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St. James Court Art Show this weekend!

St_James_Art_Show_header_2017Hello 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.

The Details:

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:

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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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Hello Nashville! American Artisan Festival is this weekend!

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Hello Nashville! We can’t wait to see you and your lovely city again! We are thrilled to be participating in the revival of the historic American Artisan Festival in Nashville, TN this weekend, Friday – Saturday June 16 – 18. This show of American fine hand craft showcases 150 artists from over 35 states and it truly a one of a kind show. Come say hi and see us at Booth 86, near the corner of 27th & West End Ave.

American Artisan Festival has been a fixture in Nashville for over 40 years and is part of the fabric of the city and the annual arts calendar. The show has always been able to draw high-end customers by being the highest quality art show in the city. Presenting the highest quality contemporary craft and fine art, the 43rd Annual American Artisan Festival returns to the front lawn of Centennial Park.

DATES: June 16 – 18, 2017

HOURS: Friday 4PM – 8PM, Saturday 10AM – 7PM, Sunday 10 – 5PM

LOCATION: The Cockrill Springs section of Centennial Park. The show will fan out around the front lawn and scallop around the perimeter with the music stage, food, beer, and sweet treats set up under the magnolia trees in the center of the park.

ARTIST EXHIBITORS: There will be 150 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.

FOOD & BEVERAGE: We are developing our own special artisanal food partnership with local food purveyors which will will highlight the best in local cuisine, local beer and our own curated mix of wine and craft cocktails.

FREE KIDS ART ACTIVITIES: On the hill under the shade of the trees, we plan to have Parnassus’s Pegasus team hosting story and craft hours, The Clay Lady will be working with kids on ceramic creations, and Watkins College Community Arts Program creating crafts with kids of all ages. We will also have a few misting tents to make sure all the kids are cool and happy as well.

LIVE MUSIC ALL WEEKEND: We will be producing a three-day musical lineup that features the best in Nashville singer songwriters as well as Americana, Blues, Gospel and more.

PUBLIC ART INSTALLATION – GROW LOVE: We will be bringing a first-ever site-specific community based public art project to the great lawn in front of the Parthenon which is entitled GROW LOVE. As a physical bridge between the Parthenon and the Festival, it is intended to be a celebration of the rebuild of the festival and the park, as well as an homage to its founder Nancy Saturn. The work, created by Tracy Ginsberg and Theodore Lillie of Forest Alchemy, will be a 80 foot labyrinth designed in the shape of a Magnolia flower which visitors can physically walk through and leave a written message inside. The installation will show us a new way to experience the park, the Parthenon and the Festival. The installation is hosted in partnership with Metro Parks as well as through a THRIVE grant given to the artists by the Metro Arts Commission of Nashville.

American Artisan Festival has been a fixture in Nashville for over 40 years and is part of the fabric of the city and the annual arts calendar. The show has always been able to draw high-end customers by being the highest quality art show in the city.

The schedule of events each day can be found right here.

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Here is the Festival Map below, click on the image to see a larger version. We will be Booth 86 near the corner of 27th & West End Ave., see you there, rain or shine!

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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 Crafty Supermarket & Cincinnati!

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Here we go Holidays! Crafty, Maker, Handmade awesomeness times are upon us. Let’s all celebrate what’s good and positive together this season. In that spirit, we hope that you can join us on Saturday November 19th for the lovely Crafty Supermarket in Cincinnati, OH. And yep, this show is just ONE day only! And Crafty Supermarket is FREE to attend. Hooray!

Now in a new location for 2016 as the usual venue Music Hall is under renovation, Crafty Supermarket will be at the University of Cincinnati Rec Center, 2820 Bearcat Way, Cincinnati, OH 45219 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016. This show features handmade goods only — no commercial products. Crafty Supermarket is a fun, lively, family-friendly a FREE to attend holiday event with an anticipated 6,000 shoppers, a live DJ, hands-on craft activities, local food and free swag bags for the first 100 shoppers!

We will have our Alphabet Prints, Rock Posters, Art Prints, Cardinal Seasons Prints, Greeting Cards and more available. So come on out and enjoy the day with us!

The Details

  • When: Saturday November 19, 2016 from 11am – 6pm. One day only! FREE ADMISSION.
  • Where: University of Cincinnati Rec Center, 2820 Bearcat Way, Cincinnati, OH 45219
  • Who: 130 Makers, Artisand, and Crafters from all over the eastern U.S.
  • What: Handmade goods and gifts, plus delicious snacks, drinks, and a DJ, plus craft activities and swag bags for the first 100 shoppers.
  • Why: Because Handmade with love is best.

