewelry and so much more. Demos by handcraft artisans as well as nationally known designers. Some of the featured guests for 2017 include The Fabulous Beekman Boys Josh Kilmer-Purcell and Brent Ridge; Kim Leggett of City Farmhouse;  DIY Network designer Joanne Palmisano; Karri Perry from Blue Ribbon Kitchen,  Jana Platina Phipps of Trim Queen,  and many more.

Meet the editors of Country Living Magazine and their guests, attend seminars, workshops, and how-tos, see artisan demonstrations, shop the Harvest & Gourmet Market, and gather ideas and inspiration. For more info CLICK HERE.

We will be in the Market Field off Market Street, in a corner Booth  G388 (full Fair map below), with lots of new prints and goodies. Come by & say hello!

Discounted Fair admission tickets will be on sale at all Ohio JOANN Stores beginning July 7th until September 14th. JOANN exclusive- $30 Early Bird 3 Day Weekend Pass tickets!

Open 10 to 5 each day,  held rain or shine in tents and outdoors in the quaint historic village.

Live Music  will be performed by the Blue Water Ramblers and Jackson Pines.

What: Country Living Fair, Ohio

Where: Ohio Village in Columbus, OH, 800 E. 17th Ave., Columbus, OH 43211

When: Friday September 15th – Sunday September 17th, 2017. 10-5pm each day.

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Come out for Woodland Art Fair, Lexington Kentucky

waf17fb_origHello 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.

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Come See Us At Craftin’ Outlaws!

craftinoutlaws_main2016Come join in the fun this Saturday December 10th – We’ll be heading to the fellow Rust Belt gem Columbus this weekend for one day only, as vendors at the fun Craftin’ Outlaws Holiday Show for our 3rd participating year.

Craftin’ Outlaws is back this Saturday for our 11th annual CRAFT FAIR! 100 of the best HANDMADE vendors are ready to invade the Greater Columbus Convention Center on December from Noon – 5pm with FREE ADMISSION! Swag bags will go to the first 100 guests at the door or for your die hard DIYers we still have Early Bird shopping options, which comes with a handmade gift and early access from 11am-12pm

productsIn addition to handmade goods by American Makers  you can embrace the spirit of DIY at fun make and take stations. Grab a cocktail or enjoy a beer while you shop and get into the Holiday spirit. A cash bar will be available in the lobby from 11am-5pm. And get your dance on with vinyl being spun by our in house DJ from Wholly Craft.

We will be bringing our selections of Art Prints, Greeting Cards, Alphabet Prints, Rock Posters, Lunch Bags, and more. The full list of Craftin’ Outlaws Vendors is here. And here is a wonderful round up & preview of some of the vendors by our screenprinting buds Alison Rose!

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GIVE BACK with the Columbus Diaper Coalition who’s hosting another DIAPER DRIVE with us. Bring in a new box of diapers and win your way into handmade raffles. Diapers of all sizes are accepted but larger sizes are desperately needed!

The Details:

  • What: Craftin’ Outlaws Holiday Show
  • When: Saturday December 10, 2016 (only!) from 12pm – 5pm.
  • Where: The Greater Columbus Convention Center in Downtown Columbus, in the Grand Ballroom.
  • Why: Because Handmade, by American Makers is the best for the Holidays.

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Doors open at 11am – 5pm This show features FREE ADMISSION, so come on out and shop Handmade for the holidays! For more info, location and details click here.

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Hello Louisville & St. James Court Art Show!

Screen Shot 2016-05-10 at 12.42.31 PMWell 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.

Screen Shot 2016-05-10 at 12.42.17 PMThe Details:

  • 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!

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Come see us at Renegade Craft Fair in Chicago this weekend!

Hello Windy City, we can’t wait to see you again!

Join us and over 300 other best of the best, amazing Makers from around the country (and beyond) at the always superb Renegade Craft Fair – Chicago Edition this Saturday September 6th & Sunday September 7th in Wicker Park. Renegade Craft Fair is a bona fide not-to-be-missed show, hooray! It’s free to attend, with lots of family (and dog!) friendly fun too.

We will be vending from Booth #30 on Division between Damen & Wolcott, with loads of our hand printed hand pulled silkscreen Art Prints, hand screen printed Rock Posters, hand pulled Alphabet Prints, Lunch Bags, Test Prints and more. So do come and say hello!

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The Details:

What: Renegade Craft Fair in Chicago, one of the largest curated gatherings of indie craft makers in the US.

When: Saturday 9/6 and Sunday 9/7 from 11am – 6pm (both days).

Where: In the Wicker Park neighborhood Chicago, IL between Damen & Paulina Avenue.

Who: The best and the brightest of Handmade Makers in the US.

For more info about the hands-on workshops, food & beverage vendors (including wine & beer), and entertainment click here.

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Below is a handy map of the Fair (click to enlarge) for you, and click here for a Vendor Listing as well. We’ll be hanging out at Booth 30, see you there!

