Strawberryluna

T-Shirt Art Show with Lightning Bug Gift Co!

(Above: strawberryluna’s Forget Me Not Flower Birds tee for the Tshirt Art Show by Lightning Bug Gift Co.)

The T-Shirt Art Show! We’re thrilled to be a part of this wonderful project by our good friends at Lightning Bug Gift Co that is helping artists help artists stay on their feet and survive financially during the coronavirus pandemic.

For us late late Spring – Winter is a time full of art festivals and craft shows. We do about 12-15 shows a year, all around the country and those kinds of shows + wholesale comprise the majority annual income. Not to mention our social lives! So many of our closest friends are folks we’ve met through our travels and at art fairs.

But, clearly due to the coronavirus pandemic that way of life has changed. Traveling to do shows and sell our artwork in person has been put on the backseat for the foreseeable future, likely well into 2021 heartbreakingly.

So when our friends Lightning Bug Gift Co hatched this virtual pop-up shop plan and invited us to be a part of it? Well, we couldn’t say yes fast enough!

Our Pennsylvania Dutch folkart inspired design, Forget Me Not Flower Birds will only be available *exclusively* through the The T-Shirt Art Show website and for a limited time only so don’t snooze, or you’ll lose! All shirts are available for pre-order from July 5th-19th. All shirts will ship by August 3rd. Click here to purchase our Forget Me Not Flower Birds Tshirt and to see all of the designs in this time-limited show click here.

(Above: Lightning Bug Gift Co’s Tshirt Art Show, all hand printed tees with designs by working artists, hand printed in Pennsylvania.)

Here’s how it works for all of the artists involved:

Many of our shows through September have been cancelled, and while we know this is for the best, we’ll really miss seeing all our art show friends this summer. We decided to put together a little t-shirt art show so we can check-in with our friends and help recoup some of all of our lost sales from canceled shows + you can get some new shirts with fun artwork!

$10 from each shirt sales goes directly to the artist and we use what’s left to cover garment, printing, and shipping costs. All shirts are available for pre-order from July 5th-19th. After the preorder closes we’ll need two weeks to print and ship all the orders, so all orders will ship by August 3rd. Support the arts and get come cool gear = win/win!

For our design, we reached back into Allison’s childhood in Southeastern PA and worked with traditional Pennsylvania Dutch symbolism via color, flowers, and birds with some strawberryluna style updates for a little hexology in every shirt. We chose Forget Met Nots for the flowers over the more traditional Tulip motif, as we are all a little lonely in quarantine and social distancing mode. Blue represents Protection, Calm, and Peace. The goldenrod orange-yellow color symbolizes Abundance, Love, Health, and Sunshine, while the Red connects to strong emotions of Love and Creativity. The 2 birds connected to the Forget Me Not stems are Distelfinks, small Goldfinches, symbolizing Double Good Luck & Happiness, and when facing away from each other like Doves of Peace, they also represent Trust.

Below are all of the Tshirts and designs on sale now through July 19th., 2020. The participating artists are (in the order shown):

Winter Market by Handmade Arcade in Market Square

Wrap up the year with the new Handmade Arcade Winter Market!
Winter Market Dates: Saturday 12/28 – Tuesday 12/31
Winter Market Hours: 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Pick up a New Year’s treat for yourself or a friend when Handmade Arcade takes over the Holiday Market chalets with extended dates and new artists.
Support local artists, crafters, and Pittsburgh makers at this new holiday shopping experience, only open for a limited time. Scroll down for the complete vendor listing, with new vendors being added.

Vendor Listing

Holiday Market Downtown in Market Square!

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.
(Closed Thanksgiving)

 

Come Christkindlmarkts With Us @ People’s Gas Holiday Market!

Downtown Pittsburgh for the Holidays

We’re getting extra hygge with it for the Holidays this year! Come Downtown and join in the festivities all season long with 3 local, handmade maker/artists (ourselves Allison & Craig here at strawberryluna, our friend Kim Fox of Worker Bird and Kirsten Lowe-Rebel of KLoRebel) as we pop-up our 1st ever Holiday Shop in beautiful Market Square through the Holidays!

We are 3 Pittsburgh artists, and a part of the new Monmade craft entrepreneurial trade group here in Pittsburgh, and are sharing an adorable Chalet for the duration of the People’s Gas Holiday Market. We’ll be nestled with many other vendors in Market Square in our Chalet Shop 7 days a week through 12/23/17 (yes, for 6 weeks yep!) offering our hand crafted goods, all made right here in Western, PA by our hands. It’s pretty special yinz.

Screen Shot 2017-11-23 at 11.56.24 AMMonmade is a trade group of regional craft businesses, maker enterprises, design/build shops, and entrepreneurial artists. Monmade Producers use traditional handwork processes and manufacturing technologies to transform raw and reclaimed materials into products that have utility, durability, and good design.

See our Chalet Shop below (photo by the talented Matt Dayak) and come find us in Market Square through 12/23!

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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 17th – 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.

Below is just a small sample of work by strawberryluna, Worker Bird and KLoRebel

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The Market features 35 vendors of unique gifts that can’t be found anywhere else in Pittsburgh. The Market will be open daily (except for Thanksgiving) through Saturday, December 23. To see the complete list of vendors, click here.

Pittsburgh Today Live stopped by and chatted with us, here’s a fun little piece on our Chalet here!

http://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/video/category/spoken-word-kdkatv/3770457-peoples-gas-holiday-market-opens-in-market-square/

This year, the Holiday Market will showcase some fantastic local talent with live performances. And of course, be sure to visit Santa in his Downtown Pittsburgh home, right in the heart of the Holiday Market. By making a donation to the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank (suggested $5), you will receive a complimentary photo with Santa!

With a twinkle of lights, a few flurries in the air, and a warm drink in your hands, who knows…the Holiday Market might become a bit magical, if you just believe.

Mark your calendars now! The Holiday Market will open on November 17th for Light Up Night, and will remain open until December 23rd. 

HOURS:
Monday – Thursday: 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Friday + Saturday: 11:00 a.m.. – 9:30 p.m.
Sunday: 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Closed Thanksgiving

 

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