For more info CLICK HERE or check out Steam Whistle Press‘ awesome hand printed poster with details on the show.

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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.

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  • 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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Join Us At A Fair In The Park!

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Fresh September air, hundreds of artists and beautiful Mellon Park, come out and enjoy it all this weekend! Now in its 47th year the historic A Fair in the Park in Pittsburgh time is here! This show is artist-run and presented by the Craftsmens Guild of Pittsburgh.

We will have our Alphabet Prints, Rock Posters, Art Prints, Cardinal Seasons Prints, Lunchbags and more on hand, as well as new pieces in booth 86 in the lower field, under the trees. So come on out and enjoy the weekend with us!

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.

This annual contemporary fine art and fine craft festival is FREE to attend and family friendly. Once again there will be a wide variety of great local food optoins at this year’s Fair. A Fair in the Park is held rain or shine.

The Details:

  • Who: Over 100 regionally & nationally recognized artists and professional craftspeople will be showing and selling their works.
  • What: A Fair in the Park now in its 47th year, presented & organized by the Craftsmen’s Guild of Pittsburgh.
  • Where: Mellon Park, in Pittsburgh, PA’s East End at 6300 Fifth Ave. Pittsburgh PA 15232
  • When: DATES: Friday September 9 through Sunday September 11, 2016. HOURS:  Friday: 1pm – 7pm // Saturday: 10am – 7pm // Sunday: 10am – 5pm

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Hello Columbus Arts Fest!

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Hello Columbus, Ohio! We are so excited for our first time participating in the Columbus Arts Festival this weekend, Friday June 10 through Sunday June 12.

The 2016 Columbus Arts Festival will be held along Columbus’ beautiful downtown Riverfront, which will again be transformed into a stunning outdoor art gallery as the nation’s top artists display their work and attract art enthusiasts from all over the country. In addition to hosting more than 300 nationally acclaimed artists, the 2016 Festival will feature fantastic gourmet fare from some of the city’s finest restaurants, live concerts, dance and theatre performances, film screenings, hands-on art activities and more—there will truly be something for everyone! For more info CLICK HERE.

The Columbus Arts Festival is open to the public, family and pet friendly and FREE to attend!

  • Who: Over 350 nationally selected artists are juried into this show from over 1100 applications each year. There will be fine arts fine hand crafts well represented.
  • What: The Columbus Arts Festival silly!
  • When: Friday June 10, Saturday June 11 & Sunday June 12. Festival Hours are:  Friday 11:00 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.  / Saturday 11:00 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. / Sunday 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m
  • Where: The Festival will be located along the Scioto Mile, Columbus’ signature riverfront park – and in front of COSI, the Center of Science and Industry. The 2016 Columbus Arts Festival will be June 10, 11 & 12.
  • Why: Because Handmade and Artisan Craft is best!

Below is a map of the Columbus Arts Festival grounds and we will be at Booth 203M. See you there Columbus!

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Come On Out For 3 Rivers Arts Fest

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It’s time Pittsburgh! The Three Rivers Arts Festival is here!

Three Rivers Arts Fest is the biggest summer event every year in Pittsburgh, so we are honored to be participating once again in the amazing Artists Market. This year we are at Booth #61 from Friday June 3rd to Tuesday June 7th (only!) – right on Gateway Plaza and Penn Avenue Extension and we can’t wait for the adventures this show always brings.

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The Three Rivers Arts Festival is a 10 day celebration of Arts, Music, Performance and more that is always family friendly and totally FREE to attend. For the full schedule of events and musical performance line up as well as activities CLICK HERE

Founded in 1960 by the Women’s Committee of the Carnegie Museum of Art, Three Rivers Arts Festival has presented, during its vast and varied history, more than 10,000 visual and performing artists and entertained millions of residents and visitors. Such notable and memorable stage performances have included Ella Fitzgerald, Ray Charles, Phillip Glass, Steven Reich, Smokey Robinson as well as literary legends Allen Ginsberg and Spalding Gray. Contemporary dance artists Bill T. Jones and Arnie Zane, Lar Lubovitch, Pucci:Sport and many others have performed, and within recent past, concerts have featured Norah Jones, The Avett Brothers, Wilco, Sonic Youth, The Wailers and the Black Keys.

The Festival begins on the first Friday in June and takes place at the confluence of Pittsburgh’s famed three rivers in Point State Park, throughout picturesque Gateway Center, and in the city’s world-renowned Cultural District.

Click here for this year’s musical line-up!

And here is a handy map for you to find your way around the Artists Market and music stages too. See you there Pittsburgh!