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New Poster Release: Feist Show Poster

Lovely, tough and feminine, Feist. And with the most beautifully textured voice around, the awesomely talented Feist. Featuring a Steeltown-tough Tartan plaid Tulip pattern in black & gold & green against a night-black background.

This is our all hand silkscreen printed, limited edition gig poster for the amazing Feist’s show in Pittsburgh on July 14th, at Stage AE, on Bastille Day.

  • Size 16 x22 inches (45.7 cm x 61 cm).
  • Edition: Limited edition of 120. Each print is hand signed and numbered by strawberryluna.
  • Inks: Hand printed in 3 colors with hand-mixed Steeltown gold, summer green and midnight black non-toxic water based silkscreen inks.
  • Paper: Archival, no-acid, recycled content, American made Cougar Opaque White, 100lb cover weight.
  • Fits beautifully into either a standard 16″ x 20″ frame by trimming the border, or into an 18″ x 24″ frame as is with a matte.

This 3-color all hand screen printed rock poster for Feist is now available for purchase in our webshop here and also in our Etsy Shop here $25.

  • Additional photo below shows how this print might looked framed. (Sold unframed & without a matte.)

New release! Bright Eyes silkscreen poster

New! Our 4-color, hand silkscreen printed poster for Bright Eyes, Click to purchase or for more info!

 

Brand spanking new and fresh off the press, it’s our new poster for Bright Eyes for his show at Stage AE in Pittsburgh,

The music of Connor Oberst and Bright Eyes is like a beacon of individuality, sweetness, anger, and passion, at least that’s the way I hear it. When I first began printing at the community studio Artists Image Resource (AIR) in Pittsburgh, Bright Eyes was on heavy rotation during Open Studio nights and his voice still reminds me of that awesome time toiling away in that funny early stage of learning printmaking where you learn to love mistakes as much as you do successes.

In homage to all things organic, wise and bright this fella is our all hand silkscreen printed poster for the singular sound of Bright Eyes with hand mixed midnight black, teal, acrylic screenprinting inks. Edition: 150, each of these limited edition posters are signed & numbered (by me, strawberryluna) Size: 16×22 inches (39.4 cm x 55.9 cm.) Paper: archival Cougar, White 100lb cover weight.

Now available at my website here or also in my Etsy shop here.

Dig screenprinting? Have no clue what the hand printing process is like? Below are some process shots that I took while silkcreening this poster in my Flickr account:

1st color ink in the screen for our hand printed poster for Bright Eyes. (Click for more info & photos.)

t 2nd color printed for our hand printed poster for Bright Eyes. (Click for more info & photos.)

3rd color ready to go for our hand printed poster for Bright Eyes. (Click for more info & photos.)

3rd color printed for our hand printed poster for Bright Eyes. (Click for more info & photos.)

All done! 4th color printed for our hand printed poster for Bright Eyes. (Click for more info & photos.)

 

New poster released: My Morning Jacket

3-color poster for My Morning Jacket. (Click for more info or to purchase from my website.)

We are thrilled to be working with the incredible My Morning Jacket once again.

And with that! I present our new poster for My Morning Jacket’s show in Pittsburgh on August, 27, 2010.

Waves of natural sound, light, and imagery, that’s the amazing sounds of My Morning Jacket. We love this band, and we’re thrilled to be working with them again on a poster for our hometown, Pittsburgh.

Screenprinted, limited edition poster, designed for the force of nature, My Morning Jacket with bright green, sky blue & black inks. Edition of 166, signed (by me, strawberryluna) and numbered. Size: 18 x24 inches (45.7 cm x 61 cm.) Paper: archival Cougar Cream 100lb cover weight.

For more information, or to purchase, click HERE.

New poster released: Beach House

4 color, all hand screenprinted poster for Beach House (click for more info or to purchase)

We love Beach House, so so much. Semi ethereal, almost otherworldly-ghostly quality that I (of course) really dig, You’d have to close your ears hard not to notice that their lyrics often involve the sea, salt water, and drifting oceanic themes, like a ghost-ship, the kind that are found abandoned at sea carrying on alone.

And therefore, you are looking at my all hand screenprinted poster for the incomparable Beach House. It’s my 4-color, all hand screenprinted poster with ocean-sky blue, deep sea blue, and timber brown hand mixed and non-toxic water based screenprinting inks. The dark ocean blue overprints the timber brown of the ship to make a 4th color, overprint magic!

These posters were sold at the show. Didn’t get one there? Lucky you, I have a few copies left for sale. This limited edition poster is signed (by me) and numbered. Edition of 98. Size: 16 x22 inches (39.4 cm x 55.9 cm.) Paper: archival Cougar, White 100lb cover weight.

Now available at my website here.

And, here are some process photos for you below, also more are on my Flickr account too.

1st color screen, ready to start printing. (click for more info)

1st color being registered. (click for more info)

1st color for Beach House poster, detail. (click for more info)

2nd color ink in the screen, ready to start printing. (click for more info)

Registering the 3rd & final color to be printed. (click for more info)

Overprinty goodness in the waves over the ship on my Beach House poster. (click for more info)