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Come out for Craftin’ Outlaws Saturday 11/15 in Columbus!

Whoo hoo! We’ll be heading to the fellow Rust Belt gem Columbus this weekend for one day only, as vendors at the fun Craftin’ Outlaws Alternative Craft Fair for our 2nd participating year. Craftin’ Outlaws is Columbus Ohio’s best craft & arts show – and this is the Holiday edition!

We will be bringing our selections of Art Print, Greeting Cards, Rock Posters, Lunch Bags, Test Prints and more. The full list of Craftin’ Outlaws Vendors is here.

In addition to handmade goods by American Makers for sale you can embrace the spirit of DIY by participating in a few make and take stations. Participate in Raffles – All proceeds from games and raffles will go to benefit a local non-profit organization. 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.

The Details:

  • What: Craftin’ Outlaws Alternative Craft Fair
  • When: Saturday November 15, 2014 (only!) from 11am – 5pm.
  • Where: The Greater Columbus Convention Center in Downtown Columbus, in Ballrooms 1 & 2 & 3.
  • 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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Yep. We’re Crafty Bastards, come see us in DC!

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That’s right! The time is almost here DC area folks, and we can’t wait to see you all again. Hooray!

Crafty Bastards will be held outdoors on Saturday September 27th + Sunday September 28th from 10am to 5pm (both days) at Union Market and features over 140 artists and crafters from around the country.

Now in its 11th amazing year, the incredible Crafty Bastards Arts & Crafts Fair is a highly juried show of some of the very best in Handmade Makers from independent artists, presented by the Washington City Paper, and we are so honored to be a part of this fabulous show once again. Admission is $5 each day, and yes! Tickets are available in advance online here.

We will be vending both days of the Fair, with lots of new work and old favorites in tow from 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, we can’t wait to see you DC!

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The Details:

Who: Over 140 hand-picked Makers, Artists and Crafters from around the USA.

What: Crafty Bastards is an exhibition + sale of handmade goods from the best  independent artists around.

When: Saturday 9/27 & Sunday 9/28 from 10am to 5pm, both days.

Where: Outside at the Union Market located at 1309 5th Street NE in Washington, D.C. Accessible via the NoMa-Gallaudet University/New York Ave. station on Metro’s Red line.

Why: Because Handmade in America is the best!

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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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Come see us at 3 Rivers Arts Fest this week!

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We are super excited to be returning to one of our hometown’s best events, Three Rivers Arts Fest in the Artists Market. Come see the nation’s best artists, live FREE music, tons of cultural events and lots and lots of free, fun family-friendly activities. Heck, we even see lots of dogs there every year too, hooray!

Our session starts on Wednesday June 11 and runs through Sunday June 15, 2014. So come see us at Booth #79 on Gateway Plaza every day from 12 noon – 8pm.

And, we’re thrilled to announce that we did the Festival Identity this year too, so if you like what you see, let us know! Plus we designed a special, limited edition hand screen printed poster available exclusively from the Three Rivers Arts Fest Merch Booth too this year.

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We will have all of our hand silkscreen printed Art Prints, Rock Posters, Alphabet Prints and more, including one-of-a-kind Test Prints and recycled cotton Lunch Bags too. Below is a map of the Gateway Center Section with a handy map to our booth. Click below to see the full Artists Markets Map. Yep!

Hope to see yinz there!

What: Three Rivers Arts Fest, silly!

Where: Downtown Pittsburgh at Gateway Center + Point State Park

When: June 6-15, 2014 12pm – 8pm daily!

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I Made It! For The Holidays Show this weekend!

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!

 

 

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Pittsburgh is BOOMING these days with smart, creative and cool people. When I first moved here on a whim many years ago, Pittsburgh was a perfectly nice city across the state from my home in Philadelphia. It seemed like an easy move to test the waters of living somewhere else.

Now? Pittsburgh is wicked awesome. And one of the new avenues of documenting and sharing the many ways in which this city has organically become a vibrant hub of creativity, design and culture is 412Creative. Utilizing multi-disciplinary talents of their own to showcase the same going on and growing around the city, 412Creative describes themselves as:

“Devoted to showcasing smart and effective design and advertising.  The website was motivated by a nagging question, one that pops up frequently when looking through magazines, surfing the Web or watching the news: “Who did that?”

To that end, we’re incredibly honored to have shared a recent Saturday with 412Creative’s Elvira Eichleay and Joey Kennedy so that they could put together this wonderful piece on our studio, our process and our creative lives in Pittsburgh.

To read the full interview profile and see many more lovely photographs by Joey Kennedy, just click here and visit 412Creative! We can’t wait to hang out again soon!